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Realizing Good Ideas

BY CHRISTOPHER SIANO
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"It's not enough to have a good idea. To realize that good idea is very difficult, and that's what I work hard to do".

In Realizing Good Ideas from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14Chris Siano shares how he uses digital design and fabricatio to make things better, whether it is a public art installation, a student sculpture project, a building or a neighborhood. For the past twelve years he has served as an Instructional Support Technician in the University at Buffalo Department of Art. In 2005 he formed The Foundry Group Inc. - a company specializing in art and architectural fabrication. And in 2012, in partnership with his brother Matthew, he formed HES Properties - a real estate development company focusing on development of mixed-use properties on Buffalo's West Side. All of these endevours are conduits for great ideas in his community to come to fruition. 

Cover image: Fabricated by Chris Siano and The Foundry Group, Inc., 2015 for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Jene Highstein's Black Mound (Turtle).

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.

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Collage City

BY JEAN-MICHEL REED
@ 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.

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Rethinking Resettlement

BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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Buffalo Niagara by Design

BY ROBERT G. SHIBLEY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"What was I thinking when I came to Buffalo? ... I was coming to join a social movement in our city and region, and I dove in head first."

In Buffalo Niagara Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Dean and Professor of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, recounts his recruitment to Buffalo as Department Chair, 35 years ago. Upon the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the department, Shibley discusses his work with architecture and planning students, faculty and community members on various urban planning projects in the region. Across an arc of a quarter century, the UB Urban Design Project and the UB Regional Institute have been key players in the evolution of a broad regional planning framework.

 

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Reactivating the NoLi Neighborhood

BY RICHARD YOUNG
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Richard Young, with the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, presents on their work to transform a disinvested neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. Showcasing the power to rehabilitate neighborhoods by asking what the neighborhood wants and needs, and then delivering.

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How to survive getting older?

BY LUDO HELLEMANS
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

How to survive getting older? That is the question asked by Ludo Hellemans. We are facing an ageing society, especially here in Limburg. The demographic change poses new challenges for the entire society. It is not only a challenge for the elderly but also for younger citizens.

Ludo has a solution for this challenge, a new form of community housing for citizens over 50, located right in the middle of the city holding two core characteristics: mutual support to ensure autonomy of the residents and sustained interaction with the neighbourhood.

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New York via Bike Share

BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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Dance is the BEST

BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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Rethinking the Newark Waterfront

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices. 

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio, where recent projects have included a memorial for an eco-feminist nun, a riverfront park, and a large-scale exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Newark, NJ, including a crowd-sourced scale model. Jae has recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at New York City Housing Authority, where she facilitated the agency’s efforts to define and implement design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. As an educator, Jae has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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Maps as a Tool for Perception

BY GABRIEL GIANORDOLI
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.

Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.

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Living on Purpose

BY DWAYNE POWELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Dwayne Powell explains how a strong economic foundation is the key to a thriving black community.

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Following Up in Concepcion

Here's a follow-up from PKN Concepcion organizer Alejandra Sepulveda on what has happened around her. Despite the devastating photos of her neighborhood she sent us, she does leave us with some positive thoughts. Send you some pics of the disaster... Yesterday I managed to communicate with my partner in the PKN team... so great news! My building will have to topple. I am very lucky to be writing today... Thank you very much for the concern. I would not know what to ask for, I need to rent a new house... and smile at life... many people today did not see the sun (802 dead). But I have dreams, and happiness to be alive...

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PKN Istanbul Vol. 9

Here's a nice report sent to us by PechaKucha Night in Istanbul organizer Nurten Meriçer about the city's recent Vol. 9, held last month -- the list of presenters with links appears on the official event page. Please note that PKN Istanbul Vol. 10 is set for July 14.On May 12, the Building Industry Centre (YEM) stage hosted spectacular performances in performing arts and creative projects as part of PechaKucha Night in Istanbul Vol. 9. Painter Melis Binay, Guerrilla Marketeer Çağın Türker, Social Media Specialist Emre Erbirer, and Documentary Filmmaker Gokce Su Yoğurtçuoğlu presented trendsetting stories from the contemporary world of art and communication in İstanbul. Yesim Ozsoy of Galata Perform shared her experiences in making her neighborhood her art space via the 'Visibility Project.' The audience was carried away by Hüsam Süleymangil’s presentation that brought in sounds and sensations from Cappadocia, which Klasik Keyifler turned into a unique venue for contemporary music. BOX Video used to be known as the out-of-the box music video producer of the 2000s. Deniz Özgün’s no-success story of BOX Video touched the very heart of the creative community. ‘The Finale’ was a live mini-concert by the Jazz Choir of the Boğaziçi University Music Club, making the audience sing and dance along. The marking moment of the night was the surprise birthday celebration of Can Yücel Metin, resident host of PechaKucha Night in İstanbul, on stage. Video footage of the night can be seen here.

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Old Louisville

Mary Beth Brown is a resident of old Louisville, and in this presentation she takes us on a tour of her neighborhood, and explains how she has dealt with living there. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Louisville Vol. 6.

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Lightyears in the Past

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Lightyears in the Past" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 8, astrophotographer Andy Chapman expounds upon the history of the universe. He can't help but detail the galactic goings-on each time he looks into the night sky. Andy goes over not only the history of our universe, but discusses the processes behind taking stunning photographs of our Milky Way neighborhood and beyond.

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Love an Old House

"Nothing is more painful to me than the sight of an abandoned old house..." David Dominé believes that old houses are like old people - if you listen to them, they'll have a story to tell. David moved to Louisville in 1993, where he was immediately taken by the abundance of vibrant, classical architecture. He began writing books about old houses in the neighborhood, bringing to the forefront their colorful and interesting pasts, and in "Love an Old House" from PKN Louisville Vol. 11, you'll hear a few of those stories. 

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Tower Neighbourhood Renewal

“These are the most important buildings of the future.” Architect Graeme Stewart speaks out on benefits of 1960s tower-style high-density urban housing as opposed to the sprawl often found in the US. In “Tower Neighbourhood Renewal” from PKN Toronto’s special Urban Innovation Happy Hour, we see that Graeme has taken the lead on the Tower Renewal project — whereby he’s taken steps to eco-retrofit these 50-year-old buildings, and worked to transform the surrounding areas into villages through policy changes and community-building campaigns. 

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Girls in S.T.E.M

"We gave ourselves the latitude to find gaps and let design support radical solutions that extended beyond the traditional footprints of our professions as architects, as teenagers, and the program challenged me to think of ways to bring more women into our field not by giving them a doll, but by giving them a hammer." In Girls in S.T.E.M from PechaKucha Night Denver as part of the The American Institute of Architects 2014 Convention, Katherine Darnstadt focuses on changing the lives of young women in her urban community. She does this by providing girls with a two-week program that helps them rebuild their neighborhood and reshape lives.

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The Bed and Art Project

“Even with foreigners come to Japan, it's hard to find japanese art and meet japanese artists. We solve this problem by creating these art rooms by local artists… and we use this hotel to connect local artists and the traveling creative people.” In The Bed and Art Project from Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo’s 132nd Volume speakers Keigo Fukugaki, Yu Tazawa, Yuto Maeda, and Kenji Daikoku give a glorious, bilingual, pictorial presentation on their art hotel in the heart of the Koenji neighborhood of Tokyo - a hotbed of up-and-coming artists and galleries.es.  田澤悠さん、福垣慶吾さん、前田悠図さん、大黒健嗣さんは、それぞれ起業家、建築家、ギャラリスト、アートディレクターなどの専門分野をバックグラウンドに持ち、新しいホテルの在り方を提案するBed & Art Project (BnA)を仕掛けています。アーティストの街として注目を集める高円寺に2016年2月オープンの、街全体をアートホテルと化するプロジェクト "BnA Koenji"について、その全貌を明らかにしていただきます!エッジが効いたアートを求める方や、普通の宿泊では飽き足らない方必見のプレゼンテーションです!    

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Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra

"You have to forge meaningful connections with the communities you are in. Ultimately...we want everything we do to matter to the people in this town." In Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 21, Conductor Troy Peters poses the question, "How does one know a good orchestra?" He thinks your neighborhood policeman just might know the answer.

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The Magic House

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.” In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.