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NEXT EVENT VOL 37

With Volume 37, PechaKucha Night Chicago is 9 years old!
See you on March 1 for the first PK of 2016!

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Featured Presentation

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Hannah Green

Founder, Young Creatives Project in Chicago

Hannah Green and Allison Jones investigate bird habitats and use an analogy for creating a gallery space in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.

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Start With A Plan...

BY CYNTHIA STEWART
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Cynthia Stewart is a real estate broker, low-income housing specialist, and tenant organizer. She first became involved with archi-treasures as the property manager at Barbara Jean Wright Courts in Chicago.

 

 

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Empowering Youth and Parents

BY ROSITA DE LA ROSA
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Rosita de la Rosa is a Prevention Specialist for Logan Square Neighborhood Association has been involved with archi-treasures in Logan Square. She empowers youth and parents and works on safety strategies.

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Doing Good Things

BY DAVID SUDZUS
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

David Sudzus grew up in the Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.  In this presentation he talks about hs community, spirituality and being a board member of architreasures.

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architreasures

BY JOYCE FERNANDES
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Joyce Fernandes is the executive director of architreasures and a champion of art in the community.

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Our Bridges Smell Like Chocolate (sometimes)

BY ANNIE SWANK
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Annie Swank regularly makes mix-tapes.  In this PK mash-up she looks at finding the perfect love song to her hometown in a systematic, empirical way.

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Drawing Builds Empathy

BY CLAIRE MONTANA JENCKS
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks, the last of the pre-cellphone generation, uses drawing  instead of her digital device to collect memories.  

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The Chicago House Sound

BY NEIL STEVENSON
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."  

In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 18th, 2016. 

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Ben's Road Trip

BY BEN HOLLIS
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

As a younger man in 1980, Ben Hollis took a road trip from Los Angeles to Chciago which he immortalized on cassette tapes.  That tape accompanies his presetnation from Chicago's Volume 36. Divine intervention is involved.

 

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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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