PechaKucha Presentation

Bringing it Down to Size

PRESENTED ON MAR 15, 2016
IN BEACON @ VOL 5

"I thought that it was ironic that people were offended by the sight of missiles...they didn't know that the missiles came from U.S. Fighter planes..."

In Bringing it Down to Size from Pechakucha Night Beacon Vol.5Brian Higbee presents his series of scale models that explore political discourse in art. 

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Context, Scale, Meaning, Place

BY CHARLES PIPER
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Architect Charles Piper admits that his title may seem architectural and pretentious. As well, even though he admits it's just an excuse to show us some of his favorite places, those places sure can make you acutely aware of context, scale, meaning, and place the way he unfolds them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 24, 2014.

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Paper Models

BY CHRIS RITSON
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Chris Ritson's work serves to create dialogue with the environment and imagine new ways of interacting with nature. His art speaks to cultural anxieties and relationships with nature, and analyzes the myths and prerogatives specific to a psychology of the self.

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The Importance of Business Models

BY CARLOS PÉREZ
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 26, 2014

We tend to talk about business models quite often lately. But what exactly does it imply? Does it need t be a long detailed report or can it be more empirical? Carlos Perez will demonstrate that business models are a part of everybody´s company, no matter how big or small or how consciously or unconsciously it was made.

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The Miracle of Matter and the Intuition of Scale

BY EMIL ALZAMORA
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Sculptor Emil Alzamora breaks down how his sculptural practice celebrates the sheer miracle of a physical universe and how he explores it through the use of scale. From neuronal maps to cities connected by streams of light, it's trippy stuff.

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Paper Models

BY TOM GREENSFELDER
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Designer Tom Greensfelder shares a history of paper modelmaking.

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Gender Politics

BY JODIE ORTEGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975

BY CHARLES L. DAVIS, II, PH.D.
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"We started with several books that looked at the brownstone as a site of intervention."

In Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975 from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Charles L. Davis, II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shows works from his recent exhibition project, Building Black Utopias, and discusses the literature that served as inspiration. 

The Building Black Utopias project combines the tools of the architect, the historian and the literary critic to recover the historical contributions of African American writers to architectural utopian thought. It specifically examines the role of literary depictions of place in June Jordan, Amiri Baraka, Paule Marshall and Angela Davis’ writings. Davis argues that each authors’ rhetorical manipulations of the built environment operates on the same level as architectural utopian thought insofar as both mediums created rich, alternative depictions of modernist space to liberate the architect’s imagination. The final exhibit translates the spatial ideas of literature into drawings, models and other ephemera.

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Shakespeare in Sculpture

BY JUDY SIGUNICK
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Sculptor Judy Sigunick presents her large scale ceramic figurative work and how its inspired by the fiction of Shakespeare. Plus a little kimchi.

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Woven Bundles

BY TEAM 6
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Asta Sabaliauskaite, Ili Zainal, Chloë Maunder and Leon Willcocks, four Masters of Architecture students from the University of Brighton share the microphone to tell us about their proposal for a micro pavilion for the terrace of the De La Warr Pavilion.