SITEWIDE Search Results: “Trauma”
Balmaceda Arte Joven
Dec 10, 2014
Grand Stafford Theater
Mar 06, 2018
On Planes, Trams, and F1
BY TERRY CROWE
@ VOL 4
ON NOV 29, 2013
Terry Crowe touches on a few topics set as the theme to Richmond's Vol. 4: planes, trains, and automobiles. He speaks on his personal genetic origins, flight patterns above British Columbia, as well as automobiles of the past and present.
People of Two Spirits
BY HOUSTON CYPRESS
@ VOL 24
ON NOV 20, 2013
Houston Cypress, of the Miccosukee Native American tribe, speaks of the "two-spirit" phenomena within Native American culture. He approaches the subject stating that this idea is not so much a sexual orientation but a gender analysis. Houston gives us great examples of transgender aboriginal peoples serving all sorts of roles within their communities, and discusses his personal experiences coming out.
The Right Way to Infringement the Rights of Car Lovers
BY PAVEL AKIMOV
@ VOL 2
ON DEC 22, 2013
Pavel Akimov conveys the idea of population and trams. He talks about the advantage and importance of tram transportation for city dwellers and relates this tram practice in foreign countries. (In Russian)
Le tram-train haut-viennois
BY ANTONIN BOYER
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 19, 2015
Tous deux originaires de Flavignac et tout jeunes diplômés, le premier en architecture, le second en informatique et réseau et aujourd'hui musicien professionnel, Antonin Boyer et Alexandre Brahim-Beyrand proposent la renaissance d'un riche patrimoine ferroviaire à l'échelle du département de la Haute-Vienne et questionnent ainsi nos mobilités et nos usages.
Le tram-train limousin
BY ANTONIN BOYER
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 31, 2016
Il y a un peu plus d’un an, le collectif BSP faisait sa première apparition publique lors de la dixième soirée Pecha Kucha Limoges pour présenter le projet de tram-train haut-viennois. Cette treizième édition est l’occasion de revenir sur les réalisations de l’année écoulée et de découvrir ce qui est envisagé pour la suite.
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.
Creativity and Play as Medicine
BY ANNA ATKINSON
Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN Providence Vol. 4
PechaKucha Night was back in Providence last month for a fourth edition, and organizer Stephanie Gerson files this report: June 10th, 2009 witnessed the 4th PechaKucha night in Providence. Considering that PechaKucha is now alive and kicking in 216 cities worldwide, and that there are at most 31 days to the month, it’s almost inevitable that PK will be happening in at least two cities on any given night. So I’ve taken it upon myself to start telling the crowd which city/ies are hosting PK on the same night as us in Providence, and as it turns out, June 10th, 2009 also witnessed the 2nd PechaKucha Night in Dunedin! I also told the crowd that when we host PechaKucha on the same night as a city in our time zone, we should orchestrate some kind of tele-PechaKucha presentation, where two presenters in different cities give a presentation together via videochat. And it just so happens that our next PechaKucha on July 22nd coincides with the one in Boston… To give a taste of the presentations at Vol. 4, I’m gonna focus on the women -- both because their presentations were fantastic, and because we need more women up on stage. The first of three was Amy McDermott, a recruiter for Bridge Technical Solutions, a full-service IT staffing firm in East Greenwich. She presented “An Ongoing Study on IT Professionals, Rhode Island, and The Economy” -- a title that seemingly bears potential for a dry presentation, but resulted in anything but. By communicating statistics in the form of a rhyming story about ‘Little Rhody’ (local term of endearment for Rhode Island), Amy had folks laughing and engaged. We learned that the favorite thing about Rhode Island for a combined 26% of the local population was its networking and growth opportunities, along with community and culture. This made the Little Rhody cartoon in her images blush, as he certainly would have at seeing the turnout for PechaKucha in Providence! The second woman presenter of the evening was Alida Sun, an artist who works with nonprofits and advocacy groups. Alida was orphaned at a young age and spent most of adolescence in foster care, and her work largely focuses on the power of the human psyche to overcome atrocity. Her presentation elaborated the power of her own psyche to overcome atrocities endured in foster care, and her ability to channel trauma into creativity. Alida impressively took a heavy and personal topic, and articulated it with eloquence, passion, and even humor. She also wins the award for the most compelling title of the evening: “Cultivating the Heroic Imagination.” The third and final woman of the night was Arley-Rose Torsone, who works at AS220 as their in-house graphic designer and visualizer of Design Providence. Arley-Rose gave the first ever…..[drumroll please].…..interactive PechaKucha presentation in Providence! (And actually, the first interactive PK presentation I’ve ever seen.) It was called “I Need 20 Volunteers, Please,” and the title was literal. She first asked for 20 volunteers, and then for each slide -- which was an image of an outrageous haircut -- had a volunteer sit in a chair in front of her, and descended upon him/her with scissors, an electric razor, hairspray, gel, barrettes....the works. Essentially: 20 20-second haircuts. 'Twas absolutely amazing and I’m infinitely grateful to her for expanding the possibility space for what PechaKucha can be. Oh, and thanks to a kind audience member named Michelle Cournoyer Girasole, we got the whole thing on video. PKN Providence Vol. 5 takes place next week (July 22).
Architecture students typically build models for their theses, Callum Dowie constructed a complete building. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PechaKucha Night Auckland Vol. 17) he speaks of the tramping huts found throughout New Zealand -- once used for overnight stays on hunting trips, now used for long-term hikes -- and how they were built of materials that needed to be carried. These huts inspired him to construct a foldable, easily assembled (by 4 people, in 2 hours) living space that could have valuable real-world application for those in areas post natural disaster.
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.
Flowers and Nuclear Warfare
“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.” In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16, Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.
"It's somewhat unheard of at architecture school. Most people build models or make drawings...I built a complete building."In Tramping Huts at PechaKucha Night Auckland Vol. 17, Callum Dowie shares how he brought his own unique structures into fruition, shying away from the standard models used by ordinary architecture students.