TORONTO Search Results: “design theory”

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Finding the 'Art' in Alberta

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

According to Dave Delibato, the easier it is to draw a province, the harder it is to live there. 

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The Design Walkin

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim ( and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪(in English)  ‬

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Embracing Chance

@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Graphic designer Dominic Ayre describes the role that chance plays in good design, and the extent to which the outside world affects his design through chance. He suggests that chance can be a form of communication used to convey and generate new ideas, using his design and his students as examples of this phenomenon.

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Dating by Design

@ VOL 18 ON NOV 07, 2012

Ayla Newhouse is a designer, social entrepreneur and creative consultant. Blending humour with practical advice and wisdom, she applies the tools, strategies, methods and ideas of some of history’s greatest designers to the often-challenging realm of human relationships. Dating by Design is her first self-published book that aims to help the reader navigate the complexities of modern love to improve the quality, health and durability of their relationships.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2013. 

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The Challenges of Mid-Rise Construction

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Roland Rom Colthoff of RAW design explains the opportunities and challeges of new mid-rise construction in Toronto. Mid-rise construction is an investment by purchasers in not only a condo, but also a neighborhood. This affirmation of the importance of the street and urban environment as a place to live, shop, and work has led to the design of unusually shaped and unique interior environments and exceptionally generous outdoor spaces.   

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Inclusive Design

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Amy Pothier and Jesse Klimitz of Quadrangle Architects want to inspire action in all designers to “Get Better” by designing fully inclusive and accommodating spaces for everyone, regardless of age or ability, to enjoy and experience. Accessible design does not need to be clinical and ugly when accommodating the 1 in 7 persons in Canada that live with some form of a visible or non-visible disability.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2014.

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Focusing Light on Sleep: The New Frontier in Workplace Design

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Deborah Burnett discusses how the architectural lighting and interior design of where you spend your days impacts how well you sleep at night, which in turn dramatically impacts your health, productivity, disease formation and sex drive. Who knew lightbulbs and finish selections could do so much?


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Searching for Good Design

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Jacob Antoni, an architect and designer who recently moved from Berlin to Toronto, shares his search for what constitutes good design by drawing from his own design projects and the obstacles and opportunities they have presented towards discovering functional, beautiful and simple design. 

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Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings

@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

String Theory is a partnership between two textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price. The name String Theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. As constructed textile designers, the two designers work with the math and physics of fibres, yarns, knitting and weaving to develop structure, pattern and texture. 


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What does our physical space look like in the digital era?

@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

As the digital life is moving faster than our physical life, Biying Mao and her company Hot Pop Factory has started using digital means to disrupt the physical design process. Rather than designing form, they are using computational design to design rules and parameters, similar to computer programming. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “design theory”

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Svensk Form Channel

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.

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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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Tokyo Design Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Design Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcome guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW venue where it is held, with upwards of 700 to 1000 in attendance.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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Autodesk Channel

Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk's partnership with PechaKucha includes a presence at design weeks and festivals around the world through special PechaKucha Night events

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Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
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Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
Dec 20, 2011


Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013


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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
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Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013


Makassar @ Sushi Bizkid
Feb 27, 2015


Bilbao @ Azkuna Zentroa
Nov 24, 2015


Stockholm @ M/S Mariella, Stockholm-Helsinki
Sep 06, 2016

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Classical versus Romantic

@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman

"Presentation of the Day" on October 21, 2013.

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Relativity Theory

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Jim Coumans talks about his extreme curiosity as a child, and the relationship he held with his father. He also talks about how, even in adulthood, his father has changed his life for the better.

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All Criticism\\All Design – a Constellation

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Hubert Matt, philosopher, artist and lecturer of University of Applied Sciences, Vorarlberg’s field »Arts & Science« explores the relationship between criticism and design. He gives us a glimpse behind the complex term criticism and it’s various forms in the field of design. (In German) 

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Dark Matter, to a music theory space.

@ VOL 33 ON DEC 03, 2013

Jaime Lobato talks about human echolocation as a genuine, unexplored skill related to the location and the form of objects in space by the reflections of sound (echo and reverb). It involves self-produced body sounds for spatial information. It is an ability that humans possess, and use in daily life unconsciously and consciously in some specific situations, but always discreetly. Usually developed to surprising levels by visually impaired.

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My Bunny and the Turtle Theory

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

Arild Brakstad takes us on a journey of his own and første Bunny and Turtle theory. He's an artist, writer and performer best known as the creator of "Svartediket" - the world's first black metal musical and more recently "The Black Gold,"

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Design: Right Brain, Left Brain, or Somewhere in the Middle?

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Christopher Gregory, an industrial designer shares his thoughts on how different mindframes guide design work, and how a wholistic, balanced perspective can help create meaning in our lives. What will you create?

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The Peanuts Theory

@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

"As I'm often asked about how I find my ideas, I finally decided to write down my own vision of the creation process, which I called "The Peanut theory", because it talks about peanuts lost in space and colliding each others... Thanks to that beautiful theory, everything will become cristal clear to you, folks !" Fabien Vehlmann

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Peter Dawe's Theory of Complex Systems

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

Peter Dawe explains how when things co-operate, mutate, remember and propagate, scary things happen. Discover why Darwin was wrong and Lamarck was right. Discover the most Intelligent being on Earth. Discover why you need not worry about AI. - The truth is scarier!

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Frugale, créative et heureuse… L'architecture

@ VOL 32 ON OCT 25, 2018

Face aux bouleversements climatiques, environnementaux, énergétiques et sociétaux, nos domaines d’intervention, le bâtiment et l’aménagement des territoires, connaissent de grands bouleversements, et sont appelés à en connaître de plus grands encore. Le temps presse. C’est pourquoi nous avons pris l’initiative du « manifeste pour une frugalité heureuse », rédigé conjointement par Dominique Gauzin Muller (architecte), Alain Bornarel (ingénieur) et Philippe Madec (architecte-urbaniste).
Ce manifeste ouvre les chemins de la frugalité, alternatifs aux visions technicistes, productivistes, gaspilleuses en énergie et en ressources de toutes sortes. Si l’initiative vous intéresse et si vous souhaitez participer à l’élan collectivement, n’hésitez pas à la faire suivre auprès de vos réseaux et à signer le manifeste. Nous vous en remercions vivement.
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PKN at Design Indaba Expo

For this year's edition of Design Indaba Expo -- taking place this weekend in Cape Town -- two nights of PechaKucha Night events have been added to the schedule. You can find out the lineups for each session (February 27 and 28, both from 17:00) here.

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Design Authenticity in Miami

PechaKucha Night in Miami is readying for a special edition event, in collaboration with the Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference. You should always be yourself and that same authenticity goes for the spaces we live in. Does your bedroom look like a confessional? Is your white loft space ready for a gastric bypass surgery? It’s time to explore this idea of Design Authenticity… Pecha Kucha Miami continues to weave itself into the international creative and cultural fabric with its latest Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference collaboration. Pecha Kucha: Design Authenticity will feature eights presenters sharing their perspectives from international research, cutting edge technology, the humanities, social responsibility, and ecology. The event takes place September 15 (13:00-14:00) at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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PKN Joins Budapest Design Week

Budapest is readying up for its PechaKucha Night Vol. 15, set to take place next week (October 8) as part of the Budapest Design Week.

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360 Global Design

One of the presenters at last week's PechaKucha Night in Marseille Vol. 8 -- see our event report here -- was designer Patrick Jouffret, of Paris and Toulon-based studio 360 Global Design. His presentation covered a few projects, including the cycling work we highlight in this post.

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Untitled Design

Today's presentation -- it was part of November's "Tokyo Design Week" edition of PechaKucha Night Vol. 77 -- sees Tokyo-based Marcus Bird cover design origins, and ideas about inspiration and creation based on his travels, personal design style, and his background as a Jamaican creative.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations - The Designers

As we covered in recent months, the Heineken Open Design Explorations competition was held in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Milan, and Sao Paulo) to chose a team of designers through PechaKucha events, with the goal of producing a temporary club space at next year's Milano Salone. You'll find more details in this press release, but here are all of the designers who were chosen to participate. Congratulations to everyone, and here's looking forward to the resulting project! New York CityPhilip Sierzega (Motion design)Lee Gibson (Interior design)Michelle Wu (Fashion design)Sandra Garcia Pagola (Graphic design)Kirkland Summers (Graphic design)Adam Aleksander (Product design)TokyoAlistair Townsend (Interior design)Yukihiro Shoda (Motion design)Kazuhiko Hayakawa (Product design)Miku Sega (Interior design)MilanEmanuele Magini (Product design)Giuseppe Conca (Product design)Vicenzo Amendolagine (Interior design)Gianluca Macaluso (Motion design)Sao PauloFabricio Lima (Motion design)Daniela Colnaghi (Interior design)Patrick Kampff (Fashion design)André Coelho (Graphic design)Brunno Jahara (Product design)

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Computer Graphic Character Design

In "Computer Graphic Character Design," a group of students (Reibe Studios) from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphic design, and how they produced two short films. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Catania Vol. 11, and is in Italian.

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Design Like You Give a Damn

"We believe that design matters, and people matter." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Design Like You Give a Damn" from PKN Chicago Vol. 13, Katherine Darnstadt details the numerous design and architecture projects her organization (Latent Design) has worked to draft, plan, renovate, and construct spaces that benefit local communities. From working with women's safe havens, community centers, mobile food stores, and schools in third-world countries, Katherine's organization shows us that they do indeed give a damn.

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A Theory on Doodling

"I never felt that I could be an artist, but somehow doodling opened the door for me. It was a way to do art without expectations, and from there I gave myself permission to belong in the category of artist. That was freedom for me."In A Theory on Doodling from Williamsburg Vol. 12, Pam Woodson finds herself drawn to doodling in a couple of very specific situations. Not considering herself as an "artist", she initially used doodling as a door to create art without expectations. Pam found her path to becoming an artist. Through Pam's doodling research we could all learn self-improvement through doodling.Pen and paper please.