KCDC Loves DIY Spaces

Thank you for five years of partnership. (Photo taken by Mark Seltzer at Rhizome DC.)

Ever since the tragic fire at the Ghost Ship in Oakland in December, DIY spaces around the country have been on edge due to internet trolls taking it upon themselves to conduct “safety research” on site — which is typically an excuse for harassment, not a genuine concern for safety.

KCDC would never have gotten off the ground without spaces that generously opened their doors to us, including Comet Ping Pong, Rhizome, community-oriented group houses, and countless other DIY spaces around town. These are places where experimentation launches creativity, where people gather without the threat of prejudice or discrimination, where delicious snacks are plentiful, and where everyone is truly welcome.

KCDC always has — and always will — strive to protect these spaces and their unique atmospheres. We want to especially encourage local DIY spaces to get in touch with us. We’d love to work with you, not just as a host for our classes and events, but also as partners in creating community and dispelling bigotry.

Knowledge Commons DC organizers. Your local experiment in teaching and learning.