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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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Satirical Street Art

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

RUA can be viewed as a satirical street art collective. They aim to call attention to urgent matters like infrastructure needs. Their political stand was visible in São Paulo during the protests of June 2013, as their poster "Uma Cidade Muda Não Muda" (roughly translated as "A Mute City Doesn't Change") became the front-piece of the movement. 

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Looking Back

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Cesar Cardoso revisits his past in this touching presentation: overlaying the story of his parents' lives and his work as an IT professional, he explains how he eventually stumbled upon social activism and began to help build houses in extremely poor regions. 

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Community Crime Prevention

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ricardo Maluf explains the feedback from "B.O. Coletivo," a collective project based on the community input of incident reports. For example, users can point out where they got robbed on a city map and alert other users of recurring crimes in the area. The buzz created by the project was so significant that it caught the attention of politicians and major news platforms.


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Banco Pérola

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Alessandra França explains the basis of the 2009 project "Banco Pérola," which offered microcredit to young people with the goal of eradicating poverty via credit concession. 


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Small Town Influence

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

What is it that influences a designer? The Arts? Movies? Music? Oddly enough, designer Rômulo Castilho explains how his little town and politics in general ended up having a strong influence on his work. 


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Power of the Crowd

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

Diego Borin discusses the power of the crowds; how can a group of fans unite and help fund their favorite artist's new work? What are the limits and boundaries of crowdsourcing? He also presents his project Catarse.me, one of Brazil's largest and most important crowdfunding platforms.

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Service Teaching and Learning

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 19, 2010

Marco Santoro questions the boundaries of service thinking, exploring new methods of teaching and learning. He shares some of his ideas for these new methods and changes, and their importance to education. (In Portuguese)


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Our Mind's Creativity

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 19, 2010

Gian Carlo Martinelli is the owner of Batuq an information design company that transforms complex content in clever, efficient and practical images. In his presentation, he explores the domains of the human mind; where does our creativity come from? How does it work? (in Portuguese)



City Focus: São Paulo

This week for the City Focus, we're going down to one of the biggest, most populous cities in the world: the megalopolis of São Paulo! I mean, we're really talking big here. São Paulo has a population of over 30 million people and is currently the 12th most populous city on the planet. As such, it has a huge GDP. Not the biggest in Brazil, not the biggest in South America, but the biggest GDP in the Southern Hemisphere! It is home to some magnificent buildings, including the Mirante do Vale, Edifício Itália, Banespa, North Tower and even the São Paulo Cathedral. As the city is the most populous in Brazil it features a melting pot of different cultures and identities with inhabitants native to over 200 different countries. Obviously, it's one of Brazil's great cultural centers where hundreds of thousands visit for any of its many festivals. Looking to get in on the fun? Well, PKN São Paulo is holding it's Vol. 6 event, held next week on July 3rd!
We hope to see everyone there! Boa sorte!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Mateus Bagatini

    I Had many houses and many address around São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, London and now Tokyo. Always looking to find and share inspiring projects with world changing ideas. Design was my school in life and it is my daily inspiration, but and after 4 years working with branding in Brazil I changed my career to strategy, research and content creation. Then I've been working with shared value business modeling and startups acceleration in the last few years before moving to Japan. Now Tokyo is home, my local friends are my second family and my bike is my daily company.

  • Sofia Vontobel

    I believe that culture, information and relations between people can really make a person grow and change things.

  • Min Soo (Ciro) Kang

    Just an average adventurer

  • Gus Machado

    Gus is a musician, copywriter and art director from the north of Brazil who built his career between Buenos Aires, Santiago and São Paulo. He is currently working in the advertising industry, but doing as experiments in visual arts, text and music production.