SITEWIDE Search Results: “craftmanship”
Nov 28, 2016
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Sep 17, 2018
Found Objects and a Desk
BY FRIDA ERSON
@ VOL 40
ON JUN 13, 2013
Frida Ersson is a recently-graduated student from Malmsten's college - one of the finest schools of cabinetmaking in the world. Her projects have entailed a fair degree of traveling, which serves as a way of lifitng inspiration for her work. Each trip taken would result in a plethora of found objects that would later see themselves incorporated into her final project; a glorious investment of time to create a stunning piece of craftsmanship - her desk. (in Swedish)
Old Into New
BY DAVEJ FRIESEN
@ VOL 17
ON JUL 20, 2013
Dave Friesen wants to create "future antiques." He takes us on a step-by-step journey on how he breathes new life into discarded materials by creating new and useful works of art. He lets us deeper into his creative process by showing us before and after images of his work.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2013.
Of Nuts and Bolts
BY SIMEN AANERUD
@ VOL 28
ON DEC 05, 2013
Simen Aanerud's great passion in life is to make things, and he's fortunate enough to be able to do this every day. He also speaks very openly about his issues with social anxiety, compulsions, and how his uneasiness with the world feeds into his work. Simen says that this discomfort is one of the main driving forces of his work, and how it cultivates his imagination.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2014.
Recreating the Past: Digital Craft
BY ANDREW PRIES
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"I brought digital technology to a craftsman's workshop."
In Recreating the Past: Digital Craft from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, Andrew Pries, Digital Fabrication Manager at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, explores the emerging technologies his practice is harnessing to restore dilapidated terra cotta facades from the pre-war era. His team's new digital workflow seeks to amalgamate traditional craftsmen skills with modern computation and fabrication techniques. Boston Valley’s recent project, the restoration of the Child’s Restaurant building on Coney Island, is the culmination of their current research endeavors.
Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen
BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.
Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)
Japanese Wood Crafts
BY YUKIKO IZUMI
@ VOL 39
ON MAR 21, 2019
In a short story across the world, Yukiko Izumi tells us how she picked up a keen interest in the japanese wood craftsmanship called "kumiko".
The audience is taken through some beautiful examples and the culture surrounding the art, before finally discussing how to keep it all alive for the next generation.
In this evening's break period, people were even lucky enough to get to try it hands-on, as Yukiko had brought some lovely samples!
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The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya
"Too many times, we make judgements on people and situations without knowing anything about them... I decided to do a photography project, which is focusing on people, not the conflict, not the violence." In The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 29, photographer Brian Megens tells the story about his photography project ‘The Other Side of Palestine’. In this project he focuses on life and the people of the West Bank. He made several stories throughout the country. During his stay in Palestine, Brian got intrigued with the kufiya, known in the West as the ‘Arafat scarf’. In his presentation, ‘The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya’ Brian will tell us more about this traditional Arabic product that won his admiration.