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This IAP event is set up as an open house and open studio. Discover the art of bookmaking, zine-making, origami, and letterlocking in the Wunsch Lab, a space dedicated to caring for the Libraries’ collections and teaching the history and technology of books, printing, and manuscripts. Join MIT Libraries’ and Museum staff for open house activities. See details below. At 6:30 pm our wonderland completes the day with a disco dance party!

Open house

The interactive open house includes whimsical and wondrous demonstrations: bookbinding, origami, leather tooling, zine-making, letterlocking (you can make one, too!).

  • Zinemaking – Kai Smith, MIT Libraries’ Architecture and Planning Librarian will be present to talk about and help make zines.
  • Paper and creased curve origami folding inspired by works in the MIT museum collection by David HuffmanFlori Pierri, Assistant Curator, Science & Technology, MIT Museum.  
  • Highlights from the Hart Nautical Collection – Libby Meier, Assistant Curator, MIT Museum. 

Open studio

Come work independently on a project and explore the Wunsch Lab’s Teaching & Study Collections. Did you start making zines earlier in IAP with Kai, and need to finish them up? If yes, come on by!


Tuesday, January 23, 2024
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Classes & workshops  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

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Kai Alexis Smith

Architecture and Planning Librarian

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Jana Dambrogio