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On Tuesday May 3rd (ACT Cube), Saturday May 7th (The Herter Garden) and Wednesday May 11th (ACT Cube)  we are holding Soma Salons that suggest the idea of a movement, the bodily, as being the starting point for a discussion. Informed by eight Morning Conversations that were made into pod-casts during Fall 2020, these Soma Salons are culmination of the artistic research residency Dr.Akinleye conducted at MIT.

We are excited to invite you to the Soma Salon that includes the final presentation for the course Art & the Public Sphere (Choreographing the City). The course develops an emerging lexicon for movement in urban space, merging notions of choreography, city-making, community and the new climatic regime. The urban domain has become the main site in which the climate crisis is felt, while also functioning as the place where alternative futures are imagined and performed. 

We will be presenting the works of the following students: 

Bridge Games by Birch Chemberlin, Harvard College, Social Studies 

Inter/Intraconnectedness through Movement by Terry Kang, MIT Math & Computer Science 

Knowing River Through Sound by Shuyue Li, Harvard GSD: Landscape Architecture & Yiou Wang, Harvard GSD: M.Arch 

Scent, Memories and Materials by Ashmi Mridul, MIT ACT & Stacey Berman, Harvard GSD: Narratives