We submitted an entry to the Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati’s “Live/Make” mixed-use competition. Cincinnati is a city I know mostly from periodic visits to museums growing up. I particularly used to enjoy the Contemporary Arts Center (and no, we never went to see the infamous Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit), which always managed to mount these small, jewel-box shows that gave you just enough contemporary art to chew on before you were back on the streets of Cincinnati’s bleak downtown in search of Indian food. The CAC has since purchased a very expensive edifice by Zaha Hadid – the one time I’ve been back , it seemed like a little too much building and not enough art.
The city has been trying very hard to achieve a renaissance in the past ten years, partly by undoing some of the poor urbanisms of the last fifty years (ia. skywalks), and now apparently by rediscovering their brewing past to create a post-industrial destination in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
For more details, you can go to the Studio website, but here are a few images: