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PAST VOL 6

Auckland @ Galatos
Feb 20, 2008

PAST VOL 3

Dallas @ Dallas Center for Architecture
Jun 24, 2010

PAST VOL 8

Sunshine Coast @ Coolum Civic Centre
Oct 15, 2011

PAST VOL 3

Trnava @ ARTKLUB
Feb 29, 2012

PAST VOL 16

Lisbon @ Teatro do Bairro
Jan 25, 2013

PAST VOL 5

Townsville @ School of Arts Theatre
Jun 05, 2014

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Baskets and Pots

BY RICHARD WILSHUSEN
@ VOL 6 ON APR 13, 2012

Richard Wilshusen is an archaeologist, and in this presentation he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. (in English)

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The Pottery Workshop

BY DRYDEN WELLS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Dryden Wells talks about The Pottery Workshop -- a ceramics-making community and business located in Jingdezhen. Dryden goes over the history of the work space, and the vast array of programs it runs. The studio offers a variety of ceramics classes, and regularly hosts arts events for the local populace.

 
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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

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Art & the Places We Inhabit

BY JUSTINE HOLZMAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 08, 2014

Designer, artist, and Adjunct Professor at Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU, Justine Holzman shares a few of her projects and collaborations and discusses the detailed processes behind them. Her interest centers around the relationship between clay and landscape and the similar processes used to sculpt and modify both. Some of Justine’s work can been seen at PALEOSOL and 7b7d.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2014.

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Cascade Artist Studio

BY JACQUELINE SPEDDING
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Artist Jacqueline Spedding introduces the warehouse she and a friend recently transformed into a working studio space in 2012. Cascade Studio in Blue Mountains hosts a range of talented artists- the most recent visiting artist came from South Korea. 

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Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters

BY LEAH BALL
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2014. 

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Mamate, dal digitale all'analogico

BY GIUSEPPE MESSINESE
IN BRESCIA

Giuseppe Messinese - Artista Mamate, dal digitale all'analogico: Storia delle mie mani, intrappolate per venti anni su di una tastiera ed un mouse, mani che avrebbero voluto, che avrebbero saputo… Poi la crisi. Bella questa parola quando ti entra nella vita e come vento ti scompiglia le carte. E allora via, un nuovo lavoro tutto da inventare, una vecchia e per fortuna mai sopita passione per gli oggetti, per quelli che parlano un linguaggio antico, quasi ancestrale. E allora via, mani che impastano argilla, che modellano, che cuociono, che decorano e occhi e mente che finalmente escono dal rettangolo di un monitor per spaziare, per progettare e realizzare con una materia tra le più antiche scoperte dall’uomo. Materiali naturali, argilla, acqua, fuoco, passione e così insieme alla mia compagna si pensa a Mamate, nasce Mamate, quasi per gioco, un gioco serio, di quelli che si fanno quando le primavere avanzano ma il bimbo interiore è ancora assetato di vita. Oggetti in ceramica nati dal fuoco, vasi, portacandele, brucia essenze, ciotole e altro… E poi tanti che ti sono maestri, maestri di vita, esempi, come Simone Perotti o Elio Cristiani che ti dicono che si, che si può cambiare, che si può fare! Ecco questo è il progetto Mamate, mani, passione, lavoro, tanto e molto altro.

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Between reality and routine

BY CHLOÉ JARRY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In her work, Chloé Jarry conjures situations where art meets everyday life. She likes the indistinct sphere where these two realities mingle and interconnect, evoquing a never-ending dialogue between one and the other.
She has chosen the technique of earthenware as a material permitting me to mould and copy everyday objects : light bulbs, electrical sockets, adaptors, carpet slippers, grab-handles, pegs, plastic bottles forgotten on a bedside table... The technique of earthenware transforms the original object. During the steps of moulding, drying, and firing, the object gets distorted in a way that I cannot, and don’t wish to control, and my sculptures bear the traces of these accidents. Here’s what she is most interested in, as opposed to, for instance, a brand new and perfectly cast light switch freshly coming out of the production chain. I voluntarily keep the traces of my manipulation, I even leave the jagged edge you get during the process of casting. The hardly distorted form gives an impression of strangeness.
Her sculptures fully live in the space she offer to them. Discreet, they won’t change its function in the slightest, their presence will simply mark it in a subtle way, like appendixes from a parallel world.
She reproduces objects which are so typical for everyday life we don’t notice them any longer. Thus, her work offers a new regard on form, function, and space. {in French}

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Ceramic travels

BY KARISSA CHASE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves. 

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PKN Kansas City Vol. 6

PechaKucha Night was back in Kansas City last week for a sixth edition, and as organizer Jayne Higdon tells us, it was a great one. It was a blast, and we had yet another packed house. Nine presenters entertained the crowd with tales of purposely stained ceramics (lipstick on the rim or a hair on a plate in the glaze), a walk along the city's major river through sketches, and an essay on how design won't save the world. Below, a few more photos from PKN Kansas City Vol. 6 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Warsaw Vol. 1

PechaKucha Night made its debut in Warsaw at the end of last month, and now we get to hear from organizer Dorota Szopowska on how the launch went. Hello from Warsaw! Our first PechaKucha Night in Warsaw is over. For the last few days we have been working really hard. Everyone could hear about PechaKucha Night on the radio or television, read about it in magazines and websites or gain information from posters hanging all over Warsaw. We were wondering what can happen during the planed event, which name is so difficult to pronounce correctly. The 22nd of October was fantastic, colorful and more. We estimate that there were about 250 people in the Łowicka Center that evening. I have a feeling that we surprised everyone. The Łowicka Center was full of people. We had to place a second screen at the corridor. People were saying that the idea was great, new and so different from what they expected. We were welcomed by Mark Dytham, who said that PechaKucha is not Machu Picchu. Despite this fact, some presenters really soared into the sky! The 3K band added splendor to the occasion, performing on the stage until 8.20pm when the main part started. There were 14 presentations. The first were representatives from MASSMIX group specializing in street activities. The second was Ralph Talmont, who presented his theory of Capitalism 2.0. Then young architect Gaweł Tyrała showed his concept of the architectural usage of containers. After him on stage appeared Agnieszka Stanasiuk from fabrics’ studio PRZESIEWALNIA and her geometrical projects. Next artist Daniel Mizieliński from graphic studio HIPOPOTAM made everyone laugh. His fairytales for kids cheered the audience. The spirit changed rapidly during the next presentation by Jacek Dębecki from ceramics workshop. His speech about the impact of handmade lamps on modern indoor was fascinating. At the end of the first part we had a chance to learn about Hindi ancient dance presented by Marcin Soszka and his special guest Ewa Domaszewicz, who is a professional dancer and a Sanskrit student. The beer break is the indispensable element of PechaKucha Night. Now we know it! During the break we had time to chat. On the stage the 3K band was improvising and in the background you could watch the city loop presentation. People were sharing their first impressions, starting conversations with strangers, getting in touch with others. And the beer was as it should be – cool! The first presentation after the break was Monika Nikodem, who designed a special game for blind children. The second presenter, Michał „Rysiek” Woźniak, spoke about freedom in culture. Then two girls from PAINHOUSE group, Klaudia K and Monika Jarosławska, enchanted the audience with their paintings and a very young photographer Agnieszka Deja showed her pictures of abandoned places. The real revelation were STREETWORKERZ, a hip hop band with a mission. They made a fantastic show. I’m sure everyone will remember them. Sergiusz Sawin talking about Future Centers from INNOVATIKA was also fantastic. Last but not least was the stunning Piotr Szczepański, who proved that PechaKucha is all about chatting. The audience was bursting out laughing, while he was interpreting his own graphics. At 11pm the 3K band performed their last song. We can’t wait to organize the next PechaKucha Night in Warsaw! We were all euphoric, because of the atmosphere, presence of so many people, great presenters and all praises we earned. The next day the amount of PechaKucha Night Warsaw fans tripled and it is still growing! We got enthusiastic reviews and we are happy that we can repeat this event. The second PechaKucha Night in Warsaw will take place in January or February in a different part of the capital city. Best regards Dorota Szopowska PKN Warsaw Centrum ŁOWICKA Joanna Maciejewska Ula LipińskaUla Ścibor Łukasz Wawrynkiewicz (photos) Radek Katowicz Below, a few more photos from PKN Warsaw Vol. 1 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Miami + Haiti

Miami will be joining in on the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" with an event on the 20th, taking place at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, from 16:00 to 18:00. We're including the press release from organizer Carl Hildebrand, for more details. PECHA KUCHA GLOBAL DAY FOR HAITI TO BE HELD AT THE WOLFSONIAN–FIU FEBRUARY 20, 2010 Global Conference Will Be Streamed Live From 276 Cities Around the World Miami Beach, FL (February 10, 2010)—In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti on January 28, 2010. Following the tragedy, aid came from many quarters, in all shapes and forms. On Saturday, February 20 from 4-6pm The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will join the PechaKucha global community and the Miami Chapter of Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti by taking part in a continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night.    PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo on February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and showcase their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Kicking off the series of events at the SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha was first conceived seven years ago, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the events will be streamed live online and then finish in Tokyo the following day. Presentations are already being prepared, some intended to offer hope and encouragement through stories of past disaster relief projects; others as simple inspiration by showing the power of creative thinking. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event—in what could be the world’s biggest single-day globally distributed conference—will be posted on the PechaKucha website, where visitors will also be able to make monetary donations to the project. In organizing this event, PechaKucha intends to not only raise funds through pledges from host cities and contributions from individuals, but also illustrate the power of innovative minds, creative passion, and most of all, sharing ideas for change and sustainability. The event, which takes place at The Wolfsonian, is co-presented with PechaKucha Miami and AFH. There is a minimum ten dollar donation per person requested and all proceeds will go to AFH’s Earthquake Reconstruction in Haiti project. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have been already covered so all donations will go directly toward the construction of much needed schools, health clinics and community structures. For more information about the event, visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/pechakucha-for-haiti About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About Architecture for Humanity A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. Founded in 1999, this design services firm channels the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. The local Miami Chapter, founded in 2007, channels these services to our local communities. About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm; Thursday and Friday from noon-9pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information. The Wolfsonian receives ongoing support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the William J. and Tina Rosenberg Foundation; Continental Airlines, the Official Airline of The Wolfsonian–FIU; Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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