Johns Hopkins University

Shared_Studios collaborates with Johns Hopkins University to bring together students in Baltimore, Beirut, and Gaza through virtual-exchange “hackathons.” Students form teams through the Portal and work as one unit to solve a public health problem facing refugee communities in Beirut and Gaza. The hackathon teaches participants transferable design skills, while heightening cultural literacy, empathy, and teamwork. The Portal allows participants to collaborate seamlessly, allowing participants on far sides of the world share the same work studio to design, ideate, and collaborate.