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Rita Cervetto

Designer, Common Good in Manchester

Squirrelling

PRESENTED ON MAR 30, 2017
IN MANCHESTER @ VOL 16

"Squirrelling is the opposite of being a velociraptor."

In Squirrelling from PechaKucha Night Manchesters Vol. 16, Rita Cervetto from Common Good talks about squirelling - an approach designed to help in the planning and preparing for a big project.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 19th, 2017. 

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City Urban Planning in Genoa

BY BEATRICE MORETTI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)

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Imaginative Planning

BY HEATHER TERNOWAY
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2013

Heather Ternoway is an urban planner committed to making planning more tangible and exciting. For over a decade, she has worked with communities large and small to improve quality of life through creative community-driven planning and design. 

 
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Just In Case

BY EVELYN CALAUNAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Evelyn Calaunan stresses the importance of planing ahead, specifically in terms of wills and last testaments. Why do people feel the need to avoid talking about and planning ahead for death? In this presentation she stresses the importance of making sure that all loose ends are tied up. 

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The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project

BY PETER SVARZBEIN
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

"These were vehicles of economic mobility."

In The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Peter Svarzbien shares his project to get El Paso's trolleys running again as they did in their heyday. Svarzbien is a photographer, artist and now city Councilman of El Paso. He once imagined the historic streetcars returning to the streets of El Paso again with his MFA masters thesis "The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project." Several years later, this project no longer resides only in our imaginations as the first tracks are now being laid in the streets of El Paso for the new streetcar line. With El Paso's first streetcar line in many years now under construction Peter is not content to stop here, but is now gathering political support to push for the restoration of trolley service over the international bridge - reconnecting Juarez and El Paso's fabled international streetcar service. Peter's presentation inspires us to consider how art can operate on a grand city scale to improve our quality of life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. 

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The Power of Talking

BY DANIEL THOMPSON
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

Listen to designer Daniel Thompson talking about the power of talking.  

Follow him as he tells his tale of coming to Manchester for the first time and meeting its brilliant residents.

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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78

BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”

In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.

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Random Co-ordinate Photography

BY KYLE SOO
@ VOL 17 ON JUN 22, 2017

Kyle Soo, the organiser of PechaKucha Night Manchester, presents his first ever full PechaKucha, telling his story of a photography project he completed in 2016, when he asked the people of Twitter to guide him to random places in London, using only the power of random co-ordinates, and serendipity.  

Join him on his journey into the unknown...

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Holly and the Manchester Wheelers

BY HOLLY CARTER
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Holly Carter: Design and Technology Teacher, STEM Co-Ordinator, bassist with Patty Hearst, Manchester Wheelers cyclist. Holly joined the Wheelers 4 years ago.
 
She started racing in crits at Tameside and on the track, now hammering time trials, SPOCO's and hill climbs. Her first hill climb race was up the rake 3 years ago.
 
In her words, "Since then I've learnt how to take weight off my belly, my bike and force my legs to yield their purpose to getting me up hills. They could still be faster...".
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The Last Traditional Frame Builder in Manchester

BY PETER BUTTERFIELD
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Ex teacher, archaeologist, DJ, house renovator, life time cyclist and newbie frame builder, Peter Butterfield shares 20 slides. In January 2016 I bought Neil Orrell’s Cycle Shop. We changed the name to Butterfield Bicycles, but remain the last traditional bicycle frame builders in Manchester.