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Allons aux cryptogames

PRESENTED ON MAR 01, 2018
IN GENÈVE @ VOL 16

Allons aux cryptogames. 


"Entre l'automne et l'hiver, la nature semble éteinte. Et pourtant en prenant le temps de se pencher un peu, au raz de l'humus, on découvre le riche univers des cryptogames, c'est-à-dire des mousses, des lichens et autres étranges myxomycètes. Images d'un écosystème miniature, accroché au bois mort et bouillonnant de vie."

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Wayward plants...

BY HEATHER RING
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Kicking off a new series of PechaKucha Nights in London... waywardplants.org The Wayward Plant Registry is a project of social exchange and botanical desire. A Wayward Plant, commonly referred to as a weed, is one growing where it is not wanted. They may be non-native, unsightly, invasive, high-maintenance, surplus or withering, and so are uprooted and abandoned, pulled from the earth (or pot!) as urban castaways. But wayward plants, whether common weeds, domestic breeds or rare botanical specimens, are truly in the eye of the beholder. The Wayward Plant Registry sets up Halfway Homes for these unwanted plants, and works to bring out the full potential of their beauty and meaning. The Registry considers systems of exchange, the personification of plant-life, the human stories revealed through plant migrations, and the nature of botanical desire. Know of a wayward plant? Wish to be a halfway home? Please contact: hello@waywardplants.org
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Nature as Teacher

BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 27, 2013

In an exquisite newly formed artform called "Land Art", Sheniz Janmohamed takes us through the magical process that she partakes in on a daily basis.

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Can Nature Be Cultured?

BY SHIHO FUKUHARA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Shiho Fukuhara speaks on her experiments growing organic material in laboratories, specifically on culturing plants. (in Japanese)

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Living with Nature

BY WARREN DECKER
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Warren Decker tells about a small piece of land that he adopted in his neighborhood for gardening and how the plants in his life offer both piece of mind and connections to the earth.

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When Art and Science Collide

BY YOKO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”

In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016. 

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Can you Dig it

BY CHARLOTTE COTTRELL
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Have you ever paid much attention to plants or flowers growing in your garden? Gardening is a creative venture connecting you with nature and your home. In this talk, Charlotte Cottrell shows her love for gardening and demonstrates the love that her garden gives back. 

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The Edible Nature

BY NATUR RETUR
@ VOL 0 ON SEP 22, 2017

Veteran Pecha Kucha-presenters Natur Retur return to talk specifically about the edible nature all around us and how much we're missing out on!

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The Science of Color in Nature

BY ANDY GORIS
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 18, 2018

We've all enjoyed the colors of a rainbow, or butterfly, or flower, but have you ever wondered how those colors are being created? Why is the sky blue, or grass green? The answers are as fascinating as the colors themselves. Andy Goris describes some of the many ways colors are produced in nature and hopes to instill a new type of awe in what you are actually seeing.

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An Apothecary's Life

BY AMANDA SAURIN
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 07, 2018

Amanda Saurin is the founder, plant grower, gatherer, distiller and maker at ASAPOTH – an apothecary based in Lewes, Sussex, which creates products that capture the pure essence and healing nature of plants from the UK and beyond.