BUFFALO Search Results: “Rust Belt Cosmopolitan”
The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight
BY CHRIS HAWLEY
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development."
In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, urbanist and preservationist, Chris Hawley, presents the Belt Line -- one of the most conspicuous and least-known features of Buffalo, NY. Each day, trains go by along it and people drive underneath and over it. It is the "third strand" in Buffalo's DNA, as important to the city's physical and economic geography as Joseph Ellicott's radial and grid plan and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system; as consequential to the city's development as the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System.
The Belt Line was opened in 1883, with segments dating back to 1836. The rail line is 15 miles long, forming a continuous loop through Buffaloʼs downtown as well as the prominent industrial loft clusters that it helped to create. Today, the Belt Line's 12 million square feet of largely vacant or underutilized industrial space is the city's next frontier for sustainable development. Factory buildings are being recycled as mixed-use developments. These former industrial areas are becoming walkable centers again.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 27th, 2016.
BY JEAN-MICHEL REED
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."
In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.
Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78
BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”
In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.
BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"
In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Rust Belt Cosmopolitan”
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BY DAVID BELT
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 03, 2013
David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. He talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 31, 2014.
The A Word
BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 1
ON JUN 07, 2013
Coming from California, James Gillham had a shock when he moved to Southwest Georgia and started a group for local atheists. Moving from an open and tolerant society to the heart of the bible belt, James details the struggles he's overcome to build a thriving social group and debunks many misconceptions surrounding atheism.
Run Away And Join The Circus
BY TRICITY VOGUE
@ VOL 9
ON FEB 22, 2016
Tricity Vogue shares about running away to join the circus! Ukulele strumming cabaret performer, Tricity Vogue, has cut a swathe through the UK cabaret scene with hit Edinburgh Fringe shows in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and a host of London cabaret productions under her belt.
Who Knew Camels Could Race?
BY KAY HARTMANN
@ VOL 1
ON APR 09, 2016
According to Kay Hartmann, many Americans, herself included, have little travel experience of the Middle East, which is why her trip to Qatar and the UAE was so enlightening... "Who knew camels could race?" she askes! Take this journey with her for a slice of life view of 2 cities in the Arab Gulf, once Bedouin desert communities a few decades ago, now thriving cosmopolitan metropolises.
My Life as a Hetero Cisgender Millenial Mixed-Race ADHD Agnostic Only Child Black Belt American Named Dominic
BY DOMINIC VELANDO
@ VOL 7
ON JAN 26, 2017
Dominic Velando presents original illustrations revealing highly personal experiences such as his father’s death, drug-induced hallucinations, and doomsday paranoia.
My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua
BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 34
ON JAN 30, 2018
Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Playing With Art and Tech, Street Art in Mendoza, and a Transformational Idea
Presentations Edit Vizer has recently finished her education at the art-technology faculty at Aalborg University, and here (at PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) she talks about her newest project, FARM, an art & tech playground project where she invites everyone to join workshops. Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 2) he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16). Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are the posters for tonight's PKN Tallinn Vol. 6 (pictured above) and for this past Saturday's PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUs9I_tBWI Video Pordenone has a few PKNs under its belt, and here's a video showing what the PKN experience is like in that city. Calendar Here are tonight's (November 14) six PKNs: PKN Birmingham Vol. 7, PKN Okayama Vol. 15, PKN Amsterdam Vol. 23, PKN Mikkeli Vol. 2, PKN Tallinn Vol. 6, and PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 1. Tomorrow is even bigger: PKN Leeds Vol. 15, PKN Groningen Vol. 19, PKN Detroit Vol. 13, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 4, PKN St. Albert Vol. 2, PKN Kiruna Vol. 4, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 13, and PKN Moscow (Idaho) Vol. 3.
Presenter Information and Tips!
Thank you so much for having the courage to share your unique perspective in the 20x20 format. Having prepared thoroughly, you will confidently deliver a flawless address to a fully-engaged audience. Here are some tips to help you prepare an awesome 20x20 presentation. Tell a story. The best presentations are often good stories instead of just a bunch of facts or portfolio pieces strung together. Take the audience on a journey (albeit a short one) that has an intro, development, and conclusion. Think about how your story will combine with the images you've chosen to solidify your message and give the audience a rich experience. Be sure to share with the audience why your presentation topic is important to you and why they should care about it too. Decide what is most the important thing you want your audience remember. If the audience could remember just one thing from your presentation, what would you want that to be? Once you figure that out, your talking points and images will revolve around that theme. Use powerful, relevant images. The images you choose should reinforce your ideas. Make sure your images are high quality and that you have permission to use them. Don’t cram too much into your presentation. Even though Pecha Kucha/20x20 presentations are always exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 images, 20 seconds each), presenters often try to cram too much information into that short window and then have to talk rapidly to fit everything in. Less is more. Carefully edit out anything that isn’t vital to some aspect of your piece. Download a practice Pecha Kucha presentation PowerPoint to help you get the timing of your script just right before investing too much time finding images (you must be in slideshow mode in order for the slides to automatically advance). Keep your presentation simple, limited to a single theme/topic, and tell us a story. You can always sign up to do another 20x20 if your extra material can be fashioned into another fabulous presentation. Practice? Practice. Practice! The best way to stave off nerves and build confidence for speaking in front of a group is to practice your presentation several times. I encourage speakers to practice short pieces like this at least 10 times. Having many rehearsals under your belt will allow you to be comfortable and have fun during your presentation! Tips provided by Samantha Nienow of Red Zest Design. Presentation Ground Rules Your final presentation must include 20 images. Notice that we say "images" and not "slides." Successful PKN presentations usually have images that complement what the speaker is saying and not a bunch of bullets and text on the slide. Each image will be displayed for exactly 20 seconds. The images automatically progress during the presentation. Speakers have no control over the advancement of the slides. No political campaigning. No sales pitches. No preaching. No inappropriate images or language. Remember, you will be presenting in a public space that is open to people of all ages. Audiences may include everyone from high school students to retired folks in their ninth decade on the planet. Simply put, if you wouldn’t say it in front of your mom, don’t say it in front of this audience.
Summer 2013 Update
Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, show work and share ideas spontaneously and casually, using a presentation format of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha Nights are all about interaction, direct feedback, eye contact, body heat and excitement – adding that ephemeral, yet essential haptic experience, which simply cannot be communicated any other way. We hope you enjoyed May 29th ‘s Pecha Kucha Ottawa Volume 8 at Saint Brigid’s. It featured the local talents and projects of: Andrew Plumb | Hacker and 3D Print guru Ryan Stec | Artengine Alexandre Castonguay | New Media and Digital Art Basil AlZeri | Interdisciplinary artist Anthony Scavarelli & Henri Kuschkowitz | Luminartists David Rust-Smith | Bibz Games Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Spoken word artist Megan Smith | Media Artist and Curator Stephanie Vicente | Herd Magazine Arturo Brisindi | Video Artist Of course, we’re doing it again! Another 4000 seconds of inspiration is coming your way this fall! Pecha Kucha Volume 9 will be held on September 20th, 2013. It will take place at the minxy Mercury Lounge, a perfect venue for this edition of PK Ottawa. This will be a very special night for all Pecha Kuchas as they are being synchronized worldwide on this day under the shared theme “Hidden Heroes.” In keeping with this exciting happening, PK Ottawa is eager to present to the world unique manifestos, as presented by the evening’s intriguing lineup of creative speakers, on this Ottawa-appropriate topic. The full lineup will be announced soon, but for now, we’re excited to say that Jeremy Waiser of Avaaz, the international e-petition powerhouse, and Liam Mooney of Jackpine, Ottawa’s latest digital ad agency, are on board to thrill and delight you. We at Pecha Kucha Ottawa have been busy bringing new vision and fresh energy to the team. We’d like to welcomeEsmeralda Smith Romero to Pecha Kucha Ottawa, where she will be heading up the communications efforts. Britta Evans-Fenton is an integral part of the Pecha Kucha Ottawa team as the technical coordinator. Remco Volmer will continue to curate and oversee PK Ottawa, part of his repertoire of community focused initiatives, from Electric Fields and the Mini Maker Faire to Dr Sketchy. We’d like to invite you to visit our new blog at pechakuchaottawa.wordpress.com. Here you will find an overview of past PK Ottawa sessions and presenters. As we move forward it will also be a shared space featuring new initiatives by P K Ottawa, which, like any good burlesque show, will be unveiled all good time. Hub Ottawa will be hosting their latest Hub & Spoke presentations on August 28th and Pecha Kucha Ottawa will be there glitter bombing and sharing our event and vision with the crowd. Wishing you all a safe and happy summer. See you September 20th for a night of curiosities that will get curiouser and curiouser. Best, Remco, Britta and Esmeralda. Pecha Kucha Ottawa Vol 9 Friday, September 20th 2013 7PM – 10PM Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square http://pechakuchaottawa.wordpress.com Hub & Spoke Wednesday, August 28th 2013 5:30PM – 8:30PM Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank St http://hubandspoke6.eventbrite.com/
"Noam Chomsky -- I think -- said, 'I dont understand why people think there's no manufacturing district in the US, there is: it's called China.'" David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. In "Viable Manufacturing" from PKN New York Vol. 14, he talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation.
City Focus: Bedford
This week's City Focus highlights the city of Bedford, a young series with only four PechaKucha Nights under its belt, but with an already impressive collection of presentations, latest of which are from this month's Vol. 4.
You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You
"I found out that it was so much more interesting in doing everything wrong and developing a style and aesthetic that way, rather than getting things right the first time." Karan Singh is an Australian artist, illustrator, and animator and living in Tokyo. In his presentation "You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, he shares some of this vibrant and impactful works, representing a modern interpretation of optical art, conveying pattern and depth through minimal palettes. Despite having a decade of work under his belt, he confesses that he doesn't know how to draw. Have a look, and join us in begging to differ on that point.
The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight
"The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development." In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night BuffaloVol. 16, urbanist and preservationist, Chris Hawley, presents the Belt Line -- one of the most conspicuous and least-known features of Buffalo, NY. Each day, trains go by along it and people drive underneath and over it. It is the "third strand" in Buffalo's DNA, as important to the city's physical and economic geography as Joseph Ellicott's radial and grid plan and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system; as consequential to the city's development as the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System. The Belt Line was opened in 1883, with segments dating back to 1836. The rail line is 15 miles long, forming a continuous loop through Buffaloʼs downtown as well as the prominent industrial loft clusters that it helped to create. Today, the Belt Line's 12 million square feet of largely vacant or underutilized industrial space is the city's next frontier for sustainable development. Factory buildings are being recycled as mixed-use developments. These former industrial areas are becoming walkable centers again.
Tips for Presenters
PechaKucha is a special style of presentation that honors short, powerful messages. Having prepared thoroughly, you will confidently deliver a flawless address to a fully-engaged audience. Here are some tips to help you prepare an awesome 20x20 presentation. Choose a topic you are passionate about and tell a story A great way to start your presentation is to tell a compelling story. You may want to start with a personal anecdote or incorporate it into your presentation. Doing this will make your presentation more personal. Take the audience on a journey (albeit a short one) that has an intro, development, and conclusion. Think about how your story will combine with the images you've chosen to create a powerful message. Be sure to share with the audience why your presentation topic is important to you, and why they should care about it too. Create an outline and focus on the maing points you want to makeOnce you settle on the topic, think about the main points you want to make about it. These will likely guide what your images will be. It's suggested that you write down the two key points you want to make for each slide and try to stick to that. What do you want the audience to remember? If the audience could remember just one thing from your presentation, what would you want that to be? Once decided, your talking points and images will revolve around that theme.Images. Images. Images.Images are the key to an effective PechaKucha talk. Try to find images that are illustrations or metaphors of your key points and / or use words as image. This makes delivery of your presentation much easier, as you’re not trying to race through a list of points. It also makes your presentation more engaging. The images you choose should reinforce your ideas. Make sure your images are high quality and that you have permission to use them.Hack the format!If you want to go into depth on one particular slide and 20 seconds just won’t be enough, repeat the slide and add text or graphics to develop your points. Your information will then be on screen for 40 seconds, with small changes appearing midway through. This is a very graceful way to keep within the format but still go into depth.Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice delivering your presentation until it flows easily. Practice really makes the difference and it is okay to have notes. The best way to stave off nerves and build confidence for speaking in front of a group is to practice your presentation several times. I encourage speakers to practice short pieces like this at least 10 times. Having many rehearsals under your belt will allow you to be comfortable and have fun during your presentation! Want to submit a proposal for PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 1? Click here
City Focus: Cairns
Our lovely friends at PechaKucha Night Cairns are celebrating their 20th Volume at the Tanks Arts Centre in this week's City Focus. With 19 successful PechaKucha Nights under their belt, their 20th will undoubtedly be one you shouldn't miss! The people of Cairns are looking forward to seeing you all at PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol.20!
PechaKucha People: Svetlana Shaytanova
This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Hanover's one and only organizer, Svetlana Shaytanova. Originally from Russia, Svetlana is currently studying to get her master's degree in English Philology in Göttingen while organizing PechaKucha nights in Hanover. With one successful under her belt, we look forward to another PechaKucha Night in Hanover soon! Thank you for your hard work and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Svetlana!