CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “wood”
The Woods From the Trees
BY REGAN GENTRY
@ VOL 18
ON MAR 27, 2014
New Zealand artist Regan Gentry talks about his latest project. In colloaboration with the Rekindle Whole House Reuse Project, he salvages wood from an earthquake damaged house to fashion life-sized trees in the central city. It is a project where nature reclaims the urban landscape.
The World That Doesn't Exist
BY MARK MCENTYRE
@ VOL 19
ON MAY 25, 2014
Mark McEntyre// set designer// on the world that doesn’t exist
Mark McEntyre asks the question: does theatre create worlds that don't exist, or does it merely enable the realisation of the imagination? In either case, Mark's role is to construct the imagined space of a set, keeping in mind how the audience will be affected by each detail.
Why wood we?
BY JULIET ARNOTT
@ VOL 32
ON SEP 26, 2017
Juliet Arnott is a Christchurch based occupational therapist and artist. She has long maintained an art practice that reveres traditional craft and it’s inherent resourcefulness, activates local under-valued resources, and often engages others in participation of the same. Her socially minded practice lead to the instigation of Rekindle and Whole House Reuse in 2012. Rekindle is a social enterprise that seeks to derive social and creative impact from reusable resources to avoid waste to landfill.
Music speaks where words fail
BY DEEN COULSON
@ VOL 33
ON DEC 06, 2017
Deen Coulson sees music as an expression of emotion and the release of feelings. He wants to write beautiful words and create intense emotions through the music he creates. Deen's struggles through anxiety and depression has turned negativity into creativity.
Will work for wine!
BY CHARLIE ROSE JACKSON
@ VOL 33
ON DEC 06, 2017
Charlie Jackson never thought she would be photographing products in a controlled environment and loving it. She shared her journey as a freelance photographer with her own business and how being open to whatever might come next has taken her in directions she would not have imagined.
Writing, Women and World II
Jo Bailey is a full time freelance writer, editor and author who writes books in her 'spare time'. She has just published her fourth, called Never Forget, a collection of six extraordinary, true World War II stories.
In this PechaKucha, Jo introduces the courageous people in her book, whose lives were turned upside down by war. She also discusses her own journey as a reader and writer, which led to the creation of Never Forget. Jo hopes being reminded of the horrors of war might lead to a conversation about how we can move on from the things which divide us and focus instead on building community, compassion and love.
Working with the world's rarest and smallest dolphins
BY MARIA JESUS VALDES
@ VOL 37
ON SEP 19, 2018
Jesu Valdés is a Chilean marine biologist and PhD candidate at University of Otago (Dunedin). After working with sea otters, blue whales and dolphins in different parts of the world, she decided to move to New Zealand to study the endemic, endangered Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) in Banks Peninsula. Her project consists on evaluating the effects of mussel farming on the dolphins' use of habitat.
Craft as Work and Image
BY JUSTYN DENNEY
@ 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: “wood”
SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park
Aug 09, 2012
Sahe Primary School 沙河小学
Dec 22, 2012
The Winter Gardens
Jul 04, 2013
The May Gallery & Residency
Aug 01, 2013
Aug 28, 2014
Chinese Bunk House -- Britannia Heritage Shipyards
May 08, 2015
Richmond Public Library
Oct 01, 2015
GUITARS The Museum
Feb 17, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
Wearable Technology for All
BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!
Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015.
A Journey in Hats
BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!
Art of the Pencils
BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”
In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.
Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen
BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.
Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)
From Barrel to Bottle
BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!
Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.
Hacking the Office
BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations. Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.
Wood in Multi-Family Residences
BY MATT MAHON
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Matt Mahon talks about the use of timber in multi-family residences in this PechaKucha presenation for NY Build.
Matt is an acoustic and audiovisual consultant in Arup’s New York office and is involved in a wide variety of projects, from performing arts facilities to corporate fit-out. Matt studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and has a background in live sound and broadcast.
Vertical Community Building
BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.
Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.
Maps as a Tool for Perception
BY GABRIEL GIANORDOLI
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.
Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Benjamin Work has been a graffiti artist for 11 years, and in his presentation at PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 11 from late last year he talks about the evolution of his work -- the "rebellion within the rebellion," as he describes it -- from gangsta to born again Christian, and how it affected his style. You can watch the entire presentation online.
A Work in Progress
According to the photo above, Eliot Reeves is preparing a PechaKucha presentation, and is having a bit of hard time with it (see middle square). We'll just say this: Eliot, don't give up, the best is to just find 20 great images, and get inspired by that.
Our Vol. 101 is coming soon -- next week, on Wednesday, March 27 -- and so over the next few days we'll be highlighting our presenters. First up is artist Erika Wong, who will be sharing some of her works. ３月27日（水曜日）のPechaKucha Night東京101のプレゼンター、アーティストのErika Wongさんです。プロジェクトや作品などの発表をお楽しみに！
Wood and Steel
Welding, cutting, bending, sand-blasting, polishing, Sjors van Buyten does it all; and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 14) he elaborates on the pieces he's crafted from found objects. Sjors works primarily with metals, wood, and light -- and the results are often electrifying.
Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Keiji Ashizawa shows off some of his amazing work with steel and aluminum, as well as the lighting, wood, and glasswork of those he collaborates with. Keiji discusses his metalworking career, his group of industrious glass and wood-working friends, and the structures and furniture he built for those in the tsunami-affected area of Ishinomaki, Japan.
Words and Light on a Dark Night
The lights in town were out. The core of Downtown Long Beach and its neighboring hood, the East Village Arts District, had been without electricty for over twenty-four hours. The second installment of PechaKucha Night Long Beach at ArtExchange should have been cancelled but Long Beach's art community made it happen. The electrical outage lasted more than 72-hours and it was a great time to reflect on how our daily needs and tasks are so interconnected with this massive - yet seemingly invisible - power structure. Having to travel out of the comfort of the East Village Arts District for WiFi to download the presentation, run-of-show and other compiled notes saved in the cloud felt like a feat from a Grecian tale. Rewriting the run-of-show because it wasn't download during said trip presented no major challenge to a nearly eidetic memory. Being reminded that printers can't print without power humbled the experience of the evening. Calculating the battery life of lights left the team wishing they had paid closer attention in math class. While pre-show t-shirt block printing and drawing sessions went smoothly, it would be a lie to say the rest evening went off without issue. We needed power, lights and safety prepartions for a night of art in the dark. Magically, it all came together. Jordan Christian, one of the three abstract artists currently showing in the main gallery, had a gasoline powered generator. With generators a limited commodity in the area, we feared someone might take the one we were borrowing from Jordan. We put out a call for security. Local paparazzo Richard Shimizu answered and was even able to snag a couple of great pics of the night. A few other issues came up but were quickly resolved by our great community. Thanks to Amy for troubleshooting the generator (slash opening its carborator). Thanks to Damian for navigating us through our VGA to HDMI projector setup. And thanks to El Imagenero for catching some great shots of PKNLB at ArtExchange. Despite the issues with the electrical grid, all of our presenters arrived on-time and ready with their best. In the comotion technical problems, something got messed up with the audio recorder for the event. Unfortunately, we'll only have a few recording from speakers to upload. But we're happy to chalk PKNLB#2 to a more experiencial volume. You had to be there to see and feel the magic. Regardless, the audience enjoyed every moment. For the night, ArtExchange had become this pocket of light and life in the beautifully dark and quite ocean skyline. Proof that the power of art wins.
"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!" In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.
PechaKucha People: Zara Wood
PechaKucha Person of the week, Zara Wood, better known as Woody, is a "creative". As an Artist, designer, illustrator, curator and lecturer, she says she enjoys using that word as a noun: “It’s full of activity and seems to encompass everything I do.” In addition to running her own design studio and product range of high-profile fashion collections to large-scale public art commissions, she’s drawn to supporting and promoting talented creative people, hence her role as PechaKucha City Organizer in Brighton, UK. Going back with PechaKucha all the way to 2003, she says, “I find the format exciting and inspirational - both as a presenter and a viewer. I love how it brings people together.
My 6 minutes and 40 seconds at PechaKucha!
A beautiful testimonial by PechaKucha presenter Sonia Kar So it began! The moment had come for me to take the stage. Rodrigo, one of the enthusiastic hosts of the evening, had started giving a grand introduction about what I was going to speak about in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds on PechaKucha Maastricht Vol 31, being held at the prestigious Sint Janskerk. What would I say? Would I be able to keep pace with the 20 seconds timer on each slide or would I just make a mess of it? Would I be able to convey my story effectively? Actually all these questions crossed my mind some two months ago when I heard about PechaKucha 20X20 presentation format using picture slides. Bit intimidating that one has to convey adequately in 20 slides with a 20 sec/slide speed, but the concept was so terrific that I had to give it a try. My application as a guest speaker took some screening considering PechaKucha was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. However I handled the screening questions with the same passion as I would be doing while speaking (I in fact felt I was already on stage). To my joy, I was informed that the very talented PechaKucha team had selected me. Next came the daunting task of preparing the slides – setting my story right, hunting for the appropriate pictures for the slides. That actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Though it called for some iterations, lots of “gentle” reminders and patience from PechaKucha team members especially Zhen (thank you for bearing with all the stupid questions which came your way). However, the issues were faced when I thought of practising. Just two days left for the event, I was making a mess. I remember the first time I practised – the entire 20 slides (each with 20 seconds) were over and I had not finished half of my story! I was always gifted with this art of talking a lot and not being precise. That would definitely be put to the test now. So then came the phase of cutting it short and making it just fit within 20 seconds. The next time I practised, I finished the story when I was in slide 10! The pressure of finishing the story was high so I missed mentioning half of the points which I had to. With some iterations I was ultimately there. On the D-day, when we reached Sint Janskerk - it was a packed house. The stage was set and rows of chairs were placed perfectly surrounding the stage. There were at least 300 people. I was trying to find familiar faces (as that would boost my confidence– human psychology as talking to known people is less of a stress than addressing unknown people) but there were hardly any. Then came the reassuring words from my husband – “You have spoken at a gathering of 100 people before. Speaking to 100 people and 300 people will feel the same”. Feeling a bit relaxed by his remark, I went and chose a comfortable spot. What I loved the most was the concept of starting with the programme at 20:20. All the speakers were outstanding, the topics and their stories were thought-provoking. There were a lot of ideas and energies which were brought in. The audience (I being a part of it too) was completely enlightened and very enthusiastic. The more I watched the speakers, the more tensed I became. It was already intimidating to match the standards set by the speakers. But I was banking on the audience, if I falter or forget something they will clap and cheer me for that too :) Then came my turn. Rodrigo announced my name and yes, I was on stage. What was playing in my mind in the first two seconds – “Wow, that’s a lot of people looking at me, how do I engage with them? Oops, watch your posture, where are your hands, oh no, I have a microphone, what were the first lines? Ah forget it, just be yourself”. (Yeah, mind is faster than light, all this I thought in two seconds) And that’s what happened for the next 6 minutes 40 seconds – I was myself. I spoke about how we had come up with HomeHandi, an online platform which connects passionate cooks to food lovers like us and provides healthy home cooked food options. The most interesting part of the talk was when I started speaking about our learnings. I could feel an immediate connection with the audience. The one on how we could empower most of the cooks who were women homemakers by boosting their self-confidence and making them financially independent was appreciated by everyone. By the time I spoke about how we realised that people from various cultures unite or bond together over food, I was completely at ease. “Food is a universal language and we see it as an enabler to connect people from various countries i.e. expats, students and locals together. That is exactly what we saw happening in our flagship event – International Food Festival held in Maastricht. Why not make Maastricht city as one of the pioneers in forming a culturally inclusive community?” While saying all this, it really did not hit me that I was at this grand location or event. I felt as if it was a normal chit-chat which I was having with a group of friends of mine (PechaKucha actually signifies chit-chat). I spoke without any inhibitions and my passion controlled my speech. I enjoyed thoroughly those 6 minutes and 40 seconds which came my way. At the end of the event I was approached by many familiar faces – familiar as I had seen them from the podium so now they were no more unfamiliar to me. I felt that PechaKucha gave me that platform to bring out the confidence in me, helped me to approach and interact with so many people, gave me the opportunity to enlighten myself. The informal way of story-telling with pictures is something very unique and very heart warming. Thank you PechaKucha for my 6 minutes and 40 seconds :) By Sonia Kar, HomeHandi
Pictures & Words
"There's this constant conflict between words and imagery and finding the right balance between them..." In Pictures & Words at PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol.4, Benjamin Phillips presents his offbeat yet amusing drawings accompanied by self inscribed poems to express his peculiar world of art and poetry.