AUGUST 07, 2018
Just in time for their PKN Vol. 24, Cairns is taking the spotlight for this week’s City Focus. Located in Queensland, Australia, this PK city is breathtaking with it’s clear blue waters and white sand. Cairns is a popular tourist location due to it’s access to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is hosting their PKN Vol. 24 during National Science week and we can’t wait. See you all there!
OCTOBER 11, 2017
"I didn't know how it was going to work, but like most things I do, I did it full of enthusiasm."
In "Nan and Pop's Retro Perspective" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 19, Mark Cochrane shares his the story of how he began working as a photographer through a whimsical project called "Nan and Pop's" travel adventures.
Mark has photographed model dolls, a vintage model car and model retro caravan to depict Nan and Pop’s adventures driving across Australia. Nan and Pop’s adventures soon went viral and a star was born.
AUGUST 16, 2017
Puppetry in Paradise
"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..."
In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20, Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.
APRIL 17, 2017
Our lovely friends at PechaKucha Night Cairns are celebrating their 20th Volume at the Tanks Arts Centre in this week's City Focus. With 19 successful PechaKucha Nights under their belt, their 20th will undoubtedly be one you shouldn't miss! The people of Cairns are looking forward to seeing you all at PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol.20!
APRIL 12, 2016
PKN People: Cathy-Ann and Angie
G'day Mates! PechaKucha is right smitten with these two brill Sheilas from Down Under who run the legendary PechaKucha Night series in Cairns. The "Queens of North Queensland," Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn are so full of Aussie charm and humor, it's no wonder their magnetic personalities attract all the tradies & their ladies. On ya lasses!
AUGUST 30, 2012
Getting Things Done Through ADD and Remaking the Brazilian National Anthem
Presentations Kerry Crawford has ADD, "real bad." She uses her presentation (from PKN Memphis Vol. 2) to not only explain what ADD really is and how it affects her, but also uses the disease to teach others how to get things done. We live in a world of remixes, and in his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Rafael Rosa offers up and sings his new version of the national anthem of Brazil. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are led by quite a few posters from PKN Hyderabad (Vol. 6-10, with a few examples below), as well as PKN Tijuana Vol. 1 (pictured above), PKN Cairns Vol. 5, and PKN Mendoza Vol. 6. Calendar Tonight's (August 30) lineup includes the following events: PKN Sevilla Vol. 13, PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 21, PKN Christchurch Vol. 15, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8. For tomorrow night, you can look to PKN Kumamoto Vol. 4.
JUNE 13, 2012
Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.
Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above).
- "Always in Touch With Social Media" [Edmonton Sun]
- "PechaKucha Night: Edmonton #13" [MasterMaq's Blog]
- "Presentation Skills I Learnt from PechaKucha" [Design Sojourn]
Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol. 14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.