We want to say a thank you to everyone who has donated! For those who send $5 or more, we will send you a limited edition FSA button. For $25 or more, we will also include our custom FSA 18 tote bag. Those who donate $100 or more will have their name listed on our website. If you would like to support us but opt out of any of these thank you's, just let us know in an email. <3
Thank you to everyone who has helped us this summer: from advice, to letting us use your space, to monetary support. We appreciate all collaborators who have given their time, energy, and expertise to FSA this summer.
Special thank you to the HMC Designing Futures Foundation, the LA Forum, WUHO and Woodbury University. Thank you also to Bestor Architecture, HMC Architects, and STUDIO-MLA for letting us hold workshops in your spaces.
We would also like to thank all of the individuals who have supported us financially: Kirsten Cohen, Alexander Daxböck, Sarah Ebner, Patricia Gonzalez, Sihyun Jeong, Eira Mooney, Clara Mooso, Gonzalo Oyarce, Phuc Quach, Alex and Marina Finkelman, Jeni Grinceri, Zach Rose, Jonathan Sharp, and all the anonymous donors out there.
All donations go directly into operational expenses that are essential to make the program this summer happen. One of our main goals is transparency, so if you have any questions feel free to get in touch!
Free School of Architecture is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Free School of Architecture must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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.
Education is becoming less accessible 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 people from all over the world in order to promote an open-ended dialogue 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!
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