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Interview: Richard Florida on Columbus and the “New Urban Crisis”

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Richard Florida on Columbus and the “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the well-known researcher, professor and author of the book “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has been chronicling the return-to-the-city movement since its beginnings in the 1980s. He’s been an advocate for a new type of economic development focused on creativity and innovation, and has spoken approvingly of the impact of the knowledge […]

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Creative Control Fest Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author as Headliner

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Creative Control Fest Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author as Headliner

The 4th Annual Creative Control Fest returns to Columbus September 11-12 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. This year’s festival will feature headliner Piper Kerman, author of the Netflix adapted book ‘Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’ and husband Larry Smith, originator of the popular concept Six-Word Memoirs. “Creative Control Fest is […]

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Columbus Named 6th Best City for Creatives

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named 6th Best City for Creatives

Another week, another Top 10 list! This time, Columbus has made the grade when it comes to measuring the creative class, according to a list published by SmartAsset.com, an online financial advisory platform. The rankings in this list compare US cities based upon how well a region can support its creative workforce. The criteria is […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

The team at the Columbus Idea Foundry has been hard at work since the start of 2014 at renovating the first floor of an old Franklinton warehouse to make their new home. Today, the CIF will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony to usher in a new era for one of the largest maker space […]

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motive. Events Provide Platform for Local Creative Talent

Walker Evans Walker Evans motive. Events Provide Platform for Local Creative Talent

The “creative class” is a coin termed by economist and millennial trend-watcher Richard Florida, but the definition of the phrase is one that can be used very broadly. A group of locals have come together in the past year to provide some definition to that realm through the Columbus lens, and shine a spotlight on […]

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Wonderland Explores Relocation to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wonderland Explores Relocation to Franklinton

The much-discussed Wonderland creative space project may soon be one step closer to finding a home. After ditching plans in 2011 to renovate the former Wonder Bread bakery building in Italian Village, Wonderland board members and staff have been working on a relocation plan. An emailed statement from the Board reads as follows: “Our team […]

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Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Last night in his State of the City address, Mayor Coleman announced that the Columbus Idea Foundry would be moving to East Franklinton. Today we can confirm that the specific destination is 421 W. State Street, a building the Franklinton Development Association purchased last summer with the help of a Green Columbus Grant from the […]

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