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27 FEB

NEXT EVENT VOL 17

VOL. 17 PRESENTERS

OUR WONDERFUL HOST for the night is the talented creator, producer + performer, Missie Peters: www.paperstreettheatre.ca

Bob McDonald • Host of CBC's Quirks + Quarks
www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks

Derek Ford • Photographer / Filmmaker
www.derekford.com

Lydia Beauregard • Freelance Illustrator + Designer
www.lydiabeauregard.com

Andrew Akehurst • Craftsmen / Community Organizer
www.littleislandwoodworks.com

Gillie Easdon • Writer
www.gillieeasdon.com

Monique Salez • RAINO Dance Director / Dancer
www.rainodance.com

Caleb Beyers • Designer / Artist
www.casteprojects.com

Beth Threlfall • Urban Artist
www.fernwoodnrg.ca/events-directory/fernwood-pole-painting-project/how-to-guide

Alex Nagel + Ryan Day (ANCORD Design Co.) • Industrial Designers
www.ancorddesign.co

Kashif Abbas (Circle of Space) • Social Artist / Artist/ Speaker
www.circlesofspace.com

Kevin Brett • Mestrando Testa / Capoeira Teacher / Singer + Musician
www.axecapoeira.tv

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VICTORIA Blog

Reexamining an Abandoned Amusement Park, Teaching Kids How to Deal with Disabilities, and Guerilla Projecting in Providence

Presentations
A presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15) by Anthony Spinello and Augustina Woodgate 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.
Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 12) she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed.

Posters
We end the week with a Tumblr blog update that includes quite a few older posters: PKN Beirut Vol. 11 (pictured above), PKN Sevilla Vol. 9 and 11, PKN Jakarta Vol. 10, PKN New Orleans Vol. 4, PKN Chicago Vol. 18, PKN Louisville Vol. 1, PKN Dublin Vol. 1, PKN Christchurch Vol. 3, PKN The Hague Vol. 5, PKN Victoria Vol. 3-6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 1, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 28.

Photos
We spotted this photo (by Twitter user @parulia, who was attending her first PKN) taken at this past Wednesday's PKN Providence Vol. 41 -- we sure love the guerilla nature of the venue and projection wall. 

Calendar
There's just one event tonight (August 31), with Kumamoto hosting its Vol. 4. Then, you can look to Saturday for the following two events: PKN Hyderabad Vol. 10 and PKN Kathmandu Vol. 6. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Amanda Smith

    Community-Builder, Entrepreneur, Arts Management, Event/Show Producer. Mover + Shaker + Local Instigator!