Events Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

Ideas! Sensory and Social Space

Former Out of Town News Kiosk, 0 Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138

Add to Calendar 2020-03-01T12:00:00 2020-03-31T20:00:00 America/New_York Ideas! Sensory and Social Space In partnership with CultureHouse and the city of Cambridge, Lesley Art and Design students take over Harvard Square's Out of Town News Kiosk during the month of March. Former Out of Town News Kiosk, 0 Harvard Square, Cambridge,, MA 02138 Office of Community Engagement communityengagement@lesley.edu
harvard square news stand at night with lights on inside the kiosk

A partnership with CultureHouse and City of Cambridge

Former Out of Town News Kiosk | 0 Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tuesday-Sunday, March 1-31 | 12-8 pm daily
(Closed Mondays)

Free and open to the general public.

Lesley Art and Design partners with CultureHouse and the City of Cambridge to set up a temporary residence at the iconic and former Out of Town News Kiosk, adjacent to the MBTA train station in the center of Harvard Square.

For the month of March, students and faculty from the Environmental Design Studio course, the Office of Community Engagement, and the Illustration and Visual Narrative department present a series of installations, ideas, and experiences that engage passersby in Harvard Square.

interior of Out of Town News Kiosk with chairs and couches under large windows
CultureHouse takes over the former Out of Town News Kiosk in Harvard Square. Photo credit: CultureHouse

The series of dynamic programs — some of which are featured in 2020 Boston Design Week (March 25-April 5) — explores the sensory and social potential of public space and public commons. Installations include millwork, neon, performance, printed pieces, a range of books, ‘zines and merchandise created by Illustration and Visual Narrative students.

Out of Town News officially closed in October 2019 after 60 continuous years, but reopens to commuters, students and the general public as a renewed space for activity and exchange that points to its original days as a favorite meeting point with its quintessential array of newspapers, magazines, candy, and miscellaneous retail.

Host
Office of Community Engagement