PechaKucha Presentation

Kulturpark

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2012
IN MIAMI @ VOL 15

A presentation about a project in Berlin called Kulturpark, taking place in an abandoned amusement park. Here's more on the project from the official website: "In the Treptower Park forest in East Berlin, along the Spreeriver, there is an abandoned amusement park. The park, originally called Kulturpark Planterwald, was built in 1969 by the GDR and was a rare site for Soviet amusement and attraction. After the fall of the wall, the park became the family-owned Spreepark and suffered challenges of access, attendance, and economy. In 2001, the park closed from capital collapse. Ever since, visitors have regularly traversed the fence to explore this jungle of broken thrill machines. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore the poetics and potential of these recent ruins, building upon the unique energy of Berlin’s urban, social, cultural, and political landscapes."

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2013.

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Island Sky

BY RICHARD GRODEN
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky. In his presentation, he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. (in English)
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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

BY JUAN CALVO
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain 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.

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EnergyGlass

BY ROZ GATEWOOD
IN MIAMI

In this presentation, part of a special PKN event in Miami that dealt with sustainability and the environment, Roz Gatewood introduces EnergyGlass, a type of window that can produce heat. (in English)

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The Miami Rail

BY HUNTER BRAITHWAITE
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 30, 2013

Hunter Braithwaite introduces The Miami Rail, an art newspaper inspired by The Brooklyn Rail. The Brooklyn Rail is a newspaper that New Yorkers can read while on their daily train commute. It is passed between riders as they board and disembark the train. The Miami Rail has brought this unique idea to Miami.

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Demonstrating Pedestrian Safety

BY ELSA ROBERTS
IN MIAMI

Miami unfortunately is one of the worst cities for pedistrian and bicycle accidents and even fatalities. Elsa Roberts, with her team of Emerge Miami activists, takes on Miami's crosswalks to get the public's attention while creating positve change.

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Henry Ford's Miami Story

BY JOEL HERNANDEZ
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Product/81 Creative Lab and South Florida Ford teamed up to create FORDISTAS to provide a unique platform for local influencers, creators and connectors to impact culture, then it will genuinely link itself to a groundbreaking cultural movement and will attract voluntary ambassadors for the brand and its values.  Here Joel Fernandez talks about Henry Ford's story and Miami ties.

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Miami - The Yes City

BY CARL HILDEBRAND
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

“There’s life before PechaKucha, and after PechaKucha”

In PechaKucha Tokyo​’s 134th volume, PechaKucha Miami​ organizer Carl Hildebrand discusses the city he loves. A vibrant metropolis, Miami has so much to offer. From the neon views of Miami beach to the Ichimura gardens, there is always something to see. But as fast paced as Miami is, PechaKucha is one place people can take a break and connect. All about the people, PechaKucha has helped up-incoming and veteran talent alike share their work and find an audience.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 19th 2016.

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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

BY JAMES MCBENNETT
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

How can we accuratly measure sustainablity?

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Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities

BY IRINA GHAPLANYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Irina Ghaplanyan discusses Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities.