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Alastair Jamieson

The Volcanos in Our Backyard

PRESENTED ON MAR 28, 2014
IN AUCKLAND @ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION

"Auckland's pretty unique, its the only city in the world build on a volcanic field of it's kind."

In The Volcanos in Our Backyard from PechaKucha Night Auckland Special Edition, Ecologist and photographer Alastair Jamieson speaks on the numerous volcanoes that make up the urban and suburban landscapes of Auckland, as well as how the results of their eruptions have benefited the community over the years. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 25th, 2017.  

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"Play Your City – Metaphysics & Landscape"

BY OLE VERNER PIHL
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 09, 2011

A presentation -- in Danish -- that suggests that the landscape is our beginning and closure.

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Hunger in Our Backyard

BY STACEY HURLIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Hunger is still a global problem. It is not just in poor nations, but in the United States as well. 35 million americans don't know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children go to school hungry every day because they don't have enough food at home. Stacey Hurlin goes into great detail about world hunger and presents ways we can help combat it.

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Feuer und Flamme – für Vulkane

BY IRENE SARTORIS
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2013

Feurig wird es bei dem Vortrag von Irene Sartoris. Sie ist Leiterin des Vulkan-Hauses Strohn, Natur- und Geopark-Führerin sowie Gästeführerin durch die Eifel. Sie erzählt über Feuerberge, Maare, Magma und Co.

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Lava Flows

BY SCOTT ROWLAND
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.

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Phytoremediation and Landscape Architecture

BY ANNA SIECZAK
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Anna Sieczak is a landscape architect presenting the process of cleaning the soil through plants, known as a phytoremediation and its advantages when combined with landscape architecture for a regeneration of contaminated sites.

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Reimagining Urban Places

BY HERE+NOW C.I.C.
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

How can underused city spaces be used to bring together community and reimagine their potential? 

HERE+NOW will be talking about how we can use our urban spaces more productively, illustrated with examples from their Space To Sit community build event, Hold Me Dear outdoor community photography exhibition and Wasteland Collective interventions and research.

A Landscape Architect passionate about making places better, Liz Thomas co-founded HERE+NOW in 2014 to put people back at the heart of design for the built environment. HERE+NOW is an Edinburgh-based landscape architecture studio that specialises in co-design. Integrating community engagement, prototyping, events and exhibitions from the very start of the design process, HERE+NOW work with local people to reimagine their local places through both longer term design outcomes and more temporary interventions.

 

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Backyard Farms and Ethical Groceries

BY BEN SIRL
@ VOL 20 ON APR 05, 2017

Be inspired by the the work of Ben Sirl and Renae who are champions of urban agriculture and ethical grocery and have set up a small ethical grocery store in Palmwoods on the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast (Australia). For the past 4 years they have been running their ‘Backyard Farms Project’. Coming from a previous life working in broad acre agriculture industry and high density urbanised areas, Ben was witness to the destruction of our rural lands and rise of urban environments. Through the Backyard Farms Project, he and Renae encourage urban agriculture through inviting customers to bring in high quality excess produce in exchange for other grocery items. Ben feels a sense of urgency and responsibility to share their experiences in the hope it may seed change for other communities as well. 

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Hoedads, Volcano, and Quilt

BY HOWARD HOROWITZ
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 18, 2017

 Howard Horowitz worked with his wife Ann worked as tree planters at Mt. St. Helens after it erupted in 1980. Ann sewed a series of quilt pieces about forestry work while it was happening.