Hacking Heritage UnConference

Heritage. Who owns it? How do we use it? How do we change it?

Hacking Heritage returns, now under the PPS umbrella. This one-day, participant-led gathering is open to anyone with an interest in exploring questions about community history, heritage, and preservation together with neighbors. Pop-up conversations invite questions and debate about how and why we protect, interpret, manage, and market our cultural heritage that may be uncomfortable, provocative, critical, or, as one of our steering committee members put it, just plain weird. It is a place to gather and talk together about things like experimental preservation, marginalized stories, historic houses, monuments, sites of conscience, and digital heritage. This year, Hacking Heritage will be held in Smith Hill, and we invite proposals that address histories, issues, and futures of this incredibly rich historic neighborhood.  

Never been to an unconference before? Check out some FAQs and learn more about the history of the event. 

April 13 // 9:30 am-1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation // Register
NEW LOCATION // 24 Meeting Street


Submit a session idea in advance.
Drafty, weird, and/or tentative ideas are welcome!

All of the sessions are proposed and led by participants and don’t need to follow any particular format. They can be discussions, but they can also be a space for collaboration on a new project with new partners, or a community art-making workshop. Some of the ideas proposed so far?

Unconference Schedule

9:30 – 10:00 am // Welcome coffee; participants’ session proposals for Sessions 1 and 2 submitted
10:00 – 10:50am // Session 1
11:00 am – 11:45am // Session 2
11:45 – 12:00 pm // Break
12:15 – 1:00 pm //  Session 3
1 – 1:15pm:  Session report-outs

Coffee and breakfast bites will be provided, and you’re encouraged to bring snacks and/or lunch. 

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