Past Oklahoma City Event: VOL 4

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October 29, 2015
@ Plenty Mercantile

Join PechaKucha Night, Vol. 4 for an evening of food, drink and presentations on individuals dedicated to changing Oklahoma City for the better. 

Food and drink will be available at happy hour beginning at 6:30 pm; presentations begin at 7:30 pm. The presenters will be :

Jonathan Dodson – Developer & Bicycle Enthusiast
Adam Lanman – Designer & Artist
Lyn Adams – Children’s Theatre Executive Director
Juliana Keeping – Reporter/Writer
Stephen Kovash – Environmentalist & Artist

All are welcome to attend! The event is free with a suggested donation of $5.

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Prescription Drugs : Pay or Die

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

Juliana Keeping is an Oklahoma City-based mom and journalist. Her son Eli, 3, has cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic lung illness. Juliana speaks out against U.S. drug price insanity after her insurer denied an expensive drug that could have helped to protect her son’s lungs.

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Drawing Inspiration

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

"I imagine ... how the mechanical world and the natural world might merge together."

In Drawing Inspiration from PechaKucha Night Oklahoma City Vol. 4, Adam Lanman shares his drawings and explains how he can imagine the natural world functioning in mechanical ways. Throughout years of studying the poetics of the built environment, Lanman has created a massive collection of drawings, methods and subjects. Lanman’s presentation illuminates a series of works exploring the space between fine art and applied art. With his artistic pursuits, Lanman hopes to renew public interest in the mundanity of surroundings that they take for granted while keeping in mind a simple but powerful thesis: if we want to change the places we live, we must first change the way we see.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August, 15th 2016.

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Poverty and Placement - Race and Reconciliation

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

While giving up his car for 18 months, Jonathan Dodson noticed barriers within the built environment that keep individuals of different demographics from interacting. This realization led to a study of OKC's approach to race and real estate.

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Oklahoma Children's Theatre

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

With dramatic cuts to education and arts education funding across her home state of Oklahoma, Lyn Adams is passionate about providing access to creative theatre arts opportunities for all children. The mission of the Children’s Theatre mission is to provide extraordinary live theatre and interactive educational experiences for young audiences as well as inspiring young people to visualize their potential, enhancing family relationships, and investing in the future of their communities, could not be more significant to Oklahoma’s youngest citizens.

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Face to Facetime

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

Stephen Kovash explains why he turned off all social media platforms as well as other forms of electronic entertainment in order to have face to "facetime" with other human beings.  He hopes this presentation encourages others to turn off their phones and talk in person.

Lyn Adams
Executive Director, Oklahoma Children's Theatre in oklahoma City
Stephen Kovash
Arts Manager in Oklahoma City
Jonathan Dodson
Developer in Oklahoma City
adam Lanman
Design Director at atelieraL, Co-Founder Space for Art and Architecture (SPAARC) in Oklahoma City
Juliana Keeping
Journalist, The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City