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Preserving and Developing the Songket Legacy

PRESENTED ON APR 01, 2016
IN KUCHING @ VOL 2

 In Preserving and Developing the Songket Legacy at PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol. 2Jacqueline Fong introduces the traditional technique of weaving songket, an artisan craft of Sarawak is not only preserved but also continuously being developed into modern fashionable pieces connecting the ancient craft to new markets around the world. The efforts not only improve the lives of the rural Sarawakian community but also encourage preservation and growth of this ancient craft. 

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

BY YUKI TANAKA
@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.

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Capturing Moments in Jewellery

BY EILEEN PHOAN
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Eileen Phoan and Fabian's passion for story-telling through jewellery design allows them to capture moments and emotion and share them with their clients. From humble beginnings, their interest and hope brough them to unexpected heights.

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Preserving Prestigious Public Proclamations

BY DAVID ROSE
IN EASTON

Easton's Town Crier David Rose relates both the history of the Town Crier and his long involvement with the tradition in this lively and humorous presentation.

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

BY LOU BANK
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016. 

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Fashioning Culture


BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

BY WES BREITENBACH
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

BY PAT SANTUCCI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."

Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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All About Songket

BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Syila and Ina are a pair of sisters who both work as a songket weavers under Tanoti. They will be telling us more about the processes involved in producing handwoven songket.

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Sape

BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 6 ON APR 28, 2018

Growing up in Borneo, Alena was surrounded by a rich natural environment and the different indigenous cultures of the island. She is part Kelabit - one of the smallest ethnic groups on the island.

Alena is one of the first and few females to perform the sape', as well as an advocate for cultural heritage in contemporary contexts.