SEPTEMBER 07, 2014
“To really understand local needs, we didn’t come with answers but rather questions.”
Architect Jack DeBartolo and his father have been taking ordinary projects and turning them into extraordinary solutions. Their work has taken them all over the country, but also to the developing world. In "Understanding Architectural Needs in Liberia" from PKN Phoenix Vol. 1, we see that his efforts working in Liberian Africa with architectural students opened his eyes to a very different set of standards of construction and culture.
NOVEMBER 17, 2010
The design-centric presentation event was less TED or Ignite (read: formal, high-tech) and more a hangout of designophiles talking about their current obsessions and future projects -- in 20 slides -- over beer, wine, and few appetizers.
According to organizer Jason Ayers, a beer run was even in order during the intermission to keep up, but luckily no one noticed. Jason also tells us that details for PKN Phoenix Vol. 3 will appear on the city page later this week.
MAY 03, 2010
MARCH 15, 2010
Our second presentation from Phoenix's "Global PechaKucha Night in Haiti" event is "Rebuilding after Katrina" by Mark Ryan, showing off what a group of motivated students can do. Also, please note that we've added presentation listings on each city's PechaKucha Night landing page, so you'll now be be able to find all online presentations from a particular PKN city that way as well.
MARCH 15, 2010
We kick off this week's presentation highlights with a look at two presentations taken from the very first PechaKucha Night in Phoenix, as part of the February 20 "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" -- the first proper Vol. 1 will take place at the end of April. First up is Jack DeBartolo's "A Liberian Experience."
A great presentation about taking architectural learning out of the classroom into the field. From hyper theoretical thinking to hyper reality and real world projects -- and nowhere could more real world than Liberia.