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Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture.  Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry.  Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta.  Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day.  Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.

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Dear Adults

BY MELODY GOMEZ
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Melody Gomez works with Square Peg Youth Empowerment. Melody asks how often do we consider that we are projecting expectations on our youth, and are asking them for blind compliance with explicit interference. Are we asking of our youth what we wouldn’t want for ourselves? Maybe the Panacea to global ills is as simple as recognizing that our youth are rookie global citizens, and we should ask them take a bigger role in their world. Melody asks are we the role models with whom our youth want to participate?

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Anxiety Quiet Anxiety

BY LEONARD MARTINEZ
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

People who have anxiety usually have a hard time explaining what it is to those that never experience it. One way to describe it is it having many of the same qualities as the loud/quiet/loud dynamic of rock n’ roll songs. Leonard Martinez’s presentation looks at the heady topic of anxiety through the lens of music. All you’ll feel is calm - hopefully.

 

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ONE MAN BAND: My journey so far

BY CHRISTOPHER RUEDA
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Christopher Rueda is the founder of Penny-Farthing Design and the designer of this event’s poster.  Christopher shares on how he started a design business and continue to grow it. He touches on both the pro's and con's of his particular journey, and what he does to keep himself going as a Sole-Proprietor. 

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Colectivo Vagón

BY JUAN FERNANDEZ
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

A group of borderland filmmakers who are setting different course.

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The Rise of Our Extraordinary Machine

BY AUSTIN SAVAGE
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Austin Savage, Founder and Artistic director of the Border Theatre, takes us on a journey through the history of the Border Theatre — a startup performance troupe that has evolved overtime to redefine itself and our creative process. The presentation will focus on the potential of our whole community as a dynamic collaborator in the creation of content rather than a passive observer.

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A brief photographic history of one block in downtown El Paso

BY JOEL GUZMAN
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Amatuer historian, Joel Guzman walks us through history via historic photos that reflect the changes that have occurred in the block bounded by Main, Oregon, The Bataan Trainway and Mesa.

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Artivist Photography

BY ANDREW TORRES
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Andrew Torres is a self-described "artivist" who enjoys photographing events he supports and values.  His presentation is based on my strong belief in cohesiveness with Mother Earth and mankind. This also reflects the human goal of connection based off of no biases or prejudices. 

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Do Mexico's Journalists want a Safe House?

BY PATRICK TIMMONS
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist. Freelance human rights investigator and journalist Patrick Timmons shares the staggering statistics: 130 journalists dead or disappeared since 2000. Official protection mechanisms do not work so what informal methods do journalists need to keep themselves safe? Patrick proposes a refuge that may be part of the answer.

 

 

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Art En Vivo


"Beautify your own life."
In 
"Art En Vivo" from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Jonathan Childress talks about Art En Vivo, a weekly live screen printing project hosted by Proper Printshop. Its aim is to promote the craft of printmaking, empower artists, and engage the community to engage with art. The project will feature 52 artists in 2016 and travel the world beginning in 2017.

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About the City's Organizers

  • William Helm

    Architect William Helm is the founding principal of In*Situ Architecture in El Paso, Texas — a city he has called home for the past 21 years. William was introduced to PechaKucha at a lecture Mark Dytham gave at the University at Buffalo in 2006 while completing his Master of Architecture work. Shortly thereafter he gave his first 20x20 presentation at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol 2 before returning to his beloved city of El Paso to continue the conversation. With the help of a few friends in the local design community in 2008, William launched PechaKucha Night El Paso in a land that was thirsty for the creative discourse that PechaKucha Night had to offer. In the years that have followed, William founded In*Situ Architecture — which has grown over the past few years to be one of the leading design firms in the city. In*Situ Architecture is now a mid-sized firm with a staff of nine — practicing architecture primarily in the greater El Paso region. William has leveraged PechaKucha partnerships in the El Paso community over the subsequent years as well to include collaborative events across the national border with PechaKucha Juarez. PechaKucha Night El Paso celebrated their 10th year with vol.19 earlier this year. Most recently, William attended his third PechaKucha PowWow of City Organizers in Tokyo this spring and presented at PechaKucha Night Aalen, Germany this past summer.