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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Under the Domes

BY KAMU KAKIZAKI
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2018

Julie Decker delivers a broad-ranging essay on the role of domes in architecture, science and politics.  From her own childhood dome-home in Anchorage, Alaska to utopian visions for arctic mega-domes, this a lovesong to the uniquely round morphology.

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Heimat is a Feeling of Home

BY KAMU KAKIZAKI
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2018

Petra Sattler-Smith explains the untranslatable German term "heimat" on returning from a trip home to Darmstadt.  She shares progressive student-designed refugee housing and explores the universal importance of feeling at home.

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Invisible Architecture of Sound

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Jae Shin encourages you to hear the spaces you inhabit and contemplate how sound shapes our architecture and visa versa.  A self described "physics geek", he shares some of the beautiful form-making that propogates from the vibrations we hear.

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Check Your Glockenspiel

BY KAT MOORE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Kat Moore shares the diverse process of her practice as a multi-instrumental performer and song-writer.  Kat weaves in friends, community, political messaging and fun as core tenets of making music.

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The Mask that Found Me

BY DREW MICHAEL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Drew Michael shares his recent travels and inspiration for his artwork, often taking the form of masks. European owls and a surprise discovery in an Alaskan archeological dig figure into his recent work.

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Ricky Learns Everything

BY RICKY TEEL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Ricky Teel is a graphic designer by profession. But in this presentation he talks about all the other diverse things that he does and has had to learn as a creative freelancer. 

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Colombian-Alaskan Meditations

BY OSCAR AVELLANEDA-CRUZ
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz explores how his experiences immigrating from Colombia to Alaska and back have shaped his artistic output.  He discusses family, subsistence, the urban-rural divide in Alaska and more.

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Architecture in Northern Alaska.

BY KLAUS MAYER
IN ANCHORAGE

Klaus Mayer shares his experience designing housing in the remote northern community of Kivalina, Alaska and experimenting with growing mycelium to create building insulation.

 

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PK People: Kamu Kakizaki and Kir Moore


This Week's
PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PKN Anchorage’s organizers Kamu Kakizaki and Kir Moore. As one of the newest cities to join the PechaKucha Family, Anchorage has already WOWed us with hosting a very successful First Volume on January 5th at the Anchorage Museum. Kir moved to Alaska from LA, and runs a small design studio working with restaurant and retail start-ups while Kamu is the senior designer for the Anchorage Museum. Kir and Kamu are bringing PechaKucha Night to the Anchorage community in conjunction with the Alaska Design Forum, where they are both board members, committed to the mission of broadening the discussion of design and the built environment in Alaska. We are looking forward to the duo making Vol. 2 a success, and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Kamu and Kir!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Kamu Kakizaki

    Detouring from the traditional-architect-profession track, I'm lately interested in community advocacy, Toblerone chocolate, airlines, the Monocle Magazine, personal budgets, politics, for-purpose organizations, real-estate, and finishing up those architect exams. Japan-born and Alaska-raised, I feel fortunate to have varied, wild, and weird experiences to apply to this so-called adult life. When not super busy working at the Anchorage Museum, I tend to fill the void with things to do for the Alaska Design Forum and AIA Alaska Chapter. I've started to appreciate how freelancing on the side helps keep me up to date with the latest gossips and trends of the architecture industry, which would devastate my soul to lose touch of, albeit not pursuing to be fully immersed.

  • Kir Moore

    I'm a designer of gathering spaces. I'm always on the road, and my design work energizes me like the sunrise from seat 23A, gleaming across a landscape that I believe holds hope, if only we can all come together and connect.