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Bram Barth

The Chicago River's Floating Garden

PRESENTED ON MAY 07, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 12

Bram Barth, Landscape Architect at Lose & Associates, explains the floating gardens project in the Chicago River. This simulateneously creates more green space in the city, while improving the quality and image of the river.

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Go Big or Go Home

BY NATHAN KIPNIS, FAIA
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Mr Potato Head, your underwear and Popular Science magazine inform Nate Kipnis as he evangelizes the PechaKucha audience in Chicago.

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Floating Underworld

BY JESSE LIU
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Floating Underworld from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Taiwanese master’s student of Japanese modern architecture at Musashino Art University, Jesse Liu shares a creative proposal to implement an exciting 24-hour community installation in an unsuspecting and under-utilized corner of Tokyo's trendy Shibuya distict.

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Huck Yeah

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Raft living on the Mississippi River today would make Mark Twain proud. Architectural designer and adventure cyclist Kris Moreau takes us on a 2,376 mile bike trip down the Big Muddy from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Giant lumberjacks, grain silo houses, and floating geodesic domes speckle the banks of North America's most legendary river-- a culture highway that deserves to be on the radar of architects and makers everywhere. 

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Teaching Art in the Trenches: My Encounter at the Art Institute of Chicago

BY STEVE SHERRELL
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Steve Sherrell, a local artist in Yorkville, Illinois, and former professor of art at Joliet Junior College, taught art in the Chicago area for 30 years. Now retired, he lives along the Fox River watching the river flow by, painting, and, just to keep his foot in the water, curating the gallery at Water Street Studios in Batavia, Illinois.

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Reading Clouds: Floating Middens

BY JAMES MULLER
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2017

James Muller is an artist and videographer based on the Sunshine Coast.  Since 2003 James has been involved in the ongoing evolution of the ‘Floating Land’ ephemeral sculpture program. A key focus of James' artistic practice is the exploration cultural connections to place or landscape.  At Floating Land 2013 James collaborated with renowned New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery to create ‘Reading Clouds : Floating Middens’.  James presented a retrospective of this project, with voice over via the phone, as he was held up with preparing his work for this year's Floating Land program!  

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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.

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Rivers Are Our Future Landscapes

BY JOSH ELLIS
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Josh Ellis of the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) talks about how the Chicago River is being brought back to life, with magnificent repercussions for life in the city, the communities and habitats on its shores,

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Dementia Friendly Garden Project

BY TAMAE ISOMURA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.

Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.