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.

a global collaborative network

Current Cities


Coming Soon
Sao Paulo


Lance Weiler (US)
Ele Jansen (GER/AU)
Jasmine Idun Lyman (SE)
Jorgen van der Sloot (NL)
Magalis Martinez (US)
Fabienne Olivier (FR)
Alexis Niki (PL/FR)
Mireille Pacquet (FR)
Nina Simoes (GB)
Nathalie Goethals (BE)
Geertrui De Cock (BE)
Isabel Fernandez (ES)
Aritz Cirbián Casado (ES)
Urszula Gleisner (PL)
Marlena Przybyszewska (PL)
Valeria Amendola (IT)
Anaïs Lora (DK)
Julia Pontecorvo (US)
Aviva Kapust (US)
Lillian Dunn (US)
Atley Loughridge (US)
Ashley Lewis (CA)
Beatrix Coles (AUS)
Danielle Giles (AUS)
Jun Suto (JP)
Marcus Gull (AT)
Karol Martesko-Fenster (US/AT)

Additional Collaborators
Cleo Nabo, Mauro Carichini, Ruben Denys, Oliver Pieterse, Jonas Kowalski, Henrik Hörlin, Alex Rodallec, Arin Crumley, Karin Vietstra, Michael Geidel, Josephine Rydberg Lidén, Sander Spolspoel, Nick Fortugno, Bert Lesaffer, Gregory Gulyan, Colin Allan, Jen Begeal, Kirk Bergstom, Nick Braccia, Alex Herrmann, Neeltje Jans, Errol King, Angela Lang, Kurt Przybilla, Jeff Howard, Dylan Schenker, Agnieszka Burszewska, Lilija Tchourlina, Caleb, Catherine Cuello, Laura Fleming, Noah Pivnick, Lucas J. W. Johnson, Christina Kallas, Joseph E. LeDoux, Lina Srivastava, Karen Wehner.

Columbia University, FreedomLab, Reboot Stories, Refinery29, idrops, Hub LA, the City of LA,the U.S. State Department, Connected Sparks, Penguin, PBS, Made in NY Media Center, The Village of Arts & Humanities and UTS Sydney uLab

Collaborators Wanted

Our mission is based on a quote by Buckminster Fuller

“Make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”

We’re always looking for collaborators to help produce events and / or facilitate our labs and programs.  In addition we often partner with organizations or projects that share our passion to make the world a better place. If you’re interested in how storytelling, play, collaborative design and technology can be used to tackle complex problems we’d love to hear from you.


We ask that future collaborators attend one of our events and / or labs. It’s a wonderful way to get to know each other and an excellent introduction to what we do.


Due to the volume of responses that we receive and the current workload that we have sometimes it might take a bit for us to get back to you.


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