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

September 25, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. | North Tillamook Library

571 Laneda Ave., Manzanita OR 97130

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 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

Oregon Humanities

Tillamook County Library




Bill Landau,