CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “model trains”

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@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret -- a love for model trains! Gunn expresses his love for model trains, that allows him to esacpe into a fantasy world. He compares his job as a script writer for children's films to these miniature train worlds and how safe both worlds feel. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2014.

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “model trains”

Gabloty Modele
in Minneapolis


Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Nov 20, 2010


Budapest @ Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle)
Nov 12, 2010


Jakarta @ Es Teler77 Resto
Apr 26, 2011


Samara @ Art-cafe Paper Moon
Nov 17, 2010


Richmond, BC @ Richmond Cultural Centre
Nov 29, 2013


Amsterdam @ Radion
Jul 08, 2015


Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Mar 01, 2016

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Ogilvy One, Sea Containers
Nov 29, 2017


Gwalior @ Jiwaji Club
Sep 30, 2017


Yogyakarta @ KUNCI cultural studies center
May 11, 2018

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The Anatomy of an (Architectural) Model

@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Presenting design projects to the public does not warrant an opportunity to explain choices made during the production of architectural models. However, these are essential elements of the design process that have an ability to significantly enhance the quality of the presentation, especially when complex three-dimensional spatial arrangements are present, time, resources, and budgets are limited and artistic visions and values are at stake. This presentation examines an array of choices that led to a production of an architectural model on a rapid prototyping machine.

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Ecology as a Model for Agriculture

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. He assures that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2014.

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Conversation on a Train

@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

A delayed train ride results in a life-changing conversation for Josh Golden

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The Allure of Trains and Train Travel

@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Ken Kajiyama shares his fascination with trains and train travel. Pack your bags.

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A successful global model of integration


Speaker Beverly Best discusses the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a regional body established by the Treaty of Basseterre signed in 1981. It later formed a single financial and economic space (an Economic Union) in June 2000.  Dubbed as one of the biggest global secrets, the OECS comprising 10 Small Island Developing States with a combined population of approximately 600,000 (which are among the smallest SIDS in the world) are at the forefront of regional integration, and represent the tightest regional grouping and most successful global model of integration to date.

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Rare Model

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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The Pacer: A Warning From History

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Why are the Pacer trains so terrible? And why have they been around for so long? Ed Hammond examines what we can learn from the perverse incentives and poor accountability behind the Pacer.

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Bacteria and water voles: A model system to help us understand disease

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Richard Hassall presents his work on water voles in the North East of Scotland.

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Poster for PKN Maribor Vol. 8

PechaKucha Night in Maribor Vol. 8 is happening tomorrow night (Thursday, March 22), and here's organizer Anja Hren with an explanation on the venue and how the poster links to it -- and the other photos in the post will give you a peek at the making of the poster. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.The location of this event is very special, as it is an old surveillance tower of the Yugoslavian railways. It stands just beside the railway tracks that are of course still in use, so trains will pass by during the event. That is why there is a train on the poster. The poster was once again made by excellent Slovenian graphic designer Darjan Panič, and it is already one of the most loved Maribor PKN posters. A look at the venue as it once stood:

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Giant Model Building, the Love of Japanese Gardens, and Photos from Beirut

Presentations Yusuke Iguchi shares (in Japanese/English, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) his latest project, BABEL, the biggest model he has ever produced. He is also trying to raise money for his next project -- you'll find more info on his website. Jenny Schroder loves Japanese gardens, and she wants the world to know more about Japanese gardens. In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97), she explains how Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's website. Posters We've added a poster for the upcoming PKN Manizales Vol. 3 to the Tumblr blog, but today's highlighted poster is for Sunday's first PKN in Riyadh -- you'll find the list of presenters on the event page.  Photos Today we have an event report to share for the recent PKN San Antonio Vol. 8 -- which includes a few photos as well -- and the two photo galleries you see listed below. The photos above are from PKN Beirut Vol. 15, held earlier this month.PKN Beirut Vol. 15 [Facebook]PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8 [Flickr]Calendar Here's what you can expect from PKNs this weekend. Tonight (November 30), we start with PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12. On Saturday it's Miami's 20th, and then on Sunday you'll find PKN Ashland Vol. 3, PKN Riyadh Vol. 1, and PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 14.

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New World Transparent Specimens

"This is not a computer-generated 3D model, nor is it a drawing or painting...This was once a living being." In today's Presentation of the Day, "New World Transparent Specimens" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, once fisherman/ocean researcher Iori Tomita shows off his striking work. The secret to his glowing, translucent skeletal art is a process that involves "enzymatically dissolving protein, and dying bones and cartilage" of once-living sea life.

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Tea with Mrs. Gropius

Take a tour through the home of legendary architect and Bauhaus director, Walter Gropius: In "Tea with Mrs. Gropius" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Chuck Berleigh talks about the revolutionary design and architecture of the Gropius House created by Walter Gropius, a the founder of the Bauhaus, almost 75 years ago. With the house's conscious use of light, non-custom-made components, and creation of a unique atmosphere for each room in the house, it is truly a model of good, modern design and revolutionary for its time. 

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Ecology as a Model for Agriculture

Can the agriculture industry really be sustainable for generations to come? Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. In "Ecology as a Model for Agriculture" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1 we see that he believes that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.

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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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"When I see that little locomotive, I smell the engine oil, it takes me back — I’m a kid again." TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret -- his love for model trains! In “Loco-motives” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20, Gunn expresses his love for model trains, and how they allow him to escape into a fantasy world. He compares his job as a script writer for children's films to these miniature train worlds and says that he enjoys the feeling of safety and wonder these worlds provide. 

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The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight

  "The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development." In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night BuffaloVol. 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.

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PechaKucha People: Thorsten Bösch

Thorsten Bösch is one of the colorful cast of characters behind PechaKucha Nights in Chicago. When not busy designing visualizations for architects and other creatives via visualized concepts, he's focussed on building the most up to date and complete digital model of the entire city of Chicago! We love ya, Thorsten!

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Architect and artist Tim Taylor will join us for v.39: SACRED VESSELS (FOR B & H BECHER)  52 model water towers pay homage to Bernd & Hilla Becher's photographic legacy