History Design Studio Open Studio/Reception


Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street, Floor 3R, Cambridge, MA 02138



In a nutshell, History Design Studio is:

  • A physical studio space in the Hutchins Center, equipped with hardware and software for multimedia production
  • A community/network of like-minded folks, invested in collaborative work and excited to experiment with narrative forms beyond papers and lectures. Projects have included interactive maps, eBooks, performance art, documentary films, and mobile app design!
  • A (roughly) monthly workshop to hatch, develop, critique, and produce new projects in multimedia history. The workshops will include light readings/discussion, brainstorming and rapid prototyping exercises, and formal and informal group critique with guest critics.


Call for Participation:

  • This year, we are kicking off the History Design Studio at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research as a year-long workshop! In previous years, it was a semester-long class. Check out the website here to learn more and see past projects.
  • We're issuing a campus-wide call for participation. If you or your students are interested, just shoot a quick email to info@historydesignstudio.com with a brief intro and preferably, an idea for a potential project to bring to the workshop.
  • No design/art experience is necessary. In fact, come with an open mind, ready to experiment and collaborate!


See also: 2018