PechaKucha Presentation

“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. 

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Water for Life

BY SIMON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Simon talks about the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project.

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Inclusive Design

BY AMY POTHIER
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Amy Pothier and Jesse Klimitz of Quadrangle Architects want to inspire action in all designers to “Get Better” by designing fully inclusive and accommodating spaces for everyone, regardless of age or ability, to enjoy and experience. Accessible design does not need to be clinical and ugly when accommodating the 1 in 7 persons in Canada that live with some form of a visible or non-visible disability.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2014.

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Focusing Light on Sleep: The New Frontier in Workplace Design

BY DEBORAH BURNETT
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Deborah Burnett discusses how the architectural lighting and interior design of where you spend your days impacts how well you sleep at night, which in turn dramatically impacts your health, productivity, disease formation and sex drive. Who knew lightbulbs and finish selections could do so much?

 

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My Life as an Illustrator

BY EVA CARDON
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 01, 2013

Eva Cardon aka Ephameron creates sensitive art. With images and small texts she tries to recreate everyday feelings and thoughts, to capture moments in life with her art. Recurring themes like hands, birds and girls live in her fantasy world of emotions, colourless backgrounds and huge black tape drawings. Her award-winning website www.ephameron.com has been an ongoing art project since 2000.

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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My Life with Herbs

BY HANNAH SYLVESTER SYLVESTER
IN LINCOLN, UK

Hannah Sylvester, one of the 40 medical qualified herbalists in the country, tells us all about her life with herbs in a nourishing and organic presentation. She reflects on the importance of listening and observing nature to flourish with it. After all there's no better design than nature itself.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food." ― Hippocrates

http://www.thedistrictherbalist.co.uk/

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New Life and Society Cultivated by Japanese Herb

BY LYIE NITTA
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

「薬草」を使ったことはありますか? 日本の在来種の植物をハーブティ として楽しむという暮らしが、 あなたのからだを慈しみ、土地と人を結ぶ素敵なつながりを生みます!足下にあった素敵な植物に目を向けてみませんか?

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Re-Thinking Dementia: Towards a New Culture of Care

BY SALLY HEMMINGS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Sally Hemmings volunteers with Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance and raises awareness by informing communities on how to understand this dementia and be more supportive towards people living with dementia and their carers.

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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.