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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.

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Haiti Reconstruction Channel

117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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Norwich, UK @ cinema city norwich
Oct 26, 2011

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Helsinki @ Bio Rex
Sep 11, 2014

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Long Beach
Sep 17, 2015

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Genova @ Foyer Teatro della Tosse
Nov 27, 2015

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Železný Brod @ KC Kino - Železný Brod
Dec 11, 2015

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Brisbane @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Mar 22, 2017

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Hamilton @ The Meteor
Sep 14, 2017

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Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
Sep 22, 2017

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Ottawa @ Impact Hub
Sep 29, 2017

PAST Architecture Talks in English, Powered by PechaKucha

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Dec 08, 2018

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Three San Francisco Projects

BY NICK GOTTHARDT
@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Nick Gotthardt, a landscape architect, shows us some of the projects that he and his team have undertaken. One is the landscape at the visitor center at land's end. Another is some work they did around the Golden Gate Bridge. The final one is a outdoor rooftop bar.

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The Chicago River's Floating Garden

BY BRAM BARTH
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Bram Barth, Landscape Architect at Lose & Associates, explains the floating gardens project in the Chicago River. This simulateneously creates more green space in the city, while improving the quality and image of the river.

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

BY ED KEEGAN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.

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The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.

http://bluemountainsgrottolove.blogspot.com.au

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

BY ESTHER GERRARD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

In "Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture" From PechaKucha Night Dublin Vol. 8, based on her previous research, Landscape Architect Esther Gerrard talks about her ideas regarding "green spaces" and "urban acupuncture" to explore how they can be utilized to view public space differently. 

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Landscapes for Better Living

BY KURT VOMFELL
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.

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Getting to the Root of Permaculture

BY RICK HATCH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.

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The Things You Remember From Childhood

BY HANA ISHIKAWA
IN CHICAGO

Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.

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Dementia Friendly Garden Project

BY TAMAE ISOMURA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.

Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.

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Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture

Here's another presentation recorded at Barcelona's Inspire Japan event back in April, covering a project that compares Japanese architecture to Catalan architecture through the eyes of children. It was presented in Spanish by Solange Espoille.

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I Do Want Ugliness in My Landscape

Today's presentation (in Spanish), the provacatively titled "I Do Want Ugliness in My Landscape," was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Ferrol Vol. 5, and features Ergosfera talking about the quality of territories which, after being described negatively (first by the Market, as unproductive, and now by the State, as ugly), need new stories and arguments to keep development open.

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The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture

A city's architecture tends to tell you a lot about that city, and in this presentation, Rachel Preston Prinz highlights various architectural trends that you'll find in the city of Taos, New Mexico -- for example, those ornate bars on the image above are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontiere." It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Taos Vol. 3.

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Landscape in Lens

Sites of nerve-gas disposal, toxic chemical and oil spills, widespread nuclear waste, all within the United States borders. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Landscape in Lens" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, David Hanson describes his photographic work as "an investigation into the contemporary American landscape." His primary focus is the human impact on nature, and among his subjects are dirty coal-driven power plants, ICBM nuclear missile silos hidden amongst agricultural land, and hazardous waste sites. His fascinating work helps to contextualize these sites within history, and their surrounding areas.

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Pulsations in Architecture

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Pulsations in Architecture" from PKN Miami Vol. 22, Eric Goldemberg, of the design research practice Monad Studio, discusses the recent developments in 3D printing technology, its application to sculptural art and how it assists in structural concepting in architecture. 

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Landscape-told Stories

What secrets are yet untold by your environment?  Janet Stephenson presents (at PKN Dunedin Vol. 20) us with numerous idyllic photographs of the New Zealand tussock grasslands, and encourages us to question the subtle inconsistencies found within her photographs. In "Landscape-told Stories" she speaks specifically on the small creeks or "races" lining the hillsides, and at first inquires as to why they exist -- she then delves into the mysteries nature unveils.

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

“I think pavilions are an instrument for architecture and diplomacy.” André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. In “Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Ambassador Lago's covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

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Taking Architecture Beyond

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."In Taking Architecture Beyond, from Tokyo, Vol. 125, student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. Enjoy!

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Invitation to Islamabad - Volume 3

This PechaKucha Night Islamabad is all about the beauty, elegance, and intricacies that make up the world of architecture! Our speakers represent the diversity one finds in the ever-evolving architectural landscape of Islamabad. Hasan Lashari talks about the transformative nature of thresholds and the juxtaposing Saidpur village within Islamabad city inhabits all the traits of a threshold. Murtaza Bilal will be talking about his experiences in trying to strike that fine balance between the client brief and an architect’s creative expression. Sannah Ejaz outlines ideas of space/time in architecture as opposed to architecture in space/time. Masshal Saif from Khaam Studios, enumerates the qualities and the variances one can experience in the rigid material that is concrete. Mustafa Naeem talks about his continuing journey of discovery in the field of architecture since he first started out in 2004. Ali Rahman Khan’s presentation is all about how he learnt the importance of drifting in finding purpose in architecture and entrepreneurship through systems thinking. Faisal Arshad’s presentation will be about the challenges of incorporating the natural elements as well as innovative materials and technologies. Ghousia Ahmed will be speaking about discovering, in her travels, how culture has impacted architecture. Awais Aqdus will be talking about mass transport projects in the various cities of Pakistan and their impact on city development and the heritage sites. Fawad Suhail will be speaking about the importance of pubic and community spaces in the city. It will be an enlightening, educational and enriching experience of what architecture means in these times For details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/618456498486180/?ti=cl