Turning Air Into Water & Designing Food [PechaKucha]

Turning Air Into Water & Designing Food [PechaKucha]

The international design hub shares presentations on how to extract water from other resources and the rising careers of a plastics artist.

Jean Snow
  • 9 july 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky, and in his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15), he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries.

Martín Várbaro is a plastic material artist who started his career by designing surfboards in Argentina, and later in more Latin American countries, including Peru and Brazil. As this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mar Del Plata Vol. 2) reveals, he also works as a scene decorator for theaters, museums, and public centers, and is now producing work in South America and Europe.

We have no new posters to share on the Tumblr blog today, but that gives us a chance to highlight the beach-friendly poster from last week’s PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7.

Photos and report
We’ve got galleries for two firsts to share (in Castellon and Augsburg), but let us also point you to this blog post from Core77 about a recent PechaKucha event in London, part of the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing for Food. It was produced by PKN Brussels organizer Alok Nandi, and the photo above reveals the intriguing “Carrot Pavillion.”

We’re kicking off the week with the re-start of the PKN series in Bangkok, with the city’s Vol. 5 happening tonight (July 9). Tomorrow, there’s one event on tap in the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10.

Originally published on PechaKucha. Republished with kind permission.


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