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Pecha Kucha — OAW 2017 edition

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Impact Hub Ottawa

123 Slater Street

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Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H2

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Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, present work, and share ideas. The atmosphere is spontaneous and casual, while the speakers follow a simple presentation format of narrating 20 images, which are automatically advanced every 20 seconds.

This year representatives from both architecture and design communities will share their perspectives how different types of technology implicate our daily lives and the built environment.

Join us at Impact Hub’s new headquarters, located at 123 Slater St.

Presentations will be preceded and followed by an informal gathering with drinks and light snacks.

Confirmed presenters:

  • Ryan Stec, ArtEngine Artistic Director
  • Lee Jones, Interaction Designer
  • Dipna Horra, Multimedia Artist
  • Ben Hayward, Masters Student and Tiny Home Builder
  • Peter Simister, Architect
  • John McClelland, Interaction Designer
  • Christopher Moise, Urban Designer and Architect
  • Leilla Czuny, Interior Designer
  • Anthony Leaning, Architect
  • Üzayr Sedëkë, Founder at DroneEntry
  • Penny Turnball, Interior Designer
  • Lara Chow, Carleton Immersive Media Studio
  • Katie Graham, Carleton Immersive Media Studio




OAW 2017 theme:

Beyond 150 — “technically beautiful” yet? *

Ottawa Architecture Week is an annual week-long festival that welcomes everyone to explore architecture, urbanism, art and design in Ottawa. It is presented by the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA) with the help of local volunteers and businesses.

This year OAW explores how emerging technologies will transform the built environment, and what these transformations would mean for the discipline of architecture.

This discourse is important, as we are in the midst of technological revolution: the way we live, play, work and connect with one another is changing dramatically. The rate and scale of these transformations is unprecedented.

When in 2001 Ottawa got briefly branded as “technically beautiful”(link), it felt like a backhanded compliment(link). And yet, today, Ottawa’s impressive high-tech sector, is an ever-powerful force, affecting our economy, built environment, and design community.

With technology permeating the physical, biological, social, political and cultural environments, what will the city of the future look like? What role will technology play in it? How will technology shape our behaviour? And, how will this transform our built environment?

Ultimately, one can’t help but wonder: what if architecture is about to be technologically disrupted?

What if:

“The future city will have no traffic congestion and no crime; have plenty of green spaces; be walkable; have inspiring and beautifully designed environments for people to live, congregate and collaborate; be 100 percent environmentally sustainable, renewable, and rechargeable; will be able to produce and provide ample food, with unlimited access to clean water; have buildings that respond to the needs of those that live, work and learn within; be economically thriving, innovative; and ultimately, stimulate happy and healthy living.”
— Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Future Cities in the Age of Disruption

Our events aim to engage all audiences, stimulate discussion and discover the spatial wonders this great city has to offer.

Let’s start the conversation. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




About OAW

Ottawa Architecture Week is a public forum that explores the ways in which architecture and urban design affect our daily lives. Throughout the week, we celebrate the role of architecture and the related trades in a way that is fun and engaging. We strive to bridge the gap between the architectural community and the public, in order to facilitate a constructive dialogue on the relationship between the built environment and Ottawa’s people.

Each annual edition is curated around a trending theme relevant to the architectural profession and the Ottawa–Gatineau community as a whole. The program features a variety of public events that include talks, exhibitions, installations, workshops, film screenings, tours, and panel discussions.

In 2017, for OAW’s 29th edition, we will daydream about Ottawa’s future: What to expect? What challenges lie ahead? And, what roles does technology play in Ottawa’s future?

Learn more here: OAWfest.com



About ORSA

Ottawa Regional Society of Architects is a non-profit volunteer organization that represents the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) within the community. ORSA works to raise the profile of the architectural industry and has given voice to the local architectural profession for over 100 years.

ORSA Membership includes registered members of the OAA, as well as people involved in related industries. ORSA also welcomes members of the general public who have an interest in architecture and want to further their involvement in the architectural community.

ORSA is committed to presenting an informed opinion on issues affecting architecture in the National Capital Region, as well as to increase public awareness of the social importance of architectural design.

For more information, visit the ORSA website.


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