Bricolage Hosts Holiday Gift Fair and Workshop

The new student co-op invited community members to James House to buy or trade for handmade gift items, learn to marble paper, and enjoy homemade food.

Bricolage Co-op is a new student-run organization, born last spring from Assistant Professor Joshua Moses’ anthropology course “DIY Movements and American Environmentalism.” The group aims to foster community through DIY (do-it-yourself) projects, skills sharing, and exchanges of member-made items. To that end, one of their recurring events is a potluck, clothing swap, and craft fair held on the last Friday of every month, but for the impending holidays, they held the December installment early so Fords could shop or swap for gifts before finals started.

The Bricolage Holiday Gift DIY and Exchange was held in James House, where the co-op has been renovating a room for its permanent home, and featured homemade food and chai, a soundtrack provided by live student musicians, and workshops on paper marbling (a printmaking technique that entails painting designs on water and then transferring it to paper) and wooden top construction.

Photos by Hina Fathima ’15