PechaKucha Presentation

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Jessica Del Sole

Illustrator/Educator in Markham

Walk Through the Trees


Jessica Del Sole is an illustrator and Educator residing in Toronto. Her illustrations explore our complex relationships with the natural world. Her talk explores the relationship between nature, symbols and themes in storytelling. 

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Tales Therapy and Dreams

@ VOL 9 ON OCT 11, 2012

A presentation that deals with how our childhood tales relate to our dreams. We also learn about tales therapy, and the ways in which through therapeutic tales and creative visualization one can turn their (not borrowed!) dreams into reality. Katerina Egorushkіna shares her personal and professional experiences relating to these issues. (in Ukrainian)

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Depicting symbols of power

@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Visual artist José Rosero shares a new series of his paintings featuring iconic local street characters swapping emblems with Catholic priests and bishops, resulting in intriguing portraits charged with black humor and ultimately making a comment about symbols of power. (in Spanish)

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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Fairy Tales Can Come True, They Can Happen to You

@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"If you want to develop your imagination and go beyond your limits, read fairly tales!"

Tokyo-based, Brazilian artist Angelo Mokutan talks about the influence of a having a mother in oriental medicine, a sculptor for a father, and the creative seed he inherited from them taking root and inspiring a move to Japan to follow a dream. After studying fine art, and unsure of his prospects he found himself working a for an IT term. But his passion was calling and he finally abandoned the stability of his job to follow his true dream to become a successful manga artist.

He believes manga can develop our imagination and help us go past the limits of our rational minds. 

Lastly, offering a new twist on an old classic, Mokutan gives Little Red Riding Hood an urban update, her grandmother living in Tokyo, and big bad wolves all around. If you send a him a suggestion on what she brings to grandmother's house, he'll illustrate it in a manga and credit you as co-author! Lets send him some ideas so we can ALL be manga artists!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015. 

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Tales and Images from the Other Side

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 24, 2015

"If there is something I have learned through this journey as an artist and through this journey as someone who has been uprooted, its that the only way to survive is to learn to let it go."

In "Tales and Images from the Other Side" from PechaKucha Night Burlington Vol. 17, Storyteller Jean Luc Dushime shares his life-changing experiences from his recent journey to Africa and India to discover his roots. 

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Cul de Sacs to Bureaucrats - Tales from a Socially Engaged Practice

@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

"This is an intensive community engagement... learning people, stories, politics."

In Cul de Sacs to Bureaucrats - Tales from a Socially Engaged Practice from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol.28Rebecca Davies embedded participatory practice manifests in illustration, performance and event that centres on themes of people and place. Her project, which is called  "The Oasis Social Club", was selected to represent London during the Mons Capital of Culture 2015 and has just completed a tour of Stoke On Trent, Preston and Hull. In this presentation, she will be talking about her projects and the ethics of these processes. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. 

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Why Stories Matter

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 02, 2017

We live in a world brimming with stories. It begins in childhood when fairy tales shape our dreams. Stories happen in every kitchen, where recipes and family folklore are passed down from one generation to the next. We are surrounded by stories told through film, literature and music that comfort and inspire us. Stories help us communicate our beliefs while hoping others will embrace them. Kim Yuhl believes that this is why stories matter.

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IoT Fairy Tales: Princess in the Tower

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Dr Milan Markovic is a researcher in Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen. His presentation focuses on giving people control over, and trust in, the Internet of Things.

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Curious Creatures and Fairy Tales

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Heather Dailey-Mezzacappa has always had a passion for creating whimsical works of art, and she shares the story of bringing a collection of sculptures and illustrated stories to life! The project culminated in an amazing book of  curious creatures and fairy tales!