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Random Things of Olé Scovill

BY OLÉ VIRAVONG SCOVILL
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Olé Viravong Scovill is an artist who was born and raised in Vientiane. Her presentation depicts her life as an artist, where work is art and art is work. Her vibrant and expressionist style evokes emotions and her use of organic forms and pattern showcase a distinct contemporary edge.

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Mapping Laos

BY MATTHIAS BETHKE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

Matthias Bethke talks about mapping Laos through the OpenStreetMap project. While living in the Galapagos islands, he discovered the OpenStreetMap project as a way to leave the boring parts to computers and actually do some exciting things with maps. Since then he has been officially addicted and is now trying to improve the map coverage of Laos.

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Laos, Coffee and The Little House

BY YOKO MATSUSHIMA
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding."

In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

BY SOMPHONSACK 'TOUN' PHAYOUPHORN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

"Toune" Phayouph is an architect trained in Switzerland who combines Lao and international traditions in architecture. Toun will present some of his architectural work in Laos, some already built, some not yet built, and some in the course of production. 

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Becoming Lao´s Clay Animator

BY SOULIYA PHOUMIVONG
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Souliya Phoumivong's presentation is about becoming the first Lao artist to make a stop motion animation, "The first animation that I made was a figure of myself with a buffalo – one boy and one buffalo. No studio. I used the city as the studio and placed them around the city". He is the director of Clay House Studio, dedicated to developing clay animation in Laos. 

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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Swimming Laos

BY SIMON VASLET
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Simon Vaslet’s touching presentation tells the story of a swimming program in Laos. He shares chocking numbers about drowning rate in the country and present the results of a very down to earth and efficient project where more than 500 children, in areas where it matters the most, learned to swim. And to keep us even more captivated, he managed to share beautiful pictures that transpire children’s pride as well as the essence and success of this swimming program.

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Lao National Television, and the Lao Media Industry

BY SOUPHAKSONE (LA) SILAPHET
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

With its presentation, La Silaphet gives us the chance to put on the shoes of an anchorman and invites us behind the scene of the Lao National television, giving us an overview of the programs and his rewarding and diversified work with the news. It is with clear examples that he shows us the role of the National television and the positive direct impacts sharing stories can have on peoples and communities.

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Journey of a Lao Entrepreneur

BY KEOVISOUK DALASANE
IN VIENTIANE

Keovisouk Dalasane’s presentation took us on his journey as a Lao entrepreneur. He told us of the changing economic climate in Laos and specifically in Vientiane the capital. He explained how he recognised the need for a unified jobs board and thus created 108.jobs, the most well known job site in Laos. Keo encouraged other Lao nationals to get into business and spoke about how he has been able to create jobs for Lao people and give back to the community.

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Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

BY JULIA MITCHELL
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.

 

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My Journey Sculpting with Light

BY MARK CHAI
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mark Chai's art is part of his spiritual journey. He creates three-dimensional pieces that are organic, abstract and conceptual. His inspiration comes from his love for the ocean, fascination with the structures of exotic flora and fauna, and a growing awareness of his genealogy.

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Dynamicube floor & table lamp

BY GIORGIO TRAVERSO
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 08, 2014

DYNAMICUBE (floor lamp)

Dynamicube floor lamp is a simple cube made of eight enlightening smaller cubes. Three simple hinged movements invert the lamp: its outer surfaces all become inner surfaces and vice versa.

Dynamicube may easily be produced in series, given that its main structure is composed by the assembly of interlocking pieces having the same shape.
The framework is made of aluminum (a plate of a few millimeters shaped with the thick laser cut technique) and is covered with special polycarbonate films.
A sorter box is used for the exterior, which is assembled without the use of any screws or bolts.
The project takes inspiration from the patent of Peter-Michael Pfeiffer in 1964 and following evolution made by Naoki Yoshimoto in 1971.

DYNAMICUBE II (table lamp)
Dynamicube II is an enlightened cube (15x15 cm) which may be decomposed and shaped in many positions.
The project takes inspiration from the geometry of the cube and its simple decomposition.
A complete revolution of its shape may be done with a few easy movements: the outer surfaces of the cube all become inner surfaces and vice versa.
The lamp creates a paradox: when the bright faces are turned towards the interior it creates a lantern effect that does not really exist. As a matter of fact there is no light bulb or light source at the center of
the object: it's the structure itself of the cube that creates the light seen from outside.
Dynamicube II is made of four square surfaces and four triangular ones. Four square faces of the cube are OLED panels (also an option is to add four further OLED triangular panels): the OLED are both on
the external and internal faces of the cube.
The structure is made with the technology of Wood-Skin®

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Lava Flows

BY SCOTT ROWLAND
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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Upcycling in China

BY DAVE BRAMSTON
IN LINCOLN, UK

Watch how rubbish transforms into beauty proving nothing goes to waste in the hands of industrial designer Dave Bramston. Follow him during one of his journeys in China hunting for his next creations. The straightforward array of befores and afters will get you motivated to give it a go yourself. Upcycling doesn't get better than this!

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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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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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Innocence & Incarceration: A Complicated Relationship

BY RICHARD LATTA
IN ATLANTA

Estimates tell us there are 3,200 +/- wrongfully convicted and innocent individuals serving time in Georgia and Alabama today. The Georgia Innocence Project works for the exoneration and release of these individuals but state law can hamper those efforts, sometimes inadverdantly. Listen as Richard Latta speaks about law here in the State of Georgia that is hampering the efforts of the Georgia Innocence Project. 

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Hacking the Office

BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.

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Accelerating your social impact

BY SINAN AKKURT
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

In the fall of 2017, Sebastian, Anina and Sinan, all students in Maastricht and all with a background of social engagement, came to a joint realisation: the city of Maastricht is full of beautiful student-driven initiatives that have a positive social impact on the city and its inhabitants. This led them to establish ImpactLab, a public accelerator for social impact, supporting those who do good to do better and stay well. 

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PKN Comes to Nigeria

PechaKucha Night will be making its debut in Lagos later this month (December 18), and here's a look at the press release for the event, which gives more details. PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 is the first PechaKucha in Lagos and Nigeria, where contemporary art in all spheres unite. Presenters for Vol. 1 are talented professionals and include: Architects: Papa Omotayo and James George Artists: Richardson Ovbiebo and Megumi Matsubara Fashion: Gozi Ochonogor and Biki John Film Producer: Zeb Ejiro Graphic Designer: Ibukun Oyetunji Landscape: Jite Brume Photographers: Tunde Kuboye and Abraham Oghobase Sound Artist: Emeka Ogboh …with special guest appearances. Hosting the night is Gozi Ochonogor, a fashion designer based in Japan. Her brand U.Mi-1 (You.Me.One) fuses Nigerian and Japanese culture. With PechaKucha, she brings a piece of Japan to Nigeria. She is joined by Tamilore Kuboye as co-host and Remi Solarin, who completes the team. PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 promises to be a fantastic night and will help bring the arts which have long been part of Lagos' fabric to a wider audience. It will be held from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, 18 December, 2009 at the Terrakulture Gallery, Lagos.

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A Peek at PKN Lagos Vol. 2

The second PechaKucha Night in Lagos takes place this Friday (September 10) at White Space, and organizer Gozi has sent in some image teasers for each of the participating presenters. A last-minute addition is Okhai Ojeikere, an 80 year old photographer Gozi is very excited to see join the event. Akintunde Akinyele Lemi Ghariokwu Olalekan Osibina Olumide Onadipe Tuoyo Jemerigbe Wura Samba Patrick Rhodes-Vivour

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PKN Lagos + Inspire Japan

Lagos will be participating in the Inspire Japan fundraiser with a PechaKucha Night set to happen April 19 at the TerraKulture Gallery, from 18:00. The poster was designed by Olusola Akinseye, who is also one of the presenters for the evening.

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PKN Lagos Breaks Barriers

The PKN series in Lagos gets some nice press from The Guardian Nigeria -- although the mention city count certainly needs to be updated! SHARING creative contents across cultures, a Japanese initiative, Pechakucha made its fifth edition in Lagos as it keeps collapsing the barriers between art and design. In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Lagos, the Ngozi Ochonogor-led Pechakucha Lagos, held at the former’s City Hall office offered a common space for appreciation of diverse genres of art and designs under one roof. Read the full article here.

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Lasse Farnung Laursen

Using touch surfaces for DJing? That's what Lasse Farnung Laursen will "touch" on in his presentation at Wednesday's PKN Tokyo Vol. 101.LasseさんのDJ機材についてのプレゼンテーションもお楽しみに!

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Lasse Farnung Laursen

At Wednesday's PechaKucha Night Vol. 105, Lasse Farnung Laursen returns to the PK stage, this time with a talk about how VJs and DJs should talk! Lasse explains: Based on research conducted at the University of Tokyo, I present my ideas and perspectives on how to improve the communication between DJs and VJs during a live performance. This is the second presentation in a series involving a new touch-based audio mixing interface that I am designing, with the goal of allowing for more creativity in a live setting. The talk concludes with a brief sneak peek of the second prototype of the touch-based interface. Watch Lasse's previous presentation. デザイナー、エンジニアそしてDJとしてご活躍されるLasse Farnung Laursenさんが、再度PechaKucha Night 東京に登場されます(PechaKucha Night 東京105、7月31日、水曜日にて)。

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Lava Flows

“Hawaiian eruptions sometimes produce these spectacular fountains…” Specialist in Geology and Geophysics Scott Rowland has a hot, incandescent love for lava. In “Lava Flows” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 22 he speaks about his research he’s done on both fresh flows and and older volcanos, and how lava has affected the residents of the Hawaiian islands.

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Laos, Coffee and The Little House

"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding." In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2, Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.

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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.

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Shaped by the Land

It is the year of themed Pecha Kucha nights - this night is one where we will be SHAPED BY THE LAND! We've got together some of Tairawhiti's sharpest environmental thinkers all in the same room as part of Te Tairawhiti Envirohui. Yep, Envirohui - talking about our environmentYou already know we never have any idea what is going to pop out on a Pecha Kucha night and this special nod to the land is no different. The people we have bought together in one spot all have thought provoking presentations that will centre on our precious resource - the land. Come along, bring a cushion and note the time is 7.00pm. Friday 3rd November 2017 at The Dome Room $5 door sales only