With busy adult lives, it can be easy for long distance friends to drift apart. Amanda Simays tells the story of how she used the letter P (and her boundless appetite) to keep in touch with three out-of-state friends.
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ON MAR 04, 2014
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BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
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This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here!
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@ VOL 8
ON JUL 31, 2015
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BY KYM VERHOVSHEK
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