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Woodlawn Cemetary: Motown's Final Resting Place

BY JOHN MILROY
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

John Milroy is from the Detroit area and Motown is one of his favorite subjects. In this talk he tours the Motor City's rich history via Woodlawn Cemetary - the final resting place of many famous music legends who resided nearby.

"If the grey stones of these fences could talk, or more accurately, sing, they would tell the story of Detroit through the rise and fall of the civil rights movement, through the halcyon days of Motown."

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Sculptors Anna Hyatt, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

BY JACKIE KENYON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Jackie Kenyon is a dilettante sommelier and barista who works at the Krasl Art Center and resides in southwest Michigan. She is a lover of clean graphic design, classic literature and eclectic souls. She dreams of becoming a mermaid.

Jackie Kenyon talks about her thesis topic in Sculptors Anna Hyatt Huntington, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

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Crinoids & Meditation

BY ALAN PALMER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."

In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life. 



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Black Grief: The Silent Killer

BY RONNIKA WILLIAMS
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Ronnika Williams is a graduate of Benton Harbor High, Western Michigan University, North Carolina Central University, and the Center for Documentary Studies program at Duke University. Ronnika is a children’s book author, nail polish enthusiast, and she will talk about what inspired her multimedia documentary project about grief in the black community.

 

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Assembling the Past

BY TOM FREIER
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Tom Freier's work could be described as 'Antique Assembled Sculptures'. Tom is known for his ability to upcycle discarded treasures. This ability to turn trash into (sometimes functional) treasures has gained him popularity in the art world. Tom has always had a passion for the “old school” way of doing things. He has spent most of this adult life in film photography, woodworking, and any medium that requires use of antique tools and machinery.

 

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More than meets the Eye

BY LAURA GUMPPER
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

In the summer of 2013 Laura Gumpper had a once-in-a-lifetime experience living in Turkey for 2 months through the study abroad program at MSU. Since most people have a negative perception of the country as a result of what has been portrayed in the media, this speech will be a chance for all attendees to see the beauty of a country that is rich in culture and world history. 

Laura is currently an employee of Whirlpool Corporation and a proud member of the local Toastmaster International club. This event is her biggest step in her journey toward improving her public speaking, so she is very excited to be a part of Volume 11 of PechaKucha Night.

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Car Crash: A Photo Book

BY MATT WERNER
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Matt Werner escaped corporate America and taught college management for 8 years before returning to his family farm in Indiana. His passion is great story telling--reading, writing, listening. He has published 3 works of nonfiction and 1 photo book of old car crash scenes. When he's not farming, obsessing over old photo negatives, or imbibing local beer, he's plotting his next adventure.

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Running On Empty

BY SUSAN JOHNSTON
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 28, 2018

The gas station of today is notably different than the filling station of 100 years ago. Through the 20th century, the American gas station has evolved to meet the needs of the consumer and the changing marketplace. In this century there has been a steady decline in the number of gas stations. 80,000 gas stations have shut down.

What does the future hold? Cars and personal transportation are undergoing dramatic change. What will the fueling station look like in 25 years? Or will gas stations go the way of the soda fountain?

In her talk, Susan Johnston will highlight the history of the gas station from its humble origins in 1920 and rapidly move forward to predictions of the fueling station of the future.

 

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Pursuing the Ampersand

BY MICHAEL HILL
@ VOL 15 ON DEC 06, 2018

Michael Hill is an interdisciplinary social scientist with strong interests in the visual arts. After many years of teaching, research and publication, he received the Distinguished Scholarly Career Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on the History of Sociology. He is currently a docent in theKrasl Art Center, a part-time artist, and the Associate Director of the Jane Addams Research Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

"I was intrigued early on by the squiggly little symbol my father made in his handwritten manuscripts to indicate the English conjunction “and.” And, I learned later, it is called an “ampersand.” Most recently, an online typography course rekindled my interest in the origin, uses, and peculiarities of the ampersand as a visual & linguistic device. Did you know, for example, that it was once called the 27th letter of the alphabet? My pursuit of the ampersand has taken me, serendipitously, to bookstores, libraries, archives, art museums, art classes, billboards, and grocery stores. We live in a universe filled with letters and symbols; this is my attempt to better understand one of them." - michael r hill
 
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The Fascinating House of David: Whiskers in Paradise

BY CHRIS SERIANO
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Chris Siriano is a historian who will shed light on the fascinating story of the religious colony founded in Benton Harbor in 1903. The House of David entertained the nation for over three-quarters of a century, and made a rural southwestern Michigan county into an economic powerhouse while waiting for the world to end. Their members weren’t allowed to have sex, eat meat, drink alcohol, or own personal property. To this day, people talk about how fun they were.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “History”

PAST VOL 2

Springfield, MO @ LemonDrop
Apr 01, 2011

PAST VOL 12

Denver @ History Colorado Center
May 10, 2012

PAST VOL 40

Seattle @ Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
Nov 29, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Biloxi @ Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Oct 10, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Department of History 1101 Mesa Vista Hall
Mar 05, 2014

PAST VOL 25

San Diego @ La Jolla Historical Society
Aug 25, 2016

PAST VOL 25

Sheffield @ Local Authority (upstairs at Corporation)
Oct 19, 2017

PAST VOL 11

Montevideo @ Auditorio Nacional del Sodre
Oct 05, 2015

PAST VOL 3

Ensenada @ Archivo Historico De Ensenada
Jul 11, 2019

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A Grave Story

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 04, 2015

In this presentation  'A Grave Story', Bob Clayton will tell us how a chance encounter at Goold Island led to rediscovery of a little history.

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

BY MARY ALICE MILLER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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Keiki Club

BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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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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Mnemosyne & Sleep Temples of Ancient Greece

BY SARAH JANES
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Writer and host of The Explorers Club - a small lecture salon in St. Leonards on Sea, Sarah Janes talks about her interests in dreaming, the occult and spiritual sciences. An intelligent and humorous look at Mnemosyne - the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and her influence.

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A Centenarian Remembers

BY GRAHAM BATHGATE
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections.  Thelma has passed on.  This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories.  E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra! 

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Hysterically Historical

Bud Roegee's favorite sport is baseball, and in "Hysterically Historical," that's the context in which he walks us through the history of the city of Grand Rapids. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.

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The Vibrator

For our last "Presentation of the Day" of the week, it's time to expand your knowledge of the vibrator, and after watching Johanna Agerman's presentation on the topic -- in which she takes us on a historical tour of the device -- you'll know much more than you ever thought was possible.

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A History of British Accents

How do you pronounce the letter "H"? Do you say "HAY-tch", or "AI-tch"? In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16), Mark Staplehurst goes into detail on the history and variety of British accents. The way one speaks in England often says a lot about the way they are perceived -- the class from which they hail, their level of intellect, and their upbringing. As many say George Orwell said (thought it was Wyndham Lewis who said it first): "All Englishmen are branded on the tongue from birth." 

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Restoring Liberia's History

During and after the Liberian Civil War, countless photos were burned and with them bits of history were lost. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Restoring Liberia's History" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home of Liberia. Along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. Their project (Liberia '77) collected photographs of Liberia from expats and those who maintained photographic remants of the region, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition. 

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A Brief History of Distilling in New York

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. In "A Brief History of Distilling in New York" from PKN Garrison Vol. 4, he goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

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21st Century History Painter

"...taking these historical events that were really happening in our time and treating them in the way they were done in 19th-century romantic paintings"From 21st Century History Painter at Powered by PechaKucha Event: United States Artists 2014 Artists Assembly, Sandow Birk presents selections of a prolific body of wide-ranging works, including paintings and woodblock prints. Influenced by nineteenth century European romantic painting, he juxtaposes layers of provocative modern day events, such as the LA Riots, Wars in the Middle East, or the Stonewall Riots upon the overly dramatic forms found in art two centuries ago. His latest project is a creation of an illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

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Digging for History

"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...

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A Short History of Print Media

“Before that in 1620 they started publishing newspapers. It didn't take long before it caught on in the provinces. The provinces loved newspapers because everyone likes to gossip and see what was going on.” In A short History of Print Media from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd Volume, Presenter Paul Gibson takes us on a whistlestop tour of the world of print media. From the first newspapers, funny headlines, to some seriously provocative print ads, though a lot has changed, it's clear some things have remained consistent.

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Fabricating History

"I make art about ineffectual dreamers who try really hard to succeed at something but always fail miserably." In Fabricating History from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist and founder of the Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative, Caitlin Cass, focuses on the need for diverse sources in creative research, especially when you invent them yourself. She reflects on the subjectivity of history and explains how she co-opts historical authority to create comics and counterfeit historical exhibits. Walking us through her artistic process from the stage of “tadpole” to “strawberry dart frog,” Cass presents highlights of her recent comic book an counterfeit historical exhibits, such as “Folktales of American History” and “The Museum of Failure.” 

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PechaKucha Night Santander Vol 6

Indulged by the sunny weather of Santander and cold beer. PechaKucha Night Santander Vol. 6 was more relaxing and enjoyable. 5 Rockstars gave inspiring talks about their passion, experience, stories with Games. Interactive session after the talks made it more memorable. Great thank you to the Rockstars for participation and for such amazing talks. Big thank you to IFCA for the collaboration, and Il Boccone to hosted us. Thank you so much to all of you who joined us at the event.More pictures are coming soon. See you at PechaKucha Night Santander Vol.7!