PechaKucha Presentation

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Eric Davis

Architect, Public Design Architects/School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Oak Park

Hungry People Start Wars

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 38

In a compelling arguement, Eric Davis uses his 400 seconds to articulate how cities are killing themselves.  

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Urban Food Forests

BY JAMES SAMUEL
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. He goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 18, 2014.

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Agritektur

BY RENDY EGA
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Rendy Ega had a dream about a prosperous and vibrant agricultural in Indonesia. He joined Agritektur, a creative community whose purposes are supporting local farmers, urban farming, and giving a new perspective to agriculture. Their activities including discussions, secret dining using local and organic ingredients, farmers market, fresh groceries delivery 'Fresh Box' and more. Agritektur encourage people to understand the process and/or journey behind the food served on the table. Their tagline is 'Think Globally, Eat Locally'.

 

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Citizen Kitchens

BY LAURA WILSON
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Good food good people

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

BY DAVID WITTY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Dave Witty is VIU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) affiliated with numerous national planning and architecture institutes. In his presentation, titled "Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change," Dave walks us along a possible path for positive change right here in Nanaimo. 
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Urban Permaculture

BY DE BOER JESSIE
@ VOL 10 ON APR 08, 2016

Jessie De Boer, with Ivan and Sven founded Berefoot Solutions proposing permaculture solutions in different sites across Kenya.

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Common Roots Urban Farm

BY JAYME MELROSE
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jayme Melrose wants to see the plants reign victorious, conquering concrete with food, beauty and biodiversity   Raised feral in the forest of northern BC, she studied ecological horticulture and permaculture at Linnaea Farm School on Cortes Island, BC., followed that with a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie.  She is currently the Project Coordinator & Flower Farmer at Common Roots Urban Farm, where she's been working too hard since 2012!

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Found: Gathering and Sharing Forgotten Food

BY LYDIA WELSH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Most often, Lydia Welsh can be found eating, preparing, or thinking about food. She is awe struck by how beautiful food can be, and dreams of connecting people to nature through appreciation for their food. Her interest in food security and food systems began after taking a course on beekeeping and becoming a hobby beekeeper. Halifax became her home after completing a bachelor of education with a focus in environmental education. Through a placement at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre Lydia met many inspiring people who create positive change in their communities and to our food system. Since then she has connected with countless beautiful, kind, and creative people, and she looks forward to meeting many more.

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How Urban Farming Can Change The World

BY JON WALSH
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Urban farming/sustainability consultant Jon Walsh outlines how urban farming is increasingly being used as a tool to improve personal health, create more sustainable families, communities and cities, maximize urban self-sufficiency, increase disaster preparedness, and fight climate change – simultaneously. Jon will also delve into vertical and rooftop farming, and outline the exciting future of urban farming.

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Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 2, The Urban Environment

BY ROB DOUMA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Afghanistan is a country with a long and interesting history and this can be seen in the infrastructure and buildings.

Rob Douma worked in Afghanistan as a freelance security consultant for several years. 

This presentation focuses on the urban environment Rob experienced in his travels across the country.