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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.

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Rube Goldberg and Me

BY MELANIE BENNETT
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

Playing by the rules and sticking to the shortest route between points A and B was how Melanie Bennett intended to win the game of Life. Turns out 'winning' has a different definition and the route is more convoluted.

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Creating Killer Food Photography

BY COLLIN RICHIE
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

In his fifteen years as a professional photographer, Collin Richie has learned many things through trial and (mostly) error, experience, and constant hard work to improve. Now he wants to share some technical tips to upgrade your photography for your social accounts, and perfect for your personal brand. At worst, just better pictures of pho to make people jealous.

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Go ________ Yourself

BY CHARLES CHAMPAGNE
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

As the Founder & Creative Director of Louisiana's first queer arts & culture magazine, Charles Champagne shares his experimental and totally do-it-yourself brand-awareness campaign that is helping educate his local community about LEUR Magazine and its goals for a more queer Baton Rouge.

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The Obi Project: Lessons about being an artist I learned from my dog

BY TARA HOUSTON
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

Over their 6 year relationship, Tara Houston and her dog have taught each other quite a bit. He knows how to sit, shake, and say 'Hi,' and she knows how to avoid some pitfalls that plagued her prior to her dog-induced lifestyle changes. She's helped him become a snuggly loving dog and he’s helped make her a better artist and educator.

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