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PAST Society of Architectural Historians

Chicago @ Charnley House
Jul 19, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Springfield, MO @ LemonDrop
Apr 01, 2011

PAST VOL 8

Dayton @ The Neon
Sep 16, 2011

PAST VOL 6

Lodz @ Centre for Architecture and Design
Oct 07, 2011

PAST VOL 8

Derby @ QUAD
Jun 27, 2013

PAST VOL 1

Pori @ Kulttuurikulma
Apr 18, 2013

PAST VOL 8

Norwich, UK @ cinema city norwich
Oct 20, 2013

PAST VOL 7

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Nov 21, 2013

PAST VOL 44

Brisbane @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Mar 02, 2016

PAST VOL 35

Edinburgh @ Epworth Hall
Sep 30, 2016

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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Death by Architecture

BY ANANTH SAMPATHKUMAR
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Designing Bicycle Share Programming

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. Listen to her PechaKucha presentation about how bicycle share programs are being designed in Portland and New Orleans.

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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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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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Rethinking the Newark Waterfront

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices. 

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio, where recent projects have included a memorial for an eco-feminist nun, a riverfront park, and a large-scale exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Newark, NJ, including a crowd-sourced scale model. Jae has recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at New York City Housing Authority, where she facilitated the agency’s efforts to define and implement design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. As an educator, Jae has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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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.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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PKN Miami + World Architects

PechaKucha Night in Miami is teaming up with World Architects for a special edition PK event to be held on June 10 as part of the upcoming AIA National Convention. The theme for the conference -- and the PK session -- is "Design for the New Decade," and presenters will include representatives from national and local chapters of the Young Architects Forum/Emerging Professionals Group and Architecture for Humanity -- see the official event page for more details.

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Neji Architects

When Neji Architects hopped on stage at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 79, they may have come off as a fashionable boy band, but they are in fact an architectural firm, and their presentation has the projects to prove it.

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Non-Building Photos by an Architect, Urban Art Interventions, and the Launch of PKN Kuching

Presentations PKN Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss is an architect who also has an eye for photography. This presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2) forms a collection of some of his favorite non-building photographs and what makes these photos special to him. Tom Lisboa is an urban artist, and as we find out through his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), he loves working with points of view, invisible polaroids, and urban interventions. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today: PKN Vladimir Vol. 8 (pictured above) and PKN Gainesville Vol. 5.  Photos There are of course PKNs of all sizes, and Kuching's first PKN last week had a modest start -- you'll find a few photos here [Flickr] -- but it generated a lot of love from the audience, who immediately asked when the next edition would take place (soon, we hope). It also got some great coverage from the Borneo Post -- we're certainly happy to have Kuching join the craze. Calendar Here are tonight's events, featuring two Vol. 1s: PKN Bari Vol. 1, PKN Albany Vol. 1, PKN Prague Vol. 30, PKN Kiruna Vol. 3, PKN Dallas Vol. 10, and PKN Stuttgart Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday, with the following on tap: PKN Maastricht Vol. 15, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 3, PKN Miami Vol. 17, PKN Hamptons Vol. 1, PKN Valencia Vol. 14, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 11, PKN Whangarei Vol. 14, PKN Malaga Vol. 1, and PKN Aarhus Vol. 14.

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Acupuncture Architecture, Urban Villages

In acupuncture, when putting a needle in just the right place, one can drain the tension from the entire body. Acupuncture architecture serves a similar need. Putting a single school in the middle of a village may seem insignificant when compared with the greater area it exists within, but certainly helps the community it's surrounded by.  This edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Stockholm Vol. 21) features international architect Filipe Balestra speaking on the work he's done to alleviate the architectural stress found in the slums (or, as he suggests they be called: urban villages) of Brazil and India. Filipe's process involves gradually implementing sturdy, cheap, simply-designed housing constructs of various types. Rather than uprooting entire communities (as is common in large-scale urban reconstruction projects) only the most poorly-constructed shacks are chosen to be replaced with a more permanent edifice. Each family has the opportunity to choose from various permutations of the 3-floor framework and participate in their current shanty's demolition as well as their new domicile's fabrication. By avoiding imposition wherever possible, and working in tandem with existing residents and local governments to legitimize these structures, Filipe's projects have done some real good. 

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

Whether you can put it to words or not, space has a profound effect on our psyche. Where do you feel most comfortable? Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain (at PKN Miami Vol. 15) and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging. His full spiel: "The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment"

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PKN Weimar #4 Radio Lotte

On the brink of summer. Between two World Cup games. Squeezed in Radio Lotte Weimar, the fourth Pecha Kucha Night! What a delight! The songs Panon hideung, Personal Jesus performed by the locally famous Limona Jam reminded us of the great PKN #3. The three musicians reached the peak with I feel good! which moved some of the audience towards a loud dance in the bar area of the hospitable Lesesaal at Goethe Platz 12. The great photos of the evening by Simona Zajancauskaite are streamed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/110288053@N04/sets/72157645103325358/. During the evening, for the third time we hosted our good neighbor from Erfurt, Barbara Kuntze, who just a week later succesfuly launched the first PechaKucha Night in Erfurt! Huge congratulations, and let's rock Thuringia together! Straight after the concert we received five involving presentations, each of them charged with a slightly scientific focus:  Christiane Lewe, a PhD at the Media Faculty of the Bauhaus University presented her fascinating research on the genealogy of facebook. Clarissa (first left) except for enjoying the nicest bar tender in the world (Sara and Carl) in a two-presenters presentation shared her perception of the Merketal dormitory juxtaposed with the impressions of the Jakobsplan by Simona Z. The travelling architect Joshua Raff enriched our evening by his story on learning Chineese by the means of sharp hand drawings, while Carlos Sandoval of Mexico took us into his hipster photo story charged with explosive sense of humour. The evening was topped with the brilliant trio of Fabulous Jakobsplan who invited us all to participate in their participatory research about the only scyscraper of Weimar - the Jakobsplan dormitory. Who knows where will we end up in September! Thanks to all for your great support and see you next time! 

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Balance in the Life of an Architect

84 days on an airplane. Buying Ferraris after lunch. The life of one architect. Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years. In "Balance in the Life of an Architect" from a special 2014 AIA Convention edition of PKN Chicago, Mike talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

“I think pavilions are an instrument for architecture and diplomacy.” André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. In “Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Ambassador Lago's covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

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Taking Architecture Beyond

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."In Taking Architecture Beyond, from Tokyo, Vol. 125, student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. Enjoy!

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PechaKucha Night - SLC March 18th!

PechaKucha Night SLC and Women in Architecture are bringing together a great presenter line-up. Come experience it March 18th! View this email in your browser It's time to get your tickets! For the 3rd straight year, the Women in Architecture group has persuaded fantastic presenters to take the stage and share with us their best 20x20 PechaKucha presentations. Get a load of this group!Amanda Bordeloin - civil engineerAngela Dean - architectWomen of Design Build BluffVirginia Pearce - Utah film commissionerLauren Barros - family rights attorneyCurtis Miller - mathematician/student/wage gap researcherJen Plumb - emergency room physicianMaria Vyas - transportation plannerSofia Gorder - dancer/educator/creatorPat Bagley - editorial cartoonistEsther Gubbay - architecture studentLuisa Whittaker-Brooks - chemistWhere: The State Room (638 South State Street)When: Friday, March 18th Doors open @ 7pm Presenters start @ 8pm-10:30pmTickets $15 advance - $20 at the door