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Death by Architecture

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “destruction”


Paris @ Campus de la Fonderie de l'image
Feb 20, 2010


Springfield, IL @ Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3
Feb 05, 2015


Venice @ Palazzo Michiel del Brusà
Mar 11, 2017


Lyon @ LeTerminal
Jun 19, 2018

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After the Indonesian Tsunami

@ VOL 15 ON OCT 04, 2013

Atma Singh recounts through photography his experiences visiting Sri Lanka after the Indonesian tsunami. In particular, he took pictures of the kids he found in a former capital city where 60% of the population died.

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Atlas of Destruction

@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Luis Urculo discovered that he is interested in not the wholes, but the parts that make up the wholes. He created an atlas of destruction, where he has compiled a collection of pictures of buildings that have been destroyed. He then tried to reproduce their destruction using everyday objects.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 10, 2013.

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Forgotten Ruins

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 20, 2013

Archaeologist Liana Starida witnessed the fatal destruction of the buildings in the city of Heraklion, and believes the sprit and hope of these buildings can be brought back to life again through her photography. While portraying the human dimension of these disasters, her work shows a city that is losing its historic identity. Liana hopes to convey emotion by representing the first blow of destruction and capturing the piles of ruined houses, once full of the laughter, joy, and sorrows of forgotten souls.

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Not Yet the End of the World

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Summer Gray is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate at the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory. She speaks on the climate justice movement, and what we must do to save the planet from the destruction of global warming. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 5, 2014.

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Life ÷ Mass

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 15, 2015

William Massey is most known around Atlanta as the artist Divided Mass who creates sculptures from found items. Most notable of these are to be found on the eastside section of the Beltline. But how did Massey come to this form of art and where is it leading him now? What is the next thing? Listen to William Massey as he talks of being a precocious and destructive teenager but finding his artistic calling through that love of destruction. 

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Imagine, to go Beyond

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

"In war, the hardest thing is to think about your future, present and past, to think about love, life, and dreams, but sometimes you need to Imagine to go beyoned your miserable reality, and turn it as you want to imagine." Hanna Karim, film maker

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Wars and Rumors of Wars

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Growing up in South Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis and realizing that neither government nor science could provide the answers to a mutually assured destruction led to a life seeking hope for the future. This journey of 20 slides offers an insight into one life journey illustrating how utilizing deeper technologies of human consciousness can make a difference in ones life and perhaps in the lives of others.

Scott Lary has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in Education from Maharishi International University in Iowa. He worked for the State of Texas for 20 years as a Macintosh Computer Trainer and System Analyst. Currently he is a Certified Teacher of the TM (Transcendental Meditation) technique and a Marketing VP of a family medical company.

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Volunteering in Tohoku: 6 Years Later


"Wherever I looked I saw destruction, but what I also saw was hope in the eyes of those who survived."

In Volunteering in Tohoku: 6 Years Later, Cristina Marie Deane shares her story of volunteering in the Miyagi prefecture following the devastating events of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Volunteering turned out to be not only an enlightening and fulfilling experience for Cristina but it also changed the course of her life. 

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Cruiser Control

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.

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PKN San Francisco Vol. 31

After Tokyo, the longest-running PechaKucha Night is in San Francisco, and that city's organizer Paul Jamtgaard sends in the following report for last week's Vol. 31. Our 31st event continued along the same upward trends we've been enjoying for 3 years!! They just keep getting better. The line outside was becoming a problem while we made the last preparations, but we were happy to welcome over 300 people, coming back to our old stomping grounds at 330 Ritch in the South of Market to see 11 fantastic presentations that included more than one first for PK-sf, among them an artistic aerial trapeze performance and a live jazz trio. While DJ Dan Senatore was jetting about Europe, DJ Joe filled-in with some excellent rolling vibes that more than filled the space when Keith Chamberlain and his jazz trio were not giving us all some seriously cool atmosphere -- we all looked sexier when they played. His presentation on the evening's theme of "CHANGE" launched with Shiva the god of destruction and creativity, and wove a line of thought right through the centerline of a stem cell's first steps of growth...he left the room wowed and awed. Not to be outdone, the aerial performance duo of Kate & Alayna AKA "Bow & Sparrow" spun the room's attention round to the middle of the space. Kate performed a sensual dance 7 feet off the ground while images of their performances flashed across the screen. Architect Jerry Griffin gave an eye-popping crash course in how far a sustainable building can go in the Synergy Center project he has been designing, and Frederick Gibson shared his practice's work from Califiornia to New Zealand. Travel writer Edward Hasbrouck challenged everyone not only to go out and see the world, but also -- because it will be increasingly difficult to do it -- to make the most of this fading opportunity to connect to this human race of ours. The next edition of PKN San Francisco is set for March 13 at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. The theme for the evening will be "STIMULATE."

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57 Hours Later...

On a warm January afternoon just over two years ago in Port au Prince, an earthquake the likes of which Haiti had not seen in over 50 years struck. The magnitude 7.0 tremors destroyed buildings, residences and resulted in an estimated 316,000 deaths -- making this the 2nd deadliest earthquake of all time.  Among the responders was Turkey's GEA-SAR Team (a member of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group) which collaborated with US SAR teams to comb through debris and destruction to find the few trapped survivors of this horrendous natural disaster.  This week's "City Focus" is on Istanbul, so we've picked this wordless edition (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 1) of Presentation of the Day to highlight Turkish GEA Team's heroic efforts. It should also be noted that this presentation was originally a part of our Global PechaKucha Day effort for Haiti Reconstruction. 

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After seeing the destruction unleased upon the Tohoku region, Japanese toy-maker Takashi Tsunoda was compelled to do something creative, constructive.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Play-Deco" from PKN Tokyo, Vol. 92, Takashi (of Twelvetone, or Magnote in English) discusses his passion for developing simple, customizable wood and paper figures and toys. He has added elements of creativity to his figures by allowing owners to design their own papercraft exteriors. His hope is that by allowing children to develop their own modifications to their playthings, they might learn the power of creation. 

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Atlas of Destruction

"Perhaps, things aren't meant to be whole -- they're meant to be destroyed." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Atlas of Destruction" from a special Tokyo Designers Week 2013 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 107, artist Luis Urculo espresses his interest not in wholes, but in the sum of parts that make up a whole. Some of his work involves creating what he calls an "atlas of destruction," where he has compiled a collection of pictures of buildings that have been destroyed, and arranges them in a unique manner. To see more of the projects he mentions, check out his amazing portfolio here.  

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The Importance of Play

Ever feel like you're a kid in a grown-up's body? Christina Hug, founder of The Makers Nation, was taken by surprise when children showed up at her "Battle Bot Royale" -- an event she put together for adults to build robots that would brawl to destruction. Since this expereince, she has taken on a new mission: to encourage adults to play more. And in "The Importance of Play" from PKN Toronto Vol. 28, she expounds upon her perspective that work and play can and do complement each other.  

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Not Yet the End of the World

Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images "Einstein once said, 'We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.'" Summer Gray is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate at the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory. In "Not Yet the End of the World" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, she speaks on the climate justice movement, and what we must do to save the planet from the destruction of global warming. 

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Tremors from Kumamoto

"As we attempted to escape our crumbling buildings, the electricity cut out, and we were left scrambling in the dark."In Tremors from Kumamoto, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, PechaKucha Night Kumamoto team member Mari Nasaki recounts the days and weeks following Kumamoto's largest earthquake in centuries. She speaks of destruction, lack of sustenance and supplies, but also of hope. 

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  "The story [we're] telling you tonight is about the first global art movement which started right there, 100 years ago, in the old town of Zurich, in a place called 'The Cabaret Voltaire.'"Just over 100 years ago, the Dadaists used poetry, prose, parody, and provocation to confront and question the WWI society that brought so much destruction. This "nonsensical" art movement was perhaps the most decisive single influence on the development of twentieth-century art, and its innovations are a continuing source of inspiration to artists today -- Hear from Swiss Embassy Public Affairs head Miguel Perez-LaPlante and curator Yukiko Shikata speak on this radical movement in DADA from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol 137.