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The Story of Water in Hawaii

BY ERIC JOHNSON
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

"The window of wonder into the world of water."

In "The Story of Water in Hawaii" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Eric Johnson led a journey through the process of creating an original theatrical production in collaboration with artists, activists and multiple community partners. Eric is Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His production - "H2O: The Story of Water in Hawaii" - performed for over 20,000 students, teachers and families on Oahu this Spring and will tour to five Neighbor Islands this fall. 

This was "PechaKucah of the Day" on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.

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Carving Clarity

BY STEVEN KEAN
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

A Pennsylvania native residing on the North Shore of O‘ahu since 2008, Steven Kean is an artist working primarily in the woodcut method of relief printmaking.  His work is driven by a passion for the process and a love affair with the ocean.

Kean holds a B.S. in Art Education from Temple University and is a current member of the Honolulu Printmakers.  He teaches art to 4th and 5th grade students at Mililani Mauka and Sunset Beach Elementary Schools, and in the Museums outreach program.

In 2016 he was chosen as the featured artist of the Haleiwa Arts Festival and this year he is the official artist for the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach

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Masks, money, puppets, and a water buffalo

BY DAWN SUEOKA
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dawn Sueoka is coordinator of the Honolulu Museum of Art School Lending Collection. The Lending Collection contains thousands of historically, culturally, and artistically significant objects that are loaned to educators for use in the classroom. Lending Collection objects range in date 100 BC to the 21st century. They include masks, costumes, tools, toys, currency, musical instruments, and more. They are used by students across the state, from Kaua’i High and Intermediate to Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators.

 

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

BY BRIGETTE BORDERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects

BY ANG LI
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"A wall and a column...what they have in common is an interest in looking at the cultural agency of traditional building materials and their ability to speak."

In A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Peter Reyner Banham Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Ang Li presents a pair of site specific installations that explore the cultural agency of vernacular building materials. Horror Vacui is an installation in Lisbon, Portugal that examines the ability of building facades to “speak” through the medium of the Portuguese “azulejo” - hand-painted ceramic tiles often depicting scenes from historic or civic events. The piece explores the narrative potential of bricks and mortar within contemporary image sharing and crowdsourcing platforms. No Frills is an installation in Buffalo, New York that stems out of an interest in the industrialized production of terracotta in the 19th century as a new kind of ornamental language. In a semi-abandoned Chevrolet Factory by the architect Albert Kahn, a 13-foot column interrupts the existing grid of the assembly floor,  acting as a bridge between the vast scale of obsolete industry and the human scale of the architectural ornament.

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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Waterscapes

BY HARUKA MISAWA
@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

グラフィックからプロダクト、 空間計画等、多分野でデザインを展開している三澤遥さん。 デザインオフィスnendoを経て日本デザインセンター原デザイン研究所に所属後、2014年7月より三澤デザイン研究室として活動を開始しました。 今回のPKNでは、重力と浮力の作用を意識的にコントロールし、水中に棲息する生き物たちの生態環境をゼロから探り直す「waterscape」プロジェクトを披露されています!

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Value of Water: Perspectives from India

BY KENNY KHOO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

Kenny Khoo presents about how in order to enable sustainable access to water in rural India, creating economic value in water is critical. 

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Natural Leavening

BY ANTHONY FALCO
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

From Texas to New York to Brazil, professional pizza man Anthony Falco has been active in the food industry from a widely popular french fry stand to a famous Bushwick pizzeria, to perfecting delicious bread recipes with his kids. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he talks about the process and health benefits to naturally leavened dough!

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Water for Life

We're going to end this week's postings on the blog with two new presentations on the site, both recorded at PechaKucha Night in London Vol. 4. First up is Simon Taylor and his presentation that covers the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project, in the building you see pictured in the above photo.

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Clean Water for Life

Clean water may not be a luxury for us, but it is for many. Bradley Pierik (of Twothirds Water) has been studying the systems by which third-world countries purify their water to make it safe for human consumption. When waterborne diseases account for the majority of hospitalizations, a filtration system can literally be a lifesaver. In "Clean Water for Life" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Bradley goes into depth on his research and a prototype filter he's made while performing outreach in countries all over. 

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Brave Wave

Alex Aniel and Mohammed Taher are the founders of Brave Wave, a Japan-based music label that specializes in game-related music and soundtracks. In this presentation, recorded live at the 2nd edition of Kyoto-based indie game festival BitSummit MMXIV,  Alex walks us through the evolution of the label -- from its initial form as Koopa Soundworks -- highlighting various releases and artists the two have worked with.

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

Water is our lifeblood. We are drawn to water naturally, as we are made mostly of it. Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist, and art educator, presents “Hydrologic: Where Water, Art, & Activism Meet” at PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

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Providing Safe Water

“There are 800 million people who lack access to water, and 2.5 billion without a toilet.” Shilpa Alva co-founded and directs Surge: an organisation focused on bringing safe water and sanitation to those in need. In “Providing Safe Water” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30 Shilpa speaks on the creation of Surge, the plight of those without clean water or plumbing, and how she and her colleagues are enacting positive change.

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ABC Coffee and the Third Wave

“Third wave is not just about beards and blue bottles — it’s about the celebration of coffee.” Alvin Cheung is the Chief Coffee Officer at ABC Coffee, a Tokyo-based subscription service for organic coffee beens. In “ABC Coffee and the Third Wave” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 120, he extols the beauty and benefits of consuming lightly roasted, single-origin, locally sold coffee beans.

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Waving Goodbye

"I had a new clarity of how midwestern I was, and what the midwest looked like. I got really excited about something that had seemed very ordinary to me." In Waving Goodbye from United States Artists Assembly in Chicago, artist Deanna Dikeman guides us through her photography, billboard and poster projects. Her unassuming work, while humble is rife with intention and artful curiosity, relatable and resonating. Based in the Midwest, she explores the themes of family, childhood memories, dance, fashion, lost and found, life and death.

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Waving GoodBye Again

"I had a new clarity of how midwestern I was, and what the midwest looked like. I got really excited about something that had seemed very ordinary to me." In Waving Goodbye from United States Artists Assembly in Chicago, artist Deanna Dikeman guides us through her photography, billboard and poster projects. Her unassuming work, while humble is rife with intention and artful curiosity, relatable and resonating. Based in the Midwest, she explores the themes of family, childhood memories, dance, fashion, lost and found, life and death.This post is back by popular demand. It was "Presenation of the Day" on September 7th and again October 13th. 

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Jaká voda, taký mlýn - třetí PKN ve Vodňanech

    Třetí vodňanská PechaKucha Night má jako téma mlýn a vodu   V pátek 17. června od 20 hodin se ve Vodňanech uskuteční již třetí PechaKucha Night. Tentokrát bude mít téma Jaká voda, taký mlýn, a bude se konat stylově v areálu bývalého Broků mlýna, dnes střediska MEVPIS ve Vodňanech.   Kulturní spolek Vodňany žijou připravil pro návštěvníky osm vystoupení a lidé zažijí i jedno literární překvapení.   Každý z pozvaných přednášejících bude hovořit o tématu mlýna a vody ze své perspektivy, takže třeba spisovatelka z blízké Putimi Jaroslava Pixová popíše svoji cestu k psaní o mlýnech. Sama uvádí, že jejím "tématem bude to, proč jsem se rozhodla zabývat mlynářskou tématikou, jakým způsobem hledám informace, čím mě tato práce obohacuje, jaký byl důvod založení nakladatelství a něco v krátkosti o vodňanských mlýnech, jejich četnosti a hlavně mlýně řečeném Na Valše."   Českobudějovický architekt Miroslav Vodák, který se jako člen spolku CBArchitektura věnuje popularizaci a propagaci architektury veřejných staveb a veřejného prostoru a je členem Komise pro architekturu a územní plánování města České Budějovice, pohovoří o mlýnech z pohledu architekta.   Rozhodně jedním z nejzajímavějších povídání bude to od zástupců Světa podle Jakuba. Tento spolek vznikl v roce 2010 v Plzni z, jak uvádějí samotní členové, "vnitřní naléhavé potřeby zakládajících členůpracovat a snažit se pomáhat v oblasti projektů, které v sobě spojují nejen hudbu, ale i ostatní umělecké obory." Zatím největším projektem Světa podle Jakuba je hudební oslava vody z pera mladých skladatelů nazvaná 5 ŘEK/ 5 PRAMÍNKŮ.   Z Pardubic přijede projekt Offcity. Jeho zástupci o sobě říkají: "Každé město má místa, která stojí tak trochu stranou pozornosti. Nemusí být ani na periferii města jako spíš na periferii zájmu. S Offcity se taková místa a fenomény spjaté s městským prostorem snažíme odhalovat a zkoumat. Poslední dobou nás k sobě stáhla voda.” U lidí z Pardubic to dává smysl, když uvážíme, že v tomto městě se stékají dvě řeky, Labe a Chrudimka.   Vystupovat na třetí vodňanské PechaKucha Night bude i architekt Patrik Líbal. Ten nastíní, jaká je pozice mlýna na cestě mezi technikou a architekturou.   O svých malých i velkých bojích promluví také Martin Kotas z pražské Kavárny Mlýnská a Patrik Janka, který získal budovu mlýna a teď uvažuje, co s ním.   V prostředí MEVPISu nebudou chybět ani zástupci tohoto střediska, ti pohovoří mimo jiné i o nové interaktivní Stezce úhoře, která si mezi dětmi z Vodňan a okolí získala rychle velkou oblibu. Děti i dospělí se na ní dozví, jak těžkou cestu má úhoř z jižních Čech do Sargasového moře, kde se rozmnožuje.   PechaKucha Night je unikátní, jednoduchý a atraktivní formát: každý vystupující má připravených dvacet obrázků a ke každému z nich mluví dvacet vteřin. Celkově tedy stráví před plátnem necelých sedm minut. Toto časové omezení vede k tomu, že i lidé, kteří se vyjadřují dlouze a složitě, se tady musí snažit své myšlenky zhutnit a zprůhlednit. Návštěvníci se tak dozví mnoho zajímavého ve velice krátkém čase.   PKN, která pochází z Tokia a její název znamená v japonštině “povídání”, se koná ve více než 900 městech po celém světě, ve Vodňanech byla poprvé v listopadu minulého roku.  A v pátek 17. června se tu PKN uskuteční potřetí. První dva večery, které se konaly v bývalé synagoze a v sokolovně, vždy navštívilo více než sto lidí. Stejně jako v minulých dvou případech i tentokrát je vstupné dobrovolné a lidé si upomínkové vstupenky mohou vyzvednout předem ve vodňanském infocentru. Vybrané peníze budou použity pro pořádání dalších kulturních akcí.      

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The Story of Water in Hawaii

"The window of wonder into the world of water." In "The Story of Water in Hawaii" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Eric Johnson led a journey through the process of creating an original theatrical production in collaboration with artists, activists and multiple community partners. Eric is Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His production - "H2O: The Story of Water in Hawaii" - performed for over 20,000 students, teachers and families on Oahu this Spring and will tour to five Neighbor Islands this fall.