About Learn Do Share

Learn Do Share (LDS) is a grassroots innovation engine; a combination of events, labs and peer production. We are a community for open collaboration, design fiction and social innovation.

The three words LEARN, DO and SHARE embody our philosophy: we learn from everyone. we do by prototyping. we share what we learn.

Our events and labs are gatherings for ad-hoc groups to meet, ideate and work out concepts for a common good.

Our peer production cycles help groups stay together to co-create prototypes of their collective imaginations. The most prominent are Caine’s Arcade, My Sky Is Falling, and The BUKE.

Our books, documentaries and projects are carried forth by our participants to inspire other people to do the same.

Our Learn Do Share methodology and framework, which we like to call an OS (operating system) is being adapted by Universities, organizations and makerspaces as a tool to help tackle wicked problems by harnessing storytelling, play, designing thinking and collaboration. Over the last four years, we’ve collaborated with Jorgen van der Sloot and FreedomLab to design and prototype a social innovation lab to explore solutions for complex problems. The Learn Do Share lab runs at our events as well as having been staged for Columbia University, the UN, the City of Los Angeles, UNICEF and the Danish Government.

DIY days has a new name


After seven years and 20 events, diy days is shedding its name. Over the years the event has grown into a global community that has producers in 30 countries. When I co-founded the event in 2008, it was focused on enabling a new emerging creative class of storytellers. At that point the philosophy of “diy” was at the core of our efforts. The events and focus of the community was on how storytellers fund, create, distribute and sustain. And while these needs still exist the event has evolved, moving from pure entertainment and into a mix of purposeful storytelling and play. Open design has taken a center stage as the event as we’ve grown into a social sandbox that encourages rapid prototyping that works to move ideas into collaborative action.

Over the last few years diy days has incubated, accelerated and supported a variety of projects and platforms focused on social good.

Caine’s Arcade (2011)
Lyka’s Adventure (2012 & 2014)
My Sky is Falling (2013)
Project Daniel (2014)

We began to realize that we were NOT doing it ourselves but in fact we’re doing it together. So after some careful thought we’ve decided to rename the event Learn Do Share.

The Learn Do Share ecosystem consists of

An open knowledge base
A series of publications
Global Events & Labs
A project accelerator
Open collaborative tools

We’re always looking for collaborators and would love to hear about what your working on and what you need.

See you in London this Fall!