August Clambake (with real clams!)

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Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.

In 2018, we are traveling around RI to find a new home for Clambake. Find us throughout the state this year!

In August, we are at the Avenue Concept for our outdoor Clambake! This is the only time in the year where we have *actual clams* at our Clambake! Come and enjoy some delicious clam boil thanks to Don Nguyen, Clambake Committee member and co-founder of Ocean State Oyster Festival. Clams run out fast, so come on-time and bring some cash for drinks, just in case!

Check out the Facebook Event to see the work of our presenters and register today!


Adam E. Anderson

Design Under Sky

​Adam E. Anderson is a registered landscape architect and founder/director of Design Under Sky (D.U.S.). In addition to teaching at RISD, where he encourages students to experiment and challenge landscape convention, he runs the Landscape Architecture department at Payette Architects. His projects vary in scale and include hospital healing gardens, residential gardens, master planning, campus plazas, rooftop gardens and urban parks, as well as commissioned public art works. His work negotiates with the ever-changing landscape by understanding the unique phenomenological qualities and cultural influences inherent in a site and then deploying interventions to embrace, reveal and embellish these qualities.

Anderson recently completed 10,000 SUNS, a public park installation in downtown Providence that attracted hundreds of visitors last summer, and The Shack, a biergarten/seafood shack/performance space located adjacent to the new Wexford Innovation Center in the I-195 district land. He currently is working on projects at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and the 43-acre site of 5th Xiangya Hospital in China. He recently received a Rhode Island Council of the Arts Project Grant and has been appointed to the Rhode Island Scenic Roadways Board by the governor of Rhode Island.

Anderson has taught at RISD since 2014 and has been a visiting critic at Harvard Graduate School of Design, The Ohio State University, Northeastern University and the Boston Architectural College. Prior to forming D.U.S. he worked for the award-winning offices of Landworks Studio and Ground, Inc. in Boston.

Monica Shinn

Monica Shinn

​After attending Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Monica Shinn moved to Providence in 1996. She has worked as a designer, a painter, steel fabricator and an electrician; having a technician’s knowledge and a fine art training informs both her design work and her painting. Monica Shinn’s paintings describe her neighborhood, bits and pieces of daily life in Providence and other places. She composes as a colorist, pushing depth and dimension with the force of color rather than traditional time perspective. Her drawings tend more toward reality than realism and her spare works on paper are often achingly stark and true.

She has also been a set designer for over 20 years. Her last work was for Wilbury Theatre in spring 2018. “The Flick” which had the Providence debut at the Cable Car Theatre. This session, she will be designing the beginning show for Wilbury Theatre “How I learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel, and the final show, “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel.