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"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

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PAST VOL 3

Albany, GA @ Artpark on Pine
Sep 20, 2013

PAST VOL 55

Providence @ Comedy Connection - Rhode Island
Oct 30, 2013

PAST VOL 23

Denver @ Skyline Park
Jun 19, 2014

PAST VOL 77

Providence @ Roger Williams Park Casino
Aug 26, 2015

PAST VOL 12

El Paso @ EPCF Foundation Room
Feb 25, 2016

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Happy Days Lodge
Apr 08, 2016

PAST VOL 15

El Paso @ EPCF Foundation Room
Feb 17, 2017

PAST VOL 21

Cairns @ Tanks Arts Centre
Aug 16, 2017

PAST VOL 18

El Paso @ EPCF Foundation Room
Mar 29, 2018

PAST VOL 19

Townsville @ Dancenorth
Sep 20, 2018

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The Center for Education at Wolf Trap

BY ANDY CALDWELL
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Wolf Trap is the only national park for the performing arts. As a member of the design team for their new headquarters building, Andy Caldwell shares some great images of the final product and walks us through the thought behind the design.

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GEZI: The Park that Became a Democracy Movement

BY OZGUR BASAK ALKAN
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Being an urban designer, Ozgur Basak Alkan has a unique perspective of the events that led to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013. The park became representative of much more than what it seemed.  

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Looking for a National Park

BY HAWORTH HAYHOE
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space

BY JOANNA GILLESPIE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence."

In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.

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Park Ranger Neighbor

BY EMILY JACOBS
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Emily Jacobs honors the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service through her love of adventure and the great outdoors. Emily gets up close and personal with bears and more.

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Creating a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

BY ALICYN GITLIN
@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

What is a national monument and why do we need one surrounding Grand Canyon National Park? Alicyn Gitlin lays out the amazing values at risk surrounding Grand Canyon, and explains why they are in danger.  The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument is a popular idea, supported by tribes, elected officials, athletes, scientists, and conservation groups.  Please take a moment to learn why you should support it, too!

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Cove Park

BY CATRIN KEMP
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. The residencies provide time, space and freedom to make new work and experiment with new ways of working. Catrin Kemp, Assistant Director of Cove Park, talks about some of the spaces on the site and the different cultural programmes that occupy them. 

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Classic Worst Climbs

BY MIKE BESTWICK
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

We've all heard of "best of" lists: best albums, best cheeseburgers, best PechaKucha speakers, what have you. So what did Mike Bestwick do? He flipped the script. Trying to climb the highest peak in Glacier National Park in a single day would indeed be worthy of inclusion on a best-of list, if not for the cold, hard realities that accompany an adventure of this magnatude. No food? No daylight? No problem for Mike! (just don't ask him about prescription painkillers)

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The Overland Track: A Journey into Tasmania's Wilderness

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

The Overland Track is one of Australia's "must do" hiking experiences. It encompasses a 65km, 6-day trek through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. Michael Pope takes us with him, and his sketchbook, on their journey together.

Overland Track は オーストラリアで絶対に外してはならないハイキングです。タスマニアにあるクレードルマウンテン国立公園の65kmにわたる雄大なハイキングコースを6日間で制覇しました。

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PKN Washington DC Meets National Design Week

National Design Week in the US kicks off on Monday, and although there's plenty happening in New York, Washington DC is also joining in with Design Week DC (October 19-24). There will be special events held each night, including a special edition PechaKucha Night -- which doubles as PKN Washington DC Vol. 10 -- on Thursday (October 22). To attend, please RSVP by October 19.

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PKN Gothenburg Hits 20

PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg is about to celebrate its 20th edition -- certainly a number we love to commemorate here at PK central -- and there is plenty planned for the event, set to happen on June 6. From organizer Jesper Larsson: Our theme for the night is "Alternative National Day Celebrations" since it's held on our actual national day that no Swede really knows how to celebrate. The solution: PechaKucha of course! A chance for new and old Swedes to meet and present each other. Lots of things happening that day/night... on the afternoon we have a meeting between PechaKucha organizers from Gothenburg, Olso and Copenhagen in order to discuss a triangular exchange program! Then we have invited all the previous PechaKucha Night Gothenburg presenters (>200) as guest of honors for a drink... Then it's PKN presentation time with legendary "progg" rock / theatre group Nationalteatern, PK Mahanandia who fled from India to Sweden on a bike (!), and also the return of graffiti artist Carolina Falkholt who presented at the very first PKN in Gothenburg! Here's a bit more info on the night's festivities: Sunday 6th of June Pecha Kucha GBG Vol #20 + anniversary party! On June 6th we're arranging the 20:th edition of Pecha Kucha in Göteborg!! And since the number 20 is holy in this context, we're also arranging an anniversary party and reunion besides the presentations. So bring your dance shoes, an open mind and count on staying a bit longer than usual!! After all, it's our National Day and it needs to be celebrated somehow. Speakers: Note that the list may change * Nationalteatern – Legends * Niklas Madsen – Designer * Carolina Falkholt – Grafitta * Jesper Östlund – Biologist and photographer * Linda Spåman – Perverted croquis * PK Mahanandia – Indian life story * Ted Hesselbom – Röhsska Design Museum * Scott Blixen – Post Punk/Music Art Bonus acts & djs Note that the list may change * DJ Naomi Paradise – dj * Dan Henriksson – interior installation * Club Perverted Croquis - Visuals, live acts and a copy machine by Frida Sjöstam, Nicklas Hultman, Linda Spåman & Jeanette M Rodell * Carolina Falkholt Live: Electro + cello * Jens Thoms Ivarsson – promised to dance on the bar * Daniel Rehn – dance / party tent / dj Location: Park Lane Time: 19.30 until late Entrance: Free as always! Press release: Download here Poster: A3 / A4

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PKN Marseille-Provence + I Park Art

The next PechaKucha Night (Vol. 12) in Marseille is just around the corner -- it happens this Thursday, September 30 -- and it'll be held outdoors in back of the Opéra. It's also teaming up with I Park Art, so expect an afternoon and night of artistic delights. You can view the entire program for the event here.

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Getting Things Done Through ADD and Remaking the Brazilian National Anthem

Presentations Kerry Crawford has ADD, "real bad." She uses her presentation (from PKN Memphis Vol. 2) to not only explain what ADD really is and how it affects her, but also uses the disease to teach others how to get things done. We live in a world of remixes, and in his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Rafael Rosa offers up and sings his new version of the national anthem of Brazil. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are led by quite a few posters from PKN Hyderabad (Vol. 6-10, with a few examples below), as well as PKN Tijuana Vol. 1 (pictured above), PKN Cairns Vol. 5, and PKN Mendoza Vol. 6.  Calendar Tonight's (August 30) lineup includes the following events: PKN Sevilla Vol. 13, PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 21, PKN Christchurch Vol. 15, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8. For tomorrow night, you can look to PKN Kumamoto Vol. 4. 

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Reexamining an Abandoned Amusement Park, Teaching Kids How to Deal with Disabilities, and Guerilla Projecting in Providence

Presentations A presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15) by Anthony Spinello and Augustina Woodgate about a project in Berlin called Kulturpark, taking place in an abandoned amusement park. Here's more on the project from the official website:In the Treptower Park forest in East Berlin, along the Spreeriver, there is an abandoned amusement park. The park, originally called Kulturpark Planterwald, was built in 1969 by the GDR and was a rare site for Soviet amusement and attraction. After the fall of the wall, the park became the family-owned Spreepark and suffered challenges of access, attendance, and economy. In 2001, the park closed from capital collapse. Ever since, visitors have regularly traversed the fence to explore this jungle of broken thrill machines. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore the poetics and potential of these recent ruins, building upon the unique energy of Berlin’s urban, social, cultural, and political landscapes.Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 12) she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed. Posters We end the week with a Tumblr blog update that includes quite a few older posters: PKN Beirut Vol. 11 (pictured above), PKN Sevilla Vol. 9 and 11, PKN Jakarta Vol. 10, PKN New Orleans Vol. 4, PKN Chicago Vol. 18, PKN Louisville Vol. 1, PKN Dublin Vol. 1, PKN Christchurch Vol. 3, PKN The Hague Vol. 5, PKN Victoria Vol. 3-6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 1, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 28. Photos We spotted this photo (by Twitter user @parulia, who was attending her first PKN) taken at this past Wednesday's PKN Providence Vol. 41 -- we sure love the guerilla nature of the venue and projection wall.  Calendar There's just one event tonight (August 31), with Kumamoto hosting its Vol. 4. Then, you can look to Saturday for the following two events: PKN Hyderabad Vol. 10 and PKN Kathmandu Vol. 6. 

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Exciting National PKN in Detroit!

Hey, PKN Detroiters! PechaKucha Night Detroit is holding our first ever PechaKucha MORNING, in partnership with the national AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Conference!The conference will open its doors FREE to the public for its entire Saturday April 18th session, including PechaKucha and a panel discussion, both on topics relating to creative education and inspiring places for learning. Stories from around the country! Not to be missed!Schedule - All events held in the Atrium at Wayne County Community College, 1001 W Fort St., Detroit8:30 Welcome9:00 PechaKucha Presentations x 810:30 Panel Discussion12:30 Closing RemarksPechaKucha PresentersJohn Abela (MI)Gaylaird Christopher (CA) Edward Orlowski (MI)John Noble + Jeff Parker (OH)Laura Roberts (MI)Lennie Scott-Webber (MI) Travis Willson (MO)Michael Styczynski + Michael Hopkins (MI)PanelistsSteve Henderson, Detroit Free Press; moderatorDr. William Skilling - Superintendent, Oxford Community SchoolsDr, Karen Ridgeway - Superintendent, DPSDr. Curt Lewis - Principal, Henry Ford AcademyKristin McDonald - VP, Skillman FoundationTo register for the full conferencehttp://network.aia.org/committeeonarchitectureforeducation/home/detroit

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Nature of the Onega peninsula has amazing energy...

“Nature of the Onega peninsula has amazing energy. You want to stay alone with youself here…”The national park "Onega Pomorie" took part in the international event "Pecha-Kucha Nights". It was organised in Malina cafe, Severodvinsk. Angela Zabaldina, a staff of the national park, presented one of the most large-scale photoprojects with sperical panoramas of the Onega Peninsula. “Our virtual phototour is your private guide. It can tell a lot about these magic places”. More than 15 thousand shots were made for creation of spherical panoramas. For that photographer Ilya Barmin covered 240 km on foot. It took two weeks. You can make a virtual journey on the national park website http://onpomor.ru/view/virtualnoe-puteshestvie/". Now there are nearly 250 panoramas, all of them have text descriptions.“The virtual tour is a good beginning to know the Onega peninsula better. The next step is an actual trip”.Angela also spoke about day-to-day activities of the national park, touristic routes. She answered the questions about volunteering, possibilities to visit the national park, how many tourists it has every year.

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Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings

"A few springs ago, I looked out over San Francisco Bay and I saw the city rising in the distance, above the fog, and I thought - I am going to draw water!" In "Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, artist Mary Ciani presented “Flood”, her recent series – from drawings of living in harmony with first rivers to urgent ones warning of storm and final deluge. She looks, too, at visionary artists with images of the past, future, inventive assemblage, and spiritual connection. Even a prayer to the earth is included here. The drawings were collected into a book and art show. 

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City Focus: Kalispell

This weeks city focus is on Kalispell, Montana, the gorgeous valley with a secret key to Glacier National Park. Rich with Native American influence, Kalispell is directly translated in Salish to “flat land above the lake.” Kalispell is the home to beautiful wildlife, trails, and mountain ranges, all interwoven by strikingly blue lakes nestled between. The vast space of Kalispell is reflected among the open minds that are coming to speak at PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 5. Hope to see you there! 

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 19 IYOR

Be part of saving our coral reef ecosystems in this, the third International Year of the Reef 2018(IYOR 2018) - see you at our special PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 19 IYOR event!   When: Thursday September 20, 2018 - the bar opens @ 6pm and talks kick off @ 6:30pm Where: Dance North, cnr. Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville City Tickets: $5 at the Door Lucky door prize: Studio Kaz "Reef" art glass