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Life as an Architect

BY MARGARET YOO
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

When architect Margaret Yoo was laid off from a firm that specialized in constructing tall towers, she was thankful for the chance to rediscover herself. Since then, she has worked on many projects, including building homes for children in need. 

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The Truth About Chicago's South Side

BY KELLY FAIR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

The media has the power to brand a city either good, bad, or ugly, and with Chicago's increasing youth violence, only the bad and ugly are seem to be reported. Kelly Fair, an educator who grew up on the South side, does not share their view. She believes in the goodness of the city. Through her Polished Pebbles project, she shows how girls in Chicago can be inspired to achieve success when given love and opportunity. 

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Mindfulness in Education

BY CAROLYN CHANDLER
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. She discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2014.

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Design, Living and Loving

BY MIGUEL DEL RIO
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Puerto Rican architect Miguel del Rio AIA reflects on a great deal in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds, including fainting on a plane, living to the fullest, childhood, flying saucer conventions, David Byrne, rock n roll, and just generally how awesome life is.

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Collecting Autographs

BY PETER EXLEY
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 "Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2014.

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Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Creativity is a place you and your child should go." 

In Nurturing Your Child's Creativity from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 32, Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15th, 2017. 
 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Children”

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Kids Channel

We've had people of all ages do presentations in the PechaKucha 20x20 format, and that includes kids. Here is a collection of presentations we've shared on the site that were done by children in cities all over the world.

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Leeds @ Wentworth Castle Gardens
Jun 28, 2011

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Jacksonville @ Sun-Ray Cinema
Jul 17, 2012

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Kyiv @ Museum of Dreams
Oct 11, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Mikkeli @ Suomen Nuoriso-opisto, Artium -sali
Nov 14, 2012

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Tulsa @ Living ArtSpace
Apr 13, 2013

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Kuopio @ Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi
Sep 23, 2014

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Kuopio @ Culture Arena 44
Sep 28, 2014

PAST VOL 19

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Dec 16, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ New Zealand Chinese Language Week
Sep 07, 2015

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Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Feb 06, 2018

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A GARA COL TEMPO SENZA OROLOGIO – La Percezione del Tempo Negli Animali e Bambini.

BY EVELINA ISOLA
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

This project have been presented to the 12th edition of Genoa Science Festival, as a playful lab for kids. Do animals have perception of the time? According to some scientists, only humans have a real memory, while the other animals have a perception of the time limited or episodic. A different perception of time can have different utilities according to escape strategy, communication or feeding. Time and its perception are not relative only on physics books! This happens in a lot of very small animals, for example the flies that perceive the world with a slow motion effect.

In other species the perception of time is connected to their movement in the space, as in case of dolphin and bats biosonar. Children are conducted in a fascinating “time travel” in their time perceptions, from the perception that themselves have, to try out what other animals fell of time, according to the different utility in the survival strategies.

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Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code

BY DAVID GUIDA & SARAH NAQVI SARAH NAQVI
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

"Technology is so woven into the fabric of society that we cant't imagine a world without it."

In Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8, David Guida and Sarah Naqvi passionately share their experiences in coding and the direction they see it heading in the future.

David and Sarah are thinkers, creators, and leaders in a medley of grassroots organizations that promote tech awareness for the youth of their community.

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Football cliché's can be nuts

BY JOJO DEBRAZZA
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

The terms and cliches used in football can be confusing and sometimes odd to children, writer and football development officer JoJo Debrazza tells us a story that shows just how crazy they may seem to young ears and minds.

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The value of reimagining something

BY SANDRA DARTNELL
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Self-employed design consultant and strategist Sandra Dartnell talks about the value of provoking people to take a fresh look at the assets they already have.

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Fantastical Maps

BY CAMBRIDGE CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION CCI
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Two members of the team from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Helen Stratford and Sally Todd share about their organisation and how it aims to inspire and enrich by organising creative projects for communites. Stratford and Todd then share more in depth about one project in St Neots: working with school children to create fantastical maps.

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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The Story of Buffalo BookBike

BY AMY OZAY
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.” 

In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 

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Do we take it for granted?

BY GAYLE HALL
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Haberdasher and creative Gayle Hall talks about the personal and emotive subject of her childs illness and the invaluable support and advice she was given from the hospital and people in the charity sector.

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

BY MARY ALICE MILLER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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Architecture + Education

BY BETH TAUKE
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"These kids have big ideas and only through making do those ideas come alive."

In Architecture + Education from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Beth Tauke, joined by graduate student Randy Fernando, we learn about the Architecture + Education program. This initiative of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and the University at Buffalo earned the 2013 AIA Diversity Recognition Program award for introducing thousands of grade-schoolers to architecture over the past 13 years. Faculty and students work with practitioners in the Buffalo Public School system to introduce students to the idea of architecture, concepts in the practice, and career possibilities. The program's motto, adapted from Dr. Seuss, is true to its mission: "Think LEFT & think RIGHT & think LOW & think HIGH. Oh, the things you can come up with if only you try!"

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Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Guy Totaro is a clown, and a good one at that. In the moving "Changing the World One Smile at a Time," he shares how he's been helping children, families, and communities in Tohoku who have suffered from tsunami-related PTSD issues. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 91.

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Several Tools to Organize Childhood Dreams

Protasov Olga shares (at PKN Kyiv Vol. 9, in Ukrainian) a few ideas on the education of her children, and hopes to inspire us to borrow from her experience. In her presentation, she points out that it's often the little things we fail to notice that end up shaping our children into the adults they become.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!"

As part of Roppongi Art Night 2013, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT teamed up with the global PechaKucha organization for two very special sessions of 20x20 presentations -- part of the exhibition "Design Ah!" -- starting with a kids workshop during the day that was followed by a presentation session, and then a regular PechaKucha event for adults in the evening. The kids workshop took place before the session, with a group of children who had applied to take part. They all had a couple of hours to take photos of things they found interesting in the area, and then prepare a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation. The evening session featured a fun mix of design talent, and kicked off with a presentation by Roppongi Art Night’s artistic director Katsuhiko Hibino. Both session were hosted by PechaKucha founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, along with renowned graphic designer and director of the "Design Ah!" exhibition Taku Satoh.

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Kid in the City

As our final "Presentation of the Day" for the week -- and to kick off the weekend -- we hear from Sarkis Ghanaghounian (AKA Sako) who shares how he, as a city kid, loves growing up in a city and all the cool stuff he gets to experience. The presentation is in response to local politician Doug Holyday's recent comment about how Toronto is not the ideal city to raise children.

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Books for Syria

"The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, and defenseless victims have often been the most dramatically affected." Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. In "Books for Syria" from PKN Sharjah Vol. 5, Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

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27 Million

The statistics are overwhelming: 27 million men, women, and children are held in slavery across the world. Amy Heague's daughter was about the same age as many of the children she came across being held as slaves in Cambodia. In "27 Million" from PKN Forster Vol. 2, she discusses the reasons why Cambodia became notorious for human trafficking, and the actions she has taken to combat and drive out these horrific injustices. Amy encourages us to find the fire within ourselves to ruthlessly stamp out these practices any way we can.

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Redesign a School

"Imagine my excitement when I was asked to redesign a school that had collapsed in the earthquake. I was able to combine both of my passions: mentoring and helping to design for Haiti's future." In Redesign a School from Brooklyn, Vol. 4, Architect and ace mentor, Pascale Sablan shares her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Emphasizing conceptual design to her students and following the international building code in the design she quantifies the sustainability of the project and encourages the audience to share their professions, passion, and knowledge with children because as she lastly adds, "you will not only will you definitely change their world, they will definitely change your world."

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PechaKucha Creativity Harvest

Waterville Maine's Craft Weekend and Harvest Festival included not only traditional autumn activities such as hayrides, scarecrow making, and pumpkin carving, but also an amazing PKN at the Waterville Opera House, geared to children and families, celebrating of the city’s cultural diversity! 

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From Speaking To Spelling

“You need to sing nursery rhymes, play I spy, make up stories and read books together; What children know about their spoken language affects how quickly they learn to read or write.” In From Speaking to Spelling from PechaKucha Night Coventry’s 22nd Volume, Researcher Helen Breadmore speaks of the interconnectedness between spoken and written language. In young children, because the learning process typically undergoes a particular pattern, one can learn a lot from the pattern of their mistakes.

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Child Friendly in the City

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities." In Child Friendly in the City from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25, Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. Though this talk, he challenges us to view our spaces through youthful eyes, while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child friendly cities.