Hacking the Archive: Co-designing the next 50 years of social action


May 4, 2019
9:00am - 5:30pm


77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Hacking the Archive is a hands-on civic adventure to uncover new ways to tell activist stories that have changed the city of Boston. Anchored by a unique partnership of neighborhood youth, area activists, college students and professional archivists, this project will prototype a street guide for progressive social movement building. Working on teams analyzing a range of historic social justice topics including racial desegregation of public schools, how to build coalitions, urban migration narratives and democratic economies, you will help blaze a new trail for future action.

Participation by INVITE only. Limited seats available on a first come, first served basis. Your eventbrite RSVP will alert the #hackorganizing team to review your request to be invited. Tell us about more you!


MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab)

MIT Civic Media: Collaborative Design Studio

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Boston Ujima Project

Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (Metco)

Northeastern University Archives & Special Collections

MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Historic Boston, Inc.

UMass Boston Archives & Special Collections

Boston City Archives

Suffolk University Libraries & Archives

The Boston Foundation

*hack=shorthand for a creative solution to a defined problem

Registration deadline: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Racial Equity