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Shannon Downey

Mastastitcher, Badass Cross Stitch in Chicago

Recovering social media addict, Shannon Downey, encourages you to get your analog on.  Needles and some construction required.

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Visiting Cuba

BY WALTER STREET III
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Walter Street III recalls revolution in Cuba in January 1959. It took him 57 years to realize his ambition to visit.

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Got My Kiss Records Out...

BY JAY GRAHAM
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Jay Graham shares on the exhibition he curated that centered aroung guitarist Rick Nielsen.

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Life Lessons From Figure Skating

BY ALLISON MANLEY
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Allison Manley shares the lessons that she has learned from figure skating.

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

BY LOU BANK
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

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The Art Of Tidying

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Sharon Exley thinks her home needs purging of clutter.  She reads up on house cleaning strategies, and then gives a bunch of stuff away during PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 37.  Peter Exley provides some assistance.

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Trial by Fire

BY DANNY WICKE
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Architect Danny Wicke built a VW Beetle. Here, he tells the story of his car from the beginning when he got his hands dirty in rural Alabama.

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On Being Dapper

BY CLAYTON SMITH
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Clayton Smith shares about Barnaby Dapper's Library Tonic: scents for readers that smell like story settings.

 

CHICAGO Blog

“What defines luxury?” at Studio 41 with RNDD + Dornbracht, Powered by PechaKucha

Guests will enjoy appetizers and wine during the discussion. Space is limited, $35 ticket price.  To purchase tickets and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rndd-pecha-kucha-night-at-studio-41-with-dornbracht-what-defines-luxury-tickets-25263222980?ref=estw
WHEN: 
Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00 -8:00 P.M.
WHERE: 
Studio 41- 225 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
WHO: 
The River North Design District sets forth to provide participating interior design showrooms and art galleries with a creative entrepreneurial community hosting a variety of educational forums and consumer and trade events.  The River North Design District offers a platform for community referrals while providing opportunities to increase exposure with both the A&D community and the high-end consumer.
If you’re building or remodeling a home, Studio41 invites you to visit their showroom. Offering a full selection of quality products at affordable prices: kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath cabinetry, kitchen and bath accessories, windows, doors, door hardware and cabinet hardware. Luxury brands includeDornbracht, Rohl, Toto, Duravit, Rocky Mountain, Ginger, and much, much more.  Please visit www.shopstudio41.com for more information. 
"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format." 

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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.