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Geneva’s major urban projects – 20 pictures to discover how Geneva will change!

BY VINCENT LUSSER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Geneva’s dynamism goes hand in hand with ambitious urban developments, some of which are already under construction. New housing areas, the Léman Express rail network, the Nations road and tunnel or public equipment and infrastructure marking the canton’s energy transition: these projects will further enhance Geneva’s attractiveness as well as quality of life for all.

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Back to My True Nature

BY KALEIGH CARLSON
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 09, 2019

How I overcame my fear of heights by pushing past my comfort zone in the mountains and, in the process, watched my self-made limits disappear. In addition, lessons nature taught me living out of a tent as a woman in remote parts of the world.

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SITEWIDE Search Results: “Remote areas”

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tromsø @ Kjeller5
Apr 17, 2008

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Brighton @ Creativity Zone (InQBate),
Nov 25, 2009

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Roanoke
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Roorkee @ Room 202
Jan 20, 2014

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New Plymouth @ Puke Ariki
Mar 25, 2015

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Jakarta @ @america
Dec 10, 2015

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Zdar nad Sazavou @ Městské divadlo
Jun 24, 2017

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Madison, WI
Aug 22, 2018

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Ensenada @ Carniceria Villavicencio
Oct 26, 2018

PAST Millennial Dialogue on Europe, Powered by PechaKucha

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Nov 26, 2018

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Architecture and the Poo Story

BY JESSICA BLACK
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

“By fundamentals, I’m talking about plumbing; making sure people can go to the toilet and wash themselves safely… many people around the world and around our nation do not have access to running water or toilets for example. This lack of access has a direct affect on people’s health and therefor their lifespans. ”

In Architecture and the Poo Story from PechaKucha Night Broome’s 3rd Volume speaker Jessica Black talks about humanity’s favorite taboo, or, in specific, how to flush it away. Watch as she discusses different ways to break down barriers and hierarchies during remote, cross-cultural architecture projects.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. 

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New Possibilities for Taitung

BY 張基義CHI YI CHANG
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 19, 2015

Mr. Chang believes Taitung aboriginals are an important asset to Taiwan, and his aboriginal friends have taught him to understand contentment, to share and care for the land and nature. He also believes that what Taitung really needs are its small buildings and its magnificent landscape, not grand architecture. He shared the success of Chishang rice, the international tourist Balloon Fiesta, the International Surfing Open and the international triathlon events and other activities in recent years. Since then, creative ideas have changed the destiny of the non-industrial areas of Taiwan's remote towns, and has further promoted the growth of new industries and employment. In the end, he talked about the transformation of the old train station and the surroundings of the railway, as well as the organization of design exhibitions and other activities, looking forward to more new possibilities for the city of Taitung.

張基義提到台東的原住民是台灣重要的資產,以及原住民朋友教導他瞭解知足、懂得分享與愛惜土地與大自然,他也認為台東不需要大建築,而是小建築與大地景。並分享這幾年池上鄉稻米、國際觀光熱氣球嘉年華、國際衝浪公開賽與國際鐵人三項賽事等活動的成功,因為投入創意與改造,就此改變台灣偏遠落後、沒有產業的命運,帶動產業與就業率的成長,最後以台東舊火車站、鐵道週邊的改造、與設計展等活動的舉辦,期待賦予台東未來更多新的可能性。

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Humanitarian Aid Medicine

BY JAMIE WEIS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jamie Weis takes us with her to practice medicine in disaster areas and remote underpriviledged locals, and reminds us that "Health Care" starts with caring.

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The Grey Areas of Conscious Consumerism

BY NEOKA NAIDOO
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

Neoka Naidoo, shares her idea that most people are unaware of the consequences of their daily choices. Drawing the link between daily products and the environmental and social impacts is necessary for people to question and take responsibility for their choices. In the globalized world we live in, learning the effects of 'buycotting' products is imperative.

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XUE XUE COLORS

BY CHIH CHENG SU
@ VOL 30 ON SEP 24, 2016

蘇志成長期投入學學臺灣文化色彩網站的推廣,先從介紹色彩網站開始,以及學學文化創意基金會所研發的色彩APP,希望大家認識台灣藝術家並向作品學習,將色彩運用到生活中的設計,也分享基金會到偏鄉帶領部落孩童從自身的文化找出代表性色彩。

Chih Cheng Su has long been invested in the promotion of the XUE XUE COLORS website. Starting from the introduction of the color website as well as the APPs developed by the XUE XUE FOUNDATION, it is the hope that everybody will learn about Taiwanese artists and study their works. The design applies color to daily life. He also shares the foundation’s experiences of visiting tribal children in remote areas and helping them find representative colors from their own culture.

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Painting with Radio Control Cars

BY IAN COOK
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

"Generally I paint cars ...with cars ...because that makes sense."

In Painting with Radio Control Cars from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 34Ian Cook presents his long and highly entertaining career in painting artwork with actual radio-controlled cars for some of the world's most known brands. Be sure to check out his studio Popbang Colour for more inspiring works!

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Playing in Zambia

BY ALISON LEE
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Alison Lee is a teacher with many years experience working with pre-school aged children using play-based learning techniques.  Here Alison recounts her experiences training pre-school teachers in Eastern Zambia.  Alison has been involved in the training project for 6 years.  Funded by overseas donors and Unicef, the project sees Alison and her team work with locals from remote areas to give them a solid grounding in play-based learning, the theory of development, and ways in which to implement quality play-based learning in their villages. 

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A Collaborative Model for Architecture

BY ZACH GEORGE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Even a few decades ago, Zach George's job would have been very different. A designer at Workaday Design Firm, Zach utilizes networking and cutting-edge technology to achieve an innovative final product. Most notedly, Zach and his partners use remote collaboration to make remote design possible and efficient.

Design for the 21st Century. 

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Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 1

BY ROB DOUMA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Rob Douma talks about how Afghanistan’s stunning landscapes are as diverse as her residents. At times breathtaking, they can be remote, extremely dangerous and totally unforgiving.

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Eszter Pasztor

As a follow-up to our previous post on Budapest's recent and upcoming PKNs, organizer Attila Bujdoso sends us the following on one of the stand-out presentations from that city's Vol. 16. It featured Eszter Pasztor talking about her "Bodvalenke - Fresco Village" project. This very special project focuses on one of Hungary's most deprived ghetto villages. Bódvalenke is a remote, small village in North-Eastern Hungary. The village -- which has high unemployment rate and is harmed by social segregation -- is inhabited by many gypsies. Led by a Miskolc painter, János Horváth, gypsy painters will decorate the walls of the houses of the village with murals. The murals will present the life, legends, dreams, sorrows and desires of the Gypsy. In the first phase they have already painted the walls of some 15-17 houses. Thus they create a communal art work and wish to open up this tiny remote village for tourists. Tourism and attention would hopefully help turn this village and could bring work opportunities and a better life circumstances to the villagers. You can see a few photos of Pasztor presenting here, and also learn more at this website for the project in question.

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Clowns Without Borders

In our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we meet Bruce Macphail, the project manager for the American chapter of Clowns Without Borders. In his presentation (from PKN Washington D.C. Vol. 11) he discusses the CWB's mission to offer laughter and relieve suffering for all who live in areas of crisis, especially children.

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PKN Posters: Kathmandu Vol. 8

This poster flew to us all the way from the remote valley-city of Kathmandu, Nepal. PKN Kathmandu hosted their Vol. 8 at the "cozy" Attic Bar about a day ago; with presenters including young entrepreneurs, writers, artists, a visual storyteller, and more! Well, okay it was transmitted electronically but, isn't it more fun to think of a poster traveling by wind from country to country? To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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No Tents Please... We're Swedish!

Our weekend "Presentation of the Day" is a special one, recorded as part of our reconstruction efforts in Haiti -- see more in our Haiti Reconstruction Channel -- Johan Karlsson explains why we shouldn't send tents to disaster areas.

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Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It?

How to make remote teams work? Maryna Trepova, partner in Siegel HR in Ukraine and CIS, business trainer, Siegel Human Resource in Kiev, made ​​a brilliant presentation "Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It" from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education. All employees were divided by psychological typologies, and each was assigned with a color.  And each color possess different social roles in teams, communication tools and resources that it uses.

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Planes and Hard to Reach Places

Some of the most unique travel destinations can be reached by two flights or less. Seek them out! Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits. In “Planes and Hard to Reach Places” from PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1, Cynthia goes into depth on discovering the rarest places you likely haven’t heard of that are just a quick flight away.

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Documenting Sunken Ship Sites

"I do exploration and documentation of shipwrecks and sunken aircrafts"In Documenting Sunken Ship Sites from Jackson, MS, Vol. 7 Kelly Gleason, PHD, an underwater archaeologist for NOAA in Honolulu, HI, describes how artefacts become historical record which in turn can create connection with our stories and civilisation as a whole. One shipwreck discovery, the Two Brothers, is significant because it tells more of the story that inspired the novel, Moby Dick. She indeed shows us how all of these discoveries coming from a remote reef in the northwest Hawaiian islands do have significance to us all.Enjoy

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Copper Harbor, Michigan

"I don't know if there is a word to describe a peninsula that's part of another peninsula, maybe "super-peninsula." They can use that if they want." In this hilarious, yet introspective look on a remote and serene corner on the world called Copper Harbour, Michigan, freelance writer John Donavan shares his love for its 75 quirky residents, its single drag strip, its dozen places to stay, and half as many places to eat, its few quiet souvenir shops, its art studio, its laundromat, its lonely but loved book store, and its complete lack of cell-phone reception. Surrounded by wilderness, wonder, and solitude, Donavan shares getting lost in the natural beauty, forgetting that the noise, and the hurry, and the craziness of world even exists, adding "it's kinda like my church."(From PechaKucha Des Moines Vol. 21.)

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City Focus: The North Pole

It's a little known fact that one of the most active cities in the PechaKucha Global Network is also one of the most remote, all the way at the North Pole. Our organizer up there is a bit of a mysterious fellow, goes by the name of "Sam Klaus" and apperently uses PKN as an innovation tool for his employees, which are said to number in the 1000's. Keep it up, Sam! 

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Weaving for the Soul

“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being” In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.