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NEXT EVENT PechaKucha Night at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

PechaKucha Night Chicago partners with the Chicago Architecture Biennial to uncover the unexpected in architecture — unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. PechaKuchas tell great stories. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different. You can pretty much count on this PechaKucha Night to be an architectural box of chocolates. If you’ve been to a PechaKucha Night in Chicago, or in any of the more 800 cities worldwide, you know this is a great live event, with real people, real communication, real beer, and real creative fun -  a “real” social network.

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Featured Presentation

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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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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The Profound Beauty of Indigo

BY ROWLAND RICKETTS
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

After graduation Rowland Ricketts moved to Japan to teach English and explored Japanese craft heritage. He discovered indigo leaves and had an aprenticeship at a Tokushima dye factory. He became an indigo farmer, dyer and visual artist. His work developed into creating installations, establishing a social practice and spreading the indigo art.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, August 12th, 2015.

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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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Poster for PKN Chicago Vol. 35

 

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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