WILDER Compound

 

Partners
Canary Project, Syracuse University

Project
Self-reliance skills workshop series

Services
Concept, Visual Design, Experiential Design, Educational Design and Instruction

 

The WILDER Compound workshop series taught Syracuse University students and local high school students self-reliance skills over six events throughout the Spring of 2014. 


In collaboration with The Canary Project's Modern Primitive Exchange initiative, PDA co-founder Jill Peterson developed the content for six workshops and final community event, designed branding elements and a website and led students in several creative skill-building activities.

Workshops included Community Organizing and Web Design, Bike Repair, Build a Bike-Powered Phone Charger, Build an Earth Oven, Build a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse and Growing Food. Fellow workshop leaders included community organizer Molly Rose Kaufman, designer Kelley Sullivan and the expert mechanics of Melo Velo Bike Shop in Syracuse, NY.

The aim of the WILDER workshops was to both provide a hub where students and members of the community can learn hands-on skills, but also create a handbook that, along with tutorials on the website, can enable communities anywhere to recreate these workshops and build learning centers for self reliance.

>> Download the WILDER Handbook here <<

 

 

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The short film shown here was created by participating Syracuse University students Spencer Garrison and Augie Cummings.