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Makeshift: Center for Material Studies - Oakland -

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Makeshift: Center for Material Studies


Donations by appt after determination of acceptance.

makeshift: center for material studies is a gathering point for engagements with craft through workshops, meet-ups, reading groups, lectures, and skill sharing, that are in conversation with a larger history of making objects by hand. They are based in Oakland, CA and operating pop-up style around the east-bay area. Donations of goods include basic infrastructure we need to host students and workshops (tables, chairs, shade structures, dye pots, etc).

Item Notes Method Destination
Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials Dye pots. Contact first for details.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Furniture - Small - Working Chairs, tables, and shade structures for workshops and events. Contact first with images of what you have.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Sporting Goods - Working Shade structures. Contact first with what you have.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
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