CHICAGO Search Results: “Government By the People Act”

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Being Aware of Urban Ecology

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Steve Sullivan talks about the importance of ecology and being aware of our natural surroundings and how we interact with them. He specifically talks about squrriels in the Chicago area as a means to encourage people to become more aware of how impactful they are to the urban ecology. 

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Data Science for Social Good


Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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Collecting Autographs

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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Defining My Life

@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Paula Douglas has a passion for Chicago, the music it creates and the people that get to call it home.  When she was a child, she enjoyed numerous visits to the emergency room.

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Don't Spy On Me • OK?

@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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In Proximity to Celebrity

@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

We are obsessed with celebrity - this can be good or bad - Kelly Leonard reflects on his own brushes with celebrity.

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Hungry People Start Wars

@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

In a compelling arguement, Eric Davis uses his 400 seconds to articulate how cities are killing themselves.  

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Addicted to Photography

@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

"I was able to transition myself from a... soul draining paper pusher into a freelance creative that's able to make a living on art."

From Addicted To Photography from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 41, Ryan Brandoff shares his story about how his passion for photography has changed his mundane 9 to 5 lifestyle into a life worth living. 

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Understanding What People Need....

@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Rachel Kazez is a licensed therapist, adjunct professor of social work, and the founder of All Along, which helps people understand mental health and find therapy.

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Fanta Wins

@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Rob Schaaf works on cross-partisan campaigns to reform our electoral system and campaign finance laws, aiming to bring about an effective government of, by, and for the people. 



SITEWIDE Search Results: “Government By the People Act”

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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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Kids Channel

We've had people of all ages do presentations in the PechaKucha 20x20 format, and that includes kids. Here is a collection of presentations we've shared on the site that were done by children in cities all over the world.

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

Pole People Skopje
Pole Instructor, Pole People Skopje in Skopje
Mark Joseph Deutsch
Designer in Cebu
2 Kinds of People
Art Director, Y&R Lisbon in Lisboa
Uma and Christine PK People
Student, Denise Nosbisch in Cary
Allison Thurman
Interior Decorator and Artist, Kitchen and Bath Designer, at Art by Allison and Cabinets | Granite | Design
We The People Hemp Oil
We The People Hemp Reviews, We The People Hemp Reviews in New York
Salsa People
in Singapore
People Maps
in Glasgow


Halifax @ 2540
Oct 22, 2010


Kyiv @ Club Vkusnaya Tema
Mar 24, 2011


Kyiv @ Люди CasualFood
Dec 01, 2011


Kyiv @ SkyPoint Ciklum
Feb 21, 2013


Dec 27, 2015


Bilbao @ Sala Bilborock
Dec 02, 2015


Bilbao @ Sala Bilborock
Sep 21, 2016


Lilongwe @ Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Aug 25, 2016


Moscow @ Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’
Jul 02, 2016


Brussels @ La Tentation
Aug 18, 2017

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Wanting to Act


Torben Jørgensen is an autodidactic actor struggling to apply skills, to make and be part of theatre projects. Listen to his amazing -- and courageous -- story.
 (in Danish)

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In


Derek Eder has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, LLC, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for OpenGov Chicago, a monthly Meetup group that promotes open data and open government in Chicago and Cook County.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2013.

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9 Ways to Move America Forward

@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Editor and publisher of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel is a frequent commentator on American and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS. She writes a weekly web column for The Washington Post and is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama. She serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Campaign for America’s Future, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Nation Institute, the Roosevelt Institute, and the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. Here she delivers a presentation about American Progressivism 

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The Good in Government

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Clare Amador gives the lowdown on what's really happening in government and why there's good reason to hope.

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The Key to Holding Government Accountable

@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Artur Papyan explains how can mass media and journalism can help improve public governance process and keep government accountable for its' actions. Artur gives a Armenian's perspective on an international issue. 

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Local Government can be Open and Sustainable Government

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Andreas Pavlou from Involve looks at how the local government could become more open to the public. 

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How Social Procurement and Social Enterprise Can Save Government Lots of Money

@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

In this inspiring talk, author and social entrepreneur Shaun Loney describes the power of social enterprises and how they benefit not only the communities and the government bodies that utilize them, but also the people – often from adverse circumstances – that are under their employ. Shaun advocates that social procurement makes more sense financially, socially, and economically. 

To find out more about Shaun and social enterprises, visit Shaun's website at

Shaun's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Cleo Goodman, Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland

@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland are a charity supporting the Basic Income movement in Scotland. We work with a network of Basic Income advocates - providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

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Strings Attached: A Love Letter to the Act of Crocheting

@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Making things by hand can give a person a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, and the act of making is often as rewarding as the finished product. For Bridget Shingleton Hutt, the act of crocheting is a vehicle not only for creating something new but also for finding peace of mind through meditation on the core concepts of the craft.

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Mesh People

For this weekend's "Presentation of the Day," we focus on this presentation by artist Yuko Hishiyama, in which she shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing the Government from the Outside In

Ever wanted to know when your city would fix that pot hole? Or when and where flu shots are available? Derek Eder utilizes open data -- government information readily available to the public -- to develop civic applications that not only reveal how the government works, but also allow local citizens to interact with, participate in, and use government services more effectively. In today's Presentation of the Day "Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In" from Table XI's May Table Talks event, Derek demonstrates the advantages and enormous potential for open data; from food inspection to crime reporting to bus locations.  

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Transport and Urban Planning for People

Cars take up a lot of space and cost a lot of money, we need better ways to get people around cities. As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, "People need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices." Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. In "Transport and Urban Planning for People" from a special urban edition of PKN Auckland, we see that Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.

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PechaKucha People: Netta Egoz

This week the Pechakucha People Spotlight shines on Netta Egoz of Christchurch New Zealand, whose role as PechaKucha City ORganzier plays a key part in her community's "city-making movement''. In addition to PKN organizer and presenter extraordinaire she's also a community Lawyer AND spends her spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch). 

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PechaKucha People: Huwaida Ishaaq

Our City organizer down in Bandar Seri Begawan doesn't really need the Pechakucha People spotlight per se ...that's because she IS a spotlight. Huwaida Ishaaq sets the bar as high as it goes for working hard to connect people, creating the highest caliber of PechaKucha Nights. She proves the point that creativity is hidden in every corner of the globe, even in, and especially in, the tiny nation on the island of Borneo.

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PechaKucha People: Erica Austin

Our PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Erica Austin this week, of PKN Christchurch. As an Architectural Master's Graduate, Event "Awesomist" and Photographer, she's passionate about making Christchurch awesome, and see's it as a place to experiment and grow creatively, which is why she also calls herself "Christchurch Ambassador."

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PechaKucha People: Elyas and Heba

The PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Elyas and Heba, PK Organizers in Aden who, after their visit to Tokyo in 2015, were never able to return home as war broke our in their native Yemen. Calling Amman in Jordon home for the past 2 years, they'll be starting a new PKN series there soon. Good Luck! 

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PechaKucha People: Ange Friesen

Few people are more deserving of the weekly PechaKucha People spotlight than PKN Markham's cracker-jack organizer, Ange Friesen. Time and time again, PechaKucha Night Markham curates a top-notch roster presenters whose 20x20 presentations continually stand out as some of the best. We thank and salute you Ange!  

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PechaKucha People: Kenneth Chong

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on the person behind the spotlight (and presentation deck) at PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Kenneth Chong. Co-curating Tokyo's always-impressive presenter line-up is just one of his appreciated talents. He's also a highly intuitive designer at Klein Dytham architecture. Cheers Neth! 

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PechaKucha People: Yoshiharu Nakayama

Our weekly PechaKucha People feature highlights PechaKucha Night Kumamoto organizer, Yoshiharu Nakayama! As a Doctor, CEO, dedicated community organizer, Nakayama-san stands out for spearheading a number of inspiring initiatives, one aimed to eliminate the disparity of medical care between cities and rural areas, another focussed on community creation triggered by the 2011 East Japan great earthquake and the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, and more. Nakayama-san, it's a privilege to have such on-target people amongst the ranks!