Adam Webb from charity Little Green Pig talks about a new city guide, but this time for children! And if that wasn't enough, it is also written by children!
In response to local politician Doug Holyday's recent comment about how Toronto is not the ideal city to raise children, Sarkis Ghanaghounian (AKA Sako) shares how he, as a city kid, loves growing up in a city and all the cool stuff he gets to experience.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 6, 2013.
"This entire environment that is [Tokyo] is completely made by man, so we're effectively living in the collective imagination of mankind."
At PechaKucha Tokyo Vol. 126, Dutch explorer Edwin Gardner introduces a new type of city guide called "Tokyo Totem" which attempts to look at Tokyo in a more experiential sense. Compiling a purely objective guide of the largest city in the world is simply exercise in futility, hence Gardner's fresh angle. The book is coming together with a long list of collaborators over many visits to Tokyo. Tokyo Totem will be released later this year, so be on the lookout for it and we will keep you updated!
Matthew Blackshaw is a community organizer and researcher who strives to make politics more nuanced and accessible. His presentation. He shares his experiences of his work through CanYouEngage, an NGO that connects youth and political decision makers.
What do you do when you're don't have a home anymore? Klaas Burger initiated #HUISJE #BOOMPJE; a poster campaign, guided tours and a guide about the local street life. The idea for #HUISJE #BOOMPJE grew at the Street Coucil: a consultation table of homeless people who meet every Wednesday morning in the Anna House. The Street Council is looking for ways to break the existing prejudices about homelessness. Because everyone can lose his house!
"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."
In "Child-Friendly in the City" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25, Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. In Ian's presentation, he challenges us to view our spaces through the eyes of the younger generation while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child-friendly cities.
Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city.