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20x20x20 - Every presenter is a twenty-something.  Check out Chicago's emerging professional and creative community in the patented PechaKucha format.

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Marriage Equality. Graham Brown gives us the best primer you'll ever hear. Plus, find out all about H.E.L.P. Everyone's watching it.

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The Quintessential Hipster and other Chicago Personalities

BY RON LITKE
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Ron Litke introduces the PechaKucha Chicago audience to an incredible collection of Chicago creatives that he's interviewed for his radio show on Rivet.

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Don't Spy On Me • OK?

BY MARK PATERNOSTRO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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Meet my (cool) in-laws

BY JOE REINSTEIN
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Joe Reinstein claims to have the coolest in-laws ever - Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles, co-founders of the Fluxus art movement.

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Emily has a hammer

BY BOB BELOTE
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Emily Jaques and Bob Belote work at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  It's a busy place where visitors test exhibits to their limits.  Emily and Bob make sure nothing breaks.

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The Tiniest Best Boat

BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

"Presentation of the Day" on May 7, 2015.

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Urania

BY JYL BONAGURO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

The life of a female intellectual largely forgotten by history emerges in a new play by Jyl Bonaguro portraying how, after falling in love with Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet transformed from a social dilettante into one of Europeʼs leading scientific minds. 

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Uncle Sheldon

BY SIMON LANDON
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Sheldon Patinkin was a revered and respected icon of American theater and comedy.  He was also Simon Landon's cool Uncle Sheldon.

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The Array of Things

BY DOUG PANCOAST
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Doug Pancoast is leading The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration which transforms the way faculty and students exchange ideas.  Here he talks about this research, his practice and the Array of Things.

 

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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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