Past Kalamazoo Event: VOL 8

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April 25, 2019
@ Intersect Studio

Be inspired with fellow creatives, story tellers & enthusiasts at Vol 8 of PK Kalamazoo! 

Sponsored by the AIA (American Instiute of Architects)

Venue: Intersect Studio, 225 N. Rose Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI  49007

Doors Open 6pm
Show starts at 7pm 

Break Down:

5 presenters
Beer Break
5 presenters

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Improvisation for Creatives

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Improvised Pecha Kucha presentation! Bannon Backhus was unaware of the slides chosen for him and crafted a humorous dialogue for the audience's enjoyment! 

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Disowning the Squirrel: an ADHD Overview

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Allison Walker discusses everything that is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, by touching on the history, the challenges, and the benefits of the disorder. Most importantly, she expresses how with the adaptation and flexibility to change society to accept all types of neurodivergence, we can make the world a better place and give every single person the opportunity to be their best self. 

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Thanks Dad

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Our environment and the people around us shape who we are. We might have the power to choose how they affect us. We have no control of absorbing at least some from their essence. We should take the time to thank the people we have learned from before we miss the opportunity. 

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@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Embracing our transition from the industrial age through social sculpture. Utilizing Interaction, Nostalgia, Memory and Pride to illicit emerging arts, sciences and technologies.  

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@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Stephany Bagnall talks about her and Tommy's journey that brought their bikes to life. Paying attention to detail to create unique bicycles is what brought all eyes on them. Stephany wants you to remember to give them 5, if they are a tall bike give them 10 because if he falls he is going to ruin your windshield!

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Love Letter to My Mom (A Life in Libraries and Words)

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Thanks to Valerie Wright's Mother, she grew up on a public library, which is the foundation and cornerstone of our Democracy and has shaped her to become the woman she is today. Not only did her mother's passion for libraries impact her life, but so did the endless exposure to literature, words, and the broad access to new ideas. 

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Before the Internet

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Mike Klok has created a world where the town Merry Heights, the happy and exciting town, soon becomes dreary due to the loss of time. Just like in Merry Heights, there are two things that rob us of our time, spirit, and empathy and it's up to us to come together to give one another empathy, love, and power. 

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Designing You

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Giving us an intimate peak into her life, Marissa LaDitka speaks to the importance of design as it applies to us personally. Through her story, she encourages us to find value in the little moments of every single day. 

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Weed. Flower. Thistle

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Mark DeYoung showcases his incredible creativity by revealing though spoken word and photographs an installation about being present in the here and now. Motivated by becoming the most engaged and conscious version of himself, he presents an invitation for us to experience art. 

Marissa LaDitka
Principal Designer, Intersect Studio in Kalamazoo
Mark DeYoung
Head of Design, Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo
Mike Klok
Graphic Designer, Stuffed Brain Studio in Kalamazoo
Bannon Backhus
in Kalamazoo
Nadine Rios
Architectural Associate in Kalamazoo
Tony Reiner
Senior Architectural Designer in Kalamazoo
Valerie Wright
Principal & Sr. Interior Designer in Kalamazoo
Stephany Bagnall
Graphic Designer + Illustrator, Intersect Studio in Kalamazoo