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Fran Ward

World Peace Visionary, Frances W. Ward, PhD in Williamsburg

Finding Order in the World: Grids and Circles

PRESENTED ON SEP 04, 2012
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 2

Fran Ward sees grids and circles in the world around her. She uses those references to make sense of that world and her place in it. Fran goes into depth on some beautiful examples of grids in modern and classical Japanese design, and tells tales of her travels in Asia.

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Navigating the Toronto Transit System

BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)

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TOKI WOKI

BY QUENTIN THIAUCOURT
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 07, 2010

Quentin Thiaucourt is a developer and designer. In this presentation (in French) he takes us on a tour of the works that have marked his career so far, starting with work he produced as a child!

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Playing with Film 2: Philm & Farmacy

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Lulu De Panbehchi believes that what is good for her is also good for film. She experiments with different substances' effects in developing her photographs. (in English)

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Pondering Creativity

BY TYLER WEISS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Tyler Weiss follows up his "Thoughtless Experiment" (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) with an exploration of what creativity means to his artwork. (in English)

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18 Tidbits on the Design of Change

BY GREG JUDELMAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Today's social, ecological, and business challenges are of such complexity that we cannot tackle them alone. We must engage the energy, ideas, and relationships of diverse participants to imagine, create and activate new possibilities. Designer Greg Judelman of The Moment, an innovation lab, presents an approach to effective collaboration for system and organizational change. (in English)

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Finding Fun in Architectural Education

BY ANNA UMANTZ
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Not long after moving to Tokyo, architect Anna Umantz found work at Klein Dytham architecture (yes, home to the founders of PechaKucha). Here Anna speaks of her architectural education, and rather than discussing its trying aspects, she focuses on the fun of it all. 

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True Harmony

BY HEATHER HARMON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 10, 2012

Heather Harmon uses her name and B+ blood type to be positive about her life and her art. In this presentation, she uses what other people have discarded and forgotten as the building blocks for making beauty for others.

 
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Distinction Through Typology

BY CHRISTIAN WEBB
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Christian Webb has a unique way of making art. He takes pictures of similar things and then arranges them in a grid. Its the perfect mix of chaos and structure, and it produces striking results that lead to questions about typology, diversity, and change.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 7, 2014.

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Urbacraft city crafting system

BY AYSSAR ARIDA
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion take us through the journey of creating and launching Urbacraft, a city crafting system that redefines the boundaries between playfulness and construction, while providing the users with plenty of new possibilities. Let the fun begin! 

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