Conversation Project: Why DIY? Self-sufficiency and American Life

August 10, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. | Walters Cultural Arts Center

527 East Main Street, Hillsboro OR 97123

Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. How might the “new industrial revolution” of tinkerers and crafters affect American schools and workplaces? How do maker spaces or skills courses foster greater engagement and involvement? What could be left behind when we increase self-sufficiency in a community? All kinds of DIY interests are welcome: we can focus on foraging, permaculture, prepping, woodworking, or hovercraft making—or perhaps all of these at once! Through our shared stories, we will seek to understand more deeply how DIY functions in American life.

Event Sponsors

Walters Cultural Arts Center

Cost

Free

Contact

Lindsey Holcomb at lindsey.holcomb@hillsboro-oregon.gov or (503) 615-3485