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20 Months

BY ANTONINA SIMETI
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"

In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities. 

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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: “urbanism”

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Hong Kong
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San Francisco @ SPUR - San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
Jun 21, 2011

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Feb 21, 2012

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Denver @ TAXI
Sep 14, 2012

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Jun 20, 2014

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Sep 09, 2016

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Durban @ Ambassador House
Nov 23, 2016

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Parklets: Regaining Our Public Spaces

BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

DAS, Investigation Area: Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle present their project Parklets, a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations. (in Spanish)

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Parklets: Regaining Our Public Spaces

BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present their project Parklets: a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 19, 2014.

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Bicycle Transit in the City

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Recent School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate and AIA Chicago member Kristen Moreau discusses bike transit and commuting in Chicago, making proposals for the future of bike infrastructure and urban transportation. 

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Territoris Nòmades

BY JOAN-JOSEP PUJADAS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2014

A Territoris nòmades es presenta l’evolució de la vida urbana des de l’industrialisme fins el moment actual, destacant la importància dels processos de suburbanització i metropolització. Un dels aspectes més determinants per a la nostra vida quotidiana són els desplaçaments diaris dins dels espais metropolitans. Es presta atenció al nomadisme contemporani i a les implicacions (socials i mediambientals) de fer servir un medi de locomoció o un altre. Es mostra com l’ús de la bicicleta o el fet de compartir cotxe són respostes racionals per part de la societat civil als reptes de la vida metropolitana. Més informació del projecte: http://e-nomada.net/

Joan Josep Pujadas és Catedràtic d’Antropologia Social al Departament d’Antropologia, Filosofia i Treball Social de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

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Beta Projects

BY SHANE WARING
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Shane Waring has worked as architect for private ecological architecture practice Solearth, co-founded Ireland’s first and only carsharing service GoCar, and also formed part of Designing Dublin a transdisciplinary team which used various design processes including design-thinking to explore vitality in Dublin City. He currently works as an architect in Dublin City Council and recently established Dublin City Council beta – aDublin City Council live mechanism for trialling, assessing & implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the city.

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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca

BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.

Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.

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Soul {Re} Searching

BY JEFF TURKO
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Jeff Turko talks us through his current and past practice as an architect. Growing up in America, Jeff's passion for skateboarding allowed him to build a personal relationship with the the concrete environment around him. This relationship influencing his future career. 

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GGR Architectures

BY ALAIN GRIMA
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 12, 2016

Avoir un regard détaché sur l’architecture spectacle et médiatique sans négliger les exemples majeurs de notre époque. Agir localement au sein d’une culture et d’un vécu emplis de souvenirs de notre enfance avec modestie et respect. Penser et construire une architecture contemporaine fortement ancrée dans un territoire et à l’écoute du déjà-là.

 

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PKN Prague Vol. 11

For a look at the previous PechaKucha Night in Prague (Vol. 11), we try something a bit different, starting with a bit of a dialogue, written by organizer Jana Kostelecka. Take note that PKN Prague Vol. 12 will be held on April 16. A: Eleventh, it feels like going home from the first one was only yesterday. B: Yes, but yesterday wasn't a summer's eve. A: Hmm... but the amazement is exactly the same. B: Which was your favourite then? A: I loved Čestmír Suška's ability of seeing the most fragile beauty in the steel industrial waste, it was like multi-tonne easter eggs. B: When you look at the Zdeněk Ziegler posters where the fonts were hand-painted and collaged, one regrets that globalization moved on and that posters always come in one package with the films these days. You can hardly make an exhibition of the posters to one film these days. CTRL-C CTRL-V. A: I dreamed of fantasy worlds. Jakub Dvorský (Amanita Design). You live in a universe of the stub floating in the timeless space, inhabited with curious creatures and rockets made of cans of Kostelecke parky (sausages). Have you ever tried their game? …and the other chronicler of the insubstantial senses -- Alžběta Skálová. I wish I was a kid again, I remember my favourite illustrations were in the book Alice in Wonderland, but it was nothing like this. When we were small, there were too little books of unreal worlds and its inhabitants… …they came alive in the wicked pupetery of Martina Černá and Anna Issa Šotolová (Imagery). The rabbit-chicken teddy bear was kind of scary-funny. Moving down the rabbit hole. B: Then you have the too dark painters, the dark horor of gypsy folk songs in Ladislava Gažiová paintings and Vladimír Skrepl, the first AEROnaut. A: I fancied the book by Magdalena Kalistová on the green home. Only, the form does not correspond with the sense, so can there ever be beauty in green? And what about the architects? B: I am excited when I see people care about the landscape and public spaces, and restrain their greed for more in the means of expanding, in lieu of the quality of space. In this light, the A.LT work in Poznan is excellent. Jan Jehlík put his ideas on urbanism clear -- and it's not every day that you see a hand-painted presentation. A: I liked the simple garden resturant in the ZOO by FAM Architekti. B: Did you notice that the product designers at PechaKucha do toys? Are you seeing any connection between Jana's Zacharias or are they simply adorable. Adorable. HuberoKororo does a Dino Rocking Horse which reminded me of my blow-up buffalo of old. A: If I had studied hard, I would have been as knowledgeable as Jan H. Vitvar, and possibly would get the track of what Richard Loskot was doing with all the wiring. B: When is the next one? Čestmír Suška (sculptor) Čestmír Suška is working with steel and iron industrial waste, transforming its weighty substance into something airy, cutting out the borders of the space and letting the light in. He creates a possibility of meeting Richard Serra and Daniel Pirsc. Alžběta Skálová (illustrator and graphic designer) Alžběta Skálová is creating ethereal records of her feelings in dapples of pure colour which are comming alive. She is keyholing the soul and candidly letting it out. From the illustrations, you can smell the sea and hear the giggle of the creatures from the kitchen drawer, who wake up in the middle of the night. Alžběta is tightly collaborating with the children book publisher Baobab. Zdeněk Ziegler (graphic designer and typographer) Zdeněk Ziegler is best known for his film posters, of which he has created 274 between 1963 and 1989. It was the golden age of collage and hand-painted fonts. Imagine creating a poster to, say, Hitchcock's Birds, and having one smuggled in, magazine and a pencil in your hand. We are deep in the communist times, and the censorship is almighty. And still, you create super-temporal works. It can be thanks to the lack of readymade culture, and the almighty promotion of the film industry. Jakub Dvorský of Amanita Design (flash games, website, and vision designer) Amanita Design creates games from some kind of past universe, where you come accross the remains of a human civilisation grown back in nature. It creates a kind and snuggy world, floating in peace. You wake up into a dream with eyes wide open, and you can even meddle with its goings. It works in the most unpredictable and radiant way.

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Ruben Acosta

Recorded at PechaKucha Night in Las Palmas Vol. 3, here's a presentation by photographer Ruben Acosta about his POLIS project. Ruben Acosta is a photographer born in the Canary Islands. He's working on artistic projects related to the city and urbanism. He has recently won the ACCIONA award of sustainability with his project POLIS that contains pictures about constructive models in China.

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Poster for PKN Zagreb Vol. 10

PechaKucha Night in Zagreb Vol. 10 is set for next week (Thursday, June 30), and it will be an outdoor event -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. The poster for the event was produced by very famous Croatian designer Boris Ljubicic. Below, a few more details from organizer Jelena Mihelcic.Our 10th event in Zagreb is next Thursday. It will be our second open air event, we hope it will not rain :) The event will be held on a school yard in the city center. We will have 10 presenters ranging form graphic and product design, architecture-urbanism, multimedia art, visual art, photography, film, illustration and social science. The presenters are: Studio Grupa, Lauba, Miran Kurspahic, Nina Kurtela, Sandra Krizic Roban, Pulska grupa, Udruga UKUS, Veljko Popovic, Valerije Vrcek and Niko Mihaljevic.

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A Design Conspiracy in Stripes, Sustainable Urbanism, and 2006 Revisited

Presentations Here's how Joachim Müller-Lancé describes his presentation (from last night's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93): "I've discovered a design conspiracy which plans to take over the world. They place secret signals everywhere, and I will present the evidence." Alen Amirkhanian teaches environmentally sustainable urbanism and engineering, and his presentation (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 14) is about compelling work done internationally to understand the human global impact on the planet. He also talks about work he is undertaking to address these global issues at a local level. Poster There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight the poster for tomorrow night's PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, which was added a few days ago.  Last night we had our 93rd PKN in Tokyo -- we'll have plenty of photos to share in about a week -- and we are currently in 537 cities. What you see above is a screenshot from the PechaKucha website 6 years ago, to the day, listing the PKN that was happening that night in Tokyo, Vol. 34. On the left-hand side, that's the entire city list as it stood in June 2006, all 14 cities. It certainly is amazing to think how far we've gone in such a short period of time. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, it's a big Thursday, with the following events on tap: PKN Mallorca Vol. 1, PKN Bordeaux Vol. 7, PKN Geneva Vol. 7, PKN London Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 6. Tomorrow is another big night of events: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 18, PKN Fort Worth Vol. 6, PKN Wellington Vol. 14, PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, and PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 5. 

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Aluminum Mesh People, City Center Agriculture, and Photos from Kyiv

Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95), artist Yuko Hishiyama shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces. Ixchel Lechuga's presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8) is all about why the city center can and should produce agriculture products. She makes her point by highlighting some of the advantages that can be felt by both the countryside and the city. Posters We have two new additions to the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2 and one for PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, pictured above. Below, more details on the Istanbul event.PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 15 Special Edition will take place at The Building Information Centre (YEM) on October 17th. This PechaKucha Night will be organised within the "Dutch-Turkish Connecting Creativity" program during the opening week of the Istanbul Design Biennale titled "Imperfection." "Oh God! Please Give Me A Makeover!" As all the efforts on urban transformation/regeneration/revitalisation go on, what are we transforming into as citizens? Has new urbanism regenerated the way we are and the way we behave? Are we really getting revitalized? What is the new URBANITAS? Architects, designers and fashion designers from Turkey and the Netherlands will present their cases around the theme of "Urban Transformation." Photos The photo above is from this photo gallery [Picasa] for last July's PKN Kyiv Vol. 8. Here's also a report on the event (Google translated). Calendar The three events happening tonight are PKN Aalborg Vol. 9, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 19, and PKN Malaga Vol. 3. Tomorrow marks Szczecin's first PKN, along with PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.

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Urban Visionaries at PKN Auckland

For its next PechaKucha Night, Auckland is going outdoors in what sounds like a fantastic venue: Drawing upon the central theme of the evening, everyone’s favourite outdoor cinema in Silo Park will come alive after Pecha Kucha; Silo Cinema presents "The Human Scale", offering a critical view on the way we build and use our cities. Alongside regular Silo Markets and other events, Silo Park will continue to host the largest, free outdoor cinema each week over summer on a Friday evening. Read the rest of the article from Voxy to find out more about the planned PKN.

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Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas

El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.  

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Poster for PKN Toronto Vol. 30

Toronto's PechaKucha Night Vol. 30 is coming up -- set for June 20 -- and here's the poster by Trevor Embury that shows off the evening's theme, "art + urbanism." Visit the official event page for more details about the event.

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Building Style since 2010

China’s largest real estate developer Vanke hosted Shenzhen’s ninth PechaKucha creative networking night. Held in December 2011 in Vanke’s prestigious headquarters located near the popular tourist beach of Dameisha, the event was the first to exclusively showcase Chinese artists,designers and architects. Vanke developed a very progressive concrete design workshop. (English bellow). 这次活动的主办是由中国最大的房地产开发商万科集团举办。在2011年12月位于万科大梅沙总部里举行,这次活动邀请了中国本地的艺术家,设计师和建筑师来参与,在这次活动中,万科举办一个非常欢快的设计工作坊。 Held directly after PechaKucha Vol.9, the tenth PechaKucha Night returned to its spiritual home in the OCT Loft for the fourth Shenzhen Hong Kong Urbanism and Architecture Biennale. The creative networking eventshowcased nine local and international artists and architects, with images ofthe remarkable Favela painting in Brazil proving particularly inspirational. 在第九期吱吱喳喳读图夜之后,我们迎来了第十期吱吱喳喳读图夜,以为适逢深港建筑双年展,这次的举办场地回到我们第一次办活动的地点,深圳的创意之地华侨城OCT创意园, 在这个极具创意的社交活动上邀请九个本土和国际设计师和建筑师来参与创意分享活动,其中在活动上所展示的巴西贫民窟图像的涂鸦让人意犹未尽。 Please select your Kucha King: 1. Wei Chunyu 2. Carman Montoya 3. Cui Hongbin 4. Manuel Clavel 5. Marko Salpoek 6. Liu Yichun 7. Tumoas Silvennoinen 我们将会在9月6日欢乐海岸小巴黎法式餐厅举办第20期吱吱喳喳读图夜,在活动中我们将会颁发吱吱喳喳读图夜大奖,与大家一起庆祝吱吱喳喳读图夜深圳二十期庆典。记住这个日期,期待您当晚的到来。 The Kucha King Awards will be held during the Special 20th Pechakucha Night X HK/SZ Design Biennale on September 6 in Les Duos OCT Bay 7:00pm. Mark the date!   欢迎关注我们的公众微信平台留意活动最新消息 Follow our presenters-reviews and vote for your King by adding the official Wechat Riptide account: Riptide锐态

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Let the chit chat begin! Pecha Kucha nights, Birmingham edition

Rocio Carvajal Cortés writes about her experience talking at the 12th Birmingham Pecha Kucha!  Taking part on a multicultural, interdisciplinary and international conversation, meeting new people, new ideas and be surprised by the infinite resources of human creativity is what PechaKucha is all about. As long-time fan, host and speaker I was excited to see the open invitation to participate in the 12th edition of PK nights in Birmingham, UK. It had been a long time since I last experienced one and it was in another continent, another latitude and I was involved in projects around urbanism and regeneration. Here you can see a sample of the works I presented years ago for a PK in Oaxaca, Mexico. After a friendly and quick exchange of emails with Ben Waddington and Pete Ashton I was signed up to share my new projects on gastronomic heritage and colonial bread from Mexico.  The impeccable organisation was only compared with the rather sophisticated venue, the brand new and dare I say already emblematic Curzon Building of Birmingham City University was a glamorous canvas for a night full of thought-provoking projects and interesting people. It was a great experience and I’m ever so thankful to the PK-Brum team for having us all on the 12th edition.  I invite you to believe in the power of open and limitless imagination; make things happen and share. Rocio Watch her talk: The Language of Food: Bread Stamping in Colonial Mexico.