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Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

PAST VOL 9

Brighton @ Lighthouse
Oct 15, 2010

PAST VOL 5

Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Oct 15, 2010

PAST VOL 6

Cairns @ Tanks Arts Centre
Nov 21, 2012

PAST VOL 3

Ho Chi Minh City @ ca phe GOC PHO
May 16, 2013

PAST VOL 8

New Plymouth @ Puke Ariki
Apr 17, 2013

PAST VOL 12

Zürich @ EWZ - Unterwerk Selnau
May 24, 2013

PAST VOL 14

Aalen @ Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium
Jul 08, 2013

PAST VOL 25

St.Petersburg @ Музей современного искусства ЭРАРТА
Aug 29, 2013

PAST VOL 18

Washington DC @ The Embassy of Sweden
Nov 08, 2013

PAST VOL 12

Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Dec 15, 2013

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Salaryman Project

BY BRUNO QUINQUET
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series in Japan and abroad. In 2012, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013."

"Presentation of the Day" on March 4, 2013.

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Lemuria Project

BY JAMES ANSHUTZ
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 15, 2014

James Anshutz's photography career include clients such as Sony Music Japan, Honolulu Symphony, Children’s Miracle Network, and Hawaii Pacific Health. His work with children battling cancer has led to his current “Lemuria Project,” which celebrates the healing power of the imagination.

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Oyako

BY BRUCE OSBORN
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2014.

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Photo of the Day Project

BY CHRISTOPHER FULLER
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Christopher presents ideas that he has developed through his personal photography project of taking a picture every day since 2005. He displays the beauty of everyday life through his photos. 

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MPACK Photography

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

Ron  Yearwood share about events photography, headshots, and more.

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Hidden Talent

BY DAMIEN POULAIN
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Damien Poulan discusses his creative direction and publishing projects. From featuring underexposed international talents to working with established photographers, he hopes to channel something true. By using a constantly changing publishing layout that is not quite fanzine and not quite artbook, Damien hopes to shed light on creative projects in a unique way.

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#RealLaosProject

BY JANNA GIBSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

Janna Gibson is an American living in Vientiane who believes that "framing a shot that focuses on beauty within a culture has helped positively shape my perspective." She shares her exploration of iPhone photography, the social media outlets used for sharing her stories, and #RealLaosProject, the current photography project she's working on. She urges us to see the beauty that is around us.

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Roominations

BY MICHAEL WISNIEWSKI
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 12, 2016

Michael Wisniewski works as an architect in Burlington, Vermont at Duncan Wisniewski architecture. In this presentation, Mr. Wisniewski shares a photography project in which he explores the nuanced interaction between the natural world and his bedroom.

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

BY KATIE BOYER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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Life as we know it: a project of Vision del Norte

BY REBECCA WILSON
IN EL PASO

Vision del Norte is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make photography accessible to under-resourced communities along the border region in Mexico. In June, they partnered with Hoger de Niños Emmanuel, a children’s home in Juarez, putting on a workshop for some of the kids there. The presentation is about this project, including some images that the children captured. Rebecca Wilson shares.

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More on Bogota's Postcard Project

We've already praised PechaKucha Night in Bogota's postcard project for Haiti a few times on PechaKucha Daily -- see previous posts for more details -- but here's a chance to show off another one of the illustrations, with the news that a few of the booklet's participants (Luisa Uribe, Pilar Berrio, David Nino, and Francisco Villa) will be presenting the project at the Salon de Ilustracion el Nogal -- more info here.

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The Salaryman Project, Amazing Cakes, and 4000 in Tel Aviv

Presentations In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series -- which is the topic of his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) -- in Japan and abroad. Last month, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013." These are not the cakes you are used to seeing. In this first presentation (in Italian) from PKN Pisa Vol. 1, Alessandra Pacini -- a cake designer -- shares some of the amazing cakes she's produced over the years. Cake design is an interesting form of art, in which anyone can make a professional-looking cake, with no limits to imagination -- although using only edible materials is key. Posters We have quite a few new posters up on the Tumblr blog today, including two from Kosice (for last week's Vol. 18, and the upcoming Vol. 19), a well as for PKN Okayama Vol. 14, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, and PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11 (above), which continues that city's elemental theme for the year (first was fire).  And speaking of Portsmouth, here's a great video that was produced after the city's Vol. 10, that acts as a peek at that event, as well as a teaser for the upcoming Vol. 11: Photos and report What does a crowd of 4000 look like? It looks like what you see pictured above, from last week's PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 13 -- and there are more photos to see in this Flickr photoset. Also, we have the following report from PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran:We had another great PKN here at Tel Aviv, with 4000 people in the house. As usual the demand for tickets was huge and we were sold out in minutes... Me and my partner Itay were happy to host 9 presenters, all great and crazy, just the way we love them. We started the evening with a presentation by Liat Segal, who is running a studio for art and technology. Her projects are always fun and beautiful and involve music, paint and robots. Than came on stage Ofer Grunewald who is a young Bonsai artist. He shared his passion and explained the satisfaction of sculpting with a living material as trees. Mushon Zer Aviv (designer) and his wife Galia Ofri (painter) talked about their first common project that aims to illustrate wikipedia. With great drawings for esoteric articles and some very interesting questions about sharing knowledge -- these were a fascinating 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Artist and representative of the slow food movement in Israel, Rafram Hadad took us on a lovely journey in his different fields of creation, mixing visual arts and food in all middle eastern countries. A whole different experience was the one offered by brain researcher Moran Cerf, who is working in a very special lab in L.A. where experiments are made on live human brains. He can map the brain and than "read" one's thoughts or even allow handicapped people to control a robotic arm with their thoughts. Than came Ohad Zlotnik, a graduate student in visual arts, who presented his very smart project of 3D typography, with Hebrew letters that became real objects. Daniel Dover is a street artist who told us his short and so funny history trying to fit in the world of design, and what has finally brought him to do his street art interventions.  Oded Ezer is a well known typographer who has presented his work in the first Tel Aviv PKN back on 2007. We were happy to invite him once again and discover his super intelligent projects. Oded told us about a typographic tattoo project, a graphic flag project, a social Skype-typo project, and more. The last show of the evening was by director Yair Kedar, who presented his current project, a documentary about Yona Wollach, one of Israel's most well known poet. His presentation ended with a live song by local singer Karolina whose big warm voice filled all our hearts with joy and emotions, with anticipation for our next PKN.Calendar Tonight (June 4) you'll want to catch PKN Stockholm Vol. 34, which we hear is going to be quite the event. Tomorrow, PKNs are happening in the following cities: PKN Louisville Vol. 8, PKN Chicago Vol. 22, and PKN Sydney Vol. 21. Please note that the PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12 that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.

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Salaryman Project

Today's "Presentation fo the Day" uncovers the Japanese salaryman in the wild. In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series in Japan and abroad. In 2012, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013."

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PechaKucha in the British Journal of Photography

Last year, Paris Photo fair held a very special PechaKucha event for photographers to speak at a rapid pace on their works. The British Journal of Photography featured this PechaKucha function in their January 2013 print edition, and now on the web. Here's a slice of their editorial pie: ...Now the format has gone viral. More than [640] cities have held a Pecha Kucha night - from Eureka in Montana, a town of just 1500 people near the Canadian border, to Dubai and its ever-growing multinational community - and it's no longer confined to architects and designers. "People have realised that you don't need more than six minutes and 40 seconds to get your point across. Pecha Kucha presentations allow anyone to get up and present their latest work or passion, especially young entrepreneurs who may only have one project to their name and thus not enough for a full lecture," observes Dytham. And so far everyone from schoolchildren to yacht builders have adopted it, photographers included. By all means, check out the full article, it goes quite deep into the benefits of the format not only to photography, but all creative medium. 

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SixtyNine | Seventy Project

PechaKucha San Francisco organizer Paul Jamtgaard is helping to promote a design competition in Salt Lake City, and he's got all the details right here: Who doesn't love zip lines? We've proposed a rooftop PechaKucha surrounded by the Salt Lake City downtown skyline with millions of stars above!  Other interventions: new arts and performance spaces and parking-structure-rooftop sustainable farming in the area are all connected by a network of zip lines making everyone feel like a Superman/woman. For more details on this competition, check out the SixtyNine | Seventy Project. (photo credit: Trevor Muhler Photography)

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Leaping into Freelance Photography

Change can be pretty scary. But you know what's even scarier? The words "I wish I had".  Ben Rawson speaks about his experiences working under-appreciated for various companies until he decided to take a big leap and follow his passsion. In "Leaping into Freelance Photography" from PKN Nottingham Vol. 4, Ben shows us that he is now a freelance photographer, and here he tells us about the work he has done and what he hopes to do in the future.

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Photography Comes First

“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.” Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. In “Photography Comes First” from PKN Bangalore Vol. 13 Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.

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The Odyssey Project

"It seeks to demonstrate how artistic cooperation transcends class, racial and social barriers ... and serves as an alternative to incarceration and penalty."In "The Odyssey Project" from PechaKucha Santa Barbara Vol. 14, Ahmed Asi describes the collaborative theater process between youth from a juvenile detention facility in Santa Barbara county and undergraduate students from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Using the template of Homer's Odyssey, the participants gather on the university campus to explore the mythic elements in their lives in order to reconstruct the epic poem in their own voices. The project leads to a public performance at a local theater. Everyone on this creative journey is a hero or heroine. The project is designed to honor youth in identifying their heroic life mission and map a course of action. It employs theater arts as a strategy for inspiring life affirming choices.

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Hashtag Photography

"As my use of social media increased, so did my understanding of how it worked." In "Hashtag Photography", from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, Jo Mansfield talks about mobile photography and the use of the image platform Instagram and how it has developed her skills and pushed her in new creative directions.

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The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.” In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.