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Photography for the Fourth Wall
BY STEVEN KOERNIG
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 15, 2013
If you thought regular photography was hard, Steven Koernig explains the tips and tricks that go along with theater photography in which capturing personality, moments, and good lighitng are key. You will definitely pick up some pointers along the way, and gain an ever greater appreciation for those shots you see in theater marketing.
Writing on the Wall
BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2014
Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 30, 2014.
The Bee'ah Wall
BY AMAL TARYAM
A surprise reclaimed wall project gives insight into the think green life of young designer graduates in Sharjah. Amal Taryam guide us through different stages of learning, trying and decision making to make a sitting space by incorporating simple structure, the Bee'ah company landfill materials and beatiful light.
Great Wall v Brain Cancer: How I Trekked for a Cure and Photographed It
BY LEIGH TURNER
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 03, 2015
Leigh Turner is a Townsville teacher and photographer. This story details Leigh’s journey this year to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
My Real Wall - Not My Facebook Wall!
BY ANDY HOANG
@ VOL 10
ON MAY 12, 2016
In this PechaKucha Andy Haong tells us about his life as a “mail-artist” (say what?!) - well in Andy's words it means a person that spends their spare time sending hand drawn postcards to strangers.
In just over six minutes Andy will talk you through how he became a mail artist and the amazing things that happened to him since! Including doubling the number of real life friends he had who wrote on his real wall and NOT just his Facebook wall.
Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975
BY CHARLES L. DAVIS, II, PH.D.
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"We started with several books that looked at the brownstone as a site of intervention."
In Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975 from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Charles L. Davis, II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shows works from his recent exhibition project, Building Black Utopias, and discusses the literature that served as inspiration.
The Building Black Utopias project combines the tools of the architect, the historian and the literary critic to recover the historical contributions of African American writers to architectural utopian thought. It specifically examines the role of literary depictions of place in June Jordan, Amiri Baraka, Paule Marshall and Angela Davis’ writings. Davis argues that each authors’ rhetorical manipulations of the built environment operates on the same level as architectural utopian thought insofar as both mediums created rich, alternative depictions of modernist space to liberate the architect’s imagination. The final exhibit translates the spatial ideas of literature into drawings, models and other ephemera.
The White Wall Sessions- an intimate experience of music from Sioux Falls, South Dakota
BY MICHAEL YAEGER
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 02, 2017
Michael Yaeger is the show’s go to guy at The White Wall Sessions. Michael gets things done and gets them done very quickly and efficiently. Michael plays an integral role in the sales and development of the shows at the WWS and also manages the social media content and sponsor relations for this local music venue.
Trying to Fit Art on a Wall
BY NICHOLAUS ARNOLD
@ VOL 38
ON FEB 07, 2019
Nicholaus Arnold is a semi-conceptual artist, semi-conceptual curator, and semi conceptual educator from Dayton, Ohio. He currently runs The Blue House Gallery with his partner Ashley and is the galleries coordinator for University of Dayton. Nicholaus’ presentation is about his life as an artist and trying to fit unorthodox art works into a gallery setting.
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PKN in The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal ran a great story in August about PechaKucha Night. Read the article The Sounds of Chatter by Juro Osawa here...
Yes, PechaKucha Night in Vancouver Vol. 6 is indeed sold out, but here's a touching presentation from the previous volume, in which photojournalist Jeff Topham reflects -- through photography taken by his father -- about his childhood growing up in Liberia. He follows that up with a look at what he experienced when he returned to that country a few years ago.
Here's a great -- and hilarious -- presentation from last month's PechaKucha Night in Vancouver Vol. 6 by designer Jeff Hamada, taking us on a tour of the evolution of his work, starting from the mind maps he was making as a 6 years old. The video was filmed and edited by Bruce Sharpe.
Flyer for PKN Fresno Vol. 3
PechaKucha Night in Fresno Vol. 3 happens tonight (June 8) at Starline, and presenters for the evening will include: Fresno's Downtown and Community Revitalization Department Director Craig Scharton, custom furniture designer Adam Wall, and Floyd Sanchez of Antilabs.
Wouldn't you like more living space? What if your living space adapted instantly for you? In today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 66), we feature a man who has made these ideas a reality. Gary Cheng has lived in the same 32m2 space in Hong Kong since 1976. Over the years he has lived there with family, colleagues, and ultimately alone. As a result, the ways this space have been used have changed drastically. By 2006 he had incorporated numerous modular units that have mulitple functions. In total, his apartment has 45 permutations: pulling out the TV wall expands the kitchen, rolling out the CD shelves reveals the bathtub. His sofa becomes a bed, and flips up into the wall; the shower room doubles as a phone booth. The functions are seemingly endless, and the interior design is beautiful.
Once again, a Kamikaze speaker is prepared to put his wits on the line for 20 images that he has never seen before. Prepare to be blown away by the courage of a simple man. And Braam, ran 4 200 km along the entire length of the Great Wall of China in a single attempt. This translated to running over a marathon a day for over 100 days! Scientists said this was impossible. Also the magical world of bee keeping and a glimpse into the fascinating life of a honey bee -we humans have so much to learn from these little creatures!
Our Bricks are Drops
What if a building could act as a living being; could absorb and conserve heat energy with no insulation at all? Matyas Gutai, founder of Allwater, explains his water-based wall heating/cooling system and goes into depth on how he is making it a reality. In "Our Bricks are Drops" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 112, we see that he believes the Allwater method of interior heating and cooling will reduce our reliance on our city's power grid and take microclimate control in a new, exciting direction.
Writing on the Wall
"I go to art shows and I lick the paintings." Educator-turned-artist Jamie Smith confesses to have been unaware Abu Dhabi was a real location until she decided to move there. This was only the beginning of her journey to become an artist, and in "Writing on the Wall" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 5 she shows us how she created a way for individuals to post their anonymous confessions which she could then use as inspiration for her paintings.
The Local Artist
“We came up with this when we were ice fishing — the idea was to pull artists up from below the surface.” South Dakota natives Jeff Ballard, Mitch Torbert, and Hunter Murphy discuss their burgeoning zine project: The Local Artist. In “The Local Artist” from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 11, they speak on their efforts to expose local artists to the public, and cultivate the growth of the creative industry in their home state.
v.39 presenter showcase
CRUMBLE MAGAZINE PROJECT Crumble Magazine are holding an afternoon of open discussion to create an architectural ‘magazine wall’ full of your ideas responding to our theme ‘Conflict / Resolution’ Crumble’s method revolves around creation through discussion; the Crumble Magazine Project will involve open discussion and collaborative creation, leading to a ‘magazine wall’ full of ideas all in a single afternoon! The theme of our latest issue is ‘Conflict/Resolution’: how does conflict manifest on a local, national and international level and how do we even start resolving it? The afternoon’s challenge will be shaping these ideas into paragraphs, poems, doodles and illustrations, which we can bring together for reflection and consideration at the end of the day. We are holding this event in conjunction with Crumble’s third issue ‘Conflict / Resolution’, due to launch June 2018.