EL PASO Search Results: “City”
EL PASO PRESENTATIONS
TIME Project in El Paso
BY RIDA ASFAHANI
@ VOL 11
ON OCT 10, 2015
“We're really trying to change the way things are done in El Paso by letting people know that density is a good thing, letting people know that investing in local talent is something that can be really nice and really beneficial for… the people around you.”
In The TIME Project in El Paso from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, presenter Rida Asfahani describes Root Architect's TIME project. An urban density, mixed use, this spectacular third space brings people together in west El Paso. Using locally sourced materials, commissioning local talent, and trying to overall draw from the local culture, the project successfully managed to create a space that was unique.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday February 10th, 2016.
The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project
BY PETER SVARZBEIN
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
"These were vehicles of economic mobility."
In The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Peter Svarzbien shares his project to get El Paso's trolleys running again as they did in their heyday. Svarzbien is a photographer, artist and now city Councilman of El Paso. He once imagined the historic streetcars returning to the streets of El Paso again with his MFA masters thesis "The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project." Several years later, this project no longer resides only in our imaginations as the first tracks are now being laid in the streets of El Paso for the new streetcar line. With El Paso's first streetcar line in many years now under construction Peter is not content to stop here, but is now gathering political support to push for the restoration of trolley service over the international bridge - reconnecting Juarez and El Paso's fabled international streetcar service. Peter's presentation inspires us to consider how art can operate on a grand city scale to improve our quality of life.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.
Makers and MakerFaire
BY GUSTAVO ARRIAGA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
Cathy Chen and Gustavo Arriga discuss the maker movement, how they got involved in it during their time living in Tokyo and what led them to bring this passion back to El Paso with the creation of El Paso's first FabLab. They describe the benefits of MakerFaire and enlist the support of the PechaKucha crowd in bringing a Mini-MakerFaire to our city.
A Semester in the Eternal City
BY ALIX HERRERA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
Alix Herrera shares on her study abroad trip to Rome for Architecture. Herrera is a senior in the Architecture program at Catholic University of America at Washington D.C. She spent her last semester abroad studying Architecture in the Eternal City — Rome, Italy. Alix shares some of her experiences with us and how the semester has helped reshape her worldview.
So You Created A City, Now What?
BY MAYA SANCHEZ
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
The honorable Mayor of the City of San Elizario, Maya Sanchez tells the story of a group of determined individuals worked tirelessly to save their community by creating a new city in 2013. As president of this group, it was assumed that Maya would run for mayor, but she almost did not. However, having birthed this new entity, she quickly realized that she and the group of community organizers that made it happen must not stop with it’s creation and ensure that the young City was set on the right path. Maya shares how the oldest community in Texas became its newest city with the story of the City of San Elizario from 1598 to 2017.
Under the Radar
BY ELAINE MOLINAR
@ VOL 17
ON OCT 21, 2017
Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture. Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry. Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta. Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day. Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “City”
Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.
"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.
Once a year on February 20th — the anniversary of PechaKucha’s founding — we celebrate the proliferation of worldwide creativity, and the amazing interconnectedness of cities from all over. PechaKucha Global Night is a coming together — a time where we recognise that each PechaKucha Night is not alone, but part of something greater. Find a PechaKucha Night in your city and join in the global festivities!
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Escuela Libre de Arquitectura
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BY IVÁN GUERRERO
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 22, 2014
Los ponentes hablan sobre la comunidad generada a partir de un espacio de coworking.
Iván Guerrero: Egresado de Sistemas de la UANL, pero amante del Diseño y la fotografía. Cofundador de Coworking Monterrey y freelance tiempo completo.
Luis Rojas: Web Designer and Developer, Wordpress CMS expert. Entity information CSS3 + HTML5. Ninja with jQuery. Freelance
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.
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.
Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life
BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.
Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!
Learn more about the SS Columbia project here
The Magic Lantern
BY DAVID DEPREZ
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"It is so important that as a student you go out of your comfort zone, out of the faculty, out of your student house - because its the only way to connect to the city."
What is 'cinema' all about and how can 'a cinema' canbe a natural intersection for informal learning and entertainment, for art and science, for students and city?
In "The Magic Lantern" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, David Deprez addresses these questions. As an artistic director of Lumière Cinema Maastricht, David plans to involve students in the programming and using films in their academic curricula at Maasstricht University.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 29th.
New York: A City of the Living and the Dead
BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.
Dance is the BEST
BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations!
Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.
Designing Bicycle Share Programming
BY KRIS MOREAU
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. Listen to her PechaKucha presentation about how bicycle share programs are being designed in Portland and New Orleans.
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.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
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.
Ciudad y Bienestar.
Ciudad y Bienestar. Vol. 3 Amigos, la entrada al evento será gratuita, sin embargo, nos encantaría que nos apoyaran con la donación de libros y catálogos (nuevos o usados) de cualquier disciplina artística, así como diccionarios del español actual. Todo será donado a la BiCA: Biblioteca Comunitaria de Arte Pronto la lista de participantes. PKN TJ
Symphonies of the City
From the cacophonous cries of the city springs forth a mellifluous mini-musicale. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Symphonies of the City" from PKN Toronto Vol. 25, designer Marc De Pape is "exploring the relationship between sensing technology and the routines of everyday life." He's created a device that he compares to a windchime: one that not only creates sounds with the wind, but senses audio, motion, direction, temperature, light, and more. Based on the sensory input of the city, the device generates a melodious micro-orchestra of sounds that are not at all displeasing to the ear. Give it a listen on Marc's project page.
Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas
El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.
City Focus: Markham
The "City Focus" this week checks in on Markham, a city that is readying for only its 3rd PechaKucha Night so far (on June 6), but is already amassing an inspiring collection of presentations. Pictured, Marc de Pape's "The Chime: Scoring the City."
City Focus: Jakarta
For this week's City Focus we highlight the Indonesian city of Jakarta, and its growing archive of presentations. The latest presentations added are from the city's PechaKucha Night Vol. 19, that was held back in September.
City Focus: Beirut
This week's City Focus goes to Beirut, a city that has just recently celebrated its 20th PechaKucha Night! Those presentations are now online, so time to take in a taste of Lebanon's creative scene.
PechaKuchaNight Kyiv - Design in your city
On 26 February in Kiev will host one of the biggest events in the PechaKucha format! 12+ stories from creative people who are close to the «Design in your city» theme. Among the storytellers there are architects and designers of all kinds: object designers, interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, experts in the field of dynamic architecture, and also illustrators, journalists, copywritiers, musicians and other creative people. We're going to hear and see stories about design, about communication, about the harmonization of the environment, about green roofs, the revolutionary parametric design tools, the human language in the urban environment, about the principles of formation in everything, about the redesign of the city through crowdsourcing, about design-education and "samizdat" (self-published books). http://pechakucha-kyiv.com/pkn-design-in-your-city/ Poster by Olga Protasova
Thirtieth PechaKucha Miami Draws 300 Fans
World Red Eye covers PechaKucha Miami City of the Future. Miami, FL – February 20, 2015 – Innovation & Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continued with a fascinating City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Local young professionals and key tastemakers were invited by the Frost Science Young Patrons to enjoy an evening of fun in an intellectual atmosphere. The night begun with a welcome from Gillian Thomas, CEO and President of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, followed by the PechaKucha presenters which included Camille Coley, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Director of Sponsored Research for Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center; Meg Daly, Founder and President of The Underline; Stephen Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist for the Everglades Foundation; Trevor Powers, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; and David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, music by Dani Nicole, and gifts from Aesop, while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening concluded by the “raku” kiln fire while the pottery was cured for guests to take home.
Seeking Presenters in Redwood City
Redwoo City PechaKucha is Seeking Presenters for our FIRST event! Come be part of the foundational group. Visit the San Mateo County History Museum website at www.historysmc.org to complete a submission online.