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PK Posters: San Diego Vol. 17

San Diego's Vol. 17 was one of 10 PechaKucha events to coincide with PechaKucha's 10 year anniversary this past February 20th. Urbanist has a short write-up of that event, here's a snippet of what they had to say:


The evening [was] emceed by Grant Barrett, co-host and co-producer of NPR’s nationally syndicated radio program A Way With Words, and features speakers such as Peter McConnell of 3rdSpace, speaking about San Diego Unseen, a new book of SD photos by San Diegans; Barbarella Fokos, perhaps best known for her weekly column in The Reader, who has revealed that her presentation is titled “Happy Endings: A Dominatrix’s Guide to Business Relations”; Samantha Ollinger, the executive director of Bike San Diego, which aims to “promote a world-class biking infrastructure” by encouraging everyday riding; artist Joshua Krause, who recently exhibited at Parachute Factory and Subtext – as well as other equally talented and diverse presenters.

This atmospheric, etheareal poster was created for PKN San Diego by the very talented designer Charles Bergquist. For more of his work, check out his web presence.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Margit Whitlock

    Let’s come together to transform the status quo to the status whoa... Founded in 1978, The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of outstanding architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans. We do this by curating exceptional events throughout the year that are open to both the design industry and the public at large. We explore how the issues impact our growing region, like the design of our homes, workplaces, schools and communities, as well as our health and well-being. Our goal is to inspire all San Diegans to discover the value of thoughtful design in the natural and built environment and the effect it has on the quality of our lives.

  • David McCullough

    David McCullough is a graduate of Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo under their Bachelor of Science program in Landscape Architecture. He and his wife, Catherine formed McCullough Landscape Architecture (MLA) in 1999 and have grown into an eight-person firm located in downtown San Diego. MLA creates spaces for many hospitality, retail, mixed-use and institutional projects around the world. David has served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Architectural Foundation for the last 10 years and has been the founding organizer for the San Diego PKN chapter for the past five years.

  • Brandon Nash

    A Project Architect and design leader at RJC | Steinberg Hart, Brandon Nash, AIA,WELL AP, brings 7 years of experience including awarding winning projects and large scale developments for a myriad of typologies. After graduating from NewSchool of Architecture & Design with Bachelor’s of Architecture degree in 2013,Brandon earned his license in 2016, and became a WELL AP in 2018. His completed work includes exemplary design and awarding projects such as: 9001 SMB Mixed Use, V4 Townhomes, and Kings 826. He is currently working with a multidisciplinary team to design of a new 1 billion dollar, Net Zero, SEAL Teams base called Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus(NBC CC).