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Finding My Cultural Voice in Comics

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

By day Rudy Vasquez is the mild mannered Marketing and Communications Manager for El Paso’s Downtown Management District (DMD)…but by night Rudy pursues his amazing passion for comic animation artistry.

Rudy has worked for independent comic book publishers as a work-for-hire sequential artist for years, but has not published any creator owned work. Now, the artist is laying the foundation for a creator owned project that is an expression of his own voice. In this journey, he has discovered a culturally rich context that reflects life on the border more so, than life in a completely make believe world. 


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Third Culture Kids

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 21, 2013

With globalization comes a great increase in the number of what are termed "third-culture kids." Mari Sawai explains what a third culture kid is and tells us the stories of some of them. She tells us about their advantages, difficulties, and challenges.

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Urban City Development in China

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Thomas Hussey talks about China's current growth in urbanization. Although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 6, 2014. 

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Journey, Cultural Diversity and Dreams

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor for ten years. You may recognize her as a ramp agent from Bangor International Airport or as a fellow mother at your child's elementary school. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. Here she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2014. 

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Stories of Food and Culture

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Trent McBride shares some interesting facts regarding the food we eat and how it relates to the environment and culture, before introducing Tadaku, a service that puts in contact people of various cultures around a table of typical dishes.

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Miami Loves Loving Day


The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional in the United States. A couple named Richard and Mildred Loving won their right to marry.  Now Loving Day is embraced globally by a diverse range of individuals and organizations, especially popular among interracial, multicultural, international, and interfaith couples - as well as multiracial and multicultural people. 

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"Girls Don't Ask for Seconds" and Other Lessons from a Third Culture Childhood

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Nami Ishihara is often asked "Where are you from?“ and it is not easy for her to answer. In her presentation, she talks about her childhood experience as a Third Culture Kid, growing up between Japanese and American cultures. 

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Memoirs of a Jamaican-Chinese-Canadian Dragon Lady

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Chinese-Jamaican by birth, and Canadian by choice, Carol Williams-Wong has lived in Jamaica, Montreal, Hong Kong, is now living in Unionville, Ontario. This is her story of adapting, integrating, embracing and appreciating through active contribution and involvement in her community.

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1 + 1 = 3

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 26, 2018

Das Cameo Kollektiv ist ein Verein aus kreativen Köpfen mit einem Herz für eine bunte Gesellschaft. Gemeinsam werden Projekte, Kampagnen, Workshops und Publikationen umgesetzt, die Platz für mehr Vielfalt schaffen und den Dialog fördern. Das Cameo Magazin #3 zum Thema „Ankommen“, gab den vielfältigen Perspektiven und Geschichten von 70 Menschen einen Raum. Frydia und Jakob Hermens vom Cameo Kollektiv sprechen über Räume, Austausch und wie aus eins plus eins drei wird.

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Çok Kültürlü Projeler

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 16, 2018

Recep Tuna İzmir'in yeni sakinlerinden. Adresini İzmir'e taşımış olsa da sık sık ülke içinde ve dışında seyahat ediyor. Uluslararası kültür projelerinde edindiği deneyimi artık bağımsız olarak çok kültürlü projeler üretmek için kullanıyor.

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PKN Gothenburg Celebrates Vol. 20

Only a very few cities have made it to that magic volume number -- 20, of course -- and Gothenburg is the most recent one to hit the milestone. The city has just had its Vol. 21 -- attracting a crowd of 700+ no less -- but here's a look at the big "2-0" event, with comments by organizer Jesper Larsson. On June 6th (before the holidays) we arranged the 20th edition of PechaKucha in Göteborg! Since the number 20 is holy in this context, we also arranged an anniversary party and a previous presenter reunion besides the usual presentations. After all, it was the Swedish National Day and since people don't know how to celebrate it here, we thought we would introduce a new tradition: 20 x 20. Eccentric graffiti artist Grafitta both presented and later performed live dressed up like some beautiful creature out of Avatar. Karin Granstrand & Annika Wahlström presented the Folkdräkt 2.0-projekt, trying to reinvent the Swedish national costume. Indian PK Mahanandia presented his life story – the most heart-warming story ever told at PechaKucha Gothenburg. It was like Slumdog Millionaire but for real, and it ended with PK riding his bike all the way from India to Sweden in order to be with the love of his life. They are still married and living in Borås with their two children. Legendary progressive theatre and music group Nationalteatern warned the audience of their upcoming come back. Brittish Scott Blixen presented postpunk graphics. The chief of Sweden's only design museum, Röhsska, showed pictures of rotten fruit and spoke about the beauty of aging. Since it was the Swedish National Day, designer Dan Henriksson offered a new suggestion on how to celebrate the modern multicultural Sweden. Here is what he had to say about it: "As Swedes in general avoid waving or presenting our flag even on this day, fearing being seen as a nationalist or simply not caring, I wanted to provoke thoughts about how strong of a symbol a flag can be and what it actually means to belong to a nationality. The importance of this action is the context of our own national holiday, while creating all other countries flags but with the exact yellow and blue colours that Sweden flag has, and at the same time not presenting our own. I created hand-held fabric flags for the visitors to wave around, as well as strung up flags decorating the ceilings." The group Pervers Kroki (Perverted Croquis) presented the first issue of their fanzine and also put on a live show including arty videos, DJ Dienasty, live perverted croquis, and a copy-machine where you could xerox your genitalia. DJ Naomi Paradise playing when the people are starting to arrive. Our social media editor Frida Nelhans updating the world on what's happening on the Gothenburg PechaKucha stage in realtime via Twitter.

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Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.  Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.     


PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15

It's that time again!PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15 Venue: Signatures Cafe, Marion Multicultural Centre Address: 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046 Phone: (08) 8375 6855 Date: Wednesday, May 6th 2015 Time: 6:45pm - 9:00PM Cost: Gold Coin Donation Prizes, drinks and snacks available for purchase at Signatures Cafe. Organised by participants of the City of Marion's Community Leadership Program, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol. #15 is on the topic of sustainability as a living expression. Matthew Wright-Simon Ecocreative (MC) SPEAKERS Keitha Haycock Seed Freedom Food Festival Phil Donaldson CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede Ecocity Design  Fiona Cross Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton Abundant Health Josie McLean The Partnership Pty Ltd Please share with your friends to register for free tickets. More Information -> and stay in touch at, Share the event on Facebook and Twitter, get a group together and make hump-day on May 6th, just that bit more interesting! We hope you can make it! Cheers, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide

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Ambiguous Origins: The Life and Trials of a Very Mixed Kid

"Of course my face looks familiar! I'm a hybrid of potentially anyone you have ever met!" In Ambiguous Origins: The Life and Trials of a Very Mixed Kid from Markham Vol. 7, Rebecca Hallquist, an aspiring events marketer with a passion for the arts, shares with us all about her ambiguous origins and how we perceive, approach and talk about culture, background and heritage. She talks about the challenges of answering the often confounding question of "Where are you from" and proposes a better question that suits the multicultural mosaic that the world is quickly becoming.


Let the chit chat begin! Pecha Kucha nights, Birmingham edition

Rocio Carvajal Cortés writes about her experience talking at the 12th Birmingham Pecha Kucha!  Taking part on a multicultural, interdisciplinary and international conversation, meeting new people, new ideas and be surprised by the infinite resources of human creativity is what PechaKucha is all about. As long-time fan, host and speaker I was excited to see the open invitation to participate in the 12th edition of PK nights in Birmingham, UK. It had been a long time since I last experienced one and it was in another continent, another latitude and I was involved in projects around urbanism and regeneration. Here you can see a sample of the works I presented years ago for a PK in Oaxaca, Mexico. After a friendly and quick exchange of emails with Ben Waddington and Pete Ashton I was signed up to share my new projects on gastronomic heritage and colonial bread from Mexico.  The impeccable organisation was only compared with the rather sophisticated venue, the brand new and dare I say already emblematic Curzon Building of Birmingham City University was a glamorous canvas for a night full of thought-provoking projects and interesting people. It was a great experience and I’m ever so thankful to the PK-Brum team for having us all on the 12th edition.  I invite you to believe in the power of open and limitless imagination; make things happen and share. Rocio Watch her talk: The Language of Food: Bread Stamping in Colonial Mexico.   


First Pecha Kucha in Strakonice

First Strakonice Pecha Kucha Night has ended and we have to say it was wonderful evening full of interesting people from our region and the whole CR + one Czech-Geran director. Thanks to nearly 200 visitors, 11 presenters and 16 head team, it was such a pleasant time to spend. David Zabransky, writer, talked about his works and his favourites. Rene Nekuda, writer and creative writing lector presented his book-project, Hakuna Matata, Michaela Heckova, cultural manager an coordinator presented her new book O městech a lidech (Of cities and people), Jindra Bromova told us a story of ressurection of synagogue in Čkyně, young architect, Alzbeta Blahova showed her interesting projects of mobile theatre or reusage of solar panels and another young architect, Tomas Petermann talked about the former cinema Hraničář and its contemporary function - multicultural centre in Usti nad Labem. The third presenting architect, Jan Zakostelecky amused us with his graphic jokes. Photographer and curator Jan Freiberg presented gallery "Na shledanou" in Volyne cemetery. Stepan Kovar, teacher and orientalist, introduced new alternative school "Volynka". Supersladak, the superhero, talked about hard job of a superhero in interactive gallery Sladovna in Písek. Rena Dumont, Czech emigrant living in Germany talked about her job of actress and director. Thanks to all visitors, coworkers and presenters! Looking forward to next Strakonice Pecha Kucha in June!  :)

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City Focus: Hanoi

  This week's PechaKucha City Focus brings us to the bustling city of Hanoi. With its rich multicultural history, Hanoi is bound to have some of the most innovative and creative minds in Vietnam. Let's wish Hanoi the best at PechaKucha Night Hanoi Vol. 13 this Sunday, November 26th! Cheers to the hardworking organizers who continue to bring creativity to Hanoi!