Past Pittsburgh, PA Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

October 06, 2016
@ Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education Center

PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal, and fun environment.

Meet, network, and show your work in only six minutes and forty seconds of exquisitely matched words and images! 

To submit a presentation for consideration, please email the following information to by midnight on Wednesday, August 31st.

  1. 3-4 images that best represent the content of your proposed presentation. It can be on absolutely anything!
  2. Your name, the title of your presentation, and a brief outline.
  3. A brief artist statement, or bio, to be used for promotional purposes.
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Second-Hand Trauma

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Hear from AIA Pittsburgh's own, Becky Spevack, as she speaks about second-hand trauma. 

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Close Up

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Renaissance man David Bernabo talks about his video series called "Close Up" publised on the Glass Block, a new web magazine.

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Architecture Learning Network

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Samantha Weaver talks about the new Architecture Learning Network (ALN) which offers support for students in architecture education programs, as they become active, thoughtful citizens in their communities. The design process can get messy, but it’s beautiful.

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Mistress Syndrome: A Uniquely American Story of Lies, Betrayal, & Denial

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

A story of the construction of white womanhood told through images. Amanda Gross uses her personal experiences, cultural, religious, and ethnic history as a case study to unpack identity at the intersection of race, gender, and class in the US context. Amanda is an artist and anti-racist community organizer living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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The Precipitron; Industrial Vernaculars & Environmental Instruments

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

A quick glimpse into climate control history, in the vein of Banham's Well-Tempered Environment: The imagery/narrative starts from my parent's air-cleaning Precipitron installation (WWII-era Pittsburgh) and uses it as an armature for sketching the socio-technical construction of atmosphere, enclosure, and air-pollution regulation . First, it situates ‘electrostatic precipitator’ technology and development within the much longer battles over coal smoke control and nuisance abatement, from progressive politics back to rants about London's acidic coal-smog, in Evelyn’s Fumifugium (1661). Second, it will looks at the mid-century commercial and domestic markets for Westinghouse's Precipitrons, examining the liberal, gendered approaches to pollution (and consumption) in the American context. It will conclude by reviewing today’s electrostatic environment, extrapolating and visualizing the current links between our everyday power use and Precipitron installations, estimating annual particulate capture under the EPA's Clean Power Legislation.

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reframing and recycling our histories through art

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Cultural producer and curator Kilolo Luckett presents on the topic of "reframing and recycling our histories through art"! 

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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

Amanda Gross
in Pittsburgh
David Bernabo
in Pittsburgh
Nina Chase
Landscape Architect/Urban Designer in Pittsburgh
Joe Hensel
in Pittsburgh
Kilolo Luckett
in Pittsburgh
Meg Studer
landscape & digital designer in Pittsburgh
David Pohl
in Pittsburgh
Samantha Weaver
in Pittsburgh
Becky Spevack
in Pittsburgh