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Alia Kate

Designer & Rug Dealer, Kantara in Brooklyn

Storytelling through Moroccan Rugs

PRESENTED ON AUG 14, 2014
IN BROOKLYN @ VOL 1

Alia Kate, of Kantara, explains her preoccupation with Moroccan rugs, the stories woven into their fibers, and the women weavers who create them. 

Through her travels and conversations with the many women she spent with in Morocco, and learning their language, Kate expresses her love for their culture. Which then allowed her to start her own stories with making rugs and pillows in her online store. 

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Oyyo's Dhurries

BY MARCUS ÅHREN
@ PECHAKUCHA X ARTEK ON OCT 31, 2013

Marcus Åhren is a co-founder of a design studio named Oyyo. His studio designs and sells Dhurries (similar to rugs). To make these dhurries, they employ 20 weavers in India and use special vegetable dyes for coloring. Watch to learn why and how they do what they do.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 10, 2014.

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Storytelling through Sculpture

BY JUDY BONZI
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Judy Bonzi shares her artistic process of creating sculptures around themes of the human condition, nature, and relationships. She uses diverse techniques like bronze-working and stone-carving to create memorable pieces, with an emphasis on shadows, movement, and naturalism. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 14, 2014.

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Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings

BY MEGHAN PRICE
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

String Theory is a partnership between two textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price. The name String Theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. As constructed textile designers, the two designers work with the math and physics of fibres, yarns, knitting and weaving to develop structure, pattern and texture. 

 

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Visual Storytelling

BY ASMA INAYAT
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

To promote the passion and understanding of geography and cities, Asma Inayat encourages teaching the young and the old about map reading, geography skills, travel writing and all that travel photography entails. Like telling a story visually, this will be conducted through workshops for young kids and adults.

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Balance of Storytelling

BY ALOK NANDI
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Alok NANDI talks about culture and inspiration of storytelling from all over the world. He also focuses on connecting storytelling to the inspiration of food, transportation, balance and urban innovation.

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3D Storytelling

BY JAMES UREN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

James Uren takes us back to the future of 3D storytelling and how Avatar was the best and worst thing that happended to 3D cinema. He shares why audiences are still divided and what needs to happen if studios are to realize its potential again. 

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Walk Through the Trees

BY JESSICA DEL SOLE
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Jessica Del Sole is an illustrator and Educator residing in Toronto. Her illustrations explore our complex relationships with the natural world. Her talk explores the relationship between nature, symbols and themes in storytelling. 

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Why Storytelling Makes Us Human

BY DAVE SCHRAMM
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"Think about how human beings have lived from the day that we spoke the very first word. Telling a good story is what has helped us survive."

In Why Storytelling Makes Us Human from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol.2,  Dave Schramm presents on the importance of storytelling throughout human history.