ODC Basic: Pattern making

Pattern making with Bich Thu

Do you want to replicate your favorite shirt? No problem: Just bring it in on Thursday. Alternatively, we can create a basic sewing pattern with your measurements.

Thursday, October 28, 19 - 21h
15 Euros for non-members, free for ODC members

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Schnittmuster selbst erstellen mit Bich Thu

Du hast ein Lieblingshemd das reproduzieren möchtest? Kein Problem. Dann bring am Donnerstag dein liebstes Hemd oder Shirt mit. Falls nicht, auch nicht schlimm, dann fertigen wir Basic-Schnittmuster nach Deinen Maßen an.

Donnerstag, 28. Oktober, 19 - 21 Uhr
15 Euro für Nichtmitglieder; kostenlos für ODC-Mitglieder

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Great Pumpkin Carving Day

Come along from 15.00 - 19.00 on Sunday 31st of October, for our pumpkin carving session. Please let us know you're coming so we can stock up on pumpkins. Alternatively you can just bring your own.

A small donation will be required from citizens (aka members) and guests to cover the cost of the pumpkins (between 3-5 Eu), and we will ask for a small donation 2 Eu from guests to cover the cost of the space.

Then we shall fill ourselves with pumkin soup (other recipes also welcome), and take to the streets for All Hallows Eve.

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vacuum forming workshop

low-cost vacuum forming

making shapes, forms or sculptures in clay and copy them with o.5mm plastic-sheet material


bring small things to be copied

size: 8-16cm

5€ for members
10€ for non-members


3-10  people

no need to register,  just come

if you have questions mail me to: cvail101@gmail.com

ODC salon: Neal Gorenflo/Future of Money Double Bill

Change is in the Air, a new culture is emerging. Individuals, communities and organisations are questioning the existing Economic Frameworks and social systems.

In this double bill, Open Design City is proud to present in association with Exbuero. Two provocative presentations telling stories from the other side.

The first - the Future of Money, a crowdsourced film by emergence collective (full disclosure, I am involved), addresses the changing face of value away from the usual critique of the existing system, instead focusing on new emerging economic formats.

Neal Gorenflo from www.shareable.net (all the way from San Francisco) will then elaborate on the new culture of sharing, exploring evidence of this emerging culture, what it means and it's origins.

Afterwards you can take the time to expand on the discussion yourselves.

If you're interested in Free Culture/Open Culture/Sustainability or alternatives to the existing economy, then this event is a must attend.

Event is Free. See below for further details of Neal's presentation.

new sharing economy

The first wave of Internet innovation helped people connect to information. The second
connected people to each other. The next is about connecting people to stuff. This could
be the biggest shift yet. The organizing principles of the Internet are now restructuring
our material world moving us rapidly from an ownership to an access economy.

Now along with our information services on demand from the cloud, we can get use
of cars (ZipCar), bikes (Capital Bikeshare), accommodations (Couchsurfing), parking
spaces (ParkatmyHouse), boats (ShareZen), planes, kids clothes, workspace (coworking),
luxury handbags (Avelle), and much more.

The confluence of the web, real-time location aware mobile technologies, economic and
environmental crisis, and the first web-native generation coming of age has created a
perfect storm for sharing in the real world.

This is the change we need. With a peer-based, sharing economy comes cost savings,
stronger communities, environmental conservation, broader access to resources, and
higher quality products made for sharing. Sharing addresses many problems at once - an
appropriate solution for an era of interconnected crises.

In this month’ s salon, we’ re featuring Neal Gorenflo, publisher of Shareable Magazine
and co-producer with Latitude Research of a new report on the sector, The New Sharing
Economy, who will talk about this transformation, why it’ s happening, the role of design

and technology, and the opportunities in the space. I hope you will join us.

Event will begin at 19.00 on 4th November in Betahaus (as we have a sewing workshop in parallel at ODC). This event is kindly supported by Exbuero.

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ODC Workshop: 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.

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ODC Basic: Screenprinting

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.

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Upcyle it! - Wood workshop

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.

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cnc-foam-cutting class

physical typography, tangible graphics, artistic-research cnc-foamcutting

"having fun learning about possibilities with cnc-technology and play with it. Get inspired and share your ideas! "

preparing files in vector software, file-formats,   generating g-code, cnc-cutting

10€ for members
20€ for non-members


3-4 people , please bring your laptop

if you have questions mail me to: cvail101@gmail.com


ODC Basic: Starch Plastic

starch plastic

In this ODC basics class, you'll learn:

the basic recipe
recipe variations of the Starch Plastic production process
how to make sheet material
how to use forms effectively to produce lampshades and bowls
flaws and existing challenges associated with the material
discuss potential product opportunities

At the event we will also give you the opportunity to produce your own lampshade using our batch process.

Workshop lasts 2 hours, from 19.00 - 21.00
If you would like to make your own lampshade, please bring an old woolen sweater you don't mind sacrificing.

Price for Citizens (members): Free (please sign up before the evening to ensure a prompt start)
Price for Guests (non-members): 10 Euro

For those who have attended before and want to come play, please feel free to come along.

ODC Workshop: Graffiti Research Lab - Germany

Time: Saturday, Oct 30th, 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.


a series of informal GRL Hack-Jams for more advanced customization of L.A.S.E.R. Tag will take place at ODC throughout November...

Attendance & Cost:

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.


English. A little more tech-speak...

Spatial and Technical Requirements:

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and laser pens, if applicable.

If you want, rsvp at the Facebook Event page.

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Free and open DIY nights:
Every Monday from 19h.

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