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The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.

Kevin Snook, AIA
Valerio Dewalt Train in Chicago
Lauren Shelton, AIA
Valerio Dewalt Train in Chicago
Randy Guillot, AIA
Cannon Design in Chicago
Susan Heinking, AIA
VOA in Chicago
Marty Serena, AIA
Serena Sturm in Chicago
Claudia Cueto, AIA
CuetoKEARNEYdesign Architects in Swarthmore
Neil Martin AIA
Architect/Design Principal, SLAM Collaborative in Boston
Andrew Mollison, AIA
Architect, Mollison Architecture in Saint Joseph

PAST VOL 2

Dayton @ Excelsior Building
Nov 06, 2009

PAST VOL 11

Dayton @ Dayton Art Institute
May 03, 2012

PAST VOL 27

Buenos Aires @ Ciudad Cultural Konex
Oct 30, 2012

PAST AIA 2013 Convention (June 20)

AIA @ Colorado Convention Center
Jun 20, 2013

PAST AIA 2013 Convention (June 21)

AIA @ Colorado Convention Center
Jun 21, 2013

PAST AIA2030 Chicago Success Stories

AIA @ AIA Chicago
Aug 20, 2013

PAST AIAS FORUM 2013

AIA
Jan 02, 2014

PAST AIA 2014 Convention

AIA @ Martyrs'
Jun 26, 2014

PAST VOL 21

Detroit @ Eastern Market - Shed 3
Sep 25, 2014

PAST VOL 23

Detroit @ Wayne County Community College - Atrium
Apr 18, 2015

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Florida Bay, My Muse

BY LARRY KEARNS
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 01, 2009

Larry Kearns discloses his love for the nature of Florida's back country and what it means to him. He also walks us through his various experiments that originate from either side of his brain along with a series of fortunate or unfortunate events stemming from "luck".

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Taking the Bull by the Horns

BY MATT DUMICH
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 01, 2009

Matt Dumich went on a vacation to Spain, and spent quite a bit of time delving into the art of bull-fighting. Matt discusses the history, ins and outs, and cultural significance of bulls to the Spanish people.

[presentation contains graphic imagery, discretion advised]

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A Trip Through Jamaica

BY WALTER STREET
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 02, 2010

In this presentation Walter Street recants his trip to Jamaica. He shares with us his experiences of taking in the acrhitecture, observing and interacting with the locals, and what it means to get together and "feel alright". 

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Design For Recycling

BY DEBORAH KANG
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 25, 2007

Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash recepticle that was installed in Millennium Park.  Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world - and was featured at Lollapalooza!

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APPLYCAID

BY AMAURY DE COCQUÉAU
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 23, 2014

APPLYCAID founder Amaury de Cocquéau believes fundraising can be based on positive and FUN feelings. By developing addictive gaming apps for smartphones and tablets, he wants to make it happen. A share of all revenues generated from the his apps, yes ALL revenues - paid apps, in-app purchases or advertisements! - will be used to buy vaccines!

Simply put: every time people download an APPLYCAID’s game lives are saved.

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Rethinking Ending Hunger

BY KRISTEN PRICE
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"Dream a bit bigger because being realistic is overrated."

In Rethinking Ending Hunger  at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, World Vision Youth Ambassador Kristen Price shares her discovery of revolutionary intiatives to combat hunger whilst volunteering in Kenya. She invites you to think outside the box and rethink your approach of ending world hunger.

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Death by Architecture

BY ANANTH SAMPATHKUMAR
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.

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Pavilions of Dreams

BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.

 

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What is Enough?

BY TIM RICHARDSON
@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Climate change protesters are asking what can we do and this bothers me"

Having travelled the world throughout his career visiting some of the richest and poorest places on earth, Tim Richardson has witnessed, first hand the insatiable human need to consume and has started to ask the question what is enough? Tim gives us some clues about how we can all lead better lives.

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Du robot à l’IA : quand la science-fiction nous parle de notre humanité

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 31, 2019

Ma présentation visera à montrer comment la science-fiction, depuis le début du XXe siècle, s’ingénie à inventer des images pour réfléchir, comme dans un miroir, le portrait, pas toujours glorieux, de ce que nous faisons subir à notre humanité. Des robots aux intelligences artificielles, en passant par les cyborgs, venez contempler les reflets ambigus de nos visages de plus en plus numériques… 

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PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 14

PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 14 was held last week at the Ciudad Cultural Konex, enjoying an amazing turnout of close to 600 attendees. Organizer May Groppo fills us in on the night that was. The night started with DJ Villa Diamante welcoming puzzled guests who received cardboard 3D glasses on the door. Volume 14 in Buenos Aires was up to something, and packed (around 600 people). Mandetta (our male host in a dress as usual) opened the event with the cellphone-drawing-in-the-air warm up (since we saw PKN Denver's pics we couldn't resist). The first presentation was from Schwerpunkt and was a 3D experience. It then was then followed by Noavestruz, and then right away by Collage Lab with Nase from Amsterdam and his graffiti and his lovely girlfriend translating the whole speech (love is in the air). Zkysky is a design studio that has been on the market for 20 years now but decided not to show its work and instead shared their daily inspiration. Mariano Sigman is a scientist who studies the brain (neuroscience) and he bewildered us with his findings in such a simple and funny way that left everybody wanting for more. Picnic closed the first part with their home decor ideas and excellent taste. After the break with lots of chatting and drinks, it was time for the NGO of the night, Amartya, with its volunteering projects. Candelaria from Maldón Entertainment narrated her passion for board games and how she was planning for their come back -- amazing story. Pepe Monje and Bobby Flores (celebrities in music and tv) decided to improvise onstage and read an expert from a play they did together while sharing family pictures. ZZK Records made us proud, describing its foray into the international music scene with their mash-ups and cumbia electronica mixtapes. The last presenter was Franco Fasoli (jazz) who showed his street art together with his new more traditional art. See you in October with more creative, weird, funky, funny, and smart people onstage!

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Cellphone Drawing at PKN Buenos Aires

As mentioned in May Groppo's report for PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 14, the event's MC invited the audience to participate in some "phone spelling," inspired by what we've seen at previous editions of PKN Denver. The photo above comes courtesy of Bluevertigo.

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Poster for PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 15

PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 15 is just around the corner (October 27), and here's a look at the poster that was put together for the event, illustrated by Guiselt Thaiz.

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Poster for PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 17

PechaKucha Night Vol. 17 comes to Buenos Aires at the end of the month (June 29), taking place at the Ciudad Cultural Konex. See the poster above for the full list of presenters.

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Poster for PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 20

Considering our affinity for the number 20 -- you know, that whole "20 images x 20 seconds" thing -- it's always a joy to see one of the PechaKucha cities reach Vol. 20, and the latest city to do so is Buenos Aires, and that event will happen tomorrow (April 26) at Ciudad Cultural Konex. See the list of presenters on the official event page, and on the lovely flyer above. Take note that this is also an Inspire Japan-related event, and so donations will be accepted.

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AIA Convention 2011

PechaKucha will be a part of this week's American Institute of Architects Convention in New Orleans (May 12-14). The session will take place on May 13 from 18:00 at Room 243/5 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and presenters will include our one and only co-founder Mark Dytham, Thorsten Bösch, Matt Dumich, PKN Chicago organizer Peter Exley, Monique Verdin, Kyle Bergman, as well as a few digital guests. With an attendance of 20,000 at the convention, you'll want to show up early to get a good seat and beer!

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Poster for PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 24

Here's another poster for an event that passed us by, last month's PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 24. The poster was designed by Vero Gatti.

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PechaKucha at the AIA 2013 Convention

Continuing the great relationship between PechaKucha and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), PechaKucha makes a special appearance at the 2013 AIA Conference in Denver this week. With over 10,000 architects in attendance over the four days of the event, we hope to see many PK alumni, organizers, participants and fans from around the world. PechaKucha presentations will occur in the ARCHITECT Live town square on the Expo floor on Thursday and Friday, and feature an array of architects representing AIA membership, from students to Fellows of the Institute. Mickey Jacob, 2013 President of the AIA will kick off the 400 second long proceedings on Thursday at 10:55am. 9 presentations over two days will celebrate the diversity and range of AIA architect members, including students, and concluding with two of the winners of the 2013 Young Architect Award - PechaKucha Chicago alumni Katherine Darnstadt AIA (check her previous presentations here and here) and Thomas Hussey AIA (an urban planner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill). Presentations will appear shortly after the convention on the AIA PechaKucha Channel. Thursday, June 20 10:55 Mickey Jacob, FAIA 11:10 Jeff M. Yrazabal, AIA 11:50 Peter Exley, FAIA 13:35 Thomas Trenolone, AIA Friday, June 21 10:45 Ryan Gann, AIAS 10:55 Karen Williams, AIA 13:50 Ross Chapin, FAIA 15:40 Katherine Darnstadt, AIA 15:50 Thomas Hussey, AIA And don’t forget to attend Denver's PechaKucha Night Vol. 18 on June 20th!

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AIA 2014 Convention

Be part of the largest event in world architecture this year. PechaKucha Night Chicago with AIA Chicago and SOM are pleased to present a special edition PechaKucha Night at the AIA National Convention in Chicago.This event is one of a series of "Design + Dining" events hosted by AIA Chicago in conjunction with the 2014 AIA National Convention. If you plan to register for the National Convention, you can find this event in the official convention schedule by using the code EV217. Non-convention attendees are welcome to RSVP and purchase tickets through AIA Chicago’s website. Ticket price includes buffet food and 2 drink tickets.

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PKN Springfield, IL Organiser Given AIA Young Architect's Award

All smiles at the momentous Vol. 20 of PechaKucha Night Springfield, IL as co-City Organizer Alex Block was awarded the AIA's prestigious John Wellborn Root award for Young Architects.  Check out the original post on the AIA Illinois Facebook page.