About Studio Bricolage

Studio Bricolage

is a community-driven art, craft & technology center for the 21st Century. The center is getting off the ground as an adult program of Leonardo's Basement.

Steve JevningBow BowmanKeith Braafladt

Along with Anne Birch, Ed Vogel, Adam Brusic, Martha Ballard, Mike Levad, Steve Lick and many more have been coming together to create a new kind of space to play, tinker, build, cook, share, learn and teach things to each other and for the community.

What does it mean? Well, wikipedia says this about the word bricolage:

  • the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things which happen to be available;
  • a work created by such a process.

It is borrowed from the French word bricolage, from the verb bricoler - equivalent to the English "do-it-yourself", the core meaning in French being, however, "fiddle, tinker" and, by extension, "make creative and resourceful use of whatever materials are to hand(regardless of their original purpose)". The original engineering meaning of hacker is a similar American term.

Bricolage as a design approach - in the sense of building by trial and error - is often contrasted to engineering: theory-based construction.

A person who engages in bricolage is a bricoleur: someone who invents his or her own strategies for using existing materials in a creative, resourceful, and original way.
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Who are you?

Adults with a passion or a curiosity for making things, working with others to make things, teaching other people how to make things and sharing their work with the public.
We expect these may be artists, engineers, scientists, educators, technicians, craftspeople, tinkerers, inventors and ...
Where are we located?...
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