Knowledge Commons DC Builds and Opens Pop Up School at Above the Bike Shop

Moving blackboard

One cold winter weekend in Adams Morgan the loud banging of hammers and the faint swish of paint brushes were heard at Above the Bike Shop, an organization run by Micah Greenberg, which Knowledge Commons DC has partnered with to develop DC’s first pop up school. During the weekend of December 30th, we hammered, painted, and built what is now a functional school space for many of Knowledge Common DC’s classes for the month. The space is also open during the day for members of the public to take part in what we’re calling “Study Hall“. Daily “Study Halls” offer a creative and supportive environment for freelancers, scholars, artists and others; anyone with something to write, read, research, organize or create.

Two of Knowledge Commons DC’s founding members, designer Briony Hynson and artist Kate Clark designed and brought to life our pop up school space. With the help of the core organizers and some friends, Knowledge Commons DC’s pop up school well…popped up! We’re very excited to have this space for January 2013, and invite everyone to come and find out what Knowledge Commons DC is all about! While this space is temporary we hope to continue and expand on what it means to learn in the District, and this space has opened up many new opportunities for us this session! Check out some of the photos above and below this post and see a school pop up!

Erika Rydberg, a D.C. transplant from the northernly lands of Boston, got involved with Knowledge Commons DC after an awesome experience in a Brookline, Mass., community skillshare during her college days. By day she works at a library and by night she can be found performing poetry, listening to music, or cooking copious amounts of vegetarian food.