Design educators, researchers, and practitioners know that making is complex and heterogeneous. We do not make as a way to simply sharpen the end of a pre-defined process. We make to think, explain, and conceptualize. We make to communicate, mediate, and teach, to formalize, plan, and provoke, to explore, process, and improve. Happing 7-9 June 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, [MAKE] seeks to establish a space where we can explore the full complexity of making and its applications within today’s contexts.