Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.
The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits
"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. 38, Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.
"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016.
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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.