The Fifth Annual Hacking Heritage Unconference
Saturday, March 7 from 9:30am to 3pm
Silver Lake Community Center / 529 Plainfield Street / Providence
What we choose to preserve tells us more about what we value in the present than it does about our past. That’s why conversations about what to preserve and what to demolish are so fierce. We can’t save everything — so what shall we save? Who gets to make these decisions? How does this affect you and your community?
Hacking Heritage is a participant-led unconference that is open to anyone with an interest in exploring questions about community history, heritage and preservation together. Proposed sessions are most often discussion sessions, but can also be a space for collaboration on a new project with new partners, a community art-making project or a group heritage walk. The event is organized by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University in partnership with many of Rhode Island’s leading preservation, heritage, history, arts, and community organizations. Registration is $10 and includes lunch (free for students with IDs!) — more information is available at brown.edu/hackingheritage