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Big Footprints in Tiny Spaces: Apartment-Steading

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Namita Patel is a software engineer in Dayton, by day.  At home and in the community, she looks to re-imagine and test ways we can live in greater harmony with other people, plants and animals in our ecosystem. Namita has been experimenting with homesteading in an apartment for the past few years; and aims to live a life more in alignment with her values.

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3 Years, 800 Volunteers and 100 Tons of Trash Later

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Matthew Sliver is the Principal of Catapult Creative, a board and committee member for numerous local organizations, and one of the founders of Dayton Inspires. In his talk, 3 Years, 800 Volunteers and 100 Tons of Trash Later, Matthew will talk about how this grassroots campaign went from a mural in the Oregon District to one of the leading organizations for the local cleanup initiative and a movement of community pride for the Dayton residents.

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Gone Without a Trace

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Sarah L. Rugwiro is going to share with us her story of the devastating loss she suffered when her husband Julius went missing in East Africa in 2015. He was an outspoken critic of the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and specifically shedding light to the human rights violations being carried out against Hutu refugees of the Rwandan genocide. As soon as Julius arrived on African soil he vanished without a trace leaving behind a family with nothing but unanswered questions and only speculation of what became of him.

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Key Concepts Most People Don't Understand About Climate Science

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Karen Jeffers-Tracy is a loving grandma, a caring librarian, an enthusiastic Climate Educator and Researcher, with many years as a Conflict-Resolution-Professional-Mediator.  Astonished by a lack of public URGENCY to ACT on CLIMATE, Karen set out to pinpoint exactly WHAT people don’t YET understand. She initiated climate conversations and listened to two new people a week, EACH week, for two years. Here’s what she found out.

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What Kind of Museum is This?

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Jill E. Krieg-Accrocco is the Curator of Anthropology and Exhibitions for the Dayton Society of Natural History as well as an Adjunct Instructor for Wright State University.  She received an MA in Anthropology from Indiana University and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Did I see her name in the credits for Raiders of the Lost Arc?! Her current work focuses on interactive exhibition design/project management and her primary research focus is prehistoric ceramics.

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Advances in Stem Cell Therapies

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Dr. Gregory Palkowski has practiced in Beavercreek, OH for over 35 years. He is the Clinic Director of a multidisciplinary, group practice that specializes in Physical Medicine, Weight Loss and Regenerative Medicine. He has been married for almost 40 years, two adult children, and three grandchildren.

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The Art of Collaboration (or How to Not Freak Out When You Change Another Artist’s Work)

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Kate Huser Santucci and Amy Kollar Anderson are both living and making art in Dayton.  Between them, they have figured out how to use found bones and glitter on the same piece of work, and remain friends! For them, collaboration is not just a buzzword, but has become a way of thinking about creativity, friendship, and a new way of working.

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AIA Student Design Competition

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Mike Huff has been practicing architecture for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture Art & Planning, and now specializes in sustainable design strategies for K-12 schools. Tonight he’ll share more about his work inspiring the next generation through the Student Design Competition.

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Archisociology Cohousing

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Chip Williamson is founder and principle of Chameleon Architecture AND a new Daytonian.  He now claims his professional title as Archi-sociologist. That is, studying the intersection of community building and building design. His practice has worked with several co-housing communities in all stages of development. Tonight he will share some the insights he has gleaned from those co-housing conversations. 

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Trans-Siberian Railyway Journey

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Ann B. Kim is a mixed-media artist who has been living in Dayton since 2009. Her current obsessions include the concept of time, space, place; antipodes, connecting with people, adventures, collecting dirt and trash, and roaming around the world. In 2017, she circumnavigated the globe as part of her research  during which time she completed the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway in the world. She is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East.​ 

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Reimagining Works

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Tim Kambitsch is a Dayton native with the awesome responsibility of leading the $187 million dollar building program for the Dayton Metro Library.  When finished there will be 17 new, expanded or completed remodeled libraries in the Dayton area. Here he talks about one facet of that program, commissioning original art for these new buildings.

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Time Capsule in Lonaconing MD

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Judd Plattenburg is a Dayton Business owner, as well as a photographer, paddler and sometimes printer. He was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio.