E024 LIVE! Storey Telling v.03

This is the live and lightly cut audio from the third Storey Telling event, part of Design Pittsburgh 2016.

There are two others you can listen to, too.

If you’ve listened to them already, you know how it works: four architects come together to share stories on a theme. This time the theme was Scary Stories for Halloween. Our amazing presenters for this time were Bea Spolidoro, Quintin Kittle, Anne Swager, and Rob Pfaffmann.

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Unfortunately, we had to lose some of Quintin’s talk due to the slideshow not making very good radio. We’ll just have to have him back again.

Rob Pfaffmann had a vision plan for saving the Civic Arena, find out more on his website.

You can find out more about the August Wilson house here.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

E023.3 PKN Pittsburgh vol. 25 – Kilolo Luckett

This is the third interview featuring presenters for Pittsburgh’s 25th Pecha Kucha Night. This one features Kilolo Luckett.

Before we get going, check out the Facebook page for PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh for details about the event. For newcomers to the format, the AIGA YouTube Channel has videos of past events.

And subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss the other interviews.

Kilolo Luckett is here in Pittsburgh via Mississippi and Ohio.

We mentioned a bunch of artists on the show today, here are just a few:

Frida Kahlo

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Diego Rivera

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Norman Lewis

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Alma Thomas

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And of course, Naomi Sims, the subject of Kilolo’s research for an upcoming biography.

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*All images labeled for “noncommercial reuse” on wikimedia commons or flickr

Kilolo is something of a Pittsburgh celebrity, here are just a few of the articles that she shared with me while I was preparing for this interview, including a write up of the By Any Means symposium that she organized. Read up and come see her presentation at PKN on October 6.

E023.2 PKN Pittsburgh vol. 25 – Nina Chase

This is the second interview featuring presenters for Pittsburgh’s 25th Pecha Kucha Night. This one features Nina Chase.

Before we get going, check out the Facebook page for PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh for details about the event. For newcomers to the format, the AIGA YouTube Channel has videos of past events.

And subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss the other interviews.

Nina Chase is a transplanted West Virginian, in Pittsburgh by way of Boston, where she was an associate at Sasaki Associates.

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Image from Sasaki Associates

She’s Senior Project Manager at Riverlife Pittsburgh now, seeing through things like that plan for the Strip District.

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Image from Riverlife Pittsburgh

She’s talking about urban prototyping. Think things like Open Streets Pittsburgh [link will play music].

Here’s a picture of the tackle box game we played.

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And here’s a picture of a least weasel.

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Visit her website, chuckle at the Bruce Springsteen reference, and come see her presentation at PKN on October 6.

E023.1 PKN Pittsburgh vol. 25 – Amanda Gross

This is the first interview featuring presenters for Pittsburgh’s 25th Pecha Kucha Night. This one features Amanda Gross.

Before we get going, check out the Facebook page for PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh for details about the event. For newcomers to the format, the AIGA YouTube Channel has videos of past events.

And subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss the other interviews.

Amanda Gross is a transplanted Atlantan, living and working in Pittsburgh for the last few years. You might know her if you helped knit the bridge.

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Her presentation is on the artwork she’s created for her blog, Mistress Syndrome, which is “part of a lifelong journey of personal and collective healing from the multi-layered, generational trauma of what it means to be a white woman.”

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Amanda Gross | mistresssyndrome.com

Visit her blog, make sure to check out the gallery, and come see her presentation at PKN on October 6.

E022 Nick Doichev

Today on the show we have Nick Doichev of DLA+ Architecture and Interior Design.

He grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria. Check out last week’s preview episode for more about the city.

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Gehry and Eisenmann, architectural inspiration.

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W.B. Yeats, poetic inspiration.

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The Energy Innovation Center, 2015 design award winner, on the DLA+ website.

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Thanks again to Nick for talking to me.

There are a bunch of events coming up. Come see me at any or all of them.

There’s the Gallery Crawl on September 23.

There’s Pecha Kucha Night on October 6. Say you’re coming on Facebook.

There’s Storey Telling on October 20.

Thanks for listening, and as always, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

P022 Design:previewed with Nick Doichev

Here’s a preview of my chat with Nick Doichev, principal at DLA+, which is due out next week. Everything in this preview is brand new and won’t be heard again on the full episode, it’s just stuff that I wanted you to hear but didn’t fit in the full hour. Enjoy!

Come back next week for the full interview, and subscribe so you don’t miss it.

E021 Stak Ceramics – Myles and Heather Geyman

Today on the show we have Myles and Heather Geyman, who together make up Stak Ceramics.

Stak focuses on functional pieces. They have a great line of functional pieces for your desk and kitchen right now.

They were kind enough to give me a tour of their studio and talk a little bit about their process.

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They use wood to help create the molds that they use for their production process. Here’s a sneak preview of their new product, the plant hanger.

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During the firing process, a piece actually shrinks. Here’s the same piece at different stages of the process, having been fired multiple times.

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Check out their website for the rest of the line.

Follow them on Instagram for more great photos.

But most of all, see them at Three Rivers Arts Festival 2016, for five days starting Friday, June 3. They’re at booth A-16.

And as always, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.