Investigating Where We Live
Investigating Where We Live brings together creative teens from across the D.C. metropolitan area to connect with the people and history of Washington, D.C. and share their views of the city. The program is free, and lunch is provided.
What will I do?
- Explore D.C. and meet people who live and work here
- Learn how to take great photographs and develop a portfolio of your work
- Meet like-minded teens from across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
- Collaborate with photographers, designers, and museum professionals
- Plan, design, and install a museum exhibition of your view of Washington, D.C.
When is it?
Investigating Where We Live meets for 15 sessions over five weeks in the summer from 9 am to 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Up to 35 participants are selected each summer.
2016 Program dates:
- July: 5–7, 12–14, 19–21, 26–28
- August: 2–4
Who should apply?
Current middle and high school students, ages 13 – 18, who are:
- willing and able to commit to the entire program,
- interested in learning about art, photography, design, museums, or how to be more involved in your city, and
- open to working in teams and sharing your ideas.
Participants have been confirmed for the 2016 Investigating Where We Live program. Applications for the 2017 session will available in February.
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Investigating Where We Live is generously supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; DAVIS Construction; Aon/Huntington T. Block Insurance; and two anonymous donors. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official meal provider for Teen Programs at the National Building Museum.