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Josh Mings

Architect, Landon Bone Baker Architects in Chicago

My Hometown of Columbus, Indiana

PRESENTED ON MAR 03, 2015
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 33

During his lifetime Josh Mings has gravitated toward cities that begin with the letter C. He’s here to talk about the smallest one and the lessons learned living there. 

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Cities Influencing Set Design

BY KATHERINE CHAN
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 20, 2013

Katherine Chan talks about set design, and the illusions that can be utilized to manipulate our perception of space, both in set design, and real cities. She looks at the architecture of various cultures, and the use of lighting, walls, and openings, to pull people into an environment, whether it is a jungle, or an alleyway.

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Reporting on the Home Front

BY MARIO MORETTO
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Mario Moretto covers the Hancock County, Maine for the Bangor Daily News. He has lived in Maine all his life and can think of nowhere he'd rather be to work. As a journalist in his hometown, he often reports on familiar faces and places; sometimes good news and sometimes bad news. However, he finds it a privilege to work in his hometwon and enjoys the feeling of his life coming full circle. 

 

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Finding My Own

BY BILLY HARRELL
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Billy Harrell shares that inspiration can also be locally grown. Billy speaks about seeing other places, gaining experiences, and finally, going back to his roots and finding a connection with everything around him.

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Colors of Cities

BY MARKUS PRETNAR
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT ON AUG 20, 2014

Markus Pretnar talks about the color science of interior design. He also speaks about how he can implement the concept of color science to the design of cities.

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Old, New, Tourist Beacon; Bridging the Divide

BY ALI MUHAMMAD
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ali Muhammad, a Beacon City Councilmember Elect, adresses the divide between "Old" and "New" Beacon. Beacon, NY has seen a lot of rapid changes in the past few years, and while most agree it's for the better, Ali uses this opportunity to address the fact that divisions exist within our small but mighty city. How we move forward is a choice everyone who lives in Beacon must make.

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Columbus and I Make Discoveries

BY CATHERINE ONYEMELUKWE
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 12, 2015

Catherine Onyemelukwe joined the Peace Corps in 1962, when it was a new organization, and Nigeria, where she was assigned, was newly independent. 

Catherine's PechaKucha presentation on Columbus Day is connected to her memoir, Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, published in 2014. She shares her discoveries connected to Columbus and European "discoveries" of new land. Many Native Americans believe Columbus Day should be abolished, saying that to honor a man who "ushered in genocide against indigenous peoples as well as the transatlantic slave trade,” is not reason for a holiday. In 24 years living in Nigeria, Catherine discovered non-Western traditions that are rich and meaningful, just as Native American traditions are. Some were denied validity by British colonizers based on the Doctrine of Discovery, just as Native American's rights were denied by that Doctrine, first by the American colonizers and then U.S. leaders.

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My New Everyday Life

BY NORA AMES
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT AT THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL ON OCT 30, 2015

“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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How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home

BY DANIELLE HOLLIS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

"I have met some of the greatest people in the process..how my search for community brought me back home."

In "How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home", from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3Danielle Hollis, invites us all to "trust the process" as we all search for ways to feel like a part of something bigger than ourselves. Danielle has recently moved back to her hometown of Batavia. As an excecutive Director of Water Street Studios, a not-for-profit community arts centre, defines community through a series of personal life events. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016. 

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The Architecture of Entitlement

BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !

Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.