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Williamsburg Arts District
BY MICHELLE DEWITT
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2014
The City of Williamsburg is quickly emerging as an arts destination, along with its two major draws of history and education (not to mention a nearby theme park). The economic development director for the city, Michele DeWitt, gives us all the W's of Williamsburg's newly created Arts District (except perhaps for who is NinjArt?).
Five Layers of Light
BY ROGER BATTON
@ VOL 1
ON APR 09, 2016
Five Layers of Light is Roger Batton's storytelling philosophy. As Executive Producer of Indigan Storyteller, Roger creates storytelling events and performs throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. The Five Layers of Light process opens the roots of story, allowing the teller to take ownership and re-create your personal history. Find out more at www.indiganstoryteller.org
Why The Lagoon District?
BY JACOB TELL
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 17, 2016
Jacob Tell, CEO and co-founder of a Santa Barbara creative agency, Oniracom, speaks about the inspiration behind the Lagoon District. This up and coming area of Santa Barbara is home to commercial, industrial and residential locals. The history of area influenced the branding, as street names such as Laguna, Quarantina, and Salsipuedes pay homage to the past lagoon-style flooding of the neighborhood.
As an agency CEO, Jacob has studied and worked within the cultural transition from analog to digital, so his insight translates across demographics. Jacob’s expertise in marketing and production helps organizations of any size — from solopreneurs to global brands — build authentic communities and communicate effectively to their audience.
Reflections on Water
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It Is a Beautiful Day in District 58
BY PARK CANNON
Questioning a government takes a community and that is exactly what Park Cannon is about. As a Georgia State Representative for District 58 she is intimately aware of what it takes to gather a community and be involved in that community. Join us in listening to a day in District 58 and meet some of the people that make up this district in the heart of Atlanta!
Reimagine the Arts District for Edmonton's Winter Nights
BY SHAFRAAZ KABA
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 16, 2017
"We're hoping to inspire people in our city to think about how to activate our streets and how to bring people out."
Architect Shafraaz Kaba shares his idea for bringing light and life to a public space that goes into hibernation through the winter. Using fire, light, art, and maybe a temporary tavern or two, he presents a compelling set of small interventions to breathe some winter warmth into the public realm.
Beirut Central District: from flânerie to photography
BY ARIN HOVSEPIAN
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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78
BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”
In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.