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Biogasdoneright: a tool for improving living conditions
BY FABRIZIO SIBILLA
@ VOL 26
ON APR 09, 2015
Biogas is an ancient fuel (it is first described in documents of the Assyrian empire) that holds great premises for the development of rural areas, since it produces a clean fuel (the biogas), but also produces a high quality fertilizer (the digestate) that not only improves the soil fertility, but can turn farmland under degradation into a productive land.
In the last decade Italian farmers slipped in a serious crisis and in order to come out of the crisis they discovered that a well managed biogas plant could help them in boosting their productivity and regaining competitiveness, thus they named their way to the biogas as #biogasdoneright.
Prompted by these facts (easiness of biogas technology to be implemented even in low tech, rural areas) and prompted by the fact that improving soil fertility will lead to better yield in agriculture, Fabrizio Sibilla has thought to export the biogasdoneright in a small village in Senegal, to improve the villagers' quality of life.
In collaboration with the Diouma school (organized by Evelyne Kleikers and Michela Padovani) and the Italian Biogas Council (CIB), a rural plant for the production of Biogas at the school will be established. The hardware needed will be assembled with local, low cost materials and the expertise will be provided by the CIB, that will send their personnel for the organization of the biogas plant and also will assist the local farmers in reaching an “ecological agricultural intensification” from their field. Local authorities agreed to give 8 ha if land surrounding the village for the start of this test project.
The CIB personnel will install two crops (Opuntia, the well known cactus fig and Italian sainfoin, a nitrogen fixing plant that is an excellent forage and resistant to droughts) in these 8 ha and teach the local farmers how to farm them. The biogas plant will be located at the school but will also serve the local community, especially in form of common kitchens were the village women will be able to meet while cooking and use a clean fuel (poor stoove wood combustion is the highest death case for children under 5 years in developing countries).
The aim of the project is that, once the village farmers will understand the potential hidden in the biogasdoneright, then they will spread the word to the neighbouring villages and teach them what they have learnt, in order to leverage the effect that foreign help can do to improve the quality of locals.
The Architecture of Sound
BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!
BY MALVINA MARIA MANFRONI
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 18, 2015
piazza Italia_Malvina Maria Manfroni
Tensioni di luce
Progetto elaborato nell’ambito dell’attività didattica degli insegnamenti integrati di “Progettazione digitale” e “Laboratorio di progettazione digitale” attivati nell’a.a. 2012/2013 nel Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria edile-Architettura
docenti prof. ing. Paolo Belardi, prof. ing. Simone Bori
tutor arch. Alessandro Bulletti
studenti Marta Berrettoni, Elisa Bettollini, Eugenio Bini, Marco Calderini, Malvina Maria Manfroni, Simone Moroni, Daniele Ripa
L’ipotesi progettuale prefigura un Danteum panoramico nell’area di piazza Italia a Perugia concepito come percorso ascensionale che si snoda dai meandri della rocca Paolina attraverso una rampa monumentale nel cortile del palazzo della Provincia fino a giungere a un giardino edenico che sovrasta il palazzo come una vera e propria architettura parassita.
Why Don't We Talk About Sex? Or…Something about Italy
BY GAIA BISTULFI AMMAN
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"Feel it. Face it. Free it."
In "Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy." from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15 scientist, biology professor and writer Gaia Bistulfi Amman speaks about honesty, sex, education, and growing up in Italy. Ammann expands on how she ended up being a successful novel-writing…scientist. An elaboration on happiness and how to bite back when life nibbles at your butt.
This was "PechaKucha if the Day" of Monday, March 7th, 2016.
The Wonders of the Pantheon
BY VIVIANA ALTIERI
@ VOL 24
ON JUL 14, 2016
Viviana Altieri speaks on the wonders of the Pantheon... Find Viviana at MONDO ITALIANO! Founded in 2003 with the goal of welcoming and assisting the Italian community in Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano has become “the” point of reference for anyone passionate about Italy and the Italian culture.
Luoghi comuni collettivi
BY ENZO FIMIANI
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 04, 2017
L'italia, più di altre aree nazionali europee, ha la propria storia emblematicamente solcata da "luoghi comuni" collettivi, che hanno segnato le vicende e in larga parte influenzano ancora il nostro presente. Cercherò di metterne in rilievo i principali, nella convinzione che è un "luogo comune" penzare che i "luoghi comuni" siano tutti uguali e che l'uno valga un altro. I "luoghi comuni" pubblico, infatti, assai più di quelli in vigore nella sfera privata, incidono e pesamo sulla vita sociale e politica.
Matera, Italy - European Capital of Culture - 2019
BY ALBERTO GIORDANO
@ EU JAPAN FEST ECOC 2018, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON FEB 08, 2018
At EU Japan Fest's annual presenter symposium at the Italiano Istituto di Cultura in Tokyo, Alberto Giordano from the Matera delegation shares about his city and its upcoming year as a European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Matera, Italy - European Capital of Culture - 2019
BY MR. PAOLO VERRI
@ EU JAPAN FEST ECOC 2019, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON FEB 21, 2019
At EU Japan Fest's annual presenter symposium at Bellesalle Iidabashi ekimae in Tokyo, Mr. Paolo Verri from the Matera delegation shares about his city and its upcoming year as a European Capital of Culture in 2019.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Not only did the second edition of PechaKucha Night in Trieste -- held late last year -- attract over 600 attendees, it also featured an intriguing mix of presenters. The event's organizer, EXTRASMALL's Vanna Coslovich, tells us about Susana Soares and her "BEE'S PROJECT." We had more than 600 people at PKN Vol. 2 in Trieste. The location was really fascinating: the old wholesale fruit and vegetable market on the city waterfront. Every day, early in the morning, the place serves for selling wholesale. It was the very first time the market opened its doors for a creative event. Presenters came from North Italy, as well as Slovenia, Austria, and Great Britain. The most original presentation was "BEE’S PROJECT" by Susana Soares, a London-based Portuguese designer. She employs design as a tool to explore future technological implications for public engagement and awareness. Have you ever heard that bees have a phenomenal odor perception? Susana Soares explained to the public of PKN Trieste how the bees can be trained within minutes using Pavlov’s reflex to target a specific odour, and their range of detection includes pheromones, toxins, and disease diagnosis. "BEE’S PROJECT" explores how we might co-habit with natural biological systems and use their potential to increase our perceptive abilities. We have always co-existed with these systems, but their potential was unknown. Susana’s work was also exhibited in “Design and the Elastic Mind” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Paola Antonelli, before becoming part of the permanent collection of the museum. Below, some more images from Susana's presentation.
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.
PKN Sacramento Vol. 14 and 15
Here we have a few photos from two recent PechaKucha Nights in Sacramento (Vol. 14 and 15), as well as a report, courtesy of organizer Claire Obenson. The old Crocker Museum side facade provided a striking backdrop for all presentations, which included, "Zombie Architecture" by PK Night MC, Marvin Maldonado and Fashion Design inspired Interior Design by Kerrie Kelly. There was also intensely rich art by Brenda Boles who presented at both sessions, Taylor Gutermate and Zbigniew Kozikowski. Also along for the ride were UC Davis student, Celine Bertero who showed photography from Italy and Shanley Knox, founder of the non-profit, Nakateproject.com, which helps African women attain self sufficiency.
PKN Latina + Global Cities Week
Not only is the city of Latina, Italy taking part in the Global Cities Week, it will also be the city's very first PechaKucha Night. The event will happen tomorrow (Thursday, February 23) at the Foyer Teatro Comunale G. D'Annunzio, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.
PKN Posters: Padova Vol. 2
One of the oldest cities in Northern Italy, Padova, will be hosting their Vol. 2 evening in just over 24 hours. Their presenters will include local architects, comic-book artists, designers, and photographers. To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
PechaKucha Night – Adelaide Volume #8. ‘Hidden Heroes’ Friday September 20th #PKN8Global PechaKucha Night - 20X20 Format: speakers show 20 images, which show for 20 seconds each - Images advance automatically, giving a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds before the next presenter is up. It's fast, its fun and as some have said, PK Nights "combine business meeting and poetry slam to transform orporate cliche into surprisingly compelling beat-the-clock performance art: (Daniel H Pink, Wired). It's like clubbing for thinkers... …inspiration for the creative class… ...a business social that's more a night out... ...it'll get your heart skipping and your mind racing! Come and shoot the breeze with some of Adelaide's finest and emerging creative talent, for a relaxed, funny and always thought provoking feast of ideas! The Adelaide Pecha crew are designers, architects, artists, scientists, body artists, fashion designers, anthropologists, sociologists, glass blowers, magicians, photographers, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs from all industries and all walks of life! EVENT DETAILS TICKET NUMBERS: 120 Only - Please pre-purchase your tickets now and spread the word to save disappointment http://pkn8global.eventbrite.com.au/EVENTBRITE TICKETS: $8DOOR TICKETS: $10DATE: Friday, 20th September 2013TIME: Doors open 6:30 for a 7:00 startMC: Matthew Wright-Simon from EcocreativeCATERING: Beer, Wine, Soft + Nibblies (Best to eat prior if you're really hungry)AUCTIONS: Brother MFC J430W printer and God's Hill WinesSPECIAL EVENT: God's Hill Wine TastingAUCTION ITEMS#1. Thanks to RDS Site Management Group for their generous donation of a brand new, in box Brother MFC J430W printer #2. Charlie Scalzi from God's Hill Wines, for his donation of a bottle of the Menzel Shiraz 2008 #3. A duo of God's Hill Wines that include;III Rows Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 A well rounded Chardonnay with dominant citrus characters on both the nose and palate. No oak treatment was given to this wine, allowing the dominant fruit flavours of the variety to shine through. A very full bodied Chardonnay with a lingering finish. Classic varietal wine! God's Hill Shiraz 2011 A wine with plenty of richness and concentration on the palate , with loads of fresh berry fruit, with chocolaty ripe tannins and lingering finish .Beautiful rich and elegant wine which will continue to grow.So, get your Auction blood pumping as we put these generous donations up at #PKN8Global on Friday night. #PKN8Global LINE-UP (In no particular order)Wayne Lewis // Rising Sun PicturesPeter Coombs // It Started With a PenTrudi Pavlovsky // Dreams Do Come TrueClare Andrew // Meatcuts, Mystery and the CinemaTravis Ranson // A Subculture of Hero TrainingKimberley Marshall // Shoe Boxes of LoveCharlie Scalzi // A Little Slice of Italy in the BarossaZoom Strange // Title: Rat or Survival: Zen and the Art of the Pig PechaKucha Nights are TOTALLY not-for profit local events held in more than 700+ cities across the world, forming a global network of like-minded designers and creatives from all disciplines. PechaKucha Night‘s are all about ‘uncovering the unexpected’, networking and having fun! For more about PechaKucha Night - Adelaide, head to the websites; ADELAIDE: www.facebook.com/Pecha.Kucha.Adelaide GLOBAL: www.pechakucha.org and sign up for the Adelaide newsletter to be notified of upcoming events. SPONSORS + VOLUNTEERSThanks to venue sponsor Hub Adelaide, Steve Hall of and team from Dreamstreamstv, who Livestream and film our events. Thanks also to Event Photographer, Jason Vandepeer from SMI.nted Inc, regular techie volunteer Hing-Wah Kwok, MC Matthew Wright-Simon from Ecocreative and bar and door volunteers from AIESEC.We'd also like to thank RDS Site management Group for their generous donation of a brand new, in box Brother MFC J430W printer and Charlie Scalzi from God's Hill Wines, for donating a bottle of the Menzel Shiraz 2008 and a duo of God Hill Wines, which include III Rows Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 and God's Hill Shiraz 2011. Get your AUction blood pumping as we put generous donations up #PKN8Global on Friday night.Ticket sales cover the costs of equipment only – Raffle and auctions are held at the events to raise money for PechaKucha Global to cover costs associated with runnning PechaKucha Nights accross the world. Pecha is Non-profit in the old-school way - Volunteers and speakers are not permitted to receive payment for their time and work - Pecha events come together from the passion and generosity of volunteers and speakers who give their time to share their ideas. *Please note that it does not take a huge sum of money to put on a PK Events in Adelaide but it does take some (to date each event has cost around $800). No one makes a nickel; we are local volunteers that are passionate about providing a public platform for sharing creative ideas and processes.Stay connected on the Pecha Adelaide Facebook page or the groups on Facebook and Linkedin if you’d like to present and for details about collaborative projects that happen as a result of our networking and upcoming events!
A PK First! From "The Big House"
In a suprise twist of events, PKN Brescia in Italy featured a satellite presentation, surprisingly full of heart, delivered from inside... you guessed it, jail. Inmates involved in a rehabilitation iinitiative surrounding art and sculpture shared their works the PechaKucha way. Check out this great escape!
Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy.
"Feel it. Face it. Free it." In "Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy." from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15 scientist, biology professor and writer Gaia Bistulfi Amman speaks about honesty, sex, education, and growing up in Italy. Ammann expands on how she ended up being a successful novel-writing…scientist. An elaboration on happiness and how to bite back when life nibbles at your butt.
City Focus: Milan
Located in Italy's northern Lombardy region, the global capital of fashion and design, Milan is under the spotlight of this week's City Focus! Known for its' rich culture and high-end fashion scene, Milan is bound to reawaken the artist within at PechaKucha Night Vol. 15! Check out what Milan has in store at the lovely Talent Garden Calabiana Milano on May 25th! See you there!