EDINBURGH Search Results: “Society”
A Hundred Words about a Trillion
BY EMILY INGLIS
@ VOL 33
ON APR 22, 2016
Emily Inglis - gardener and artist
If you are not an astrophysicist or a global economist a trillion is an abstract number, too big to grasp. How big is it? What does it buy? In my talk I will be comparing and contrasting what a trillion is worth. Looking at monetary value globally. How serious is national debt? How much would it cost to buy Wales? If you had enough money could you buy a unicorn? Or a house in Mayfair? These questions will be probed.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Society”
Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.
Jan 28, 2010
Society of Architectural Historians
Jul 19, 2012
Bahrain Society of Engineers
Jun 13, 2010
Nov 28, 2012
Asbury Hall at Babeville
Apr 12, 2013
The Belmont Filmhouse
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Seattle Central Library
Feb 26, 2015
The Whisky Bond
Jul 11, 2015
Jun 08, 2017
Classical versus Romantic
BY JAMES RICE
@ VOL 3
ON OCT 26, 2011
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.
How to survive getting older?
BY LUDO HELLEMANS
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
How to survive getting older? That is the question asked by Ludo Hellemans. We are facing an ageing society, especially here in Limburg. The demographic change poses new challenges for the entire society. It is not only a challenge for the elderly but also for younger citizens.
Ludo has a solution for this challenge, a new form of community housing for citizens over 50, located right in the middle of the city holding two core characteristics: mutual support to ensure autonomy of the residents and sustained interaction with the neighbourhood.
Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!
BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”
In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.
Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.
The Genesis of an Activist
BY ERIN SCHRODE
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
What makes an activist? Erin Schrode will talk about her unexpected journey and the pivotal moments which led her to co-found the Turning Green in 2005, a global youth-driven non-profit that works with highschool and college students around environmental education and advocacy, focusing on conscious lifestyle choices for individuals, schools, and communities.
Erin Schrode champions active citizenry and environmentalstewardship worldwide, launching a youth education project in Haiti, writing curriculum for an eco education center for Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian youth, developing recycling infrastructure in Ghana, and recently working with Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees in the Mediterranean.
BY LAURA PIOVAN
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.
Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.
From Tyranny to Liberty... A Personal Story
BY BILL SUHAYDA
@ VOL 6
ON FEB 16, 2017
In an all-too-rate look at life behind the Iron Curtain, Bill Suhayda explores the conditions that caused the Hungarian people to revolt against both Soviet occupation and the tyranny of communism in the country of his birth. In 1956, some 200,000 people fled Communist Hungary; Bill’s family was among those people risking their lives to escape. Bill dedicated his presentation to those people in Hungary, Austria, and the United States who helped his family escape from tyranny, and those Americans who helped his family assimilate into American culture.
The Architecture of Entitlement
BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !
Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
The Dream Society
We kick off the week with another presentation from PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 3, this time "The Dream Society" by James Rice, and beautifully illustrated by Catherine Sweetman.
David Foster is a creative from West Michigan, and as you'll see in his hilarious presentation, he's got a thing for beards. Let him guide you through the complexities of beards in today's society. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.
The always inventive "tinkerer" Muneteru Ujino shares some of his projects (while at the special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo). Ujino's work often is cultural in nature -- he seeks to distill the essence of a society or subculture into his installations. Here he takes us on a wonderful trip to Bangladesh, where he participated in the 2012 Bangladesh Biennale.
Happiness of future society
Roman Babich is partner and business consultant in his company presented his view to the technologies of the future on the PKN vol. 7 Future Technologies Dneproptrovsk. Happy society of the future is group of happy individuals who know their inner potential and learned how to use it with maximum effectiveness.
Classical versus Romantic
Would you describe yourself as a thinker, or a feeler? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Classical versus Romantic" from PKN Derby Vol. 3, James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. He uses a clock as one example of this concept; it could be described classically as functional and mechanical, or romantically as a work of art, a specific time may reference a feeling, and so forth. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman.
Mark Dytham at New Cities Summit
You'll remember our partnership with the New Cities Foundation in which we launched an "Urban Innovation" themed month, with the goal of sending up to two presenters to take part in this month's New Cities Summit -- we announced the winners in this post. The Summit is taking place at this very moment, and the photos included in this post show PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, as he talks about the PechaKucha phenomenon to the audience. Make sure to visit the New Cities/WhatWorks Channel to take in an incredible collection of urban innovation stories, told in the PechaKucha format.
How can we create change in society? Sometimes all we need is a little nudge. How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. In "Behavioral Economics" from PKN Toronto Vol. 28, Tanya discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making.
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.
Gender and the General Election
"Politicians do not put enough commitment to the issues that really affect women."In Gender and the General Election, from Huddersfield, Vol. 14, Coco Toma, Vice President Communication and Democracy at the Huddersfield Student Union, looks at developing women's engagement with politics in the 21st century. She takes us back in history to women's suffrage, and on through to the eyes of some of her hero's Rosa Parks, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others, discussing how they have helped been pioneers in many of the political issues woman have faced.
From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines
"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.