October in Open Design City: Events preview

The Mother of all Events Event was a pleasant surprise with many new and keen faces amongst our regular members. From this we have now created a schedule of events for October and November as well as establishing some regular dates for specific types of event.

Events are mostly free for members, occasionally discounted. To become a member you can sign up here, our Member package also includes the ability to visit Open Design City 4 days per month and use the facilities between 9.00-18.00.

Unless otherwise stated all events will be from 19.00 - 21.00

First of all the regular dates:

Every Monday Night is Open Night (AKA Baustelmontag), on some of these evenings we have also scheduled workshops in the space for members. These will happen in parallel within the space, members can attend these for free, non members will be asked to make a donation.

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, Enable Berlin will host their meet up. Tonights event promises to be something special.

Every Thursday is ODC Basic, where members shall give a basic introduction to a new craft.

7 October

ODC Basic: Electronics
19 - 21 h

with Philip Steffan
Facebook Event

11 October

Foam Cutting Workshop
19 - 21h

with Christophe and Alex
3-4 people
20 Euros for non members, 10 Euros for members, places are limited so be punctual to avoid disappointment.

14 October

ODC Basic: Starch plastic
19 - 21h

with Jay
Fee 15 Euros non members, free for members
Facebook Event
Blog post with more information

16 October

Upcylcle it! - Wood workshop
14 - 19 h

with Kulturlabor Trial&Error

Come and convert street wood to furniture, make hybrid chairs from old ones and experiment with vacuum forming plastic.

Facebook Event

18 October

ODC bike club meet up
19 - 21h

21 October

ODC Basic: Screen printing
19 - 21h

ODC citizen Mark Splatter will teach you how to screen print your own designs onto clothes, fabrics and paper.

Free for ODC members.
Non-members: 15 Euro.

Facebook Event
Blog post with more information

22 October TBC

Laser Club - let's build a laser cutter
19 - 22h

with Tristan and Christophe

Our new friend Tristan will give a short technical introduction and then attach his laser module to Christophe's CNC mill. We will try to cut some some materials and talk about what is possible and how it could be used creatively and financially.

Free for ODC members.
Non-members: 5 Euro.

Facebook Event
Blog post with more information

25 October

Vacuum forming Workshop
19-21h

with Christophe
Members only

27 October

ODC Meets: Graffiti Research Lab – Germany
19 - 21 h

Graffiti Research Labs is an international federation of autonomous cells, aimed at providing open-source modes of digital communication for Graffiti Writers, Artists, and Protest Movements.

In this presentation, Two members of GRL Canada will talk about the lineage, aims, and context of GRL. We will give an overview of GRL applications, show where to download both the applications and source code, and discuss the formation of Graffiti Research Lab – Germany.

Free entrance

Blog post with more information

28 October

ODC Basic: Pattern making
19 - 21h

with Bich Thu

Free for ODC members.
Non-members: 15 Euro.

Blog post with more information

30 October

ODC Workshop: Graffiti Research Lab – Germany
15 - 18 h

Graffiti Research Labs is an international federation of autonomous cells, aimed at providing open-source modes of digital communication for Graffiti Writers, Artists, and Protest Movements.

In this workshop, we will give an overview of L.A.S.E.R. Tag, the original GRL software application made by James Powderly, Evan Roth, Theo Watson, and Zach Lieberman. We will cover download and installation for various operating systems, setup and calibration, notes on outdoor and guerilla projection, as well as an overview of customization of brushes, colours, drawing modes, and interfaces.

Maximum of 20 persons. Free as in beer, though donations accepted from non-ODC members – all proceeds will go to further graffitiresearchlab.de projects and Open Design City.

Blog post with more information


2 November

Cocooking member dinner
19-late h
(prepared by ODC team)
Members only

4 November

ODC Basic: Sewing
19 - 21 h

with Semi

This workshop will give a basic introduction to sewing and using a sewing machine. During the two hours workshop time each participant has the chance to make a simple sewn item. A selection of different fabrics will be available but you are welcome to bring some yourself if you happen to have some.

Partcipants: 3-6
Language: english/german

15 Euros non members, free for members

11 November

ODC Basic: 3D printing
19 - 21 h

with Philip and Christophe
15 Euros non members, free for members

20 November

"material experiment day"
with Trial and Error Kulturlabor
time/fee TBA

24 November

Presentation: Voice Recognition
with Halle
Members free, non members 5 Euros

Soon:

Workshop Blaudruck (Cyantypie)
19 - 21 h

with Kirsten and Nadja of Testballon
fee TBA


This list is in Beta, we will have news and more details, pricing shortly. Just a little something to wet your appetites.

Big thanks to everyone who came along, and to Philip Steffan for putting this list together.


1 Responses to October in Open Design City: Events preview

  1. 67 martin 10.10.2010 11:53

    big thanks at philip for the electronics introduction. i really enjoyed and it woke up some demand for more. i've got to get some arduino set.

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