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15 FEB

NEXT EVENT VOL 11

PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. XI is happening! Put it on your calendars, and spread the word:

Friday, February 15, 2019
Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
235 North Blvd. BR, LA 70801

Happy (half) Hour: 6:00-6:30pm
Presentations: 6:30-7:30pm

$10 admission, cash/card accepted at the door
Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres

We're especially excited to announce that this will be our first ever ALL FEMALE line-up, including businesswomen, moms, professors, entrepreneurs, artists, and more.  Be there, Baton Rouge!

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Moving Traditions Forward

BY JONATHAN FORET
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

In Southern Louisiana, we live at a very unique intersection between environment and culture where one is dependent on the other. Our environmental heritage comes with the responsibility of ensuring that generations to come will be able to enjoy what this land and water have given to us for decades. Join Jonathan Foret in learning how we begin the conversation of moving our traditions forward in a time of environmental uncertainty.

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There Goes the Neighborhood

BY ERIC DEXTER
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

To some, the movie Friday (1995) was a stoner comedy about two buddies struggling to come up with $200 they needed to pay a drug dealer by 10:00 p.m., on a Friday. But, to Eric Dexter, it was more than that. It was really about how the 'characters' in the neighborhood *were* the neighborhood.

 

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Petri Dish Prophesies

BY RENEE CHATELAIN
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

What happens in a petri dish when it is merely exposed to air and left alone? Renee Chatelain is interested in exploring how to inject elements into an environment to affect positive change.

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Musings on the Difficulty of Community Planning: An Excuse to Tell the Story about My Brother and the Kozak Family Potato Peeler

BY JUSTIN KOZAK
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

Like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, planners sometimes have to skip to page 179 where they find that people’s values are different, that lifestyle preferences have shifted, that environmental change has altered not just the landscape but also the financial calculus of a smart investment. Listen as Justin Kozak explains how technological advancement, population growth, and climate change ensure that repeat successes will rarely follow the same formula.

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The Paradox of the Boundary: Life Amongst Mystic, Muddy, and Dynamic Deltas

BY LIZ RUSSELL
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

Liz Russell's current role allows her to collaborate with partners beyond parishes and programs, of cultures and communities across scales of space and time. She sees herself as having been on a journey along a watercourse for some time now – sees how its speeding silts and swirling eddies have rendered her method of thinking and tactics for questioning the extraordinary relationships we have with the landscapes of architectures in which we reside. 

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Have you changed the world today?

BY PRESTON J. CASTILLE, JR.
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

Preston Castille is a self-described social engineer, who sees it as his responsibility to change and improve the world. Listen as he shares the way his personal and professional experience informs his inspiring vision for the future of our city. 

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PowerPoint: Where's the Power, What's the Point?

BY ANNE FADULLON
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

As a PowerPoint Cynic and Director of Planning and Development, Anne Fadullon presents a PowerPoint about the agency she leads, the great work she and her team do, and who knows what else! Because as she took the podium at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. X, she had never seen these slides in this order. In other words, as she put it, "I’m about to wing it. And I’m not joking…”

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

BY JOSHUA GRIMM
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

Hallmark Christmas movies might just be one of the most underrated, underappreciated film genres around, according to Joshua Grimm.  And he's finally going to give those films the attention that they deserve.

 

BATON ROUGE Blog

Bloom Where You're Planted


"Once you become more comfortable (with) making music, you find making music with other people to be a powerful experience."
In 
"Bloom Where You're Planted" from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 3, Ex- Baton Rouge Symphony member Dave Hinson talks about the foundation of the Adult Music Club in Baton Rouge and how his life has inspired him to help ordinary people find ways in which they can express themselves creatively.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Anna Schwab

    Anna Schwab, M.B.A. works as a free-lance professional dancer in modern and contemporary dance-theatre, has taught and choreographed at studios across Baton Rouge, and teaches dance to elementary school students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Anna holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and a B.A. in Creative Writing. She loves to uphold the Louisiana tradition of bringing people together over food and drink to share their stories, and sees PechaKucha Night as a beautiful opportunity to do that in a new and creative way. Most importantly, Anna is the mother of 9-year-old daughter, Quinn, who also loves to dance, make art, and share stories of her own.

  • Mina Estrada

    Mina Estrada is a ruminator of dance, among other things, and attempts to commit a substantial amount of time to teaching, creating, and facilitating some kind of dance experience for herself and those who care to join. She received her MFA in Dance at Temple University, and her choreography and workshops, which are rooted in contemporary movement concepts and improvisation, have been commissioned by several college, high school and studio dance programs, and professional companies including Spelman College, Grand Valley State University, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mina has served as faculty for the dance programs at Temple University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Drexel University. She is often producing concerts in collaboration with other artists, and contributing dance works in festivals around the country. While in Philadelphia, she performed in the Live Arts Festival and Collage Festival, received the New Edge Residency at the CEC, worked with notable artists IdiosynCrazy Productions, Silvana Cardell, Shavon Norris, and Leah Stein Dance Company. Mina currently resides in Louisiana, where she is the Director of Artist Resources at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She has also served as dance faculty at Louisiana State University, and conjured fantastical dance dreams with CoCo Loupe and their group CKA: currently known as. She is always in hot pursuit of great storytellers, generous muses, equilibrium, and more time to pet her cats, smile at her husband, and hang out with Mother Nature.