GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014 - ADV-09134


09134: Cold Storage - An Interactive Documentary Project (ADV 0913400)

Landscape Architecture
Urban Planning and Design
Workshop - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 8:30 - 11:30   Gund 522


Jeffrey Schnapp

Course Description

Libraries are not mere repositories, but sites breeding strange hybrids of knowledge, people, and material things. Building on the strength of two years of work in the Library Test Kitchen, this studio will research and produce an experimental documentary exploring library hybrids, with special focus on the Harvard Depository, where nine million of the documents that make up the university’s collections are stored. Students will explore the cultural and technical dimensions of libraries, depositories, and storage facilities; produce ethnography, oral history, and other writing; practice video production and editing; and engage in website design and development. Students with interest in the history of libraries or with media production or technical skills are particularly welcome.

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