If These Bricks Could Speak...

Bricks could talk posterCalling all Harvard College students! Get involved in an exciting participatory art installation led by a team of College students in partnership with the Office for the Arts and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:

"If these bricks could speak…"
The red bricks that make up Harvard’s built environment have
witnessed centuries of personal and public history, from individual transformation to institutional upheaval. This participatory art installation invites each student to etch their own personal mark (words, designs, etc.) onto a brick—the age-old material that
constitutes our campus.

This project affirms that just as Harvard has shaped its students,
so too have the students shaped Harvard; the student bricks will serve as records of formative contact between entities, expressions of individual identity, presence, and power in public space. In Spring 2022, we will use these bricks to create a cohesive installation in Harvard Yard.

Customize your own bricks during ongoing events on campus.

The next event is Sunday, November 14th at Harvard Art Musuems Materials Lab (M/Lab) between 12 pm - 4 pm.

Check back here soon for information about the next brick-making event, or sign up here for The Beat, the OFA weekly newsletter about the arts in and around Harvard. 

You can also volunteer to help out with the brick preparation here (no prior experience or knowledge of bricks is needed—we can always use extra hands)! If you have any questions, please email Kiana Rawji (kianarawji@college.harvard.edu)
or Cecilia Zhou (cyzhou@college.harvard.edu).


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