Roman Mars :: Stories about the Built World

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Event Info

Admission

$15 ($12 for members of UTRF)

Venue

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

875 Lake Street

Oak Park , 

IL 

60301

Presenter

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
708-383-7473

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

He's been called "the Ira Glass of design." His radio show, 99% Invisible – "a tiny show about architecture and design" – focuses on the invisible activity that shapes our world. In August 2012, 99% Invisible became the highest-funded journalism project in Kickstarter history, raising over $170,000 from 5,661 backers. In 2012, with over 4 million downloads online, 99% Invisible peaked at #2 in iTunes ranking for all podcasts in the US.

As host and producer of 99% Invisible, Roman Mars has explored everything from the Purple Hotel – Lincolnwood, IL's most famous building – to poetically-named structures in Santiago, Chile.
 
Mars will bring his eye for design, his talent for storytelling, and his rich layers of music and sound effects to Unity Temple, where he will perform an extended version of 99% Invisible.
 
More information about this event here.