PechaKucha Presentation
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In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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@ VOL 24 ON MAR 24, 2011

A talk about Christchurch that covers online maps and SMS, tools that were very helpful in getting urgent information out during the first few hours and days after the quake.

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Cassels & Sons at The Tannery

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Zak Cassels, his dad, and some other family members started a brewery. Just when the brewery was about to become profitable, the Christchurch earthquake hit and ruined their dreams. So instead, with the help of local residents, they turned the building into a bar.

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Christchurch Costal Pathway

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Megan Wraight talks about the creation of the Christchurch costal pathway. A community initiated progam, the costal pathway will provide better connectivity, improve ecological health for the environment and meet the recreational needs of the community. It is an exciting architectural structure that will hold the cultural identity of Christchurch and be enjoyed for many generations. 

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Studio Christchurch

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Architecturaly trained urbanist, Camia Young introduces Studio Christchurch: a multi architecture school collaboration working on projects to help benefit the rebuild of Christchurch. She explains past projects, furture ideas and connected orgainsations such as Future Christchurch and Exchange Christchurch.

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Studio Christchurch: CityUps

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Architectural professor and head of Studio Christchurch Uwe Reiger showcases CityUps, a temporary future city created by over 200 architecture students as part of Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA).

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Christchurch as an Artist's Canvas

@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Manager of CoCA, Center for Contemporary Arts in Chirstchurch New Zealand, Claire Baker shares her insights on how all good decisions are informed decisions based on history.

Contemporary art is no different.

CoCA is no different.

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Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone."

In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time. 

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This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.


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Visions for the future of Christchurch

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Raphael Nolden  shares some visions for a future for earthquake struken Christchurch

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Architecture is Hazardous

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

Architects possess a unique skill set that allows them to build community resilience, both in design and in natural disaster recovery. An Architects Withoug Boarders post-earthquake relief trip to Haiti introduced me to a role that architects play in helping communities rebuild after a natural disaster. It has been an honor to work with NGOs on Disaster recovery and rebuilding projects in El Salvador, Nepal, Florida, Colorado, and Dane County, WI.