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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

BY PHILIP BERGER
IN CHICAGO

From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch. 

Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture. 

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The Poor Brewers

BY MARILEE RUTHERFORD
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Marilee & Karl Rutherford like beer.  Following a couple of years experimentation with home brewing, it becomes clear that they are quite good at it.  Here, mid story, they tell the tale of making the transition from beer as hobby to beer as livelihood.  It has a happy ending.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 9, 2014.

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Collecting Autographs

BY PETER EXLEY
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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Design For Recycling

BY DEBORAH KANG
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 25, 2007

Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash recepticle that was installed in Millennium Park.  Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world - and was featured at Lollapalooza!

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Balance in the Life of An Architect

BY MICHAEL PFEFFER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years.  He talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 19, 2014. 

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Light, Structure & Space

BY ERIC KEUNE
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

From cribs to cathedrals and sun shades to research facilities, Eric Keune AIA, architectural historian, author and Design Director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Chicago office shares his vision from the persepctive of student and practitioner of architecture's Modernist idiom.

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Bicycle Transit in the City

BY KRISTEN MOREAU
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Recent School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate and AIA Chicago member Kristen Moreau discusses bike transit and commuting in Chicago, making proposals for the future of bike infrastructure and urban transportation. 

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Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters

BY LEAH BALL
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2014. 

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Design, Living and Loving

BY MIGUEL DEL RIO
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Puerto Rican architect Miguel del Rio AIA reflects on a great deal in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds, including fainting on a plane, living to the fullest, childhood, flying saucer conventions, David Byrne, rock n roll, and just generally how awesome life is.

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The Mind of the Architect

BY LINDA KEANE
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Professor Linda Nelson Keane AIA leverages the mind of the architect and advocates for a curriculum supporting participatory design opportunities for schoolchildren.

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Light is the Theme

BY PETRA BACHMAIER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Chicago based artist Petra Bachmaier wows the audience at PechaKucha Night during the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Chicago. She shares her husband/wife collaboration Luftwerkwhich plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.

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What Tea to Buy When You're a Minimalist

BY CARL SERGIO
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Architect Carl Sergio travels the world listening to U2, channeling George Carlin and carrying a small backpack. He suggests everyone should try the challenge of breaking all of your belongings down, and only keeping 100 things. He is very indecisive when it comes to what kind of tea to buy in the supermarket because there are just too many choices. 

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