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Life after Ceramics
BY JILL ROUNDS
@ VOL 9
ON APR 04, 2013
Jill Rounds talks about her life after ceramics, and the various mediums she has explored since she left her ceramic tile business. She focuses mainly on painting and book arts, and shows several of her personal projects, many of which focus on themes of peace and spirituality.
Fire and Life
BY JON VONGVICHAI
@ VOL 22
ON DEC 12, 2014
Upon completion of Jon’s BFA in Ceramics he came to work here at the Art School as an instructor and eventually become part of the full-time staff as the Ceramics Program Manager. Jon continues to create his ceramic works and is featured in exhibitions throughout the island.
Creating a European Television Network
BY CAMPUS EUROPE
@ VOL 26
ON APR 09, 2015
The idea behind CampusEurope originated from a local student TV in Maastricht (BreakingMaas). During the process of making BreakingMaas a sustainable project, the group of students started to discover other Student TVs around the Netherlands. It was with this discovery that they had the idea to try and create a network of student TVs that would produce a European student television show.
One of the questions they asked themselves is: why do we feel the need for a European student television show? They could have pursued media projects through their local student TV, which would have allowed them to produce local reports in better quality and with less work.
However in a more connected Europe where one sees governments in dispute with each other, and where news is limited to national perspectives, the students felt the urge to produce content which would allow them to understand multiple perspectives on a European issue.
This is where the project is of great significance; CampusEurope give students from all over Europe a stage to voice their opinions on a political, social and economic subject, which in the end affects all Europeans, no matter how far they live from each other. That’s why they believe that CampusEurope provides the essential platform to exchange opinions and find a common ground in an interconnected world.
Glass and Ceramics Come to Life
BY LOUISE IRVINE
@ VOL 31
ON AUG 26, 2015
Louise Irvine, Executive Director of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), talks about the new museum in the heart of Dania Beach, Florida. The museum's Staffordshire collection includes Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft and tells the artisan's stories of George Tinworth, Daisy Makeig-Jones and the Martin Brothers who brought the British ceramics to life. Dale Chihuly and Ardmore Ceramic Art are also well represented at the musuem.
BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."
In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.
The story of European secularism
BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32
ON FEB 06, 2017
Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.
Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.
His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.
BY STELIOS PAPAGEORGIOU
@ VOL 144
ON FEB 22, 2017
Pafos 2017 Volunteer Coordinator Stelios Papageorgiou takes us on a journey of Pafos European Capital of Culture and its people through 2017. The European Capital of Culture seen through the eyes of Pafos citizens, permanent foreign residents and visitors, who volunteer and contribute to an exciting year of culture, knowledge and unique experience.
How we can find our own role in the European “Refugee Crisis"
BY AURELIA STR
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 22, 2017
With the onset of a ‘Refugee crisis’ in Europe we are confronted with a narrative that has become too emotional and polarised to understand its core message: refugees are people like you and me.
We can hardly imagine how much struggle it must be to leave one's own country and everything that is close to one's heart behind. But it doesn’t take much for us to open our arms and make someone feel welcome, says Aurelia Streit.
She believes that we can change the current narrative towards refugees in Europe by establishing local platforms for intercultural exchange.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN Kansas City Vol. 6
PechaKucha Night was back in Kansas City last week for a sixth edition, and as organizer Jayne Higdon tells us, it was a great one. It was a blast, and we had yet another packed house. Nine presenters entertained the crowd with tales of purposely stained ceramics (lipstick on the rim or a hair on a plate in the glaze), a walk along the city's major river through sketches, and an essay on how design won't save the world. Below, a few more photos from PKN Kansas City Vol. 6 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.
PKN Posters: Hamburg Vol. 14
Near the river Elbe sits the German city of Hamburg. This lively European city will host PKN Hamburg's Vol. 14 this coming Wednesday, April 3 and will feature architects, designers, as well as musicians of the rock and hip-hop variety. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters
"The love of the process isnt about solving, but about the asking. It's taking your agenda out of the picture and seeing what there is to be discovered." Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space, alien beings, and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. In "Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters" from PKN Chicago Vol. 29 Leah shows us her passion for creation, and how that passion started out with metal working, and has led her to ceramics. Every work she creates she does so in reference to her miniscule presence in the vast universe.
A Kiln-Fired Friendship
“We made 120 ceramic cockatoos — it took 20 firings in total.” Julianne Smallwood met her friend Judy about ten years ago through the world of ceramics. In “A Kiln-Fired Friendship” from PKN Blue Mountains, Vol. 6, she details her collaboration with Judy and also delves into the challenges of ceramic-firing, building kilns, and the process of crafting beautiful, delicate words of art.
On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!
21st Century History Painter
"...taking these historical events that were really happening in our time and treating them in the way they were done in 19th-century romantic paintings"From 21st Century History Painter at Powered by PechaKucha Event: United States Artists 2014 Artists Assembly, Sandow Birk presents selections of a prolific body of wide-ranging works, including paintings and woodblock prints. Influenced by nineteenth century European romantic painting, he juxtaposes layers of provocative modern day events, such as the LA Riots, Wars in the Middle East, or the Stonewall Riots upon the overly dramatic forms found in art two centuries ago. His latest project is a creation of an illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.
Who Killed the King
"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up." In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.
The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography
“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.” In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.
"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives." In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.
PechaKucha People: Marianna and Diana
This week's PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Marianna Vardanyan and Diana Babayan of PKN Yerevan who were recently recognized by European Internet Governance Initiative, EuroDig. Presentations from their series always impress with some of Armenia's most passionate and creative people. Click though for more info about them. Marianna Vardanyan is a lover of modern art, photography, and traveling. She also is a digital marketing professional, interested in possible applications of tech and design practices into social impact projects. She began her career at a non-profit organization, then moved to a large technology organization, and now has started her own creative agency, Proper Company with her husband. Last year she welcomed her first baby daughter! Diana Babayan is a Volunteer Coordinator who specializing in the non-profit sector. Having obtained two Master’s degrees from European Universities in international relations and European interdisciplinary studies, she proves again that we are organization of bright and on-target people. Passionate about traveling, exploring new disciplines and hearing people's stories, she also enjoys drawing, making hand-made gifts, and nature photography. Thanks for all your PechaKucha Passion, Marianna and Diana!