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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca
BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.
Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.
Going Against the Crisis
BY DESPOINA POLYZOIDOU
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA
ON MAR 17, 2017
Despoina Polyzoidou shows how the economic crisis in Greece has triggered a new era for the primary sector of the country. In order to find ways to cope with economic challenges, her fellow countrymen are not staying idle but rather focus more and more on agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining to create special, top quality, branded products as a way to fight the crisis.
Despoina is concerned about her country and wants to share "views from inside" because she feels that the media sometimes distorts information and only emphasises the negative sides of a situation.
Despite the crisis, she believes, there is always hope and room for positive actions.
Innovative Conservation Policies: Lessons from the Sacred Groves in India
BY NRUPAJA BHIDE
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES
ON APR 19, 2017
Sacred groves are an ancient tradition in India in which a part of the forest is offered to the local deities and protected from all human intervention. This kind of social fencing has been successful in conserving innumerable forest patches in India in pristine condition. In this presentation, Nrupaja Bhide highlights the role of local communities in conservation and the influence that informal institutions have in policy making.
The topic is about sacred groves in India,about how these community-protected forests have thrived for so many years and how such conservation measures can be imitated in other places.
Nrupaja chose this topic because she has been visiting a sacred grove near her city since childhood and have seen the toll that fading religious beliefs and the increasing pressure of development have taken on this beautiful forest. It is imperative that more and more people understand the important role that culture plays in determining how sustainable a community is, and to protect such practices in this fast changing world.
She would like to showcase these rare treasures that can be found in India but also highlight the importance of individual and community level action, especially for conservation, and also to help us tackle other issues related to climate change.
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Spatial Memory Mapping
BY LYLA CATELLIER
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.
Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!
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.)
LAHAR #36 • Foresto
LAHAR Magazine #36 • Foresto - Pres. Riccardo Alessandro Didoné con fotografie di Elisabetta Rossi
LAHAR FORESTO #36
"Sìe ore ea cresse, sìe ea càea’: ogni sei ore l’acqua entra dal mare alla laguna, per poi ritornarci. Modo di dire veneziano rivolto chi si arrabbia perché le cose vanno storte: presto tutto si riassesterà nel verso giusto, con la complicità dell’acqua e delle condizioni atmosferiche.
La marea va e viene; un attimo prima sembra sommergere ogni cosa, l’attimo dopo lascia tutto esposto alla vista.
Le isole della laguna. Luoghi sperduti, ambienti isolati, il verde spelacchiato che riverbera sull’acqua che si muove appena. Avvolte dalla spiritualità del silenzio, appena rotto dal rumore di sottofondo della laguna. L’altra Venezia, la sconosciuta ai transatlantici che la guardano da lontano: quella dei transiti infiniti, del commercio brulicante, dell’incessante mercanteggiare. O la Venezia deserta, quando le calli al mattino ospitano solo il primo sole; indigena, brulla e sconsolata, calpestata solamente da chi vive delle sue compravendite, di ombre e di spunci e si nasconde dalla calca e dalla fiumana di macchine fotografiche. La città ondeggiante che rifugge la tranquillità simbolica dell’entroterra solido e rassicurante. Venezia teatro di scambi, baratti, furti, acquisti, amori di contrabbando. Tintinnano le monete nelle tasche dei mercanti! Furbi compratori fingono disattenzione. Foresti compaiono qui e lì per l’occasione, per il ritrovo: il mercato. Luccicano le pietre preziose, brillano gli ori, i tessuti damascati ondeggiano tra le mani, mentre nubi d’incenso saturano l’aria già gonfia di sale. Cosa compreresti, tu? Cosa ti potrebbe attrarre verso l’incerto continente? Cosa, invece, ti spingerebbe a lasciare ogni saldo ormeggio e gettarti nel mare aperto?
Immagina di essere il mozzo di una muda, un ricco mercante bizantino, un gondoliere alticcio, una venditrice di ventagli, il portiere di un albergo che sta sprofondando. Immagina di possedere la saggezza di chi, solo, conosce il mare e conosce le imperfezioni del genere umano. Un po’ santo, un po’ puttana.
Arriva la notte e le strade del mercato lentamente si spopolano. Nei campi e nelle calli l’eco del calpestio si affievolisce. Ma la brezza leggera rimane intrisa di odori.
Scegli la tua isola. Scegli cosa vendere o cosa comprare. Prepara scudi, ducati e zecchini. Organizza il tuo banchetto, senza dimenticare il pesce conservato in salamoia e il vino guastato dalla navigazione.
Da dove vorresti partire? Dove vorresti approdare? Tra l’oscurità di Poveglia o dell’isola degli Armeni; i tesori annegati di Ammiana e San Marco in Boccalama; i ricami di Burano, la vetreria rutilante di Murano o le diciassette anime che popolano Torcello. Da dove provieni e dove vai? Qual è la tua moneta di scambio?
Issa la tua vela: il vento sta per soffiare."
COLLABORA a LAHAR#36 - FORESTO
Forestry: Sustainable Innovation
BY ANN NORMAND
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"If you or anybody you know is interested in a sustainable, innovative sector, you might want to take a look deeper into the woods."
Work Wild's Anne Normand explores the careful management and innovation currently maintaining balance between humanity's resource needs and the needs of a healthy forest. Dive into some of the technology and products, from bio-fuels to plastics to building materials, that are pushing forestry to the forefront of sustainable industries.
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!
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Itakura Core House
The Great Tohoku Earthquake struck the north-eastern coast of Japan just two years ago, and brought with it tsunamis that took lives and destroyed countless homes along the coastline. To this day, there are an estimated 315,000 people living in temporary housing as a result of natural and man-made disasters that occured after the quake. As this is the two-year anniversary of this catastrophic event, we're spending the entire week highlighting presentations from the PechaKucha x ArchiAid Channel. In his presentation -- from the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser -- Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (of Japanese architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow) speaks of his efforts to build small, easily-expanded houses using the "Itakura Method" of construction to not only revitalize life on the Tohoku coastline, but to stimulate the surrounding forestry industry. Easy assembly, disassembly, and transport are among the additional benefits of the Itakura technique. The original, Japanese version of this presentation (from Tokyo Desiger's Week) can be found here. To contribute to Tohoku's reconstruction efforts, you can donate to ArchiAid's "Core House" project here.
Success! Our first PechaKucha Night in Mount Forest
Mount Forest in Ontario, Canada hosted its first PechaKucha Night at the local library. The presentations were excellent and the crowd responded encouragingly. New friendships were formed and much excitement was expressed for the next event on July 11th. Five presenters for the #2 Night have already signed up! How cool is that. Bath Lambert presenting "Awakening." This is her first public speaking engagement ever and she rocked the house! Having fun with the crowd. Susan Seitz talking to the audience after the evening was complete about her creative process in making her PechaKucha presentation "Who am I?"
Over-heated city streets can be cured with a bit of reforestation. One man in a hot city set out to do just that. While living in Mexico’s third-largest city, Monterrey, Sergio De Lara noticed a distinct lack of urban forestry, most pointedly during the city’s 50-degree summers. In "Extreme Reforestation", from a special Urban Innovation Happy Hour from PKN Toronto, we see that what began as a small grass-roots collective digging up previously-sealed sidewalk planters grew to a corporate-sponsored non-profit NGO (going by the name Reforestación Extrema) complete with volunteer teams re-foresting parks and city streets all over.
Urban Food Forests
Urban farming, rooftop gardens, and sustainable growth are becoming ever-prominent practice in a metropolitan setting. Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. In "Urban Food Forests" from a special edition of PKN Auckland, he goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network.