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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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The Soudan Project

BY THE SOUDAN PROJECT
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

A group of architects, artists and designers (The Soudan Project) decided to spend 4 days turning a soon to be demolished house into a series of installations that dig into the psyche of a house and reveal its stories beyond bricks and mortar. Each installation represent how the artists answered the question: "What have you always wanted to do to a house?"

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Restorying: Cultivating Personal, Cultural, and Planetary Stories for a New Era

BY JULIE GABRIELLI
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

Julie Gabrielli, realizing that the world's big problems are still not being solved, created a movement called Restorying. During Restorying Retreats, members undertake creative activities such as having conversations with trees. This structure allows them to discover their why and allows the world's new and important stories to surface.

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The Future of Tainan One House

BY 謝欣曄HSIN YEH HSIEH
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Ms. Hsieh recounts using an 80-year-old traditional house from the Japanese occupation era as the base for 'Tainan One House'. Together with 6 friends, all with different skill sets, they held various activities by carefully managing local resources. She also shares with us her shocking but highly amusing gardening adventures, and her outlook on future operations.

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The Chicago House Sound

BY NEIL STEVENSON
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

"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.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 18th, 2016. 

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Drawing Builds Empathy

BY CLAIRE MONTANA JENCKS
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks, the last of the pre-cellphone generation, uses drawing  instead of her digital device to collect memories.  

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John Sunday and the Significance of his House

BY CHRISTOPHER SATTERWHITE
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 14, 2016

The City of Pensacola has a tremendous opportunity to preserve a monumental piece of its past, and tell a side of our history that has as of yet been largely untold. Christopher Satterwhite presents a talk is about John Sunday, and the cultural significance and importnat effort to save his house. A historical Pensacola figure, a self made free man of color that decided to stay in the deep south and fight for his beliefs and his place in society.

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The Power of Empathy

BY NICOLE ADAMS-QUACKENBUSH
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"Empathy is important because it's how we connect with other people."

In a time where technology and a global community have made our world
smaller and more accessible, people appear to be less tolerant and compassionate toward their fellow human beings.In "The Power of Empathy" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30Nicole M Adams-Quackenbush will show us how to understand different types of empathy and how they can be used to enhance and maintain our humanity.

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Stories Move Social Change

BY MARLENE FITZWATER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 20, 2016

In her moving talk, Marlene Fitzwater speaks about being the changes you want to see, as well as building a hospice for the homeless in the Sacramento area.

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Empathy in Innovation

BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.

He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.