COLDSCAPES//Adapt Comes To Brite

Brite Winter is Cleveland’s winter art and music festival. As all Clevelanders know, “winter” means different things on different days. Compare this year to last year, and the average temperature, snowfall, and what you are able to do outdoors is vastly different. Last year, we could ski and toboggan from November through the end of March, but sitting on patios was impossible until May. This year, we had breakfast on our decks in November and didn’t require coats regularly until January, and the ski season has been pretty sad. And don’t even get us started on the difference in snowfall on the East and West sides. This is a reality and challenge we at Brite have always faced head on and with arms wide open. But it’s not easy.

Kent State’s Center for Outdoor Living Design, housed within the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, has helped Brite Winter embrace these challenges since before Brite Winter was even Brite Winter. They are continuing their work in addressing the challenges faced by city planners, event throwers, and plain old citizens dealing with our unpredictable climate through a design competition called COLDSCAPES//Adapt. Designers will submit their best and brightest ideas on how to adapt to our crazy climates in ways that encourage meaningful use of public space throughout the year, regardless of the weather. All of us at Brite are very pleased to host their lecture and awards ceremony for this competition.

So, if you’ve ever wondered how to make the best of a Cleveland winter, please join us for this kick-off event at Brite Winter. Think of it as an event within an event. Lecture and awards ceremony will be hosted on the lower level of Music Box Supper Club at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20. Come for some education, stay for some beer.

If you’d like more information, check out the Coldscapes//Adapt event page.