PechaKucha Presentation

Freedom and Responsibility


How to mix the punk with responsibility in architecture? How to keep the towns and their communities vibrant? What is the role of the cultural organizations in 21st Century? Presentation discusses the revival of the cultural centre Stanica Žilina-Záriečie. The centre has occupied the old station building of the still operational Zilina-Zariecie train station since 2003, combining the roles of independent venue, artistic laboratory and activists’ collective. For the last 6 years, with the friends, Robert Blasko has also been renovating Nová synagóga Žilina, a modern-architecture masterpiece by Peter Behrens.

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Creative Collaboration

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Tiffany, a local business owner, discussion creative ways for businesses and the community to collaborate and create a thriving community! 

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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Brewing a Creative Community

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"What we create is a 360 degree experience for the taster."

In Brewing a Creative Community from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, Beer Lover Maxime Pecsteen goes into depth on his craft beer project and the possibility to create an alternative brewery based on the principle of community and co-creativity. The Brussels Beer Project was founded in 2013 in a garage and now aims at shaking up the Tokyo craft beer scene!

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This Guy is NOT Creative

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.

In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.  


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Arquitectura Expandida - Creative Resistance

@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2016

Arquitectura Expandida is a collective working on symbolic and affective strategies empowering the DIY culture for creative resistance to social exclusion through interventions on the public space in collaboration with the community. Find out more inspiring projects at their website.

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme. 

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Early Days: Building a Community Radio Station From the Ground Up - Progress.

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

Jez Russell brings you up to date with the developments of Two Rivers Radio - York's very own community radio station.  This includes a brief review of their first ever live transmission on FM  (87.7) at Staxtonbury Festival, and a look to the future as Two Rivers Radio seek new presenters, producers and team members. Keep your ears peeled as there will be much more news from Two Rivers over the coming months...

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Hilarious Shibuya Station

@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

"In 1885... there were no commuters, no interconnections, and no Hachiko, just a horse."

In Hilarious Shibuya Station from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 150, Architect Keisuke Tamura shares his studies of the complex spatial structures of Shibuya station in the form of physical models.

The fruits of his labor having been summarized in books and exhibitions looks passed the stressful nature of these gigantic train terminals to showcase their brilliance and fascinating appeal.


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York Station

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.