BUFFALO Search Results: “economic crash”

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Art Barge: Trans Empire Canal Corporation

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

Erika Abbondanzieri, AIA
Watts Architecture & Engineering
Trans Empire Canal Corporation [aka TECCORP]

Erika Abbondanzieri is a member of the Trans Empire Canal Corporation [TECCORP] team, which, in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, New York), has launched the “art barge” project. TECCORP aims to purpose art as a resource to examine the complex ways the Erie Canal has shaped and continues to shape our political, cultural and economic realities.

To learn more about TECCORP, visit

To learn more about the Burchfield Penney Art Center, visit

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20 Months

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"

In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities. 

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Reversal of Fortune

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"In the project, Refersal of Fortune, a series of robotic living gardens, I use the plant to represent the complex relationship between human life and economic growth."

In Reversal of Fortune from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, interdisciplinary artist and educator Stephanie Rothenberg talks about her recent project "Reversal of Fortune," a series of robotic gardens that examine the intersection of social media, finance and philanthropy. In these gardens plants represent recipients of charitable acts and loan borrowers in economically challenged regions. Through this lens the complex relationship between human life and economic growth is made visible.

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The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight

@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development."

In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, urbanist and preservationist, Chris Hawley, presents the Belt Line -- one of the most conspicuous and least-known features of Buffalo, NY. Each day, trains go by along it and people drive underneath and over it. It is the "third strand" in Buffalo's DNA, as important to the city's physical and economic geography as Joseph Ellicott's radial and grid plan and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system; as consequential to the city's development as the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System.

The Belt Line was opened in 1883, with segments dating back to 1836. The rail line is 15 miles long, forming a continuous loop through Buffaloʼs downtown as well as the prominent industrial loft clusters that it helped to create. Today, the Belt Line's 12 million square feet of largely vacant or underutilized industrial space is the city's next frontier for sustainable development. Factory buildings are being recycled as mixed-use developments. These former industrial areas are becoming walkable centers again.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 27th, 2016. 

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Collage City

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."

In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “economic crash”


Calgary @ The Uptown Stage and Screen + the Marquee Room
Dec 03, 2009


Columbus @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Nov 10, 2010


Nov 10, 2011


Williamsburg @ Williamsburg Community Building
Sep 21, 2013


Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Aug 29, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Instituto de Desarrollo Económico del Principado de Asturias (IDEPA)
Dec 01, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Fine Arts Center, Antwerp International School
Mar 04, 2016

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ NLA - The Building Centre
Feb 21, 2017


Melbourne @ Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room
May 08, 2018

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Nanaimo Gold Club
May 09, 2018

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A Crash Course in Independent Filmmaking

@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Kristin Wright teaches us how to be an independent filmmaker. She talks about how to write stories, the challenges of film direction, and what's involved in production. Kristin touches on the good and bad points of being an independent filmmaker and gives us some tips on how to make the most of your work.

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The Mystery of Economic Growth

@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Far more than an intellectual puzzle for pundits, economists, and policymakers, economic growth - its makings and workings - is a subject that affects the well-being of billions of people around the globe: from the slums of Delhi and Nairobi, to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Hong Kong.

Taking a closer look at the example of China, Ibrahima Sory Kaba examines the huge discrepancy in standards of living throughout the world and the factors affecting the sustainability of economic growth.

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Crash Course in Photography

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Photography lessons PechaKucha style! Scott Richardson is an award winning photographer with 35 years professional experience and this presentation is a 6 month photography course condensed into 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Watch it for yourself and learn. We did.

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Bikes Tackling Environmental, Social & Economic Challenges

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Anne Bedos is the founder and manager of Rothar. Rothar uses bikes to tackle environmental, social & economic challenges in Dublin. It creates local solutions to global issues through the promotion of sustainable urban transport with cycling. The creation of employment and training opportunities for marginalised individuals is central to the enterprise.

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Crash Course in Autism

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 05, 2016

Emily Stewart gives crash course in Autism. He also teaches history in New Bern, NC where she lives with her craft beer-loving husband, their son, a cat, and a dog.


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Illuminating Disparity: Economic Inequality in the Midwest

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 03, 2017

Epiphany Knedler is currently a student at the University of South Dakota. She is pursuing a double-major in Political Science and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and a minor in Art History. She will be attending graduate school for Photography next fall. You can see more of her work here

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Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Michael Martin has an interest in developmental studies and has written papers on Belarus, Taiwan, Tibet and China in Africa. His presentation explores how Chinese economic engagement in Africa is aiding the development process,

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Lead a Crash, Not a Herd

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Kevin brings us along on his journey from childhood as he discovers his aversion to "herd-think". He shares how the most important decisions you can make for your organization are the "who" decisions. He explains the 3 most important characteristics of team players, the value of creative challenges, and the recognition of the talent in front of you. 

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Car Crash: A Photo Book

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Matt Werner escaped corporate America and taught college management for 8 years before returning to his family farm in Indiana. His passion is great story telling--reading, writing, listening. He has published 3 works of nonfiction and 1 photo book of old car crash scenes. When he's not farming, obsessing over old photo negatives, or imbibing local beer, he's plotting his next adventure.

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The Hijacked American Dream

"No one ever laid on their deathbed and wished they had acquired more stuff." In The Hijacked American Dream, Joel Larsgaard (at PechaKucha Atlanta, Vol. 20) speaks on what Americans currently define as "The American Dream." What was once defined by James T. Adams as a dream of a "land that would be better, richer, and fuller for everyone" has become twisted, and nigh unrecognizable today. He delves into the culture of consumerism that he compares to drug use, "a brief high, followed by a crash."  

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A Crash Course in Independent Filmmaking

Running through the woods with a hatchet, setting stuntmen on fire -- ah, the life of a filmmaker. Kristin Wright goes into great depth on her experiences working on her own films. In "A Crash Course in Independent Filmmaking" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 20, she talks about how to write great characters, the challenges of directing actors, and what's involved in the production process. Kristin touches on the good and bad points of being an independent filmmaker and gives us some invaluable tips on how to make the most of your work.

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The World's Tallest Twisted Building

"We rotated each floor 1.2 degrees, almost doing a true 90 degree rotation at about 88 floors."  Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plans behind the twisted building in Dubai. In "The World's Tallest Twisted Building" from PKN Chicago Vol. 28, we hear that the project was initiated by a Chicago team and was designed with passive sustainable methods and long-term economic value in mind. As of now it is the tallest twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

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Want to become a dream-walker? This is your crash course: Ange Friesen talks about dreams and what they can mean. Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to travel to wondrous places within your dreams? In "Oneironautics" from PKN Markham Vol. 2, Ange shows us just how far the beauty of our imagination along with a little magic can take us.

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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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The Gentleman Honey Farmer

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City Urban beekeeping, along with other urban agriculture practices, has been on the rise in recent years. Drastic declines in honey bee populations over the last decade have severe economic and environmental implications. Honey bee colonies have demonstrated higher survival rates in urban settings. Many world-class cities have adopted policies that allow for reasonable beekeeping practices, while other municipalities maintain policies that are detrimental to the survival of a creature whose existence is critical to a healthy ecosystem. This presentation aims to provide a general overview of urban beekeeping practices. Come hear more from Adam Nelson is the founder of GeoBees, an early-stage software development company dedicated to apicultural research using geospatial analysis.  

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An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.  

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City Focus: Curitiba

This week's City Focus stays in Latin American, heading to one of its most important cultural, political, and economic centre's in Brazil, Curitiba. Home to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, check out some of Curitiba's inspiring presentations here!

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20 Months

"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities. 


Introduction of Lynne Christie

Hi. Today we have the pleasure to introduce our speaker & sound artist Lynne Christie. Lynne is committed in her vision of NZ artists becoming a global economic force within the Creative Industries, and offering young people a productive, expressive outlet. Recognising the power of music not only in uniting people but introducing people to ‘their tribe, Lynne shares her passion of all things noisy. Check her website out to see more: Have a great Monday evening. PKN Wanaka crew