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Chrissy Brown

Owner of Crafty Monkey in Cambridgeshire

Upcycling

PRESENTED ON JUN 28, 2016
IN ST NEOTS @ VOL 6

"It's not only a way of life, but it's a necessity for some to survive."

In "Upcycling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 6, Traveller, blogger, and upcycler Chrissy Brown tells us why her passion for saving, collecting and reusing objects and materials has transformed the way she sees the world and helped her win Shed of the Year 2015.

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Up-cycling Auto Parts

BY TELLY SZE WING WOO
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

Telly Sze Wing Woo, member of ATB Auto Art, talks about the beginning of the company and its mission; to upcycle discarded auto parts into stylish furniture.

She takes us through the process of creating the pieces, from scavenging auto parts to assembling the final product, and encourages upcycling to prevent unecessary waste. 

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Storytelling through Sculpture

BY JUDY BONZI
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Judy Bonzi shares her artistic process of creating sculptures around themes of the human condition, nature, and relationships. She uses diverse techniques like bronze-working and stone-carving to create memorable pieces, with an emphasis on shadows, movement, and naturalism. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 14, 2014.

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Waste to Wealth

BY ANDREW O'SULLIVAN
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Man on a mission Andrew O’Sullivan believes the word “recycle” to be a bad one. He poetically delves into his lifetime effort and campaigns against “the throw-away” lifestyle that we’ve become. We create waste, break it down, and re-sell it, but Andrew shows us that re-use is much more powerful and sustainable in the long run. 

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20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house

BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.

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Glass - The Material

BY ADÉLA NOVOTNÁ
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Adéla Novotný talks about glass as a material.

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

BY LOU BANK
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016. 

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

BY PAT SANTUCCI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."

Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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Pavilions of Dreams

BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.

 

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Why wood we?

BY JULIET ARNOTT
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Juliet Arnott is a Christchurch based occupational therapist and artist. She has long maintained an art practice that reveres traditional craft and it’s inherent resourcefulness, activates local under-valued resources, and often engages others in participation of the same. Her socially minded practice lead to the instigation of Rekindle and Whole House Reuse in 2012. Rekindle is a social enterprise that seeks to derive social and creative impact from reusable resources to avoid waste to landfill.