BUFFALO Search Results: “public transport”

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False Positive

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Let's get personal."

In False Positive from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, artist, architect and educator Mark Shepard reminds us that it is not just the trust we place in network infrastructure but also our willingness to trade bits of personal data for access to online services that renders us vulnerable. Caught between the ruse and exploit, we find ourselves subject to ever more sophisticated forms of profiling, both online and off. Yet if algorithmically generated data-bodies are our future, they are also prone to error. Sherpard's project FALSE POSITIVE deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend.


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Playing with Colour

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale." 

In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.

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Sharing Landscapes

@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"We're increasingly looking at our landscapes in ways that, when we share them, we can also have an active dialogue about how they change."

In Sharing Landscapes from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, Curator of Public Art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Aaron Ott, talks about specific examples of public artworks that alter our perception and usage of shared environments. Ott reviews his experience working with the Collections at the Albright-Knox and discusses inspiring works that highlight his interest in creating environmental spaces that reframe our relationship with our shared landscapes.

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Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.”

In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.

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Rethinking Resettlement

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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Universal Design

@ 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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Architecture + Education

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"These kids have big ideas and only through making do those ideas come alive."

In Architecture + Education from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Beth Tauke, joined by graduate student Randy Fernando, we learn about the Architecture + Education program. This initiative of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and the University at Buffalo earned the 2013 AIA Diversity Recognition Program award for introducing thousands of grade-schoolers to architecture over the past 13 years. Faculty and students work with practitioners in the Buffalo Public School system to introduce students to the idea of architecture, concepts in the practice, and career possibilities. The program's motto, adapted from Dr. Seuss, is true to its mission: "Think LEFT & think RIGHT & think LOW & think HIGH. Oh, the things you can come up with if only you try!"

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Our Outer Harbor

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

In Our Outer Harbor from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, writer, naturalist, and environmental activist, Jay Burney, recalls the activism of Margaret Mead to remind us we have the power to advocate for public lands and sustainable development. Buffalo's Outer Harbor has been used, abused, targeted, developed, abandoned, and targeted again. Legacy contamination remains. Burney and the Our Outer Harbor advocacy group are on the front lines resisting the privatization of public land through protests, workshops, public meetings and hearings, media production, and community engagement.

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Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”

In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods. 

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The Case for Transit

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “public transport”

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London @ London Transport Museum
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Fast Forward

@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Ahmad Osman introduces Fast Forward, an Organization working on enhacing public transport in Beirut. 

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Matatu Graphic Designer

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

Asila Asila is a matatu graphic designer in Nairobi. Matatus (mini buses) provide transport for about seventy percent of Nairobi’s population and the sector is one of the largest in Kenya.
The matatu industry has been the source of livelihood for hundreds of Kenyans and in different fields. The lifting of the ban on graffiti  by his Excellency the President has brought out the best of local designers.

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Различие быта в Японии и России

@ VOL 4 ON JUN 02, 2016

Тайси рассказывает о разнице в жизни и быте России и Японии. Транспорт, знаки внимания, общение и прочие вещи, которые кажутся нам обыденными могут оказаться совершенно другого значения в другой стране.

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Making things happen when bureaucrats say no

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur and cycle advocate Rob Henderson saw post-quake Christchurch as a perfect place to make things happen. Despite the local authorities saying no, he managed to get corporae a public engaement and sponsorship to launch New Zealand's first public bike share scheme, and is now working on transitioning this into the public transport system. 6 months on how to ignore the bureaucrats and get sh*t done!

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Transport Action Atlantic

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ashley Morton is the Vice-President and senior Nova Scotia member of Transport Action Atlantic, a regional NGO who advocate for convenient, sustainable, affordable public transportation. TAA are strong supporters of urban public transportation, but spend most of their time thinking and talking about regional and inter-urban public transportation, with a focus on rail.

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11 galleries in 12 hours with the help of a travelcard

@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

Alan Van Wijgerden takes us on a tour of 11 art galleries and installations in Coventry and the West Midlands, using only public transport.

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Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Luis Loria is interested in green transport. He has spent the last few years researching the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet. He believes this project has lots to teach us about the use of Low Emission Buses and he shares some of those lessons with us.  

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Rethinking Public Transport Design

@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Yasser Booley, a photographer from Cape Town, recently embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam using only public transport. Aurecon is using Yasser’s story as a design thinking tool to understand the needs of public transport users.


PechaKucha for Haiti on Treehugger

Treehugger has a piece up on tomorrow's "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" event -- it's written by PKN Barcelona organizer Petz Scholtus, who will also be hosting an event that evening -- and includes some interesting details on what an "online" event like this can mean in terms of its impact on the environment. So on Saturday, around 2000 presentations will be held in 24 hours around the globe, which has to be world largest distributed conference ever, and more so, with the least amount of CO2 being emitted as everyone is speaking locally in their own city. No one has to get on a plane to present, and most events are accessible by public transport. Those who don't have a PKN held nearby, can simply tune in on the PechaKucha Presentation WAVE, where all the cities are joined by a presentation relay, broadcast on what the PKN founder Astrid and Mark just named a global WAVEcast! You can watch the whole thing via Ustream.

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PKN Galway Vol. 1

Another recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 1, this time for the city of Galway in Ireland. Despite a heavy snowfall -- and the public transport chaos that followed -- enough people made it out to make for a terrific launch. If you're curious as to who presented, then take a look at the official event page. Organizer Alan Doheny tells us that Vol. 2 will happen in February, and that there are already six confirmed speakers, as word of PKN spreads through Galway's creative circles.

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Public Maps

Today's presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 88, and sees Lucas Chirnside and Bianca Looney talk about "Public Maps" -- from Nihonbashi to Mars, six degrees of map making.


PechaKucha Night Istanbul Arkimeet Special Event "bypass"

PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Arkimeet : ByPass was held at Halic Congress Center on 7 October. Safak Pavey was on the stage for special closing speech to explain of Istanbul’s secret beauties. In the night, presenters came to event with 20x 20 presentations to discuss  to problems of capital cities and public spaces . What should we do to protect  our cities? How can we  transport the beautiful things  to  the future? What is our responsibilities?  Quests were thinking about  these answers with important and nice presentations. Architect and City Planner Yasar Adanali, Architect and Photographer Ali Taptik, Architect and Curator Ertug Ucar, Journalist and Academic Member Koray Caliskan, Architect Arman Akdogan, and Architect Omer Selcuk Baz joined to special “PechaKucha Night Istanbul Arkimeet :ByPass ” with presentations. Photos of the event:

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Transport and Urban Planning for People

Cars take up a lot of space and cost a lot of money, we need better ways to get people around cities. As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, "People need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices." Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. In "Transport and Urban Planning for People" from a special urban edition of PKN Auckland, we see that Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.

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Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces

We can all agree cars take up way too much space in the city. Why not repurpose parking for something more citizen-friendly? In "Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces", from PKN Mexico City Vol. 31, Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present on a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.


Surrey Launches PechaKucha Series

PechaKucha comes to Surrey on Thursday, October 16.  Centre Stage, Surrey's newest venue located in the new City Hall will be launching a PechaKucha series.  The first volume is themed around Public Art.  Come to learn more about local and international public art.  The live band will start at 6:30 and the presenters will hit the stage at 7pm.  Only $15.  Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 604-501-5566 or go to  

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  On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!

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Reclaiming the Streets of Chennai

"Our are streets are our public spaces , and we need to reclaim it from the car. The car has actually invaded OUR space."From Reclaiming the Streets of Chennai from PechaKucha Night Chennai Vol. 7, architect, urban designer, and sustainable transport advocate Aswathy Dilip reminisces on a time growing up in Chennai where day-to-day life was lived out on the streets of the city, free of the current seemingly endless sea of automobiles. She talks about a citizen's initiative called Namma Chennai Namakke, for which she is taking the lead in gathering the support of Chennai citizens including automobile owners to embrace car-free streets on Sunday mornings. The space she envisions creating hopes to promote healthy and happy lifestyles, and social capital through community building activities. 

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How Public Art Can Save The World

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.” In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.