Div IV 2016: Build, Create, Design

June 3-5

Are you a maker, artist, inventor, crafter, engineer, or designer? Sign up to share your work at the Hampshire Makers Showcase when you register for the weekend.

Come back to a place where you can harness your curiosity, channel your passions, and disrupt the status quo. Join other Hampshire artists, tinkerers, scientists, and creators for a weekend of discovery, connection, and fun.

Creativity should be messy. Come get your hands dirty.

Register now See who's coming

Ongoing All-Weekend Activities

New to Hamp Photo Project
Franklin Patterson Hall, Lobby
Take a photo holding a welcome message for our incoming students! Photos will be posted on New Student Programs’ Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages throughout the summer as we welcome the latest additions to our Hampshire community.

Evolving Methods
Harold F. Johnson, Magic Board Exhibit
Constantly generating new concepts and creations, the students of Hampshire College recognize the importance of evolution and improvement during their journey of productivity. Drawing from photography, film, and video in Hampshire’s Archives and Special Collections, this exhibit documents a variety of creative processes used by students and faculty in various stages of planning, implementation, and installation. Such documentation highlights the relevance of development and progress within the processes of building, creating, and designing.
Curated by Madison Hope Reid 15F

Visit the R.W. Kern Center
Friday: 3-6 p.m.
Saturday: 3-5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-Noon
The R.W. Kern Center is a living symbol of Hampshire’s values in practice and ideas in action. Our first major new building in three decades, it was constructed with the goal of certification under the world’s most advanced green-building standard, the Living Building Challenge. Thanks to funding from generous donors, led by Bill Kern 75F and his mother Leona Kern, the center was constructed by Jonathan Wright 70F and Wright Builders without toxic “red-list” chemicals, using materials mainly from local and regional sources. This multifunctional center, which will generate its own electricity and collect its own water, will also serve the campus as a living laboratory in which students and the public can study its systems and performance according to measures for sustainability.

Design and Build: The Art of the Book
Harold F. Johnson Library, Gallery
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exploring the intersections of pedagogy and practice in the work of Barry Moser from the Vance Studley Collection, in conversation with Hampshire College alumni book artists.

Film Screening: 2015 Alumni Reel
Franklin Patterson Hall, Classroom 107
Friday: Noon-8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy the 2015 Alumni Reel, a compilation of short clips from works by alums in the film and video industry. Continuous showing. (1 hour 15 minutes running time)

Friday, June 3

Saturday, June 4

Sunday, June 5

Follow along on social media with #DivIV

Schedule subject to change

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