Learning In and Out of School
Summer’s over and school’s in session. A semester of formal education to some will be a season of informal learning to others. Growth continues on all sides, not linear but inevitable.
Are.na is a unique place to watch insight grow, whether by intention or accident, in carefully tended plots and in wild patches by the side of the information superhighway. Classes come together, open-ended collections come into maturity, and people discover new affinities between thoughts. We have the good fortune to share the harvest.
Here’s a collection of channels from many different learning pathways: studio programs, shared reading lists, lecture classes, unschooling experiments, self-organized workshops, and wide-open questions on pedagogy.

Alternative Education

A Los Angeles workshop and resource center dedicated to exploring, identifying, and implementing meaningful, affordable, sustainable alternatives to higher education in art and design in the United States.
A participant-led, six week event committed to the free exploration and exchange of ideas in and around architecture, freed from traditional pedagogical and professional frameworks.
A meta-organization for non-institutional learning groups.


Teaching on Are.na

Resource channels

Teaching on Are.na
A growing, open collection of class channels (feel free to add your own!)
Design Education Resources
Tips, free tools, inspiration, syllabi, PDFs, and more
Self-Directed Learning Tools
An archive of channels dedicated to DIY education strategies

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