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Rafa Bonichon

What is a Creative Director Good For?


Mad Men are dead. Creative directors do not just get to go to parties nowadays, but as is revealed in this presentation by Rafa Bonichon, they have to be able to distinguish between what is bullshit and what is a good idea. (in Spanish)

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Bulldog & Tulip

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 25, 2011

The life of a freelancer is not always an easy one, as Gary's tale reveals. In this presentation, he shares his experience about coming to Barcelona to work as a freelancer, and how this often meant having to work for free. (in English)

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PechaKucha and Other Strange Phenomenon

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 25, 2011

Benjamin Julve has been documenting PechaKucha Nights in Barcelona since the series' inception in 2008. This is a special "behind the scenes" presentation that includes just a few of the hundreds of photos he has taken so far. (in Spanish)

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Logo Ideas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics


Chris Arning from Creative Semiotics teaches us what's important in a logo. The logo for the olympics should contain something that represents the country and its heritage in a good light. He then gives us some ideas on what the logo for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 might look like.

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The Dangers of Creative Ideas

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Francis Mizio wants to warn us about the dangers of creative ideas. To do this, he gives us the example of the Marquis of Camarasa. The Marquis was a spanish aristocrat, mad inventor, and "literary crazy," who spent his life writing a book aimed at answering the question: "Why do we push the wheelbarrow rather than pull?" (in French)


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Daily Acts of Creativity​

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

How small daily acts of creativity can spark ideas and keep the creative spirit alive. Amanda O'Bryan is a graphic designer and owner of design agency in Springwood. You can find her here:

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Realizing Good Ideas

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"It's not enough to have a good idea. To realize that good idea is very difficult, and that's what I work hard to do".

In Realizing Good Ideas from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14Chris Siano shares how he uses digital design and fabricatio to make things better, whether it is a public art installation, a student sculpture project, a building or a neighborhood. For the past twelve years he has served as an Instructional Support Technician in the University at Buffalo Department of Art. In 2005 he formed The Foundry Group Inc. - a company specializing in art and architectural fabrication. And in 2012, in partnership with his brother Matthew, he formed HES Properties - a real estate development company focusing on development of mixed-use properties on Buffalo's West Side. All of these endevours are conduits for great ideas in his community to come to fruition. 

Cover image: Fabricated by Chris Siano and The Foundry Group, Inc., 2015 for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Jene Highstein's Black Mound (Turtle).

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.

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Creative clusters

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

"Creative clusters" - a phrase that has become a very frequently used in recent years. But not everyone knows its true value.

Timur Galeev spoke about the importance of the concept of the creative cluster for city and shared his ideas about the implementation space in the city.

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All Sorts of Nuances in Colombian Spanish

@ VOL 12 ON APR 16, 2015

Spanish language offers an unexpected variety of words with different meanings, even inside the same country. Diana Marcela Cuartas has been learning, classifying and compiling what could be called an evolving dictionary of local expressions, resulting in a colorful portrait of Colombian people's identity, wit and creativity.

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TomTod Ideas

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now."

In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. A Malone University alum, Harris has more than a decade of experience as an advocate for early adolescents and has served on a variety of boards and causes in his community. His work includes chairing committees for United Way and Leadership Stark County, serving as a mentor for both Canton City and Plain Local school districts, as a Service Learning Trip leader for Malone University. JDH received his Masters in 2012 from George Fox University and has been regularly honored for his work with students and in the community, including receiving the Layperson of the Year Award from the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (2014), Malone University’s Young Alumnus of the Year (2012) and as a Twenty under 40! recipient (2015).

Joel will be speaking to the underestimated abilities of middle schoolers. The best ideas often come from the places least expected. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready for some stories of middle school brilliance and the chance to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday September, 12th, 2016.