Michael Bricker

Michael  Bricker

Michael is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of People for Urban Progress (PUP), an Indianapolis-based non-profit and urban design do-tank. PUP focuses on projects that enhance the urban quality of life in Indianapolis, particularly in the areas of transit, environment, and design. PUP is most known for The Dome Project, where 13 acres of fabric from the roof of the former RCA/Hoosier Dome were diverted from a landfill. Currently, PUP works with local designers to make items out of the fabric, which help fund larger urban installations.

Michael also works as a production designer and filmmaker whose most recent credits include “Computer Chess” (2011) and “Natural Selection” (Grand Jury Prize winner at SXSW). These and other film works have been featured at SXSW, the LA Film Fest, Ebertfest, and the Indy Film Fest, among others.

Michael earned his Master in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught production design at the University of Texas Film Institute. His Bachelors degree is from Wabash College, where he recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art.