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Kay Hartmann

designer in Three Oaks

Paradise: DIY


Kay Hartmann is a designer, a retired professor and Pecha Kucha co-producer.  Because of her expertise in information design, she knows how difficult and challenging it is, to tell a good story, and to engage an audience both visually and verbally, using a very constrained time frame. “I love designing and I fell in love with the PK format. Short and sweet, what’s not to like?”

Kay is a retired professor from Columbia College Chicago, and a graphic designer whose research and practice is in information design.

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Prophet of the Future

@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

The artist known only as Tokyo Genso (a.k.a. Tokyo Fantasy) speaks on his post-apocalyptic illustrations. He goes into detail on the process behind creating these terrifying yet striking images of Tokyo after the human race has all but expired. Tokyo Genso elaborates on his desire to portray the world as it is intended exist: overtaken by the elements.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 25, 2013.

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My Paintings and Fantasy Worlds


Miro Pecho is a Slovak painter, and he uses his presentation to explain how different fantasy worlds influence his paintings. (in Czech)

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Shedding Light on Paradise

@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Alison Beste's photographs explore the boundaries between the built and natural world using light effects on the ocean horizon. Light from cities, vessels, and beacons become powerful metaphors for the ways in which we interact, manage, and attempt to control the environment. In Hawaii, where expectations of an organic paradise collide with an often-manufactured landscape, Allison's work scrutinizes the tension between nature and artifice. Alison uses light to examine how constructs of nature and the artificial are interrelated, ambiguous, and mediated by culture.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 28, 2014.

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DIY Politics

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2014, Jillian Merrick took a run at public office in the local municpal  elections. Never a fan of traditional elections camapigns, she had to come up with creative ways of particpating in the process without compromising her values. She shares some of the crafty and creative ways she's subverted the typically trappings of a political campaign, and on how craft, art and design continue to influence her work on City Council after her successful election.

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Punk Rock Fanzines and DIY Graphic Design

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Paul Burgess has produced graphic designs for The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks, and in this presentation he shares his passion for counter-culture through this high speed 'history of' and 'how to guide' to Punk Fanzines.

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Creating Paradise

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

"Maybe the paradise that I thought I was trying to create is in the act of creating..."

In "Creating Paradise" from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 9, Kim Jenuwine shares her 20-year long journey to create a little slice of heaven in her own backyard. Kim's personal vision of paradise has shifted and changed shape along the way so her enchanting abode is in constant reconstruction. From bowling balls to flowers, Kim never stops redesigning her paradise.

Kim is a Color Engineer for Whirlpool Corp, an artist, and has an obvious obsession of gardening. 

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Puppetry in Paradise

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..." 

In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20,  Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland.  Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.

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Tuvalu: Paradise or Doomed?

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 08, 2018

Nina Lehman speaks about the country Tuvalu where she spent a month and a half on a project about climate change. Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world and is thought to be one of the first to go underwater due to sea level rise. Her presentation will touch on what she expected to see in the country versus what it is actually like.

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Airport Fantasy

@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

As a fairly frequent traveler during some phases of his career, Jim had imagined a fantasy about his return to Denver International Airport. He hopes the audience enjoys this story of a sweeping romantic gesture gone slightly wrong - or just in an unexpected way.