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BSA Space at HUBweek

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



Join BSA Space in the Hall of the Future at HUBweek 2018! An 8,000 sq. foot showcase featuring the most groundbreaking advances in art, science, and technology across multiple industries, the Hall of the Future is where you can experience the future, firsthand.

Canstruction Boston will be featured in BSA Space at HUBweek with a first ever chance for the public to be involved in the build process! Stop by to help build a Canstruction structure and see how these colossal structures are made.

Don't miss the modular bamboo towers that demonstrate efficient design: reconfigurable, low cost, lightweight for transporting to the exhibit, and thoughtful joints for quick assembly. They were designed and fabricated by OAC Boston volunteer John Bellavance.

While visiting the Hall og the Future, be sure to stop by the Media Stage from 2:15–3:00 pm for Creating Resilient Communities through War and Disaster.

Canstruction Boston Can Drive
Want to be involved from start to finish? Help us reach the 1000+ cans needed to build! Donate the cans still needed to help stop hunger and feed innovation. Be sure to bring standard size cans to retain structural integrity. The deadline for HUBweek cans is Thursday, October 11 at 5:00 pm. Cans of any variety can be donated for the Canstruction Boston exhibition through October 26.

Goya Black Beans, 15.5 oz. (blue): 28 cans
Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes, 14.5 oz. (red): 64 cans
Libby’s Cut Green Beans, 14.5 oz. (green): 90 cans
Libby's Pumpkin Puree, 16 oz.(orange): 38 cans
Le Sueur Very Young Sweet Peas, 15 oz. (silver): 40 cans

Follow along on Instagram to see how many cans are still needed!

Thank you to Bruner/Cott Architects for our Canstruction design and to Tocci Building Corporation for donating over 1000 cans for use in the HUBweek can structure!

About HUBweek
Founded in December 2014 by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology.

There is a unique concentration of brainpower, ingenuity, and creativity in the Greater Boston region; it draws people from around the world and from every industry. The unifying characteristic is a willingness to attack big problems, and a focus on making life better and improving the human condition at both a local and global level.

HUBweek exists to support and strengthen that innovation ecosystem – and to connect people to it from here and abroad. We believe in collaboration, inclusivity and, above all, impact. We have built a community of thousands of smart, curious, creative people working hard to build a better future. We hope you’ll join us.