Final Exhibit Details

Group Project

Your job as a group is to tell one ore more stories about the city through words and photographs in a final installation exhibit at the MIT-SUTD International Design Center. Tomorrow (Friday), you’ll be asked to write up a group vision statement about what you aim to convey with your photo exhibit. Then you’ll have about a day and a half to put together your exhibit. You can use any of the materials supplied or go out and find your own! Each group may print up to 50 photos, although you don’t need to have that many. You should incorporate at least two connections to Anne and/or Ellan’s classes into your exhibit.

Some starter ideas for “stories.”

·      “A Ride along the Red Line” string of photos pinned along a map of a subway line showing how things change from stop to stop.

·      A game like “Memory” with photos that go together in pairs

·      “From Boston to Singapore to Zimbabwe – How People Get their Food” – Group members’ photos combined with writing about food memories

·      “What’s Happening on Boston Common? – What We Notice and What We Don’t” – A game in which several versions of the same picture are presented with different areas covered or highlighted/enhanced in some way. Visitors are encouraged to write stories about the photos.

·      “Bonding over Buildings – How We All Came to Love the Prudential Tower” – Photos and writing from different group members about what they gravitated toward when exploring a particular building or place.


Criteria for your assignments:

·      Must work together to develop one common written vision statement about what you aim to convey (will have time on Thursday morning)

·      Must tell one or more stories through images and words

·      Each member must contribute at least one photo. Max of 50 photos.

·      Must incorporate at least two things you learned from Anne and Ellan’s classes.

·      Possible dimensions we can print include credit-card size, 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 (limit 10 per group for the largest size)


Mind Map

In addition to the group exhibits, we’ll have a central display set up with a group mind map containing words, ideas, and photos from the week. Anyone can contribute to this display and it will gradually grow outward as more people add on. 

Reminders for Wednesday, January 4


  • Breakfast goes 7:30-8:30 in Ballroom A/B
  • First session in W20-306 at 9:30AM
  • Bring notepad and pen

SUTD students

  • bring DS2019 and passport with visa stamp
  • complete iMIT steps if able
  • if tech issues (Duo, passwords etc.) prevent you from completing IS&T, you must go to IS&T helpdesk walk-in at 9AM sharp.

Take the hotel shuttle to Kendall Square  
Bldg E19-306, 50 Ames Street
306 is on the 3rd floor
Bring your computer and phone
Let them know that you need to access iMIT to do your post-arrival immigration check-in

U.S. Students

  • bring student ID card if you have it to help us get cheaper museum entrance fee


Reminders for Tuesday, January 3

  • Breakfast in Ballroom A/B at Hyatt 7:30 to 8:30 (FINISH by 8:30)
  • First session in MIT student center (Building W20, room 306) at 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Starts at 9AM sharp! Leave yourself about 20 minutes to walk there.
  • You'll probably want an umbrella for tomorrow - can purchase at CVS (624 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, open Monday night and walkable from MIT or at MIT Museum gift shop (open Tuesday starting at 10AM).
  • Be back to student center by 4PM for afternoon debrief.
  • Bus to Boda Borg will leave from student center after afternoon debrief and will leave Boda Borg at 10PM. Dinner provided there. 
  • Please keep in mind that you will only be allowed to Quest with appropriate footwear. (eg, no flip flops, sandals, heels, CROCS, wedges or opened-toe shoes etc) . Questing is much easier in sneakers/shoes then winter boots. We recommend bringing a change of foot wear. They will have lockers you can use.
  • Can leave passports and other immigration docs at hotel. Won't need for Boda Borg.