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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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Thanks Be to the Sea

BY DUNCAN BERRY
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

This is a declaration of interdependence. Through a group of 20 images and a single "poetic science" poem, Duncan Berry will reveal that whatever you do, wherever you live, each of us is deeply connected and dependent on the waters of the sea...With every breath we take, every thought we think and with every beat of our heart. Really. 

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ASUW Shell Hours: The Next 100 Years

BY NICOLE KLEIN
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Understanding the importance of the 100 year old Navy-built hangar, turned boat house - and how its many unique layers of history can be an inspiring setting for future learning, growth, and community building. Nicole Klein's presentation covers the many stakeholders who care about the project, and how their perspectives will be woven into the building's program, exhibits, and uses in creative and exciting ways.

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Portland's Japanese Garden

BY TYLER QUINN
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Tyler Quinn speaks about the history and cultural impact of Portland's Japanese Garden, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the city's most treasured destinations.

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I was a minority for three years

BY KEZIA MACALISTAIRE WANNER
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

In the 1970's I was a part of the grand social experiment in the South of desegregation by bussing students to schools outside of their neighborhoods.  Coming from California, I was unaware of the history of the issues behind the bussing initiatives, unaware of segregation and discrimination, and unaware of the social tensions that existed.  What I did realize was that we were an experiment, which seemed novel to us, and we embraced the newness of it. Our experiences as white kids entering a school of predominately African-American students have had deep and lasting effects throughout our lives.

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Sine Socialis: A life without social media

BY NINA BYRD
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Is it possible to be social without social media? As a marketer, Nina Byrd explores the impact on self and others without social media. Through a blend of personal narratives and scientific research, she explores the challenges of staying consistently connected yet balanced in a life without social media. 

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Coming Home

BY CHRIS WOJDA
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Adaptive re-use and retrofitting are buzzwords often associated with some of the most exciting urban architecture projects around the globe.  Through his own experience, Chris Wojda explores how similar thinking can be leveraged to also bring new and much needed life to suburbia and beyond.

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The Past is Present

BY MEGHAN GABRIEL
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Despite all the modern advances of technology, we are still operating from reptile brains. Like an old iphone, there is a point where the new updates stop working. Our brains, nervous systems and bodies can only take so much. So how do we adjust and evolve as a species? The answer lies in the past, ancient teachings of mindfulness, yoga, meditation that are now resurfacing to teach us how to cope with the new hyperconnected world we are living in. 

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How to Celebrate over 130 year of History

BY ALFRED MULLETT
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

The Sumpter Valley Railroad has over 130 plus years of existence. This will be a whirlwind history and view of what we are today and what you can do to help us continue for the future.

Alfred Mullett is a nearly native Oregonian and Portlander and grew up enjoying history, music, The arts, and just about anything creative. He started working on a degree in Architecture, then by accident found himself in the world of Computers and IT. He has served on the boards and commitees of several museums and historical organizations and current is on the Board of Directors of the Sumpter Valley Railroad in Sumpter, Oregon, the topic of tonights presentation. 

 

PORTLAND OR Blog

City Focus: Portland, OR


 
Presenting their
23rd Volume at the Holocene, our wonderful friends in Portland, OR take this week's City Focus! With their stimulating presentations, they will undoubtedly capture the intellectual minds of Portland, so be sure to not miss out on PechaKucha Night Portland OR Vol. 23! Hope to see you all there and as always, Keep Portland Weird!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Chris Wojda

    Dog Trainer / Brand Strategist / Organizer of Public Events and Activities

  • Jamie Mustard

    I TEACH THE SCIENCE OF WHAT CAUSES ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, ART, MESSAGE OR IDEA TO STAND OUT BASED ON PRIMAL NATURAL LAWS - THAT ANYONE CAN USE.

  • Stephanie Ward

    Stephanie is a designer, writer, and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. She helps to organize the local events for PK: Portland and is active in the local AIGA community.