City Focus: Dar Es Salaam

This week's City Focus brings us to Tanzania's Dar es Salaam, which means House of Peace in Arabic. This beautiful city resides on the east coast with plenty of sunny beaches. Currently it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, the perfect place for a multitude of creative minds to collaborate together. PechaKucha Night Dar es Salaam Vol.19 will be held February 21, hope to see everyone there!

PKN Poster Spotlight

In the this week's PKN Poster Spotlight we look at Knoxville's esoteric Poster. The painting was created by local artist Gwen Pevonka, using many layers both physical and metaphorical. She creates this mysterious floral design, making us all wonder what it all means. Perhaps you can find out at PechaKucha Night Knoxville, Vol. 30 on February 21st.

Check out more thought provoking posters on our Instagram and Tumblr!

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Presentation of the Day

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Leta Sobierajski

Designer & Art Director, Self Employed in Brooklyn

Creative Companionship

PRESENTED ON JAN 16, 2019
IN TOKYO @ VOL 162

Designer and Art Director Leta Sobierajski shares the origins of her studio with her husband and partner, Wade Jeffree, as well as their reoccurring theme to include themselves in their work as a way of exercising their bodies alongside their minds in their everyday projects, injecting personality and performance into their personal and professional work.

デザイナー/アートディレクターのLeta Sobierajskiは、夫でもあり、ビジネスパートナーでもあるWadeと一緒に仕事をしている。彼らの仕事のモットーは、身体も頭もフル活動しながら、彼ら自身を毎日の作品に投影すること。今回は、個性が光る作品を生み出し続ける彼らの、スタジオでの毎日を紹介してもらう。

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Limitless

BY RIVA NAYAJU
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

An amazing artist with a degree in architecture, Riva Nayaju is currently a graduate student in graphic design at Oklahoma State University. She believes in hard work and utilizing every single day to the most. Greatly inspired by her father (Artist/Designer), she yearns to mold her dreams up to her own unlimited expectations.

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Pain and Inspiration

BY ABI STEVENS
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.  

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Stitching Stories Through Coreography

BY BARRIE BARTON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.

Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."

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Artists Were Made for People

BY BEN BAUGHAM
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.