NEW ORLEANS Search Results: “History”
NEW ORLEANS PRESENTATIONS
Romanticism and the Production of War [Stations of the Cross]
BY ELIZABETH BURNS GAMARD
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2013
The immersive, oceanic vision of life when “the Center cannot Hold and ‘things fall apart’ (Yeats, “The Second Coming”)…and: aren’t we still trying (again Yeats) to search for the peace that seems removed from this world, “…lurching towards the Holy Land, for are we not still fighting for our gods or God?” Romanticism attempts to capitalize on this loss, what the Germans call Sehnsucht or ‘longing’…the beginnings that Hesiod suggest are on the horizon, though we cannot see through ‘the fog of war’ (as Clausewitz talked about). We are a history of all peoples in pursuit of infinite longing, the horizons of our life and our peoples: that is the shorthand of Romanticism’s project, borne in Germany and shed for ill-purpose, despite its promise within its nascent state.
Analyzing the New Orleans Topology
BY BYRON MOUTON
@ VOL 11
ON FEB 06, 2014
Architect Byron Mouton discusses design and architecture in New Orleans, which has a deep history and strong architectural heritage. Byron navigates between traditional architecture and new innovative design by utilizing the reciprocal relationship of practice and teaching prior to and post-Hurricane Katrina.
Press Street - You Belong Here
Local artist and Executive Director of Press Street, Bob Snead shares the initial idea behind this organization and it’s “We Can Do It!” spirit. In 6 minute and 40 seconds Bob compresses the 9 year history and Press Street and how it has evolved and grown.
BY JORIS LINDHOUT
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 08, 2014
Founders of Deltaworkers Maaike Gouwenberg and Joris Lindhout share the history of this nomadic artistic production and residence program that began by investigating the southern United States and then focused their work in New Orleans. The name Deltaworkers is taken from the two cities in which Maaike and Joris are base: Rotterdam (NL) and New Orleans, which are both located in a river delta.
The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass
BY FRANZ HELLWIG
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."
Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015.
I'd Rather Be Printing
BY J.S. MAKKOS
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"This is the first color newspaper ever printed in New Orleans!"
In I'd Rather Be Printing from Pechakucha Night New Orleans Vol. 17, J.S. Makkos shares falling in love with antique printing presses as a youth exploring in his father’s antique shop. This helped define his passion for print making. He came down to New Orleans with a purpose to salvage the detritus and material culture of this city that was being lost in dumpsters and through a sequence of events, stumbled on a treasure trove of New Orleans history.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, October 5th, 2015.
An Addiction to the Rawness
Jack of all trades, Ross Lunz, is an artist, silver smith, carpenter, firefighter, former commercial fisherman, EMT to list only a few of the many hats Ross has worn throughout his life so far. Asking whether the path he has chosen has been reckless or a series of calculated risks. Ross admits that he is addicted to the rawness.
Ross evacuated New Orleans the Sunday before Katrina and retuned Wednesday with a 14 foot boat and was a freelance USAR (Urban Search and Rescue). First rescuing people than transitioning to animals. Ross learned that he had an aptitude for rescue and became a firefighter.
All Ross’s rich and diverse history bleeds into his studio practice. His work tells a story, often about New Orleans. Now Ross and his wife are onto the next chapter in their lives and moving to New Mexico after being in New Orleans for the past 14 years.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “History”
Apr 01, 2011
Louisville Metro Hall - Mayor's Gallery
Feb 21, 2012
History Colorado Center
May 10, 2012
CSU-Pueblo Fine Art Gallery, Art/Music Building
Apr 19, 2012
Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
Nov 29, 2012
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Oct 10, 2013
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Department of History 1101 Mesa Vista Hall
Mar 05, 2014
La Jolla Historical Society
Aug 25, 2016
Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Mar 31, 2017
Local Authority (upstairs at Corporation)
Oct 19, 2017
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.
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.
Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings
BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8
ON JAN 31, 2017
"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."
Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017.
A Printmaking Dreamatorium
BY MARY 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.
BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.
Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA. She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.
From Barrel to Bottle
BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!
Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.
The Seneca-Salamanca Leasehold Study
BY BRADSHAW HOVEY, PH.D.
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
"They wanted to infuse architecture with research and they proposed to build a pedagogical process around project work."
In The Seneca-Salamanca Leasehold Study from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Research Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Bradshaw Hovey, Ph.D., recounts how one of the great student research projects from the school's 50-year history was devised by the school's founding leadership. One of the very first projects to engage UB students was a paid commission for the Seneca Nation of Indians to advise them on negotiations for a new lease between the nation and the residents of the City of Salamanca, NY whose homes sat on Seneca land. That such a project would be undertaken by architecture students was a signal about how expansively the founders of the school conceived of its professional domain.
Mnemosyne & Sleep Temples of Ancient Greece
BY SARAH JANES
Writer and host of The Explorers Club - a small lecture salon in St. Leonards on Sea, Sarah Janes talks about her interests in dreaming, the occult and spiritual sciences. An intelligent and humorous look at Mnemosyne - the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and her influence.
A Centenarian Remembers
BY GRAHAM BATHGATE
@ VOL 30
ON OCT 15, 2016
Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections. Thelma has passed on. This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories. E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra!
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Bud Roegee's favorite sport is baseball, and in "Hysterically Historical," that's the context in which he walks us through the history of the city of Grand Rapids. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.
For our last "Presentation of the Day" of the week, it's time to expand your knowledge of the vibrator, and after watching Johanna Agerman's presentation on the topic -- in which she takes us on a historical tour of the device -- you'll know much more than you ever thought was possible.
A History of British Accents
How do you pronounce the letter "H"? Do you say "HAY-tch", or "AI-tch"? In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16), Mark Staplehurst goes into detail on the history and variety of British accents. The way one speaks in England often says a lot about the way they are perceived -- the class from which they hail, their level of intellect, and their upbringing. As many say George Orwell said (thought it was Wyndham Lewis who said it first): "All Englishmen are branded on the tongue from birth."
Restoring Liberia's History
During and after the Liberian Civil War, countless photos were burned and with them bits of history were lost. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Restoring Liberia's History" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home of Liberia. Along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. Their project (Liberia '77) collected photographs of Liberia from expats and those who maintained photographic remants of the region, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition.
A Brief History of Distilling in New York
Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. In "A Brief History of Distilling in New York" from PKN Garrison Vol. 4, he goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".
A Brief History of Polyptych Art
"...because sometimes I think the picture isn't ready yet."In A Brief History of Polyptych Art, from Maastricht Vol. 26. Said ten Brinke explores the idea of Polyptich Art, the use of two, three, or more works of art to create a multiple array that becomes a unique piece itself, often with a new context. Some of the oldest known works of the Late Roman Empire are diptychs, a form that continued through the Renaissance and on to today in modern art by artistis such as Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon. Said ten Brinke ends his presentation with a series of self created photo-polyptychs. Check it out!
21st Century History Painter
"...taking these historical events that were really happening in our time and treating them in the way they were done in 19th-century romantic paintings"From 21st Century History Painter at Powered by PechaKucha Event: United States Artists 2014 Artists Assembly, Sandow Birk presents selections of a prolific body of wide-ranging works, including paintings and woodblock prints. Influenced by nineteenth century European romantic painting, he juxtaposes layers of provocative modern day events, such as the LA Riots, Wars in the Middle East, or the Stonewall Riots upon the overly dramatic forms found in art two centuries ago. His latest project is a creation of an illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.
Digging for History
"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...
A Short History of Print Media
“Before that in 1620 they started publishing newspapers. It didn't take long before it caught on in the provinces. The provinces loved newspapers because everyone likes to gossip and see what was going on.” In A short History of Print Media from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd Volume, Presenter Paul Gibson takes us on a whistlestop tour of the world of print media. From the first newspapers, funny headlines, to some seriously provocative print ads, though a lot has changed, it's clear some things have remained consistent.
"I make art about ineffectual dreamers who try really hard to succeed at something but always fail miserably." In Fabricating History from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist and founder of the Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative, Caitlin Cass, focuses on the need for diverse sources in creative research, especially when you invent them yourself. She reflects on the subjectivity of history and explains how she co-opts historical authority to create comics and counterfeit historical exhibits. Walking us through her artistic process from the stage of “tadpole” to “strawberry dart frog,” Cass presents highlights of her recent comic book an counterfeit historical exhibits, such as “Folktales of American History” and “The Museum of Failure.”