Pacific Forest Trust in The Week

By Patrick Kowalczyk

August 28, 2023

As part of its weekly column highlighting positive news, It Wasn’t All Bad, The Week Magazine highlighted Working Forest Conservation Easements, which Pacific Forest Trust pioneered, as an innovative way to enlist private landowners in the climate fight.

Pacific Forest Trust co-founder Laurie Wayburn tells The Week:  “Conserving and managing forests to be more naturally climate-resilient and carbon-rich is the most immediate and scalable thing we can do to address climate change…In five to 10 years, we can make a huge difference — literally millions of tons of increased, secure sequestration.”

Permalink | Posted on Aug 28, 2023 at 5:56 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Pacific Forest Trust

Fine Arts Work Center in Architect’s Newspaper

By Patrick Kowalczyk

July 21, 2023

Fine Arts Work Center, the Provincetown birthplace of countless modern masterpieces, has received a stunning makeover that honors its bohemian roots while continuing to support future generations of artists and writers. The renovation of the campus, which was initially a lumber yard, was led by Flansbrugh Architects. Check out the article in The Architect’s Newspaper.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 21, 2023 at 8:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Fine Arts Work Center

Fine Arts Work Center on MSNBC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May 20, 2023

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill into law, he displayed “Call Me Max,” a story about a young trans boy by author Kyle Lukoff, onstage.

In an op-ed for MSNBC, Lukoff discusses his weariness about being constantly asked to discuss book banning rather than his writing and he highlights his partnership with Fine Art Work Center on the first-ever Youth Lit Week this July in Provincetown. 

He concludes: “Youth Lit Week will overlap with Family Week, the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ families in the world. My hope is that more institutions and organizations follow this model, allocating resources for writers and artists to thrive, so we can continue to do what we do best: create stories that will outlive us even in the face of opposition.

Some people study Shakespeare or Gerard Manley Hopkins or Wordsworth. I study picture books. Here’s to the day all my invitations are to talk about them — and not the governor of Florida.”

Permalink | Posted on May 20, 2023 at 8:57 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Fine Arts Work Center

CBS News Covers Birth of Rare Senegal Lion Cubs

By Patrick Kowalczyk

March 17, 2023

In a thrilling sign of recovery for the Critically Endangered West African lion, Panthera and Senegal’s Department of National Parks (DPN) this week released breathtaking footage and photos of a West African lioness and her three cubs as they nurse, play, and feed in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park (NKNP). The videos and photos feature ‘Florence,’ a 9 to 10-year-old GPS-collared lioness that scientists believe has now given birth to three litters — nine cubs in total — in her lifetime. Now considered the matriarch of Niokolo Koba, this lioness has contributed to approximately one-third of the park’s lion population.

Coverage of the birth included CBS News, The Guardian, New York PostGood News Network, Miami Herald, Africa News, and Mongabay.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 17, 2023 at 7:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

Jeff Speck Op-ed in The Hill

By Patrick Kowalczyk

February 11, 2023

In an op-ed published in The Hill today, Walkable City author Jeff explains why Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s new $800 million Safer Streets program won’t succeed if civil engineers continue to design roads that are deadly for pedestrians and cyclists.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 11, 2023 at 8:19 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Jeff Speck

Maxim calls Heimat “L.A.‘s coolest new health club”

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 20, 2023

The January 2023 issue of Maxim features a 2-page spread on Heimat, the new fitness concept club opened in Los Angeles by RSG Group. Reporter Nic Stecher writes: “In some ways Heimat is a Soho House, WeWork and Equinox all rolled into one, with the possible caveat that it does some silos better than any of them. Until now you either had a social club or a gym or a spa or a workspace, but no one had combined them in such a seamless, organic way. Heimat has established a new gold standard.”

Permalink | Posted on Jan 20, 2023 at 2:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: RSG Group

Albany Law School in USA Today

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 18, 2023

Albany Law School professor penned an op-ed in today’s USA Today revealing how complacency of the sexualization of children - from Balenciaga’s recent ad campaign to Disney’s treatment of child stars - contributes to the epidemic of child sex trafficking by fueling demand to purchase minors for sexual purposes.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 18, 2023 at 7:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Albany Law School

Dayton Literary Peace Prize on C-SPAN Book TV

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 01, 2023

C-SPAN Book TV tonight aired the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize ceremony featuring speeces by winners Wil Haygood (The Butler), Clint Smith (How the Word is Passed), and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois)..

Permalink | Posted on Jan 01, 2023 at 8:38 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Dyslexic Dictionary Exhibit Premieres in San Francisco

By Patrick Kowalczyk

December 19, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Twitter logo designer Martin Grasser, and British author Sally Gardner are among a diverse group of artists who have reinterpreted everything from books to words through the lens of their dyslexia for Dyslexic Dictionary, an exhibition in San Francisco executive produced by artist and Dyslexic Design Thinking founder Gil Gershoni. Coverage of the exhibit included San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Standard, and 48 Hills.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 19, 2022 at 8:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Gil Gershoni

RSG Group unveils new Gold’s Gyms in Texas

By Patrick Kowalczyk

August 29, 2022

In August 2020, at the height of the pandemic, when many gyms were closing or struggling, RSG Group purchased Gold’s Gym after it had filed for bankruptcy a few months earlier. Two years later, with six new Gold’s Gyms opening in Texas, RSG Group is delivering on its promise to preserve the iconic gym’s legacy while moving the brand forward with a new look inspired by its Venice Beach roots, a new business model, and a laser-like focus on serious fitness. Check out the coverage in the Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, and The Real Deal.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 6:06 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: RSG Group

Wil Haygood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

By Patrick Kowalczyk

August 26, 2022

Wil Haygood, whose books chronicle the struggles and triumphs of 20th-century Black Americans—from high-profile politicians to high school basketball players—will receive the 2022 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. Haygood’s seminal works include Showdown, which details the contentious 1967 battle to get Thurgood Marshall onto the Supreme Court, and Tigerland, which followed athletes at an all-Black high school as they captured two state titles in Columbus, Ohio. His book The Butler, based on the life of Eugene Allen who served eight presidents at the White House, was adapted to become an award-winning film directed by Lee Daniels.

Coverage included: Associated Press, NPR, Library Journal, The Columbus Dispatch, ABC News, and Kirkus Reviews.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 11:35 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Moleskine exhibit at One World Observatory

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May 27, 2022

An exhibition showcasing Moleskine notebooks that have been transformed into stunning works of art by 75 creative thinkers opened at One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York this week. Artworks by William Kentridge, Paula Scher, MC Yan, Sigur Rós, Francis Kéré, Joana Vasconcelos, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, and more than 20 New York creatives contributed to the exhibition.

Coverage included WCBS, Time Out New York, artnet, Voice of America, Wallpaper, Archinect, Airmail, ANSA, and Artsy.  Influencers covering the exhibition included NYC Charlene, Julia Martinez, and Average Socialite.

Permalink | Posted on May 27, 2022 at 11:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Moleskine

Panthera in People

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May 25, 2022

This week, Panthera and Senegal’s Department of National Parks (DPN)  announced that the lion population in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park has more than doubled from 10 to 15 in 2011 to an estimated 40 today, thanks to concerted anti-poaching and monitoring efforts. In a first for the nation of Senegal, scientists also announced they have successfully GPS-collared six lions, which will provide critical data for the protection of the species.

While collaring the six lions, the scientists also found a lone young skinny female lioness, who had become separated from her pride and was not able to hunt on her own. Upon closer inspection, they discovered she had a face full of porcupine quills preventing her from eating. Recognizing that her chances for survival were low, they decided to dart her with tranquilizers so they could remove the quills from her mouth and face, disinfect her wounds, and give her antibiotics.

See the story in People.

Permalink | Posted on May 25, 2022 at 9:42 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

Roto founder profiled in Attractions Management

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May 16, 2022

Check out this in-depth interview with Roto founder Joseph Wisne in Attractions Management Magazine.

Permalink | Posted on May 16, 2022 at 9:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Roto

Hanif Abdurraqib profiled by NBC News

By Patrick Kowalczyk

March 25, 2022

In an age where algorithms drive most music discovery, MacArthur “genius” and 2021 National Book Award finalist Hanif Abdurraqib is using books, a new season of his radio show Object of Sound, and a new NYC concert series to open listeners’ ears to music by Black artists of all genres. Check out the profile of Abdurraqib on NBC News.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 25, 2022 at 11:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Sonos Radio’s Object of Sound

Razan Al Mubarak in Beautiful News

By Patrick Kowalczyk

March 08, 2022

For International Women’s Day, Beautiful News looks at Razan Al Mubarak’s efforts to support the work of female conservationists worldwide.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 08, 2022 at 2:40 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Razan Al Mubarak

DJDS in Shondaland

By Patrick Kowalczyk

February 10, 2022

Deanna Van Buren, the founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, is profiled today in Shondaland as part of their Black History Now series.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 10, 2022 at 8:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

Panthera study in Science, Treehugger

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 21, 2022

For the first time, Panthera scientists have documented evidence that female jaguars use tactics similar to female lions to prevent their cubs from being killed by adult males. The tactics include hiding their offspring while they distract males by flirting and indulging their sexual attention. See coverage of the Panthera study in Science and Treehugger .

Permalink | Posted on Jan 21, 2022 at 10:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

Mozilla’s Future Wake in Fast Company

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 14, 2022

Law enforcement relies on AI systems that purport to predict crime — but have proven to be biased against Black Americans. Two artist-technologists supported by an award from Mozilla have turned the “predictive policing” model on its head when with “Future Wake,” an interactive website that uses AI trained on real law enforcement data to predict police killings. PKPR secured coverage for the project in Fast Company, ZDNet, Surface, and an op-ed by its creators for It’s Nice That.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

Op-ed by Roto founder in SEGD

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 12, 2022

PKPR placed this op-ed in SEGD by Roto founder Joseph Wisne on how museums and attractions looking to achieve greater commercial success and cultural impact need to become “supersensory”. 

In the article, Wisne discusses how supersensory experiences like Meow Wolf and Van Gogh Alive magnify not only Big Five senses like touch and sight but also the sense of temperature, pain, balance, and danger. Rather than just aiming to wow visitors, Wisne argues that museums should create supersensory experiences that bring visitors closer to pressing topics like climate change and racial injustice.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 12, 2022 at 9:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Roto

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