Past Madison, WI Event: VOL 28

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VOL 28

November 29, 2018
@ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Since the fall of 2010, Monona Terrace has offered a PechaKucha event. Over the years, there have been some incredible presenters and we thought it was time to bring them back for a night of PechaKucha All-Stars. Join us as we invite veteran presenters back to the stage to share new topics or repeat crowd favorites. This is bound to be a night you won’t want to miss!

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Lunch Money: A Short, Abridged, Very Brief History of School Meals in America

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

The National School Lunch Program is the longest running and widest reaching children's health initiative in U.S. history. Throught he program more than 30 million children receive federally subsidized meals every school day. Whether we regard children as the beneficiaries of an enlightened pubilc health initiative or the victims of industrialized mass feeding, school meals are a significant part of public discourse on everything from the composition of a proper meal to national security.

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The Guilty Pleasures of Roadside Architecture or A Boy, a Girl and a Hot Dog Stand

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

Roadside/novelty architecture is to architects, as Twinkies are to a pastry shef: comical, cheap and not worth of comparison to the real thing. So it is with great reluctance and at the risk of ridicule by my fellow architects that I admit...not only do I like it, I am facinated and inspired by it. 

Cathy O'Hara Weiss' PechaKucha will look at what lessons might be learned from this "architecture" and suggest that the dividing line between good design and novelty architecture is less distinct than you might think.

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What Gets Me Up in the Morning

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

As a morning runner for over 30 years, Marlisa Kopenski Condon has had more than her fair share of interesting experiences when most of us are still blissfully asleep. Her presentation will highlight a few funny and poignant moments from her years on the roads.

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

Were the Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980s with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs, and a live karaoke band was born. Andy Wallman was first chair tambourine player for The Gomers; he will take you inside of what it was like to be Livin'in Gomerica.

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Improv Madness - Arbitrary Topic: Second Graders and Their Ideas

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

This is what you get when you take an improv performer, 20 images unseen by said performer, and an arbitrary topic: "Second Graders and Their Ideas."

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Architecture is Hazardous

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

Architects possess a unique skill set that allows them to build community resilience, both in design and in natural disaster recovery. An Architects Withoug Boarders post-earthquake relief trip to Haiti introduced me to a role that architects play in helping communities rebuild after a natural disaster. It has been an honor to work with NGOs on Disaster recovery and rebuilding projects in El Salvador, Nepal, Florida, Colorado, and Dane County, WI.

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Better Together Mural

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

One of Madison's latest murals, designed by Brooklyn-based artists Flavia Zimbardi and Caetano Calomino, the 40' long wall reads "Better Together" in vibrant and beveled geometric letters. It was painted last August behind the Hawthorne Library as part of the new Madison Mural Alley, a project conducted by The Bubbler art hub and sponsored by the Madison Arts Commission.

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Madison in the Sixties

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

20 slides that tell the essential stories of the 1960's in Madison---the escalation of civil rights activism and sntiwar protest from pickets to firebombs; transformation of the ethnic Greenbush neighborhood into the Triangle Urban Renewal Area; the impact of university expansion, and the failed efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's auditorium and civic center at Monona Terrace; and som sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Andrew Ruis
Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI
Janine Glaeser
Architect, Urban Planner, City of Madison Planning in Madison, WI
Cathy O'Hara Weiss
Senior Architect + Planner, University of Wisconsin System in Madison, WI
Stu Levitan
Radio Host, 92.1 WXXM/Chair, Madison Landmarks Commission/Administrative Law Judge, State of Wisconsin in Madison, WI
Andy Wallman
in Madison, WI
Brad Knight
Owner, Monkey Business Institute
Kiki Schueler
Proprietor of Kiki's House of Righteous Music
Henrique Nardi
Lecturer, UW Madison in Madison, WI
Marlisa Kopenski Condon
Director of Business Design, Design Concepts, Inc. in Madison, WI