Hacking Heritage, now in its second iteration, invites questions and conversations 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; our cultural aversion to decay; and challenges and opportunities associated with using digital media to record, archive or project histories.

Never been to an unconference? We welcome broad participation from all communities, sectors and points of view, and encourage session proposals that seek to prototype new and innovative heritage projects, in addition to sessions meant to provoke thoughtful discussion and debate. You provide the ideas and collaborative energy; we provide the food & caffeine, the venue, the Twitter hashtag and some light organizational support.

Read our FAQ page to learn about the unconference model and to see how you can participate, and check out our Participants page and Steering Committee list to see who’s involved. Join us – it will be fun.

Questions? Email Marisa Brown: marisa_brown@brown.edu