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Drawing Tells a Better Story

PRESENTED ON OCT 10, 2015
IN KYOTO @ VOL 19

"We are different, but we have something to share, like all of you ... I think the concept of love or empathy is not based on race or color or gender or religion. We all share this amazing feeling."

In response to the ongoing refugee crisis from Syria and parts of the Middle East. Kyoto-based researcher, and Syrian national, Rodi Alkader, has been drawing his thoughts on paper for years, but as the crisis continues to unfold, his drawings became a profound way for him to deal with his emotions. In this very personal presentation, "Drawing Tells a Better Story", from PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol 19, Rodi shares his family's situation and adds a unique voice to the conversation. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 20th, 2017.

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BY MIMI WILSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Mimi Wilson takes us on a journey from pulp family portraits to self portraits via the selfie. She found that self portraits could help one rediscover one's identity, especially when years after being "Mom" tends to take precedent over individuality.

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BY TOBIAS MAXIMILIAN SCHNELL
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Tobias Maximilian Schnell, an architect and an artist is presenting his idea of sustainable aid for refugees. Imagine, an austrian family with a big garden, now build a garden house in their backyard and voilà you have a sustainable new home for a refugee family. Tobias tells the story of how his idea would work but he isn't hidding the fact that there are a lot of failures to handle with...

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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Just Keep Painting

BY LEONARD SIAW
IN KUCHING

Leonard Siaw shares his personal story on his growth as an artist despite the ridicule of people around him on his childhood ambition. With pure love for the arts, he continues to develop his skills in portrait drawings and painting and shows some of his notable 3D artworks in the city.

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Self-reflection in self-reflection

BY IRIS BAKKER
@ VOL 35 ON NOV 21, 2017

Aarhus-based designer and artist Iris Bakker talks about her own identity crisis, and how she found self-reflection in giving self-reflection to others.

And maybe we should not ask "What do you want to be (when you grow up)?" but rather: "Who are you? Who do you want to be in this world?"

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Thank you Nora Barnacle for Ulysses

BY LUCY BRENNAN SHIEL
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Lucy Brennan Siel shares her passion for the modernist novel Ulysses, and her heartfelt appreciation of Joyce’s wife Nora Barnacle for her part in the making of the man and the seminal text.

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Drawing

BY LOUIS BASILE
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Louis Basile reflects on the importance of hobbies, and how drawing has helped him to live with chronic pain.

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The Portraiture Paradox

BY BEN FRISCH
@ VOL 2 ON APR 11, 2019

Ben Frisch has been an artist since the age of 2. He sold his first drawing to a classmate in grade 6 and he was hooked. Art as a career can be a challenging path to take especially as a portrait artist and that pursuit dominated his 20’s. Although Ben had many ups and downs, that dream never came to fruition. His passion for portraiture was put on a shelf and now at 36, he has not made art for a long time. It’s sad to think that dream may have died but in hindsight, Ben now sees the paradox that plagued him. This is the story of Ben's career as a portrait artist and why he was doomed to fail.