PechaKucha Presentation

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David Knight

Structural engineer, and Director of Design and Engineering at Cake Industries, Cake Industries in London

Bridges to Prosperity

PRESENTED ON AUG 10, 2017
IN LONDON @ VOL 16

David Knight, a structural engineer gave this PechaKucha at Vol.16 in London and opened our eyes to the totally vital importance of bridges in developing countries. Importantly bridges create access to local markets, farms, schools, health clinics, and other critical services and opportunities.

In this PechaKucha you will learn about David's wonderful work with Bridges to Prosperity. The volunteers at Bridges to Prosperity appreciate the power of a bridge to transform the way people earn income, save, and invest in their future.

 

 

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Building Bridges

BY ROSELI BASSI
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 22, 2011

"Be kind to your elders" is a phrase we hear time and time again, and in this presentation, Roseli Bassi talks about a project that has the goal of encouraging better interaction between young people and the elderly. (in Portuguese)

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Structural Bamboo

BY STEFANO PODESTÀ
IN GENOVA

Stefano Podestà is a structural designer and Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering, dealing with masonry historic structures and wooden structures mainly. Fascinated by new frontiers, he has dedicated himself to the bamboo study within the structural field for several years, building projects in developing countries.

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Bridges of Europe

BY ROBIN STAM
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

On the first of January 2002 new banknotes were introduced in Europe. In addition to windows and gateways, these seven banknotes also depict several bridges. Each bridge has an individual appearance, all of which can be recognised as having originated throughout certain periods in European cultural history.

Designed by Robert Kalina, the bridges are meant to illustrate the tight collaboration and communication between Europe and the rest of the world in general, but more importantly, amongst the European countries in particular.

However, the bridges portrayed in the banknotes are fictional.

They have been designed to prevent one single member state from having a bridge on their banknote opposed to other states not having any depicted in theirs. In other words, “member state neutral” banknotes.

Now wouldn’t it be amazing if these fictional bridges suddenly turn out to actually exist in real life?

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Urban Renewal by Building Bridges: Intercultural Garden Erfurt Paradies

BY CATHY DELOS SANTOS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 22, 2014

The intercultural community garden "Erfurt Paradies," located in north Erfurt, is a grassroots project that has increased the social and cultural  value of the neighborhood. Cathy Delos Santos talks about the mission and goal of the organization, Urban Renewal.  This organization help brings together local and migrants through events and activities in the community gardens / Gemeinschaftsgarten of Erfurt.

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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Our Bridges Smell Like Chocolate (sometimes)

BY ANNIE SWANK
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Annie Swank regularly makes mix-tapes.  In this PK mash-up she looks at finding the perfect love song to her hometown in a systematic, empirical way.

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Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border

BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."

In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North"  which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.

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The IFT and Creative Bridges

BY NEIL MCCARTNEY
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 01, 2016

Film producer Neil McCartney talks about how The Independent Film Trust, the charity which he chairs, set up a film-making course in Cambridge to bring together kids from various social and ethnic backgrounds.

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Building Bridges, Connecting Community

BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Awang Saifeluddin-started Grit as a passion of gritty trail run and after realising there is no one offering such events in Kuching. Continue to actively involved in organising runs and sport events for public and competing in various races around the world in Ultra running, marathon and Ironman Triathlon.