Spaces for Making

makerspace-tablesHost: Learning Spaces Collaboratory’s Jeanne Narum
Date & Time: Sunday, March 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Location: 1700 New York Ave. NW, Washington D.C.
Included: Coffee and light continental breakfast
To apply
: fill out this application or contact Jennifer Luebbert at or 202.232.1300. The application fee for academics is $150.

In 2016, the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) piloted an approach for planning learning spaces based on the principle of a roundtable—an opportunity for a small group to convene in a setting designed to prompt collaborative, creative thinking. This approach reflects research on social creativity and experience from the field about how planners can explore and embrace the future when giving attention to the physical environment for learning. The roundtables were envisioned as a think-tank for focusing on the future of planning learning spaces. Five Spring 2016 roundtables were held.

This LSC Roundtable, held in conjunction with Open 2017, the VentureWell annual conference, will engage academics—faculty and administrators from the VentureWell community—and five architects from the LSC community. Unlike the 2016 roundtables, the discussion will focus on a particular spatial type—spaces for making—exploring where we are now and what’s next.

A paper will be drafted following the roundtable. It will include the application essays by academics, examples from architects, and an illustrated summary of roundtable discussions.

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