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Montreal @ La SAT (Société des arts technologiques)
Jun 14, 2007

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Knoxville @ west jackson workshops
Feb 11, 2011

PAST VOL 13

Pittsfield @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 18, 2016

PAST VOL 27

Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
Jun 10, 2016

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Veggie Patch Food Truck

BY KARL COONEY
@ VOL 20 ON MAR 05, 2012

Karl's presentation is about the eco-friendly mobile kitchen -- the Veggie Patch Food Truck -- he helped produce. This presentation is in English.

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Let's Get Farming!

BY GABRIELE MAREWSKI
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Gabriele Marewski shows the process of preparing a new patch of land she acquired for farming. She worked with a team to build an irrigation system, and eventually harvest the land once it had been properly developed.

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Talking About Grass

BY MARK LONGBOTTOM
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 06, 2011

Mark Longbottom talks about his grass collection, which he has slowly built up through friends and connections over the years. He asks his friends, artists, and acquaintances to send him a patch of grass from different parts of the world, which he places in a bag with their name, location, and year, and then adds to his wall.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 30, 2013.

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Manet’s Déjeuner sur L’Herbe: A sustainable breakfast

BY CHRISTIANE STEFFENS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Inspired by a pivotal work in French painting, Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbeChristiane Steffens embarked on an artistic inquiry into sustainability challenges. The result will amaze you.

Christiane's presentation is about an artistic inquiry into sustainability challenges. Her project is a sustainable reenactment of the tableau as depicted in Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, a pivotal work in French painting. The imagery is well-known and caused a scandal when first exhibited. The painting features a nude woman lunching with two wholly dressed men – a contrast unseen. She stares directly at the viewer, which was considered to be another provocation. The men are dressed as dandies. The women is sitting on her clothes. Next to these clothes we see a bread and a fruit basket, as in a still life. To Émile Zola, Manet’s Déjeuner is his greatest work, one in which he succeeds to place figures of natural grandeur in a landscape.

Christiane shows the display of a patchwork quilt of reused pieces of cloth. This quilt has the same measures of the original Manet canvas (208 by 264.5 centimeters). The linen patches embrace the same color spectrum as the Déjeuner. Each patch has one of the dominant colors of Manet’s painting, and the ensemble of patches reflects the color impression the painting makes on the spectator, with green, blue and black overtones. In that respect, the quilt has a pixel-like quality. Who has seen the Déjeuner will recognize it instantly.

The quilt is a creative example of sustainability – not only sustainability in the sense of reused cloth, but also sustainability of ideas and motives as they are expressed in major works of art. Manet’s masterpiece itself echoed existing pictorial patterns – as the theme of the pick-nick was to be abundantly found in older gravures.

The quilt may serve as a lieu d’innovation – a place where people can sit together – either on the quilt or around it – to exchange views, ideas, and stories. The quilt can also be ‘visited’, or ‘occupied’, by individuals allowing them for meditation and prayer possibly offering  inspiration. 

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ 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!

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Plastics, Plastics Everywhere and Not a Cop to Shrink

BY HOWARD WIIG
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Howard Wiig collaborated with NOAA, the US Coast Guard, Schnitzer Steel, H-Power and other volunteers to cut drift nets from the reefs of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to be processed to generate electricity for hundreds of homes. The program was later duplicated in Oregon and Massachusetts, Wiig and the team was later awarded “The Top 50 most innovative projects” by Harvards Kennedy School of Business. In addition to his work in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Howard will be sharing about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” stretching between Hawaii and Seattle. Along with the effect that debris has on local Laysan Albatross and Hawaiian Monk Seals population.

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ 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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Working with the homeless in an inner city veggie garden

BY JESSE LAITINEN
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Khulisa Solutions/Streetscape is an NGO that works closely with the police and the magistrates court to help petty offenders get a second chance working in vegetable gardens

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Cabbagetown: Changing Atlanta by Preserving History

BY JACOB ELSAS
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Jacob Elsas, founder of The Patch Works History Center, describes the origins and gentrification of Cabbagetown, an old mill village in the heart of Atlanta. 

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PKN Chicago Vol. 15 Goes Veggie Friendly

It looks like things are getting quite veggie-friendly for PechaKucha Night in Chicago Vol. 15 -- set for September 7 at Martyrs' -- and although we're not quite sure if that goes for all the presentations or just the menu, organizer Peter Exley sent the following message: For all of the vegetarians out there, PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 15 is fat and gluten free. It even works for the lactose intolerant. He does add: "There will be beer and bean burgers though." The poster design is by School of the Art Institute graduate Rachel Yas. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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Veggie Patch Food Truck

In this presentation, "Veggie Patch Food Truck," Karl Cooney talks about the eco-friendly mobile kitchen he helped produce, and also covers the proper use of food. It was recorded at Sydney's recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 20.