SITEWIDE Search Results: “indoor plants”
The old Palco factory
May 08, 2009
Jaeb Theater (@ The Straz Center for Performing Arts)
Oct 28, 2011
Columbus Museum of Art
Feb 16, 2012
Powered by PechaKucha
May 15, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
River Laker Cultural Center at 16 West Marketplace
Nov 20, 2013
Apr 16, 2014
May 08, 2015
Sorella's Pizzeria and Cafe
May 19, 2016
Christchurch Civic Offices
Oct 24, 2016
When Art and Science Collide
BY YOKO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 132
ON JAN 27, 2016
“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”
In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016.
The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants
BY ALEX DAVIES
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 24, 2016
Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.
BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.
Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA. She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Tokyo-based artist Scott Silvey was at last month's edition of PechaKucha Night in Tokyo (Vol. 61), with a presentation focusing on the decaying urban landscapes seen in his latest series of works, "Civic Remedies." From the artist's site: Within a decaying urban landscape, vending machines, street lamps, electric poles and meters stand as sentinels among the dwellings where people once lived. Because of unabated consumption the skeletal remains of human production are all that linger in the half-light. The only remaining inhabitants are the fertile mounds of soil in which medicinal herbs have germinated. These healing plants have returned to restore health to an ailing world. The series was first shown last year at the gallery in All-Nippon Airlines' Signet Lounge (Haneda Airport), and will next be exhibited at the Whitespace gallery in Atlanta, from May 22 until July 3.
Today we go green with our daily presentation highlight, covering Hearther Ring and her wayward plants. The Wayward Plant Registry is a project of social exchange and botanical desire. A wayward plant, commonly referred to as a weed, is one growing where it is not wanted. They may be non-native, unsightly, invasive, high-maintenance, surplus or withering, and so are uprooted and abandoned, pulled from the earth (or pot!) as urban castaways. But wayward plants, whether common weeds, domestic breeds or rare botanical specimens, are truly in the eye of the beholder. The Wayward Plant Registry sets up Halfway Homes for these unwanted plants, and works to bring out the full potential of their beauty and meaning. The Registry considers systems of exchange, the personification of plant-life, the human stories revealed through plant migrations, and the nature of botanical desire. Know of a wayward plant? Wish to be a halfway home? Please contact: email@example.com
PKN Providence in the News
Last week's PechaKucha Night in Providence Vol. 16 gets a rather nice recap thanks to this piece from The Providence Phoenix, and you gotta love a title like this: "Human contact is at the heart of PechaKucha." And how's this for a venue: The setting was perfect: outdoors at the Steel Yard, on the city's West side, on a clear summer night, with free wine and beer, a Haven Brothers truck, and big, spectacular art all around — from a sculpture made of bicycle parts to the Flower Tower, a 10-foot pyramid of plants.
Dolls and Plants
Linda Spåman shares her passion for art and contemporary gardening, and as you'll see in her presentation (in Swedish, from PKN Varberg Vol. 2), she finds a way to combine both.
What if there was a world in which you could find acoustic plants? What would they look like? What sound would they make? That's what Keita Akiyama explores in his "Sound Flora" series.Details on next week's "Powered by PechaKucha" event at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku can be found here. もし植物が音を奏でるとしたらどのようになるだろうか。電化美術に所属されていらっしゃる秋山慶太さんデザインの「音響植物」がPechaKuchaイベントに登場します。
The World's Best City When It's Smoggy
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Shanghai Vol. 21), Jesper Larsson applies his previous ideas for turning Gothenburg into "The World's Best City When It Rains" to Shanghai, asking how to turn the city’s smog problem into a benefit. He looks at using lasers and UV lights to put a unique spin on everything from tai chi to punk rock, and suggests that using plants and urban gardening could turn parts of the city into clean air havens.
Landscape in Lens
Sites of nerve-gas disposal, toxic chemical and oil spills, widespread nuclear waste, all within the United States borders. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Landscape in Lens" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, David Hanson describes his photographic work as "an investigation into the contemporary American landscape." His primary focus is the human impact on nature, and among his subjects are dirty coal-driven power plants, ICBM nuclear missile silos hidden amongst agricultural land, and hazardous waste sites. His fascinating work helps to contextualize these sites within history, and their surrounding areas.
Humans, plants, bacteria, fungi, and other animals show signs of a built-in 24-hour body clock -- this is what is known as the Circadian Rhythm. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Circadian Rhythm" from PKN Wellington Vol. 18, Philippa Gander goes into detail as to why oscillation is important to most lifeforms. Philippa is working to find a way to manipulate the circadian rhythm to help humans boldly go where none have been before.
Making Gardening Cool
Beautifying the local environment will never go out of style. Liv Worsnop is the guardian of Plant Gang, a group that goes to abandoned lots and revitalizes them. In her presentation, "Making Gardening Cool" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 17, Liv speaks on how they clean the disheveled property, plant plants, and turn it into a beautiful zen garden. Plant Gang's popularity is growing and new business opportunities are flowering. Gardening has truly become cool in Christchurch.
PechaKucha London Vol 12 - Welcome! #PKNLDN12
GET YOUR £8 TICKET HERE In July 2016 the Mayor of London launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, sending a vibrant message to the world that London is a united city where everyone is welcome. Pecha Kucha is proudly joining this campaign with our 12th London event: #PKNLDN12. Taking place at London's museum of the home, the Geffrye Museum, the evening will host inspirational talks from 12 speakers on the theme of WELCOME. It also happens during London Design Festival - an annual event showcasing London's design heritage, when the world's design community comes to town. Hosting the evening is author and journalist Sarah Thompson. Among other subjects, Sarah has written about the surprising homes found in some particularly unwelcoming buildings, and about the mixed-up experience of welcoming a child into the world. Welcomed by Sarah, our 12 speakers will then offer their interpretation of the word WELCOME. In true Pecha Kucha style, each speaker has 20 seconds to talk us through 20 slides. With only six minutes to share their thoughts, talks are always fast, funny and fascinating. Our wonderful line up of speakers includes - Sarah Buxton / Observational Strategist / In 20 slides Sarah will explain how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use / http://observereffect.io/author/sarah/ Rachel South / Upholsterer / Drawing on her experience travelling and working with weavers in India, Central America and Europe, Rachael has added exciting flair to her approach to furniture and upholstery. Her aim is to apply traditional technical excellence with a contemporary execution / http://rachaelsouth.com/ Adam Bray / Interior Designer /Adam has a reputation for making comfortable rooms that are luxurious, eclectic and unpretentious is based on a deep interest in comfort, practicality and the intelligent use of materials / http://www.adambray.info/ Kirsty Minns / Creative Director, The Future Laboratory / Kirsty’s multi-disciplined approach has continued throughout her career, which includes experience in graphic design, product design, product development, art direction and curating. Kirsty is heavily influenced by a strong contrast between her concept-led degree course and her practical eight-year commercial experience / thefuturelaboratory.com Donna Churchman / Headspace Mentor to Creative Professionals / Donna teaches an understanding that shows creatives how to navigate the blocks, spend more time in the flow and continuously thrive at being creatively awesome / www.creativeblockandflow.com Maria Jeglinska / Freelance Designer / In 2010, Maria Jeglinska established her Office for Design & Research, working on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects (furniture, lighting to products), spaces, filmmaking, writing as well as research-based projects / www.mariajeglinska.com/ Alicja Patanowska / Ceramacist / Polish artist and designer whose collection of collection of hand-thrown ceramic plant pots that fit inside old glasses so both stem and roots can be seen wowed the design wordl! / http://www.patanowska.pl/ Andreas Helland / Freelance Photographer and Freelance Nurse/ http://andreas.helland.org/