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False Positive

BY MARK SHEPARD
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Let's get personal."

In False Positive from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, artist, architect and educator Mark Shepard reminds us that it is not just the trust we place in network infrastructure but also our willingness to trade bits of personal data for access to online services that renders us vulnerable. Caught between the ruse and exploit, we find ourselves subject to ever more sophisticated forms of profiling, both online and off. Yet if algorithmically generated data-bodies are our future, they are also prone to error. Sherpard's project FALSE POSITIVE deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend.

 

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Playing with Colour

BY BACKOFFICE (CORYN KEMPSTER & JULIA JAMROZIK)
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale." 

In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.

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Sharing Landscapes

BY AARON OTT
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"We're increasingly looking at our landscapes in ways that, when we share them, we can also have an active dialogue about how they change."

In Sharing Landscapes from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, Curator of Public Art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Aaron Ott, talks about specific examples of public artworks that alter our perception and usage of shared environments. Ott reviews his experience working with the Collections at the Albright-Knox and discusses inspiring works that highlight his interest in creating environmental spaces that reframe our relationship with our shared landscapes.

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Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process

BY DAN SHANAHAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.”

In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.

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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78

BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”

In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.

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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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Universal Design

BY EDWARD STEINFELD, ARCH. D., AIA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation."

In Universal Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Director of the IDeA Center in Buffalo, NY, Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA, provides an overview of how the built environment affects access. The University at Buffalo's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.” It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds.

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Our Outer Harbor

BY JAY BURNEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

In Our Outer Harbor from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, writer, naturalist, and environmental activist, Jay Burney, recalls the activism of Margaret Mead to remind us we have the power to advocate for public lands and sustainable development. Buffalo's Outer Harbor has been used, abused, targeted, developed, abandoned, and targeted again. Legacy contamination remains. Burney and the Our Outer Harbor advocacy group are on the front lines resisting the privatization of public land through protests, workshops, public meetings and hearings, media production, and community engagement.

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Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail

BY JAJEAN ROSE-BURNEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”

In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods. 

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The Case for Transit

BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation. 

 

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Transportation Equity in Bangkok

BY JOSHUA MONTHEI
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 09, 2012

Joshua Monethi surveys the issue of public transportation in Bangkok; the economic and social implications that the current system creates for city-dwellers, and the potential for equitable change.

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What Makes a Great City

BY JONATHAN X. CÔTÉ
@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Jonathan X. Côté discusses the elements needed to make a city truly great. He states that Great Cities are not necessarily the biggest or most perfect places. However, a mix of certain aspects can turn a city into a fantastic place to live, and Côté shares with us just what it takes to create a great one.

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Wellness by Design

BY MATTHEW RIDGWAY
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

Matthew Ridgway traces the many trends influencing new transportation development, and how increased population density, declining car use, and a return to full service neighborhoods ultimately signals good things for our jobs, health, and the American middle class.

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At the Crossroads of Art and Science: Transport in 30 Years

BY VICTOR WEI
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

As Director of Transportation in Richmond, Victor Wei spends his professional life pondering the future of all movement within the city. He discusses the symbiotic relationship of art and engineering, and expounds upon his projections for Richmond's bright future.

 

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Parklets: Regaining Our Public Spaces

BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

DAS, Investigation Area: Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle present their project Parklets, a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations. (in Spanish)

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Parklets: Regaining Our Public Spaces

BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present their project Parklets: a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 19, 2014.

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Bicycle Transit in the City

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Recent School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate and AIA Chicago member Kristen Moreau discusses bike transit and commuting in Chicago, making proposals for the future of bike infrastructure and urban transportation. 

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Fund Education NOW

BY JAMES COOPER
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 06, 2015

OKC teacher, James Cooper, discusses the intersection between public transportation, public education, and jobs. For five years after graduate school, Cooper taught as an adjunct college professor, where he discovered a world of adjuncts teaching across multiple campuses and living on low wages, carrying considerable student loan debt and working with no health or retirement benefits. Today, he teaches as a middle school teacher and serves as a trustee on OKC's Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

BY ANAND PYE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.

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Angelie Agarwal and Julie Hayes

Today we highlight a presentation that's all about proper manners on public transit, courtesy of "anonymous" bloggers Angelie Agarwal and Julie Hayes, as they talk about their site, Muni Manners. An etiquette guide for the transit savvy. As loyal riders of public transit, we've seen our commutes change with the rise of iPods and the fall of public decorum. This new kind of etiquette guide picks up where Miss Manners leaves off.

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Public Maps

Today's presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 88, and sees Lucas Chirnside and Bianca Looney talk about "Public Maps" -- from Nihonbashi to Mars, six degrees of map making.

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From Winnipeg to Public Enemy, a Taste of Dutch Design, and Chicago's Tasty Poster

Presentations Tim Hoover is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation (from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9), as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. (in English) Ben van der Steen is CEO of Geesa, a Dutch company that has produced bathroom and toilet products since 1885, and in this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6) he tells the story of how he joined the company. A passion for design is what drives Ben, and his journey lead to a line of products by Dutch design superstar Marcel Wanders. Posters We've got some terrific new posters on the Tumblr blog today, with the following events represented: PKN Warsaw Vol. 11, PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, and PKN Chicago Vol. 22 (pictured above).  Photos Again, we have a few photo galleries to share -- note that you'll also find quite a few photosets on our Flickr account, which are also divided in collections.PKN Trnava Vol. 4 [Flickr]Photos from PKN Bogota [Flickr]PKN Tokyo Vol. 91 [Flickr]Calendar We're busy here at the PK mothership in preparation for tonight's (May 30) PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, which is accompanied by PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to PKN Plzen Vol. 1, PKN Seattle Vol. 36, PKN Ulladulla Vol. 3, and PKN Xalapa Vol. 10.

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PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project

Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.

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PechaKucha Night Pontevedra vol.5 (presenters)

This are the presenters in the next Pecha Kucha Pontevedra vol.5.  It is going to have place in Portal 48, espacio para la creación,   1-Bolboretas de papel-artesania2-Correveydile-organización de eventos 3-Seara Records-plataforma de difusión cultural4-Freshysweet-agencia junior de publicidad5-Noemí Días Patiño- Circulo Polar6-Paulova- artista7-Flying rats-skateboarding crew8-Chás-fotografía

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Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces

We can all agree cars take up way too much space in the city. Why not repurpose parking for something more citizen-friendly? In "Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces", from PKN Mexico City Vol. 31, Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present on a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.

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Surrey Launches PechaKucha Series

PechaKucha comes to Surrey on Thursday, October 16.  Centre Stage, Surrey's newest venue located in the new City Hall will be launching a PechaKucha series.  The first volume is themed around Public Art.  Come to learn more about local and international public art.  The live band will start at 6:30 and the presenters will hit the stage at 7pm.  Only $15.  Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 604-501-5566 or go to https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1481  

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PECHAKUCHA!

  On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!

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How Public Art Can Save The World

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.” In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.

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Lightspeed in Edmonton

"For something that's affordable, a mature technology, and the next generation of energy infrastructure, this is something that makes a ton of sense." In Lightspeed in Edmonton at PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26,  Progress Alberta's Duncan Kinney argues for a significant leap towards sustainable transit infrastructure and shares why he's helping build movement to encourage the Edmonton to procure enough renewable energy to power our Light Rail Transit system.