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Taj Campbell

Just Follow the Yellow Brick Road

PRESENTED ON SEP 18, 2014
IN TOKYO @ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO

Pieterjan Vandaele, Roddy Lindsay, Taj Campbell, and Yuichiro Yamanaka take on the world's largest train station: Shinjuku.

The journey to Mordor is easier than trying to find your way out of Shinjuku station. And at least Middle Earth's locals are patient enough to not run you over with, suitcases, strollers or walkers. Shinjuku station is a great place to visit, however the large station adds to confusion and frustration. Taj, and his team of presenters, suggest on a new system of "hubs" and colored lines, to help travelers make their way through the large train station. 

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

BY NIC LOWE
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 

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Rethinking multimodal transportation

BY TRAM ON WAY ENSAN
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Nicola Barbisan, Victor Martial and Natalya Yankovska present us their vision of a multimodal station for the city of Nantes.
Train stations are no longer stand-alone terminus, but need to be fully connected with the city, and have to combine various existings transportation networks to achieve a high level of performance in order to play an active role in the urban life.
The transformation of Nantes train station involves rethinking the act of travel in all its spatial and temporal dimensions. Thus the goal was to design a performant yet comfortable transportation hub, a new architectural landmark aiming to make commute and travel more efficient and simple, for both pedestrians, cyclists or commuters. {in French}

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The Allure of Trains and Train Travel

BY KEN KAJIYAMA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Ken Kajiyama shares his fascination with trains and train travel. Pack your bags.

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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

BY CRICKET DAY
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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My Road to Health

BY ANGIE ASH-GOLDING
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 11, 2017

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Hilarious Shibuya Station

BY KEISUKE TAMURA
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

"In 1885... there were no commuters, no interconnections, and no Hachiko, just a horse."

In Hilarious Shibuya Station from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 150, Architect Keisuke Tamura shares his studies of the complex spatial structures of Shibuya station in the form of physical models.

The fruits of his labor having been summarized in books and exhibitions looks passed the stressful nature of these gigantic train terminals to showcase their brilliance and fascinating appeal.

田村圭介は建築家としての活動のかたわら、渋谷駅の複雑な空間構造とその変遷過程を研究し、それらを模型の形で表現をしてきました。その成果は展覧会にて発表され書籍にまとめられ、対象は東京駅、新宿駅まで及んでいます。プレゼンテーションを聞けば、いつも使っているストレスフルな巨大ターミナル駅がとても面白く見えてくるでしょう。

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York Station

BY MEG THOMAS
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.

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The Pacer: A Warning From History

BY ED HAMMOND
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Why are the Pacer trains so terrible? And why have they been around for so long? Ed Hammond examines what we can learn from the perverse incentives and poor accountability behind the Pacer.

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Building a community brick by brick

BY NEAL & MELINDA MICHAEL
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Melinda and Neal Michael take a whimsical look back on 20 things they learned about their community and themselves as co-founders of PK New West.