Who We Are
Knowledge Commons DC is a free school for thinkers, doers, and tinkerers – taught anywhere, by anyone, for everyone.
As a floating school hosted throughout Washington DC, we are dedicated to forging unusual intersections and conversations by providing a platform for free and hospitable knowledge sharing. We partner with existing organizations, individuals, and communities to foster collaborative learning and community exchange. Classes run for one-month seasonal sessions throughout the city.
DC is defined by its public spaces and is filled to the brim with people who have a wealth of skill sets, expertise, and experiences. Knowledge Commons DC repurposes these existing resources by using spaces as diverse as public parks and Metro cars as classrooms, where anyone can serve as student or teacher. We connect strangers through their common curiosities and passions in order to encourage lively, interdisciplinary and cross-generational learning.
The Wonder Dojo
An amazing team of organizers makes each session happen. We’d love to have you along for the ride. Send us an email.
Holly J. Morris
For serial class takers and folks that love the project enough to come back again and again, we encourage you to consider helping us by facilitating classes. In return for introducing the teacher, pitching the Knowledge Commons DC creed and doing some photo documentation, you get to attend whatever class you’d like regardless of waitlists.
Dojo-at-Large and Emeritus
At-Large: Andrew Hetrick, Kate Clark, Micah Greenberg, Jason L'Ecuyer, Briony Hynson, Don Russell
Emeritus: Lucy Burnett, Debra Kao, Chris Simpson, Lizzie Hines, Emmy Gran, Neha Misra, Peter Willis, Molly Michal, Joelle Dent, Kristy Maruca, Laura Kwong, Hans von Zinkernagel