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PechaKucha Presentation

Rationality of the Citizen and the Mode of Life in the big city.

PRESENTED ON NOV 21, 2015
IN UFA @ VOL 1

Adel' Yapparova is cultural scientist, art manager and copywriter.

She talks about mental aspects of perception. The theme is very cultural, based on George Simmel's "Big city and the spiritual life."

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Bicycle Transit in the City

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Recent School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate and AIA Chicago member Kristen Moreau discusses bike transit and commuting in Chicago, making proposals for the future of bike infrastructure and urban transportation. 

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The Essence of Life

BY JOSE GOMEZ
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Artist and philosopher Jose Gomez explains the essence of life through his artworks and other artworks that inspire him.

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Ready for Life - With a BIG Heart

BY MOLLY TRUDEAU
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Artist and teacher Molly Trudeau talks about her path from birth to become an artist and educator and how her innate personality traits and path has brought her to New Orleans and come full circle in creating The Mini Art Center.

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Sustainability and environmental rationality

BY ILYA YAKOVLEV
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

Environmental sustainability - the ability of the environment to withstand human. In ecology, the term refers to the ability of biological systems to the preservation and development of biodiversity.

lya Yakovlev considered the question about social, ecological, cultural processes that use natural resources. 

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mY cITY OF cULTURE

BY ADAM STEINER
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In this talk inspired by his City Arcadia micro-commission, Artist and Poet Adam Steiner considers how, as an artist, you can make an Arcadia of Coventry. He posits the theory that this might be your duty as an artist, but also perhaps as a citizen. Describing his process and project proposals, Adam offers us a way to look differently at the city.

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Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City

BY THOM WHITE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 12, 2016

What happens when some friends start having a Summer solstice bonfire on the beach? Well, if you keep it up long enough you end up building the 3rd largest city in Nevada for 70,000 radical self-expressionists for one week a year, and then erasing all trace of it until the next solstice. Thom White has been participating for a number of years and shares his insider knowledge of Black Rock City and the Burning Man Festival.

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Becoming a Citizen Diplomat

BY FARAH AMIR
@ VOL 30 ON AUG 21, 2016

Farah Amir is a citizen and sees her role as such to be an important role. In this, she found a wonderful endeavor... She is a citizen diplomat and provides for an exchange of culture with folk visiting from other coutries from around the world. Hear her story now, 20 x 20.

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Big Ears – Listening and Changing the Conversation

BY ASHLEY CAPPS
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Big Ears Festival has become one of the most anticipated cultural gatherings in the world.  Bringing thousands of visitors to town, Big Ears not only hosts many of the world’s leading artists, but showcases Knoxville’s symphony, jazz orchestra, local music scene, poets, theaters, clubs, churches, museums, galleries, restaurants, shops…the texture and character of the city. It brings the world to Knoxville and it showcases Knoxville to the world. In this presentation Ashley Capps discusses how Big Ears is changing the conversation about Knoxville - how the world sees the city as well as how Knoxvillians see themselves and their possibilities as a community.

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Bourbon, Crap Cigarettes and a Big Gun

BY BEN NICHOLSON
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

When Ben Nicholson became a US citizen, he went for the trifecta; Bourbon, crap cigarettes and the biggest gun he could find.