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09 MAR

NEXT EVENT VOL 17

We are super excited to be back at the Brooklyn Art Library - home of the world famous Sketchbook Project!! and with FREE BEER!!

 

Tickets can be purchased here

 

**Presenter list subject to change. 

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Huck Yeah

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Raft living on the Mississippi River today would make Mark Twain proud. Architectural designer and adventure cyclist Kris Moreau takes us on a 2,376 mile bike trip down the Big Muddy from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Giant lumberjacks, grain silo houses, and floating geodesic domes speckle the banks of North America's most legendary river-- a culture highway that deserves to be on the radar of architects and makers everywhere. 

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Flowers and Nuclear Warfare

BY ERIC LOPRESTI
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.”

In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Light Affectations

BY JAMES CLAR
IN NEW YORK

Media artist working with forms of light James Clar discusses his work. Much like the way television manipulates and controls light to convey the entertainment medium, James uses three-dimensional light sculpture to convey emotion. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2014.

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Prototyping Architecture

BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

David Benjamin shares one of his first projects, which consisted of movable glass that opened and closed based on carbon dioxide levels in the environment. Now, David believes in inspiring architects, makers, and innovators to not only design and create things, but to design and create ideas and stories of a better future. 

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Sustainable Spoons

BY MARCEL BOTHA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Marcel Botha believes that current manufacturing is unsustainable, and explains that we should rethink the intellectual pursuits that go into large-scale manufacturing and distribution. Marcel delves into the creation of Spuni, an innovative adaptation of the baby spoon, to show the neccessity of building an ecosystem of interdependant manufacturing experiences. 

 

NEW YORK Blog

Flowers and Nuclear Warfare

“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.”
In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Emma Exley

    Emma is a Brooklyn-based creative designer and art director.

  • Kris Moreau

    Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. She especially loves frank dialogue and bikes.