MAASTRICHT Search Results: “urban jungle”

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Show and Tell - Building Communication

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Archigraphus invents and builds all kinds of constructed interventions in architectural and urban space. By confronting people with architecture, landscape and urbanism in a playful, entertaining and hopefully sustainable way, Archigraphus creates a sense of acceptance, always re-thinking the awareness of the spot and its position in past, present and future.

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Dear Hunter

@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

The 'Dear Hunter' are architects, but they are different from any other architect office. They're not striving for buildings: they're after the experience of people like you and me, regarding our surroundings. Their philosophy is based on techniques of the hunt.

Hunting transforms all our senses and makes us extremely aware of our surroundings. Through various hunting techniques they don’t hunt deer, but the dearest thing to man: subjective values within the human environment, personals spatial experiences and perception. They gather this information to use it in the fields of architecture, design and urban planning.

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Tools - A Community Fabrication Centre in Maastricht

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Robert Katzenson believes in the community’s ability to fabricate, renovate and maintain structures and public installations. He shows how the residents and the city of Maastricht, and the South Limburg region could benefit from a Community Fabrication/Maintenance Centre.

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The Fragrant City

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Smell gives us a sense of place. Our nose is our built in navigator and every city is filled with smell scapes.”

In The Fragrant City from PechaKucha Night Maastrict Volume 29, Speaker Tanja Schell shows how powerful one of our most ignored senses is. We live in a world of scents. And we are influenced by them 24/7. All those scents influence our mood and our wellbeing, all of them. Even those we are not aware of. Scent is a hidden but powerful dimension which adds a strong sense of place to the urban space, it makes cities more attractive and more safe. After ages of reducing and controlling odour emissions in the city, time has come to develop a positive policy to use this invisible power.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 22nd, 2017. 

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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.

Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.

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Growing Mushrooms in Coffee

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, Urban farmer Alexander Eichner shares his journey on how discovered the innovative idea of cultivating mushrooms by using recycled coffee grounds. He explains his creative process and hopes that his little grass roots movement can influence us to think about how to be more eco-friendly world citizens. 

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Monkeys Go Green

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"The world is abundant. If you’re willing to take leftovers, you can get nearly everything. Just ask for it."

In Monkeys Go Green from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30Roos Derks shares on her urban gardening projects. Starting off on a polluted and neglected old rubber factory terrain, Derks brings us to the political and cultural center of the Mandril in Maastricht. Guided by insights from Social Permaculture, she shows why these type of projects are surprisingly doable, important, and a lot of fun.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016.

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Urban Solitudes

@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.

Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.

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Discovering wildlife in the concrete jungle


Cesar Valero was born in Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Inca's Empire, Peru and grew up surrounded by the Andes and the mysticism that characterises his home region. When he started doing bird watching in the capital Lima, he discovered the existence of hidden wildlife living in the city and was able with nature in the urban jungle. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “urban jungle”

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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.

Shannon Urban
in Williston
danielle urban
Leigh Ann Urban
Director of Marketing, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District in Harrisburg
Jan Urban
in Lublin
Władysław Urban
in North Las Vegas
Anna Urban
Student, Marquette University in Milwaukee


New Orleans @ Propeller Incubator
May 02, 2013

PAST Urban Innovation Happy Hour

Toronto @ Handle Bar
Apr 30, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month

New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks
Apr 01, 2014


Vologda @ ArtZone15|17
Jul 17, 2014


Wolfville @ Wolfville Farmer's Market
Mar 11, 2015


Pittsburg, KS @ Pittsburg State University, Kansas Technology Center
Apr 25, 2014


Ufa @ VDNH
Nov 21, 2015


Moscow @ Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’
Oct 17, 2015


Zaporizhzhya @ Chicago blues pub
Dec 17, 2016


Xiamen @ 「纸的时代」书店
Oct 28, 2017

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City Urban Planning in Genoa

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)

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Urban Beekeeping

@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Carrie VanWinkle presents the art and craft of beekeeping. She teaches the importance of urban beekeeping in today's current world. 

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A House in the Jungle

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Chee Wee Ng shares a rare project about building a house in the jungle.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Urban story: My Student’s Life

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 17, 2016

Urban story: my student’s life

Dmitry told about his urban experience and his life as a student in the big city. About problems and his discoveries trough his life as a student of local University . 

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Permaculture and Urban Homesteading

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 30, 2017

Mia Chantel Palen speaks about permaculture and urban homesteading.

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All of "ITP": Biking Every Road Inside the Perimeter

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

What began as a project to map all of the fruit trees in the city of ATL turned into a game, a challenge, and a discovery. Craig Durkin began biking entire neighborhoods as the founder of Concrete Jungle, taking different routes each time, and finding all manner of interesting aspects and landmarks around the city. Now, he has decided to bike every road inside Atlanta’s perimeter road (outer belt/beltway/perimeter). Listen as Craig tells of how this project began, what he’s found along the way, and how he is turning this project into crow-sourced information.

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Jolly Jungle

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 01, 2018

Le voyage étant leur seconde nature, c'est naturellement que mère et fille sont parties à la découverte de savoir-faires et d'artisans du monde entier.

C'est de ces collaborations qu'est né Jolly Jungle, marque éthique et vegan, proposant des collections limitées d’habits et d’accessoires incluant ses propres designs aux côtés de petites trouvailles dénichées et sélectionnées pièce par pièce par les créatrices, Nathalie et Thaïs.

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A Guide to Post-Racial America and Urban Renewal in Genoa

Presentations Duante Beddingfield is a local writer whose work can be found in the Dayton Daily News and on the Welcome Dayton website. With his presentation (from PKN Dayton Vol. 10), Duante hopes to help guide us towards a post-racial America, by going through the "dos" and "don'ts" of having a black friend. Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 1), they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster you see above, for PKN San Juan (in Argentina) Vol. 7. It was designed by Francisco Riveros of Mundo Estudio. Photos We'll hopefully have more to share in the coming days, but for now here's a peek (above) at what the recent PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1 looked like -- and the event poster was posted to our Tumblr blog prior to the event. Calendar Tonight (July 19) we have St. Albert's first PKN, and there's a special edition PKN in Chicago. Tomorrow, it's Tijuana's turn to host its very first PKN, while Waterville has its Vol. 8. 

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Minor Urban Disasters

Each day we pass by what Ariel Schlesinger calls "Minor Urban Disasters". These can include, but are not limited to: lazy constructions, acts of frustration taken out on physical objects, and discarded or misplaced products.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day from PKN Tokyo Vol. 74, he points out the fact that most of us tend to overlook the humor, or sadness that can be found when coming into contact with these small peculiarities. One must have sympathy for the inanimate, for these senseless acts of human savagery and carelessness are vicious: cinder block heedlessly used to fill a circular window in Tel Aviv, a tossed-aside umbrella bent by some angry soul, bricks once painted with signs of guidance improperly re-situated, road signs knocked back by trucks not suited for the clearance height. Won't you open your heart to those who cannot defend themselves?

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Acupuncture Architecture, Urban Villages

In acupuncture, when putting a needle in just the right place, one can drain the tension from the entire body. Acupuncture architecture serves a similar need. Putting a single school in the middle of a village may seem insignificant when compared with the greater area it exists within, but certainly helps the community it's surrounded by.  This edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Stockholm Vol. 21) features international architect Filipe Balestra speaking on the work he's done to alleviate the architectural stress found in the slums (or, as he suggests they be called: urban villages) of Brazil and India. Filipe's process involves gradually implementing sturdy, cheap, simply-designed housing constructs of various types. Rather than uprooting entire communities (as is common in large-scale urban reconstruction projects) only the most poorly-constructed shacks are chosen to be replaced with a more permanent edifice. Each family has the opportunity to choose from various permutations of the 3-floor framework and participate in their current shanty's demolition as well as their new domicile's fabrication. By avoiding imposition wherever possible, and working in tandem with existing residents and local governments to legitimize these structures, Filipe's projects have done some real good. 


Urban Visionaries at PKN Auckland

For its next PechaKucha Night, Auckland is going outdoors in what sounds like a fantastic venue: Drawing upon the central theme of the evening, everyone’s favourite outdoor cinema in Silo Park will come alive after Pecha Kucha; Silo Cinema presents "The Human Scale", offering a critical view on the way we build and use our cities. Alongside regular Silo Markets and other events, Silo Park will continue to host the largest, free outdoor cinema each week over summer on a Friday evening. Read the rest of the article from Voxy to find out more about the planned PKN.

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Convocatoria para Urban Innovators

HELLO URBAN INNOVATORS!!  PechaKucha lanza una convocatoria en conjunto con New Cities Foundation, para encontrar a los mejores innovadores urbanos del mundo. Los seleccionados participarán en el 2014 New Cities Summit en Dallas, con gastos de avión y hospedaje incluidos. ¿QUIÉN DICE YO?   Envía tu propuesta aquí:    

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Urban City Development in China

If there ever was a crystal ball into China's urban future, this is it: Thomas Hussey discusses China's current growth in urbanization. As we see in "Urban City Development in China" from PKN Chicago Vol. 25, although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms. 

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Transport and Urban Planning for People

Cars take up a lot of space and cost a lot of money, we need better ways to get people around cities. As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, "People need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices." Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. In "Transport and Urban Planning for People" from a special urban edition of PKN Auckland, we see that Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.

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Urban Food Forests

Urban farming, rooftop gardens, and sustainable growth are becoming ever-prominent practice in a metropolitan setting. Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. In "Urban Food Forests" from a special edition of PKN Auckland, he goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network. 

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TO BE RESCHEDULED - The Urban Food Movement

Please note due to Harrisburg's travel ban and the condition of the roads Pecha Kucha will not be taking place Monday 01/25. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.    

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New date for the Pecha Kucha Harrisburg Event - The Urban Food Movement