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The Beginning of Memory

BY MIGUEL GUITART, PH.D.
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"The story of Buffalo is inextricably linked to the notion of memory. That memory is now in Danger."

In The Beginning of Memory from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Spanish architect and academic Miguel Guitart remembers the importance of Buffalo's signature past and visual legacy that has made the city unique, and compels the audience to slow down enough to observe it for themselves, together on a quest to find it's soul once more. In this beautiful poetic performance, he shares a series of ephemeral photos of the city, titled "Americana" with music by Philippe Rombi and excerpts of Laurie Anderson's "The Beginning of Memory", illustrating that despite PechaKucha's fixed format, presentations can take all forms.  

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 

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A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects

BY ANG LI
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"A wall and a column...what they have in common is an interest in looking at the cultural agency of traditional building materials and their ability to speak."

In A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Peter Reyner Banham Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Ang Li presents a pair of site specific installations that explore the cultural agency of vernacular building materials. Horror Vacui is an installation in Lisbon, Portugal that examines the ability of building facades to “speak” through the medium of the Portuguese “azulejo” - hand-painted ceramic tiles often depicting scenes from historic or civic events. The piece explores the narrative potential of bricks and mortar within contemporary image sharing and crowdsourcing platforms. No Frills is an installation in Buffalo, New York that stems out of an interest in the industrialized production of terracotta in the 19th century as a new kind of ornamental language. In a semi-abandoned Chevrolet Factory by the architect Albert Kahn, a 13-foot column interrupts the existing grid of the assembly floor,  acting as a bridge between the vast scale of obsolete industry and the human scale of the architectural ornament.

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A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space

BY JOANNA GILLESPIE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence."

In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. 

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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: “memory”

Jelani Memory
in Portland

PAST VOL 4

San Luis Obispo
May 16, 2008

PAST VOL 3

Damascus @ Tajalliyat Art Gallery
Oct 08, 2010

PAST VOL 8

New Plymouth @ Puke Ariki
Apr 17, 2013

PAST VOL 13

Kyiv @ Museum of Dreams
Jun 14, 2013

PAST VOL 20

Guadalajara @ Hacker Garage
Aug 20, 2014

PAST VOL 21

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
May 19, 2015

PAST VOL 19

Springfield, IL @ Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3
May 21, 2015

PAST VOL 9

Tijuana @ Escuela Libre de Arquitectura
Aug 28, 2015

PAST VOL 34

Bratislava @ A4 club / YMCA house
Jun 15, 2016

PAST VOL 2

Zaporizhzhya @ Art-gallery Barannik
Aug 27, 2016

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Tracing Something That Isn't There

BY THERESA GOOBY
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

It may seem impossible to trace something like a memory, a movement, or something that is too large to see all at once. However, Theresa Gooby takes on this idea and develops it into a series that shows what is missing in disused spaces such as an empty apartment, an old shipping port, a crumbling house, and an over 300 mile long river. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 9, 2014. 

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A GARA COL TEMPO SENZA OROLOGIO – La Percezione del Tempo Negli Animali e Bambini.

BY EVELINA ISOLA
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

This project have been presented to the 12th edition of Genoa Science Festival, as a playful lab for kids. Do animals have perception of the time? According to some scientists, only humans have a real memory, while the other animals have a perception of the time limited or episodic. A different perception of time can have different utilities according to escape strategy, communication or feeding. Time and its perception are not relative only on physics books! This happens in a lot of very small animals, for example the flies that perceive the world with a slow motion effect.

In other species the perception of time is connected to their movement in the space, as in case of dolphin and bats biosonar. Children are conducted in a fascinating “time travel” in their time perceptions, from the perception that themselves have, to try out what other animals fell of time, according to the different utility in the survival strategies.

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Debunking Myths about Memory in Court

BY HENRY OTGAAR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Henry Otgaar is a forensic psychologist at Maastricht University. He shows that the myths that we all have about memory can be especially pervasive when they enter the courtroom.

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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!

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Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went?

BY ARTHUR HUANG
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"I have over 1500 eggs in my studio at home [and] a very understanding wife."

In Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went? from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, artist and scientist Arthur Huang talks about the evolution of his Memory Walks Project which he began in 2012.  This project draws influences from his research work in neuroscience and delves into ways of visualizing everyday memories, on all of all things, eggs.  His solo exhibition of the same title is on display at HAGISO from May 17 - June 5, 2016.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Friday, June 10th, 2016. 

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Can Memory be Restored?

BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."

in "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, researcher from Germany at Maastricht University,Sarah-Anna Hescham wants to show us new ways that are being explored to deal with and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. We do not need to remember everything, just what is important. But for some people, especially older people, forgetfulness can happen more often... Is there a cure?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 12th, 2016.

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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Journey into Eldership

The communal lifestyle and ritual of the Cree aboriginal tribes played a key role in the lives of the two presenters of today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton Vol. 15). We hear from Elder Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis, two members of the Cree tribe, separated by a generation. Gilman speaks of his childhood with the tribe, his adulthood outside of it, and his return through eldership. Tashina speaks on the importance of perpetuating the Cree's cultural memory. She discusses her role in bringing together the youth and elders of her community in an effort to preserve cultural traditions.

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In Memory of Albin Oskarsson

This is a photo of Albin Oskarsson (taken by Thomas Bergh) presenting at PKN Gothenburg Vol. 7 on April 9, 2008. He was a bit nervous ,and twisted and turned on stage while presenting personal photos he had taken of his friends and the quirky stories behind them. We all liked Albin from the start, and he later became our event photographer of choice. He took some of the best photos of PechaKucha we've ever seen, before following his dream and moving to Charmonix for a life of adventure. Albin was happy in Charmonix. In this post is a self-portrait he took and uploaded with the caption "My family, my toys, and my favourite obsessions." Sadly and unexpectedly, Albin passed away in March of this year after an avalanche accident while snowboarding. In memory of Albin, and with the permission from his family, we're releasing some of his PechaKucha photos under a Creative Commons license BY-NC-SA. You are more than welcome to download and use the images below in all non-commercial projects, such as PechaKucha, as long as you credit Albin Oskarsson. Download link for PKN Gothenburg photos by Albin Oskarsson. And remember, today is always the best day to tell someone how you feel about them. Guest post written by PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson.

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The Impossibility of Nature

What comes of a synthesis of plastic into our natural world at the microscopic level? The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials that make up her work are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. In "The Impossibility of Nature" at PKN Forster Vol. 2 her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

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Tracing Something that Isn't There

It may seem impossible to trace something like a memory, a movement, or something that is too large to see all at once. However, in "Tracing Something that Isn't There" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Theresa Gooby takes on this idea and develops it into a series that shows what is missing in disused spaces such as an empty apartment, an old shipping port, a crumbling house, and an over 300 mile long river. 

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Only Memory

“I traveled the world, made friends - but lost 5 years of it in an instant.” Tamim Al-Kadasi is a traveler, teacher, and friend to many in countries from all over. In “Only Memory” from PKN Sana’a Vol. 4, he speaks of an accident that altered his life, had him lose 5 years of memory, and how it has strengthened and empowered him to create new ones.

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Music Moves Me

"It was me, those sweet six strings, and the memory of my father — music healed me." Musician Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music — something she rediscovered while in a distressing state. In “Music Moves Me” from PKN Duluth Vol. 1, hear how she overcame tragedy twice, and how music has been her one constant strength.

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Reading Makes You a Better Person

Reading reduces the symptoms associated with stress, and improves brain connectivity! Liz Myers and Andrea Cecchetto describe the benefits that reading fiction has on one's personal development. In "Reading Makes You a Better Person" from PKN Markham Vol. 4, we see that the simple luxury of reading a book can help you become a better person through the understanding of language and emotions. In addtion, reading fiction has been proven to improve social, memory, and language skills. 

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Memory of Place

“I’m interested in the new spaces we’re forced to inhabit after disasters.” Artist Victoria Buck is interested in the conflicting concepts of protection, vulnerability, and hope in the time during and following abrupt natural disasters. In “Memory of Place” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 14, she discusses her work, and how it’s intended to investigate the naive trust we place upon the shelter systems we have in place, and their supposed ability to protect us.

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The Beginning of Memory

"The story of Buffalo is inextricably linked to the notion of memory. That memory is now in danger." In The Beginning of Memory from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Spanish architect and academic Miguel Guitart remembers the importance of Buffalo's signature past and visual legacy that has made the city unique, and compels the audience to slow down enough to observe it for themselves, together on a quest to find it's soul once more. In this beautiful poetic performance, he shares a series of ephemeral photos of the city, titled "Americana" with music by Philippe Rombi and excerpts of Laurie Anderson's "The Beginning of Memory", illustrating that despite PechaKucha's fixed format, presentations can take all forms.  

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Memoirs of a Dinosaur

"I'm never going to achieve a lot of these lovely things that we have just been looking at, but the family knows I'm gong to keep on trying. I'm still working and I'm 70 next week. I'm going to carry on my prophecy that 'architects don't retire, we just fall down one day.'"In Memoirs of a Dinosaur from PechaKucha Chicago Vol. 14, British architect John Exley, father of notorious PechaKucha Chicago veteran organizer and fellow architect Peter Exley, and grandfather of PechaKucha Brooklyn super-pro organizer Emma Exley, shares some wisdom (and charm) gained from practicing 50+ years of architecture. During this visit to Chicago he highlight his love of shaping spaces, while enlightening the locals on beer, Rome, Frank Lloyd Wright, Leeds United, ...and his ornery (and brilliant) progeny. An oldie ...but goodie.