SÃO PAULO Search Results: “Activism”

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Looking Back

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Cesar Cardoso revisits his past in this touching presentation: overlaying the story of his parents' lives and his work as an IT professional, he explains how he eventually stumbled upon social activism and began to help build houses in extremely poor regions. 

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Satirical Street Art

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

RUA can be viewed as a satirical street art collective. They aim to call attention to urgent matters like infrastructure needs. Their political stand was visible in São Paulo during the protests of June 2013, as their poster "Uma Cidade Muda Não Muda" (roughly translated as "A Mute City Doesn't Change") became the front-piece of the movement. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Activism”


San Francisco @ 330 Ritch
May 23, 2011


Delhi @ American Center
Nov 23, 2011


Miami @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Jun 22, 2012


Tbilisi @ Festival - Restaurant Divan
Jul 27, 2012


Louisville @ Gheens Foundation Lodge @ Parklands at Floyds Fork
Apr 30, 2013


Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @CAMPUS V
Nov 27, 2014


May 05, 2014


Yellowknife @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Jan 14, 2016


Strakonice @ Přádelna
Dec 15, 2017


Dec 14, 2018

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A Sharp Grin of Memes

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 17, 2015

Shayne Thomson educates us on some fantastic and powerful memes that have dramatically affected a recent Western Australian policy aimed at shark culling.

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Demonstrating Pedestrian Safety


Miami unfortunately is one of the worst cities for pedistrian and bicycle accidents and even fatalities. Elsa Roberts, with her team of Emerge Miami activists, takes on Miami's crosswalks to get the public's attention while creating positve change.

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Collage City

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."

In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.

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Making Imagination Reality with Autodesk

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

ものづくり、都市デザイン、建築、CG、映画等の制作用ソフトウェアを開発販売し、クリエイターを応援サポートしているオートデスク。広報ご担当の池田一臣さんが、2016年10月26日から開催されるTokyo Design Weekでのオートデスクの出展内容や企画イベントを紹介されています。

Manufacturing, urban design, architecture, CG, film effects; Autodesk software supports creators from all over make their imaginings a reality. Hear from the talented Kazuomi Ikeda about Autodesk’s exciting exhibitions to be on display from October 26th at Tokyo Design Week 2016!

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Self Renovating Neighbourhoods


Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.

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East Trinity : A Jewel on Our Doorstep

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Denis Walls is writer, teacher, environmental activist, member of the Save East Trinity environmental action group, and President of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC).  His story spans from 1989 to the present and details the experience of the Save East Trinity group's activism in arguing for, and ultimately spearheading the restoration of East Trinity, using Tidal Change technology.  East Trinity is 740 acres of land, located 15 minutes across Trinity Inlet (by boat) from the Cairns CBD in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.

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Our Outer Harbor

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

In Our Outer Harbor from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, writer, naturalist, and environmental activist, Jay Burney, recalls the activism of Margaret Mead to remind us we have the power to advocate for public lands and sustainable development. Buffalo's Outer Harbor has been used, abused, targeted, developed, abandoned, and targeted again. Legacy contamination remains. Burney and the Our Outer Harbor advocacy group are on the front lines resisting the privatization of public land through protests, workshops, public meetings and hearings, media production, and community engagement.

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Madison in the Sixties

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

20 slides that tell the essential stories of the 1960's in Madison---the escalation of civil rights activism and sntiwar protest from pickets to firebombs; transformation of the ethnic Greenbush neighborhood into the Triangle Urban Renewal Area; the impact of university expansion, and the failed efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's auditorium and civic center at Monona Terrace; and som sex, drugs and rock and roll.

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Fighting for our future

@ VOL 39 ON MAR 21, 2019

Aarhus-based artist Ulrik Myrtue is back at Pecha Kucha Aarhus to talk about "Eco activism", which it should not be named. What he's really doing is fighting for our future, so why not call it that?

Ulrik shows and tells us his path to becoming an animal rights activist and how that can land you in jail for a few hours. But all worth it to save the planet!

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Tweets of the Week

You've missed them, so we've brought them back: time to look at some of our favourite tweets from the past week -- and don't forget to follow our own twitter feed, @pechakuchanight. natashaF8: It appears the US is morphing into an urban agricultural society. Poptech, TED, PechaKucha -- signals of an army of innovative activism. siuyee: Haven't heard of pechakucha until today and it's sold out already. :( GregRich: Get to the bloody powerPOINT - loving PechaKucha Minimal room for guff and talking bollocks thefutureofwork: Could this be the end of PowerPoint as we know it? I hope so! curioustribe: Of course I enjoyed PechaKucha... it was kinda amazing dslang: PechaKucha tickets sold out early, didn't heed @animalyouth's advice to buy a few days ago. i'm an idiot

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PKN Gothenburg Vol. 16

PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg Vol. 16 was held in late October, and the 600+ who were in attendance is certainly a sign that Gothenburg is putting on an amazing series of PKNs. Organizer Jesper Larsson gives us a the lowdown on all the presentations, with photos courtesy of Jonas Mosesson. Gothenburg is starting to get spoiled with fantastic PechaKucha Nights, and Vol. 16 was no exception. Well over 600 people filled our venue Park Lane in order to experience ten equally great and different presentations: Organisational developer and coach Maria Gustafsson spoke about courage and how your boundaries can be seen as rubber bands that needs to be stretched sometimes in order not to turn stiff and fragile. Jon Wingborg who was the Team Manager for Chalmers EcoMarathon described how a car can drive from Sweden to Italy on one litre gasoline. Emma von Brömssen presented about how she creates her amazing pattern designs Erik Thorstensson about Creatables – a Gothenburg based network of product designers that develop smart products from industrial surplus materials and waste. Industrial designer Sigrid Strömgren talked about “quiet design” and how she tries to make products that reduce noise. PhD candidate at Chalmers University of Technology Christian Sandström is fascinated by digital technology and the turmoil it has created around us. His research interests concern technological shifts and how they change industries. He presented about Facit and Kodak, two companies that weren’t able to adopt to the technological shift from analog to digital. Theatre director Anna Sjövall presented how a steering document from Region Västra Götaland called “Det goda livet” (“The good life”) can be used as a manual for everyday life, and turned into a touring performance art piece. Navid Modiri got tired of spending all his time in front of different screens, and decided to do some thing for real instead. It started with riding a horse, and then turned into a whole movement called “365 saker du kan göra” (“365 things you can do”) based on a blog were he suggested one thing you can do each day. He is also setting up a free idea database called Idépedia. An english version of the 365 things you can do-blog is set to be released in 2010. TV-personality Tore Kullgren who claimed his fame as a player in the soccer docusoap FCZ presented about “Slacktevism” (slacker activism) with such examples as wearing ribbons and starting Facebook groups. Tavern-keeper Anna Reimegård presented about the ups and downs of running restaurants and night-clubs, and how you should behave in the bar. Below, a few more photos from PKN Gothenburg Vol. 16. The next edition (Vol. 17) happens December 17.

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A Traveling Companion, the Indonesian Youth Conference, and PKN St. Louis at the CAM

Presentations In 2009, Nikki Mansel met a tiny bear during a trip. Since then, it has turned into her most trusted traveling companion, and as you'll see in her presentation (from PKN Jersey Vol. 1), they've been sharing adventures in quite a few countries. Here are details on this presentation by Alanda Kariza, presented in Indonesian at PKN Jakarta Vol. 7.Indonesian Youth Conference (IYC) is an activity planned and organized by youth, and aimed at gathering Indonesia youth to share problems and ideas, enhance their awareness of current issues, and convince the public that youth voices must be heard and taken seriously. IYC consists of two activities that are intertwined with each other: 1. A forum that invites 33 young people aged 15 to 21 years from all over Indonesia to represent their respective provinces at this event. They are expected to be actively involved in communities and networks, respectively, are determined to make a change towards a better Indonesia, and want to start a movement or project in their community. 2. A festival, made up of organized seminars and workshops that can be visited by anyone by buying tickets. Seminar sessions and workshops at the festival are more general, covering a wide range of issues. It invites experts, professionals, government officials, and youth achievement to talk about law and governance, politics, culture, creative industries, information technology, environment, education, health, activism, social entrepreneurship, as well as journalism and media. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster above for this past Friday's PKN Seoul Vol. 12, which marked a re-launch of the series -- it had been dormant for a few years. Also uploaded are posters for tonight's PKN Fresno Vol. 16 and for next month's PKN Concepcion Vol. 7. Photos Today we point out this photo gallery [Facebook], which covers last month's PKN St. Louis Vol. 9, held at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM). Take note that PKN St. Louis Vol. 10 is set for September 27. Calendar We kick off the week with tonight's (July 23) PKN Fresno Vol. 16 and PKN San Jose Vol. 7. Tomorrow, you can look forward to PKN Rockford Vol. 2 and PKN Halifax Vol. 11. 

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SCRUM: Expectations and Reality

Alexander Korotkiy is a senior .NET developer in SmartGuy Group A/S and is leading MS SQL and .NET-related master classes in Ciklum. His presentation is plunging you into the magical world of dispersion, intervals, backlogs, complex systems and decomposition methods. In "SCRUM: Expectations and Reality" from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10, Alexander gave useful tips about importance of getting the right planning assessment, project implementation and how to choose competent experts.

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

Water is our lifeblood. We are drawn to water naturally, as we are made mostly of it. Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist, and art educator, presents “Hydrologic: Where Water, Art, & Activism Meet” at PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

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Report from PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 17

Here's a great event report from PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran on the city's latest event, its PechaKucha Night Vol. 17: We had another successful PKN here in Tel Aviv! It was vol. 17, and once again we were sold out with 8000 people! Yes, it's crazy. We did 4 rounds over two nights. This stretches the "15 minutes of fame" for our presenters, makes them superstars for two nights. We had some great presentations: a typographer who invented a font that combines Arabic and Hebrew in the same letter, a great experimental graphic work and a beautiful metaphor of an optimistic future. An artist who is making live animation with low tech means - paper cuts, lights and small camera. A graphic designer with interesting insights about the two biggest daily newspapers in Israel. A couple living in a circus van that uses circus as way of social activism and change by having fun. A comedian who stands on his head in various spots in the world. An artist who's building wooden dolls of all her family members and a model of her childhood house to tell the story of a family tragedy. An amazing vocal artist with a divine voice. A special guest from Berlin who's building crazy smart and useless machines. An illustrator and animator with psychedelic creations that makes you feel like you're on LSD... We got so many great reactions that made us so proud and happy to be a part of the PechaKucha experience once again.

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Walking and Talking in Yellowknife

PechaKucha found its way to the city of Yellowknife, in Canada's frigid Northwest Territories, where the 20x20 format recently helped residents share perspectives on one of the region's favorite pastimes, winter walking. From transportation, activism, or exercise, and more, their walking presentations from Vol. 1 are afoot! 

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Rural Arts Activism

In honor of International Day of Rural Women: "These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point." In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community.  Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.