PechaKucha Presentation

Chicago based artist Petra Bachmaier wows the audience at PechaKucha Night during the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Chicago. She shares her husband/wife collaboration Luftwerkwhich plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.

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Silo 468 Light Art Project

@ VOL 21 ON APR 14, 2012

Tapio Rosenius from Lighting Design Collective talks about their Silo 468 light art project for the City of Helsinki. This urban light art intervention uses wind, swarm intelligence, and logarithmic lighting control to achieve its artistic vision. The project is part of the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 year.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 20, 2013.

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American-Style Architecture

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Mark Campbell talks about the history of American-stlye architecture and its origins with a famous architect named Frank Lloyd Wright. Mark talks about how Wright's prairie style houses, that emphaises horizontally shaped houses, an open-planned interior, and copiuos glass windows, have had an empact on architects of the time and on the style of houses created today. 

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It's Not Just Christmas Lighting!

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Why should lights be used only during Christmas to light up houses or public spaces? Why can't they be used all year round? Avraham Mor, a lighting designer, is certainly passionante about using light all year round to celebrate the importance of light in our lives and for the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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Light, Structure & Space

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

From cribs to cathedrals and sun shades to research facilities, Eric Keune AIA, architectural historian, author and Design Director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Chicago office shares his vision from the perspective of student and practitioner of architecture's Modernist idiom.

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Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Creativity is a place you and your child should go." 

In Nurturing Your Child's Creativity from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 32, Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15th, 2017. 
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Foraging and Picking

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Architects are hunters and gatherers." 

In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016. 

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Do I Know Him?

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

Catherine Boldt explores her preoccupation with all things Frank Lloyd Wright. She will present original photographs of her workplace, Taliesin. The photos will help tell the story of the time and resources she has invested learning about FLLW and his designs. But the questions stil remains: Do I know Frank Lloyd Wright?

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Light-Science & Art

@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Brienne Willcock is a lighting designer and LED nerd. She joins us once again to talk about the art and science behind lighting design.

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Madison in the Sixties

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

20 slides that tell the essential stories of the 1960's in Madison---the escalation of civil rights activism and sntiwar protest from pickets to firebombs; transformation of the ethnic Greenbush neighborhood into the Triangle Urban Renewal Area; the impact of university expansion, and the failed efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's auditorium and civic center at Monona Terrace; and som sex, drugs and rock and roll.