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Realizing Good Ideas
BY CHRISTOPHER SIANO
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 17, 2015
"It's not enough to have a good idea. To realize that good idea is very difficult, and that's what I work hard to do".
In Realizing Good Ideas from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Chris Siano shares how he uses digital design and fabricatio to make things better, whether it is a public art installation, a student sculpture project, a building or a neighborhood. For the past twelve years he has served as an Instructional Support Technician in the University at Buffalo Department of Art. In 2005 he formed The Foundry Group Inc. - a company specializing in art and architectural fabrication. And in 2012, in partnership with his brother Matthew, he formed HES Properties - a real estate development company focusing on development of mixed-use properties on Buffalo's West Side. All of these endevours are conduits for great ideas in his community to come to fruition.
Cover image: Fabricated by Chris Siano and The Foundry Group, Inc., 2015 for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Jene Highstein's Black Mound (Turtle).
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.
The Story of Buffalo BookBike
“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.”
In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “community”
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. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.
Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.
After the events of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire Nepal". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Nepal here. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the events of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire New Zealand". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Christchurch here. Get in touch with us via email@example.com.
Maboneng 2nd floor
May 31, 2013
The Westcott House
Nov 22, 2013
The Artful Dodger
Mar 20, 2014
Luovien alojen keskus Mylly
Mar 30, 2014
ReSurfaced: A Pop-up Plaza on Main
Oct 16, 2014
BCCJ Community Hub
Powered by PechaKucha
Oct 09, 2014
Bandar Seri Begawan
The Energy Kitchen
Aug 15, 2015
Nov 13, 2015
TOKO ROTI GANEP
Jan 27, 2016
Fresno @ Fulton 55
Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code
BY DAVID GUIDA & SARAH NAQVI SARAH NAQVI
@ VOL 8
ON SEP 25, 2015
David Guida and Sarah Naqvi wear a lot of hats... but the hat they love most is their "teacher hats." They are thinkers, creators, and leaders in a medley of grassroots organizations that promote good things happening for young people and tech. They talk passionately about their initiations into coding, why digital literacy is important, and the directions we see it moving in the future.
How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City
BY AMITIS NOUROOZI
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.
BY JAMES MCEVOY
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 28, 2016
"When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum."
In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6, James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on August, 16th, 2016.
BY CAMBRIDGE CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION CCI
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 28, 2016
Two members of the team from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Helen Stratford and Sally Todd share about their organisation and how it aims to inspire and enrich by organising creative projects for communites. Stratford and Todd then share more in depth about one project in St Neots: working with school children to create fantastical maps.
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 Power of Radio
BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
IN NEW YORK
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.
Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Ciudad y Bienestar.
Ciudad y Bienestar. Vol. 3 Amigos, la entrada al evento será gratuita, sin embargo, nos encantaría que nos apoyaran con la donación de libros y catálogos (nuevos o usados) de cualquier disciplina artística, así como diccionarios del español actual. Todo será donado a la BiCA: Biblioteca Comunitaria de Arte Pronto la lista de participantes. PKN TJ
Protecting a Community, An Ecosystem
When Karen Tam Wu began her work in forest ethics, she never expected to be standing up to the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. What began with the company setting up three fracking stations near the headwaters in northern British Columbia, became a community-led campaign to stop the oil company from poisoning the groundwater that is so crucial to the surrounding area. In "Protecting a Community, An Ecosystem" from PKN Vancouver Vol.28, hear Karen tell her story of trial and eventual triumph.
What IT Companies Can Do Together?
Turn knowledge into action! Ian Chernov, IT project manager, market analyst and researcher, Yalantis, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 invited all to join forces and to establish cooperation and co-working. He highlighted that unique feature how to gain this – the creation and development of IT-CxO community in Dnipropetrovsk.
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"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events held separately from regular PechaKucha Night series, and we'd like to highlight the wonderful charity-minded presentations from the recent "BCCJ Community Hub" event in Tokyo.
On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!
Barn Quilts: Art in the Community
"We want our project to be more than pretty. We want to be a positive addition to the community."In Barn Quilts: Art in the Community from Accident Vol. 3, Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio and as spread across America. Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together. Enjoy!
Growing a Community of Impact
"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble." In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3, Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.
Instigating a Community
"We love that warm fuzzy feeling of being together."In Instigating a Community from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8, RJ Juneau, a scout Leader, founder of Maxxian, and instigator of y-lab maker group discusses how despite the claim from many that the internet obviates the need people to get together, in reality it allows us to build new communities faster than ever before.
My 6 minutes and 40 seconds at PechaKucha!
A beautiful testimonial by PechaKucha presenter Sonia Kar So it began! The moment had come for me to take the stage. Rodrigo, one of the enthusiastic hosts of the evening, had started giving a grand introduction about what I was going to speak about in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds on PechaKucha Maastricht Vol 31, being held at the prestigious Sint Janskerk. What would I say? Would I be able to keep pace with the 20 seconds timer on each slide or would I just make a mess of it? Would I be able to convey my story effectively? Actually all these questions crossed my mind some two months ago when I heard about PechaKucha 20X20 presentation format using picture slides. Bit intimidating that one has to convey adequately in 20 slides with a 20 sec/slide speed, but the concept was so terrific that I had to give it a try. My application as a guest speaker took some screening considering PechaKucha was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. However I handled the screening questions with the same passion as I would be doing while speaking (I in fact felt I was already on stage). To my joy, I was informed that the very talented PechaKucha team had selected me. Next came the daunting task of preparing the slides – setting my story right, hunting for the appropriate pictures for the slides. That actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Though it called for some iterations, lots of “gentle” reminders and patience from PechaKucha team members especially Zhen (thank you for bearing with all the stupid questions which came your way). However, the issues were faced when I thought of practising. Just two days left for the event, I was making a mess. I remember the first time I practised – the entire 20 slides (each with 20 seconds) were over and I had not finished half of my story! I was always gifted with this art of talking a lot and not being precise. That would definitely be put to the test now. So then came the phase of cutting it short and making it just fit within 20 seconds. The next time I practised, I finished the story when I was in slide 10! The pressure of finishing the story was high so I missed mentioning half of the points which I had to. With some iterations I was ultimately there. On the D-day, when we reached Sint Janskerk - it was a packed house. The stage was set and rows of chairs were placed perfectly surrounding the stage. There were at least 300 people. I was trying to find familiar faces (as that would boost my confidence– human psychology as talking to known people is less of a stress than addressing unknown people) but there were hardly any. Then came the reassuring words from my husband – “You have spoken at a gathering of 100 people before. Speaking to 100 people and 300 people will feel the same”. Feeling a bit relaxed by his remark, I went and chose a comfortable spot. What I loved the most was the concept of starting with the programme at 20:20. All the speakers were outstanding, the topics and their stories were thought-provoking. There were a lot of ideas and energies which were brought in. The audience (I being a part of it too) was completely enlightened and very enthusiastic. The more I watched the speakers, the more tensed I became. It was already intimidating to match the standards set by the speakers. But I was banking on the audience, if I falter or forget something they will clap and cheer me for that too :) Then came my turn. Rodrigo announced my name and yes, I was on stage. What was playing in my mind in the first two seconds – “Wow, that’s a lot of people looking at me, how do I engage with them? Oops, watch your posture, where are your hands, oh no, I have a microphone, what were the first lines? Ah forget it, just be yourself”. (Yeah, mind is faster than light, all this I thought in two seconds) And that’s what happened for the next 6 minutes 40 seconds – I was myself. I spoke about how we had come up with HomeHandi, an online platform which connects passionate cooks to food lovers like us and provides healthy home cooked food options. The most interesting part of the talk was when I started speaking about our learnings. I could feel an immediate connection with the audience. The one on how we could empower most of the cooks who were women homemakers by boosting their self-confidence and making them financially independent was appreciated by everyone. By the time I spoke about how we realised that people from various cultures unite or bond together over food, I was completely at ease. “Food is a universal language and we see it as an enabler to connect people from various countries i.e. expats, students and locals together. That is exactly what we saw happening in our flagship event – International Food Festival held in Maastricht. Why not make Maastricht city as one of the pioneers in forming a culturally inclusive community?” While saying all this, it really did not hit me that I was at this grand location or event. I felt as if it was a normal chit-chat which I was having with a group of friends of mine (PechaKucha actually signifies chit-chat). I spoke without any inhibitions and my passion controlled my speech. I enjoyed thoroughly those 6 minutes and 40 seconds which came my way. At the end of the event I was approached by many familiar faces – familiar as I had seen them from the podium so now they were no more unfamiliar to me. I felt that PechaKucha gave me that platform to bring out the confidence in me, helped me to approach and interact with so many people, gave me the opportunity to enlighten myself. The informal way of story-telling with pictures is something very unique and very heart warming. Thank you PechaKucha for my 6 minutes and 40 seconds :) By Sonia Kar, HomeHandi