BUFFALO Search Results: “hope”
BY ANTONINA SIMETI
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"
In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities.
How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature
BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"
In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred
BY DANA MCKNIGHT
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Number 1. Be an ornery artist. You're mad. You went to art school. You go to shows in basements and living rooms. You are the poster child of the scurvy-laced bohemia. Your parents can't pay your rent."
In The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, artist and founder of Dreamland Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Dana Mcknight, illustrates twenty steps to carving out a cutting-edge, artist-run space outside of the dominant, institutional realm. Mcknight cautions, "To be an institution is to own-- to place value on possession rather than action. To fixate on conservative contentment rather than Hope and Possibility. Artist-led spaces fizzle out all the time. Let us not leave behind the phoenix eggs to merely touch a tusk in the Elephant graveyard."
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: “hope”
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Dayton @ Hope Church
Hey, Hold My Beer...I'm Going to Try Science!
BY JAMES SMAGALA
@ VOL 10
ON AUG 28, 2014
The rise of modern civilization and all advances in the biological and medical sciences are linked...to beer! The rise of agrarian society, the understanding of water chemistry, and the search for food preservation techniques for shipping will culminate in the first genomic sequence of eukaryotic cells, models for cancer and heart disease and a myriad of delicious malted beverages.
The Music Drive
BY RYAN KENNIHAN
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 02, 2015
What is home? A comparison of music from two particular erras demonstrates a change in usage and meaning of that monoslyabic word.
Ryan Kennihan is an architect and lecturer. Originally from Chicago, he studied architecture at Cornell University and has been based in Dublin, Ireland since 2002, establishing his practice in 2007. He has taught and lectured widely and is currently a lecturer in the Thesis year at the Dublin School of Architecture at DIT.
Musings on passions and technology
BY MITCHELL HARRIS
@ VOL 4
ON JAN 19, 2016
London-based film editor Mitch Harris talks us through the technology he uses to do what he loves. From his love of trumpeting to editing films he explains the personal, social and technological ways in which he focuses his mind on work.
Spatial Memory Mapping
BY LYLA CATELLIER
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.
Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!
20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house
BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 29, 2016
Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.
The Magic House
BY MAIR HYMAN
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 02, 2016
“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”
In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
HOUSE VISION 2016
BY SADAO TSUCHIYA
@ VOL 138
ON JUL 27, 2016
くらし研究家の土谷貞雄さんはこれからの理想の暮らしについて、 アジア各地で地域に根付いて考え続けています。 その活動のひとつ、2010年から始まった HOUSE VISION プロジェクトは、日本を代表するグラフィックデザイナーの原研哉氏を代表とし、建築家をはじめとする多くのクリエイターや企業と素晴らしい未来の暮らしのあり方を提案してきました。今回のPKNでは、2016年7月末からお台場で開催の展覧会 HOUSE VISION 2016 から、選りすぐりの内容を紹介してくださいます。
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Deanne the Hooper
Not only did Tokyo-based "hooper" Deanne introduce the art of hooping -- that's right folks, it's no longer about the "hula" anymore -- to a captivated crowd at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 61, she capped her presentation with a brilliant display of her art for the audience. If you're new to hooping, than you'll find out all you need to know from Deanne's Hooplovers website -- she gives classes on top of performing regularly. For those in attendance, we were treated to a very clear approach to the topic: the presentation was built as a series of answers to FAQs. The photos of Deanne's performance come courtesy of Masao Tamaoki.
Hope People to Return and Live Again
To mark the release of our Inspire Japan iBook, we're sharing two presentations today, both included inside the book (see Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham's "Sendai Tanabata" here). Recorded at our Inspire Japan event here in Tokyo, "Hope People to Return and Live Again" sees Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto sharing ideas on reconstruction work in Tohoku. The presentation is in English.
A Drop-in Clinic for Design Help, Creative Activities in Tohoku, and Hovering in Tokyo
Presentations The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim (ArchiTEXT.inc) and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) and presented at PKN Toronto Vol. 16 -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Sendai Vol. 2), Kazushige Monou talks about his Tsurezure Dan project, in which he tries to produce fun and creative activities in the Tohoku region, with the hope of sharing them with others. Posters There's only one new addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster you see above, for next month's PKN Springfield, IL Vol. 8. Photos Today we'll point you to this Flickr photoset from last week's PKN Kingston Vol. 3 (pictured above), and what a night it was. "Our heads are still spinning from the event," says PKN Kingston organizer David Cuthbert. "It went really, really well, and we had our largest event to date, over 200+ (totally unplanned)." We'll share one more photo today, this one in a series that our PKN Tokyo photographer Michael Holmes has been taking for our event flyers (see the first one here). A lovely hovering photo taken near our venue, SuperDeluxe, just before the start of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PechaKucha action this weekend. Tonight (July 13), we start with PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11 and PKN Moscow, Idaho Vol. 2. On Saturday we have the following trio of events: PKN Tulsa Vol. 1, PKN Ostrava Vol. 8, and PKN Nara Vol. 3. Since Monday is a holiday here in Japan and so we won't be updating the blog, take note that PKN Leeds Vol. 12 is taking place on that day, and then on Tuesday you can look to Jacksonville as it celebrates its Vol. 20.
PechaKucha Toledo, Ohio Vol. 4 is coming up on February 22. PKN Toledo was recently featured in the Toledo Free Press; artist and organizer Kimberly Adams was quoted: The presenters that we have are invested in our community in some form or another and are doing great things. It’s always exciting to see PKN come together. So many people within our community are not aware of their surroundings and everything that is going on. I think most people in attendance are surprised and pleased to hear about all the positives that are happening in Toledo. Read the full article here.
Mirella Amato is a certified cicerone (the beer equivalent of a sommelier) and has a storied past as an opera singer as well. One might not see much of a connection between these two fields, but in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 17), Mirella has these two worlds collide for her special beer and opera event: Hopera!
The Magic Hour
Andy Warfel has one of the coolest jobs around: he plans and designs giant parties, product announcements, and theatrical environments. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 as a part of the special PechaKucha 20x20 Haiti Reconstruction fundraiser) Andy briefs us on his appreciation for mesh panels, pneumatic doors, polished black acrylic, and ramps shaped like Hot Wheels tracks (hint: these are all used in his productions).
To Feel at Home
Most of us can say with certainty that our idea of home is tied to a specific location. Can you? Roshi Givechi spent much of her youth on the move -- even now, she travels about Asia for work; never truly settling on any one place -- and in "To Feel at Home", today's Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 104) she defines the elements, experiences, rituals that as a whole form her amoebic idea of this concept we hold so dear.
“Home is not the place you’re born, home is the place you become yourself.” Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks on his conceptual definition of home. In “HOME” from PKN Sana’a Vol. 3 he shows us that where you come from is less important than where you’re going. Tamim discusses feeling homesick in his homeland after living abroad, and the realizations he's come to along the way.
Han pasado algunos meses desde nuestro último encuentro, pero ¡estamos vivos! y queremos saber quiénes son los humanos que se atreverán a compartir con el público bogotano los intríngulis de su proceso creativo. Escriba a: email@example.com si cree que lo suyo es digno de verse (con una imagen y un breve texto y referencia biográfica), y nosotros le contamos qué es lo que tiene que hacer, para cuándo y cómo.Creemos firmemente en la vigencia del encuentro físico, la presencia corporal de quienes hacen las cosas que nos inspiran y en la profunda felicidad que produce la oportunidad de compartir con seres afines la pasión por la creacion.
PKN 4 in Vientiane!
Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support! The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane. Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.