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Michael Bernstein

in Cold Spring

Forming an Industrial Utopia

PRESENTED ON NOV 21, 2013
IN GARRISON @ VOL 4

Michael Bernstein interprets "Utopia" in his own way, and uses these ideas to fuel green projects. He originally created designs for mobile green spaces, and he especially enjoys utilizing cheap industrial materials like polytarps in his work. 

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Sci-Fi Utopia

BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)

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Occupying Utopia

BY BONG DELFIN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

Painter and au pair Bong Delfin currently lives in Kerteminde Fyn, where he has been elected as artist of the year. Bong takes us through his poetic, imaginary painting universe that contains strong statements and insightful commentary on societal issues.

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Tilling Fallow Land: How school gardens can be integral to the next generation of public schools.

BY ELIAS ATTEA
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

For a child, a garden is more than a greenspace.  It can be a place for peace, learning, and ownership. School gardens have been a revisited movement that have caught much momentum in the United States, and Pond Gap Elementary is a local advocate.  Horticultural pedagogy is more than just seeing plants grow.  School gardens can be an alternative to a more natural and tangible outlet for school curriculum, therapy, and physical and emotional development.   

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Turning Black Thumbs Green

BY KATHY JENTZ
@ VOL 3 ON APR 10, 2015

Kathy Jentz is a gardener and editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. She doesn't believe in "black thumbs", only green thumbs waiting to sprout. Kathy shares the best tips to turn black thumbs into green thumbs.

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Monkeys Go Green

BY ROOS DERKS
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"The world is abundant. If you’re willing to take leftovers, you can get nearly everything. Just ask for it."

In Monkeys Go Green from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30Roos Derks shares on her urban gardening projects. Starting off on a polluted and neglected old rubber factory terrain, Derks brings us to the political and cultural center of the Mandril in Maastricht. Guided by insights from Social Permaculture, she shows why these type of projects are surprisingly doable, important, and a lot of fun.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016.

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Industrial Sculpture

BY JOE HENSEL
IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Joe Hensel, horder of industrial artifacts, talks about his recent projects and industrial sculpture. 

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How I came to be convinced that we need a post-national Europe

BY YANNIC BELLINO
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Yannic Bellino shares how he came to dream of a post-national future for Europe. In the period between his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, he spent some time in Berlin working for the European Democracy Lab where he learnt that maybe the current set-up of the EU is obsolete. He now believes that a new narrative and a new utopia are needed in these times of re-emerging nationalism.

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Dystopia/Utopia

BY JOHANNES MOSER
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 02, 2017

Johannes Moser präsentiert 18 Möglichkeiten unserer Welt. Utopische Szenarien (alles ist gut) und dystopische Szenarien (alles ist schlecht) wechseln sich ab und reichen von der "Ära der unangenehmen Schuhe" über den davonrollenden Käse, die erkrankten Kugeln am Schlachtfeld (überall Frieden) bis zur romantischen Liebesgeschichte zwischen Putin und Merkel. Zu guter Letzt sein Tipp: Sei selbst die Utopie!