#HacktoMaptheGap at Harvard

"Map the Gap" at Harvard
Saturday 4.2

About the Event:
The members of the GSD African American Student Union have been working on a research initiative entitled “Map the Gap,” which investigates spatial, socioeconomic, and political inequities in ten U.S. cities. The initiative is rooted in U.S. current events. It analyzes recent police shootings by contextualizing fatal encounters within their built environment. We hope that the hackathon will drive constructive conversations around inequity, begin to reframe alternate modes of decisionmaking/ policymaking, and offer a new model for learning and teaching within academia.

The goal of our hackathon, which will be funded through a Spark grant from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), is to bring together students, practitioners, academics, and community members to further conversations about inequity in our nation’s urban centers. We will gather data and information across our project’s four main categories (housing, education, transit/job access and crime), and discuss the results of the research together.


1:30 - 2 PM: Registration
2 - 2:30 PM: Introduction
2:30 - 4:30 PM: Hacking
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Keynote
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Dinner and discussion

Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology | Department of Social Behavior, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Harvard University-Graduate School Of Design - 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138