Past Madison, WI Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

December 01, 2016
@ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Picasso had his blue period.  Le Corbusier was fascinated by American grain elevators. Frank Gehry dreams about the shape of fish.

Obsessions have long been the muse of the artist. Join us as Madison’s top design professionals reveal the significance of the objects, people and places that creative people just can’t get out of their heads.

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I AM a Bag Lady

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."

In I AM a Bag Lady  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education. 

Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS. 

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Goats, Gourds and Grandmas

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

Brend Baker's work as a visual artist and Director of Exhibitions at Madison Children's Museum is inspired by motherhood, childhood and the minutia, humor, playfulness and mundaneness of family life. She is inspired by the stories of the incredible people she meets, and the relics, smells, tastes and sounds of the world around her.

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One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"It's not trying to be something it's not. It's not hiding behind anything else."

In One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20,  Rachel Wallace shares her fascination with Brutalism and her peculiar connection to the UW Humanities building located in Madison, Wisconsin. We learn how this building led her to appreciate this "raw" style of architecture.




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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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Picking Architecture

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

Wesley T. Reynolds speaks about his daily love for his career in architecture and his hidden passion for finding lost objects. Picking is a term that many of us now know from the reality series American Pickers. Wesley shares objects that have influenced him and design outcomes that are embedded with materials that have been reclaimed.

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My Click Addiction

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

You know the feeling when you experience a shift in perspective, or when you suddenly “get it,” in a flash of understanding? Vivian Lin’s addicted to it. She calls those moments “clicks.” It’s why, on the surface, she looks like a collector of hobbies and why people think she’s building up an arsenal of skills to survive the end times. The truth, she’s just chasing clicks.

Catherine Boldt
Education Outreach Program Assistant & Instructor, Taliesin Preservation in Madison, WI
Rachel Wallace
Industrial Designer, Design Concepts in Madison, WI
Lesley Sager
Faculty Associate and Interior Designer, University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI
Vivian Lin
Design Strategist, Design Concepts in Madison, WI
Wesley T. Reynolds
Principal/ Architect, OPN Architects in Madison, WI
Brenda Baker
Artist/ Director of Exhibits, Madison Children's Museum in Madison, WI