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Discovering MIT Libraries' Artists' Books & Recent Additions Open House

Did you know the MIT Libraries have obtained unique materials specifically designed by artists that express technology, oceanography, music, housing, society, history, indigenous knowledge, urban planning, community activism, and so much more through use of materials, surprising structures, and unusual content.?

Our collection includes artists’ book card decks that address social structures, and a title that explores community activism against fracking. We have an artist’s book with a cover made of melted down bullets, one that creates a visual wave sculpture using forecasting data from World War II, and the first addition to the collection from an indigenous artist that uses traditional Cherokee white oak basket to weave a book.

Come and explore the new titles that might engage your students in your topics in new ways!

Stop by or schedule a 1:1 or group appointment from 11am–3pm in person or virtually.

Note: Entrance to the Nexus is located near the Courtyard Café.


If you didn’t get a chance to see what we have earlier this week or want to make an appointment to talk about the offerings specific to your departments, please reach out to conservationlab@mit.edu.

Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
11:00am - 3:00pm
14S-130 (The Nexus)
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Kai Alexis Smith

Architecture and Planning Librarian

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Jana Dambrogio