INSPIRE NEPAL Search Results: “earthquake”
INSPIRE NEPAL PRESENTATIONS
Inspired by Nepal, a Langtang Ago
BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
Prior to establishing himself in Tokyo over a decade ago, Brian Scott Peterson made a trip half way around the world to, in his words "the mystifyingly scenic", country of Nepal. In a wonderlust quest for "adventure of most epic proportions", Peterson set off from age-old city Kathmandu, long-hauling across treacherous trail to the Himalayan kingdoms highest peaks, to the remote mountainous village of Langtang, a journey against all others after would be measured.
Heartbroken to see the recent devastation and disastrous loss of the place that forever changed his life, he offers this emotional tale of his sojourn there, simply as a starting point.
No stranger to disaster response, Peterson hopes to eventually repeat in Nepal his successful volunteer effort from Japan, the family photo rebuilding project Photohoku.
Finally he asks, "How can the tried and true creativity in the greater PechaKucha community rally to share stories and support for Nepal?"
PechaKucha Inspires Nepal
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 126
ON JUN 24, 2015
"Anybody who has a story to share about Nepal can make a presentation, record it, send it to us, and we can put it on our PechaKucha Inspire Channel."
At PechaKucha Tokyo's Vol. 126, co-founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein re-launched their disaster response initiative, "PechaKucha Inspire", this time for the heavily earthquake-hit Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Building on their experiences with the ongoing PechaKucha Inspire JAPAN effort, where an ever-growing collection of Japan inspiring presentations made at PKN around the world, are being added to, shared, and viewed nearly 100,000 times through the PechaKucha website, PechaKucha Inspire NEPAL will be more nimble, allowing anyone to make a presentation and send it directly to us to upload on the Inspire NEPAL Channel.
PechaKucha's simple and accessible format combined with a tried and tested worldwide network of creativity proves again how we can rally together to truly make a difference in the world. Be inspired by this compelling presentation to share YOUR story and in turn inspire Nepal back to it's beautiful self!
To share your story, send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 1st, 2015.
"It's an important and powerful time. It's also an opportunity for us to re-write the book on how earthquakes go in developing nations."
In Himalayan DIY'n from PechaKucha Katmandu Vol. 13, and as part of our Inspire Nepal Initiative, Ben Ayers, a long term expatriate resident of Nepal tells a few stories about how locals organized themselves after the earthquake, and how the inherent resiliency of Nepalis will be the key to the reconstruction.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, Aug 24th, 2015.
Civic Hacking in Nepal
BY MIKE ZUCKERMAN
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 03, 2015
Mike Zuckerman offers up some personal insights and some inspirational ideas for the what could possibly be the silver lining in Nepal's rebuilding post-earthquake. Moved by a friend who tragically perished on Mt. Everest, he suggests the time is now or never, proposing a bold vision of making creative new cities in the aftermath of disaster that can be a better reflections of the wishes and dreams of its inhabitants.
Rebuilding the Future of Nepal
BY NEVO SHINAAR
ON SEP 29, 2015
"We cannot control nature. It does what it does. However we can control human nature and our ability to work together in the face of these odds."
In Rebuilding the Future of Nepal, from our Inspire Nepal Channel, Nevo Shinaar shares the story of his involvement in the Earthquake in Nepal in 2015. After committing for 10 month's work as a volunteer in Nepal, aimed to help rural communities become more resilient to globalisation and external changes, and to enhance their quality of life, Shinaar had such a meaningful experience that he decided to stay longer and facilitate a new group of volunteers. Within another 8 months, the ravaging earthquake sent the entire country into a state of disarray particularly the very communities with with whom he'd be working. In trying to address the needs of these communities in ways that were most relevant and effective he learned some life lessons, and shares them with us here.
This was "Presenation of the Day" on Friday October 2nd, 2015.
BHUICHALO: LA PERSEVERANCIA DEL ESPÍRITU
BY CARLOS PÉREZ OSORIO
@ VOL 43
ON AUG 27, 2015
El 25 de abril de 2015 la tierra se movió en Nepal, sacudiendo la vida de toda una nación y la del crew de documentalistas de –scopio. Lo que comenzó como un intento de compartir historias inspiradoras de individuos Nepalíes en situaciones adversas, resultó en la documentación de la perseverancia del espíritu de un país luchando por sobrevivir. A una colección de momentos que hacen doler el alma y de los que surge el más hondo instinto de hermandad humana.
Les compartimos nuestra experiencia, nuestro próximo documental y por qué es tan importante para nosotros que escuchen estas historias.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “earthquake”
117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.
After the events of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire Nepal". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Nepal here. Get in touch with us via email@example.com.
After the events of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire New Zealand". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Christchurch here. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ArchiAid (Part 1)
BY SHOKO FUKUYA
@ VOL 96
ON NOV 01, 2012
Both presentations were part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. You can offer support by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.
Brewing with a Purpose
BY KOTA KOBAYASHI
@ VOL 3
ON FEB 20, 2015
Kota Kobayashi decided as a child that one day he'd brew his own beer. Many years later, and inspired by the recent natural disasters in Japan, he created Ippon Matsu Beer. His One Pine Tree beer received massive donations from all over the world which he has used to help small business owners with disaster relief in Japan. Don't get ready, get started!
"Presentation of the Day" on June 8, 2015.
Redesign a School
BY PASCALE SABLAN
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.
The Resurrection of Christchurch
BY NETTA EGOZ
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.
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.)
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Earthquake in Chile
Our thoughts go out to everyone in Chile after the strong earthquake and the many aftershocks. We emailed the PechaKucha team in Concepcion, which appears to be near the epicentre, as soon as the news broke in the US and we emailed them again as we woke up to the news in Japan. The PechaKucha team in Concepcion has been very active trying to raise funds for the earthquake in Haiti through our "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti." Cameron Sinclair has been in touch from Architecture for Humanity, and we immediately decided that all funds they have raised for Haiti should be used at home and we will be looking to match those funds several times over. Please check back for more news and update. Any money donated at the Concepcion PechaKucha page will be directed to the PechaKucha organizers there. The same will be done for donations made to the Santiago PechaKucha page. Please donate what you can.
Massive Earthquake in New Zealand
It's been a rough year in terms of devastating earthquakes, latest of which is the one that just hit New Zealand -- you'll find a good round-up of news here, including a large gallery of photos. The photo above is a scene from Christchurch, and we've been in touch with PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead, who seems fine although now has to deal with the physical damage that surrounds her. As we posted last week, there was a PechaKucha Night scheduled in Christchurch (Vol. 9) for next week (September 16), and although Vanessa is confident it will still happen, the question of venue is still up in the air, depending on the state of the Canterbury Museum (where it was to be held).
Poster for PKN Gisborne Vol. 4
The next PechaKucha Night in Gisborne (Vol. 4) is just over a week away (September 17), and will take place at Aladdin's Cave. PKN Gisborne organizer Pene Walsh also shared this link, that shows the current earthquake aftershocks that Christchurch is dealing with (see our earlier post).
Earthquake in Christchurch
Our thoughts are again with organizer Vanessa Coxhead and all our PechaKucha friends (and just plain everyone, for that matter) in Christchurch, which unfortunately has been hit by another terrible earthquake, this one apparently even worse than what was experienced last year.
Donations to Help Those in Christchurch
If you're wondering where you can make donations to help with the aid and reconstruction efforts due to this latest earthquake to hit the Canterbury area (and Christchurch in particular), your best bet appears to be the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, and you can donate in the following manner:Make a secure online donation here (the site appears to be overloaded at the moment, but keep trying)Make an automatic $20 donation by phoning 0900-33-200Big thanks to PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead for sharing this.
PKN Gisborne Vol. 5 Door Fee to be Donated to Victims of the Earthquake
PechaKucha Night in Gisborne Vol. 5 is happening tomorrow night (Friday, February 25) at the Dome Cinema, and organizer Pene Walsh informs us that they'll be donating as much of the door fee as they can to the victims of the Christchurch earthquake -- see also the letter from PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead, and details on where you can send donations.
Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan Mini-site Launches
As you'll notice if you've stopped by the front page of the PechaKucha site, we have now launched the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan mini-site. Please take a look to find out more about what the event is all about, how it got its name ("Inspire Japan"), and what you can do to participate. Right now the site is just filled with text about the event, but over the coming days and weeks, it will be updated with more info on what cities are participating and special presentations recorded specificially with this event in mind -- it's also where, on the day of the event (April 16) you'll find all the streams for the cities that are able to do so. For press enquiries, please use our regular press contact address -- we will also have banners prepared that you can use to put up on any site, to help spread the word.
How to Use the Logo
We wanted to share an example of how we see the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan logo being used, overlayed on images that show exactly what Japan has just gone through. As we mentioned before, the logo was designed by Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam, and we've already made it available to all our PKN organizers, to use on the posters and flyers, or website banners, that they plan on making for their events. The example you see here uses a photo taken by Tokyo-based creative director/photographer Max Hodges. Max went up to the Northern regions of the country following the March 11 earthquake, and has shared some extensive galleries of photos on his site. We plan on using more of Max's photos for our banners for the event, and we're hoping that Max will also agree to do a PechaKuca presentation based on what he experienced up there.
The Art of Photographing Water, Indonesian Comics, and Post-Earthquake Christchurch
Presentations Chris Tennant is a physicist by day, but behind the lens he becomes the champion of photographing water. This presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) takes us on an exploration of the soul of water's essence. The images are amazing enough, but Chris' narrative opens us to a deeper understanding of why we are always drawn to images of water. Anto Motulz is an Indonesian comic book artist, and in this presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 9) he tells us about the medium he had decided to express himself in. As a comic artist, he does not limit himself by drawing with one tool, and instead he will move from ballpoint to pencil to color pencil to brush, even using sticky notes as a medium. He also shares stories how he himself as an artist is adapting to technology development, from using Wacom and the iPad in creating his works. Posters We have a few additions to the Tumblr blog today, including posters for PKN Castellon Vol. 1, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Christchurch Vol. 14 (pictured above). Here's more from PKN Christchurch organizer Jessica Halliday, on the poster, the upcoming event, and the current state of post-earthquake Christchurch.The poster was designed by noted New Zealand artist Julia Morison. We're in raptures over it -- it's the first illustrative design we've had for a PKN poster, hey're usually by designers who are obsessed with typography, not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a great privilege to have Julia make something so distinctive for us that so beautifully expresses PechaKucha. This time we're going to hold PechaKucha Night in The Court Theatre's temporary shed -- a post-earthquake example of temporary adaptive reuse of an industrial building for cultural purposes. It's in the urban-fringe village of Addington, so we're stepping outside the central city for the first time. Much of our central city is still cordoned off -- as it has been since the 22 February earthquake -- and it is now estimated that at least 80% of our central city buildings will be demolished. In addition, over 7000 domestic properties have been 'red-zoned,' meaning they won't be rebuilt on their existing sites and thousands of people have to find new places to live. This is a devastating loss and life here is still very difficult for many of the city's citizens. We hope PKNCHCH14 will be something of a bright spark in the cold, winter darkness. We've got an excellent line up -- from the eight listed on the poster we've now risen to 11 superb speakers from the fields of architecture, science, visual art and design. We may even get a special surprise twelfth speaker...Video Today, instead of photos, we share a video that offers a taste of the recent PKN Bilbao Vol. 13. Calendar Tonight (July 3) you can catch PKN Cape Town Vol. 19 -- we're told there will be an 11-year-old presenter in the lineup -- and tomorrow you can look to the following two events: PKN Amsterdam Vol. 22 and PKN Utsunomiya Vol. 1.
Earthquake at the Equator
"Ecuador: A country that held each other tight enough that it never shook again." "This sums up the Ecuadorian fraternity and solidarity during difficult times. [They] unite and continue to inspire each other to help rebuild their country and overcome this tragedy."In Earthquake at the Equator from PKN Tokyo Vol 135, and as part of PechaKucha's Inspire Initiative, steaming live from Ecuado, PechaKucha Night organizer in Quito, Ecudaor, Francisco X. Mejíaand Glo Fren presented about their country, the current situation in response to the recent devastating earthquake at the coast, and solidarity and resolve of the Ecuadorians in this time of crisis.