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02 DEC

NEXT EVENT VOL 32

While we can't guarantee snow, you can be sure that there'll be some spectacularly festive presentations for PechaKucha Night this December.  And we suspect that Kate and Ray will be serving egg nog if you are so inclined.  Plus beer and pizza.  We will serve up creativity, passion and a sack full of cool Chicagoans.  Get tickets now for you and your friends and keep checking here for the names of our fabulous presenters.

Tickets here

Poster by Michael Vendiola @vendianajones

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Featured Presentation

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Sam Mechling

in Chicago

Making His Parents Proud

PRESENTED ON JUN 03, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 30

Sam Mechling's parents had such high hopes for him on his second birthday. Here's how it turns out for them.  The rest of us might want to figure out how to get on Sam's Christmas card list.

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Field Notes

BY NORA AMES
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Nora Ames talks about connectivity, left and right brains and how a conversation on this led to a pioneering program for young architects and students called FieldNotes.

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Brown M&Ms

BY MARE SWALLOW
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference Mare Swallow does a lot of hiring. She tells us of the sophisticated techniques she utilises to weed out “f**k-ups” prior to the interview process, and how you too ought to be wary of the brown m&ms.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 5, 2014.

Van Halen photo courtesy of Music Enthusiast Magazine

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Primitive Hut

BY JOHN JUNG
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

John Jung has discovered a primitive hut on Chicago's Northerly Island.  Where did it come from, who lives there and what do they do there? John answers these questions.  Kind of.  Sort of.

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Gadget Obsessions

BY SANJIB SAHOO
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Sanjib Sahoo tells the story of how a self proclaimed "guy from a small town in India" gets to do something pretty amazing and changes the way Wall Street does business.

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 "Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2014.

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Designing for FLOTUS

BY MARIA PINTO
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Maria Pinto talks about crowd funding to invogorate her business model (which includes designing for the First Lady, Michelle Obama).

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What is a MOOC?

BY MICHAL CLEMENTS
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Michal Clements jumps off bridges and does deep dives into Emily Dickinson. It's all in the name of leaping into the world of MOOCs.

This presentation was part of an evening partnership with the Penn Club of Chicago. Michal served as the 2014 President of the Club.

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

BY PHILIP BERGER
IN CHICAGO

From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch. 

Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture. 

 

CHICAGO Blog

Brown M&Ms

“This is about the fuck-ups you make when you’re looking for work.” Be wary of brown m&ms.
Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference Mare Swallow does a lot of hiring.
In “Brown M&Ms” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30, Mare tells us of the clever techniques she utilises to weed out “f**k-ups” prior to the interview process.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Peter Exley

    Advocate for architecture for children, Peter Exley FAIA has created an internationally recognized architecture and design practice, which elevates the standards of design for public space and learning environments through the construction of new paradigms in pedagogy, play and participatory experience. Hailing from Yorkshire, he arrived in Chicago for a year in 1985. He has been there ever since, and founded ArchitectureIsFun on April Fools' Day 1994. He is an adjunct Professor in the departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Designed Objects and Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago and was the 2013 President of AIA Chicago.

  • Thorsten Bösch

    President and Co-Founder of visualizedconcepts inc. in 2003, he arrived in Chicago 1996 via Hamburg, Passau + Konstanz.

  • Sharon Exley

    Procurer of Art, Beauty & Curiosity Sharon and her team at Fun Finders, a women-owned practice bring art, beauty, curiosity and experience to homes, businesses, museums, libraries, and public entities. With Architecture Is Fun, Sharon elevates environments to sophisticated interiors and educative design™ across the US and internationally.

  • Steven Haulenbeek

    I am a Chicago based designer and artist working in the fields of furniture, lighting, accessories, experimental/process-based objects and events.

  • Michael Genge

    I'm a bike obsessed designer and master of all things wheeled.

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