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Collage City

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: “demolition”

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Brisbane @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Sep 02, 2009

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Marseille-Provence @ Daki Ling
Feb 26, 2010

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Tampa Bay @ Tampa Museum of Art
Sep 05, 2014

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Rethinking Waste

BY SHANNON GOODMAN
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 09, 2014

Shannon Goodman brings the Lifecycle Building Center to PK ATL. Utilizing mainly volunteers, the LBC reclaims materials from buildings heading for demolition. Materials that would otherwise end up in landfills are stored and then resold at steep discounts to be reused in new buildings and remodel projects.  

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BY JAAP DE VRIES
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

Fear, death, violence, decay and desolation are the themes that Jaap de Vries (1959-2014) raises in his paintings. Although he sometimes paints a really beautiful forrest landscape. But even then people quickly think about something scary.

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Saving Lincoln Center

BY MIGUEL JUAREZ
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

Miguel Juarez's presentation documents a group of community organizers' efforts to save Lincoln Center from demolition.  Miguel situates the history of Lincoln Center and it's role in the community through the history of the creation of El Paso's freeways in the mid-1960s — intersecting at the Lincoln Park community in South Central El Paso.

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Presentations from PKN Detroit Vol. 4

As Detroit starts prepping for PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 -- the venue and date have yet to be determined -- the Detroit Make it Here website has put up profiles of all the presenters from Vol. 4, and you can also download PDFs with all of the images from the presentations. Above, an image from photograher Myett Risker's presentation, featuring the demolition of Tiger Stadium.

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Flyer for PKN Christchurch Vol. 11

Update: PKN Christchurch Vol. 11 has been postponed due to heavy snow warnings. It will instead be held on September 7. PechaKucha Night in Christchurch Vol. 11 is coming up this Wednesday (August 17) at Telestra Clear Club. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page, and here's more from organizer Jessica Halliday:We're getting very excited about our next event. The people of our city continue to face many heartaches, challenges and difficulties -- it's a daily battle in post-earthquake Christchurch. One of the things many of us miss are the array of social and cultural opportunities offered by an urban environment -- even one as small as ours. You know the type of thing -- immersing yourself in arts and culture, debating the merits of clashing events and happenings, forming part of a crowd of people at a gig, accidental meetings on the street or in a cafe or bar, the freedom offered by widely-shared urban public space. With our central city cordoned off and an estimated 40% of our urban fabric under demolition, we are dispersed across the suburbs and these very ordinary urban experiences have all but evaporated. Our 11th PechaKucha Night will give us not only a chance to hear and see 11 fascinating presentations but also help provide us with much missed social and cultural contact. We're delighted to have the support of the Christchurch Arts Festival for PechaKucha Night Christchurch 11 -- they are a battler of an organisation that has worked hard to give the city eight weekends of performances and arts events to cheer our hearts despite losing all of their regular venues. Our presenters, unsurprisingly given the current circumstances, weigh a little on the side of architecture and engineering (yes, creative, articulate engineers, we breed 'em) but it's still our regular exciting jumble of disciplines and fields. Can't wait to hear and see what the've all got to share with us PechaKucha style.Also, here are some details on the flyer that was produced for the event:It's double sided, so what you see are the two sides side-by-side. We're mainly using it folded as a flyer concertina style. The design work was a collaborative effort between local designers Matt Galloway and Lizzie Parker (who did our Heavy Metal PKNCHCH8 posters last year). Matt printed it on a risograph at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.

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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.