How can I support FSA?

First, thank you for wanting to help! The Free School of Architecture is currently a small organization running on a lot of love and volunteer work. We appreciate any help you may have to offer - all outside support goes a long way. We are so happy that you are into what we are doing and hope that if you look through the options below, you can find something that fits your interests and means.

Your support will go directly to the program and will keep FSA experimental, horizontal, tuition-free, sustainable, and inclusive. Thank you.

Why donate?

Education is becoming less and less accessible as each year tuition costs rise. Opportunities for growth, honest discussion, and experimentation are rare outside of academia. FSA is filling this gap. Our summer program brings together practitioners, academics, and students from all over the world and from a range of disciplines, in order to promote an open-ended dialogue around architecture through workshops, lectures, projects, exhibitions and publication. Focused on peer-to-peer learning and collective, radical pedagogy, the aim of the Free School of Architecture is to support a space for free thought and critical discourse that hovers between practice and academia. 2017 participants have continued to build on their experience at FSA by launching cultural projects together, founding practices, and taking over the running of FSA itself. We look forward to seeing this network grow this year and beyond.


Join us and be a part of it. If our values resonate with you, please know that you are helping us stay true to these same values.


We are always on the lookout for new friends and partners who share our values and want to collaborate. We are particularly interested in opportunities to organize joint public events, collaborative projects, or access to a backyard you might be open to sharing for more casual discussions around Los Angeles. Get in touch if you have a project idea, available space, or anything else you’d like to team up on!

Non-Monetary Support

If you feel passionately and want to get involved but do not have the financial means at the moment, there are other ways to support FSA!

  • donate books to build our library

  • host a discussion in your space

  • let a participant crash on your couch

  • connect us to an interesting friend of yours

  • share your accounting knowledge

  • provide snacks, coffee, or beer for events

  • volunteer to work the door at lectures

Get in touch and let us know what you are interested in.


We are a work-in-progress and as the summer program is developing, your support comes at a critical time. If you donate, we want you to know where your money is going and so are providing our budget below. We are working to make FSA as lightweight as possible and we need to cover the following:

  • studio and event space

  • equipment and tools (AV, fans, chairs, basics for setting up a learning space)

  • print publication and exhibition supplies

  • legal fees, insurance, PO box

  • labor


    The Free School of Architecture is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Through this fiscal sponsorhsip, contributions (monetary and non-monetary) are tax-deductible.