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Indianapolis @ Murphy Art Center
Feb 20, 2010

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Without Artists this World Would be a Boring Place

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2014

Mentor, award-winning filmmaker, artist, and innovator Brandan “Bmike” Odums discusses his journey to return to his love of visual art. Brandan shares "Project Be," an installation set up in the New Orleans 9th Ward Florida Housing Projects that were abandoned post-Hurricane Katrina.

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Food Desert

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

Retired electrician, Navy veteran, and community gardener Anthony Lee addresses the lack of fresh produce in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. With the encouragement of his beloved wife, Linette Williams Lee, and the help of the Tulane City Center and the Tulane School of Architecture, Lee engaged his community to build the Magellan Street Garden.

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Analyzing the New Orleans Topology

@ 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. 



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My Voice After the Storm

@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

In a story time fashion, artist Rebecca Rebouché, shares with us her process of how she has evolved from her earlier works influenced by her southern Louisiana roots, depicting elements of life in the south to only find her true voice after returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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Redesign a School

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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Fighting Gods and Monsters

@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

Dylan Tete is the Executive Director and founder of Bastion Community of Resilience, an innovative housing program for returning warriors with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Dylan earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Systems Engineering at West Point, as well as an MPH at the LSU School of Public Health. During a combat tour in Iraq as second-in-command of an Infantry company, Dylan established multiple recovery projects in collaboration with the Department of State. He moved to New Orleans in 2005 where he managed the construction of several FEMA housing facilities after Hurricane Katrina.

In this presentation, Dylan shares his path of finding redemption and discovering that the only way around something is through it.

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After the Storm There's Always a Rainbow

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 01, 2018

ZuZu Molina discusses the recent Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in her home of Puerto Rico.

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PKN Miami + Haiti

Miami will be joining in on the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" with an event on the 20th, taking place at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, from 16:00 to 18:00. We're including the press release from organizer Carl Hildebrand, for more details. PECHA KUCHA GLOBAL DAY FOR HAITI TO BE HELD AT THE WOLFSONIAN–FIU FEBRUARY 20, 2010 Global Conference Will Be Streamed Live From 276 Cities Around the World Miami Beach, FL (February 10, 2010)—In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti on January 28, 2010. Following the tragedy, aid came from many quarters, in all shapes and forms. On Saturday, February 20 from 4-6pm The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will join the PechaKucha global community and the Miami Chapter of Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti by taking part in a continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night.    PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo on February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and showcase their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Kicking off the series of events at the SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha was first conceived seven years ago, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the events will be streamed live online and then finish in Tokyo the following day. Presentations are already being prepared, some intended to offer hope and encouragement through stories of past disaster relief projects; others as simple inspiration by showing the power of creative thinking. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event—in what could be the world’s biggest single-day globally distributed conference—will be posted on the PechaKucha website, where visitors will also be able to make monetary donations to the project. In organizing this event, PechaKucha intends to not only raise funds through pledges from host cities and contributions from individuals, but also illustrate the power of innovative minds, creative passion, and most of all, sharing ideas for change and sustainability. The event, which takes place at The Wolfsonian, is co-presented with PechaKucha Miami and AFH. There is a minimum ten dollar donation per person requested and all proceeds will go to AFH’s Earthquake Reconstruction in Haiti project. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have been already covered so all donations will go directly toward the construction of much needed schools, health clinics and community structures. For more information about the event, visit About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About Architecture for Humanity A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. Founded in 1999, this design services firm channels the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. The local Miami Chapter, founded in 2007, channels these services to our local communities. About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm; Thursday and Friday from noon-9pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at for further information. The Wolfsonian receives ongoing support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the William J. and Tina Rosenberg Foundation; Continental Airlines, the Official Airline of The Wolfsonian–FIU; Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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Haiti Progess Report

As you are probably well aware, all of our "PechaKucha for Haiti" efforts are made possible because of our collaboration with Architecture for Humanity. In this post you'll find the latest Haiti progress report from Cameron Sinclair, with details on how things are going, what is currently needed, and more info on how to volunteer. A lot has been happening in the past several weeks as we establish our Rebuilding Design Center in Port-au-Prince and distribute our manual of earthquake and hurricane construction advice on the ground and online (via the Open Architecture Network). Following are some recent news and needs from the Haiti team. We will be sending out updates regularly as Haiti progress reports. Yes, you can unsubscribe:) See below. Immediate Needs: Currently our field team are looking to fill the following immediate needs urgently. If you can help, please email us. 1) Diesel SUV (any brand, Toyota easiest to repair and maintain in Haiti) 2) Creole/French Speaking Design Fellows. Please see the design fellow opportunity. This is a great opportunity to give back and be a part of the long-term recovery effort. 3) Structural Engineers (on-going). Please sign-up to volunteer if you are interested. 4) House Share: We're considering renting house if you are working in the area and want to share accommodation, please email us. We can let you know what the rates would be. Team on the Ground: Our program management team is currently on the ground in Haiti. It includes two regional program managers.... Learn more. School Site Visits: Work is beginning on the Haiti School Initiative. Our Haiti team recently paid a visit to Cité Soleil–an extremely impoverished neighborhood of Port-au-Prince–to evaluate the conditions of schools affected by the quake... Learn more. StudentsRebuild We're very excited to be partnering with the Bezos Family Foundation and Global Nomads Group to inspire students to support and follow the long-term recovery effort in Haiti. We'll be working with middle and high school students over the coming years. Know a smart kid? Haiti Inflation We're beginning to put together preliminary costing for schools and managing the reconstruction program. Inflation means that our funds will be stretched to the limit. Milk? $12. If you are working on costing, email us and let's share notes. Volunteer Opportunities: Our goal is to invite volunteers to support projects in the field starting in the summer. This is contingent logistics and security on the ground. If you read the cost information above, you'll see that housing and transport are going to be hurdles. If you are interested in going, we'll be sending a followup email with instructions in the coming weeks. Please look out for it. Please Note: Architecture for Humanity's funding is limited. All volunteers will need to cover the costs of their own travel, food and accomodation. More details to come! Volunteer Sign-up: Friends who are interested? Let them know how to sign-up. We'll add them to this email.

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PKN Chattanooga Vol. 9

PechaKucha Night in Chattanooga Vol. 9 was held just a few days ago, and here's a report sent to us by organizer Matt Brown -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Above, one of two flyers produced for the event by graphic designer Elaine Manglicmot.There were many events taking place last Friday in Chattanooga, so PKN was just one of several options. We had a larger than expected crowd considering, and it's a clear demonstration that our local PKN has a loyal following. For our Volume 9, we moved to a performance venue called Barking Legs Theater. The layout of the space and the large screen proved to be ideal for a PechaKucha-style event. It also exposed many people to Barking Legs who hadn't been there before, so we all benefited. Of our eight presenters, four had previous experience with the 20x20 format at past volumes, but the four who were presenting for the first time did such an excellent job, it was as if they had done it before. One of the highlights included a clean-and-jerk demonstration by getBUILT Chattanooga gym owner Mike Alley with a volunteer from the audience. The crowd was enthralled when the barbell came out and the lights came up. Mike's presentation was centered around breast cancer awareness, which added real impact to the entertainment value. Another great presentation was from artist Rondell Crier who relocated to Chattanooga from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Rondell's work greatly reflects the variety and intensity of his upbringing and we were truly captivated. Jeff Hunter of Tennessee Wild gave an impassioned presentation about the importance of acting to protect our land and resources. Ann Law, the owner of Barking Legs, gave a very passionate and poetic presentation about the role of dance in her life. It's impossible to capture in words the experience of someone putting their passions out there for all to see. The whole event was entertaining and inspiring, which we would call a success. Now... on to Volume 10!