BROOKLYN Search Results: “death”
Heavy Metal Crossing Borders
BY MARWAN AL-SAMARA'E
@ VOL 3
ON FEB 20, 2015
Marwan Al-Samara'e, who grew up in war-torn Iraq, has survived death threats - all in the name of heavy metal! Featured in a documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad, his band Acrassicauda was forced to leave Iraq and became refugees. He now believes dreams can come true (even if that isn't very metal) and lives in New York - preaching the power of music to cross borders.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2015.
Message in a Bottle
BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!
Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!
SITEWIDE Search Results: “death”
Apr 02, 2014
The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Dec 16, 2014
Flower Center 绿地园林花卉中心
Sep 19, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
Apr 27, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
Theater De Nieuwe Vorst
Sep 26, 2017
Top of the Market
Oct 26, 2017
Jun 12, 2018
Bringing Dead Presentations Back to Life: Powered by PechaKucha
Powered by PechaKucha
Oklahoma State University
Oct 08, 2018
Expériences de Mort Imminente - Considérations Actuelles (Near-Death Experiences - Current Update)
BY VANESSA CHARLAND - VERVILLE
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 20, 2014
Vanessa Charland du Coma Science Group à l’Université de Liège nous présente un survol du statut scientifque actuel au sujet Expériences de Mort imminente et des questions dualistes.
Vanessa Charland from the Coma Science Group in University of Liege, Belgium, offers an overview on what science has now to say about Near-Death Experiences and dualistic questioning.
Flipping the Script on Youth Engagement
BY MATTHEW BLACKSHAW
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Matthew Blackshaw is a community organizer and researcher who strives to make politics more nuanced and accessible. His presentation. He shares his experiences of his work through CanYouEngage, an NGO that connects youth and political decision makers.
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.
BY PETRA HOLLER
@ VOL 6
ON DEC 08, 2016
Petra Holler brought brutal honesty, beauty and humour in her poignant Pecha Kucha presentation surrounding her journey from art school drop out in Montreal to art activist in Penticton. Her raw and innovative performance used face paint, and images of her art and poetry to explain her manifesto and our shared struggle surrounding community building, health and creativity in modern society.
A Printmaking Dreamatorium
BY MARY ALICE 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.
Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen
BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.
Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)
Bird, Meet Skyscraper
BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build.
Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Deanne the Hooper
Not only did Tokyo-based "hooper" Deanne introduce the art of hooping -- that's right folks, it's no longer about the "hula" anymore -- to a captivated crowd at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 61, she capped her presentation with a brilliant display of her art for the audience. If you're new to hooping, than you'll find out all you need to know from Deanne's Hooplovers website -- she gives classes on top of performing regularly. For those in attendance, we were treated to a very clear approach to the topic: the presentation was built as a series of answers to FAQs. The photos of Deanne's performance come courtesy of Masao Tamaoki.
Creativity, Dead or Alive?
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gHE0MFJQ We were big fans of the last video that Johannesburg put together before its first PechaKucha Night, and they've done it again with a great new "trailer" for Vol. 2, scheduled for July 2.
Reexamining an Abandoned Amusement Park, Teaching Kids How to Deal with Disabilities, and Guerilla Projecting in Providence
Presentations A presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15) by Anthony Spinello and Augustina Woodgate about a project in Berlin called Kulturpark, taking place in an abandoned amusement park. Here's more on the project from the official website:In the Treptower Park forest in East Berlin, along the Spreeriver, there is an abandoned amusement park. The park, originally called Kulturpark Planterwald, was built in 1969 by the GDR and was a rare site for Soviet amusement and attraction. After the fall of the wall, the park became the family-owned Spreepark and suffered challenges of access, attendance, and economy. In 2001, the park closed from capital collapse. Ever since, visitors have regularly traversed the fence to explore this jungle of broken thrill machines. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore the poetics and potential of these recent ruins, building upon the unique energy of Berlin’s urban, social, cultural, and political landscapes.Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 12) she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed. Posters We end the week with a Tumblr blog update that includes quite a few older posters: PKN Beirut Vol. 11 (pictured above), PKN Sevilla Vol. 9 and 11, PKN Jakarta Vol. 10, PKN New Orleans Vol. 4, PKN Chicago Vol. 18, PKN Louisville Vol. 1, PKN Dublin Vol. 1, PKN Christchurch Vol. 3, PKN The Hague Vol. 5, PKN Victoria Vol. 3-6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 1, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 28. Photos We spotted this photo (by Twitter user @parulia, who was attending her first PKN) taken at this past Wednesday's PKN Providence Vol. 41 -- we sure love the guerilla nature of the venue and projection wall. Calendar There's just one event tonight (August 31), with Kumamoto hosting its Vol. 4. Then, you can look to Saturday for the following two events: PKN Hyderabad Vol. 10 and PKN Kathmandu Vol. 6.
PKN Posters: Knoxville Vol. 7
Artist Amos Oaks discusses his thoughts on the poster he cooked up for PKN Knoxville Vol. 7: "...The snake handlers of our region have a deep passion that takes them beyond what some may see as normal. Their devotion moves them to take a scripture literally, face death, and come out unscathed. In my opinion this gives them vision to take on another day. That's what anyone's vision does. It propels them to live another day - to grab death by the neck and hang on for dear life." Check out the full explanation on PKN Knoxville's blog. Volume 7 will be held this coming Wednesday, April 24th at 6pm. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
Housing the Dead
For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.
!dea that is India
Do you believe technology to be a force of good? In today's Presentation of the Day, "!dea that is India" from PKN Stockholm Vol. 20, industrial designer and architect Satyendra Pakhale speaks briefly about his design work, but moves to discuss the issues found in consumerism, and the reduction people to numbers. He expounds upon the double-edged sword that is technology, mostly focusing on the tremendous positive impact a simple mobile phone can have on a man or woman in India or Tibet.
Talking about death won't kill you! Hayley West introduces the discussion group series Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! In "Death Cafe" from Blue Mountains Vol. 9, we learn that people rarely discuss post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to make preparations for their death, and think about all post-life possibilities.
Our Corpses, Ourselves
"We run a funeral home, and our main mission is to get you spend more time with the corpse." In "Our Corpses, Ourselves" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 28, Caitlin Doughty, a progressive death positive mortician, challenges the way we look at death. Here she shares some little known facts about death and corpses and celebrates her favourite 13 graves, who knew so much personality could be found in a headstone!
PK People: Cristina Deane
Welcome to the New Year and welcome our newest AllStar at PechaKucha HQ in Tokyo, Cristina Marie Deane. While completing her degree at Temple University Japan, Cristina complimented her studies with an internship at PKN Tokyo, (photographed her on her first day!) Proving her invaluable worth in helping us feature all YOUR amazing 20x20 presentations 1 year later, not to mention adding a particularly bubbly air to the office, we just couldn't bear the thought of losing her. Sooo, now that she has graduated, we got her! Congrats on your graduation Cristina, and welcome to the PechaKucha HQ team!
The Debatable Lands
"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought." In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.