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The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.

David Ajasa-Adekunle
Architect, Innovation Imperative in London
Learning Innovation
Instrucional Designer, IE BUSINESS SCHOOL in Madrid

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Delhi @ American Center
Oct 11, 2012

PAST VOL 23

Toronto @ Gladstone Hotel
Apr 16, 2013

PAST VOL 9

Concepción @ Espacio Marina
Oct 02, 2013

PAST VOL 3

Østfold @ Litteraturhuset Fredrikstad
Apr 30, 2014

PAST VOL 6

Monterrey @ Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima
Aug 22, 2014

PAST VOL 3

Puebla, Mexico
Sep 10, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Pittsburg, KS @ Pittsburg State University, Kansas Technology Center
Apr 25, 2014

PAST VOL 28

Guangzhou @ 混际 remix Lab
Nov 25, 2016

PAST VOL 29

Paris @ VOLUMES coworking
Dec 06, 2016

PAST VOL 36

Edinburgh @ The Scottish Parliament
Mar 23, 2017

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Through the Backyard

BY LOPA MEHROTRA
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Lopa Mehrotra found the key to solving the world's problems in her backyard. This key is play. Through play children learn about science, creativity, and innovation. Watch to learn how these qualities can change the world.

 

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IMRC (Immerse) Labs

BY SEAN TAYLOR
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

The IMRC Labs are a creative sciences, innovation, and technology center ​within​ the University of Maine​ that focuses on introducing design thinking strategies to provide innovation opportunities for students, involved community members, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. ​Sean Taylor is a third year candidate for Master of Fine Arts at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Program and graduates in August. His intermedial work ​researches sociological factors concerning the effect of technology on ​how people exist and function in the world in relation to one another. 

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SMART.MAP

BY MICHELA DELBOSCO
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 08, 2014

Smart.Map has been developed on behalf of Expo 2015 S.p.A. and in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, within the two-year project Alta Scuola Politecnica. It is based on using technology as a proactive system to implement the meaning of a territory and to build and strengthen connections among local actors, physical places,

citizens and tourists. The objective is the enhancement of the main characters of a specific city and its metropolitan area, through thematic itineraries and the creation of a network of local businesses under a common brand. This provides an immersive, customized, interactive and social experience of the urban environment, as well as a usercontext direct interaction. Smart.Map has an inclusive approach towards all the major actors of the considered territory (PA, possibily existing agricultural districts, the major producers of agro-food products, local associations, tourists and citizens), towards whom it interacts through a smartphone app and a web platform providing dynamic customized itineraries with gps navigation, e-commerce services and real-time data management.

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speakers Michela Delbosco and Giovanni Fassio

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IL FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA

BY MANUELA ARATA
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Laboratori, conferenze, mostre e spettacoli hanno risvegliato anche quest’anno la passione per la scienza e la solita, travolgente, voglia di imparare. Come con la conferenza sul Bosone di Higgs che ha attirato una folla da stadio, o con la lezione di meccanica quantistica che si è addirittura dovuta trasferire in piazza Matteotti con il pubblico sulla scalinata di Palazzo Ducale. Quest'anno il Paese ospite è stato la Francia, ma sono venute in visita anche delegazioni da Cina, Giappone, Turchia e Russia. Grazie
all'appoggio e alla collaborazione dell'Ambasciata di Francia in Italia e del Ministero dell’Istruzione Superiore e della Ricerca, il Festival ha ospitato alcuni dei testimoni delle migliori realtà scientifiche e imprenditoriali d'oltralpe. A partire dall’inaugurazione con Serge Haroche, premio Nobel per la fisica e direttore del Collège de France.

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Design Thinking: New Normal for Georgia's Public Service

BY KHATUNA SANDROSHVILI
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

In the fast changing global landscape of governance, what are the new shapes it is taking? How can citizens be part of this process? What does it translate into in the Georgian reality? Here are the first examples of design thinking experiments in public service development in Georgia. Khatuna Sandroshvili

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Woven Bundles

BY TEAM 6
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Asta Sabaliauskaite, Ili Zainal, Chloë Maunder and Leon Willcocks, four Masters of Architecture students from the University of Brighton share the microphone to tell us about their proposal for a micro pavilion for the terrace of the De La Warr Pavilion. 

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Politics, Policy and Pollution Masks: Anecdotes from the Streets of New Delhi

BY PRAACHI KUMAR
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

In the winter of 2015, the condition of air pollution in Delhi was described as ‘severe’. PM 2.5 was 16 times the safe limit. The smog taking over the most polluted city in the world was hazardous to human health. The state and central governments, with contrasting policy narratives and intentions, were able to effectively engage its citizens to help mitigate the problem.  

So Praachi Kumar asks: How can policy nudge non-state actors to become mutually accountable for transformative change?

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What can we learn from M-pesa: The global leader in mobile money

BY WANJIKU GITHEGI
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

How can technology empower people? Wanjiku Githegi believes that financial sector development and financial inclusion can empower individuals. She talks about M-pesa in Kenya, which empowers each Kenyan irrespective of social class, gender or educational background.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Challenging a Confirmation Bias

BY LUCAS CHANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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Design for Social Innovation

Time to start up our regular stream of presentations -- we have plenty coming -- starting with this one, "Design for Social Innovation," presented by two students from the Musashino Art University, about reconstruction efforts following 3/11. We also invite you to check out our Inspire Japan site, which we plan to start updating regularly soon with reports on the PK-sponsored reconstruction efforts.

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Pechakucha Night Innovación

  Pechakucha Innovación es producto de un enlace entre Innova Bio Bío y Pechakucha Concepción. Para esta oportunidad estaremos insertos en la feria de la innovación, evento que se desarrollará en el Espacio Marina, a un costado del Casino de la ciudad. 8 serán los expositores que esta vez hablaran de su experiencia en torno a la innovación, todos de diversas areas, diseño, empresa, educación. La entrada es gratuita previa inscripción, luego del evento habrá una fiesta para cerrar la feria a la cual estan todos invitados!. --- Pechakucha Innovation is product of a link between Innova Bio Bio and Pechakucha Concepcion. For this opportunity we'll be embedded in the innovation fair, event to be held in the Espacio Marina, next to the Casino of the city. 8 will be the speakers this time, they talk about their experience on innovation, from different areas, design, business, education. Admission is free pass after registration, after the event we'll have a party to close the show, to which you are all invited!.

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Branto: the Brain, the Eye and the Ear of Your Home

How a beloved mother feels, whether the children are doing their lessons, whether the cat is in the fridge ... in short what is going on at home you can find out without leaving the office with the help of this wonder ball – Branto. For you, it will become whoever you want: a household assistant, a “secret agent" or a reliable guardian. This amazing device of Victor Sergienko, Director of R&D, Branto and a start-up team was presented in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Start-up Vol. 9 that looks like a usual beautiful decor item and is easily controlled with any mobile platform: phone, tablet, etc.

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iPads and Innovations

One of the speakers at the last event was Alexander Ryzhkov — head of the «November» and the project «Vyhodnoj», which highlights the fresh and up to date information about events and places in Dnipropetrovsk. He talked about owners of different cafes or restaurants that face with problems connected with POS terminals, because they are quite expensive and inconvenient. Alexander and his team offer a great solution — POS terminal based on the iPad. Intuitive, user-friendly and with very affordable price, it simplifies the work of the waiters, which saves both their time and the time of visitors. 

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Materials Innovation through Failure

Making ... allows me to invent something, mock it up, and fail. And then improve it.  Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through making and inventing: a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. In "Materials Innovation through Failure" from PKN Denver Vol. 19, he shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

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Calling all Urban Innovators!

Are you working on an innovative project that’s changing your city? Do you know someone who was implemented an idea that's improving life in your city? If so, we’d like to hear from you -- get in touch! PechaKucha is teaming up with the New Cities Foundation in an effort to seek out the up-and-coming urban innovators all over the world to give them a platform to speak on their project. We will be offering 1 or 2 of these inventive individuals the chance to speak at New Cities Summit 2014 -- the leading global event on the future of the urban world. If you know, or are an outstanding individual who has developed and implemented a project that addresses one of the great urban challenges of our time, we would love to have you give a PechaKucha presentation! Projects could deal with topics as diverse as urban farming, street art, transport, public space, education, cuisine, and many more.  After giving your PechaKucha presentation and having it uploaded to the New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel, New Cities staff will hand-pick 1 or 2 speakers to be flown out to New Cities Summit 2014 in Dallas, TX. These speakers will have six minutes to inspire the high-level Summit audience and explain how they set up their project. Find out about last year’s WhatWorks speakers here. Check out some hightlights from last year’s WhatWorks talks here:  "Bicing" by nnset, used under CC BY / cropped from original

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open call PKN Genoa vol#11

"join the conversation" Sono aperte le iscrizioni per il prossimo PechaKucha Night di Genova che si terrà venerdì 20 Febbraio presso la Teatro La Claque in Agorà. In occasione del PechaKucha Global Night che vede coinvolte 800 città in tutto il mondo in un unica serata, Genova si unirà alla conversazione con Pechakucha Night Genova VOL1 °°° Queste le date da ricordare: DEADLINE presentazione progetti > sabato  31 gennaio 2015 Comunicazione selezionati > giovedì 5 febbraio 2015 Invio progetti selezionati > martedì 17 febbraio 2015

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

"If you build it and they will come. If they build it and they will say."What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? In [Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1 Beth Scaccia shows us a new type of gathering place for people to come together, create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects. Don't be surprised to find [Freespace] coming to your town soon!

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#Pechakuchagt Vol. 5 #CampusTec

Our event today:  http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/guatemala-city/events/562a44eebfb6ff2f4f00000b Our stroy and photos: https://storify.com/MariaZaghi/pechakuchagt-vol-5-campustec-noviembre-2015 Our stats:  we had 100,000 impressions and we reached over 3600 persons via our straming and social networks! Our presenters:

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Quilpué en el mundo

Primer Pecha Kucha Night en Quilpué.  Aportar valor a la ciudad, integrarla al mundo a través de un evento que detaque a personas y sus proyectos es el objetivo que me he propuesto. Pero en este proyecto no se puede ir solo, hay que integrar t convocar. Afortunadamente hay personas que como yo también se alinean y esperamos que todos juntos, sumando voluntades llevemos adelante los 4 eventos de este 2017. A todos quienes quieran sumarse conversemos y diseñemos la forma de ser parte.