CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “relationship”

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Cycling is the New Black

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 22, 2014.

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Antarctic Time Travel

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bec McMaster explores ancient air, lush forests and the building of seven time machines all in her current exhibition project, Antarctic Time Travel - the headline exhibition for NZ IceFest. The world’s most significant festival on Antarctica, celebrating New Zealand and Christchurch’s unique relationship with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. As an exhibition developer and sustainability professional who is hugely intrigued by all things Antarctica, the chance to develop an exhibition on what Antarctica’s past can tell us about future climate change was right up Bec’s alley. Here, Bec shares the process of engaging with some of NZ’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering way. Take this 50 million year journey from the past into our near future in the blink of 20 slides.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2015.

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Sink to Success

@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Coffee enthusiast, Hamish Evans, is passionate about improving hospitality. He recently opened a cafe in the newly restored Arts Centre in Christchurch. He drew inspiration from a 1878 story about the modification of a bunsen burner and turned his cafe, Bunsen, into something that was more than just a brand. In this talk, he shares his journey and shows the importance of relationships along the way. 

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The Fabric that Connects Us

@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Jess McLennan explores t-shirts as more than just the fabric of what we put on. Why did she need t-shirt number 54? Where did the fabric come from? Who made it and what are the working conditions like for this person?

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A Tale Of Two Halves

@ VOL 34 ON MAR 05, 2018

Amiria Pérez was born in Heretaunga and grew up on an apple orchard there, near the Tukituki River. In 1999 she moved to Ruatoria to attend Ngata college for her final year of highschool. Amiria is an Architectural Designer with a rich ancestral background.  She shares her experience of Maori places and how that has continued to influence her as a person and as a designer.

For the last five years, Amiria has been working in post-earthquake Christchurch, and has also been involved in transitional projects as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture.

Within the architectural field Amiria has a particular interest in using a transitional design approach to test how Māori identity can be expressed and celebrated in an urban context. She is also currently exploring the relationship between craft, architecture and identity.

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Painting the Town: Reflections on Christchurch's Relationship with Urban Art...

@ VOL 35 ON JUN 01, 2018

Dr. Reuben Woods is an art historian and writer. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on street art and graffiti in post-earthquake Christchurch. Reuben believes that graffiti and street art have played a central role in the city's recovery and renewal. As a post-graduate in the Art History and Theory Department, he seeks to engage a wider audience with the city's intriguing and evolving relationship with urban art by exploring the various narratives and personalities that form these diverse cultures. Reuben also contributes to the website Watch This Space and hosts guided tours of the city's urban art.

In this talk, Reuben reflects on Christchurch’s relationship with street art that has emerged following devastating earthquakes. He tells us how street art can have a significant impact on the built environment and how Christchurch is a space for artists to respond and react.


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Craft as Work and Image

@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Justyn Denney is a New Zealand based photographer with 15 years professional experience in commercial, fine art, and documentary photography. This PechaKucha explores her experience documenting New Zealand craftsman as well as the relationship between the work and craft in image as a tool for both appreciation and preservation.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “relationship”


Dunedin @ Burns Hall, First Church of Otago
Jul 01, 2012


Cape Town @ The Assembly
Mar 05, 2013


New Plymouth @ Puke Ariki
Feb 12, 2014


Manchester @ Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Jan 23, 2014


Seinäjoki @ Amfora Gallery
Apr 13, 2014


Nottingham @ New Art Exchange
Oct 10, 2014


Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Jul 01, 2014


Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Jul 30, 2016


Ellensburg @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Aug 25, 2016


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Jun 20, 2017

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Boybot Boyfriend

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Poet Randi Eaton is in love with her Boybot Boyfriend; an semi-sentient replacement for her deadbeat ex-bf. She sings praises of the A.I. that tends to her every need, listens to her issues, and satisfies needs only a cyber man could. 

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Two Men, One Brain

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Art & Sons is the collaborative studio of Drew Garza and Scott Pauli. Our clients include national/international companies, all the way down to local start-ups. We have designed restaurants, directed nationally recognized videos and developed some of Madison’s favorite brands. Some of our clients include The Morgridge Institute, Underground Food Collective, Planet Bike and Madison SourDough Company. Our talk will focus on our approach to basically sharing one brain for the last 5 years. We will talk about the challenges and opportunities this creates.

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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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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The Art of Biology

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Unified by Myself

@ VOL 24 ON DEC 12, 2017

Saraa Green asks: How can we be unified when are trained and taught to only see the outside layer of a person and not the inside? Biologically we are made the same so why should the color of our skin interrupt the interaction to be unified.

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Your relationship isn’t hard, it’s abusive

@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

How can you tell the difference between normal relationship challenges and dealing with a partner who is abusive? Abuse is not just physical—it can also be emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, and psychological. Learning about coercive control could be the first step to helping you or someone you love to break free from a destructive relationship.

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Psykisk voldelige forhold

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 21, 2018

In his first of two presentations of this Pecha Kucha Night, Steffen Rasmussen tells us about the dark realities of mentally abusive relationships. Steffen has helped many people in these situations and these are his outsider perspectives.

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Introverts Guide to Flirting

@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Laura Khalil refers to herself as a "technology consultant turned comedian." Her podcast Sexistential Crisis touches on her personal intimate experiences and she interviews kickass experts on the topics of sex, dating and relationships - think Cosmo but way cooler and more in touch with the modern woman. Laura is also a community and woman's rights activist; just this past summer she spoke and mentored Operation HOPE, Inc.'s S.T.E.M. summer program for business minded girls.

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Today's presentation, in Japanese, was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 88, and sees the group PEA talk about how to design the relationship between neighbors.

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Why I Run

Even though he's had a lifelong passion for it, running hasn't always come easy for Steven Kaplan. In "Why I Run," he shows us how his relationship with the sport has evolved over the years, and shares the heights he eventually was able to achieve. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hyderabad Vol. 6, and is in English.

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The Other Woman

Steph Pollard's presentation, "The Other Woman," is about the special relationship and connection that her family shares with artist Clare White. We also get to see Clare's works throughout. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Barnsley Vol. 4.

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Up on the Mountains

John All climbs from valleys to peaks in the Peruvian Andes mountains to gather data on the environmental effects of fire, grazing, and erosion. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Vol. 1), John talks about the samples he took while climbing, the relationship between his expeditions and his scientific research, and the deterioration of the peaks due to global climate change.

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Cycling is the New Black

Cycling isn't back in style -- it never left.  Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. In "Cycling is the New Black" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 

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Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food

"We wanted transparency in our kitchen -- we wanted the chef to make eye contact with our guests David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. In "Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, we see that he strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers. 

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Poster for PKN Richmond Vol. 7

Richmond's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 is taking place tonight -- visit the official event page for more details on this evening of technology, and its relationship to the human experience.

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400 Seconds of Art

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas” In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

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Parkour: Dodging Obstacles

"We use the parks and gardens as outdoor gyms, and we use our bodies as obstacles to overcome. And I wasn't afraid to fail."  In Parkour: Dodging Obstacles from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 25, Majed Medawar is a landscape architect and free-runner, amongst other things. In his talk, he tells us about his journey from gymnastics to parkour, from the gym to the outdoors and the city. Listen in to see how Parkour's philosophy and relationship to obstacles changed Majed's relationship to landscapes and challenges. 

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Form Follows Beauty

In Form Follows Beauty from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Peter Exley talks about the relationship between art, design, architecture, lines, and sensuality as well as the feminine form. He also displays some of his artwork he created using an unconventional tool.