About SIGUS WorkshopsSIGUS Workshops include the January Workshop Abroad. This 2-week, field-based workshop is help in cities through the world - hosted by a local university in collaboration with NGOs and city authorities. The focus is on policies and programs which tackle community needs, drawing on interviews with families and field observation.
The workshop series was a recipient of the AIA Education Honors Program prize in 1996.
This Program addresses issues at the community level, focused on the vulnerable income groups which comprise the majority. It is organized around a 2-week field workshop supported by background preparatory work.
These SIGUS organized January Workshops are field-based research investigations that tackle community needs through direct collaboration with the local communities.
Shorter workshops are held from time to time throughout the academic term as well as special workshops during the summer with other groups at MIT. Special technical workshops are offered to governments, international agencies and industry.