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The DAI - Our Rich History and Our Bright Tomorrow

PRESENTED ON FEB 07, 2019
IN DAYTON @ VOL 38

A native of Dayton, Michael Roediger is the first Director born and raised in the region. Working with the amazing Dayton Art Institute team, Michael has led charge to pay of more than $16 million in debt; received nearly $4 million in State Capital Appropriations funding and raised more $15 million in Centennial funding all while caring for our iconic museum and collection. Michael is a champion of the arts and Dayton.

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reframing and recycling our histories through art

BY KILOLO LUCKETT
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Cultural producer and curator Kilolo Luckett presents on the topic of "reframing and recycling our histories through art"! 

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The Importance of Diverse Narrative on Shaping Our City's Identity

BY CALINDA LEE
IN ATLANTA

Calinda Lee has something to say and she knew this even as a young girl as her great grandfather would always ask her, "Whatchu gonna be when you grow up, gal?!" She is now an Historian with The Atlanta History Center and is interested in utilizing technology to tell our history but ALL of our histories as a city. There is a multi-cultural story to be told and she is working to ensure that story is as multi-faceted as possible. 

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Sweden's first design museum

BY SVANTE HELMBAEK TIRÉN
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Today Stockholm is unique in not having an independent design museum. In the late 19th century however, there was a museum project intended to become something like a Swedish V&A. It was the Applied Arts Museum of Svenska Slöjdföreningen (today known as Svensk Form), started in 1872. Art historian / curator Svante Helmbaek Tirén takes us through the history with 20 slides…

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Black Edmonton: Our History, Our Legacy

BY BASHIR MOHAMED
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"This history is not meant to shame. It's based on the principle that the first step to step a problem is to recognize that there is one."

Bashir Mohamed shares personal and historic anecdotes of racism and resistance against Black Edmontonians. Through his story and others, Bashir explains the importance of learning and celebrating this history in order to understand contemporary racism and why groups such as Black Lives Matter are relevant now more than ever.

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.

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The Dark and Bright Sides of Light

BY KAITLYN GILLIS
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Kaitlyn Gillis' illuminating talk explores humans' historical relationship with light, and how our immediate environments — natural and built, dark and light — impact our psychological, physiological, and social health and wellbeing.

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The Rise of Our Extraordinary Machine

BY AUSTIN SAVAGE
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Austin Savage, Founder and Artistic director of the Border Theatre, takes us on a journey through the history of the Border Theatre — a startup performance troupe that has evolved overtime to redefine itself and our creative process. The presentation will focus on the potential of our whole community as a dynamic collaborator in the creation of content rather than a passive observer.

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One Family's Memories: 100 years of our Dayton Stories

BY HEATHER SCHIEMAN
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Heather Schieman the last in Dayton to bare her family name, is a 5th generation Daytonian who has a strong love of this city, not only for what it is today, but for its rich history and past.  A resident of South Park, employee of UD, and frequent visitor of Ghostlight and Warped Wing, Heather is constantly creating her own Dayton stories just a stones throw away from where her family's story first began.  

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Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present

BY ANDREW WALSH
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Andrew Walsh is an author, researcher, and academic librarian at Sinclair Community College. He lives in the historic Oregon District with his wife and their exceptionally coddled cat. He occasionally takes the long way just to look at one of his favorite old buildings.