PechaKucha Presentation

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Ross Curtner

Co-Founder, Adjacent Possibilities in Toronto

Connecting the empathy gap

PRESENTED ON DEC 04, 2014
IN TORONTO @ VOL 31

Scott Baker and Ross Curtner are the founders of Adjacent Possibilities. They bring together diverse sectors to creatively showcase solutions to complex problems. In their first iteration in art+energy, they connected artists with cleantech entrepreneurs and curated an exhibition on the human capacity to address climate disruption. Adjacent Possibilities is currently developing future projects on water, climate and cities.

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Choreography and Climate Change

BY STEVE VALK
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT ON AUG 20, 2014

Steve Valk talks about the complexity and changing patterns of Choreography. By connecting with culture, ourselves, and the environment dancers can become better in choreographers and thinkers/

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Racial Justice and the Climate Crisis

BY BILL GALLEGOS
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

With over three decades of organizing experience with unions, students, and grassroots organizations, activist-in-residence at Havens Center for Social Justice, Bill Gallegos discusses the complexities of climate change's affect on racial justice. He shares his some of his experiences in achieving environmental programs that ensure low-income communities and communities of color receive the health, environmental, and economic benefits of sound environmental policy.

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Earth Charter: My Journey of Connecting Ecology and Visual Art

BY LES LUXEMBURGER
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 05, 2015

Les Luxemburger is a visual artist, art educator and creative director. He discusses his projects where he uses visual and eco-art to educate people about environmental issues like habitat loss and climate change.

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Climate Change Art

BY ALLY LANKESTER
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 03, 2016

Climate change requires cultural transformation and art is an important catalyst for social-cultural change. Ally Lankester's talk provides an overview of climate change art with a focus on Townsville projects.

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Pivotal - The Cambridge Festival of Change

BY JAMES MURRAY-WHITE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Pivotal is the Cambridge-based collectives of artists promoting positive change, particulary in the arena of climate change. Watch James Murray-White as highlighted examples of some of the creative projects the group has initiated across the City.

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Let's Build a City

BY VIRGIL IERUBINO
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 11th, 2017. 

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The Inequalities of Climate Change and why the International Community is involved

BY KATERINA TRIANTOS
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

In her presentation, Katerina Triantos talks about the risks attached to global climate change at the regional and local level. 

The increasingly severe risks that occur as a result of global climate change cannot be mitigated by current practices and are offsetting more local attempts of controlling for risks.

It becomes apparent climate change and its risks cannot be resolved by the risk community alone, but will require innovative practices and collaborations within multiple levels and across multiple sectors.

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Climate Change Aberdeen

BY ALISON STUART
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Alison Stuart presented her project on Climate Change Awareness North East Scotland.

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Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future

BY DEREK NICHOLS
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

“How do we change the way we design our cities’ energy systems?”

In Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator for the University at Buffalo (UB), Derek Nichols, describes a renewable energy initiative aiming to invest in the Buffalo, New York region while reducing energy costs for some of Buffalo’s largest institutions. This initiative is not just about the creation of power, but also empowering a new cohort of change agents through curriculum development and community engagement.