Past Miami Event: VOL 15


VOL 15

April 20, 2012
@ The Wolfsonian-FIU

A SUSTAINATOPIA EVENT Pecha Kucha Miami partners with SUSTAINATOPIA 2012 ( to spotlight an innovative group of Ecopreneurs who mean business--green business. SUSTAINATOPIA 2012- Miami ( one of the world's largest events regarding social, financial and environmental responsbility. The event will include over 50 individual events throughout Miami in film, art, music, eco-fashion, food, design, authors series, parties. at many locations throughout Miami. It is estimated that more than 15,000 will attend all events from more than 60 countries. SPONSORS include the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority,TBC Capital, The Naked Foundation, Minerva Capital Group & Stanford Social Innovation Review. MEDIA has included the Economist, MTV, Univision, Rolling Stone Magazine, USA Today. PODER MAGAZINE, the New York Times and many others. Last year's celebrities attendees included Donna Karan, Venus Williams, Patricia Arquette, Maria Bello, Selita Ebanks, Tico Torres and Lea Black.


Island Sky

@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky. In his presentation, he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. (in English)

Restoring the Everglades

@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Don DeAngelis (of the U.S. Geological Survey) covers the organization's project that targets the restoration of wading bird habitats in the Everglades.


The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging.



@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

A presentation about a project in Berlin called Kulturpark, taking place in an abandoned amusement park. Here's more on the project from the official website: "In the Treptower Park forest in East Berlin, along the Spreeriver, there is an abandoned amusement park. The park, originally called Kulturpark Planterwald, was built in 1969 by the GDR and was a rare site for Soviet amusement and attraction. After the fall of the wall, the park became the family-owned Spreepark and suffered challenges of access, attendance, and economy. In 2001, the park closed from capital collapse. Ever since, visitors have regularly traversed the fence to explore this jungle of broken thrill machines. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore the poetics and potential of these recent ruins, building upon the unique energy of Berlin’s urban, social, cultural, and political landscapes."

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2013.