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Launched by the School of Architecture and Planning, the Initiative will partner with faculty across MIT, including those at CMS/W — a leader in transmedia storytelling studies going back to its founding in 1999.
Luíza Bastos Lages's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“Despite being frequently associated with a scenic ideal, the landscape is not reduced to the myth of untouched nature.”
Hannah Ledford's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“Deviled Eggs” won third place in the Robert A. Boit Prize in the short story category of the 2019 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Gabriella Zak's Karmel Prize-winning piece
More Than a Pretty Picture: Call Me by Your Name’s Subversion of Hollywood’s Heteronormative Portrayal of Homosexuality
“More Than a Pretty Picture” won first place in the Robert A. Boit Prize essay category of the 2019 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Boer Fu's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“The History of the Underground” won first place in the Obermayer Prize for Writing for the Public, part of the 2019 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Joe Faraguna's Karmel Prize-winning piece
We Are All Slime Molds at Heart, Or How We Went Looking for Answers about Our Semi-Intelligent Friends but Ended Up Learning about Ourselves Instead
“We Are All Slime Molds at Heart” won honorable mention in the DeWitt Wallace Prize for Science Writing for the Public, part of the 2019 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Mimi Wahid's Karmel Prize-winning piece
With most of the world’s population now living in cities, should we worry about the implications of living a life without forests?