Past Portland OR Event: VOL 15

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VOL 15

February 12, 2015
@ Holocene

Featuring diverse inspiring speakers and dynamic, multi-faceted presentations, join us for the next PechaKucha Night! It’s Winter, so bundle up and listen in as our speakers explore Design for Survival February 12th at Holocene - you’ll leave curious and enlightened! Presenters include Carmen Merlo, Director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Music Producer Natasha Kmeto, Josh Berger, Founder and Creative Director of Plazm Magazine, and more! This event is free and open to the public.

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Christchurch x Portland

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design for Survival' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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Insight, Design, and Die Hard

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Chris Butler uses the movie Die Hard as a metaphor for learning how to succeed in the design industry. By offering both tips and motivation, Butler provides a humorous collection of advice on how to survive in the field.


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@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Joshua Berger discusses the oddity of survival, both his own and that of his magazine company. A labor of love, PLAZM has seen its ups and down. It, like he has existed through a number of complications that should have resulted in the end. Instead, he urges listeners to move forward. 

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How Wolves Can Change Us

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Wolves and humans have been interconnected for millenia. Presenter Kim Young discusses wolves from a scientific and historical perspective, touching on their imact on the environment and on their survival. 

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The Survival of the Belluschi Pavilion

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design for Survival' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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A Female's Survival of Music Production

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“Really I think part of surviving is communicating, reaching out, creating a dialog with men and women to increase the availability of women in different roles. I think obviously this is a microcosm in music but I think it's probably true in every field”

In A Female's Survival of Music Production from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th Volume, Musician Natasha Kmeto discusses surviving in the contemporary music industry. From overcoming the music industry's glass ceiling to defying expectations set upon her by gendered stereotypes she admits that her actions are somewhat political. Though reflecting on her upbringing and childhood in relation to the development of her career as a musician, she explains that it did not being so.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday February 4th, 2016.

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Do We Have What It Will Take?

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Balancing what is good environmentally and economically is not always easy. Speaker Peter Hays discusses his family's multigenerational logging business. Touching on topics of reconciliation, regrowth, and the interdependence of the natural and the developed, he explains how change is necessary in order for survival to be possible.

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Survival = Shelter

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me”

Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.

Chris Butler
Evolve Collaborative in Portland, Oregon
Joshua Berger
Plazm Magazine in Portland, Oregon
Natasha Kmeto
Music Producer in Portland, Oregon
Carmen Merlo
Emergency Manager, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management in Portland, Oregon
Richard Potestio
Potestio Studio in Portland, Oregon
Nancy Hiss
in Portland, Oregon
Kim Young
Wolf Haven in Portland, Oregon
Peter Hayes
in Portland, Oregon