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On Retail Shop Design

BY CHENG FENGQI
@ VOL 11 ON JUL 29, 2012

Cheng Fengqi is a visual designer, and in his presentation he shows how to arrange retail shops in order to provide a joyful shopping environment for the customer. (in Chinese)

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Rules Based Design

BY JASON GUO
IN SHENZHEN

Jason Guo is an architect, and in his presentation he hopes to show how parametric modelling can result in unpredictable imagery. It's a topic he calls "Rules Based Design." (in Chinese)

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Happy Design

BY SHAMPOO CHANGFU SHIH
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Creative Executive Shampoo Changfu Shih believes that design should be happy, environmentally friendly, and colorful. It should also able to create true value out of innovation and make sustainable development possible. (in Chinese)

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戴美儿:没有眼镜就不会思考 I can't think without my glasses

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SHENZHEN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 06, 2014

戴美儿:没有眼镜就不会思考
“没了眼镜就不会思考”,戴美儿的眼镜宣言语出惊人,她是香港时尚眼镜品牌“Genic Eyewear”的创始人,在她的设计理念当中, 时尚、摄影、建筑、音乐或美容都可以作为设计灵感来源。但归根结底,她认为适合的才是最好的。因此,她致力于为塌鼻子亚洲人设计最适合佩戴的个性化眼镜,这个鼻梁上的小小物件,如果选对了可以与佩戴者融为一体,甚至让人觉得离开了它就“不会思考”。

除了分享这独具一格的设计理念,戴美儿还通过图片分享了“Genic Eyewear”品牌推出的多款产品。这些眼镜为切合亚洲人较扁鼻梁,鼻托做得较高,另备有复古形状、浮夸颜色或纹理,令眼镜不止于必需品,而是代表个性的时尚配饰。 戴美儿说,既然要做个性化设计,就要将个性化进行到底。因此她开设了“造一副属于自己的眼镜”工作坊,让参加者只需利用简单工具,花上数小时便能亲手造出独一无二、属于自己的眼镜。


1 Emily Dai: I can’t think without my  glasses
“I can’t think without my  glasses” says Emily Dai, the founder of Hong Kong fashion brand Genic Eyewear. According to her conception of design, fashion, photography, architecture, music and beauty are all inspirational. But she is also concerned with the practical elements of design. For this reason, Dai has dedicate herself to designing the most suitable glasses, particularly for Asians with lower noses.

In addition to sharing her unique design concepts, Emily Dai also shared photos of Genic Eyewear’s different product styles, incorporating retro shapes, flamboyant colours and textures. Dai says: “Good design must be personalised.” Her workshop’s stated aim is “to build glasses that belong to the owner.” Customers need only spend a couple of hours and curtesy of Genic Eyewear, they will have their own unique pair of glasses.

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郑雷:设计好的商业模式

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SHENZHEN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 06, 2014

如果你认为设计师的创造力只局限在产品领域,那你就OUT了!“设计好的商业模式”是郑雷的设计团队的亮点之一。电子产品渗透在现代人生活的方方面面,电脑、移动硬盘、充电宝……苦于被各类电子产品所奴役的人们,不妨关注一下郑雷团队所设计的产品。

他通过20张图片分享了为生活做减法的设计理念。其中包括一款可以与所有笔记本电脑兼容的电源,轻薄便于携带,小身材大用途,用过的人都说好。郑雷说,他们除了要做最棒的设计和产品之外,还竭尽全力设计出好的商业模式,力求一条“无短板”的设计链条。因此,执行力显得至关重要。高效高质完成从设计到生产销售的每一个环节,用自身强大的气场吸引业界关注。这种专注的精气神儿,能不点个赞吗?

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李成:迷人的不确定性

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SHENZHEN
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 24, 2014

在李成看来,“不确定性”是设计的魂儿,也是设计的根。社会发展日新月异,现代人如果捧着一个原始人专属的青铜器来喝水,一定会被另眼相看,我们回不到过去的生活,也无法延续往昔的生活状态,人类的生活需求在岁月更迭中渐渐演变,如何抓住这种变化,看透生活的“不确定性”,李成认为这是设计师应该思考的一大课题。

“随着社会发展,产品超出了我们过去的预期。”李成通过他设计的产品图片,比如手指咖啡杯,两面拖鞋来展现他赋予产品的新使命。不断超越客户的预期,不妄图去界定一个客户是他所坚持的设计理念。

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魏明:为什么设计?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SHENZHEN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 06, 2014

设计师魏明与大家分享的第一张图上有个大大的“WHY”。为什么要做设计,希望通过设计达到什么目的,处女座的他,把严谨思维和完美主义融入设计当中。

以“为纯粹而设计”和“为商业而设计”为例。他做的一款电子产品,通过透明的外壳将产品内部的元器件都展现在消费者的眼中,毫无遮掩,纯粹成一种境界。商业,不应该成为设计师避而不谈的词儿。“做什么设计都是为了消费者可以买单”,这个观点直截了当。他为大家展示了一款在网站上销售的手表,“原材料的成本不高,但是通过设计提升了产品的价值,带给了使用者独特的体验”,这番话诚恳而实在。

“通过设计触摸未来”是一个较为新颖的观点。魏明认为设计未来是他的一大使命,而科技代表未来,因此在他的设计中可以看到科技的踪影。“现代人离不开通讯工具,从最初的BB机演变成今天的触屏手机,未来是否存在3D的手机?” 这款基于“未来”和“科技”理念设计的手机为他赢得了红点设计奖。

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朱力行:APP!APP!APP!

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SHENZHEN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 06, 2014

朱力行设计的这几款APP, 用“炫酷”来形容最恰当不过了。不过,光有华丽丽的前卫外表是不够的,这些APP的丰富内涵让人不得不惊叹于设计师的无边创意。

设计师致力于打造独特的用户体验——通过手指触点手机屏幕,即便五音不全,也可以创作自己专属的音乐,并将自创音乐设为铃声或上传至网络分享。在他分享的另一款软件中,用户“咔擦”自拍出来的照片,通过导入APP之中成为创作的工具,用手指拉伸扭曲照片,音乐就从变幻莫测的脸部表情中流淌而出,你想不想试一试?

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工业设计 Industrial Design

BY 张译元 TERRY ZHANG
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 18, 2014

她通过展示了与游戏悍将、施华洛世奇、阿狸跨界合作的一款嵌 10万 钻的机箱,始于玩家,从硬件的布局和外观的定义都颠覆了传统的怪兽电脑等,来阐述工业设计师在一系列产品设计中所经历的点滴:如跨界的合作、对产品的调 研、生产过程中的跟单、产品呈现后的宣传、后续的跟进以及通过自然、建筑等领域汲取更多的创作风格等,表达了她对产品的极致追求,和打造专业领域的设计影 响力的决心。

Zhang Yiyuan elaborated the industrial designers "experiences in a series of products" design by demonstrating a chassis embedded 100,000 drills between the cross-border cooperation of Game Demon, Swarovski and Ali, which began from the player and subverted the typical monster computer from the layout of hardware and definition of appearance. The experiences included cross-border cooperation, investigation and survey of products, order supervising at the production process, product propaganda after the product was presented, subsequent follow-up and obtaining more creative styles in nature, architecture and other areas, which expressed her ultimate pursuit of product as well as her determination to build design influence in the professional field.

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Liu Hsiang Yi (Red Bean) Live More, Fear Less

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SHENZHEN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 21, 2018

这其中最让我动容的,除了关于设计、关于建筑、关于工作的经历,还有那些将细小乐趣变成工作的执着,那些与家人难舍难分的情感与回忆。

Apart from the design, the architecture, the experience of work, the most touching thing is the feeling and memories between her and her family.

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SITEWIDE Search Results: “Design”

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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Design Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Design Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcome guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW venue where it is held, with upwards of 700 to 1000 in attendance.

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"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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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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Autodesk Channel

Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk's partnership with PechaKucha includes a presence at design weeks and festivals around the world through special PechaKucha Night events

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Editora de Diseño in Valparaiso
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Architects & Artists in Rotterdam
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Architects and Designers in Voiron
Doub.co Design Office
Multidisciplinary Design Office in Izmir
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Titoma Design
Engineering service in New Taipei
Nohlab Design & Direction
art and design studio in Istanbul
Kensington Design
Interior Designer in London

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Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
Dec 20, 2011

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013

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London @ Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2
Sep 18, 2014

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Istanbul @ TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)
Feb 26, 2015

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Makassar @ Sushi Bizkid
Feb 27, 2015

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Seattle @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Apr 16, 2015

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Tainan @ 321 Artist Village
May 29, 2015

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Kalmar @ Pukeberg
Sep 02, 2015

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Istanbul @ TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)
Nov 17, 2016

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Stockholm @ M/S Mariella, Stockholm-Helsinki
Sep 06, 2016

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Create and Collaborate

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.

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Redesign a School

BY PASCALE SABLAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.

 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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Fetishizing Fashion Brands

BY KEVIN JAEDON
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig! 

Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015. 

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

BY ALEXANDRA FINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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Hats Hats Hats

BY HEIDI LEE
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

"I'm into the idea of being a Manhattan Mad Hatter."

In Hats Hats Hats from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, Heidi Lee takes us through her vibrant and creative 3D printed hat collection.

A RISD graduate and recipient of the 2012 MET Museum Costume Institute Accessory Design Award, HEIDI LEE is a NYC-based artist and designer whose hats have featured in VOGUE, V, W, Visionaire, Dazed & Confused, MTV, SHOWstudio, NYT, New York Magazine, The Creators Project, etc. Exhibitions include MOSI Museum’s “3D Printing the Future” and MAD Museum’s “MAD Biennial: 100 Makers that manifest the cultural capital of NYC." Her clientele include Anne Hathaway, Madonna, G-Dragon, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill.

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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.

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Designing Bicycle Share Programming

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. Listen to her PechaKucha presentation about how bicycle share programs are being designed in Portland and New Orleans.

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The Seneca-Salamanca Leasehold Study

BY BRADSHAW HOVEY, PH.D.
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"They wanted to infuse architecture with research and they proposed to build a pedagogical process around project work."

In The Seneca-Salamanca Leasehold Study from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Research Associate Professor 
at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Bradshaw Hovey, Ph.D., recounts how one of the great student research projects from the school's 50-year history was devised by the school's founding leadership. One of the very first projects to engage UB students was a paid commission for the Seneca Nation of Indians to advise them on negotiations for a new lease between the nation and the residents of the City of Salamanca, NY whose homes sat on Seneca land. That such a project would be undertaken by architecture students was a signal about how expansively the founders of the school conceived of its professional domain.

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Buffalo Niagara by Design

BY ROBERT G. SHIBLEY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"What was I thinking when I came to Buffalo? ... I was coming to join a social movement in our city and region, and I dove in head first."

In Buffalo Niagara Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Dean and Professor of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, recounts his recruitment to Buffalo as Department Chair, 35 years ago. Upon the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the department, Shibley discusses his work with architecture and planning students, faculty and community members on various urban planning projects in the region. Across an arc of a quarter century, the UB Urban Design Project and the UB Regional Institute have been key players in the evolution of a broad regional planning framework.

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PechaKuchaNight Kyiv - Design in your city

On 26 February in Kiev will host one of the biggest events in the PechaKucha format! 12+ stories from creative people who are close to the «Design in your city» theme. Among the storytellers there are architects and designers of all kinds: object designers, interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, experts in the field of dynamic architecture, and also illustrators, journalists, copywritiers, musicians and other creative people. We're going to hear and see stories about design, about communication, about the harmonization of the environment, about green roofs, the revolutionary parametric design tools, the human language in the urban environment, about the principles of formation in everything, about the redesign of the city through crowdsourcing, about design-education and "samizdat" (self-published books). http://pechakucha-kyiv.com/pkn-design-in-your-city/ Poster by Olga Protasova

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PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City + Design Week

  Salt Lake Design Week kicked off this week! From Oct. 12-18 there are incredible events every day. PechaKucha Night will take place this Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm. Presenters start around 8pm. Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue for drinks, light food, and an extra serving of inspiration from our amazing presenters. Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3formDerek Kitchen - multi-discipline human Buy Now Aaron Nelson is a designer, musician, soccer fan, and family guy. At Atmosphere Studios he helps design branded interiors and exhibits for a swarm of international clients. Atmosphere Studios specializes in developing environments for events, trade shows, retail interiors and corporate spaces. Their clients include: Adidas, Patagonia, Prana, and the BBC. Tyson Call is a writer, photographer, and motorcycle riding jack of many trades. If you didn't see him in a dapper suit riding in the Distinguished Gentleman's ride, you might have seen him behind the lens of his vintage Leica camera. Tyson is a nationally published writer and photographer with work in Iron & Air and a local contributor to SLUG magazine among others.  

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This Friday Night!

This Friday! A Design Week PechaKucha Night you won't want to miss! View this email in your browser PechaKucha Night is tomorrow! First, if you've already bought tickets, thank you! We're excited to see you tomorrow. Second, if you haven't bought tickets, today is your last full day of cheaper tickets. Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm doors open.Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue next door for light food from Beehive Cheese, Laziz, and 3 Cups, and drinks from 5 Wives, Squatters, and Wasatch. Presenters start around 8pm. You don't want to miss this incredible line-up! Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3form Buy Now Pierre Langue is an Architect and principal of Axis Architects. After studying and working in France, Pierre moved to the US to work and later establish Axis Architects in 2005. He has designed prominent, unique, and award winning projects throughout Utah. D.J. Baxter is the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City. The RDA is currently leading the efforts to develop a 2,500 seat theater for touring Broadway shows, constructing two modern streecar lines, and facilitate transit-oriented developments, among a number of other projects.   Copyright © 2015 PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City, All rights reserved. 

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Penticton Vol. 2

Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success!  We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people.  Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice.  Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People.  Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects.  Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces.   To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe.  As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides!  It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books!   Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night!  That is how inspiring these nights are!   Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here.  If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up!  In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.

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Penticton Vol. 2

Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success!  We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people.  Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice.  Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People.  Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects.  Mimi Moylan spoke of her extensive art work that includes a strong yoga practice and important community engagemnt.  Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces.   To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe.  As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides!  It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books!   Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night!  That is how inspiring these nights are!   Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here.  If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up!  In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.

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PechaKucha Night - SLC March 18th!

PechaKucha Night SLC and Women in Architecture are bringing together a great presenter line-up. Come experience it March 18th! View this email in your browser It's time to get your tickets! For the 3rd straight year, the Women in Architecture group has persuaded fantastic presenters to take the stage and share with us their best 20x20 PechaKucha presentations. Get a load of this group!Amanda Bordeloin - civil engineerAngela Dean - architectWomen of Design Build BluffVirginia Pearce - Utah film commissionerLauren Barros - family rights attorneyCurtis Miller - mathematician/student/wage gap researcherJen Plumb - emergency room physicianMaria Vyas - transportation plannerSofia Gorder - dancer/educator/creatorPat Bagley - editorial cartoonistEsther Gubbay - architecture studentLuisa Whittaker-Brooks - chemistWhere: The State Room (638 South State Street)When: Friday, March 18th Doors open @ 7pm Presenters start @ 8pm-10:30pmTickets $15 advance - $20 at the door

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PKN 2 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted.   Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay.    Photo by Nao Ito.  Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.     

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PKN 3 in Vientiane!

Well, we smashed our attendance record at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3 with over 160 people (and one very cute pooch!) joining us at O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant last night! Thanks for the wicked turn-out Vientiane! The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: Fanglao Dance Company director and dancer Ounla Pha Oudom (Kaka), artist Jihyun Lim, writer and co-creator of Ban Apinihan Mair Hyman, third-culture kid and PK organiser Nami Ishihara, filmmaker and ballet dancer Mattie Do, participant-observer Ruth Foster, Bill Pennington from the development sector, anthropological archaeologist and Lucha Libre enthusiast Flavio Silva, co-founder of Lanith: Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and local rockstar Maeve O’Brien, and CSArchitectes' Somphonsack 'Toun' Phayouphorn, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned childhood memories, art and architchture portfolios, the history behind Lucha Libre, elephant foot yam farming in Burma, ballet vs horror films, and a personal tour of the statues of Vientiane.  Special thank yous to O'Grady's for letting us take over their bar for the night, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and our Vol. 3 poster designer Nilada Ratanavong of Maison Matilda Café & Living. Here's some snaps from last night, taken by PKNV co-organiser Kate Antonas. More photos on our Facebook.  Vol. 3 speakers Back L-R: Flavio Silva, co-organiser Sabine Scharfe, Bill Pennington, Maeve O'Brien. Front: Ji Hyun Lim, Nami Ishihara, Mattie Do, Ruth Foster, Mair Hyman. Missing: Ounla Pha Oudom and Somphonsack 'Toun' Phayouphorn 

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PKN 4 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support!  The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane.  Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.