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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Phil Bixby is an Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer and will be spelling out what Passivhaus is all about, what benefits it brings, and why everything on York Central should be built to this standard. Just to really rub it in he’ll also explain how the Germans are doing it already.

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Identity and Heritage - York is full of both

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

With any development we need to make sure that the people of York have their needs and feelings put first and York Central will give our city a unique opportunity to do just that, whilst enhancing our rich history and culture! Dom Bielby will hope to show which aspects of York's heritage and identity York Central will allow us to develop, whilst hopefully giving good reasons as to why we should and what we need to avoid!

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Creating Sustainable Cities

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Christian Vassie explains how creating sustainable cities requires citizens and politicians to park their differences on the energy transition and other environmental issues. With York having had no Local Plan or vision for its future for over 60 years as a direct result of the inability of its politicians and citizens to work constructively together, and with climate change an ever-growing challenge, we have to dump the party rosettes and get serious. Fortunately there are plenty of other cities across the EU to show us how it is done. 
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Changing Behaviour To Create Fertile Grounds To Innovate In Cities

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Richard MacCowan delves into his experience of working with some of the world’s largest organisations to help them understand how they can look to biomimicry, not only as a tool for innovation to create more vibrate and places and spaces but integrating nature back into our cities. How. What. Why. Where. When. These are just some of the building blocks we will explore.

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Living less with the car

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

York remains a unique and attractive city, in part because it has always sought to deter cars from entering the city centre.  The historic core has been preserved by pedestrianisation, cycle routes, car parking policies, and park and ride.  But as the city grows, how do we nurture the city’s wider neighbourhoods to become less car reliant? Paul Osborne discusses how can developers tempt us with car-free living rather than automated double garage doors? And what do we all stand to gain from living less with the car?

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York Central - urban living for the 21st century

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Inspired by the European cities she spent her youth in, Ulrike Bullerby envisages four, five and six storey housing with a mix of private and shared outdoor space. Cars will be kept at the periphery, so that people and an outstanding leisure facility for the whole city can take centre-stage!
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YorSpace: Community Led Housing

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

James Newton talks about his passion for a different approach to housing... As cofounder of YorSpace he outlines the groups vision to create low cost, cooperatively owned, environmentally sustainable homes that create and sustain community.

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York Station

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.



Tick-tock Graphic Design

"His often illegible, unreadable spreads taught my generation to break all the rules."In "Tick-tock Graphic Design" from PechaKucha Night York's Vol. 9 event, “Inspired: What Makes York’s Creative Minds Tick”, Tony Beresford chronologically charts the things that have inspired him and the project he has cut his teeth on as a graphic designer as he has grown over time, starting with toxic crayons, to comic books, to album covers, to magazines and beyond. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Porter

    Plastic Fortune is a creative collective and city film platform based in York. We are artists, designers, film makers, photographers, performing artists, musicians and writers. We make films, put on events and exhibitions, and work with a lot of young people.

  • Katie Greenbrown

    I’m a York-based spoken word poet writing and sharing whimsical, beautiful, quirky and - sometimes - funny work at Open Mics and DiY events around the city. My poems are about saving bees, falling in and out of love and having the same coat as everyone else, among other things. My work takes stories from the half-submerged city, and gives them a rhythmic, rhymic twist. I believe in good things and wear slightly rose-tinted spectacles.

  • Hannah West

    The Arts Barge Project in York, UK is a not-for-profit, artist-led organisation working to convert a de-commissioned large-scale river barge into a floating arts centre for York City centre. The Arts Barge will provide performance, showing, participation and mentorship opportunities across the art and design modalities. We deliver arts events with a social focus because it's a great way to experience the arts, to raise profile and funds and to grow our artist network. We work in collaboration and partnership with local, regional and national organisations and artists.

  • Peter Roman

    An artist and illustrator living and working in York. Blending the city’s iconography and stories with contemporary themes, I produce mixed media work that strives for both grace and grit. Recent work includes a collaboration with Young Thugs Records to deliver cross-sensory, cross platform art and killer album covers.