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Form Follows Function

BY MICHEL HUISMAN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Michel Huisman examines the phrase, “form follows function,” and the human thought process as a whole. He shows how he has previously illustrated these ideas in his art, and what they mean to architecture and design in modern Europe.

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Welcome to Europe as an American

BY OLIVER OLSON
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In this entertaining presentation, he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 30, 2014.

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Creating a European Television Network

BY CAMPUS EUROPE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

The idea behind CampusEurope originated from a local student TV in Maastricht (BreakingMaas). During the process of making BreakingMaas a sustainable project, the group of students started to discover other Student TVs around the Netherlands. It was with this discovery that they had the idea to try and create a network of student TVs that would produce a European student television show.

One of the questions they asked themselves is: why do we feel the need for a European student television show? They could have pursued media projects through their local student TV, which would have allowed them to produce local reports in better quality and with less work.

However in a more connected Europe where one sees governments in dispute with each other, and where news is limited to national perspectives, the students felt the urge to produce content which would allow them to understand multiple perspectives on a European issue.

This is where the project is of great significance; CampusEurope give students from all over Europe a stage to voice their opinions on a political, social and economic subject, which in the end affects all Europeans, no matter how far they live from each other. That’s why they believe that CampusEurope provides the essential platform to exchange opinions and find a common ground in an interconnected world.

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Travelling through Europe

BY MARC MAHFOUD
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As an artist, Marc Mahfoud enjoys the European freedom of expression and movement. In his case, this meant realising his dream of leaving his money home and starting to travel through Europe with a guitar only, crossing borders and visiting three countries in one day. He experienced it as a unique privilege.

However the rising lack of tolerance and understanding is endangering this freedom. When he was robbed twice during his travels everything he stood for got tested.

He would like to encourage us to better appreciate and preserve the freedom that we have in Europe, and to actively participate in the dialogue of open borders and tolerance.

He challenges us to dare to discover! When you travel by foot you get in touch with a wide spectrum of people, you learn to appreciate your life and to respect others. 

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What Europe could learn from nerds

BY VALENTIN CALOMME
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

The European Union is facing a crisis. A large part of the population either does not understand it, finds it intrusive, or even thinks that it is simply not needed, sometimes all of the above. Thankfully, nerds are here to help, says Valentin Calomme. Not with a magical app or piece of software, but with the wisdom of mathematics.

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Improvisation: If you could call Europe, what would you say?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

In this improvisation on random slides, four volunteers from the audience got five slides each and skillfully improvised on the question: "If you could call Europe, what would you say?"

As none of them had seen the slides in advance, the sense of challenge and the high level of surprise greatly entertained the audience. 

A big thank you to Cristian Tala Sánchez, Osiris Hoepel, Cathy Kwanten and Fjære van der Stok for their participation!

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#FreeInterrail: Saving Europe by travelling

BY VINCENT-IMMANUEL HERR
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Imagine yourself turning 18 and finding a personalised letter from the European Union in your mailbox. In it: a voucher to travel Europe. Your life will change! Europe is facing many problems - a lot of them have to do with people not knowing or understanding each other.

Imagine what a Europe we could build together, if all future generations were enabled to explore and experience European cultural diversity and beauty first-hand. #FreeInterrail advocates for just that.

In this presentation Vincent-Immanuel Herr invites us to join the movement and make sure that all EU youth are empowered to become Europeans out of experience. 

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The story of European secularism

BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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How can each individual solve Europe’s problems?

BY DUC HOANG
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As a consultant, Duc Hoang often asks a lot of questions to understand more about his clients’ situation and then he finds the answers from their own responses. At the age of 25, he experienced a quarter-life crisis (the period of life ranging from twenties to thirties). He felt stressful, doubtful about his life and his future. Then, a monk asked him to ask himself a lot of questions and luckily this helped him survive his personal crisis.   

In 2017, Europe will be 25 years old, the same age when Duc had his quarter-life crisis, and it is also going through a crisis. Therefore, he would like to invite the PechaKucha audience to try and act like a consultant, and ask all European citizens the same question: What is the meaning of that number?

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How I came to be convinced that we need a post-national Europe

BY YANNIC BELLINO
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Yannic Bellino shares how he came to dream of a post-national future for Europe. In the period between his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, he spent some time in Berlin working for the European Democracy Lab where he learnt that maybe the current set-up of the EU is obsolete. He now believes that a new narrative and a new utopia are needed in these times of re-emerging nationalism.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “europe”

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Bridges of Europe

BY ROBIN STAM
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

On the first of January 2002 new banknotes were introduced in Europe. In addition to windows and gateways, these seven banknotes also depict several bridges. Each bridge has an individual appearance, all of which can be recognised as having originated throughout certain periods in European cultural history.

Designed by Robert Kalina, the bridges are meant to illustrate the tight collaboration and communication between Europe and the rest of the world in general, but more importantly, amongst the European countries in particular.

However, the bridges portrayed in the banknotes are fictional.

They have been designed to prevent one single member state from having a bridge on their banknote opposed to other states not having any depicted in theirs. In other words, “member state neutral” banknotes.

Now wouldn’t it be amazing if these fictional bridges suddenly turn out to actually exist in real life?

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Artist Residency Program

BY TATSUHIKO MURATO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Tatsuhiko Murato talks about the artist residency program in Japan and Europe. He present to us the many achievements of the students in these art programs

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Intuitive Measures

BY SELMA DURAND
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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Cultural Confusion

BY HASNAIN BOKHARI
@ VOL 5 ON JAN 08, 2016

In the light of recent wave of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, Hasnain Bokhari speaks about his experiences living in Germany about how it is being like living like a foreigner or a migrant in Germany/Europe.

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伊萊恩

BY LAIN SATRUSTEGU
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 10, 2016

建築師、IMO 建築暨設計事務所共同創辦人、TED×TunghaiU創辦人

伊萊恩是來自西班牙的建築師,對福爾摩斯充滿想像,非常欣賞台灣人的友善、環境及安全,然而實際走訪後對於台灣街景有很大的落差衝擊,希望能設計與環境融合的建築體並提供啟發,但也提到真正改變市容的力量還是在每個人身上。

Architect, IMO architectural and design office Co-founder, TED×TunghaiU Founder

An architect from Spain, Lain was intrigued by Taiwan. He admired the friendliness of Taiwanese people, as well as the safe environment of the country. However, after paying a visit, Lain found that the streets of Taiwan were vastly different from what he imagined. He hopes to design buildings that are integrated with the environment and that inspire others as well. Lain also mentioned that the real power to change a city lies with each individual resident.

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Nissan x PechaKucha East West Event

As part of this month's London Design Festival, Nissan Design Europe is hosting a special evening of PechaKucha presentations, "East West," tomorrow night (September 23) at the Rotunda. The evening will start with a PechaKucha session and discussions hosted by speakers whose careers have forged a path in bringing together East and West design influences including: François Pachet, researcher for Sony Science Lab, Paris Nick Talbot, director of product design consultancy Seymour Powell Daljit Singh, creative director and founder of digital agency Digit Mike Faulkner, director and founder of multi-dimensional & multi-sensory performances collective D-Fuse Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow, St Martins School of Art & Design Alfonso Albaisa, VP, Nissan Design Europe The event is already sold out, but we hope to showcase all of the presentations online in the next few weeks on the soon-to-launch major revamp of the PechaKucha website -- stay tuned for more details!

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Scootering Across the Continent

Many talk of back-packing across Europe, but Bob Dennis did it in style: on a motor scooter.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Townsville, Vol. 2) Bob recounts his adventures in the 1960s from Austria, Istanbul, the Middle-East, and Australia. 

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Found Object Translation

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Found Object Translation" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, Yota Kakuda (YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN) talks about how he takes second hand objects, which he finds at flea markets across Europe and Asia, and makes something new with them. Yota is often inspired by the vintage items he finds, and is motivated to construct something new and unique as a result. 

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Making Space

Yajima-san emphasizes the roof in his work, above all else. (ha!)  Architect Kazuhiro Yajima discusses (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 109) the relationship between three key constructive elements: roofs, walls, and the floor. In "Making Space" he focuses on the roof element, specifically the temporary roof we often call the umbrella. Kazuhiro tells a story of a young couple in Europe he saw kissing under an umbrella and how it inspired him to build a tool that allows its user to bring private activity to public spaces.

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Walking through Japan

Swiss native and travel agent living in Japan Thomas Koehler was devastated both mentally and financially by the 2011 earthquake disaster, and took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. In "Walking through Japan" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night edition of PKN Tokyo, listen to this endearing story of his struggles and his experiences with friendly natives as he walked for 5 months straight from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Thomas' walk of the length of the island nation was made into a documentary, "Negative: Nothing" and has been screened throughout Europe and Japan

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Welcome to Europe as an American

"What do you call someone with two languages? Bilingual. One language? American."  Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In "Welcome to Europe as an American" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 22 he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny and unexpected surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe. 

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Call for Pecha Kucha Night Roma vol 14 Maker Faire Edition

Call for Pecha Kucha Night Roma vol 14 Maker Faire Edition Sono aperte le candidature per la 14a edizione della Pecha Kucha Night Roma che si terrà il 4 ottobre 2014 nello splendido scenario dei giardini pensili dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma in occasione della seconda edizione della Maker Faire Europe. Chiunque abbia voglia di raccontare la sua storia, il suo lavoro o le sue passioni potrà farlo attraverso il famoso format delle 20 slide in 6 minuti e 40 secondi. Candidature aperte fino al 19 settembre 2014 entro le ore 12 inviando una mail con portfolio e breve sinossi della presentazione a pknightroma@gmail.com Informazioni utiliDeadline candidature Pecha Kucha Night Roma 2014 Venerdi 19 Settembre 2014 ore 12 Serata Pecha Kucha Night 2014Sabato 4 Ottobre 2014 Web sitepknroma.tumblr.comwww.cityvisionweb.comwww.makerfairerome.com Emailpknightroma@gmail.com

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The Chicago House Sound

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

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Digging for History

"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...

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City Focus: Zaporizhzhya

Our City Focus this week heads down Lenin Avenue, one of the longest avenues in Europe which goes through the entire city of Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, gathering the city's best cafes, restaraunts, and it's PechaKucha Night. Head to their city page for a taste of Zaporizhzhya's creativity!