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PechaKucha Presentation

Tell Me About Your City

PRESENTED ON JUL 29, 2015
IN YORK @ VOL 8

Henry Raby presents the character and history of his city, the city of York, through a beautifully perceptive poem, and invites you to tell him about about your city.

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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The York Arts Barge

BY CHRISTIAN TOPMAN
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 29, 2015

Marcia Mackey and Christian Topman discuss the challenges they are facing whilst trying to bring an Arts Barge to York, a city with no dedicated arts centre, and what they are planning to do once they have brought the barge to the city, and the positive impact it will have on the community.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, September 10th, 2015. 

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Scenic Happenings, Your Fantasy Our Reality

BY MARTIN WITTS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 29, 2015

Martin Witts talks about living on the river in York, running The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival, and other arts projects.

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2 Rivers Radio, Community Radio For York

BY JEZ RUSSELL
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 29, 2015

Jez Russell tells us about his plans for setting up a new community radio station which will aim to tie together the amazing amount of culture we have in the city of York, ran by the community, for the community.

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Design in your city : Playing with Data

BY DOM BREADMORE
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Dom talks about interacting with your analogue city in a digital way.

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The Power of Language : Tell YOUR Story

BY ROSS FISHER
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Ross Fisher provides us with an inspirational talk about how everyone should get out there and do a PK talk...or just tell their story to anyone who will listen!

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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Show Me Your Vision

BY ROB PLANTE
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"

In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

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20 Poems

BY JOHN MCCARTHY
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Complete with cartoon voices and antecdotes, John McCarthy presents 20 poems accompied by images of public art.