**** When you register you will be placed on the list for
diy days (Sat 11/16) and the Make with Purpose Day (Sun 11/17).
For those interested in applying to take part in the Reboot Lab please fill out an application HERE._
diy days LA
will be our largest event yet.
In November diy days will hold THREE special events in Los Angeles.
1. REBOOT LAB
@ hub LA
Fri. Nov 15th & Mon. Nov 18th
(if you're interested in joining us space is very limited (30 participants) make sure to submit an application as these sessions fill quickly.)
A creative exploration into problem solving using storytelling, game mechanics, technology, design thinking and collaboration.
Come join us for Reboot Lab, a special two-day “think and do” lab that mixes storytelling, game mechanics, technology, and design thinking to tackle wicked problems. The two-day session brings you together with an amazing group of storytellers, hackers, game designers, social workers, policy makers, activists, educators, and scientists along with stakeholders that are directly affected by the wicked problem.
These sessions have been run all over the world and recent collaborations include the UN, World Economic Forum and the Danish Government.
2. MAKE W/ PURPOSE DAY
@ LA Makerspace (location TBD)
Sunday, Nov 17th 1 to 4pm
OPEN to children 10 and up. Those under 13 need a parent or guardian.
Drawing from the design questions that will be collectively developed at diy days, a group of makers, tinkerers, and DIYers of ages 10 and up will collaborate in an open makerspace to imagine the future of Los Angeles. Join us for a fun filled day of making with purpose. The day will conclude as wishes for future are granted and a time capsule is designed and buried for future generations.
3. diy days LA
Saturday, Nov 16th
diy days on Nov 16th will be split into a 3 act structure of learn, do and share.
LEARN – consisting of inspirational talks
REBOOT STORIES - designing "with" instead of "for"
Lance Weiler How a poor section of Philadelphia is utilizing co-entrepreneurship, collaboration and design to revitalize their community. A look at how “designing with” can create new job growth and sustainability in a neighborhood that everyone has written off as being a lost cause.
CAINE’S ARCADE - building a sustainable model for education
Caine’s Arcade became an international sensation with close to 10 million views, 120 million press impressions, 250k raised for Caine’s scholarship and 250k raised to start a foundation to help foster creative entrepreneurship in kids. But where does the effort go from here? Join us for an open design session to look at the challenges of building a sustainable model for education.
NOT IMPOSSIBLE LAB
Mick Ebeling shares his story about developing the Eye-writer that helped a paralyzed graffiti artist tag again. The success of the eye-writer has lead to the formation of Not Impossible Labs – a movement that looks at creating low-cost, DIY open-source solutions for real people with real needs.
HUB LA – a look at social innovation in LA
Co-founder of Hub LA, Elizabeth Stewart shares an overview of interesting projects and platforms that are working to make a difference locally and globally.
Join Tara Brown the founder of non-profit LA Makerspace as she shares her vision for a world where makers, tinkerers, and DIYers of all ages can create, collaborate and innovate while learning.
DO – participants roll up their sleeves
HABITAT 67 – now and then
This talk / collaborative workshop will connect with an exhibition at the Skirball on Moshe Safdie. DESCRIPTION COMING SOON.
LYKA’S ADVENTURE provides an opportunity to harness storytelling for social change – one that is rooted in designing with rather than designing for. That’s why Lyka travels the world hosting school workshops in which students become the teachers, designing ways for their fellow students to enrich Lyka’s storyworld. Join us for an exciting cross-generational learning experience.
In the future, storytellers and media producers will tap more collaborative ways to co-create their projects with others, be it through crowdsharing, collective entrepreneurship or navigating interdisciplinary teams. This session is an experimental storysprint for up to 50 people to develop a transmedia storyworld in just 60 minutes. Join us for an intense, absurd and productive experiment. Expect to make new friends, rediscover playdough and have a ton of fun while learning how to harness collaboration and create a storyworld together.
Find collaborators, share skills and discover exciting new projects. 100 participants will take part in a knowledge and skills exchange. Connect with storytellers, hackers, game designers, musicians and more. Meet your future collaborators and help your creative goals grow. Learn, do and share with a group of passionate thinkers and doers.
CREATIVE SPARKS – 10 minutes / 10 slides share and inspire 10 participants compete for micro funds, mentorship and 30 days of free office space to turn an idea into something awesome.
Join the Not Impossible Lab team as they hack a solution centered on helping an individual in need.
SHARE – take what you’ve experienced and amplify it
Wish for the Future – designing an LA for the future In this open design session all of the attendees of diy days at the Skirball will jointly craft a number of design questions for the future of LA. The design questions will then be passed to the hacker / maker community on Sunday Nov. 17th as wishes are granted and a time capsule is designed which will be buried at the end of the day.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
DO YOU LIVE NEAR LA
diy days is made possible due to the time and talents of our volunteers. This marks our 14th event and we’ve had more than a hundred volunteers over the last 5 years. It is thanks to the volunteers that diy days can be a FREE event.
Many volunteers have returned year after year. The event is a low key and fun way to meet interesting people and many collaborations are sparked at diy days. We’re always looking for volunteers to help. Below is what is needed for diy days LA. If you’re interested in lending a hand please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "volunteer."
We need volunteers to help with the following for diy days LA
Folks to shoot video
Lifestream / social media volunteers
Think Tank volunteers
Thanks so much for your time and consideration
Team diy days