Knowledge Commons DC is a free school for thinkers, doers, and tinkerers – taught anywhere, by anyone, for everyone throughout the District, started as a Provisions partnership with Kate Rose Clark in 2009.
DC is filled with people who have an wealth of skill sets, expertise, and experiences and exciting environments for activation. 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. Knowledge Commons connects strangers through their common curiosities and passions in order to encourage lively, interdisciplinary and cross-generational learning.
Knowledge Commons is dedicated to forging unusual intersections and conversations by providing a platform for free and hospitable knowledge sharing. Knowledge Commons partners with existing organizations, individuals, and communities to foster collaborative learning and community exchange. Classes run for one-month seasonal sessions.