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Raglan @ Raglan Old School Arts Centre
Mar 05, 2010

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Saint-Etienne @ Cité du design
Mar 02, 2011

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Rotterdam
Apr 20, 2012

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Buenos Aires @ Ciudad Cultural Konex
Apr 24, 2012

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Seattle @ AT Camp Mighty Tieton
Jun 30, 2012

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Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Jan 27, 2013

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Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Apr 29, 2013

PAST VOL 19

Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Dec 13, 2013

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Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Dec 15, 2013

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Taoist Chairs

BY ALAN SCHACHER
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2012

This is a story about chairs, but not just any kind of chair. Alan Schacher reveals the types of chairs he has observed in Chinese Taoism temples and culture.

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Reviving the Obon Dance Celebration at the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara

BY REVEREND HENRY TŌRYŌ ADAMS
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Reverend Henry Tōryō Adams grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota. As an undergraduate student at St. Olaf College, he began his study of Buddhist scriptures and first considered pursuing the path to the ministry. After receiving an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan in 2003, he worked for a few years in Miyazaki, Japan before pursuing his ministerial studies at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary in Kyoto. He began serving the Oxnard Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara on April 1, 2010.

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Tale of the Lucky Cat

BY JAKE ADELSTEIN
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

Jake Adelstein is a veteran journalist in Japan known for covering crime and the underground world, but in this presentation, he talks pussy. By pussy, we of course mean the very traditional tale of a lucky cat, one that has been associated with temples around the country -- his story focuses on one temple in particular. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2013.

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Textile-Reinforced Concrete: A Future’s Material

BY KEVIN PIDUN
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

When you hear the words "concrete" and "textiles," you think of bunkers, gray urbanity, and bleak high-rise structures. Kevin Pidun of Lehrstuhl für Plastik shows us that textile-reinforced concrete opens a new universe of surprising uses and forms for this gray material. 

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Chamuchic

BY CLAUDIA MUÑOZ
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Claudia Muñoz talks about her textile project Chamuchic, an accessories range designed and produced by indigenous artisans from Chiapas. (In Spanish) 

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PKN Miami + Haiti

Miami will be joining in on the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" with an event on the 20th, taking place at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, from 16:00 to 18:00. We're including the press release from organizer Carl Hildebrand, for more details. PECHA KUCHA GLOBAL DAY FOR HAITI TO BE HELD AT THE WOLFSONIAN–FIU FEBRUARY 20, 2010 Global Conference Will Be Streamed Live From 276 Cities Around the World Miami Beach, FL (February 10, 2010)—In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti on January 28, 2010. Following the tragedy, aid came from many quarters, in all shapes and forms. On Saturday, February 20 from 4-6pm The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will join the PechaKucha global community and the Miami Chapter of Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti by taking part in a continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night.    PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo on February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and showcase their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Kicking off the series of events at the SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha was first conceived seven years ago, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the events will be streamed live online and then finish in Tokyo the following day. Presentations are already being prepared, some intended to offer hope and encouragement through stories of past disaster relief projects; others as simple inspiration by showing the power of creative thinking. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event—in what could be the world’s biggest single-day globally distributed conference—will be posted on the PechaKucha website, where visitors will also be able to make monetary donations to the project. In organizing this event, PechaKucha intends to not only raise funds through pledges from host cities and contributions from individuals, but also illustrate the power of innovative minds, creative passion, and most of all, sharing ideas for change and sustainability. The event, which takes place at The Wolfsonian, is co-presented with PechaKucha Miami and AFH. There is a minimum ten dollar donation per person requested and all proceeds will go to AFH’s Earthquake Reconstruction in Haiti project. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have been already covered so all donations will go directly toward the construction of much needed schools, health clinics and community structures. For more information about the event, visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/pechakucha-for-haiti About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About Architecture for Humanity A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. Founded in 1999, this design services firm channels the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. The local Miami Chapter, founded in 2007, channels these services to our local communities. About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm; Thursday and Friday from noon-9pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information. The Wolfsonian receives ongoing support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the William J. and Tina Rosenberg Foundation; Continental Airlines, the Official Airline of The Wolfsonian–FIU; Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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PKN Raglan Vol. 1

Raglan recently hosted its very first PechaKucha Night, and here now is a look at how things went courtesy of a report sent in by organizer Rodger Gallagher. Last night's first PechaKucha Night at the Old School Arts Centre was a great success with standing room only in the theatre room. The evening started with David Wimmer giving his presentation on the work that he and Frank did in Samoa helping the Samoans rebuild 'upstairs' after the tsunami. Dirk de Ruysscher covered the very interesting bike ride he has developed to the Nikau cave near Port Waikato. The trip includes harbour crossing and two days riding on metal roads with some amazing scenery along the way and of course an unspoilt cave at the overnight stop. Jean Carbon finished the first half with her presentation on traditional textiles along the Silk Road. The 'Beer Break' proved very popular and it was difficult to get the audience back for the second half. Pieter ten Broek's photos of board and kite sports around Raglan drew gasps of amazement from the audience. Wanda Barker provided a contrast with her history of Femme Art and the proposition that it needs to be revitalised. Hilary Ramage covered creative development through a series of prints. Finishing the night was Jon Berczley who took us right from the seed through to putting food on the plate with his gardening passion. Arts Council Chairperson, Rodger Gallagher said that the PechaKucha Night was one of the most successful events held at the Arts Centre and everybody is keen for the next evening on the 4th June. Full list of presenters: - David Wimmer on the rebuilding work he helped with after the Samoan tsunami - Amanda Watson on creating her paintings - Dirk de Ruysscher on mountain biking around Whaingaroa - Rodger Gallagher on the evolving architecture and use of the Old School since 1883 -- including 1st public viewing of plans recently discovered in the National Archives - Linda Holmes on favourite photos - Jean Carbon on textiles along the Silk Road - Pieter ten Broek on surfing, kite and skate boarding in Raglan - Wanda Barker on Femme Art - Yann Bordier on living and sailing in the Caribbean - Sioux Swann on Ruapuke Sunsets - Hilary Ramage on creative printmaking - Jon Berczely on seeds Below, a look at the flyer for PKN Raglan Vol. 1.

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PKN Raglan Vol. 2

Raglan held its second PechaKucha Night just last week, and here's organizer Rodger Gallagher with a report on the night that was: Thursday night’s PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street hit new heights both literally and metaphorically. Brigid Allan showed and amazing set of images from the Milford Sound area, but these weren’t the standard tourist shots. Instead the photos were taken on mountain climbs she had down in the area. The audience appreciated the variety and high quality of all the presentations. Robyn Gallagher’s talk on interestingness couldn’t help but raise interest as she talked about Flickr’s interestingness algorithm. And of course the homemade kai during the beer break was also appreciated. Rodger plans to have two more PechaKucha Nights later this year, and is already on the lookout for presenters -- do get in touch through the Raglan city page if you'd like to present or if you know someone who would. Below, the list of presenters from Vol. 2, as well as a few photos -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset. Nelson Lebo III – Thinking like a swale Karma Barnes – Earth circle art. Fine Art, Multi-Media, Textiles and Installation Artist Clare Wimmer – Wood Firing. Abode Pottery, Waitetuna Robyn Gallagher – Interestingness Brigid Allan – My Milford Sound John and Julia – Raglan Ramblers Virginia Gallagher – Raglan 1910. The William Price postcards, photography by Gilmour Brothers Patti Mitchley – The history of Whaingaroa Youth Movement

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Cabinet of Curiosities Unveiled

Investigating quirky collections big and small, public and private, known and unknown, Pecha Kucha #21 will be hosted by the Otago Museum with presentations from avid collectors, museum professionals and aficionados of the collecting world. Presenters from a spectrum of creative and academic institutions are lined up for our first Pecha Kucha night for the year, including: the Otago Museum’s Director Dr Ian Griffin, who will tell the captivating story behind HMS Bounty objects in the Museum’s collection; Emma Burns, Curator – Natural Science, who will share the unique world of whale bone collecting; and Dr Jane Malthus, Honorary Curator of the Museum’s fashion and textiles collections, who will uncover a life enriched with lace. Offering a glimpse into the future of collections is Eva Gluyas, Otago Polytechnic’s innovation workSpace manager, who will speak about the potential inherent in the relationship between collections and 3D printing technology. Collections Supervisor Barbara Wheeler from the Dunedin Botanic Garden unearths a colourful array of weird and wonderful plants. Her presentation will reveal the breadth of the Garden’s botanical collection. The full list of presenters:  Dr Ian Griffin, Director of Otago Museum Dr Jane Malthus, Honarary Curator of Textiles at Otago Museum Emma Burns, Curator, Otago Museum Amanda Mills and Katherine Milburn from the Hocken Library Cam McCracken, Director of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Barbara Wheeler from the Botanic Gardens Ian Chapman aka Dr Glam from the University of Otago  Gavin O'Brien, Designer, Otago Polytechnic Eva Gluyas from Innovation Workspace at the Polytechnic Lemuel Lyes self-confessed history geek (and collector) Ian Loughran aka Prof Goff, poet, comedian music aficionado Noel Waite, Designer lecturer and City of Literature enthusiast   THURSDAY 17 APRIL HUTTON THEATRE, OTAGO MUSEUM 7:00PM DOORS OPEN, 7:30PM START $10 ENTRY   Don't miss our first event for the year!  Book now at dashtickets.co.nz   Photo: The intricate and delicate lace creation of Brenda Bell as presented by Dr Jane Malthus, Honorary Curator of the Otago Museum’s fashion and textiles collections