EL PASO Search Results: “walking”
EL PASO PRESENTATIONS
Desolate Beauty: A Contemplation of the Desert
BY DAVID MORRISON
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
Contemplative writer David Morrison and Monk Drums (El Paso vol.11) creator Jacob Neria takes us on a journey of of sound, image, and spoken word celebrates a vision of desert spirituality.
As David explains, there is a beauty that can be experienced in the scarcity of desert if we come to it with contemplative eyes. The word, “contemplation,” in Latin, means to “gaze intently upon.” It’s possible to walk in desert landscapes and witness its emptiness until a stunning beauty arises. And further, this beauty begins to gaze into the beholder, and one is transformed forever. In the Irish language, “to contemplate,” means to place oneself at the “edge of waiting.” The desert is a liminal space on the edge of what’s familiar, and it draws and enchants those who dare to walk in its kenotic embrace.
The images are not professionally shot nature photos, but rather the simple snapshots of a lifelong desert walker. The haikus are not literary as much as they are experiential. Mary Oliver sums it up perfectly: "Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective."
David Morrison and Jacob Neria are members of Desert Rain Community, a contemporary community of Christian contemplative monks located outside El Paso in Chaparral, NM.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “walking”
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Slovak National Gallery
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The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
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Paths Connecting Cities
BY ANDY SMITH
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION
ON MAR 28, 2014
Advocate at Walk Auckland Andy Smith speaks of the tragic history of the Auckland Harbor Bridge — once planned to include bike and foot paths, but built as a four-lane automobile bridge — and the numerous campaigns that were launched by cyclist and walker groups to implement a connecting path. Pressure lead to an innovative solution: a tube/tunnel suspended from the clip-on just under the bridge, away from traffic, and offering majestic views of the city.
Walk on Western
BY BRIANNA BAILEY
@ VOL 3
ON AUG 06, 2015
Reporter Brianna Bailey recounts her experience walking across Oklahoma City. Bailey spent five days walking 26 miles across the city north to south on Western Avenue in the spring of 2015. She discusses what she learned about the city and its people during the journey.
Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went?
BY ARTHUR HUANG
@ VOL 136
ON JUN 02, 2016
"I have over 1500 eggs in my studio at home [and] a very understanding wife."
In Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went? from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, artist and scientist Arthur Huang talks about the evolution of his Memory Walks Project which he began in 2012. This project draws influences from his research work in neuroscience and delves into ways of visualizing everyday memories, on all of all things, eggs. His solo exhibition of the same title is on display at HAGISO from May 17 - June 5, 2016.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Friday, June 10th, 2016.
The Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
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. 16, Siobhan 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.
Nordic Walking: The Perfect Winter City Outdoor Activity
BY SUSAN YACKULIC
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 16, 2017
"From city streets to mountain peaks, all you have to do is go where your poles take you and enjoy the outdoors."
Susan Yackulic sheds light on the joys of urban poling, showing how a pair of nordic poles are an easy and accessible tool to keep healthy and happy while encouraging you to explore your own city on foot.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham
We continue to upload plenty of presentations to the site, and one of the latest was taken from last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 70, featuring our dear PK co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham walking us through the entire "Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti" event. Thank you all for making the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" a huge success. Over 117 events took place during the 24hr PechaKucha Presentation WAVE -- and we almost spoke to everyone, ahem! Fantastically over $42,000 has been raised to date -- thats almost to our first target of $50,000 which buys a school.
PKN Posters: Lublin Vol. 3
Lublin, Poland held their Vol. 3 this past Valentine's Day, with the theme "Passion is my Love". PKN Lublin's presentation topics included: amfudbol (football for amputees), skateboarding, slacklining (the art of rope-walking), bicycle education, students’ magazine, illustrating fairy tales, the concept of “generations zone”, subversive art in Palestine, and interior decorating. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
"A travel guide is a just a collection of lists...No one wants to stand around and read a travel guide." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo Realtime" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 68, photographer and creative director at White Rabbit Japan Max Hodges discusses the development of his interactive audio walking tour of Tokyo. The tours are an amazing blend of sound effects, professional voicing, as well as 3D-maps of Tokyo's most popular and intriguing neighborhoods.
The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment
Whether you can put it to words or not, space has a profound effect on our psyche. Where do you feel most comfortable? Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain (at PKN Miami Vol. 15) and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging. His full spiel: "The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment"
Walking through Japan
Swiss native and travel agent living in Japan Thomas Koehler was devastated both mentally and financially by the 2011 earthquake disaster, and took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. In "Walking through Japan" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night edition of PKN Tokyo, listen to this endearing story of his struggles and his experiences with friendly natives as he walked for 5 months straight from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Thomas' walk of the length of the island nation was made into a documentary, "Negative: Nothing" and has been screened throughout Europe and Japan
Walking and Talking in Yellowknife
PechaKucha found its way to the city of Yellowknife, in Canada's frigid Northwest Territories, where the 20x20 format recently helped residents share perspectives on one of the region's favorite pastimes, winter walking. From transportation, activism, or exercise, and more, their walking presentations from Vol. 1 are afoot!
Reflecting on Why We Walk
On a snowy night in mid-January, the auditorium at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) filled with Yellowknife residents clad in mukluks and goose-down parkas. The 80-odd people were gathered for Why We Walk: A PechaKucha Night devoted to exploring some of the many motivations behind the human proclivity for putting one foot in front of the other. The Yellowknife PechaKucha Night was inspired by Walk to Tuk, a winter walking challenge hosted by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). During the months of January and February, registered teams of NWT residents work together to conceptually walk the distance of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River), 1,658 km from Fort Providence at the outlet of Great Slave Lake to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. As those in attendance hunted for a seat (much to the organizers’ delight, more chairs had to be added!) and got caught up with neighbours, they were treated to songs from Jonathan Churcher’s recently released album, Rock Walker Blues. Shortly after 7pm, the MC for the night, the affable Minister of Education, Culture, and Employment, Alfred Moses, took the stage to introduce the eclectic group of presenters. There were nine presentations exploring walking from a variety of different angles. Tour guide Rosie Strong introduced the audience to the Old Town Soundwalk, an audio tour app that shares the stories, music, and colourful history of Yellowknife’s oldest neighbourhoods. In a presentation titled “The Art of Walking,” chiropractor Michael Bokor explored what is happening in our feet, legs, and knees when we go out for a ramble. Inveterate adventurers Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth explored the risks and rewards of two month-long walks they have undertaken in the NWT, the first along the Arctic Coast and the second through the Mackenzie Mountains. Traditional artist Gerri Sharpe took the audience behind the scenes of the Yellowknife stop of Walking with Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation that honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Historian and NWTRPA staff member Jess Dunkin brought to life the six-day walking competitions that drew large crowds to places like Madison Square Garden in New York City in the late nineteenth century. Colinda Blondin, a youth officer from Behchokǫ̀, and Allice Legat, a Yellowknife author and anthropologist, explored how walking ties people to place from Scotland to Denendeh in a presentation titled, “Know Where You’re From, Know Where You Live.” Photographer Jennifer Broadbridge spoke about the joys and challenges of living without a car since 2009. Elaine Stewart, Karen Wilford, Lorne Gushue, and Peter Chynoweth of Yellowknife United Church introduced audience members to labyrinth walking, a form of prayer/meditation that originated in pre-Christian times. The evening ended with biologist-turned-author Jamie Bastedo reading an excerpt from his novel Tracking Triple Seven that follows a collared bear as she travels across the barrenlands with her cubs. For all of the evening’s variety (as one audience member noted, there really was something for everyone), there were also common themes. Perhaps the most recurrent was that of connection. Walking, the different presenters made clear, connects us to our bodies; to the places we walk, both urban and wild; to others, from family and friends to neighbours and strangers; and to the Creator. Following on this, walking is: a way to tend to our physical and mental wellbeing; a vehicle for strengthening relationships and building community; an ethical choice; a way to know the past and present of the places where we are from or where we find ourselves; and a spiritual practice. It was not just the presenters who told stories about walking, the audience was also asked to share their motivations for walking on a large wooden display board. Here are a few of their responses: I walk to get where I need to go. I walk to make life decisions. I walk to get to high places. I walk so my dog won’t poop indoors. I walk for the environment. You can read more walking motivations and contribute your own on Twitter using the hashtag #whywewalk. Thank you to the presenters for your thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining contributions to the evening’s conversation about walking and to the audience members for your interest, enthusiasm, and graciousness. If you were unable to attend the PechaKucha, you can watch the presentations here. A big thank you to Rajiv Rawat at the Museum for his technical expertise. This post is also available on the NWT Recreation and Parks Association website.
Living in idk [I Don't Know]
“You're walking down a long corridor and at times it’s lit; you can see your steps and you know where you're going and everything makes sense. And then boom! The lights go off and you don’t know where you are or what you're doing. ” In Living in idk [I Don't Know] from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 35th Volume, Presenter Lissette Martinez discusses living life in limbo. As an aspiring museum educator, Lissette is a grad student in the Master’s of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a talented stick-figure artist.