NEW YORK Search Results: “cultural center”

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The Power of Radio

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Death by Architecture

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.

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Hats Hats Hats

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

"I'm into the idea of being a Manhattan Mad Hatter."

In Hats Hats Hats from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, Heidi Lee takes us through her vibrant and creative 3D printed hat collection.

A RISD graduate and recipient of the 2012 MET Museum Costume Institute Accessory Design Award, HEIDI LEE is a NYC-based artist and designer whose hats have featured in VOGUE, V, W, Visionaire, Dazed & Confused, MTV, SHOWstudio, NYT, New York Magazine, The Creators Project, etc. Exhibitions include MOSI Museum’s “3D Printing the Future” and MAD Museum’s “MAD Biennial: 100 Makers that manifest the cultural capital of NYC." Her clientele include Anne Hathaway, Madonna, G-Dragon, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper


Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “cultural center”

Teaching Learning Center
Instructional Technology, Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL
Kangen center
Abur Cubur Center
Video Series, YouTube in İstanbul
TAMIU Writing Center
Writing Center, TAMIU in Laredo
The Bridge Recovery Center
Healthcare Services in Hurricane


Halifax @ Pier 21
Sep 20, 2012


Columbus @ Gateway Film Center
Feb 21, 2013


Seattle @ Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
May 21, 2014


Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
May 21, 2014


Seinäjoki @ Amfora Gallery
Sep 03, 2014


Midcoast @ Lincoln Street Center for the Arts
Apr 17, 2015


Salamanca @ Colegio Mayor Fray Luis de León
Feb 18, 2016


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Dec 01, 2016


Salamanca @ Edificio Multiusos I+D+i
Mar 06, 2017


Salamanca @ Complejo de Peñuelas de San Blas
Mar 22, 2018

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Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Mireya talks about making the Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County. The Day Worker Center helps both people who seek workers, and workers seeking work, find each other. 

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Center for Media & Democracy

@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Deputy director and managing editor at the Center for Media and Democracy Mary Bottari helped launch the Center for Media and Democracy’s award-winning “ALEC Exposed” investigation. She has spearheaded the center’s work on the financial crisis and the painfully slow recovery. Previously, she worked for 10 years at Public Citizen as a senior analyst on trade, financial services, and food safety. Bottari worked in Washington for US Senator Russ Feingold and in the Wisconsin State Senate for Lynn Adelman. Her favorite Wisconsin cheese is Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Here she shares ways the Center for Media and Democracy is working for American citizens.

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Making a Place: The Story of 518 Northampton Street and Nurture Nature Center

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Rachel Hogan Carr, the director of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, tells how the center came to be, and how serves the community.

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Sculptors Anna Hyatt, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Jackie Kenyon is a dilettante sommelier and barista who works at the Krasl Art Center and resides in southwest Michigan. She is a lover of clean graphic design, classic literature and eclectic souls. She dreams of becoming a mermaid.

Jackie Kenyon talks about her thesis topic in Sculptors Anna Hyatt Huntington, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

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The Story Center


Lena Merhej founded The Story Center because she believes in bringing stories to life. In her presentation, she tells us about her journey through visual storytelling and comics, and takes us through the different activities and workshops she gives at the center in order to empower those around her to share their story.

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Saving Lincoln Center

@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

Miguel Juarez's presentation documents a group of community organizers' efforts to save Lincoln Center from demolition.  Miguel situates the history of Lincoln Center and it's role in the community through the history of the creation of El Paso's freeways in the mid-1960s — intersecting at the Lincoln Park community in South Central El Paso.

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Kryvyi Rih as the Center of Industrial Tourism

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 17, 2016

Kryvyi Rih as the center of industrial tourism

Some time ago idea about Kryvyi Rih as a tourist center was unrealistic. But some enthusiasts became develop industrial tourism, show opencast mines, adits, and industrial landscapes as tourist attractions. 

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The Importance of Diverse Narrative on Shaping Our City's Identity


Calinda Lee has something to say and she knew this even as a young girl as her great grandfather would always ask her, "Whatchu gonna be when you grow up, gal?!" She is now an Historian with The Atlanta History Center and is interested in utilizing technology to tell our history but ALL of our histories as a city. There is a multi-cultural story to be told and she is working to ensure that story is as multi-faceted as possible. 

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Design Handbook for Cultural Centers

@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

Among exciting architectural projects discussed, Peter Lényi also presents "Design Handbook for Cultural Centers", which maps urban, architectural and design qualities of cultural centers, members of Trans Europe Halles.

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More from the Control Center

During the night of the "PechaKucha for Haiti" event we posted a few shots of the "control center," and now here's a gallery of photos taken throughout the evening by Arvin Panwar, was also part of the tech team. Huge thanks go out to everyone who was involved, as well as to the other people who showed up later in the evening and on the next day.

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Innsbruck's New Culture Center, Baskets and Pots, and Jumping in Tokyo

Presentations Konstantin Ronikier is the organizer of PKN Innsbruck and in this presentation (in German, from PKN Salzburg Vol. 12) he talks about a new cultural center in the center of Innsbruck. Konstantin was in charge of renovating the previous building into a space where people could meet, discuss, and produce events. Richard Wilshusen is an archeologist, and in this presentation (from PKN Longmont Vol. 6) he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. Posters and flyers Today's new poster addition to the Tumblr blog comes our way from Gisborne, with the city's Vol. 9 happening this coming Friday (June 22) -- the event will take place at the Dome Cinema. Here's a peek at the new flyer series that we're launching here in Tokyo for our PKN series -- with our next event, Vol. 93, happening on June 27. The photography is by Michael Holmes, the design by Luis Mendo, and we plan on producing more flyers that follow the same "jump" motif. Calendar There's one PKN happening tonight (June 18), and it's a Vol. 1, in the city of Launceston. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 and PKN San Diego Vol. 15. 

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Aluminum Mesh People, City Center Agriculture, and Photos from Kyiv

Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95), artist Yuko Hishiyama shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces. Ixchel Lechuga's presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8) is all about why the city center can and should produce agriculture products. She makes her point by highlighting some of the advantages that can be felt by both the countryside and the city. Posters We have two new additions to the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2 and one for PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, pictured above. Below, more details on the Istanbul event.PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 15 Special Edition will take place at The Building Information Centre (YEM) on October 17th. This PechaKucha Night will be organised within the "Dutch-Turkish Connecting Creativity" program during the opening week of the Istanbul Design Biennale titled "Imperfection." "Oh God! Please Give Me A Makeover!" As all the efforts on urban transformation/regeneration/revitalisation go on, what are we transforming into as citizens? Has new urbanism regenerated the way we are and the way we behave? Are we really getting revitalized? What is the new URBANITAS? Architects, designers and fashion designers from Turkey and the Netherlands will present their cases around the theme of "Urban Transformation." Photos The photo above is from this photo gallery [Picasa] for last July's PKN Kyiv Vol. 8. Here's also a report on the event (Google translated). Calendar The three events happening tonight are PKN Aalborg Vol. 9, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 19, and PKN Malaga Vol. 3. Tomorrow marks Szczecin's first PKN, along with PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.

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Pecha Kucha Bemidji at The Sanford Center + 2013 Calendar of Events!

Big news! The Bemidji Pecha Kucha Night 2013 season will be at the George W. Neilson Convention Center (Sanford Center)! We have five events planned for 2013 and need about 45 presenters to share their stories. Will it be your turn? Plan to attend (or present!): Thursday, February 21st @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18th @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27th @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15th @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5th @ 6:30 p.m.   PKN Bemidji is for fun—not for profit. The following businesses are working together to bring PKN to our community because we believe it's cool! Samantha Nienow: Red Zest Design Jill Bitker: Netzer's Bemidji Floral Georgette Bloom: The Sanford Center Heather Johnson: Garden of Edits Jane Marks-Hastig: Green Janie Brian and Tina Larson: Amity Graphics  

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PechaKucha Night Pontevedra vol.5 (presenters)

This are the presenters in the next Pecha Kucha Pontevedra vol.5.  It is going to have place in Portal 48, espacio para la creación,   1-Bolboretas de papel-artesania2-Correveydile-organización de eventos 3-Seara Records-plataforma de difusión cultural4-Freshysweet-agencia junior de publicidad5-Noemí Días Patiño- Circulo Polar6-Paulova- artista7-Flying rats-skateboarding crew8-Chás-fotografía

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Declaración de Interés Cultural

Declaración de Interés Cultural   En el día de hoy el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de la República Oriental del Uruguay, a través de la Dirección Nacional de Cultura, declaro de interés Cultural la primera Edición de Pecha Kucha Colonia del Sacramento. Es un gran privilegio para todos los pechakucheros de Colonia contar con tan distinguido apoyo, nos enorgullece y nos carga las energías para continuar trabajando para brindar un evento que este a la altura de las circunstancias. Gracias a todos por su apoyo, Organizadores de Pecha Kucha Colonia del Sacramento  

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A Declaration of Cultural Interest

Here at PechaKucha we're very proud to have received a variety of awards and special recognition in cities all over the world, and the latest such honor comes via the PechaKucha Night series in Colonia del Sacramento. The series has received from the Uruguay government -- more specifically, the Ministry of Education and Cutlure -- an official "Declaration of Cultural Interest," and that's before the first event has even been held (it's set for February 21). A big congratulations to the PKN Colonia del Sacramento team!

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Cross-Cultural Design

What to do when designing for the East from a Western perspective? Swiss natives Susanna Baer and Alex Sonderegger speak on SO+BA, their Tokyo-based design studio, and go into depth on understanding cross-cultural communication. In "Cross-Cultural Design" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night from PKN Tokyo, we see that Susanna and Alex possess a strong sense of social and political idealism that they enjoy incorporating into their works. They hope to inspire their surrounding community to think differently, and encourage them to voice their opinions. 

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Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.  Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.     

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First Pechakucha in Warwick

Our first Pechakucha evening will feature a variety of subjects, ranging from trout fishing to sloths.