MAASTRICHT Search Results: “restoration”

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How to Turn Barracks into a White House

@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Norbert Hermanns of Landmarken AG takes old, run-down buildings and restructures them into something updated and attractive. Norbert hopes that these buildings that have fallen into disrepair can become bustling places of social activity once again. 

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Restoring A Salt Lake: A livelihoods approach


Urmia lake is a slat lake in Northwest Iran, near the border from Turkey. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth. Due to a wide range of issues, mostly man-made, the lake had shrunk to 10% of its former size. A national and international initiatives started to restore the lake. One of those initiatives focused on livelihoods of the communities around the lake. In this presentation, Shuan SadreGhazi tells the story of the lake and of the initiative to save it.

Shuan cares about the lake because it is near to his hometown. The problem that has happened for the lake is a typical case when climate change and human negligence lead to a wide range of social, environmental and economic problems. He is glad that some of the interventions are starting to bear fruit.



SITEWIDE Search Results: “restoration”


New Orleans @ The Icehouse
Jun 10, 2010


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Nov 07, 2012


Garrison @ The Garrison
Jun 05, 2014


Austin @ Livestrong Foundation
Nov 21, 2013


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 21, 2015


Christchurch @ Isaac Theatre Royal
May 04, 2015


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Sep 15, 2015


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Sep 16, 2015


Westport, CT @ Westport Library
Oct 12, 2015


Brighton @ The Nightingale Room
Jan 25, 2017

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Restoring the Everglades

@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Don DeAngelis (of the U.S. Geological Survey) covers the organization's project that targets the restoration of wading bird habitats in the Everglades.

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Restoring Liberia's History

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home in Liberia; along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. The project collected photographs of Liberia from various expats, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2013.

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The Benefits of Reclaimed Wood

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Jamie Hammel knows his reclaimed wood, and speaks concisely on the environmental and aesthetic benefits of using this salvaged material to build beautiful new structures. He speaks on the numerous sources of reclaimed wood -- from old bridges, to farm houses, to boardwalks -- and the instensive process of prepping the material for repurposing.

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Sara Lum is an instructor in the Department of Architecture at South Dakota State University. Sara goes into depth on several architectural projects she has worked on with her students using 3D laser scanning.

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Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Jeff McHugh shares a brief history of the construction of the railway incline, one of the first electrical incline railways and to utilize hydroelectric dams in America. However, due to the Great Depression and fire damage, the railway shut down. Recently, the four destinations of Beacon were able to be reconnected in a sustainable way- with low emission buses, paving the way for a local economy to emerge once more. Jeff shares a plan for a LEED certified summit station on top of Mt. Beacon to allow access for enjoying the beauty of the numerous trails Beacon has to offer. 

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Recreating the Past: Digital Craft

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"I brought digital technology to a craftsman's workshop."

In Recreating the Past: Digital Craft from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, Andrew Pries, Digital Fabrication Manager at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, explores the emerging technologies his practice is harnessing to restore dilapidated terra cotta facades from the pre-war era. His team's new digital workflow seeks to amalgamate traditional craftsmen skills with modern computation and fabrication techniques. Boston Valley’s recent project, the restoration of the Child’s Restaurant building on Coney Island, is the culmination of their current research endeavors.   

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Remediation by Design

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 15, 2016

Bryan Quinn talks about how his company, OneNature, through use of ecological knowledge, construction experience, and design principles, remeadiates and redsigns the urban landscape.

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Revitalizing Knoxville

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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The Great American Farmhouse - An Iowan's Untold Story

@ VOL 23 ON MAY 11, 2017

Born and raised in Burlington, Iowa, Catherine Porth always knew that one day her parents would move back to the dilapidated family farmhouse her father treasured. What she never predicted was the incredible beauty it would become. This is the story of a German immigrant, the farmhouse he built, and his great-great grandson’s amazing renovation in a forgotten place we call Iowa.

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Poster for PKN Monterrey Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Monterrey Vol. 2 is set for next week (September 29), to be held at the Museo de Historia de San Pedro's El Centenario. Here's more on the event from organizer Rafael Barroso:This time we have an eclectic group of creatives ready to show and talk about they work. Their work will cover photography, clay sculpture, digital art, art toys, antique furniture restoration and industrial design. The venue is El Museo Centenario, a great museum. We are expecting over 300 guests who will enjoy the stories of our exhibitors, and later we will have a great DJ, Tequila-based drinks and delicious snacks.

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PKN Queretaro Vol. 5

Here are a few photos from the recent PechaKucha Night in Queretaro Vol. 5, along with some commentary from team member Lilian Gonzalez.The 5th Queretaro Pechakucha Night was a unique and memorable event dedicated to music. It was part of the Musical Instrument Makers Congress by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). The event took place at the majestic Queretaro City Museum. The night opened with the music of Guillermo Muñoz, welcoming the audience. The PKN started with Marvin Salgado, who shared his knowledge about violin construction. Immediately after, the audience was surprised by Andrea Avedaño’s poem, who made a narration about “Les demoiselles d'Avignon” by Pablo Picasso, continuing with Ruy Guerrero who talked about “Cardenche’s music”; this type of music is considered one of the saddest in the world. There are only 4 people left that play this traditional Mexican music.Miguel Zenker, a recognized Luthier (musical instrument maker - particularly violins) talked about a 1856 William Hall & Son fortepiano restoration. This presentation ended the first part of the PKN. The intermission was enjoyed with red wine and “Jaranas and Zapateado,” traditional Mexican music where ingenious lyrics are improvised on the spot. The second part of the evening started with La Compañía Banyan de Marionetas, a magic improvisation performance with shadow puppets, Mexican guitar and dance. Afterwards, Lilián González, spoke about interactive art and the control that artists like Marie Sester and rAndom International use. The night finished with the Physics Ph.D Víctor Castaño, who talked about the Golden ratio, or Divine Proportion, a number represented by the Greek letter φ, taking the audience on a tour from the Egyptians to the novel prize. Since music speaks directly to our souls, this PKN captivated the audience and made it a unique night that will be treasured by those who were lucky to attend.

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Everglades Restoration, an Accessories Collection for Sendai, and Tokyo's Vol. 94

Presentations Don DeAngelis is from the U.S. Geological Survey, and in this presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15) he covers the organization's project that targets wading birds in the Everglades. In this presentation from Sendai (in Japanese, recorded at the city's Vol. 2) -- one of the hardest hit areas of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake -- Shuichi Suzuki talks about the "Sabbath Project," a collection of accessories to commemorate the tragedy. Posters The only new addition to the Tumblr blog today is the image you see above, which is the front side for a PKN Guatemala City poster, for the upcoming Vol. 2 (which hasn't been dated yet).  Photos Last night was our PKN Tokyo Vol. 94, and we already have a few photos to share. From the top, the night's regular presenters, the "PechaKucha Mix" presenters, Yukinari Hisayama and his group of students who presented together, and then finally a PK family shot featuring from left PKN Guimaraes co-organizer Joao Rosmaninho, PechaKucha founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, yours truly, PK coordinator Yuki Takai, and PKN Guimaraes co-organizer Jose Martins. Calendar Here's what you can expect tonight (July 26): PKN Milwaukee Vol. 11, PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 20, PKN Detroit Vol. 12, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 31. Tomorrow, look for the following four events: PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 10, PKN Pune Vol. 5, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 4, and PKN Tbilisi Vol. 2.

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Discovering Tokyo in a Day and Groceries that Produce Music

Presentations Jean-Paul Toonen is the organizer of PKN Maastricht, and in this presentation done in Tokyo (Vol. 94), he walks us through one of his days spent visiting our dear city, sharing funny observations about the way that Tokyo (and Japan) can appear to a foreigner. All photos were taken the day before the PKN. In this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6), Leo van der Veen walk us through his way of thinking, in this case, by showing how he created a barrel organ by using an old church organ that has been rammed with an iron in order to rotate it -- and it still makes great music. Do you know how groceries sound? Your daily yoghurt? A pack of cereal? Peanut butter? Each barcode can be scanned with Leo's tool, to then reveal its own voice. Posters Yesterday we shared a flyer image for the upcoming PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, and today's addition to the Tumblr blog is a proper poster for the event, which is taking place on August 4.  Photos PechaKucha founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein were being interviewed today in their office (Klein Dytham architecture) for a magazine, and here's a quick shot as they were posing for a proper photo for the article. The setup surrounding them reveals the equipment used to record the greeting videos they always prepare and send to PKN city organizers for their first event, and for the city's Vol. 20.  Calendar What can you expect over the weekend? First, on Friday, we have the following four events: PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 10, PKN Pune Vol. 5, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 4, and PKN Tbilisi Vol. 2. On Saturday, we have PKN Latina Vol. 2, PKN Salt Spring Island Vol. 3, and PKN San Juan (Argentina) Vol. 7. Sunday will finish us off with PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11 and PKN Mendoza Vol. 5.

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The Beauty of the Derelict

In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Beauty of the Derelict" from PKN New Westminster Vol. 1, Eric Pattison examines the beauty that can be found in derelict and abandoned buildings, from well-preserved wallpapers and decorations from decades past, to degraded metals and woods, and the environment they can create. He talks about the restoration process, and some of the discoveries he has made along the way.  

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Designing for Historic Context

“Focus on scale, proportion, and urban fabric when designing to respect historic neighbourhoods.” David Mayo, architect at De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, speaks about designing for context. In “Designing for Historic Context” from PKN Louisville Vol. 14 he clearly defines the difference between architectural preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration.


Volume 15 Presenters Announced!

Spiders, sex and jumping off mountains highlight 15th PK Night at the Ellen Theatre Featured presenters at the next Pecha Kucha Night at the Ellen Theatre April 21 and April 22 include Laurie Kerzicnik on “The Allure of Spiders”; Billy McWilliams, owner of Bozeman-based Erotique, with a PG-rated presentation on “Sex in Bozeman from 1981-2015”; and Jeff Schlabs with “Just Wing It” on a life jumping from high places, culminating in a wingsuit jump from 10,000 feet in Glacier National Park.  Other presenters include: Paul Stouffer on “The Plaque: Golden Ghosts of 1941 Bobcat Football Team”; Mark and Kelly Harro with “Teardrop Trailer for Two”; Lorena Payne with “2-Wheeler Biker Chick”; Josh DeWeese with “History of Ceramic Arts in Montana”; Russell Rowland with “Getting Back on the Horse,” a story about the Montana ethic;  Diana Proemm with “The Bigger Picture,” combining her passions for recreational therapy and photography; Larry Newman with “Bicycle Touring: Consider the Possibilities”; and Loretta Domaszewski with “Nature Inspires Creativity en Plein Air.”   All presentations will be featured both nights. Broad Comedy stars and local personalities Cara Wilder and Missy O’Malley will each emcee one night.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!  Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission.   Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at  Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting. 

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The Great Coffee Caper

"Help us find the last [missing] Fujita panel so we can rebuild the Brazil Cafe in Ginza!"In "The Great Coffee Caper " from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Brazilian Ambassador to Japan,  André Corrêa do Lago shares his piqued curiosity when, as a teenager in Sao Paulo, acquiring a peculiar book of Brazilian architecture that had been published in Japan, it's last page stunning him with images the "Brazil Cafe", a coffee house in a posh corner of Tokyo for its most chic denizens, inside which was decorated with contemporary furniture, its walls adorned by a magnificent mural painted by Japan's most famous artist of the time, Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita. Ambassador Lago's interest in the book, and in the cafe, never wavered and when appointed to his position in Japan, and in an effort to re-capture Japan's shared love for Brazilian coffee, he commissioned his staff to research the cafe's history, uncovering a caper of a tale, which has led to the quest for a missing painting and a restoration of Tokyo's once legendary "Brazil Cafe."


Volume #18 Presenters Announced

The science of ski design and the precarious future of Funafuti highlight February PK NIght Bozeman ski-maker Eric Newman will talk about the fascinating science of ski design and Marjorie Smith will inform us of the precarious future of Funafuti, the capital of the world’s fourth smallest nation Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11 at the next PechaKucha Night at the Ellen Theatre. Actor, director and Bozeman personality Cara Wilder will emcee. The always-eclectic group of presenters also includes Michael Koster who will dispel the notion that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks in his presentation about advances in neuroplasticity, and Randy Carpenter who will present on “Gallatin Valley’s Future: How We Grow Will Make All the Difference.” Ryan Cassavaugh and Keith Suta will offer complementary presentations on the history of radio drama and real, live radio drama here in Bozeman. Renn Meuwissen will offer a very humorous look at “Monte Python and the Holy Coconut” and Tom Hayes will give us an inside look at the Big Sky Wind Drinkers. On a more serious, but also inspiring topic, Becky Franks, who runs a local cancer support group and Linda Wortman, a former flight attendant, lung cancer survivor and early advocate against smoking on airlines, will talk about what keeps them going in the face of great challenges.  Finally, filmmaker Daniel Glick will talk about he risked everything to make a documentary that changed his life.  All presentations will be featured both nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds! Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.

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The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project

  "These were vehicles of economic mobility." In The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Peter Svarzbien shares his project to get El Paso's trolleys running again as they did in their heyday. Svarzbien is a photographer, artist and now city Councilman of El Paso. He once imagined the historic streetcars returning to the streets of El Paso again with his MFA masters thesis "The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project." Several years later, this project no longer resides only in our imaginations as the first tracks are now being laid in the streets of El Paso for the new streetcar line. With El Paso's first streetcar line in many years now under construction Peter is not content to stop here, but is now gathering political support to push for the restoration of trolley service over the international bridge - reconnecting Juarez and El Paso's fabled international streetcar service. Peter's presentation inspires us to consider how art can operate on a grand city scale to improve our quality of life.