PechaKucha Presentation

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Duangchai Kaur Swani

Interior Architect/Designer in Chicago

My Life As A Bad Baby

PRESENTED ON MAR 07, 2017
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 41

Dash Swani talks about growing up in India, and how issues of identity find acceptance on moving to art school in Chicago.

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Transportation Equity in Bangkok

BY JOSHUA MONTHEI
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 09, 2012

Joshua Monethi surveys the issue of public transportation in Bangkok; the economic and social implications that the current system creates for city-dwellers, and the potential for equitable change.

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Baby Got Back

BY CELINE GABRIELLE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 12, 2014

Celine Hambling shares her story of motherhood and the challenges it provides. She inspires other Moms to live well by actively dreaming of living a healthy life.

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Passions: the good, the bad and the not so wise

BY THOMAS TEIGE
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Passions in life, we all have them. Thomas takes us on a journey through his - the good, the bad and the not such a good idea to pursue ones.

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Work Life Balance of a Baby Boomer

BY JOE BOUCHER
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 27, 2015

Joe Boucher and his wife started their law careers simultaneously, raised a family together and somehow figured out how to balance it all. Joe will talk about how he made this balance a life priority.

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'Cyclist' is a Bad Word

BY ELIZA JACKSON
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 10, 2016

Eliza is the ultimate convert to the cycling lifestyle. Growing up in a small town one hour north of Toronto, the car was her ticket to the good life. It was only after cycling around Hamilton with good friends that Eliza recognized the beauty of exploring a city on two wheels and the freedom that it afforded. She has never looked back. Eliza’s life goal is now to never again own a car and to ensure that all people, regardless of age, gender, or background, have the option to ride a bicycle if they want to. 

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Violence, Gender and Identity

BY ALEJANDRA ARAGON
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Visual artist, filmmaker and photographer Alejandra Aragon explores the relationship between violence, gender and identity through her work.  Based in Juarez, Mexico, Alejandra's exploration of gender through her photography begins with a series of autobiographic work before revealing the exploitation of women and victims of femicide in the border region.

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Free2Be

BY JAMES ROBINSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

James Robinson tells us about the path that led him to start Free2Be, a nonprofit LGBTQ resource center that works to end violence while advocating for the Human & Civil Rights of Sexual & Gender Minorities.

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How sexing baby chicks saved my life

BY JIM J DOYLE
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Early impressions can shape our future, but in How sexing baby chicks shaped my life. Jim J Doyle shows how exotic skills from early life shaped his later transition from research manager to energy healer and how we can all choose to follow our inner drive.

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Creating a Dialogue and Building a Story

BY RAJ BALI
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"It's a placement of onesself outside the norm and the mainstream. It's an identity that's perfect for society critique. 'Queer' is not a bad word. It's an owned word—a negative word that's been given a positive connotation by our community."

Raj Bali has spent the last year working to build a space for marginalized people to share their experience, create a dialogue and learn from one another. His experience informed this talk on queer representation and why it's essential to give more of the spotlight to marginalized voices.