Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT

AKPIA@MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, visual culture, and conservation, responding to the cultural and educational needs of a global, diverse constituency.

Biomimicry and the Culinary Arts

Researchers are collaborating with Spanish chef Jose Andres to create biomimetic inventions at the margins of science and the culinary arts, inspired by floating flowers and water-walking insects.


The MIT Media Lab has installed "ListenTree" audio-haptic displays at sites in Canada, Mexico, and the US. The system transforms a tree into a living speaker that channels audio through its branches.