PechaKucha Presentation

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Walter Street III

Architect in Chicago

Visiting Cuba

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 38

Walter Street III recalls revolution in Cuba in January 1959. It took him 57 years to realize his ambition to visit.

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Letters on Cuba

BY IAN LYNAM
@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

Designer Ian Lynam took a trip to Cuba, and being the typographic obsessor he his, he spent a lot of time taking photos of the typography he spotted in and around the streets he walked.

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Off To Cuba With Goldie

BY BEV ERICKSON
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Ron and Bev Erickson detail their cultural exchange trip to Cuba. They let the University Of Minnesota mascot "Goldie" be their guide into the unique and constantly changing Cuba.

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HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

BY ALEX LEVENE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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Cuban Life in Hoguin

BY BOB OLLER
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

On the dawn of Cuba re-opening relations with America, Bob Oller has had the rare chance to visit there and experience first hand the people of a nation that has developed without the American influence.

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Eight Days in May: How an Invisible Island Taught Us to See

BY DIXY FLINN
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Dixie Inocencio & Becky Wehmer live and work a few miles away from each other in Benton Harbor, MI. Becky has been active in the creation of a local glassblowing studio. Dixie coaches a local baseball team and is also an architect. She wants you to know they don't speak Spanish in this presentation.

"Even in the age of the internets, Cuba was proving to be alarmingly elusive. With a few days to go, we still did not know how to get there, where we would stay, what we would do, or how much money we would bring. It was like trying to find Shangri La, it was like trying to find Narnia."

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Gender Politics

BY JODIE ORTEGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.

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Cuba: A Myth Promulgated by Propaganda and Politics

BY REEMBERTO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

The curtain to Cuba is slowly being drawn away. For decades, Cuba has had an allure to Americans not necessarily grounded in reality. Proud Cuban, Reemberto Rodriguez, share his love for his mother country, while also exposing the reality behind the myths.

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Architectural Influences

BY BREAN BUSH
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2016

Brean Bush is an Architectural Designer with Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit. In 2015, she received her Master of Architecture at Lawrence Tech. Being a big advocate for experiencing architecture first hand, Brean has structured her education around architectural opportunities around the world.  Her team was chosen to fill an hour long live slot with their urban fairy-tale "A Little Fawn" which contemplates the dichotomy of architectural influences on the city in the 20th Century US.