PechaKucha Presentation

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Dentellière sur Or

Dentellière sur Or


Sara Bran. "As a Gold Lace Maker I design and create high-end jewelry pieces or bespoke unique luxury objects. A very rare skill, of excellence, mastered hand precision and raffinate poetry."

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Hand-made Jewelry

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2012

Pep Joan Tugores is a local jewelry handcrafter. In his presentation, he talks about how he learned to make hand-made jewelry, and then shares a few of his recent projects. (in Spanish)

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Chipping Away at Mining Policy

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Genevieve Hume and her husband Kevin run a goldsmithing and jewelry business in Vancouver which has her working with artisanal and small scale miners. Mine collapses, mercury poisoning, child labor, and militia violence are among the threats to this industry, and Genevieve tells us how she and her husband started an organization to certify, support and train these laborers.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 12, 2014.

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Más al Sur del Sur

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 15, 2014

Pol Taylor es Arquitecto Escocés radicado en chile desde 1992 que ha realizado interesantes e innovadores proyectos de arquitectura en Antártica, Europa y América del sur.  

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Sur leurs traces...Je danse

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2014

Rochdi Belgasmi: Danseur-chorégraphe et marionnettiste, nous a ramené au temps de "Zina w Aziza" au début de sa présentation pour ensuite enchainer sur ses multiples expériences en Tunisie et à l'international. Ce danseur talentueux laisse présager une carrière d'envergure !

« La danse est pour Rochdi Belgasmi ce que la poésie est pour Abou El Kacem Chebbi. Son art, une nécessité pour revendiquer sa liberté de créer, le danseur tunisien fait bouger son corps sur les scènes du monde. »
Pour cet artiste «danser, c’est avant tout rappeler qu’on est biologiquement et existentiellement vivant.»
Journal El Watan – Algérie


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A Life in Lace

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Artist Lori Merhige talks about how growing up working in her family's lace factory in Northern New Jersey has informed her art practice. Did you know that silk is basically worm spit? Lori will school you.

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Manet’s Déjeuner sur L’Herbe: A sustainable breakfast

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Inspired by a pivotal work in French painting, Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbeChristiane Steffens embarked on an artistic inquiry into sustainability challenges. The result will amaze you.

Christiane's presentation is about an artistic inquiry into sustainability challenges. Her project is a sustainable reenactment of the tableau as depicted in Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, a pivotal work in French painting. The imagery is well-known and caused a scandal when first exhibited. The painting features a nude woman lunching with two wholly dressed men – a contrast unseen. She stares directly at the viewer, which was considered to be another provocation. The men are dressed as dandies. The women is sitting on her clothes. Next to these clothes we see a bread and a fruit basket, as in a still life. To Émile Zola, Manet’s Déjeuner is his greatest work, one in which he succeeds to place figures of natural grandeur in a landscape.

Christiane shows the display of a patchwork quilt of reused pieces of cloth. This quilt has the same measures of the original Manet canvas (208 by 264.5 centimeters). The linen patches embrace the same color spectrum as the Déjeuner. Each patch has one of the dominant colors of Manet’s painting, and the ensemble of patches reflects the color impression the painting makes on the spectator, with green, blue and black overtones. In that respect, the quilt has a pixel-like quality. Who has seen the Déjeuner will recognize it instantly.

The quilt is a creative example of sustainability – not only sustainability in the sense of reused cloth, but also sustainability of ideas and motives as they are expressed in major works of art. Manet’s masterpiece itself echoed existing pictorial patterns – as the theme of the pick-nick was to be abundantly found in older gravures.

The quilt may serve as a lieu d’innovation – a place where people can sit together – either on the quilt or around it – to exchange views, ideas, and stories. The quilt can also be ‘visited’, or ‘occupied’, by individuals allowing them for meditation and prayer possibly offering  inspiration. 

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A Brief History of Jewelry

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 04, 2015

Calla Gold, owner of Calla Gold Jewelry a Santa Barbara, CA based jeweler, has been a "Jeweler without Walls" since 1983. Specializing in custom jewelry design, wedding rings, jewelry restoration and revitalizing of unworn and under worn jewelry, she helps her clients select jewelry that fits their distinct lifestyle, career, face and body shapes.

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Archive-inspired Digital Lace

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Sarah Taylor looks at one of her collaborative textile design projects.

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Difundir Diseño desde el sur del mundo

@ VOL 12 ON OCT 14, 2016

Revista Ruda es una publicación realizada en Concepción, Chile, que difunde cultura, diseño y artes visuales logrando posicionarse como una de las pocas revistas de diseño existentes en el país.

Catalina y Victoria nos cuentan cómo es realizar un emprendimiento editorial y hacerlo sustentable en el tiempo.