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Traditional Patterns, Contemporary Lens

BY GUILLAUME SARDIN
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Guillaume Sardin, an architect and designer, shares his works in Rwanda and how working in a different cultural context unleash unexpected ideas. Such ideas include the Rwandan Heraldry project which promotes a new way to share the heritage of the country using etymology, traditional patterns and custom designed symbols. 

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The Dangers of Creative Ideas

BY FRANCIS MIZIO
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Francis Mizio wants to warn us about the dangers of creative ideas. To do this, he gives us the example of the Marquis of Camarasa. The Marquis was a spanish aristocrat, mad inventor, and "literary crazy," who spent his life writing a book aimed at answering the question: "Why do we push the wheelbarrow rather than pull?" (in French)

 

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Invisible Bonds

BY ERIKA KITAMURA
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

Our daily life is made of invisible, spiritual and sacred bonds.
Erika Kitamura asked: "How can we find these joints and make them visible?"
In her project, she tries to organize and to reunite every little invisible thing to create what we might call "the sacred routes", which animate and form our life.
Here, you will discover 3 of her 40 traditional-innovative applications created to reveal the inner journey that shows our intimate relationship with people and the environment. {in French}

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Surprising Childhood Universe

BY DELPHINE VAUTE
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

"I am a draftswoman and work on the theme of the childhood. I create a dreamlike world populated with animals in reference to the imaging of the tales populated with anthropomorphic beings. As can be seen, I mix bodies, hybrid.
My images can seem soft and childish in the first reading but there is always a detail which can question or put ill-at-ease. It is the subject that I handle since my studies in School of Fine Arts: the question of the dead body and the obscenity, what cannot or must be shown in our western society.
I use the motive for the body of the child which is not still adolescent. In the border between the childhood and the grown-up world. A child who is not so innocent and who can be cruel. I like working around this theme for my various exhibitions.
The departure of my images are the natural history books which invade my work table. A fascination which follows me for a long time.
My workspace is blocked by books, objects which I collect in my strolls, attic sale and which are for me of the triggers of images.
We often propose me exhibitions where we give carte blanche to me I like inventing a graphic story. Tell stories by the images, so letting to the spectators the leisure invent also their own story.
My last project is a story which began in 2011 with a fanzine grouping images on the theme the childhood, animals and cruelty. This project became this year a book Yvonne, l’Enfant Château. Story of a girl, one summer, living alone with his father. A kind of Alice in Wonderland in more disturbing.
It is interesting to see how the public receives my images. My gesture is decided to shock the spectators by showing in a diverted way or by mentioning topics taboo. Certain people attracted at first by drawings are shocked and can have surprising reactions between the rejection and the advice to make me look by a specialist …
Some times ago, a person pushed me on another technique for an exhibition. The painting brings me a new approach and a method to my work. A liberation of the gesture. I always raise the same subjects. I keepin the final phase a report with the line". Delphine Vaute {in french}

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But, What is It?

BY VOLVERT FR
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

The Volvert team interrogates us about the strange use of this new object. Between innovation and current life object, these designers act in the world of glass waste. Their credo: bring simplification in glass recycling with new gestures. {in french}

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LA BONNETERIE, LA SUCCESS STORY OF CRÉATIVE AGENCES FROM REZÉ

BY LA BONNETERIE ASSOCIATION
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

La Bonneterie is a co-working space based in Rezé, near from Nantes, in France.

This old fabric's factory of 350 m2  is now rehabilited with commun spaces, offices, and a screen printing studio.

9 differents structures are working there since 2013 : associations, companies and independents.

All the residents of La Bonneterie have created there own association in order to create cultural events, music shows or open house days.

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Belles de bitume

BY FRÉDÉRIQUE SOULARD
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

Poussant une charrette à bras remplie de plantes, de tisanes à déguster et de livres sur les plantes médicinales, Frédérique Soulard embarque le public de la rue à la découverte de celles que l'on nomme souvent les "mauvaises herbes". 
Les participants laissent une trace de leur balade poétique et écrivent sur le bitume le nom des espèces identifiées.
Frédérique souligne toute la promenade de contes autour des plantes et du végétal. 

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Gwada Project

BY THOMAS & LOUANE PASTEAU
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

Thomas & Louane Pasteau left family for Guadeloupe 90 days from 28 December to 28 March.

This project was established as part of an internship to work my wife.
For my part, I detached myself temporarily from the metropolis to produce images, work on ideas on new techniques, meet new people and above project myself into a new working environment and staff "exotic."
Integrating Louane college was not not made immediately so she followed me on my shootings.

This allowed us to get closer, to deepen our father / daughter relationship ... Louane was observed that my job was very technical and engrossing.
I also could show my way of working, teaching him to feel and see things and make him share my vision of this world.
This fished will be the occasion to announce my exhibition to be held from June to September in the canteen O monk in Vertou. [FRENCH]

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An efficient break

BY THOMAS TUDOUX
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

Thomas Tudoux's artistic research takes multiple shapes (drawing, video, text, installation...) and is essentially about the hyperactivity of our society.
For this teaser as fun as normalized that is the PechaKucha, Thomas Tudoux decided to present some works who's talking about the efficient break !
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Voies off

BY OLIVIER GARRAUD
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 24, 2017

Olivier Garraud. "Pour Pecha Kutcha, j’ai décidé d’écrire un texte, qui par de moi, et qui parle des autres. Un texte qui trace une ligne entre mes dessins. Un texte sous la forme de voies off, sans doute inconsciente mais pas déraisonnable."

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Society”

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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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AIA Channel

The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.

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Classical versus Romantic

BY JAMES RICE
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman

"Presentation of the Day" on October 21, 2013.

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How to survive getting older?

BY LUDO HELLEMANS
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

How to survive getting older? That is the question asked by Ludo Hellemans. We are facing an ageing society, especially here in Limburg. The demographic change poses new challenges for the entire society. It is not only a challenge for the elderly but also for younger citizens.

Ludo has a solution for this challenge, a new form of community housing for citizens over 50, located right in the middle of the city holding two core characteristics: mutual support to ensure autonomy of the residents and sustained interaction with the neighbourhood.

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Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!

BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”

In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.

Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.

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From Tyranny to Liberty... A Personal Story

BY BILL SUHAYDA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

In an all-too-rate look at life behind the Iron Curtain, Bill Suhayda explores the conditions that caused the Hungarian people to revolt against both Soviet occupation and the tyranny of communism in the country of his birth. In 1956, some 200,000 people fled Communist Hungary; Bill’s family was among those people risking their lives to escape. Bill dedicated his presentation to those people in Hungary, Austria, and the United States who helped his family escape from tyranny, and those Americans who helped his family assimilate into American culture.

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The Architecture of Entitlement

BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !

Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.

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My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua

BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.

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Visions through a unifying flag

BY FEDERICO FARACI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

In a recent project, physicist and artist Federico Faraci focused his thoughts, ranging from social changes that are currently taking place in Europe and the World in general, all the way to the connection of each of us with the universe, to design a new flag for Europe, reflecting openness and and a welcoming society.

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El Único Camino

BY ÁLVARO GONZÁLEZ
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 17, 2018

El emprendedor venezolano, Álvaro González, nos cuenta sobre el proyecto que esta llevando a cabo en Venezuela, llamado "Dawere"; un bachillerato online donde su meta es empoderar a la sociedad de cara al futuro. 

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Breaking Silos, Nudging Communities: the SITE4Society adventure

BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

Shyama Ramani is Professorial Fellow at the research institute United Nations University-MERIT in Maastricht. Her research focuses on the relationships between technology, innovation and their governance for inclusive development. She is also the founder of two non-profit research units ‘Association Un Ami’ and ‘Friend in Need Trust’, in France and India.

Shyama experiences three kinds of knowledge divides today: that between students and scholars in good institutions and the not-so-good ones, that between academics and society and that between truth and fabricated truth.

In her PechaKucha presentation she shows how academics can contribute to societal welfare just through sharing the results of their research in an understandable way. 

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The Dream Society

We kick off the week with another presentation from PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 3, this time "The Dream Society" by James Rice, and beautifully illustrated by Catherine Sweetman.

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The Beard

David Foster is a creative from West Michigan, and as you'll see in his hilarious presentation, he's got a thing for beards. Let him guide you through the complexities of beards in today's society. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.

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Happiness of future society

Roman Babich is partner and business consultant in his company presented his view to the technologies of the future on the PKN vol. 7 Future Technologies Dneproptrovsk. Happy society of the future is group of happy individuals who know their inner potential and learned how to use it with maximum effectiveness. 

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Classical versus Romantic

Would you describe yourself as a thinker, or a feeler? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Classical versus Romantic" from PKN Derby Vol. 3, James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. He uses a clock as one example of this concept; it could be described classically as functional and mechanical, or romantically as a work of art, a specific time may reference a feeling, and so forth. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman. 

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Mark Dytham at New Cities Summit

You'll remember our partnership with the New Cities Foundation in which we launched an "Urban Innovation" themed month, with the goal of sending up to two presenters to take part in this month's New Cities Summit -- we announced the winners in this post. The Summit is taking place at this very moment, and the photos included in this post show PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, as he talks about the PechaKucha phenomenon to the audience. Make sure to visit the New Cities/WhatWorks Channel to take in an incredible collection of urban innovation stories, told in the PechaKucha format.

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Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security

How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.

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Gender and the General Election

"Politicians do not put enough commitment to the issues that really affect women."In Gender and the General Election, from Huddersfield, Vol. 14, Coco Toma, Vice President Communication and Democracy at the Huddersfield Student Union, looks at developing women's engagement with politics in the 21st century. She takes us back in history to women's suffrage, and on through to the eyes of some of her hero's Rosa Parks, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others, discussing how they have helped been pioneers in many of the political issues woman have faced. 

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PechaKucha People: Ewa Kumlin

There couldn't a more deserving person of the PechaKucha People spotlight than our trendsetting, globe-trotting, super star organizer in Stockholm, Ewa Kumlin. In addition to a very long list of accomplishments and an unwavering commitment to creativity and communities, she holds the managing director position at Svensk Form, Swedish Society of Design. She's also hosting PechaKucha Global Headquarter members this week in Sweden for a summit of PechaKucha City Organizers coinciding with Stockholm Furniture Fair.

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Dancing in the Office

"For me, dancers represent freedom, while salarymen represent something opposite. I like to create this interaction". In Dancing in the Office from PKN Tokyo Vol. 136, photographer Yulia Skogoreva found herself on an interesting and unexpected path that took her from linguistics, to dance, to photography. In her latest project she juxtaposes two completely opposite elements of society, busy salarymen and dancers, and the results are delightful. Have a look! 

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From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.