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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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@ VOL 65 ON MAR 27, 2019

These Afropick combs are inspired by people with afro hair. The picks are designed to suit various types of afro hair and hairstyles. Material: Acrylic plastic, incorporated hair, 3D-printed PLA plastic, 3D-printed steel. The Afropicks are made for those of us with afro hair and are a symbol of black pride to many people. By developing new picks (perhaps the first Swedish Afropicks in history), Simon Skinner wanted to contribute something that feels fun and also to say something important. 

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My Obsession

@ VOL 65 ON MAR 27, 2019

We have all heard stories about the suffering artist. The question Tonje Halvorsen asked herself was: who am I as an artist, and does art require pain? 1 collection. 21 garments, 500,000 safety pins, 1,500,000 beads and 7,000 hours later. What was her answer? Obsession. Tonje's artistry is characterised by an obsession, which in the past two years has been prioritised over her health, relationships and job. An obsession that has cost me some of my most valuable possession: time.

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How to Write

@ VOL 62 ON MAR 07, 2018

Jonas Fredén, journalist, teaches us how to write. To summarize his PK: keep it simple!

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The Courage Report

@ VOL 62 ON MAR 07, 2018

Jane Ruffino, Content designer and content manager at the digital agency Daresay, talks about courage and what differs courage from bravery and recklessness. Also, her point is that pizza is an essential ingredient for success!

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Proximity Value

@ VOL 62 ON MAR 07, 2018

Digital worker Jesper Åström on how distance actually matter when we value things. The same goes for ideas. The further away you are from an idea, the less you need to know to find it interesting.  Perhaps that's why we have such troubles loving the thing which is the closest to us - ourselves.

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Death Riders in India

@ VOL 51 ON JUN 02, 2015

Swedish photographer Carl Hjelte takes us on a journey in India. Motorcycles, death riders & snakes!

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Brutal Charm in Stockholm

@ VOL 56 ON APR 21, 2016

Architectural historian Martin Rörby shows the best the city of Stockholm has got in terms of brutalism! Get to know another side of Stockholm, and it's definitely charming.

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From Ingrid to Alicia

@ VOL 56 ON APR 21, 2016

Pia Lundberg & Andrea Reuter from The Swedish Film Institute give a film history lesson, taking the audience from Ingrid Bergman to Alicia Wikander, who won an Oscar 2016 for her Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Gerda in The Danish Girl.


About the City's Organizers

  • Ewa Kumlin

    Ewa Kumlin, was appointed as Managing Director of Svensk Form in December 2004. Prior to her appointment at Svensk Form, she was running her own company for cultural production since 1991. She always focused on creating meetings between people from various fields of contemporary culture, and she has an extensive network of international contacts. Through her husband's work as a diplomat, she has lived in Paris, New York, Brasilia, Athens and Tokyo. During the postings abroad she has arranged a number of cultural projects, mainly within contemporary culture, design and literature. In Tokyo, in 1999 she initiatied “Swedish Style in Tokyo”, a Swedish promotional event aimed at a young Japanese audience, featuring contemporary Swedish culture and life style, which has now become a yearly event in Tokyo, run by the Swedish Embassy. Upon her return to Sweden, Ewa arranged a continuation in "Tokyo Style in Stockholm” of contemporary Japanese Culture in August 2004 Originally Ewa Kumlin studied at the Royal College of Arts in Stockholm to become a Fine Arts Teacher, after a few years with the Foreign Ministry. She also has been writing articles for Swedish art and design magazines and published a book on her family story. In the early 90's she helped to coordinate two large literary cruises in the Baltic and the Black Sea with writers and translators from over forty countries.

  • Emma Olofsson

    Communications Manager at the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design since 2015. I adore the PechaKucha concept!