Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.
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Wrapped in my Mother's Nets
BY SARMITE POLAKOVA
@ VOL 105
ON JUL 31, 2013
Sarmite Polakova explores her identity by examining the fish nets that her mother used to create. Her presentation explores the motifs surrounding the concept of a fishing net as well as the impact they have on the people who spent their lives working on and with them.
Don’t Own a Chicken if You’re Allergic to Eggs (and other ways to stop sabotaging your sanity)
BY RACHEL FREDERICK
@ VOL 14
ON AUG 27, 2015
Why do you agree to meaningless tasks that take up valuable time, cause stress, and accomplish little? You’re spreading yourself too thin and you’ll be burned out in 10 years (or less). Focus on yourself first; life balance will follow.
BY GRETCHEN BEDELL
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 17, 2015
"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."
In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.
Story of My Town
BY LAWRENCE VALENCIA
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 01, 2016
A man of many talents - Oji Valencia is a filmmaker, artist, illustrator and musician from the Phillippines. He’s lived in Saigon for nearly seven years.
In his talk Oji takes us to the back alleys of a small town where he grew up, back in the Phillippines of the 70s. Far from ideal living conditions didn’t stop Oji from taking charge of his life, studying film and pursuing his current career. Well fed with amusing incidents involving a raunchy pig and chicken, his funny yet insightful talk is not to be missed!
BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"
In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections.