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Jun 14, 2007

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Scrapture

BY KATHY OHARA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

What is scrapture? It's the word that local Blue Mountains artist Kathy O'Hara uses to describe her work, which is all about the recycling of disused materials, revitalised as unique sculptures and functional items. In this presentation, Kathy discusses the nature of her work. (in English)

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Redesigna

BY DORIS LEITNER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 05, 2012

Redesigna is a collaboration of different projects in Augsburg -- each of these projects focuses on alternative living. This presentation shows a variety of recycled and upcycled projects created by Doris Leitner. (in German)

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls

BY NIKI SCHILLERSTROM
IN SIOUX FALLS

Niki Schillerstrom works with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls as the Community Relations Director. She talks about the goals of the organization as well as a current fundraiser in which local artists rallied together to turn old and un-used building materials, found at their Restore, into works of art. 

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PULP: Paper Art Party 2014

BY ROTEM YANIV
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

After last year's success, PULP: Paper Art Party has returned. Led by architect Rotem Yaniv, the fundraising event advocates for sustainable design. The event itself encompasses a live music show within a reclaimed materials art exhibit. All proceeds go towards raising funds to refurbish Street Haven at the Crossroads, a downtown emergency women's shelter. 

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The Environment in a Constantly Evolving, Urbanizing World

BY AASHA EAPEN
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

In this presentation, Aasha Eapen will focus on spreading awareness among the general public about:
1. What does it mean to conserve our environment?
2. What does the phrase "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" convey?
2. Why should it be done?
3. What are the small yet profound steps that can be taken by us in doing this?
4. What is the TUNZA Eco Generation networking platform?

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Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture

BY RAYMOND RAWLS
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2014

Sculptors Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden explore the potential for using abandoned, recycled bicycles as the foundation to create large-scale ambulatory kinetic sculpture. Here they speak about the creation process of these animal-themed rideable sculptures, and the community parades where they put them on display.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 14, 2014. 

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Apparently I'm a Freakshow

BY ADAM MORLEY
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Adam Morely, boat captain and business owner, shares with us about living in a shipping container and a few other things that make him a little freakier than the average guy. Working with recycled materials, it is possible to build a home in a shipping container. It is also possible to live a life smarter, than bigger, to take steps in the right direction of keep plastics out of the enviroment. 

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Central Verde

BY DANIELA MEDINA
@ VOL 35 ON APR 24, 2014

Daniela Medina is the founder and director of Central Verde, a nonprofit that aims to create an environmental awareness through the promotion of a responsible consumption to achieve a balanced lyfestyle with the aid of culture and arts.

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Evelyn & Elsie

BY BRENNA ELROD
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Brenna Elrod comes from a long line of collectors.  She feels that she was destined to either love or hate old stuff. And she loves it. Brenna loves it because she believes objects have stories to tell, for better or worse.  However, She finds it disconcerting because we produce so much stuff. And we produce this stuff at a cost to the environment and people. This juxtaposition of values informs the content of her blog (evelynandelsie.wordpress.com) and more recently her creations. Brenna Elrod's expands on these topics and explores how she choses to pursue the study of 'old stuff' and what it means to her. 

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Zero to Go: Composting in Beacon

BY SARAH WOMER
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Sarah Womer runs down the facts and figures of how waste in Dutchess County  is managed and about how her team at Zero to Go is trying to bring a curbside composting program to Beacon, NY.

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PKN Raglan Vol. 4

Here then is a report for PechaKucha Night in Raglan Vol. 4 -- held at the end of November -- courtesy of organizer Rodger Gallagher (and you'll find all the presenters listed on the event page). The caption for the photo above should read: "Chit chat during beer break at Raglan PechaKucha Night Vol. 4." The intimate theatre room at the Raglan Old School Arts centre was even more intimate than usual on Saturday night for Raglan's PechaKucha Night Vol. 4. The interesting line-up of local and visiting presenters was a strong attraction. Two conservation presentations started the evening, the first with Ros Empson on the SS Rangiriri and then Rick Thorpe on the Chatham Islands Back Robin. Charlie Young gave his views on dreaming big and took the audience through the birth of the boat Wahine Moe on Raglan Harbour. Then Rodger Gallagher took the audience down the 300 year history of France's Midi Canal. Selwyn Stuart amazed everybody with his wood working skills and John Lawson covered the Raglan Panorama calendars. Meliors Simms mystified with her poetry and stitching. Jacqui Forbes covered the developed of Xtreme Waste and its recycling work in Raglan. John McNeil from Aurecon group finished the evening with an explanation of how the Papahua footbridge was designed and constructed. John said it was the most interesting project he had been involved in during his extensive bridge design career.

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The Art of Scrapture, a Spanish Hotel in Hanoi, and a Cold Night Out in Aalborg

Presentations What is scrapture? It's the word that local Blue Mountains artist Kathy O'Hara uses to describe her work, which is all about the recycling of disused materials, revitalised as unique sculptures and functional items. In this presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1), Kathy discusses the nature of her work. El Fabricante de Espheras talk about one of their projects in which they were tasked to redesign a Spanish hotel in Hanoi -- it opened in May of last year. The concept was based on bamboo, and they used aspects of traditional Vietnamese culture for the design. The new interior is very restrained and "quiet," especially compared to the loudness seen outside on the streets of Hanoi. In the presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Valencia Vol. 13), they also cover how they worked together with the Vietnamese, surmounting difficulties in communication. Posters It was added to the Tumblr blog last week, but let's highlight the poster for tonight's PKN Orlando Vol. 6 -- remember, the Orlando series is a "Silver Brick Award" winning event. Photos and report A couple of photo galleries to share with you today, along with an event report and a blog post link -- above, a few photos from last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, taken by Michael Holmes (see the gallery link below). PKN Tokyo Vol. 92 [Facebook] -- on Flickr tooPKN Aalborg Vol. 8 [Flickr]PKN Bilbao Vol. 12 [Creative Zentrum, blog post]As an addition to the gallery of photos for this past Tuesday's PKN Aalborg Vol. 8 that we linked to above (taken by Mads Christiansen), here's a report on the event from PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel.PechaKucha Night Aalborg #8 had the theme TIME, and was held outside in the summer-cold yard at Huset. We opened with a videobite from a theatreperformance at Det Hem'lige Teater in Aalborg called AURA, where interactive technology plays with the actor on stage. Titgen Pavia Toft talked about the AURA theatre project and the challenges of using interactive technology. Architect Thiru Manickam's "A Design Journey" -- time, process and knowledge -- was a very exiting presentation about how nature inspires archtecture. This was followed by Sandro Masai and Edit E. Vizer's TIME-LIFE project (an interactive installation project), and then Kathrine Skovsgaard, a volounteer for RED Barnet, an organisation that works with childrens rights. Industrial designer Elodie Lepaludier made an extremely interesting presentation about ergonomic solutions for elderly. At the break we chose to show a very beautiful trailer by film director Mads Jeppesen for his documentary about the singer LYDMOR. The second half started out with jazz-bass player Kenneth Dahl Knudsens and his amazing music journey to New York recording his last album. Nikkie Dahm Breinholt shared her vision of transferring two World War bunkers into art-projects with respect for history. Mads Jeppesen talked about his work and his learning time in New York, and we finished off with FOREDANCING, live projected to the screen as an outro by Milan Prabu and Valerie Rizzo. A great evening competing for audience with the football European Championships on TV and cold weather -- 50 people stayed and enjoyed and kept each other warm. THANK YOU!!!Calendar First, here's a reminder of the PKN action that will be taking place this Friday night (June 15): PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, PKN Des Moines Vol. 10, and PKN Paris Vol. 18. Over the weekend, Saturday will see a couple of firsts, with PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1 and PKN Fort Lauderdale Vol. 1, as well as PKN Kosice Vol. 19. On Sunday, look to Kyoto for its Vol. 7. 

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Welcome to Pecha Kucha Lincoln

Meet Elika. Elika had a dream… After spending most of her childhood growing up in Honduras with her Japanese father and Honduran mother, Elika went to live in Tokyo to get to know her Japanese heritage. While she was there, she discovered this amazing new community had opened up to allow creative people to start sharing their ideas and work with audiences beyond their normal circles. She went to one. She was hooked; the Pecha Kucha seed was planted! It’s probably important to point out she also met her husband Joe there. This is a vital piece of information, not just because he’s her husband but also because he’s the reason she ended up in Lincoln. After being in Lincoln for almost a year, Elika had (naturally) made some friends. Meet Atma. Atma, AKA The Wisp, and Elika hit it off immediately. They became great friends and spent a lot of time drinking tea with each other.  One Monday (after a lot of tea) Elika excitedly ran an idea past Atma; she wanted to bring Pecha Kucha to Lincoln. Atma was thrilled by the idea and immediately started planning acrobatics and dancers floating down from the ceiling on beautiful white fabric…. Meet Sam. She said no. After much tea, sushi, yoga and chit chatting Lincoln Pecha Kucha was born. It wasn’t easy to pull it off. This was new to the city so there was no way of knowing of how many people would come or how well the evening would go, but with infectious enthusiasm and a small amount of pressure, the team managed to persuade 7 really interesting local people to share their stories.  It’s incredible what happens when people are asked to do something from the heart… they just say yes.  It’s really important to mention that this isn’t a charity even and no money exchanged hands. With no financial contributions or sponsors the team had to rely on the good will of friends, both new and old. The team added a new member; the youthful, tenacious and fantastically enthusiastic Jay, a student at a local school.  With youth firmly on his side, posters advertising the event found their way all over Lincoln. The posters themselves were stunningly designed by Jack, another great friend of the team.  2015 is a huge year for Lincoln with the castle re-opening, the Magna Carta celebrations, the National Cycle Championships and the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows. Jack managed to capture all of this in a poster that has caught the attention of Pecha Kucha friends all over the world. It took some considerable effort and patience but the end result was well worth it! The first event was held on 31st May in the beautiful historical Brewhaus bar in Lincoln. Brewhaus itself is a stunning building in the city which for years lay empty.  It’s been thoughtfully restored to be one of the best bars in Lincoln with an ethos on showcasing all the great things that are happening in the city.  The staff were also incredible, managing a last minute room change.  However none of this can happen with a great, patient tech guy. Meet Joe (Elika’s husband) properly, a great tech guy.  Who knew a projector could be so hard to find! After much running around Lincoln, the ladies from another local project, Nerd Nite, the day and loaned a projector. There was light. There was sound.  There were speakers and their presentations. All the team needed was an audience…  The turnout far outweighed the teams expectations, filling the club room in the building, and the audience were completely immersed in the stories from the speakers. After John Knight kicked off the event with a wonderful presentation on Fashion Under Fire in the 1940’s, the speakers really got into the spirit of the event and delivered interesting, enlightening and engaging presentations on painting barons, composing music, stand-up comedy, herbalism and cycling. The evening finished with an incredible talk from David Bramston about his passion for turning industrial waste items from the recycling ‘department stores’ of China into lighting.   Once the event had finished, there was a real reluctance to leave the room as people mingled, got to know each other and chatted to the speakers.  The Pecha Kucha magic extend far beyond interesting talks from passionate individuals; people made new friends. Over the next year, more Pechakucha events will be happening in Lincoln so subscribe, follow, chit chat and join in.  The team has some BIG plans for the year so whether you want to become a sponsor, a speaker, a host or in the audience, come and be a part of celebrating all the great stories and people living in Lincoln today. 

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