PechaKucha Presentation

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Gibran Villalobos

MCA Chicago in Chicago

Incubating Seeds


Gibran Villalobos is an administrator, curator, and art historian originally from Arizona. His work has gone from the Havana Biennial, to the White House Office of Public Engagement, to 525 public parks in Chicago.

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Postcards from Japan

@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

This presentation covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery: "Postcards From Japan" is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham.

"Postcards To Japan" includes over 470 works sent from all over the world to tour Tohoku, first shown at the Iwate Museum of Art, currently on show at Fukushima Museum of Art, next going to Minami Soma Museum and more informal venues along the coast of Tohoku. "TOHOKU-SCOTLAND" is an exhibition of sculpture, paintings, collage and prints by Scottish artists who took part in the Iwate Art Festival UK98 and artists from Tohoku shown in Edinburgh, UK. (in English)

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Seeds of Growth in Tohoku

@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Mai Akiyoshi describes her time in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi after it was devastated by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Through helping the locals renovate and revitalize their shops and businesses, she fell in love with the relentless strength of the city's community.

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@ VOL 11 ON SEP 23, 2014

Jos Jansen graduated in psychology of mass communication and organizational psychology from the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands, and had an extensive corporate career focusing on organizational behavior and communications.
Next to this he studied documentary photography and film. As a photographer he is fascinated by the relationship between man, nature and technology. The central question I pose is who controls who?

In his book Seeds he examines how innovative food crops are developed and how this process bears upon the world food problem.

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Seeds: Our Journey

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2015

Giving students a chance to explore their talents and boosting their confidence through drama, Seeds co-founder, Zuliana Masri, reveals how the word Let's is one of the most powerful triggers that can push people into doing things they've only ever thought of doing.

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Greetings from the colonies: Postcards from a painful past

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

"Some [postcards] promoted colonial ideology and served to uphold the supposed hierarchy of the world, with white societies on top." 

The Golden Age of postcards (1907-1915) coincided with the popularization of anthropology and renewed interest in European colonies. Colonial postcards from this time illustrate some of the most prominent ideas of colonialism and beliefs regarding ethnic hierarchy. In Greetings from the Colonies: Postcards from a Painful Past from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, writer and scholar Inge Oosterhoff retraces these ideas, as well as the ways in which France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and other colonizing countries viewed and propagandized their “colonized peoples.”

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December  15, 2015.

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Foraging and Picking

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Architects are hunters and gatherers." 

In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016. 

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Arizona Trail App

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 02, 2017

In the over 30 years of the Arizona Trail Association’s existence, there hasn’t a better one-stop navigational tool than the Arizona Trail App. Aaron Seifert, GIS Director for the Arizona Trail Association contributed greatly to the content of this new App with re-created and precise geography from the Arizona National Scenic Trail.  The Arizona Trail App uses your GPS to locate you on the trail plus contains the trail track, over 1100 waypoints of details, profiles, pictures, and more all within an App that one can use with an Android or a iOS mobile device.  

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365 Postcards

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

" I have a kinda strange hobby. I had it since 2007..."

In "365 Postcards" from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15,  Andy Hoang spoke about Mailart365 - Mailart (a new term to you we assume) is a term which describes a piece of artwork made with the intention of sending it somewhere in the post. 365 is the number of days in a year.

Mailart 365 is a year-long project starting on December 1st, 2010, to make and send a piece of art in the post every day for a year. Artists attempt to make and send 365 pieces in the post, to whoever they please and while doing so, they’re posting up their efforts right here on Mailart 365.

Since the start of the project over 10,000 pieces of mailart have been made and sent out and new pieces are being made every day.

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Are You With Me?

@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Tom Jacobs is a self-declared advocate for reason, leadership, and personal action.