CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “Society”
Christchurch Costal Pathway
BY MEGAN WRAIGHT
@ VOL 18
ON MAR 27, 2014
Megan Wraight talks about the creation of the Christchurch costal pathway. A community initiated progam, the costal pathway will provide better connectivity, improve ecological health for the environment and meet the recreational needs of the community. It is an exciting architectural structure that will hold the cultural identity of Christchurch and be enjoyed for many generations.
The Empty Church: My Year of Belief
BY DYLAN HORROCKS
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 28, 2014
Self-proclaimed non-believer and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks speaks about a year he spent trying to believe in a higher power. Here he delves into belief and seeing the world through other's windows.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 17, 2014.
The Cost of Cotton
BY SAMANTHA JONES
@ VOL 24
ON JUL 15, 2015
Student Samantha Jones launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost, social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on August 3rd, 2015.
Who You Know and How you are Known
BY ROSEE HODGSON
@ VOL 26
ON MAR 02, 2016
Rosee Hodgson is a child poverty advocate and wrote her thesis on how a neighbourhood's socio-economic status affects how children see themselves, and how society sees them. Her talk highlights some saddening but also some heartwarming learnings from her work.
Photography: A Tool for Social Change
BY JANNETH GIL
@ VOL 39
ON APR 27, 2019
Janneth Gil is a Colombian-born, New Zealander. She started drawing and painting at a young age however, the social instability, poverty and cultural beliefs of her birth country led her to follow an Electrical Engineering and Project Management career. She now has the opportunity to completely dedicate her life to what she is most passionate about, art through the eye of a lens. She is currently studying a Master of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography at the University of Canterbury.
She truly believes in helping others with her skills and uses her photography as a tool for social change to empower, teach, or simply help people to better understand others. Through her photography, Janneth depicts people and their interactions with others and their environment, exploring cultures, societal norms and the conflict between perceptions, emotions and reality.
Her own social photography-based projects include Our Voices www.ourvoices.co.nz depicting the life stories of a group of people living with disability in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, and Void. Void is largely drawn from Janneth’s autobiographical narratives exploring themes and ideas about identity construction and transculturalism in the context of immigration. More of her work can be found at www.jannethgil.com.
In this PechaKucha Janneth shares how she has used photography as a tool for social change. She encourages exchanging our hidden stories with the hope we would recognise similarities with the “other” therefore, contributing to create a more accepting, tolerant and inclusive society despite our differences.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Society”
Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.
"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.
Jan 28, 2010
Society of Architectural Historians
Jul 19, 2012
Asbury Hall at Babeville
Apr 12, 2013
The Belmont Filmhouse
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Seattle Central Library
Feb 26, 2015
The Whisky Bond
Jul 11, 2015
Jun 08, 2017
Visions of Physics in the Future Society, Powered by PechaKucha
Powered by PechaKucha
Main Building of University of Helsinki
Mar 07, 2019
National Society for Experiential Education 2019 Annual Conference, Powered by PechaKucha
Powered by PechaKucha @ Don CeSar Hotel
Classical versus Romantic
BY JAMES RICE
@ VOL 3
ON OCT 26, 2011
Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!
BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”
In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.
Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.
From Tyranny to Liberty... A Personal Story
BY BILL SUHAYDA
@ VOL 6
ON FEB 16, 2017
In an all-too-rate look at life behind the Iron Curtain, Bill Suhayda explores the conditions that caused the Hungarian people to revolt against both Soviet occupation and the tyranny of communism in the country of his birth. In 1956, some 200,000 people fled Communist Hungary; Bill’s family was among those people risking their lives to escape. Bill dedicated his presentation to those people in Hungary, Austria, and the United States who helped his family escape from tyranny, and those Americans who helped his family assimilate into American culture.
The Architecture of Entitlement
BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !
Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.
My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua
BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 34
ON JAN 30, 2018
Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.
Breaking Silos, Nudging Communities: the SITE4Society adventure
BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 36
ON JUN 19, 2018
Shyama Ramani is Professorial Fellow at the research institute United Nations University-MERIT in Maastricht. Her research focuses on the relationships between technology, innovation and their governance for inclusive development. She is also the founder of two non-profit research units ‘Association Un Ami’ and ‘Friend in Need Trust’, in France and India.
Shyama experiences three kinds of knowledge divides today: that between students and scholars in good institutions and the not-so-good ones, that between academics and society and that between truth and fabricated truth.
In her PechaKucha presentation she shows how academics can contribute to societal welfare just through sharing the results of their research in an understandable way.
Let's Talk: Getting Real About The 'Isms'
We believe that in order to build the bridges and break down walls, we must be willing to tackle all the "isms". We must be willing to not just acknowledge them, but actively seek to oppose them. Our approach to conversations about race, class, and gender forcuses on discussion about undoing systems of privilege and oppression. My presentation would discuss how we help people make real chang and have honest convesation during our workshops!
What is Enough?
BY TIM RICHARDSON
@ VOL 12
ON APR 25, 2019
"Climate change protesters are asking what can we do and this bothers me"
Having travelled the world throughout his career visiting some of the richest and poorest places on earth, Tim Richardson has witnessed, first hand the insatiable human need to consume and has started to ask the question what is enough? Tim gives us some clues about how we can all lead better lives.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
The Dream Society
We kick off the week with another presentation from PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 3, this time "The Dream Society" by James Rice, and beautifully illustrated by Catherine Sweetman.
David Foster is a creative from West Michigan, and as you'll see in his hilarious presentation, he's got a thing for beards. Let him guide you through the complexities of beards in today's society. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.
Happiness of future society
Roman Babich is partner and business consultant in his company presented his view to the technologies of the future on the PKN vol. 7 Future Technologies Dneproptrovsk. Happy society of the future is group of happy individuals who know their inner potential and learned how to use it with maximum effectiveness.
Classical versus Romantic
Would you describe yourself as a thinker, or a feeler? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Classical versus Romantic" from PKN Derby Vol. 3, James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. He uses a clock as one example of this concept; it could be described classically as functional and mechanical, or romantically as a work of art, a specific time may reference a feeling, and so forth. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman.
Importance of Internet services
Anton Borzov, founder of the design studio TOKYO, says that on the Internet people want to do the same things as they do in real life, so it's important to let them make the most conveniently reach out to other people. On the example of the stories from his life, Anton spoke about how companies that created the leading Internet-based technologies make people living easier in travel or allow to communicate with society in a very comfortable way.
Mark Dytham at New Cities Summit
You'll remember our partnership with the New Cities Foundation in which we launched an "Urban Innovation" themed month, with the goal of sending up to two presenters to take part in this month's New Cities Summit -- we announced the winners in this post. The Summit is taking place at this very moment, and the photos included in this post show PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, as he talks about the PechaKucha phenomenon to the audience. Make sure to visit the New Cities/WhatWorks Channel to take in an incredible collection of urban innovation stories, told in the PechaKucha format.
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.
Gender and the General Election
"Politicians do not put enough commitment to the issues that really affect women."In Gender and the General Election, from Huddersfield, Vol. 14, Coco Toma, Vice President Communication and Democracy at the Huddersfield Student Union, looks at developing women's engagement with politics in the 21st century. She takes us back in history to women's suffrage, and on through to the eyes of some of her hero's Rosa Parks, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others, discussing how they have helped been pioneers in many of the political issues woman have faced.
PechaKucha People: Ewa Kumlin
There couldn't a more deserving person of the PechaKucha People spotlight than our trendsetting, globe-trotting, super star organizer in Stockholm, Ewa Kumlin. In addition to a very long list of accomplishments and an unwavering commitment to creativity and communities, she holds the managing director position at Svensk Form, Swedish Society of Design. She's also hosting PechaKucha Global Headquarter members this week in Sweden for a summit of PechaKucha City Organizers coinciding with Stockholm Furniture Fair.
From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines
"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.