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Rob Kerr

Building a Playground for All

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2013
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 17

Rob Kerr wants to revitalize Christchurch. His plans for this include significant chnages to Christchurch's waterfront property along the central river. One such plan is the world's largest playground. To design this playground, they consulted the winners of a playground design contest that over 8000 kids participated in.

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Playgrounds and Stools

BY ASTRID KLEIN AND MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham present two of their team's projects. One is an indoor playground for kids in the tsunami-destroyed region of eastern Japan. The other is a sea of stools, designed to look like grass, for Artek's elephant in Ginza. (In Japanese)

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Building a New City on the Waterfront

BY STEPHEN RAINBOW
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

General Manager of Strategy at Waterfront Auckland Stephen Rainbow speaks on the numerous projects that make up the massive redevelopment this port city is undergoing. Industrial parks have been converted to community spaces, housing built on water, innovative commercial and service districts, and sustainable transport options to connect the city.

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F-world

BY RYO IJICHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Ryo Ijichi is the director of F-World, which is working on the project of building a indoor facility for the kids in Fukushima. After the March 11th disaster, most of the children are left with no way to play outside, which is unfortunately leading them towards a unhealthy life style. The indoor park will be big enough to hold skate parks, gardens, concert venues, and much more for people to enjoy. 

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The Last 200 Years of Louisville's Waterfront

BY PETER BYCK
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Peter Byck talks about the history and use of Louisville waterfront and river.  He focuses on how they were able to  make the entire waterfront a green space. 

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Harnessing the Power of Play

BY MICHAEL ANOP
IN TOKYO

“Bureaucracy is not very fun, so… at first they decided to turn a blind eye towards what we were doing. [Eventually] the government’s blind eye [realized that it] liked what we were doing. The ministry of education started reaching out to us and asking ‘hey, can you help us rebuild the playgrounds at our schools’”

From PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" comes Harnessing the Power of Play by Michael Anop. Whilst volunteering in disaster-affected Tohoku communities, Anop came to realize that many parks and school playgrounds had been destroyed by the 3/11 tsunami. Because local government was simply overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, repairing parks would take 3 to 5 years. Working together with corporate sponsors, community leaders and city halls, Playground of Hope has built 43 playground in Tohoku.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. 

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Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

BY JOS DE KRIEGER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."

In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse StudiosJos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 3rd, 2017.

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Rethinking the Newark Waterfront

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices. 

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio, where recent projects have included a memorial for an eco-feminist nun, a riverfront park, and a large-scale exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Newark, NJ, including a crowd-sourced scale model. Jae has recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at New York City Housing Authority, where she facilitated the agency’s efforts to define and implement design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. As an educator, Jae has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Everyone wants to go back school!!!

BY ADAM KHAN
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Architect Adam Khan gave this PechaKucha during the 2017 Clerkenwell Design Week and showcased one of the projects he is most proud of - an amazing new pre-school with the coolest playground ever! Adam had the audience dreaming about how different their school days would have been if they had the chance to go to this school! 

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The Things You Remember From Childhood

BY HANA ISHIKAWA
IN CHICAGO

Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.