PechaKucha Presentation

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Neil Stevenson

Executive Portfolio Director, IDEO in Chicago

The Chicago House Sound

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2015
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 36

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."  

In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

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Questioning the Dream House

BY EVA DIEM
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2013

Eva Diem discusses the realities of architecture through her personal experiences. Her ironic photo documentation about one family house in Vorarlberg questions the idea of the "dream house" and living out this fantasy.

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Wittgenstein's House

BY ATHINA STEFANI
@ VOL 3 ON APR 25, 2014

Architecture student Athina Stefani from Greece involves us in her story about Ludwig Wittgenstein's house, by the means of her own, architecturally-philosophical drawings made in the nights leading up to this presentation. 

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A New Picture House

BY JOHN HARRISON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 23, 2014

John Harrison from Studio Dekka talks about the creation of Dewsbury's New Picture House and reflects on cinema as time, space and electricity.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 25, 2015.

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The Future of Tainan One House

BY 謝欣曄HSIN YEH HSIEH
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Ms. Hsieh recounts using an 80-year-old traditional house from the Japanese occupation era as the base for 'Tainan One House'. Together with 6 friends, all with different skill sets, they held various activities by carefully managing local resources. She also shares with us her shocking but highly amusing gardening adventures, and her outlook on future operations.

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Passive House Nursery Project

BY FRASER LOVIE
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2016

Fraser Lovie from the University of Aberdeen talks through the process for designing the new passive house nursery.

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A House in the Jungle

BY CHEE WEE NG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Chee Wee Ng shares a rare project about building a house in the jungle.

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Grandma's House

BY MARYA SPONT-LEMUS
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.

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A fantastical illustration for Japan House London

BY NATSKO SEKI
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Natsko Seki wows the audience with the delightful details of her artist’s interpretation of what Japan House could bring to London.

 Natsko's art work gives an imaginative insight into what visitors may be able to experience at Japan House London.

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.