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Sustainability is a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

BY ZOFIA PIETROWICZ
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Zofia Pietrowicz is a senior at Lawrence Technological University, where she will graduate later this month in May, 2019. While the focus of her studies has been that of multi-disciplinary design, all of her focus circles around the idea of sustainability.

She believes that to design sustainably, there are three pillars to be considered: The people, the products, and the system itself.

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Vacant Not Blighted

BY MELISSA ARROWSMITH
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Melissa Arrowsmith holds a Master of Urban Planning from Wayne State and has dedicated her career to working on changing the Detroit blight narrative. She works with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network to keep the rich cultural and architectural heritage of Detroit alive.

One of the programs that our presenter Melissa Arrowsmith manages s the Living Trades Academy that is a hands-on, paid training program for underemployed Detroiters in the preservation trades.

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Visual Communication

BY MICHAL CATARI
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Michal Catari is the founder and owner of Wolf VRE. He offers a new approach to real estate by incorporating digital visualizations such as 3D modeling, simulations and animated videos to help improve sales for owners and developers.

Michael is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University with degrees in architecture and interior design. He also has 24 years of construction experience.

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Drones for Girls

BY INGRID GREEN
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Ingrid Green has been all over North America. She was born in New York City, raised in Canada's arctic, graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC, fell in love with Los Angeles, and now is in Detroit. She works to change the narrative and inspire young women.

She is the founder of Drones for Girls a community program that brings drone technology to the forefront of Detroit schools and gives girls an opportunity to get involved in a way that increases their knowledge for future careers in the tech industry.

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Diminishing Crown Shyness

BY AMANDA PARTRIDGE NORDIN
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Amanda Partridge Nordin is originally from North Carolina. She's been in Detroit for 17 years as an artist, teacher, mentor, and art collaborator. Focused on metal sculpting, Amanda has a passion for iron casting and bringing opportunities to the community.

In her presentation, Amanda explains that her goal is to bring a network of cast iron artists together. She says it takes a team to run a furnace but linking Detroit with its roots and providing individuals interested with opportunities will keep the ancient art alive.

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Determined Revisited

BY MARCUS GREEN
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Marcus D. Green, Detroit native and creator of Determined, leveraged his experience working on ABC World News and ESPN to tell the stories of Detroit's most determined youth to the forefront and help push them to take the next step in achieving their goals. His skills are so versatile that he is sometimes referred to as “the Swiss Army producer.”

Marcus first introduced his work to Pecha Kucha in 2017 for Vol. 32 in Detroit.

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Hiatus & Retrospective

BY LEX DODSON
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

As an editorial photographer, Lex Dodson explores worlds and tell stories through the lens of his cameras. These detailed worlds give him inspiration & teach him lessons in emotion, personalities, and in capturing the moments of his subjects.

He specializes in portrait and action photography and believes in adapting his approach to each subject. Taking more time to learn the lessons in new school ways he pushes the boundaries of his camera in each shot to get closer to the action.

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Verbal Self-Defense

BY LAURA KHALIL
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

Comedian and empowerment coach Laura Khalil discusses Verbal Self Defense and the tools to use during those times when you've ever been silenced into shock.

She previously presented at Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 37 last October with the ever-so-brilliant “An Introverts Guide to Flirting.”

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Ugly Into Art

BY SAREY RUDEN
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

As a modern woman, Sarey Ruden documents the struggle to find love in an age of Tinder and Bumble. As a graphic designer, she takes the worst of modern dating and turns into digital gold.

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Stitch City-Old Redford Detroit

BY MICHAEL STYCZYNSKI
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Michael Styczynski, Laura Walker & Paul Codreanu had the winning design proposal for the DCDC and the City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department. Their shared experience and expertise show us how design can help to redevelop a city.

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Norwest Gallery

BY ASIA HAMILTON
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Asia Hamilton owns and operates the Norwest Gallery in Grandmont-Rosedale area of Detroit. Her experience and energy show the challenges of showcasing artistic voices in underserved communities.

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Re-Tree

BY DENNISE VIDOSH
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Dennise Vidosh is the founder of RE-TREE, an organizational off-shoot of Green Acres Tree Farm, Inc., whose mission is to save historical trees and shrubbery from being destroyed in construction. Re-Tree's rescue offers a solution that protects the life and integrity of existing mature trees and gives unique sustainable nursery products that have positive impacts on the planet, people and communities.

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