Mary Helen Hammer
AIA Cleveland


Thursday August 20, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Playhouse Square: US Bank Plaza
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Speakers on the Square: Making CLE is an outdoor open panel discussion that immerses attendees in the topic of “Making” through the lens of Cleveland, Ohio. With a richly diverse panel of local Makers, the event will explore an assortment of industries/arts, and their design processes and toolkits. Spanning the fields of architecture, industrial design, place-making, and filmmaking, the panel will look to draw parallels to their trades and techniques, and furthermore reflect the impact, value and culture of Makers in Cleveland. The discussion will be moderated by Steve Rugare, Associate Professor at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, whose primary research focuses on architecture and world’s fairs, the famous forum for invention.

Panelists include: TEDxCLE Speaker (2015) and Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Winner (2014), Kasumi, who creates immersive media art experiences that explore the formation of memory and our collective consciousness. Owner of 44 Steel, and recent star on Spike TV’s Framework, Jason Radcliffe, a steel furniture designer from Cleveland’s Westside who has mobilized Cleveland’s F*SHO, a premiere showcase of Designers and Makers. Creative Placemaker, Emily Appelbaum, the new Program Director for Ingenuity Fest who has fueled large-scale public art in Cleveland through events such as Brite Winter Festival and Mini Maker Fair. Lastly, Michael Horton, co-creator of MAKER office, the Cleveland-based design studio known for its thought-provoking architecture which has contributed to the success of many Cleveland neighborhoods.

The event is free to the public. 1.5 HSW Credits are available with registration only for members and non-members.

“Dynomite Burgers” will be open in the plaza for food and refreshments!

When: Thursday August 20, 2015, 6:30pm (Check-In 5:30-6:30)

Where: Playhouse Square, U.S. Bank Plaza (formerly Star Plaza).

Rain location: The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

Cost: Free to the Public, for 1.5 HSW credits: Free for AIA Members, $15 Non-members