CHICAGO Posts

There are always a lot of great new PechaKucha Night posters to check out on our PKN Poster Tumblr, the latest of which comes to us from Chicago (view the full poster here), for this week's Vol. 33. Top o' the world!

“Where does nature end and building begin?”

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. In “Forever Weird, and Not So Clear” from PKN Chicago Vol. 32, Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.

Creativity is a place you and your child should go. 

Sharon Exley presents the top 10 ways to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure, and more in children. In “Nurturing Your Child’s Creativity” from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 she shows us that apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer, Emma).


For our City Focus this week, we return to one of our more vibrant -- and veteran -- series, and that's the one in Chicago, with the latest batch of presentations published coming from last month's Vol. 32.

This is a Christmas card list you wish you could be on.

Since Sam Mechling’s second birthday, his parents have had such high hopes for him. In “Making His Parents Proud” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30, we see that he perhaps doesn’t turn out quite in the way they had expected.

“This is about the fuck-ups you make when you’re looking for work.” Be wary of brown m&ms.

Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference Mare Swallow does a lot of hiring.

In “Brown M&Ms” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30, Mare tells us of the clever techniques she utilises to weed out “f**k-ups” prior to the interview process.

“There are 800 million people who lack access to water, and 2.5 billion without a toilet.”

Shilpa Alva co-founded and directs Surge: an organisation focused on bringing safe water and sanitation to those in need. In “Providing Safe Water” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30 Shilpa speaks on the creation of Surge, the plight of those without clean water or plumbing, and how she and her colleagues are enacting positive change.


The City Focus heads to one of our favorite cities, Chicago, to highlight yet more great presentations, most recently from the city's Vol. 30. A special "Chicago Artists Months" event is set for October 21.

 

“Trust me when I say that sharing beer is not a bad way to spend time.”

Marilee and Karl Rutherford really like beer. So much, in fact that they decided to go all in and make their hobby into a business (Rude Hippo Brewing Company). Though their pie-in-the-sky initial plans were downgraded to something more realistic, what they traded in volume, they gained in momentum. In “The Poor Brewers” from a special AIA 2014 Convention edition of PKN Chicago, hear the story of their trials and ultimate triumph.


Chicago's PechaKucha Night Vol. 31 is just over a week away (on Tuesday, September 9), and here's the poster -- designed by Matthew Hoffman -- to prove it.

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