Knowledge Commons DC

Knowledge Commons DC is a free school for thinkers, doers, tinkerers and is 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 defined by its public spaces and is filled to the brim with people who have an 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.

Believing that everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn, we aim to nurture and expand public participation in knowledge creation and sharing. Our hope is that the students of one session will be teachers and organizers of the next as KCDC empowers our community to explore and learn together.