SITEWIDE Search Results: “local communities”
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
BCA / Contois Auditorium
Sep 18, 2014
Dec 27, 2015
The Local Hotel
Jul 29, 2016
Aug 03, 2018
Bitwise South Stadium
Nov 28, 2018
Salt Lake City
Gateway Mall (in the Olympic Fountain Plaza)
Aug 10, 2018
Women’s Empowerment, from Local to Global, Powered by PechaKucha
Powered by PechaKucha
Steamworks/Women Deliver Canada Pavilion
Jun 04, 2019
Sep 04, 2019
Building Healthy and Happy Communities through Social Entrepreneurship
BY KATHRINE MARTHINSEN
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 12, 2016
As the founder of the public health company called Folkelig, Kathrine Marthinsen aims to reduce socioeconomical differences in health through local communtiy-projects. Here she explores the potential of social entrepreneurship as a way to improve peoples quality of life.
Reimagining Urban Places
BY HERE+NOW C.I.C.
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
How can underused city spaces be used to bring together community and reimagine their potential?
HERE+NOW will be talking about how we can use our urban spaces more productively, illustrated with examples from their Space To Sit community build event, Hold Me Dear outdoor community photography exhibition and Wasteland Collective interventions and research.
A Landscape Architect passionate about making places better, Liz Thomas co-founded HERE+NOW in 2014 to put people back at the heart of design for the built environment. HERE+NOW is an Edinburgh-based landscape architecture studio that specialises in co-design. Integrating community engagement, prototyping, events and exhibitions from the very start of the design process, HERE+NOW work with local people to reimagine their local places through both longer term design outcomes and more temporary interventions.
Why Knoxville’s Zoning Code Prohibits Good Urban Design and Prevents Walkable Communities
BY MARSHALL STAIR
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 18, 2016
Walkability is key in improving health, the local economy, and the environment. Unfortunately Knoxville’s zoning code prohibits mixed use, requires too much parking, and mandates large setbacks, all of which make Knoxville less walkable and transit friendly. In this presentation, Marshall Stair explores Knoxville and discusses what could be done to promote walkability in future developments.
Rebuilding Local Trust in Government
BY ROHIT MALHOTRA
Community is so much bigger than one's individual self and this is something that seems to have been forgotten here in the US of A. Rohit Malhotra's grandfather was a hero of his, a teacher in a remote village in India, who instilled this ideal of what community is, in him as a small child. The polar opposites of 'community' and of 'government' (at least after this election) are what Rohit grew up loving. Listen as he speaks about the importance of local government and trust has in our communities.
BY JULIE FORRESTER
@ VOL 2
ON APR 25, 2017
To bring sustainable change, we must empower others to reach their full potential. Based on working with Ugandan and Bolivian youth and her local work, Julie Forrester shares her philosophy on community development. Because when people are given the opportunity to succeed, they will surprise you.
The People's Bank of Govanhill
BY AILIE RUTHERFORD
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
Ailie Rutherford’s collaborative practice is grounded in the places she works. Inviting people to become co-producers of works that activate local public space, she interrogates the way we form communities and connect to each other, working with people to exchange knowledge and collectively imagine alternatives to the way we live now. Her current work The People’s Bank of Govanhill evolved from a residency at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow to become a long term collaborative research project on community currency. In an area frequently described as deprived, the project takes Govanhill’s existing alternative economy as its starting point, considering the diversity and richness of the local community as a form of wealth.
Re-life: Transition Stirling
BY EMMA ERWIN
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
Transition Stirling is an environmental charity in Stirling which has been around 2009 working to help people in the community share skills that will help increase our resilience to climate change and peak oil. Emma Erwin has been on the Board of Transition Stirling since 2014 and began working as Project Manager last year on the Tool Library project.
Connecting with Communities
BY GILLIAN HARRISON
@ VOL 21
ON MAR 01, 2018
Community consultation is essential to successful design: architects need to understand how people use existing spaces before setting to work. However, this process often follows an uninspiring, tried and tested formula. In her presentation, Gillian Harrison will explore a range of emerging techniques that encourage collaboration and engage local people, ultimately leading to the design of happier and healthier places for all.
Keep Your Dollars Local
BY NICOLE CLARK
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2019
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Tokyo Local Food
Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman are always on the hunt for green spaces in urban environments -- in this case, Tokyo. In this presentation, they reveal ways and offer tips on how you can get your hands on some natural local food in the megalopolis. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 89, as part of Global Cities Week.
Tokyo Local Food
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo Local Food" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 89, researchers Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman describe their hunt for green spaces within the urban jungle that is Tokyo. They tag team topics such as gardens within the city, unique methods of food preparation, and the social gatherings surrounding the consumption of food.
A Local Food Project
Do you know where the ingredients in your food come from? Local chef Alex Davies uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. In "A Local Food Project" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, we see that Alex develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.
Local Words from Williamsburg's Latest
The latest and greatest from PechaKucha Night Williamsburg can be found here in the form of a great write-up of the Historic Triangle's Vol. 9 event, just held on August 16. Organiser Dale Weiss was quoted within saying: The synergy between the audience and presenter makes for a much more enriching experience, he said, as well as ignites the spark of conversation and encourages guests to meet each other. Presentations, speaker info, and photos can be found on the PKN Williamsburg Vol. 9 event page, and their Vol. 10 is scheduled for the 20th of September!
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.
Building Communities with Signs
Can a sign change the way a community views itself? Designer Stephen Jones discusses his travels across the United States, and the numerous signage he found during his journey. In “Building Communities with Signs” from PKN Nashvile Vol. 13, he goes into depth on the character that a sign can bring out of and give back to a city.
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.
Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information
"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation." From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast.org Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.
A Local Food Project
"Understanding what grows under your nose is liberating, exciting, and educational." In A Local Food Project from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 18, Local chef, Alex Davies shares how he uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. He develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.
A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global
"I just felt like there was something else in me that needed to be expressed and released to the world." In A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, Alex Mearing talks about her vision for her work and how she has been building her brand and using social media to create and capture a market all over the world. Based on the Sunshine Coast but with a global vision, Alex is a fashion designer who handcrafts made to measure, individually designed gowns and one of a kind wedding dresses. She also has a swimwear label called Klams. While she produces these in Brisbane she sells them exclusively online through her website.