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Feb 15, 2018

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Mar 19, 2019

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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My New Everyday Life

BY NORA AMES
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT AT THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL ON OCT 30, 2015

“Obviously, living in a wheelchair is a challenge but is a normal life for many. Wheelchair living requires constant mapping out of acceptable routes and services –like bathrooms– and destinations –like restaurants.”

In My New Everyday Life Speaker Nora Ames reprises her standing ovation presentation from the Chicago Architecture Biennial at PechaKucha Chicago’s 36th Volume.  

Nora used to enjoy runs by Lake Michigan, running by herself or with coworkers and friends. 13 months ago she had a medical condition taking her out of the workplace and changing her perspective forever. In this presentation the effect of design on accessibility is discussed.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, February 15th, 2016. 

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The Beauty of Little Details

BY NIVI MORALES
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Working to raise awareness of the problems she experiences with her sight, Nivi Morales is a photographer with a difference. Here she talks about her journey as a 'visual person' to seeing in a different way - focussing on small details with her camera, climbing up high with her white cane to get the perfect shot, and working to raise awareness of people 'living between light and dark'. She also shares the work of some of her favourite white cane using photographers across the world.

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Celebrating Differences

BY BERNARD FRANCK
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Bernard Franck offers the perspectives of the people living with impairment whom he has met over the years in his work. They are each unique, and their photos are a testament to their struggles and also our common humanity. He urges us to take a step into their life, to experience life as they may experience it. 

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Re-Thinking Dementia: Towards a New Culture of Care

BY SALLY HEMMINGS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Sally Hemmings volunteers with Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance and raises awareness by informing communities on how to understand this dementia and be more supportive towards people living with dementia and their carers.

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One Snowflake's Path

BY DAN WITKOWSKI
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 20, 2017

Dan Witkowski survived frostbite after being stuck on a mountain for five days alone, but not without a cost. The love of the outdoors instilled upon him at an early age with his father, never left him, despite losing his feet. Today, he is constantly inventing and redefining the tools available to get him back on the slopes on to the next adventure.

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Universal Design

BY EDWARD STEINFELD, ARCH. D., AIA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation."

In Universal Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Director of the IDeA Center in Buffalo, NY, Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA, provides an overview of how the built environment affects access. The University at Buffalo's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.” It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds.

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Designing for diversity – Innovating for all

BY FARNAZ NICKPOUR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 10, 2017

Dr Farnaz Nickpour is an inclusive designer, an associate professor in Design & Human-centred Innovation at University of Liverpool, and director of the Inclusive Design Research Group (IDRG) in the UK. Farnaz gave this PechaKucha at Vol.16 in London and challenged the audience to reconsider how they approach design and raised the critical question - who will use your designs and how will they use them? Are we designing for ourselves or for others? And how well do we know those ‘others’?

Designers shouldn't just work on assumptions! We need information and empathy.

Farnaz explores some wonderful new ideas for inclusive design such as an evolvable modular walking aid kit, easy to use and clean commodes for NHS to assist patients using the bathroom, and a bio-reactive food packaging solution inspired by the blind users.

 

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CommuniTEA Infusion: A Community Building Experience

BY PAIGE REEVES
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Paige Reeves and Larry James share their experience as part of the CommuniTEA project, in which a rebuilt and beautified Volkswagen van creates inclusive ‘pop up’ town square atmospheres where people gather, chat, and share in community over a cup of tea.

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Ability Not Disability

BY TAKAO OCHI
@ VOL 162 ON JAN 16, 2019

Documentary photographer Takao Ochi presents a Setsudan Venus (Amputee Venus). Ochi is challenging existing views and perceptions about people with disabilities by presenting positive photographic images of Ability not Disability and wishes to continue photographing such optimists.

フォトグラファーの越智貴雄は、「切断ヴィーナス」という、写真を通じた新しい見方の提案と可能性についてプレゼンテーションを行います。このプロジェクトは、義足は隠さなければいけないものと考えられている世の中の常識を壊す為にスタートしました。

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Inclusive Design

With nearly 15% of the population disabled in some manner, designers and architects simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of accessiblity. 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. In "Inclusive Design" from PKN Toronto Vol. 26, Amy and Jesse show us that 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.

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Employment Opportunity for People with Disability in Indonesia

What does it mean to have a disability in Indonesia? Ni Komang Ayu Suriani (Suri), a 24 years old social worker from Bali, have stories to tell. As the project coordinator for DNetwork, a non-profit organisation which aims to help develop work opportunities for persons with disabilities in Indonesia, she witnesses first-hand how people with disability in Indonesia (especially in Bali) still have major difficulty to get a job #PKNspeakerteaserCome to PechaKucha Night Ubud #20 on Tuesday, August 26th and listen to Suri’s stories, her passions and how she believes that with just the right tool, she can give thousands of people with disability in Bali access to job opportunities.

Glasgow

Pecha Kucha returns to animate the coast

Animate is the theme for creatives to promote as they share their work at a special Pecha Kucha Night on Wednesday evening at 6pm, February at the Old Ambulance Arts Centre in Nambour. Nine presenters from Nambour and across the Sunshine Coast will tell their stories using the highly visual globally renowned Pecha Kucha Night format. Bookings: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/animate-PKN16  Michael Doneman www.michaeldoneman.com Michael is founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. His presentation will focus on the meaning of 'animation' as the practice of an animateur, expressed in his case through the animation of small businesses, and such activities as the animation of social-cultural plant like the Old Ambulance Station, of which he has chaired the Board since 2014. Michael has considered the heart of his practice as 'social-cultural animation' for some years (after the French concept animation socio-culturelle), Denise Daffara http://www.denisedaffara.com.au/ Artist Denise Daffara’s paintings began in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom to create her contemporary figurative feminine style. From 2009 Denise’s work has focused on her own journey of finding inner peace, self-healing with a sense and intention for meditative contemplation. Reoccurring themes include flourishing strength, courage and boldness.  Hamish Sewell http://soundtrails.com.au www.thestoryproject.org.au Hamish Sewell is the creator of Soundtrails, (to date eight within NSW), this process and the geo-located recordings connects people to places through stories. It is a mobile app platform allowing users to engage in a richly layered world of audio sound, on location via a map on their mobile device, (or via online). GPS triggered, the stories can be highly produced, and are drawn from the social, historical, creative and environmental narrative subsoil of a locale. Hamish will show how Soundtrails, might be considered for the Sunshine Coast region, the opportunities afforded, and suggested steps forward.  John Waldron http://blueskyview.com.au Director of Sunshine Coast based Blue Sky View:John Waldron is driven by the role’s Latin origins ‘to take care.  He is interested in curation for social change, designing and orchestrating opportunities to help people thrive, feel good, and in-control. “This presentation will include curating for social change and empowerment, in particular the Makeway Lab project initiative that uses creativity, technology and expertise to improve the mental and physical health of hospital patients with interactive and digital design and fabrication technology. James Rose www.thekickproject.blogspot.com.au James Rose is the founder of the Kick Project (TKP - one of Australia’s first dedicated ethical investment research providers) and a freelance journalist, media advisor, author and copywriter. TKP's aim is to animate communities and particularly young people in disadvantaged situations around the world who may be the victims of poverty, conflict and/or forms of prejudice. “The “kick” part comes in as we use sport, and particularly soccer.” Robyn Brown www.robynbrown.com.au Nambour resident: Robyn Brown is a Jazz singer and full-time Carer for her son.  A regular performer at festivals and jazz clubs, Robyn has a self-titled CD which has received national airplay and performs with national and international jazz stars. As well as her songwriting, performing and recording, Robyn is a sought after speaker for Carers and people with disabilities.Along with caring for her son with multiple disabilities, Robyn has been a Foster Carer for 14 years and has faced many challenges in these roles.  All of these experiences have taught her much about adversity and joy and have contributed to her passion for life.  Matt Godden http://www.mattgodden.com Matt Godden is a multi-disciplinary artist. His practice covers sculpture, photography and graphic novels. His most recent major project is The Metaning - a gallery-wall-scale full-length comic book, considered by scholars of Australian comics to be the first of its kind created & exhibited locally. This work evolved from a raised middle finger towards authority figures, into an articulated argument about the place of comics within the canon of mainstream drawing education.  Robbie Murray       Nambour’s Robbie Murray presentation focuses on her life pathway from a stuttering child to clear communicator  “The Art of Conversation”. Her community development roles show that strong vibrant communities create more opportunities for participation for Nambour and surround residents. Working and volunteering in local organisations including On Track Co-operative, CREEKSIDE - a collection of 5 disability services, the Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Community Centre and the QCWA, Nambour Event Calendar, The Drawn Together wall art project Nambour Together.  Chris Collin www.funkybooks.com.au Chris Collin is an author, presenter and managing director of Funkybooks Pty Ltd, a company he created for the purpose of publishing and promoting his whacky, rhyming Australian Children's books. His books include: Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks, A Bug Called Doug, and his latest Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space He’s been shortlisted for the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and is in the 2014 Premiers Challenge Reading List in Queensland and included in primary schools and early learning centres. Chris ‘animates funkiness to read for the joy of reading’.

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PKN 4 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support!  The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane.  Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.