Learning Gardens

Learning Gardens is a meta-organization weaving networks of self-organized learning groups.

At its simplest, this means we want to help you start and run your own learning group.

At its best, we hope you and your friends achieve nirvana.

Joining Learning Gardens is free and interest-driven. We encourage you to realize how much existing infrastructure for learning exists in the form of people, places, and resources.

We are an internet-native organization. As such, we seek to embrace transparency, decentralization, and multiple access points.

“Étudiants sans Frontières”

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What does Learning Gardens do?

We help you join one of our learning groups or start your own. A group (or "garden") is a collection of people investigating a particular set of ideas. As a collective, we host a number of platforms, resources, and communities to support people taking agency in learning outside of institutions.

Learning Gardens hosts some groups (listed below) and we also have friend organizations. For those within LG's substrate, we acknowledge four loose "types" of groups—each an organizational paradigm.

  • STUDIO - project-based working and sharing
  • STUDY HALL - ask questions and build knowledge in public
  • READING GROUP - meetings around a syllabus or interest
  • WORKSHOP - one-off or series of intensive working sessions

How do I join a group?

We recommend you join a conversation platform that the group uses to organize, then introduce yourself. People in Learning Gardens are open.

Want to start your own?
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Pixel Lab

studio

Pixel Lab is dedicated to working on creative technological projects and teaching each other how we can use computers as artistic tools.

Cybernetics Club

reading group

A reading and discussion group around all things cybernetics.

Pedagogy Play Lab

reading group

Pedagogy Play Lab is a casual conversation group interested in play and learning. Our meetings focus on a specific topic, like Montessori or MMORPGs and last for a couple hours.

Generative Poetry

study hall

We're discussing the evolution of generative poetry of all shapes and forms. our discussions often look back on correlations from art history, cybernetics and linguistics to inform and inspire us as we brainstorm new modalities for creative schemas.

studio studio

studio

studio studio is a distributed community sharing practical knowledge, libraries of resources, collaborating on work, and joining in crit sessions.

Code

study hall

A space to ask and answer questions related to code, computation, programming, and the idiosyncrasies of tech culture.

economics-and-finance

study hall

#economics-and-finance is the money garden, an independent learning group focused on the study of industry, markets, value, and exchange.

Applying For Things

workshop

Find, apply for, and get opportunities to support creative practices. We invite experts in the field to share their perspective on reading & selecting projects, and work together to get into the habit of applying for creative opportunities.

Critical UI Design

study hall

A discussion group about the practice and nature of interface design.

Fotog

study hall

A discussion group around photography.

Gardening

study hall

Gardening is a slow-burning space for sharing & increasing knowledge & appreciation of plants

#dungeon

study hall

#economics-and-finance is the money garden, an independent learning group focused on the study of industry, markets, value, and exchange.

Antilibraries

study hall

A place for conversation about fascinating books; unread books; the libraries of infinite potential that expand our “adjacent possible” just by being aware of them. A literary meta-verse for readers and writers. A generator for spinoff book groups.