What we choose to preserve often 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 — what to archive and what to throw out — are so fierce. We can’t save everything, can we? So what shall we save? Who gets to make these decisions? How does this effect you, your family, your community, your neighborhood, your city, your state, your country and our world?
Hacking Heritage is a participant-led unconference where attendees can propose session discussions on any topic related to preservation, history and heritage. Learn more, register and propose a session at brown.edu/hackingheritage.
Hacking Heritage is sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and is participating in Year of the City: The Providence Project.
Location: 305 Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street, Brown University, Providence, RI