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A Museum Without Walls

CREATED ON MAY 14, 2014

Director at the Design Museum Portland David Laubenthal speaks on the unique methods he and his colleagues have put in place to get design in front of viewers not just inside museums, but out on the streets of Portland too. 

From PechaKucha Portland's Vol. 12.

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Design Museum Japan

BY TAKU SATOH
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Known for his award-winning art direction and branding projects, Taku Satoh is the founder of Taku Satoh Design Office, and has been wowing design lovers with his innovative and often mesmerizing visual sense. Here, he also talks about the new "Design Museum Japan" initiative. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese)

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Awesome Museum and Cultural Websites

BY MARCIA MAYPER
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 16, 2013

Marcia Mayper, of The Cultured Web company, takes us through some of her favorite cultural websites. From museum sleep ins to rice donation, Marcia's websites provide interesting events and services for culture lovers of all ages!

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

BY ED KEEGAN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.

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Not Just a Pretty Picture

BY MONICA MILLER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Monica Miller discusses the challenges of running a community art center that looks like a fancy gallery. Beyond the white gallery walls lies a place to make messes, develop relationships and explore your creativity, but not without some cost.

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Theatre Without Walls

BY SIMON SHARKEY
@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Presenter Simon Sharkey is Associate Director of National Theatre of Scotland and part of the Company’s inaugural senior management team.  He leads the Learn department and previous work for the Company includes large-scale site-specific productions including The Tin Forest, Jump and 99…100. He has worked across the world and facilitates international cultural exchanges for the National Theatre of Scotland. Most recently he has been travelling throughout Scotland and internationally, developing a wide range of projects for communities.

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The creatures of the Geffrye Museum

BY SONIA SOLICARI
@ VOL 13 ON APR 27, 2017

The Geffrye Museum has been offering up its space to PechaKucha London since last year, so it was only fitting that the new Cheif Exectuive Sonia Solicari of The Geffrye Museum gave a talk at Vol 13!

In this PechaKucha Sonia uncovers all of the delightful creatures that are hidden and tucked away in the Geffrye Museum, such as rats, thrushes and other uncovered gems.

 

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Sweden's first design museum

BY SVANTE HELMBAEK TIRÉN
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Today Stockholm is unique in not having an independent design museum. In the late 19th century however, there was a museum project intended to become something like a Swedish V&A. It was the Applied Arts Museum of Svenska Slöjdföreningen (today known as Svensk Form), started in 1872. Art historian / curator Svante Helmbaek Tirén takes us through the history with 20 slides…

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The Importance of Free Play

BY KAREN KATZ
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Karen Katz has 18 years of experience developing and designing exhibits. Her BA in Anthropology and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design earned her the position as the Director of Exhibits for the Cleveland Children's Museum. But it was her experience as a parent that taught her the importance of free play which amplified her ability to design truly impactful exhibits for children. 

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.