Past Chicago Event: VOL 14

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Memoirs of a Dinosaur

BY JOHN EXLEY
@ VOL 14 ON JUN 01, 2010

"I'm never going to achieve a lot of these lovely thing that we have just been looking at, but the family knows I'm gong to keep on trying. I'm still working and I'm 70 next week. I'm going to carry on my prophecy that 'architects don't retire, we just fall down one day.'"

In Memoirs of a Dinosaur from PechaKucha Chicago Vol. 14, British architect John Exley, father of notorious PechaKucha Chicago veteran organizer and fellow architect Peter Exley, and grandfather of PechaKucha Brooklyn super-pro organizer Emma Exley, shares some wisdom (and charm) gained from practicing 50+ years of architecture. During this visit to Chicago he highlight his love of shaping spaces, while enlightening the locals on beer, Rome, Frank Lloyd Wright, Leeds United, ...and his ornery (and brilliant) progeny. 

An oldie ...but goodie. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 9th, 2015.