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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Making Life Happen; the rebuilding of Benton Harbor

BY JERRY PRICE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"How do we go from living in circumstance to living in choice? How do we rebuild our city with heart, with resiliance?"

Jerry Price
 remembers his family moving from Brooklyn to Benton Harbor Michigan in 1969 hoping to find more opportunity. Jerry's story recounts the change that happened after he went away to college and came back in 2003. 

 

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Nymphs, Duns, and Spinners: the Making of a Hatch Guide

BY ANN MILLER
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Ann Miller has a love for bugs & fishing, who knew! And she tells us all about it in 6.6 minutes.

Ann’s most recent project stemmed from her love of fly fishing and teaching. While teaching beginning and intermediate fly fishing schools, she became frustrated with the lack of comprehensive Midwest information on insect hatches, taxonomy, behavior, and flies to match them. An aquatic biologist, she decided to tackle the world of bugs head on, and the result is the Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams. The field guide was published in January, 2012 (Frank Amato Publications).

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Make Main Street Great Again

BY CHRISTOPHER GREGORY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 23, 2017

Chris Gregory and Jorden Parker join the PK stage together in their talk, "Make Main Street Great Again".

Chris Gregory is an industrial designer in Whirlpool's Global Brand Design Studio. He discovered a hidden interest in urban planning after taking a landscape architecture course in college. Chris has a habit of observing urban spaces and often wonders how they could be designed better. Chris believes that the job of designing our urban areas is not just for architects and designers, but that every citizen should "lace up their shoes and contribute”.  Jorden Parker has three daughters and is married to somebody else’s while trying to be an architect and planner on the side.  He never wants to grow up.

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FIRST Robotics Competition: Building the Next Generation of Thinkers, Tinkers, and Leaders One Robot at a Time

BY MADELINE DALE
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Madeline Dale, a Lakeshore High School junior, shares how the FIRST Robotics community is helping to build future technology leaders by using her own team and personal experience as an example. Madeline is entering her third year of participation on Team Lance-A-Bot, FRC Team 4237. FIRST Robotics is taking the world by storm with programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Find out what students are up to in southwest Michigan and beyond.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Makers”

PAST VOL 3

Yakima @ Yakima Maker Space
Sep 26, 2013

PAST VOL 4

Puebla @ IDIT
Jan 28, 2015

PAST VOL 13

Chichester @ Pallant House Gallery
Feb 12, 2015

PAST VOL 23

Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Apr 16, 2015

PAST VOL 23

Guadalajara @ Predio Titanes del Parque Metropolitano
Jun 13, 2015

PAST VOL 33

Toronto @ 918 Bathurst
Jul 28, 2015

PAST VOL 6

Curitiba @ MON - Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Nov 06, 2015

PAST VOL 17

Nashville @ Conexión Américas
Nov 06, 2015

PAST VOL 27

Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Jul 01, 2014

PAST VOL 20

Sunshine Coast @ The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
Apr 05, 2017

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What IT Companies Can Do Together?


@ VOL 10 ON DEC 14, 2013

Turn knowledge into action!

Ian Chernov, IT project manager, market analyst and researcher, Yalantis, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 invited all to join forces and to establish cooperation and co-working. He highlighted that unique feature how to gain this – the creation and development of IT-CxO community in Dnipropetrovsk.

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Imagen Personal, Etnia XXI

BY ESTHER VELASCO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 23, 2013

Esther Velasco en una divertida y fresca presentación nos habla sobre la imagen personal, peluquería, maquillaje, tatuajes, micropigmentación, cómo ayuda a las personas a mostrar la belleza que tienen dentro.

 

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Internet Yami Ichi!

BY CHRIS ROMERO
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Chris Romero and Eri Takane are bringing the Internet Yamiichi from Japan here to Brooklyn! They take us on a historical journey of this internet black market, where you will find internet-based goods in real life! 

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My First Pinterest Project

BY CHRISTINE K
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

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April's Hands

BY HEATHER FISHER
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Heather Fisher is an elementary school teacher and Lisa is a stay-at-home Mom. They collaborated to create ‘Lisa’s Hands’, which features some of the creative processes of Lisa.

Over the past two years as they have visited, Heather has loved watching Lisa’s strong yet delicate, skillful hands knit or create something.  Lisa embodies creativity!  Heather’s gives voice to some of Lisa’s musings about the various things she envisions and creates.

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Wine a Little, Laugh A Lot!

BY KATHLEEN ANGELSKI
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"You can make just about anything into booze, right? Dandelion flowers, rotten potatoes, roadkill, ...just about anything!" 

Kathleen thought she won the lottery when she and her new family moved into their new home and discovered a mature pear tree growing in the front yard…until they tried to eat one. The pears were either rock hard or complete mush, with no happy medium. She tried every which way to make something edible out of the fruit, but nothing turned out quite right. Kathleen finalized realized that the solution to her problem was not edible, but drinkable! Join maker and crafter extraordinaire Kathleen Angelski are she guides us through the step-by-step journey of making pear wine.

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From Model to Installation

BY MICHAEL SZIVOS
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Michael Szivos is the founder of SOFTlab, a New York City based design studio that combines research, technology, and ideas to craft work that spans multiple mediums and scales. In 2012 SOFTlab was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, and in 2010 the studio was selected, along with seven other young studios, for the New Practices New York award by the AIA Chapter of New York. He also teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.

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Hacking the Office

BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.

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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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Voies off

BY OLIVIER GARRAUD
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 24, 2017

Olivier Garraud. "Pour Pecha Kutcha, j’ai décidé d’écrire un texte, qui par de moi, et qui parle des autres. Un texte qui trace une ligne entre mes dessins. Un texte sous la forme de voies off, sans doute inconsciente mais pas déraisonnable."

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PKN Champaign-Urbana Material

To help promote this Friday's launch of PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana, the organizers produced all manner of handouts (badges, business cards, posters) to help spread the word about the event. The photos in this post were taken at a booth at the local Farmer's Market.

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.

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Making Space

Yajima-san emphasizes the roof in his work, above all else. (ha!)  Architect Kazuhiro Yajima discusses (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 109) the relationship between three key constructive elements: roofs, walls, and the floor. In "Making Space" he focuses on the roof element, specifically the temporary roof we often call the umbrella. Kazuhiro tells a story of a young couple in Europe he saw kissing under an umbrella and how it inspired him to build a tool that allows its user to bring private activity to public spaces.

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Innovative Materials

Ever wonder how these crazy, newfangled structures are being built? Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. In "Innovative Materials" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, Mitsuhiro shows us how.

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What IT Companies Can Do Together?

Turn knowledge into action! Ian Chernov, IT project manager, market analyst and researcher, Yalantis, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 invited all to join forces and to establish cooperation and co-working. He highlighted that unique feature how to gain this – the creation and development of IT-CxO community in Dnipropetrovsk.

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Materials Innovation through Failure

Making ... allows me to invent something, mock it up, and fail. And then improve it.  Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through making and inventing: a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. In "Materials Innovation through Failure" from PKN Denver Vol. 19, he shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

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Material Knowledge

After discovering leftover material from Kikutake's 1970 Osaka Expo tower, architectural researcher Nick Bruscia and his students began experimenting with textured stainless steel sheets to create a system of woven face frames. In "Material Knowledge" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, we see that its reflection of sunlight and resistance to wind make the installation's specular quality and the structural integrity one in the same. Nick comments that he is trying to create knowledge about materials, rather than implement knowledge. 

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Textile-Reinforced Concrete: Material of the Future

When you hear the word "concrete" you don't typically think free-flowing fluid or organic structures. ...It's likely you might think of bunkers, gray urbanity, and bleak high-rise structures. However, in "Textile-Reinforced Concrete: Material of the Future" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 20, Kevin Pidun of Lehrstuhl für Plastik shows us that textile-reinforced concrete opens a new universe of surprising uses and forms for this gray material. 

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A Life in the Making

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.