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PechaKucha Night Chicago Resurrects the Tavern Club for One Night Only - Chicago Design Week Official Event

Tickets available here. NOTE: ticket price includes beverages

Founded exactly ninety years ago, the Tavern Club sat atop the the art deco Holabird & Root skyscraper, 333 N. Michigan Avenue, from the moment it opened in 1928.  From the 26th floor, members Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Sandburg, Richard J. Daley, William Wrigley, and Edgar Miller were among the design and business luminaries who enjoyed raucous and creative evenings while taking in spectacular views of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River.  

PechaKucha Night Chicago will literally revisit the site of the original Tavern Club, where ten leading Chicago citizens will imagine themselves as the 2018 members of the infamous association and reflect on why design matters to the heartbeat of 21st century Chicago.

Sponsored by: Eastlake Studio

An official program of Chicago Design Week

Proceeds from this event will support the AIA Chicago Foundation

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Featured Presentation

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Traci Wile

Director of Community Engagement, Organizing for Action in Chicago

Commit To Vote

PRESENTED ON SEP 19, 2018
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 47

Now more than ever your vote counts. Traci Wile tells you why.

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On Selfies

BY MICHELLE SMYTH
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Michelle Smyth's Dad has been taking selfies for 45 years.  It's contagious.

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Fine Creativity

BY LESTER SCAIFE
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Lester Scaife talks about communication and social media as a tool for creative professionals.

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Learning From Robert Venturi

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

On learning of the passing of his mentor Robert Venturi, Peter Exley shares  intimacies of his everyday life, and the omnipotence of this influence.

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The Voice

BY MARGIE NEWMAN
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Margie Newman is a creative director; a writer; a speaking coach for large events; and a video producer for public television. 

In this presentation, she talks about THE VOICE. 

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The Psychology of Creativity

BY BRENDAN NEUMAN
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Brendan Neuman is an organizational psychologist who helps assess and develop creative leaders. In addition to consulting, Brendan teaches and researches the psychology of creativity.

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Ferocious Weasels and Hans Holbein

BY CAMERON PFIFFNER
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Artist Cameron Pfiffner enlightens on a variety of subjects including chalk, marble dust, Holbein ferocious weasels, Santana album covers and a little fuzziness.

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Understanding What People Need....

BY RACHEL KAZEZ
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Rachel Kazez is a licensed therapist, adjunct professor of social work, and the founder of All Along, which helps people understand mental health and find therapy.

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Heavy Flow

BY ANASTASIA SKOLNIK
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Ana Skolnik's first love is hula hooping. She has been practicing for eight years and teaching for the past three but what she enjoys most is noticing the many different ways hula hooping fosters movement, dance and personal expression.

 

CHICAGO Blog

The Transformative Power Of Glass

"People of color are largely underrepresented in the glass art world so, I sought to change that ratio."
In The Transformative Power Of Glass from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 40, Artist and Educator Pearl Dick uses glassblowing to empower at risk youth in Chicago.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Peter Exley

    Advocate for architecture for children, Peter Exley FAIA has created an internationally recognized architecture and design practice, which elevates the standards of design for public space and learning environments through the construction of new paradigms in pedagogy, play and participatory experience. Hailing from Yorkshire, he arrived in Chicago for a year in 1985. He has been there ever since, and founded ArchitectureIsFun on April Fools' Day 1994. He is an adjunct Professor in the departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Designed Objects and Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago, was the 2013 President of AIA Chicago and sits on the national Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects..

  • Thorsten Bösch

    President and Co-Founder of visualizedconcepts inc. in 2003, he arrived in Chicago 1996 via Hamburg, Passau + Konstanz.

  • Sharon Exley

    Procurer of Art, Beauty & Curiosity Sharon and her team at Fun Finders, a women-owned practice bring art, beauty, curiosity and experience to homes, businesses, museums, libraries, and public entities. With Architecture Is Fun, Sharon elevates environments to sophisticated interiors and educative design™ across the US and internationally.

  • Steven Haulenbeek

    I am a Chicago based designer and artist working in the fields of furniture, lighting, accessories, experimental/process-based objects and events.