Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. IAP Design Seminar

A sideview of a man's head, chiseled from stone.

After more than two decades of planning, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was opened to the public on August 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Image courtesy of Ade Russell on Flickr. Available CC BY-NC-SA.)


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January IAP 2013



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This seminar facilitates the design and construction of installations and other community projects in conjunction with and beyond MIT's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the first half of the class, MIT and Wellesley students develop in-depth understanding of the history of US racial issues as well as past and present domestic and international political struggles. In the second half, the students work as a group to complete the installations and projects which serve as models for connecting academics with real life problems and struggle.

This seminar is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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Tobie Weiner. 17.922 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. IAP Design Seminar. January IAP 2013. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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