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People for Urban Progress 5x5 MAKE Your City: Make It Happen

People for Urban Progress

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Someone will walk away with $10,000 to implement their idea right here in Indianapolis. The catch? The winning idea must be completed by June 28. Five finalists have been selected to present their ideas on 5 slides in 5 minutes. Presentations will take place at a free, 21+, public event at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50) on April 12 at 6 p.m. 

The April 12 MAKE Event is free to the public, although requires an RSVP.

Announcing, The 5 MAKE Presenters: 

1.) “Making Gardens Grow: The mobile garden + grow with IndyGo pilot project” by Dawn Kroh of Green3 Studio

2.) “Tinkertown: an innovative space for creating, making, inventing, manufacturing and educating” by Jaron Garrett of Dreamapolis

3.) “Urban Alley Infill: embracing the space in between” by Kyle Perry of PROJECTiONE

4.) “Indianapolis Publishing Cooperative” (Indy Pub Co-Op) by Brandon Schaaf

5.) “The Cool Bus” by Kirstin Northenscold of WORD ON THE STREET

In addition to these 5 presentations, there will be a brief presentation by special guest, Hiba Abdallah of Broken City Lab. Broken City Lab is an artist-led collective that works through collaborative social practice and creative research to understand the ways in which locality is shaped and enacted in the city. Tactical efforts and interventions are most often aimed to disrupt and engage the community and infrastructure of Windsor, Ontario.

Guests are encouraged to stay after presentations. You can expect food and drink available for purchase by: Duos, Just Pop In!New Day MeaderyFlat12 Bierwerks and live music by Jared Thompson and Premium Blend.

A Special Thanks to collaborators helping PUP on the event — including with the selection and judging of ideas — include Indianapolis FabricationsWe Are CityURBN DSGNIndianapolis International Network (IIN), Centric IndyCivic Center of New Orleans and special guest Hiba Abdallah, Research Fellow at Broken City Lab from Windsor, Ontario. Other partners include Accent On Business, helping prep our speakers and Bayonet Media, helping document the event and winner's process. Promoting Safe Travel, Mustache Rides will be available for reservations at 317-6-RIDES-6.

5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation is a yearlong series of four themed idea-pitching events funded by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. At each, an idea will be awarded $10,000. Big Car announced Round 1 winner on February 8. The winning idea is to bring a Pop Up Cinema to Indianapolis, presented by Craig Mince of Indianapolis International Film Festival. The next two and final two 5x5 events will be hosted by local nonprofits IndyHub on June 28 and Harrison Center for the Arts on September 6.


Indianapolis Fabrications (iFab) is located inside the Circle City Industrial Complex. Parking is available in the parking lot between 11th and 12th street. The event entrance is just north of 12th Street. Bike Riding is encouraged and we will have an area to lock them up inside the building. Or plan your IndyGo Route here.

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Indianapolis Fabrications
1125 East Brookside Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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People for Urban Progress

People for Urban Progress (PUP) is an innovation center and do-tank. We operate at the intersection of transit, environment, and design, developing products and projects that engage, educate, and motivate the public to enhance the urban quality of life in Indianapolis. In order to accomplish this, we are redefining the traditional non-profit model by investing in 1) projects that generate income and 2) people that are makers and doers. Most simply, we’re making small things to fund big change - turning ideas into impact. peopleup.org

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