Past Chicago Event: PechaKucha Night at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

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My New Everyday Life

BY NORA AMES
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT AT THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL ON OCT 30, 2015

“Obviously, living in a wheelchair is a challenge but is a normal life for many. Wheelchair living requires constant mapping out of acceptable routes and services –like bathrooms– and destinations –like restaurants.”

In My New Everyday Life Speaker Nora Ames reprises her standing ovation presentation from the Chicago Architecture Biennial at PechaKucha Chicago’s 36th Volume.  

Nora used to enjoy runs by Lake Michigan, running by herself or with coworkers and friends. 13 months ago she had a medical condition taking her out of the workplace and changing her perspective forever. In this presentation the effect of design on accessibility is discussed.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, February 15th, 2016. 

Peter Exley
Architect, Architecture Is Fun in Chicago
Tom Burtonwood
Artist / Creative Director / Educator, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago
Traci Wile
Director of Community Programs, Organizing for Action in Chicago
Nora Ames
in Chicago
Larry Kearns
Architect, Wheeler Kearns Architects in Chicago
Grant Gibson
Architect, CAMESgibson, Inc. in Chicago
Bob Faust
Principal/Design Director, Faust in Chicago
Tim Samuelson
Cultural Historian, City of Chicago Department of Innovation & Technology in Chicago
Felicia Davis
Executive Director, Public Building Commission of Chicago in Chicago

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