HELP REBUILD COLAB

Due to circumstances beyond our control, CoLab is looking for a new home. We have already moved into a temporary space, but we're still looking to secure a bigger, more permanent home. CoLab and SDCAP are currently exploring all of our options, but we need your help!

1. WHAT IS COLAB?

We’re a non-profit makerspace dedicated to building community through providing a place to learn, gather, create. We are 100% volunteer-run and offer classes at cost of materials so that we can provide education to anyone who wants it. Once students are trained, they can use our space & equipment at no cost.
You Are Art: Non-Disaster Preparedness book event
colab electronics class

2. WHAT HAPPENED?

We’ve had a great 8-year run at our current spot in Grantville, but we lost our lease. We're in the process of setting up a small, temporary space in Bankers Hill which should be a lot of fun! We also have our eyes on an amazing warehouse space at The District which we hope to secure by January.
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3. HOW CAN I HELP?

So glad you asked!!

We’re currently looking for investors who want to fund our vision! Our monthly cost is going to be increasing significantly and we have big plans. We need financial assistance to secure our new place and grow our vision. Contact us if you would like to invest, or click here to make a donation.

We also are looking for volunteers to help us set up in Bankers Hill. Contact us if you want to help.

MEET THE
DIRECTORS:

Vic

VIC LIAO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Bio coming soon!

Diane

DIANE

EDUCATION & ELECTRONICS LEAD

Diane has worked on many big art projects, including leading a large scale Burning Man installation called Unfolding Humanity in 2018. She loves learning to make things by trial and error and leaves a trail of projects (including the sparkle galaxy floor in the E-Lab) in her wake. Professionally, Diane is a Professor of Mathematics at USD, with research interests in low-dimensional topology.

Denise

DENISE LONZANO

DIRECTOR OF BUILDING THINGS
Thomas Sherman

THOMAS SHERMAN

SCREEN PRINTING LEAD

Born in Detroit, Thomas studied design at the College for Creative Studies (Detroit) and Montserrat College of Art (Boston) as well as printmaking at SVA (NYC). He’s worked in advertising, design, and entertainment as a creative director, designer, & writer. As a fine artist his primary mediums are sculpture and vaguely defined forms of imagemaking.

Katie

KATIE DANGER

DIRECTOR OF FILLING THE GAPS

Katie is a longtime Youtopian and burner who got hooked on building large scale public art as the project manager for the 2016 Youtopia Temple. She has volunteered for everything from Gate to City Planning to Zendo and is thrilled to be supporting CoLab on the directors team. She is passionate about making art accessible to everyone!

Reva

REVA GREEN

DIRECTOR OF MAKING SH*T LOOK COOL

As Co-Founder & Creative Director at Alfa Charlie, Reva brings expertise in branding & design to CoLab. When she’s not on the laser, Reva is managing the CoLab brand, website, and renovations. Prior to CoLab, Reva volunteered as Creative Lead at Fab Lab San Diego from 2015-2018, where she designed brand visuals and assisted with youth educational initiatives in collaboration with LRNG and the City of San Diego.

Marina Levity

LEVITY

CRAFTS & SEWING LEAD

Levity is a photographer, interior decorator, and does business development for a construction staffing company. As a lifelong DIYer, Levity has been involved with many festival art installations and makerspaces throughout California. She enjoys making costumes, wall art, laser cut earrings, and figuring out how things work and how to make them on her own.

NICOLE HICKMAN

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Nicole (playa name: Miss Information) has been a regional contact for Burning Man in San Diego since 2010. In addition to her role as a regional contact, she has been the communications lead for YOUtopia (2010-2017) and has produced Figment in San Diego, a free interactive and participatory arts event that took place in 2013-2017 in Chicano Park.

Jon Ray

JON RAY

ADVISING DIRECTOR
Jon Ray helped create CoLab back in 2014 when he no longer needed the space for his house painting company. As the producer of YOUtopia and President of SDCAP from 2011-14, and 2016-17, he had a vision of the potential for the community to have a space like CoLab, and empowered the incredible San Diego YOUtopian community to make it happen.
Jason

JASON GOOD

ADVISING DIRECTOR

Artist, designer, maker & former Managing Director of CoLab (2018-21). Jason currently teaches classes at CoLab, including Screen Printing, CNC Router, Advanced CNC Laser, and more. Upon first being captivated by CoLab at his first laser class, Jason has been working to make CoLab a place for people to discover new sides of their creativity or share what they know.

HELP REBUILD COLAB!

With your help, we can rebuild Colab bigger and better than ever. We are passionate about our community and absolutely dedicated to keeping this dream alive. Email us at info@sdcolab.org if you want to help with the move. If you can, please make a donation so we can keep offering low cost maker classes, equipment, and community space here in San Diego.

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