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Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!

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What's Inside the Minds of Disruptive Technologists in New York City

BY LAUREN KEYSON
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Lauren Keyson discusses the thoughts of the most brilliant thinkers coming out of New York City. Here she profiles numerous entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. From electric car creators to crypto-currency developers, the list is full of fascinating technological innovations.

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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New York - Paris - Coventry

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

An exploration of fire hydrants in New York, Paris and Coventry, why not?

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

BY MARTIN JUSTESEN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!

Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.

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Greenspaces in New York

BY GWEN SCHANTZ
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Gwen Schantz is a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, a renowned urban farming business based in New York City. She spent much of her childhood in her parents’ western Massachusetts vegetable garden, and went on to work on small organic farms in New York State. Her professional background is in international sustainable development and environmental program development, and she is a co-founder of the Bushwick Food Cooperative as well as City Growers, a New York based food and farm education program for children and young adults.

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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New York via Bike Share

BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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Zoning New York

BY MARCH CHADWICK
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Listen to this mashup of a PechaKucha presentation by author Anthony Hayden-Guest and architect March Chadwick - about architectural zoning of New York City and its social inhabitants. 

Anthony Haden-Guest is a British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist, art critic, poet, and socialite who lives in New York and London. He is a frequent contributor to major magazines and has had several books published 

March Chadwick, is CEO of M.Arch Architects and CEO of Zoner, www.zoner.city. Architect, professor, and software developer, B.Arch U.Tenn, M.Arch Georgia Tech.

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From Model to Installation

BY MICHAEL SZIVOS
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Michael Szivos is the founder of SOFTlab, a New York City based design studio that combines research, technology, and ideas to craft work that spans multiple mediums and scales. In 2012 SOFTlab was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, and in 2010 the studio was selected, along with seven other young studios, for the New Practices New York award by the AIA Chapter of New York. He also teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.