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19 DEC

NEXT EVENT VOL 44

PechaKucha Night Chicago is pleased to partner with SEGD Chicago for our tenth Holiday Extravaganza.

Artist Molly Z will co-host.

Tickets available now at Martyrs'

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Featured Presentation

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Marya Spont-Lemus

Writer, Interdisciplinary Artist, Educator in Chicago

Grandma's House

PRESENTED ON NOV 29, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 40

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.

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Misplaced Irreverence

BY ANDY SWINDLER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 05, 2012

Andy Swindler notes minor infractions in the everyday world. It always pays to have a camera.

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Visiting Cuba

BY WALTER STREET III
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Walter Street III recalls revolution in Cuba in January 1959. It took him 57 years to realize his ambition to visit.

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Got My Kiss Records Out...

BY JAY GRAHAM
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"Their plane was met by thousands...they thought the Beatles must have been on an adjoining runway but they were there to see Cheap Trick." 

In "Got My Kiss Records Out..." from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Jay Graham talks about the exhibition he curated that focuses on Cheap Trick's guitarist, Rick Nielsen.

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Reading Between the Lines

BY JUDE STEWART
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Who invented patterns?  The arrangement of stripes and lines can be embedded with symbolism and motifs.  Jude Stewart has written two books on the subject.

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Life Lessons From Figure Skating

BY ALLISON MANLEY
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Allison Manley shares the lessons that she has learned from figure skating.

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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Hungry People Start Wars

BY ERIC DAVIS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

In a compelling arguement, Eric Davis uses his 400 seconds to articulate how cities are killing themselves.  

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

BY LOU BANK
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"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. 38Lou 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. 

 

CHICAGO Blog

The Chicago House Sound


 
"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.

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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.