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Mark Rubenstein

Database Designer in Evanston

Mark Rubenstein has been playing the game of Go for over 20 years. The purpose of his talk is to get you hooked on Go so he has more friends to play with.

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20 years of product development in 20 slides

BY CATHERINE COX
@ VOL 43 ON SEP 05, 2017

Catherine Cox stumbled in to product development 20 years ago after working on special projects at the Reader and owning a craft store.   She has developed products from dolls to Adirondack chairs ever since. 

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A Go Primer

BY MARK RUBENSTEIN
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 06, 2011

Bob Barber has been playing Go for 30 years. He has directed 65 quarterly tournaments in Chicago and was Director of the 18th U.S. Go Congress in 2002. He is an amateur 1 dan.

 

Mark Rubenstein has been playing Go for 15 years. Before that, he played what he thought was Go but was really just random nonsense. He is the president of the Evanston Go Club and Membership Services Coordinator for the American Go Association.

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Incubating Seeds

BY GIBRAN VILLALOBOS
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Gibran Villalobos is an administrator, curator, and art historian originally from Arizona. His work has gone from the Havana Biennial, to the White House Office of Public Engagement, to 525 public parks in Chicago.

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Building Bridges

BY JOSE RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Architect Jose B Rodriguez recently went on a visit to Rwanda that changed his life.

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Preservation and Co-working

BY ANGELA VALAVANIS
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Angela Valavanis is the founder of Creative Coworking, which opened 7 years ago in Downtown Evanston. She recently expanded to Edgewater, opening a second location at the historic Colvin House.

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D I V O R C E

BY ADRIANA ROSCA
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Adriana Rosca emigrated 10 years ago from Romania, and thinks life is to short to live in misery!

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Accordian Awareness Month 2018

BY EDDIE TORREZ
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Eddie Torrez, is an architect & principal at Bauer Latoza Studio in Chicago

Eddie studied music composition and theory before pursuing an architecture career.  He plays piano and accordion and has been recorded over 15 albums.

 

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If You Love Chicago

BY BERNARD LOYD
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Bernard Loyd is founder of Urban Juncture, Inc. and of Urban Juncture Foundation, social enterprises focused on revitalizing urban communities.  A Bronzeville resident, he is the project leader of the Bronzeville Cookin’ initiative @ 51st Street & the Green Line that is sponsored by UJ Inc. and UJF.

 

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 and was the 2013 President of AIA Chicago.

  • 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.