CLEVELAND Search Results: “Context”

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Back to the Drawing Board

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Artist Cathie Bleck talks over her work about how experiences and context shape one's world view. In her short six minutes on the stage she talks about how war, poverty, life, beauty, ancient ways and the condition of being an artist influences your work if you let it. 

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Context, Perspective and PKN

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 21, 2019

Since 2008, PechaKucha Night Cleveland has been organizing events to better connect the various creative communities throughout the region. Michael Christoff, who cofounded PKN Cleveland with Raseem Parker in 2008, talks about why ten years later, he still loves loves it and hopes to continue bringing people together to share their stories and creative energy.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Context”


Marseille-Provence @ "Les Grandes Tables" Restaurant Friche de la Belle de Mai
Feb 23, 2013

PAST AIA 2013 Convention (June 20)

AIA @ Colorado Convention Center
Jun 20, 2013

PAST AIA 2013 Convention (June 21)

AIA @ Colorado Convention Center
Jun 21, 2013


Saint-Etienne @ Cité du design
Nov 13, 2013

PAST AIA 2014 Convention

AIA @ Martyrs'
Jun 26, 2014


Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Apr 10, 2015


Podgorica @ Caffe Berlin
Apr 07, 2015


Dubuque @ Stone Cliff Winery
Oct 20, 2016


Blue Mountains @ The Carrington
Oct 21, 2017


Jakarta @ EV Hive D.Lab
Oct 17, 2017

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Context, Scale, Meaning, Place


Architect Charles Piper admits that his title may seem architectural and pretentious. As well, even though he admits it's just an excuse to show us some of his favorite places, those places sure can make you acutely aware of context, scale, meaning, and place the way he unfolds them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 24, 2014.

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Vilnius of Tomorrow

@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

"We invited electronica producers and singers from Japan to come to Lithuania to have a concert at a traditional Catholic church. Not to be mistaken, this was an LSD dream coming true."
In Vilnius of Tomorrow from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 130, cultural planner, graphic designer, and altogether eccentric Lithuanian, Sergej Grigorjev spotlights some of the hidden creativity that can be found in one of eastern Europe's most beautiful and forward-thinking capitals, Vilnius. He shares how the community is taking old traditions and re-imagining them in new ways to cultivate fresh perspectives and world-wide attention. And as part of Vilnius' creative resurgence, he has started a series of events - MADE IN JAPAN - with a focus on creative collaboration between Japan and the Baltic States.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 11th, 2015. 
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Wikipedia opens unexpected doors for volunteers

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Medical Student Mike Nicolaije (28) is volunteer and global admin for Wikipedia and he contributes to this site as a hobby. His enthusiasm for adding content to this universal encyclopedia is contagious.

Wiki is also a domain where you meet people in a friendly, warm atmosphere and Mike would like to organise more local meetings where all Wiki-volunteers can help each other. In cooperation with Maastricht University and also the provincial government in North-Brabant doors opened to him that are usually closed for a general audience. Also Mike’s experiences with the National Library, the Rijksmuseum and the National Archives are remarkable. He recommends in particular students to join forces within Wikipedia, because being an admin expands your horizon and also your community of friends and acquaintances.

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The Power of Radio

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Andersen : la typographie prend la parole

@ VOL 13 ON MAY 24, 2017

"Andersen typeface is intended for tales and children stories in general. What makes Andersen different is its new punctuation marks. Indeed, in addition of classical glyphs, Andersen have 12 totally new punctuation signs expressing feelings. As in Spanish punctuation, theses glyphs are placed at the beginning and at the end of a sentence to help the reader to find the right tone."

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Making Meaningful Metrics

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

We love to measure things to feel like we're in control of the world around us - whether that's our businesses, our websites, our products, or our bodies. Yet more often than not, we're measuring the wrong things, and thus are working to change the wrong things. Chris Massey shares some object lessons in the art of metric-making, and a simple way to help you design metrics that matter.

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@ VOL 1 ON JAN 27, 2018

In her presentation, Seyhr Qayum shares her current studio practice and the concepts that inform her art-making decisions. 

Conceptually, Seyhr's art is largely about cross-cultural exchange, and her perception of the differences between liberal and conservative societies. She combines representational portraiture and figurative illustrations, with elements of abstraction. 

The idea of women empowerment is a focus in Seyhr's artworks. She has seen both the liberal and conservative side of life, and therefore has a fair idea of what it means to be a woman in both these worlds. All her work portrays Pakistani women as strong, empowered members of the society rather than stale and stereotypical illustrations. Her life-sized paintings of empowered female figures, such as ‘Here’s Looking at You, Kid,’ where a woman boldly stares back at you, encapsulate the idea of showing Pakistani women as strong and capable rather than submissive or troubled beings.

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Why the Way You say “No” Drives Me Crazy

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

As Steena Marie talks through the modern perception of consent and empowered communcation, learn why it's important to be true to yourself. Lose the indecision, obligatory agreeance and saying yes when you really want to say no. 

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Arc en ciel

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 13, 2018

Guy Velut , responsable de l'espace ESAT Arc en ciel, raconte avec sensibilité les portraits des musiciennes et musiciens de toutes les couleurs de l'arc en ciel dont l'expression musicale permet de relier tout le monde.

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Rectangle Studio

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Rectangle is an interface design studio based in Glasgow, Scotland, founded by Daniel Powers (US) and Lizzie Malcolm (UK) in August 2017. They work with information
and technology and content and form to develop projects in various media. With a focus on what they call “site-speci c interfaces”, Rectangle writes software, builds tools, creates archives, designs interfaces and explores technologies. All projects are designed and developed inhouse. Outcomes encompass the physical and digital. Computation is central, but not always visible. / @rctngl

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PKN Victoria Poster Contest

When it came to designing the poster to advertise tonight's PechaKucha Night in Victoria Vol. 2 (May 27), organizers decided to organize a contest. The winning entry is what you see above, designed by local artist/graphic designer Tara Tyreman. One of the event's sponsors, Anonymous Advertising has produced a video profile of Tara, embedded below.

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AIA Convention 2011

PechaKucha will be a part of this week's American Institute of Architects Convention in New Orleans (May 12-14). The session will take place on May 13 from 18:00 at Room 243/5 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and presenters will include our one and only co-founder Mark Dytham, Thorsten Bösch, Matt Dumich, PKN Chicago organizer Peter Exley, Monique Verdin, Kyle Bergman, as well as a few digital guests. With an attendance of 20,000 at the convention, you'll want to show up early to get a good seat and beer!

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Customers in Context

Jana Kinsman draws people for a living. She also keeps bees and is part of a design collaborative.   In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from Table XI's April Table Talks) Jana puts her 9 to 5 aside, and ventures into new freelance territory.  She discusses the challenges, disappointments, and lessons well-learned from her work with clients both in person and on the web. 

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The Chinese Connection

What does your city mean to you? Joanna Wong speaks of the deep connections present between China and her home, Vancouver; known as 'the most Asian city outside of Asia.' In "The Chinese Connection" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, she expounds upon her personal family history, the history of Vancouver's Chinese population, and how the digital networks between this Canadian city and China can serve as important links to the future.

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From Concept to Completion

"People are a lot like spaghetti -- there are parts that you can see, and there are other parts that kind of dip and twist beneath." Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. In "From Concept to Completion" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 11 He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

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AIA 2014 Convention

Be part of the largest event in world architecture this year. PechaKucha Night Chicago with AIA Chicago and SOM are pleased to present a special edition PechaKucha Night at the AIA National Convention in Chicago.This event is one of a series of "Design + Dining" events hosted by AIA Chicago in conjunction with the 2014 AIA National Convention. If you plan to register for the National Convention, you can find this event in the official convention schedule by using the code EV217. Non-convention attendees are welcome to RSVP and purchase tickets through AIA Chicago’s website. Ticket price includes buffet food and 2 drink tickets.

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Context, Scale, Meaning, Place

"This image has no context, and absent context it has no meaning or at best arbitrary meaning." In "Context, Scale, Meaning, Place" from the PKN Williamsburg ArchEx sessions, architect Charles Piper admits that the title of his presentation may seem engineered and pretentious. And though he makes this statement, he points out that the showy title just an excuse to take us to some of his favorite locations; locations that are sure to make you acutely aware of context, scale, meaning, and place.

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Designing for Historic Context

“Focus on scale, proportion, and urban fabric when designing to respect historic neighbourhoods.” David Mayo, architect at De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, speaks about designing for context. In “Designing for Historic Context” from PKN Louisville Vol. 14 he clearly defines the difference between architectural preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration.

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PechaKucha as a university contest

PechaKucha became a popular in Zaporizhzhya. We made an experiment and organized PechaKucha at Zaporizhzhya National Technical University PechaKucha: urban stories for students as a contest. The best speaker of PechaKucha at University became guest speaker at PechaKucha Night Vil.4: urban stories. After selection 12.12.16 at Zaporizhzhya National Technical University we invited 2 students: Nikita Nosov and Dima Beluchov as guest speakers for PechaKucha Night 17.12.16    

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#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World

"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people." Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.