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NEW YORK PRESENTATIONS
The Architecture of Entitlement
BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !
Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “symbol”
Martha Cohen Theatre
Apr 10, 2017
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Jul 20, 2017
BY PAOLA VIADANA
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 26, 2012
Paola Viadana is a painter and expert in languages, and is interested in art and primitive symbolism. She pursues ongoing research using art, and in her later works increasingly with the use of photographic instruments. Since 1996, she has participated in fifteen group exhibitions and five solo shows. (in Italian)
Depicting symbols of power
BY JOSÉ ROSERO
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 12, 2012
Visual artist José Rosero shares a new series of his paintings featuring iconic local street characters swapping emblems with Catholic priests and bishops, resulting in intriguing portraits charged with black humor and ultimately making a comment about symbols of power. (in Spanish)
The Symbol of a Nation
BY ROBERTO DOSIL
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2014
Who would have thought a leaf could stand for so much? Robert Dosil explores the origin of the maple leaf as a national symbol of Canada, delving into the history of the Canadian flag, the changes it went through, and the growing acceptance of the maple leaf as a national representative.
Challengers and Icons
BY HAMISH CAMPBELL
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
Hamish Campbell introduces his independent design business, Pearlfisher. In this presentation, Hamish presents about design history's pioneers, heroes, innovators, explorers, challengers, and icons, focusing on the challengers and iconic principles of the design field.
BY ДМИТРИЙ ТОКТАРОВ
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 14, 2015
Токтаров Дмитрий - мастер художественной татуировки, художник свободного стиля, музыкант андеграундной сцены Ижевска и макро-фотограф делится опытом и мыслями о художественной татуировке, анатомии рисунка. Он рассказывает о том, как выбрать идею и какие значения имеют татуировки.
Symbolism and Belief
BY CHELCEE AITCHISON
@ VOL 29
ON SEP 20, 2016
In May of 2015, Chelcee Aitchison graduated from University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology. During her studies, she found her interest in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on indigenous religious beliefs. Spending six weeks on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, Chelcee researched the levels of symbolism and belief among the populations found on the island.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN Gothenburg Celebrates Vol. 20
Only a very few cities have made it to that magic volume number -- 20, of course -- and Gothenburg is the most recent one to hit the milestone. The city has just had its Vol. 21 -- attracting a crowd of 700+ no less -- but here's a look at the big "2-0" event, with comments by organizer Jesper Larsson. On June 6th (before the holidays) we arranged the 20th edition of PechaKucha in Göteborg! Since the number 20 is holy in this context, we also arranged an anniversary party and a previous presenter reunion besides the usual presentations. After all, it was the Swedish National Day and since people don't know how to celebrate it here, we thought we would introduce a new tradition: 20 x 20. Eccentric graffiti artist Grafitta both presented and later performed live dressed up like some beautiful creature out of Avatar. Karin Granstrand & Annika Wahlström presented the Folkdräkt 2.0-projekt, trying to reinvent the Swedish national costume. Indian PK Mahanandia presented his life story – the most heart-warming story ever told at PechaKucha Gothenburg. It was like Slumdog Millionaire but for real, and it ended with PK riding his bike all the way from India to Sweden in order to be with the love of his life. They are still married and living in Borås with their two children. Legendary progressive theatre and music group Nationalteatern warned the audience of their upcoming come back. Brittish Scott Blixen presented postpunk graphics. The chief of Sweden's only design museum, Röhsska, showed pictures of rotten fruit and spoke about the beauty of aging. Since it was the Swedish National Day, designer Dan Henriksson offered a new suggestion on how to celebrate the modern multicultural Sweden. Here is what he had to say about it: "As Swedes in general avoid waving or presenting our flag even on this day, fearing being seen as a nationalist or simply not caring, I wanted to provoke thoughts about how strong of a symbol a flag can be and what it actually means to belong to a nationality. The importance of this action is the context of our own national holiday, while creating all other countries flags but with the exact yellow and blue colours that Sweden flag has, and at the same time not presenting our own. I created hand-held fabric flags for the visitors to wave around, as well as strung up flags decorating the ceilings." The group Pervers Kroki (Perverted Croquis) presented the first issue of their fanzine and also put on a live show including arty videos, DJ Dienasty, live perverted croquis, and a copy-machine where you could xerox your genitalia. DJ Naomi Paradise playing when the people are starting to arrive. Our social media editor Frida Nelhans updating the world on what's happening on the Gothenburg PechaKucha stage in realtime via Twitter.
Poster for PKN Ostrava Vol. 3
Ostrava's PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 was held this past Saturday, and from what we hear it was a full house. Here's a look at the poster that was created for the event, featuring a nod to the Swiss-ness found in all PKNs. PKN Ostrava organizer Jiri Vicherek explains:The Swiss army knife is the symbol of third PKN Ostrava, and the reason should be obvious. Both the Swiss army knife and the PechaKucha format share the same valuable attributes: They are popular, prestigious, smart, versatile, functional and unique, and both combine great concepts inside of them. So enjoy our third poster for our third PKN event.
PKN Posters: Logroño Vol. 9
The Spanish city of Logroño is hosting their Vol. 9 on a very auspicious evening -- February 14th. We feel like there's something else going on that day, but can't quite put our finger on it. The pink interstellar clouds in their poster almost resemble an abstracted symbol reminiscent of something, but again, we're not sure what. Well, either way, it looks to be a serendipitous evening for the romantic city of Logroño. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 in Tegus
Greetings from Tegucigalpa, or we locals call it, Tegus! In 3 very short weeks we will be launching the first PechaKucha Night ever in our Central American country of Honduras. We have just revealed our amazing poster designed by the very talented designer Alicia Medina, a cool lady whose experience includes illustration, branding, and art direction among other things. The poster design is based on popular local handicrafts that are a symbol of Honduras - handpainted clay roosters in bright, happy colors. During this first volume of PechaKucha Tegus we'll be sharing stories from chefs, yoginis, actors, film directors, artists, street artists and even beer brewers. It's bound to be a vibrant mix of ideas and interesting people on this warm summer night. We'll keep you all posted on how our very first night goes. We're really excited and we think it'll be a total hit. Til next time!
The poster for PechaKucha X is inspired by X's -- 20 found X's to be exact. Last fall when PechaKucha Springfield, MO organizers Russ RuBert, Pam RuBert and Meganne Rosen O'Neal were helping start a new art installation space called the ideaXfactory, they also started a game of photographing found X's and posting them on Instagram. The symbol of the X is important to the identity of the ideaXfactory which sits at the intersection of two main arteries connecting downtown arts districts and sections of a major urban park under construction. Finding X's in unexpected places and titling them: eXploration, eXpansive, eXotic, and eXile became a game that crossed over to Facebook where anyone could suggest X words. Another formative influence to the development of the ideaXfactory were stories about SuperDeluxe, the Tokyo home base of the PechaKucha founders, where content reigns supreme. Most recently ideaXfactory has been awarded a prestigious ArtPlace America grant for 2013-14. One of the first events to kick off the season will be the next PechaKucha Springfield that will occur on July 6 during the Contemporary Art Street Jam. This will be event number ten for Springfield, so WOW -- how perfect is that? It's appropriately become known as PechaKucha X - idea eXploration!
PKN Posters: Springfield Vol. 10
Springfield, Missouri's Vol. 10 is coming up early this July (the 6th, to be exact) and on their City Page they've gone into great depth on the design of their latest poster, here's a snippet: The symbol of the X is important the identity of the ideaXfactory which sits at the intersection of two main arteries connecting downtown arts districts and sections of a major urban park under construction. Finding X's in unexpected places and titling them: eXploration, eXpansive, eXotic, and eXile became a game that crossed over to Facebook where anyone could suggest X words. Check out the full post on their City Blog. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
City Focus: Kuching
This week, Kuching has our City Focus. Situated near the old "Cat River" in Malaysia's Sarawak region, it's home to the capital's Cat Museum and serves as the main gateway to Sarawak and Borneo. Let curiosity get the better of your cat instincts by checking out Kuching's recent presentations. Meow!
“They are not just a box or a kiosk, they are a brilliantly designed building.” In PhoneBox Love from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Philippa Stanton shared with us her love for the world-renowned symbol of Great Britain - telephone boxes. Her love grew to be a fantastic photo project overtime, which we also get a chance to observe in the video. Philippa is a synaesthetic artist, actress and an Instagram Starlet (she has 500k followers).