How is and can Milwaukee be best in the world?
Let’s explore it together!
This May 16th to the 18th, You are invited to the final stop of a once-in-a-lifetime bus tour bringing together world-class creators and makers in Milwaukee for a special series of events celebrating STEAM and maker based education. The bus tour is organized by the BLK SHP (Black Sheep) Foundation, a group of the country’s most well known creators and artists, whose mission is to unlock the creator and artist in everyone, to make an impact in cities across the country.
MAY 16TH – EXPLORE LEGACY
Afternoon: MILWAUKEE IRON TOUR
Learn about Milwaukee’s historic ironworks and join a workshop on reinventing traditional industries
10am – 12pm | Milwaukee Blacksmith
Partner: Milwaukee Blacksmith’s School of Iron
Evening: MILWAUKEE IN WORDS
Explore Milwaukee’s legacy through storytelling, spoken word and stimulating conversation. Special guests: Reynaldo and Rozalia Hernandez-Singh
6pm-9pm | Zimmerman Architecture Studios
Featuring: Still Waters Collective and Milwaukee muralists Reynaldo & Rozalia Hernandez-Singh
MAY 17TH – EXPLORE ADVERSITY
Afternoon: RETRACING THE STEPS
Join a walking tour down the 16th st. bridge retracing the steps of Milwaukee’s Open Housing Marches
10am – 12pm | 16th Street Viaduct
Guided By: Adam Carr from “200 Nights of Freedom”
Evening: THE LEAN COMMUNITY UNCONFERENCE
Engage with community champions and discuss solutions to city challenges through the lens of lean methodology.
6pm-9pm | Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley
Presentation By: Former Development Director at 18F, Romke de Haan
MAY 18TH – EXPLORE INGENUITY
Afternoon: STORY DESIGN FOR EDUCATORS
Learn to design compelling stories alongside fellow traditional and non-traditional educators/students.
10am – 12pm | UWM Union
Presentation By: Jim Murphy, writer and director at Pixar Animation Studios
Evening: THE MUSIC LAB & CLOSING AFTER PARTY
See a live session of The Music Lab with special BLK SHP guests and MKE’s aspiring young musicians.
Music Lab: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
After Party: 7pm – 9pm
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Partner: Grace Weber & 88Nine Radio Milwaukee