Past Winnipeg Event: VOL 39

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VOL 39

September 05, 2019
@ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe

Not to be creepy or anything, but we've been watching you, Winnipeg! We've kept an eye out for a new crop of inspiring locals to talk about themselves and their work, and we think this next volume of PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is a sight to behold, indeed. Come watch as a brand new batch of creative folks take the Park Theatre stage for Volume 39 of PechaKucha Night Winnipeg!

Doors open as usual at 7:30 PM, and the show starts at 8:00 PM.

Admission is pay-what-you-want, but we suggest $10. Tickets and registration are not required, but feel free to register to let us know you’re going!

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☰ SPEAKERS ☰

 

➼ Natalie Bell, Founder, Peg City Lovely

➼ Christopher Benson, Artist and Illustrator

➼ Charmaine Bloomfield, Slam Poet

➼ Emily Campbell, Illustrator & Designer

➼ Katrina Craig, Textile Artist

➼ Theo Rutherford, Interior Designer, f-BLOK Architecture

➼ Niigaan Sinclair, Writer, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, Columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press

➼ Barry Striemer, Photographer-Printmaker

➼ Lindsey White, Musician

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☰ WHAT IS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT? ☰

 

PechaKucha is a presentation format invented by Tokyo-based firm Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003. At every event, speakers are given 20 slides to talk about whatever they like, but each slide advances automatically after only 20 seconds. This 20x20 format gives each speaker a total time of six minutes and forty seconds. PechaKucha Night has over 1200 city chapters all over the world.

PechaKucha Night Winnipeg was established by the Graphic Designers of Canada in 2010. Each PechaKucha Night – or PKN – is a fun, and informal evening where creative and inspiring Winnipeggers talk about their ideas, stories, experiences, or work. PKN Winnipeg is held quarterly and usually at the Park Theatre.

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☰ OTHER INFO AND SOCIAL MEDIA ☰

 

This year's posters are designed by Andrew Boardman.

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The official PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol 39 hashtag is #pknwpg39.

And for more information and to see past talks, check out our website at: www.pechakucha.org/cities/winnipeg

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How I Grew to Love and Make Indigenous Graphic Novels (and How I Became a Superhero)

BY NIIGAAN SINCLAIR
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

Niigaan Sinclair is an Anishinaabe professor, writer, and activist who loves graphic novels. However, growing up, he noticed a lack of heroes that looked like him, and any mention of Indigenous people in comics are more often than not base caricatures or stereotypes. In this enligtening PechaKucha 20x20 talk, Niigaan tells us how Indigenous culture and graphic novels are connected, what he did to help counter the negative representation of Indigenous people in graphic novels, and how he himself became a hero.

Niigaan's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Bread and Roses

BY THEO RUTHERFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

With a background in Urban Geography, Interior Designer Theo Rutherford is interested in making urban spaces more equitable and accessible. Theo works with similar-minded architectural and interior design professionals at f-BLOK architecture, where she contributes her knowledge on what makes spaces equitable to their projects. At PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, Theo took the stage to talk about the connections between urban geography, interior design, and accessibility — a philosophy of sorts that she calls "Bread and Roses".

Follow Theo and f-BLOK architecture inc on social media:
Instagram: @fblokarch, @ktl_r
Twitter: @fblokarch

Theo's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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A Journey: From Photographer to Printmaker

BY BARRY STRIEMER
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

In an effort to find new and exciting methods to develop photographic work that stands out from the crowd, Barry Striemer took a creative leap to establish a process for his work using screenprinting as the base for this technique. New processes and techniques take time to execute well however, so Barry's journey to improve his craft required great deals of openness, technical proficiency, and patience. In this 20x20 talk, Barry talks about his journey in exploring printmaking, and what he learned along the way.

Follow Barry on social media:
Facebook: @theseritographer
Instagram: @the_seritographer

Barry's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Finding Creative Play in an Optimized World

BY KATRINA CRAIG
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

Katrina Craig is a textile artist who constantly fights against the overly-optimized mindset of the world today. This is because she believes that in any creative endeavour, it's important to play and be focused on process rather than the end results. Here, in her PechaKucha 20x20 talk, Katrina demonstrates to us how play, exploration, and process weaves itself into her work, and encourages us to delve into the messy and unstructured when it comes to our own creative ventures.

Follow Katrina on social media:
Instagram: @katrinamjcraig
Facebook: @katrinamjcraig

Katrina's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Crazy Things Can Happen When You Say Yes

BY EMILY CAMPBELL
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

It all started with a text message. Illustrator and designer Emily Campbell and her husband dropped everything and embarked on a long, seven-month workaway of numerous European cities, thanks to a misunderstood text message. In this charming PechaKucha 20x20 talk, Emily accompanies the stories from her adventures with well-drawn illustrations of her and her husband's experiences. Listen as she regales the audience with her anecdotes, and admire her lovely illustrations that are as vibrant as her stories. From this, maybe you too will say yes to an adventure of a lifetime.

Follow Emily on social media:
Instagram: @sketch.me.emily

Emily's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Caterpillar

BY CHARMAINE BLOOMFIELD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

In part one of this amazing two-part PechaKucha collaboration, Slam Poet Charmaine Bloomfield performed with Musician Lindsey White to deliver a beautiful 20x20 accompanied by slam poetry and music. Both Charmaine and Lindsey focused on their own experiences revolving around the joys and tragedies of life, religion, and growth. In this first part, we hear Charmaine's story.

For part two of this collaboration which focuses on Lindsey White's story and is called "Let There Be Light", follow this link: https://www.pechakucha.com/cities/winnipeg/presentations/let-there-be-light

Follow Charmaine's collaborator, Lindsey White on social media:
Instagram: @lindseywhiteofficial
Facebook:@lindseywhiteofficial
Twitter: @lindseywhite
YouTube: linzwhite

Charmaine's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Let There Be Light

BY LINDSEY WHITE
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

In part two of this amazing two-part PechaKucha collaboration, Musician Lindsey White performed with Slam Poet Charmaine Bloomfield to deliver a beautiful 20x20 accompanied by music and slam poetry. Both Lindsey and Charmaine focused on their own experiences revolving around the joys and tragedies of life, religion, and growth. In this second part, we hear Lindsey's story.

For part one of this collaboration which focuses on Charmaine Bloomfield's story and is called "Caterpillar", follow this link: https://www.pechakucha.com/cities/winnipeg/presentations/caterpillar

Follow Lindsey White on social media:
Instagram: @lindseywhiteofficial
Facebook:@lindseywhiteofficial
Twitter: @lindseywhite
YouTube: linzwhite

Lindsey's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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The Story of the Bucket Hat Man

BY CHRISTOPHER BENSON
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

Chistopher Benson is an artist and digital illustrator who is a familiar face to the local convention and fandom communities. However, this would not have been possible if it were not for his perseverance in pursuing a life in art, and the support of other artists, cosplayers, and creatives who share similar interests. This PechaKucha talk is Christopher's love letter to those that have helped him along the way, and is an uplifting story about art, community, determination, and the spirit of friendship.

Follow Christopher on social media:
Instagram: @mogstomp
Facebook:@mogstomp
Twitter: @mogstomp

Christopher's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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The Evolution of a Personal Brand - Let YOU Shine THROUGH!

BY NATALIE BELL
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 05, 2019

Natalie Bell is a Social Dynamo and the Founder of Peg City Lovely, a personal brand that she established nearly a decade ago. In this PechaKucha talk, Natalie talks to us about what makes a personal brand authentically personal, providing candid and honest insight on how the major events from her own life have shaped her brand, from her childhood all the way to present-day. Here, she encourages and hopes to inspire us to develop a personal brand that expresses ourselves in the most honest and authentic way, and here in her talk, Natalie does so in spades.

Follow Natalie on social media:
Instagram: @pegcitylovely
Facebook:@pegcitylovely
Twitter: @pegcitylovely

Natalie's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 39, on September 5, 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

Niigaan Sinclair
Writer, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, Columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg
Katrina Craig
Textile Artist in Winnipeg
Lindsey White
Musician in Winnipeg
Barry Striemer
Photographer/Printmaker in Winnipeg
Natalie Bell
Social Dynamo, Peg City Lovely in Winnipeg
Christopher Benson
Digital Artist and Illustrator in Winnipeg
Theo Rutherford
Interior Designer, f-BLOK architecture inc in Winnipeg
Emily Campbell
Graphic Designer & Illustrator in Winnipeg
Charmaine Bloomfield
Slam Poet in Winnipeg