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Los Angeles @ LA Convention Center
May 25, 2010


Sep 16, 2010


Poitiers @ Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Oct 16, 2012


Seattle @ Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Jan 15, 2015


Davenport @ Figge Art Museum
Nov 19, 2015


Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 10, 2017


Seattle @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 18, 2019

PAST Telling American Urban Stories: Immigration to Boston, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ Concord Academy Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2019

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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. He takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 4, 2014. 

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Straw Bale Houses

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Manuel Zetlin, Principal Architect at Manuel Zeitlin Architects, aims to build sustainable houses by using natural materials and no chemicals. In one project, his team had to construct an additon for a 1945 brick home using straw bales, which came with its own unique challenges. 


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American-Style Architecture

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Mark Campbell talks about the history of American-stlye architecture and its origins with a famous architect named Frank Lloyd Wright. Mark talks about how Wright's prairie style houses, that emphaises horizontally shaped houses, an open-planned interior, and copiuos glass windows, have had an empact on architects of the time and on the style of houses created today. 

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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The American Chestnut Tree

@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree

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Exploring Empty Houses

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.

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Preview of National Museum of African American Music

@ VOL 26 ON OCT 18, 2017

Beecher Hicks, III - A look at the future of the National Museum of African American Music in downtown Nashville

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Celebrating Heritage with the African American Heritage Society

@ VOL 11 ON JAN 06, 2018

Angie West-Robinson shares about her journey of celebrating heritage with the African American Heritage Society.

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Building More than Houses

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Madeline Zwicke and Carl Orozco talk about their experiences working with Habitat for Humanity in Bryan/College Station, Texas. 

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American Inferno

@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Somewhere between Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads and Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, American Inferno is Dante reset to the American Midwest and Texas in a musical exploration of a returning veteran’s reckoning with appetites, hubris, and guilt - both musician Colin Cutler's own and his nation’s.

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Housing the Dead

For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

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The Hijacked American Dream

"No one ever laid on their deathbed and wished they had acquired more stuff." In The Hijacked American Dream, Joel Larsgaard (at PechaKucha Atlanta, Vol. 20) speaks on what Americans currently define as "The American Dream." What was once defined by James T. Adams as a dream of a "land that would be better, richer, and fuller for everyone" has become twisted, and nigh unrecognizable today. He delves into the culture of consumerism that he compares to drug use, "a brief high, followed by a crash."  

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Love an Old House

"Nothing is more painful to me than the sight of an abandoned old house..." David Dominé believes that old houses are like old people - if you listen to them, they'll have a story to tell. David moved to Louisville in 1993, where he was immediately taken by the abundance of vibrant, classical architecture. He began writing books about old houses in the neighborhood, bringing to the forefront their colorful and interesting pasts, and in "Love an Old House" from PKN Louisville Vol. 11, you'll hear a few of those stories. 

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American Craft

Before the Prohibition, the craft of bar-tending took over 3 years to perfect.  Mixologist Jeret Peña would rather classify himself himself as a bartender, because it doesn't sound as pretentious. In "American Craft" from PKN San Antonio Vol. 11 Jeret discusses a craft that has been around for over 200 years, and has had a resurgence since the prohibition laws let up. Much like a chef creating a fine dish, his ability to reproduce the perfect cocktail is a skill that has taken him years to perfect. 

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Welcome to Europe as an American

"What do you call someone with two languages? Bilingual. One language? American."  Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In "Welcome to Europe as an American" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 22 he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny and unexpected surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe. 

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No Place Like Houses

We see challenges as opportunities. We took a height limit and leveraged it to emphasise the horizontal view of the ocean. Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. In "No Place Like Houses" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

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Shop Houses

Do we really want to live in cities full of skyrises? Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In "Shop Houses" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6, he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the solutions shop houses can provide.

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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

The delightfully kitsch Kuwait homes here are here to stay, and here's why: Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. In "Eclectic Houses: Embracing the Kuwaiti Style" from PKN Kuwait City Vol. 9 he takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

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The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass

"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass." Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. In The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass from New Orleans Vol. 7, Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.

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Introduction of Doug Robinson

Hi Pecha Kucha World, it's less than one week to go! Today's speaker is architect and tiny house builder Doug Robinson Doug Robinson graduated in 2001 as BArch at Montana State University. And subsequently worked for VBSA in Boseman, Montana for 3 years, then he has been working with Salmond Architecture in Wanaka for 8 years. Doug has been designing houses from bespoke houses to both modular and prefab houses that are part of the design concept for my tiny house. From growing up in Montana, he has played and worked in Wanaka for the last 10 years. See teaser below: PKN Wanaka crew