Past Chicago Event: VOL 35

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VOL 35

September 01, 2015
@ Martyrs'

20x20x20 - Every presenter is a twenty-something - eager, enthused, inspired, artful, and creative – all sharing the stage, presenting at lightning speed a series of mini-provocations in PK format lasting 6 minutes 40 seconds:  20 images x 20 seconds each. And giveaways, too!

Volume 35 promises to provide new insight into what Chicago's 20 Somethings are really up to – what engages them, what they’re passionate about and what they believe is important. Come, chit chat, and hear what these young talents have to say.

Rocking and rolling poster by Andrea Rose Chiu and Jojo.

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Dystopian Literature and Architecture

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Architecture student Sarah Aziz talks about how dystopian literature and growing up in England influence her theoretical designs and their associated narratives.

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Finding Peace

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Erica Brooks is an artist and arts educator who loves to delve into the connections we all share as humans. Her process begins with interviewing individuals and then creating art as a way to reflect upon those interviews. Erica's art translates into a visual representation of the feeling and aura of the individual she is interviewing.

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Birthplace Stories

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.”

In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. 

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A Dream Preserved

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Elee Egz is a Hip-Hop musician, conceptual artist, gallerist, curator, documentarian, community organizer, health & wellness promoter, youth advocate, street-interventionist, social-entrepreneur, and proud Leo from Harvey, Illinois.

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Learning to Fail

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks begins her presentation with the story of her step-father who died after being struck by a lightning bolt. What follows is her perspective on learning to fail, and living life with gusto and passion.

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I Love You, Chicago

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Southern girl Devin Kidner loves Chicago and used to have a Pottery Barn couch.  One day she realized her job was interfering with her ability to explore and experience the city....

Devin is the Chief Marketing Officer of Dabble, a Chicago tech startup that connects passionate teachers with curious students for in-person classes throughout the community.

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Gardening as Pedagogy

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate, Rachel Kimpton proposes improving nutrition through food education and how this can lead to student success.

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Getting Some of Your Day Back

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Ethan Krupp is the first hire at AMPY, a Chicago startup created by a bunch of 20-somethings. He is the Director of Marketing and Operations. Also, he wrote a musical called "The Thanksgiving Circumcision" about a Jewish bris on Thanksgiving, but that has nothing to do with AMPY. 

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Living in idk [I Don't Know]

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

“You're walking down a long corridor and at times it’s lit; you can see your steps and you know where you're going and everything makes sense. And then boom! The lights go off and you don’t know where you are or what you're doing. ”

In Living in idk [I Don't Know] from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 35th Volume, Presenter  Lissette Martinez discusses living life in limbo. As an aspiring museum educator, Lissette is a grad student in the Master’s of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a talented stick-figure artist.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, April 14th 2016. 

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Hooping - The Sequel

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Ana Skolnik is a self taught hula hooper from Chicago.  She studies interior design and strives to always keep and open mind. 

Lissette Martinez
Student, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago
Ethan Krupp
Director of Marketing and Operations, AMPY in Chicago
Claire Montana Jencks
Coder, Athlete & Improviser in Chicago
Erica Brooks
Artist in Chicago
Elee Egz
Art Gallery Founder and Director, Self-Employed in Chicago
Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara
Training Program Manager & Activist, Organizing For Action (OFA) in Chicago
Sarah Muzammil Aziz
Artist in Chicago
Devin Kidner
Dabbler, Dabble in Chicago
Kevin McCollow
Agile Digital Designer in Chicago
Rachel Kimpton
Museum Educator in Chicago