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Helen Pollard

in Melbourne

How Art Brings People Together

PRESENTED ON MAR 04, 2014
IN MELBOURNE @ VOL 22

"This project, I've been interested in 2 disciplines, the public art and my painting were never together and I thought, how can we make this work together?"

In How Art Brings People Together, from PechaKucha Night Melbourne Vol. 22, Helen Pollard explains her public art projects which utilize recycled materials and incorporate local surroundings. She also explains how she formed an art studio which now functions as a social space for people in the community. 

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How Books Bring People Together

BY LEAH COSTELLO
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

Leah Costello is founder of the Bon Mot Book Club, which brings community leaders and authoer together to share and exchange ideas. In her presentation, Leah explains how her passion for books and reading helped her become engaged in the socio-political world. 

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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How Public Art Can Save the World

BY TALEEN DER HAROUTIOUNIAN
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.”

In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.

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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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Placemaking with People!

BY MOJGAN RASOULI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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Public Spaces for Everybody?

BY SANDRA HALL
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

The British artist Sandra Hall is wondering about the concept of public space, and who are allowed to use them.

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When Food Brings Cultures Together

BY SONIA KAR
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"People were interested not about only the food that it was made, but also the backgroud from where did it come from."

In "When Food Brings Cultures Together" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31Sonia Kar is an independent entrepreneur who tells us the idea about her online platform, where different cultures meet through their menus. We human beings are very different, each and every one of us have some principles and values in us which have been influenced by our family, culture, upbringing and country. We all are effectively ambassadors or representatives of our families, cultural backgrounds and countries. But how often do we share our culture or are aware about the culture of others and can this be done through our food?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016.

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Play in Public Spaces

BY CATTYWAMPUS PUPPET COUNCIL
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.  

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The story of Silk: How passion brings people together

BY CHLOE LING
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Chloe Ling first started her journey in dance in the bellydance genre. Here, she was introduced to a large repertoire of props usually used in the art. After delving deeper into the history of the props, she fell in love with their stories and how they come to represent the power passion has to connect and bond people