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Amiria Pérez

in Christchurch

A Tale Of Two Halves

PRESENTED ON MAR 05, 2018
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 34

Amiria Pérez was born in Heretaunga and grew up on an apple orchard there, near the Tukituki River. In 1999 she moved to Ruatoria to attend Ngata college for her final year of highschool. Amiria is an Architectural Designer with a rich ancestral background.  She shares her experience of Maori places and how that has continued to influence her as a person and as a designer.

For the last five years, Amiria has been working in post-earthquake Christchurch, and has also been involved in transitional projects as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture.

Within the architectural field Amiria has a particular interest in using a transitional design approach to test how Māori identity can be expressed and celebrated in an urban context. She is also currently exploring the relationship between craft, architecture and identity.

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Principles of Place

BY BRITTANY DOSECK
IN NASHVILLE

Brittany Doseck copares the design of Nashville to other cities. She discusses placemaking, and how to use design to unify cities. The main focus areas are in Philadelphia, Peru, Argentina, and Nashville.

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Indigenous People and Cultural Art

BY NICOLAS GALANIN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Nicolas Galanin was brought in a traditional creative environment. He studied Jewellery design and Silversmithing, and dedicated his life to the continium of cultural art and to regain the displacement of his culture. He is also a musician and is interested in creating progress for the next generation.

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Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center

BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director?  You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.

Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.

Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

BY DAVID WITTY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Dave Witty is VIU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) affiliated with numerous national planning and architecture institutes. In his presentation, titled "Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change," Dave walks us along a possible path for positive change right here in Nanaimo. 
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Placemaking with People!

BY MOJGAN RASOULI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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There And Back Again: A Designer's Tale

BY MELISSA KRYSTOFIAK
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

"LA was just not the place for me anymore, so I packed up my stuff and moved home to Edmonton. But I had this flashly resume, so where would I fit in?"

In "There And Back Again: A Designer's Tale", from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.26, designer Melissa Krystofiak's career has taken her behind the scenes of some Hollywood's biggest movies. In this presentation, she shares how her experiences working in different design discliplines has shaped her ideas about work, community and creativity.

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The Art of The Tale

BY SUBANDI KAMIS
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

Subandi Kamis recalls the time he had to persuade his 5 year-old son who didn't like doctors or hospitaks to go through several medical procedures. With the help of some sketching and a good story, Subandi discovered that his son's anxiety and expectations could be addressed effectively.

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A Tale of Two Luthiers

BY JOEL ECKHAUS
IN PORTLAND MAINE

Joel Eckhaus presents A Tale of Two Luthiers. Is it a ghost story, a tale of reincarnation, or perhaps, just a coincidence? Watch to find out! 

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Design and Resistance

BY LINDA KENNEDY
@ VOL 34 ON MAR 05, 2018

Linda Kennedy is Yuin, an Aboriginal Australian whose people have been living on their land since the first sunrise.  Her talk shares the experiences of battling over land and how, as a designer, she looks at this land.

She is an architectural designer and design activist with a focus on decolonisation. Her independent design studio, Future Black, was established in 2017 as a development of her blog Future-Black.com - Decolonising Design in the Built Environment.