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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe.

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Haiti Reconstruction Channel

117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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PAST Society of Architectural Historians

Chicago @ Charnley House
Jul 19, 2012

PAST VOL 4

Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Aug 20, 2010

PAST VOL 2

Springfield, MO @ LemonDrop
Apr 01, 2011

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Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Aug 01, 2012

PAST VOL 1

Pori @ Kulttuurikulma
Apr 18, 2013

PAST VOL 15

Dayton @ The Collaboratory
May 16, 2013

PAST PechaKucha at WAF 2013

World Architecture Festival @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Oct 02, 2013

PAST VOL 2

Seinäjoki @ Apila Library
Nov 25, 2013

PAST VOL 3

Pori @ Porin Taidemuseo
Dec 11, 2013

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Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture

BY SOLANGE ESPOILLE
IN BARCELONA

Japanese architecture versus Catalan architecture through the eyes of children.

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Understanding Dubai

BY AHMED AND RASHID BIN SHABIB
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

Although they joke that it's a city made up of "buildings and fountains," there is in fact a lot more to Dubai than just those two things, and in this presentation by Ahmed and Rashid Bin Shabib, you'll see an amazing city in rapid development. Ahmed and Rashid are also behind Brownbook magazine.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2013.

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Rebuilding a Village in Tohoku

BY DAISUKE SUGAWARA AND MASAYUKI HARADA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In this presentation, architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. (in Japanese)

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

BY JUAN CALVO
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain 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.

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Projecting Illuminated Art

BY CINDI DRENNAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2012

Cindi Drennan is an Australian multimedia artist/director, who specializes in illuminated audiovisual environments and projection art for public art and events. Her work focuses on projection and audiovisual arts for architecture, public spaces, performance, and theatre. Her multi-disciplinary background encompasses over 25 years experience in filmmaking, illustration, animation, community arts, and interactive media. In her presentation, she discusses how community partnerships between artists, organisations, and businesses take time to develop. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 9, 2013.

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ArchiAid (Part 1)

BY SHOKO FUKUYA
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Shoko Fukuya talks about the reconstruction work performed by ArchiAid in the Tohoku region, in a presentation that is then followed by this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto.

Donating to ArchiAid
   

Both presentations were part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. You can offer support by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.

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Cultivating City Identity

BY NICOLAS D ROBITAILLE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Nicolas D Robitaille speaks on an architectural project he developed while in school as a means to reinvigorate the New Westminster downtown parkade and cultivate a strong identity for the city. He discusses the challenges currently plaguing the area, and shows off his impressive propostion that features the incorporation of new parks, gathering spots, and dining. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 17, 2014.

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Creativity: The Key to a Happy and Productive Life

BY ALICIA MEDINA LADDAGA
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alicia Medina Laddaga explores the idea of cities as the ultimate epicenter for creativity, and travels to Vancouver in order to tap into it's creative potential. She focuses on housing and architecture as a founder of LOHA, a non-profit organization which provides affordable, alternative housing options. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2014.

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Spaces to Gather

BY ADAM PUSTOLA
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Adam Pustola discusses the numerous clubs he's most involved in. As an architect, he focuses specifically on creating memorable spaces in which groups can gather for years to come.

(note: due to technical difficulties in recording, there is no audio from slides 7 to slide 10)

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The World's Tallest, Twisted Building

BY JO PALMA
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plan behind the twsited building in Dubai. Initiated by a Chicago team, the building was created with passive sustainable methods as well as created with long term economic value. As of now, it is the tallest, twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

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Raising Funds for Construction of the "Core House"

Presentations We kick off the week with a few presentations that were part of last week's special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" charity event here in Tokyo. The goal of the event was to raise funds for the building of the "Core House," that is described (in English) in this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (and pictured above). It's a production system to build a small house at a cheap cost, that can later be enlarged, adding more rooms, etc. The target date for completion is Christmas day, and you can contribute by making a donation through the PayPal button at the top of our Inspire Japan site -- $80,000 needs to be raised to complete the project. For the other two presentations we share today (both in Japanese), the first one explains what ArchiAid is all about, and the reconstruction efforts it has been doing in the Tohoku region. The second one takes a look at a project to construct shelter for ArchiAid vounteers in the Tohoku region, in the Ayukawa area. They renovated and rebuilt homes for both ArchiAid volunteers and local residents. Posters During our post hiatus we've continued to update the Tumblr blog, and so there are lots of posters to take in you haven't checked lately, coming from the following cities: San Jose (Costa Rica), Logrono, Granada, Ekaterinburg, Chicago, Kitaskyushu, and more. Above, the poster for Thursday's PKN in Seattle, which will mark the city's 40th edition. Photos We've got a lot of photo galleries to share, so for the next few days we'll run through a few of them. Above from top, Dusseldorf, Ekaterinburg, and Maribor.PKN Dusseldorf Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 10 [Flickr] Calendar It's been our biggest month yet with close to 120 events. Today we have the first PKN in Rio de Janeiro, as well as PKN Aalborg Vol. 10, and tomorrow sees the following 7 PKNs: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. 

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PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project

Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.

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More from ArchiAid and the "Core House" Project

Presentations Today we share the last batch of presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and remind you that you can help the "Core House" project by donating on our Inspire Japan site -- US$80,000 is required to bring the project to completion by its target date of Christmas Day. All of today's presentations are in Japanese, but you can watch Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's English presentation for more on the project. Senhiko Nakata from Team A Book talks about support activities in the Nagashizu area, in Miyagi-ken. Kumiko Inui talks about her project that offers up a variety of new plans for kids to enjoy school life, and the reconstruction of a junior high school in Shichigahama, Miyagi-ken. Ippei Takahashi shares a project to reconstruct a nursery in Shichigahama. It features a large interior garden (patio-like), and is made to look like a large village. SANAA's Naoto Noguchi talks about a reconstruction project on the island of Miyato with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature. Osamu Tsukihashi talks about a project with 22 universities (500 architectural students) to work on a model (at 1/500 scale) of the cities in the Tohoku area. Shoko Fukuya from the Tohoku Institute of Technology talks about a long running project (since last summer) in which universities around Japan are getting together to support the Tohoku region. Posters No new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight the poster for tonight's PKN Logrono Vol. 8.  Photos Here's another set of photo galleries to share. Above, a look at the recent PKN Tehran Vol. 3. PKN Tehran Vol. 3 [Flickr]PKN Aalen Vol. 12 [Flickr]PKN Guimaraes Vol. 4 [Flickr]Calendar Another big Thursday (November 29) with 11 events: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN MiamiVol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, PKN Logrono Vol. 8, and PKN Granada Vol. 1. Tomorrow we have PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12.

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Lab Experimentations

MAP-Aria Lab (for IT application field and research in architecture) presented -- in French, from PKN Lyon Vol. 4 -- on the use of digital simulations in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. Research subjects are: generative processes as a factor of help for decision making in architecture and urban design, tools and methods for building design and fabrication processes, digital tools for promoting architectural heritage, and finally acquisition, detection, and analysis of natural and built environments.

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PKN Bermuda Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night Bermuda Vol. 2 was a great success! Held on 7 February 2013 at the Chewstick Lounge, we had a standing room only crowd who cheered and applauded presentations by Tiago Garcia (social entrepeneur), Colleen Sinclair (interior designer), Larry Mills (building enthusiast), John Gardner/Jonathan Castro (architect), Alex Potts (lawyer), Robert Zuill (filmmaker), Manuel Palacio (artist), Erica Smith (Urban Planner) and Tiffany Paynter (poet). Thanks to Krys Assan, who arranged to film the event, and the great folks at Chewstick - Deidra-Lee and Gavin - who offered up a welcoming venue. See you at the next PKN Bermuda on Thursday, 2 May 2013!

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Itakura Core House

The Great Tohoku Earthquake struck the north-eastern coast of Japan just two years ago, and brought with it tsunamis that took lives and destroyed countless homes along the coastline. To this day, there are an estimated 315,000 people living in temporary housing as a result of natural and man-made disasters that occured after the quake. As this is the two-year anniversary of this catastrophic event, we're spending the entire week highlighting presentations from the PechaKucha x ArchiAid Channel.  In his presentation -- from the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser -- Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (of Japanese architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow) speaks of his efforts to build small, easily-expanded houses using the "Itakura Method" of construction to not only revitalize life on the Tohoku coastline, but to stimulate the surrounding forestry industry. Easy assembly, disassembly, and transport are among the additional benefits of the Itakura technique. The original, Japanese version of this presentation (from Tokyo Desiger's Week) can be found here. To contribute to Tohoku's reconstruction efforts, you can donate to ArchiAid's "Core House" project here.

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Top 5 Presentations Constructed of Glass, Steel, Concrete

Whether it be built of glass, poured-in-place concrete, or steel I-beams, the big bad whole may huff and puff, but he'll never blow these structures down. These are the top 5 PechaKucha 20x20 presentations related to buildings, construction, and architecture.  First, we hear from Gary Cheng, whose tiny Hong Kong apartment has innumerable transmutations. (Transformer Apartment) Then we listen to Bob Berkebile's experiences with failure, and how it drove him to improve upon the architectural status quo. (Failure) Filipe Balestra discusses the importance of placement when constructing public works projects in urban villages. (Acupuncture Architecture, Urban Villages) Emma Brooke then takes us on a tour through the harsh, unfeeling (yet somehow beautiful) world of brutalist architecture. (Brutalism) And as a bit of a crossover with last week's top 5 of the animal kingdom, Roland Hagenberg describes the construction of a house meant for humans and a feathered friend. (Storkhouse)

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 9

Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures.  She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!    She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week!  The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen.  Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us.  It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.   Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville. To view more of her work visit her site http://withbearhands.com/    

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Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas

El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.  

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Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha

  We hope that you were able to make it out to PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 21, which took place last Friday evening at the citadel of free speech, The City Club of Cleveland. It was a yet another truly magical evening here in Cleveland listening to amazing, creative and inspiring stories. As many have noticed, space was fairly limited at about 450 people, and we needed to distribute tickets via our Facebook page(still FREE:) to make sure we did not take the venue beyond their capacity. If you were not able to make it out, have no fear, we video taped the entire evening and are planning on posting those presentations as soon as we can process them. A special thanks goes out to Dan Moulthrop, Carrie Miller and everyone at The City Club of Cleveland for making that such an amazing partnership and evening. We are looking forward to partnering with them on many events in the future. Also, if you did not have a chance to make it out, or you did and just can't get enough inspiration, you have another opportunity TONIGHT to be inspired. The event titled "DesignDiversity - Powered by PechaKucha" takes place at Take 5 in downtown Cleveland. The event doors open with a Happy Hour from 7-8pm and the presentations will start at 8pm. The presenter list is pretty amazing and features 5 African American creative professions and will be emcee'd by Jennifer Coleman. Presenters include: Terran Washington Designer, Little Jacket Michele Crawford Intern Architect, Robert P. Madison International Jason Russell City Planner, City of Lakewood Diane Davis-Sikora Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design Arlene Watson Principal and Creative Director, Möbius Grey LLC Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410030872466336/ We hope you can make it out to the first "Powered by PechaKucha" event in downtown Cleveland. We are going to be working hard throughout 2014 to not only bring you GREAT PechaKucha Night events, but we are going to be aggressively working with various organizations to fill the calendar with Powered by PechaKucha opportunities in between. What is "Powered by PechaKucha" you ask? Powered X PKN events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, but still utilize the 20 images x 20 seconds format. The events will be completely organized by other organizations and oftentimes have very different focuses, but PKNCLE is going to do what it can to support each event it can to help everyone tell their creative stories. If you are interested in hosting a "Powered by PechaKucha" event, please email us at pkncleveland@gmail.com and we will definitely reach out to talk about the process. Cheers to an amazing, inspiring and creativity filled 2014! -PKN Cleveland Creative Team Michael Christoff Raseem Parker Aseem Garg Emily Bacha Trent Boerner Heather Lenz David Purpera