Past Silver Spring Event: VOL 12

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VOL 12

July 27, 2018
@ Silver Spring Civic Building

There's a Tesla in space. That's an outlandish reality. A Washington Post article indicates that people in Argentina require less personal space than individuals in other countries. What does space mean to you? PechaKucha Silver Spring Volume 12 explores the idea of space and brings presenters to share their perspectives on the word. Each presenter is armed with 20 slides, each timed to 20 seconds. They've got to get their idea across in less than 7 minutes! Join us fo PechaKucha Silver Spring Volume 12 on Friday, July 27, and bring your friends!

Buy tickets here.

This is a nonprofit event.

What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7-9:30PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We encourage you to discuss ideas that you heard or considered through the first half. Maybe discuss it with a stranger. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.



Sponsored by:

Denizens Brewing Co

Fenton Village Inc

Best parking option: 

Town Square Garage 61 Free after 7PM

Wayne Avenue Garage 60 Free after 7PM

We do, however, encourage you to walk, bicycle, take public transit or carpool. Or rollerblade.

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Empty Houses

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Emily Atwood's work takes her into countless empty homes. As a designer, she gets a unique opportunity to look at the lines and style of individual's homes unfettered. Check out the beautiful images of sometimes quirky homes she has explored.

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Public Space, What Would You Do?

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Eric Rasch is the building manager of the Silver Spring Civic Building. As such, he's often faced with questions around space and community. In this presentation, he shares the challenges and opoprtunties that he faces every day.

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Who Needs Mental Space?

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Dr. Ena Okah is a global health consultant, non-profit board member, and has opened many clinics in West Africa. As an overachiever, she needs mental space in order to get her work done. In this presentation, learn how she is able to clear space and how you can, too.

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Can #MeToo Create the Space Between?

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

As a workplace attorney, Paula Brantner sees all types of disputes between individuals in the office. The #MeToo movement has brought many previosuly underexposed issues to the forefront. Paula describes the issues that surround the #MeToo movement and how those are impacting work spaces.

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The Big Bang

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Dr. Eric Bubar knows all about space. The Big Bang occurred 14 billion years ago, although it wasn't really a "bang". Learn about this vast amount of our Universe's history in six minutes and forty seconds.

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Community Spaces

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Docs in Progress has occupied several spaces in Silver Spring, MD. Executive Director and co-founder, Erica Ginsberg, shares some history about those spaces. She also talks about space beyond the physical space the organization has occupied in the community.

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Space for Everyone

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Sanjida Rangwala was born in India, but spent her formative years in Canada. As an immigrant to the US, she spent 17 years working on gaining citizenship in the US. In her presentation, she talks about how that has shaped her view of her space in the US and how we can make more inclusive communities for all.

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Space: The Font-al Frontier

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Two spaces after a period or one? This ongoing debate is full of controversy. Eric Robbins walks us through a history of fonts and typesetting and why we put two spaces after a period.

Erica Ginsberg
Executive Director, Docs In Progress in Silver Spring
Emily Atwood
Architect in Arlington
Eric Bubar
Associate Professor of Physics, Marymount University in Laurel
Eric Robbins
Designer • Technologist
Ena Okah
Health care Professional in Bethesda