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.
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.
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.
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.
The Quintessential Hipster and other Chicago Personalities
Ron Litke introduces the PechaKucha Chicago audience to an incredible collection of Chicago creatives that he's interviewed for his radio show on Rivet.
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.
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
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.
President and Co-Founder of visualizedconcepts inc. in 2003, he arrived in Chicago 1996 via Hamburg, Passau + Konstanz.
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.
I am a Chicago based designer and artist working in the fields of furniture, lighting, accessories, experimental/process-based objects and events.
I'm a bike obsessed designer and master of all things wheeled.