BROOKLYN Search Results: “growth”

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Indulgent With Curiosity, Drunk With Creativity

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Maddy Maxey's presentation is about curiosity and how to explore and nurtute it. Explore the growth of the mindset, be extremely wrong, update your beliefs, and make life your exciting studio!

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Message in a Bottle

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “growth”

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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.


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Fort Worth @ Fort Worth Center for Architecture
Apr 13, 2013


Nov 07, 2014


Pensacola @ First City Art Center
Feb 27, 2016


Salt Lake City @ The State Room
Aug 27, 2016


Winnipeg @ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe
Feb 23, 2017


Winnipeg @ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe
Sep 14, 2017


Pittsfield @ Berkshire Museum
May 18, 2017


Douglas @ Villa Marina
May 24, 2017


Saskatoon @ The Underground Cafe
Mar 01, 2018

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Leave My Heart in Vancouver

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."

In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her. 

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Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture has a combined 20 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. For the past seven years Megan has managed Forster Community Garden, working with indigenous and local community volunteers to produce healthy chemical free food. Megan is passionate about teaching people the joys of growing and cooking their own organic food and sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 25, 2014.

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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Keiki Club

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm


"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Living By Design

@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Sally May -a recovering 'busy' person- shows us how to improve our life through essentialism and prioritising necessities such as sleep. We also learn when to say no in order to change our lives for the better and start living by design.

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@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

There is power in the purposeful making of place. Richard Foster believes Knoxville has the potential to become a remarkable 21st Century City. What will that look like and how will we get there? Four years ago, AIA East Tennessee relaunched Architecture Week with a single goal - to engage the broader community in a conversation about the built environment with a series of activities and events that celebrate the places that give shape to our stories, our lives, and our communities. 

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From “Why am I here?” To Cupcakes and Unicorns: 10 Actions in Waking Up

@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

Dr. Kate Flynn knows more than a little about what it’s like to be stuck in the muck and mire of WTF, while dreaming of the Land of Cupcakes and Unicorns. Through sheer desperation and the desire for a better way, she’s learned a thing or two about leaving the past behind and living from her heart. Dr.Kate doesn’t live there permanently yet, but she’s caught more than a glimpse of this magical place and offers a roadmap so that you too may find your way there.

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How to Make a Maker

@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

Ryan-Ashley Anderson recently made Knoxville her home, and even more recently opened gallery and event space in East Knoxville – Smart + Becker. Her mission is to catch people before they quit, helping artists realize their passion and potential to create a creative AND sustainable future for themselves. 

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PKN 2010

Here we are, 2010, and as our first post for the year we'd just like to highlight the amazing growth that PechaKucha Night has known over 2009 -- a year that, as we all know, was a tough one for most. At the start of the year the city count was at an already impressive 163 count, and we kick off 2010 with an astounding 266, which together made up for 605 events (compared to 348 in 2008). 2010 is the year of the tiger here in Japan, and so we expect things to roar even louder over the next 12 months -- and you can expect us to continue to cover it here.


Life after teemlead: Y/N?

Is teemlead an only way for professional growth for a developer? Personal advice from Viktor Sergienko on PKN vol.6 IT Dnepropetrovsk is to explore multiple opportunities for horizontal and vertical growth, be grave for leaving your comfort zone and never stop creating yourself. 


Growth hacking

Talented team made incredible service with beautiful design that nobody wants to buy? Common story! Growth hacking tips from Alexander Kholodov, Yalantis CEO, on PKN vol.6 IT: how to find, get and keep users.

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Portraits of Movember

Unable to grow a wicked 'stache of his own, photographer James Everett promoted men's health awareness in his own way: through photography. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Portraits of Movember" from PKN Toronto Vol. 21, James took to the studio, photographed over 50 amazing moustaches, and documented their progressive growth over the course of the month of November. He discusses the learning curve of taking on a such a massive project and progressive improvement of his results. 

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Two Projects, Two Cities

One woman (along with her teams in two cities) is challenging the idea that city life only occurs at intentionally programmed spaces. In "Two Projects, Two Cities" from PKN Bratislava Vol. 26, urban designer Veronika Kovascsova's two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and engaging and contributing to the growth of communities.

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Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution

“I learned early on that nothing was wasted and everything was a resource.” Horticulturist Megan Cook educates us on the concepts and tenets of permaculture. In “Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution” from PKN Forster Vol. 2, Megan shows us that this design system for creating sustainable human environments that mimic natural ecosystems, and how it can be applied to any space.

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The Local Artist

“We came up with this when we were ice fishing — the idea was to pull artists up from below the surface.” South Dakota natives Jeff Ballard, Mitch Torbert, and Hunter Murphy discuss their burgeoning zine project: The Local Artist. In “The Local Artist” from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 11, they speak on their efforts to expose local artists to the public, and cultivate the growth of the creative industry in their home state.

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Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

"My dad left when I was 15 months old and that's the first reason I'm glad I grew up in England."In Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America from Madison Vol. 13, a British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge shares his insights of the complexities of race while growing up and living in two different countries. While facing the challenges of racial inequality in both American and Britian, Younge offers a unique persective on the merits and pitfalls and over all complex issues of race in both societies. Check out this facinating presentation!

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Growing a Community of Impact

"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble." In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3, Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.

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Growing Mushrooms in Coffee

"How did we get to grow mushroom on used coffee grounds?" In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, as an event organizer and urban farmer Alexander Elichner tells us the story behind his ideas and ways to grow mushroom on used coffee grounds. He give us the tips and how to applies a sustainable and circular approach to farming! Do you want to find out how?