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Diana Mehrez

Architect, Photographer in Beirut

Framing Cities

PRESENTED ON JAN 20, 2016
IN BEIRUT @ VOL 24

In honor of World Cities Day

"Each city in the world has an identity of its own."

In "Framing Cities" from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 24, Speaker Diana Mehrez's background in architecture plays an important role in how she perceives and captures cities around the world. In her talk, she explains her process and what catches her eye.

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Framing Architecture

BY DEVASHISH PRADHAN
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 23, 2013

Architect Devashish Pradhan shows some photos from a project he has been working on recently, a series focused on the concept of a frame. He uses natural formations and architecture from the settings to frame the subject, sometimes creating multiple layers of frames, in order to draw attention to details and look at the natural flow of the environment in which he takes the photograph

 
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Colors of Cities

BY MARKUS PRETNAR
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT ON AUG 20, 2014

Markus Pretnar talks about the color science of interior design. He also speaks about how he can implement the concept of color science to the design of cities.

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Is There A Place Where the Sidewalk Ends

BY MIGUEL CAMACHO-SERNA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 22, 2014

“As designers people often ask us ‘what do designers do?’. Can we define what we do? Lets try.”

In Is There A Place Where the Sidewalk Ends from PechaKucha Portland Volume 14, Speakers and Landscape architects Miguel Camacho-Serna, Azas Sadjadi, and Chanelle Wiley poetically discuss design. From the unclear beginnings and endings, roles and structures, and the importance of connections, the three explain the intricacies of influences to the creative process.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.

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A World of Fantasy

BY SARIE MOOLENBURGH
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sarie Moolenburgh shares her photography and creative process. Moolenburgh discovered her passion for photography 2 years ago with a special interest in analog photography. Her explorations with the medium have included processing film in lemon juice, coffee, and even urine, to push the boundaries between photography and art. She describes the process of finding her own voice and how it strengthened her connections with others around her. 

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Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process

BY DAN SHANAHAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.”

In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.

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The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps

BY NADER TABRI
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

"Now you're all illustrators and I'm out of a job!"

In The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 26, Nader Tabri breaks down the creative process into 6 simple steps. Buckle up for "How to illustrate an illustration, an illustrative guide (complete with illustratory illustrations) by a not-so-illustrious illustrator who sucks at giving titles to things or how I learned to stop worrying and love fig jam."

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This Guy is NOT Creative

BY BOB SOMERS
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.

In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.  

 

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Creative Creative

BY RAMON ESPANTALEÒN
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Ramon Espantaleon's architecture and interior designer background has served him well in exploring his creativity in a variety of materials such as bronze, resin, wood, and porcelain.  Not to forget, photography as well.

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Imagine Architecture Through the Use of Design, Light & Photography

BY BRIAN ANSEL
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Brian Ansel explores a creative and innovative way of persuading architecture into the viewer’s imagination through the use of design, light, and photography.  Suggesting that through the use of design, light, and photography, anyone can take an everyday ordinary object and turn it into a piece of architecture.