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Richard Potestio

Potestio Studio in Portland, Oregon

Survival = Shelter

PRESENTED ON FEB 12, 2015
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 15

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me”

Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.

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Building A Better Shelter

BY DAVID KELLY
@ VOL 8 ON APR 12, 2013

David Kelly has recently come back to Bangor from spending time living in and learning about alternative living. Now he is on a mission to design perfect self-sufficient homes as well as growing bushels of heritage apples, heirloom tomatoes, and obscure berries on his family's homestead. 

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The Importance of Huts

BY EUAN GRAY
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 28, 2012

Huts are no longer nostalgic relics of the past. Euan Gray shows us how huts are not only important as a shelter from the harshness of mother nature, but how they've become fully-functional contemporary works of archtecture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 5, 2013.

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Carrying Shelter, Design for the Introverted Traveler

BY DAVID KOELLEIN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

David Koellein talks about places that are designed for introverts to go.  It analyzes how different places and qualities affect how people feel from an introverts point of view.

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The Survival of the Belluschi Pavilion

BY NANCY HISS
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design for Survival' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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Calais

BY GRAINNE HASSETT
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Grainne Hassett is a practising architect and researcher. Grainne is the founder of Hassett Ducatez Architects and an academic at the School of architecture UL. The practice won the Downes Medal in 2009 and has exhibited and published widely. 

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Restoration from the Rubble - Medic Samaritan

BY CHAD BECKER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Chad Becker discusses the efforts of Medic Samiratan, which was established to offer medical support in Haiti for mission teams and the residents they served following the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the already impoverished Third World country.  Evolving from its founding objective, Medic Samaritan now enters into healthcare concentrated endeavors that facilitate access to shelter, education, and clean water within the rural mountainous communities of Beloc, Camatin, and Decouze, Haiti. The Medic Samaritan SEWing Sustainability model (Shelter, Education/Engagement, Water), focuses on empowering Haitians through projects that promote long-term, community health development and sustainability.

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Halifax Bus Shelter

BY ELORA WILKINSON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Elora Wilkinson is a Planner II with the Urban Design Team at HRM, but has experience working in both municipal and consulting planning. Elora graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor in Community Design with a focus on sustainability and urban design. With a love of street art, she loves to find ways to add colour and creativity to the city to build places of unexpected vibrancy.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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What the Hell is Hygge?

BY SEBASTIAN • SEBASTIAN
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

If you don't understand the importance of drinking rosé outside together with your closest friends, then maybe you haven't spent enough time with Sebastian Bergeron. Sebastian is a true connoisseur of the European lifestyle, while simultaneously being whole-heartedly rooted in the Sioux Falls community. He is involved with a multitude of community based organizations, and spends his other 40 some hours a week working as an cardiac electrophysiology specialist at Sanford.