BUFFALO Search Results: “social housing”

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@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

Rachel Adams 
Associate Curator
UB Art Galleries, University at Buffalo

Rachel Adams discusses her forthcoming exhibition at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Wanderlust. This exhibition will be a survey of actions, showcasing the variety of artists exploring and creating work in an outdoor setting, which range in medium from drawing, photography, sculpture, installations, film, and video to performance and social practice taking place in both urban and rural landscapes.

For more information about the UB Art Galleries, visit

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Reversal of Fortune

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"In the project, Refersal of Fortune, a series of robotic living gardens, I use the plant to represent the complex relationship between human life and economic growth."

In Reversal of Fortune from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, interdisciplinary artist and educator Stephanie Rothenberg talks about her recent project "Reversal of Fortune," a series of robotic gardens that examine the intersection of social media, finance and philanthropy. In these gardens plants represent recipients of charitable acts and loan borrowers in economically challenged regions. Through this lens the complex relationship between human life and economic growth is made visible.

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Playing with Colour

@ 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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Rethinking Resettlement

@ 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

@ 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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Buffalo Niagara by Design

@ 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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CoRE Sustainability

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"When sustainabilty is framed in a different way that connects with peoples' core needs and values, it unleashes empowerment." 

In CoRE Sustainability from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Tyra Johnson, Founder and President or Blue Sky Design Supply and Alexandra McPherson, Founder and Principal of Niagara Share, present a new sustainability program in Buffalo, the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE). The CoRE initiative is a research and education partnership led by the University at Buffalo Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in partnership with Clean Production Action and Niagara Share, that brings together complementary expertise – in research, market analysis, policy formulation, and social innovation -- to support the transition towards a safer materials economy.

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Champions for Change

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It takes a village."

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. We abandoned the rule book for this free-form, "20x20 ish" team presentation, Champions for Change, at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19Elizabeth Walsh, Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, shared her mic with a team of members of the Champion for Change program. Champions for Change (an initiative of One Region Forward in Buffalo) is a community innovation laboratory that integrates university and community resources to ignite bright ideas and inspired leadership for a flourishing region. In this celebration of community change-makers, one presenter even broke out into song. We guarantee this will make you smile!

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Smart & Connected: Management of Thermal Extremes

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"What is the connective tissue that we need—both technologically and socially—to create adaptive strategies that are greater than the sum of our parts?"

In Smart & Connected from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Zoé Hamstead, describes a linked practice-research endeavor that addresses how cities manage heat and cold events. Localized differences in exposure and coping capacity impact the effectiveness of public agencies, organizations and individuals to respond to episodic thermal events. Since thermal vulnerability is shaped by complex interactions across environmental, social and technological variability, addressing this challenge will require integration of traditionally siloed disciplinary knowledge and agency management strategies. As part of a National Science Foundation-funded Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) planning grant, collaborators in Buffalo/Erie County, New York and Tempe/Maricopa County, Arizona are working together to build capacity for integrating research with practice for managing thermal extremes.

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Project Rainfall

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"We can do it. We can change the world."

In Project Rainfall from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, CEO of NeuWater & Associates, LLC, Rita Hubbard-Robinson, talks about the development of an urban aquaponics farm and farmer’s market on Buffalo's East Side. The project is being proposed in an area of the city that is considered a food desert, void of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole foods due to lack of easily accessible grocery stores or farmer’s markets. Project Rainfall's priorities are to improve the health of a disenfranchised community through access to fresh food and education. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “social housing”

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New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

Ferd Social Entrepreneurs
Investing and developing Soc Ent, Ferd in Oslo
Richard Glass
Call Answering Consultant, Rapid Answer in London
Social Reply
estudiante in murcia
Manroop Takhar
Managing Director, Whiteboard Animation Agency in London
Deepak Chauhan
Vice President, Prologic First Pvt. Ltd. in London
Joon Social Design
Design for Social Innovation in Ankara


Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009


Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Sep 26, 2012


Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Dec 19, 2012


Istanbul @ Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi A.Ş.
Dec 19, 2013


San Francisco @ SPUR - San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
May 06, 2014

PAST Technology for Social Good

Table XI @ Table XI
Apr 25, 2014


Taipei @ xuexue institute
Jul 11, 2015


Salamanca @ Complejo de Peñuelas de San Blas
Mar 22, 2018


Appleton @ Lambeau Field Atrium
Nov 07, 2018


Nov 01, 2018

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The Connection between People and Community

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Cai-Yuan Wang
 Designer, shared her life history after her pregnancy as a starting point for the imagination of social housing. Child's birth has changed her perspective to see a different face of the community which she used to be familiar with. Only understanding the needs of the reality, following the context, the design can deep down to the life essence, return to the original temperature between people.

王采元 設計師 從懷孕後的生命歷程分享,作為她社會住宅想像的起點。孩子的出生改變了她的視角,看見過往熟悉社會的另一個面向。真實體察需求,貼緊脈絡的同理,設計才能深入到生活的底層,回歸人與人之間原有的溫度。

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The Design Perspective to Asian Countries

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Dung-lung Wu
 Author of《100の東京大人味發見》 Prefaced with a sentence 'the work doesn't need creativity and enthusiasm would be replaced by a robot in the next decade'. Designer, Wu Dung-lung, thinks our life will have a huge change in the next 1 or 2 decades. 'Social Housing' will play an important role to stable the society. He also uses a design perspective to observe the social housing and community in Singapore and Tokyo, Japan.

吳東龍 《100の東京大人味發見》的作者 由一句話「未來十年不需要創意、熱情的工作將會被機器人所取代。」引言開始,認為未來10-20年的生活將產生很大的改變,「社會住宅」將扮演重要且穩定社會的角色,並以設計的角度觀察新加坡、日本東京的社會住宅與社區。


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The Proposal 'Fluid Garden'

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Wang Zhe
and Cheng-Hen Yu, Architects, think the establishment of human's relationship and the delighted events of life from the 'open space (Garden)'. The proposal 'Fluid Garden' attempts to have the 'virtual space' become the main part of the building with different levels of Garden. By using the fluid patterns, link up the relationship between people, so that create a public courtyard providing the interaction with the city, in the meantime, people can still retain private courtyard shared with family.  

王喆游承翰 建築師, 認為人與人關係的建立與愉快的生活事件來自於『開放空間(Garden)』,此提案『Fluid Garden』企圖以不同層級的Garden,讓『虛空間』成為建築主要經營的部分,以流動的型態,串連起人與人之間的關係,使之有與都市發生互動的公共庭院,人們也能保有與家人共享的私密庭院。

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Residential Life

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

賴伯威 建築師 提問面對「人生住宅化」的焦慮與無力感,社會住宅是否真是解答或救贖?點出歷史上社會住宅曾帶來的問題與失敗。同時從國際上往「多」樣化發展的住宅單元潮流,比對事務所Smart Living所尋找的,「一」樣米養百樣人的住宅單元,救贖的「聖杯」。

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From Ancient to Current

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Chung-sheng Liu
, Architect, started talking from living and social environment relationship. From the map of ancient frescoes found in Italy and Yan'an cave of Chinese traditional residence to explore the pattern of nomadic city or collective living whether corresponds to the current lessened urban-rural gap, and under the change of convenient transportation and developed technology, the social housing might bring life imagination.

劉崇聖 建築師 從居住和社會環境的關係談起,以義大利發現的古老壁畫中的地圖以及中國傳統民居的延安窯洞,探討遊牧城市或是集體居住的型態,對應現今城鄉差距縮小,交通便利與科技發達的變遷下,社會住宅可能帶來的生活想像。

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From Justice Activity Leader's Perspective

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Yang-kai Peng
 is the justice activity leader of Taiwan. He talked from the definition of social housing, from 'only rent not for sell', 'vulnerable priority', and 'affordable rent' ways to clarify. And also from the points of 'residence', 'charity', and 'externalities' to compare Taiwan with the advanced countries, to figure out how to plan the social housing through participatory design. 

彭揚凱 台灣爭取居住正義的活動召集人,從社會住宅的定義談起,由「只租不賣」、「弱勢優先」、「可負擔租金」釐清,以及「居住性」、「慈善」、「外部性」思考台灣與先進國家比較,社會住宅如何透過參與式的設計來規劃。

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How to Complete Society's Complementary Function

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Bo-Ting Zeng
, Architect, has worked on how to make the social housing design become more interesting. From the point of considering the family member's needs basing on different resident age, to have a good quality of life. For example, allowing the retired elders to take care of the young children so that the young people would have no worries at their work. It will complete people's complementary function in society. Shifting the public space from the lower floors to a higher one and so on would also play alternative imagination of social housing.

曾柏庭 建築師 思考如何讓社會住宅設計得更有趣,從家人不同年齡的居住需求做為考量點,如何有良好的生活品質,例如讓退休的高齡者照顧幼兒,讓青壯年人安心工作,達成人們在社會中的互補功能,也可把公共空間從低樓層移到高樓層等,發揮社會住宅的另類想像。


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Doors and Memories

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Xu-zhong Fang
, Designer, described the stories which from the link of residence and people. He reserved the vanishing memory through design, took a photography recording his hometown, Gonghe new village of Donggang in Pingtung County, where is well-preserved military community, to find the forgotten or lost element from past and put it into the designed commodities as a record and also allow people to memory it.

方序中 設計師 講述居住與人之間的連結產生故事,透過設計保存消逝的記憶,以攝影記錄故鄉─屏東縣東港共和新村,也是保存良好的眷村,找尋到過去可能遺忘或失落的元素,放入設計商品作為紀錄也能讓人們藉此回味。

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Old Fashioned Community

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Cheng-Han Chiu
, The owner of travel lodge, talked from space continuing to the nearby old city's community operating. The key point of interaction should focus on 'people', and housing should bring 'warmth' to people. He used 'old-fashioned' as the core of sharing, discussing park, traditional market, breakfast shops and so on old community composition, how to integrate the imagination of social housing and community building. 

邱承漢 經營旅宿空間 從空間延續到鄰近老城區的社區經營談起,住宅與社區互動的重點為「人」,住宅應該帶給人們「溫暖」,而以「老派」作為分享的核心,討論公園、傳統市場、早餐店等社區的舊組成,如何融入社會住宅與社區營造的想像。

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Design for Social Innovation

Time to start up our regular stream of presentations -- we have plenty coming -- starting with this one, "Design for Social Innovation," presented by two students from the Musashino Art University, about reconstruction efforts following 3/11. We also invite you to check out our Inspire Japan site, which we plan to start updating regularly soon with reports on the PK-sponsored reconstruction efforts.

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Design for Social Innovation

At our PKN Tokyo Vol. 99 tomorrow we welcome a group of students from the "Design for Social Innovation" class at Musashino Art University, presenting on that very topic. Read more about their projects here.「東北のために、デザインができること」武蔵野美術大学視覚伝達デザイン学科の生徒の皆さんがグループプレゼンテーションをしてくださいます。

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Housing the Dead

For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

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Social Design in Japan

What exactly is social design?  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Social Design in Japan", (from a special PKN Tokyo held at the Heineken Star Lounge) editor Hiroyuki Ono explains that social design involves the integration an element of collaboration, and typically seeks to solve a public issue in a creative, positive way. Ono gives some examples of social design unique to the Japanese nation; among them are a children's clothing company that employs elderly women, a company producing skin care products for impoverished women, and an app that allows you to send real-life thank you goods to those around you.

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PechaKucha Miami in Social Miami

DJ Mr. Brown provided the beats for PechaKucha Design to Collide photo by Peter Vahan   PechaKucha Miami's "Design to Collide" welcomed more than 250 guests to The Rooftop Garden in the Miami Design District.  A special edition by Carl Hildebrand and Dejha Carrington, the topic was conceived around the notion that innovative design creates solutions to problems and develops relationships that would otherwise not take shape. Five speakers showed 20 images of their projects where, through design, people are made to talk to each other, share spaces and to literally run into each other. The Social Miami story is here.      


PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 18 "Social Responsibility with Creative Touches"

Last 1 day to PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol.18! Event place and presenters are ready to stage. We are waiting for the night. At this time, will take a look at  Social Responsibility from a creative perspectiveHow could we make the world a better place to live? What can we do for sustainability? What 'a creative touch' could add to social responsibility projects?  There will be so many projects on the stage from creative sectors. We are talking about urban transformation, lighting design, social media, design studios, ecology and etc etc. If you are in town, please join us, tomorrow at  YEM,  20.20 pm. And dont miss the night!

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Social Media Help

The PKN Tokyo team is looking for some help on spreading PechaKucha news through our social media channels (Facebook/Twitter) in Japanese. If you'd like to volunteer some help, please get in touch! All posts and tweets would be prepared in English, and just need to be translated in Japanese -- there would be an average of 5 a week, and they can all be prepared at the start of the week. Join the team!

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

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  PechaKucha Night Vol. 25  「社會住宅的想像」The Imagination of Public Housing   PKN vol.25 in Taipei at XUE XUE Stage tonight had drawn nearly 400 people to celebrate the event. There were eight architects and five designers sharing their ideas and presenting the imagination of social housing. Some of them used the metaphor of lunch box to liberate audience’s thought; some of them concerned about the adequate problem of living quality; and some of them cared about the life essence and the way to establish human’s relationship. Next PKN vol.26 will hold on October 10, with XUE XUE Institute highly honor, we invite creators, both designers and architects from various filed to share the creative stories on devoting to their hometown. Coming soon! See you at XUE XUE on October 10!