A maker space with potential bricolage material
A self-referential sign built using bricolage techniques on a thrift store painting

In the arts, bricolage (French for "DIY" or "do-it-yourself projects") is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by mixed media.

The term bricolage has also been used in many other fields, including anthropology, philosophy, critical theory, education, computer software, and business.


Bricolage is a French loanword that means the process of improvisation in a human endeavor. The word is derived from the French verb bricoler ("to tinker"), with the English term DIY ("Do-it-yourself") being the closest equivalent of the contemporary French usage. In both languages, bricolage also denotes any works or products of DIY endeavors.[1][2]

Other Languages
български: Бриколаж
català: Bricolatge
Deutsch: Bricolage
español: Bricolaje
français: Bricolage
한국어: 브리콜라주
Bahasa Indonesia: Bricolage
italiano: Bricolage
עברית: בריקולאז'
қазақша: Бриколаж
polski: Brikolaż
português: Bricolagem
română: Bricolaj
русский: Бриколаж
українська: Бріколаж
vèneto: Bricolage
中文: 拼裝