Common Ground is a studio event focusing on the relational elements of rope and community. It is a collaborative space designed to bring together different experiences, perspectives, and approaches.
Mats will be available for floorwork, and we’ll be eating, drinking, talking, and sharing as well as tying. Common Ground is a great place for those who are curious to meet our community, see how people tie, and ask questions or discuss topics related to rope.
Prior to each Common Ground, we offer a short Introduction to Japanese Rope class covering communication, safety, and our approach to Japanese rope. We’ll also learn some fast and easy ties.
Our events are held at Outerspace Studios in Wicker Park, directly above Volumes bookstore. The Damen blue line stop is very close to the studio.
When you arrive, press the button for “Sun Studio” and you will be buzzed in. The studio is up the stairs and to the right. The venue requires that shoes be removed at the top of the stairs prior to entering the studio.
Parking can be difficult in this neighborhood but often can be found on Milwaukee or on the streets surrounding the park. We recommend that those who are driving allow at least 15 minutes extra time to find parking.
Please note that Outerspace Studio is not wheelchair accessible. Entering the studio requires ascending a long flight of stairs.