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Storytelling through Moroccan Rugs

BY ALIA KATE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Alia Kate, of Kantara, explains her preoccupation with Moroccan rugs, the stories woven into their fibers, and the women weavers who create them. 

Through her travels and conversations with the many women she spent with in Morocco, and learning their language, Kate expresses her love for their culture. Which then allowed her to start her own stories with making rugs and pillows in her online store. 

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So Delicious So Mauritius

BY MICHAEL NAYNA
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

Sit down and listten to Michael Nayna share a little bit about the lovely island of Mauritius.

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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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Run with Daddy

BY JOONAS KARVINEN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Joonas Karvinen, a dad and a runner in the daytime, in the night time he... Listen to the presentation to know the answer!

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RUN! RUN! RUN!

BY KAI SYNG TAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Artist Kai Syng Tan is so interested in running that she has made a performance series of it. Get inspired of her presentation!

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Storytime: Run On

BY PENNY ANDREWS
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Para-athlete and artist Penny Andrews doesn't only tell her story, she performs it! Look at the story and jump in!

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Go Run

BY PAUL ZARA
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Paul Zara is an architect and heads up the Brighton branch of Conran and Partners in England.  However, he's not talking about running a highly successful architecture firm.  In fact this PechaKucha has no buildings in it all!  Paul talks running and community.  

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Running Ideas

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRISON
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

Christopher Harrison presents his adventures while trying to find a direction in life. Starting with a chance meeting at last year's Forward Festival, that triggered his move to Portugal to earn his Graduate Degree, which then precipitated his participating in the life or death 'Running with the Bulls' in Spain, during which inspired his latest idea. Chris shares how serendipity played a role in each of the moments that have lead to life changing decisions that have ultimately brought him here today.

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Run NM

BY YUKARI HOSHINO
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 02, 2017

栃木県日光市在住のトレーナー×マウンテンランナー星野 由香理さん(Hoshino Yukari)。一般の方からアスリートまでのトレーニング・コンディショニングサポートを行う傍ら、自身もマウンテンランナーとして国内外の大会に出場している。先日、男体山(2486m)24時間連続登頂記録チャレンジをして歴代最高記録の7往復を達成。世界を走るマウンテンランナー!マウンテンランニングでないと出会えないすばらしい景色がある。

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My Groove Became A Rut

BY KATRINA YARNELL
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Having invested her entire adulthood in the lives of youth as a mother and public school teacher, recently Katrina Yarnell has begun a new chapter of her life in volunteering and business.  Negotiating a new direction, finding completely new networks, and saying "yes" even though it means fighting fear of failure and the unknown has been the hallmark of her PIVOT.  Katrina's measure of success is serving others, loving well, and continuing to learn and grow.

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The Flying Grass Carpet

Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos of HUNK-design and Eddy Kaijser (ID Eddy) have a dream, and it's an inspired one: to see their "Flying Grass Carpet" project take flight and bring a touch of parklife to city centers around the world. Modeled after the idea of creating a giant Persian rug, the massive carpet measures up to 58m x 32 m -- it's adjustable, going down to 22m x 18m -- creating an instant field for anyone to enjoy as they would any park. The carpet is made of over 85 million pieces of artificial grass, using varied lengths and colors to create a satisfying texture. Bart, Nadine, and Eddy's goal is to have the carpet travel from city to city. So far, "The Flying Grass Carpet" has been spotted in the Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam) and Germany (Aachen). If you'd like to have it visit your city, you can find out how from the official project website. Bart and Nadine coordinate Pecha Kucha Night in Rotterdam, and presented the "Flying Grass Carpet" project at last week's inaugural PKN in Maastricht.

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Why I Run

Even though he's had a lifelong passion for it, running hasn't always come easy for Steven Kaplan. In "Why I Run," he shows us how his relationship with the sport has evolved over the years, and shares the heights he eventually was able to achieve. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hyderabad Vol. 6, and is in English.

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Runs Within - A Motif Project

Karyna Wallace tells a story by way of poetry; it revolves around the prints she developed under the theme "Vampires," as assigned by her professor. In her presentation (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) she offers up new interpretations: instead of drawing bats and bloody black cats, she analyses a vampire's needs and wants, and compares them to our human desires. She notices that the needs and wants that run within us take us through several stages of emotions throughout our lives. It is through this process that we grow spiritually and physically. We all experience these sensations, but the real question is: Can we reach our ultimate goal?

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Joseph Tame Runs the 20x20

Last night's PKN Tokyo Vol. 100 was a night to remember, and not only were we so happy to have Joseph Tame take to the stage for a second time (watch his first presentation here) to update us on his latest projects, he shared with everyone a special run he had done just for our anniversary, in the shape of our dear "20x20" format! Don't believe it's real? Here's the actual run as recored by RunKeeper. And we'll soon have Joseph's presentation on the site for everyone to watch.  

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The Art of Running

Most runners are powered by performance drinks and nutritional energy bars, but Joseph Tame is powered by laughter, smiles, and a smidgen of confusion. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from our very special PKN Tokyo Vol. 100), Joseph shows us the art he has created through running. Using Nike's GPS run-tracking technology he runs routes on the map shaped like animals, shoes (as a promotion for Nike) and most recently spelled out "20x20" as a 10-year birthday gift to PechaKucha -- what a unique and wonderful surprise it was! It all started about 5 years ago when Joseph was accepted to run in the Tokyo Marathon (due to high demand about 1 in 8 applicants are selected) and, due to his fascination with technology, decided to live-stream his experience so that he may share it with those who couldn't participate. Later, with Japan's public television network NHK, Joseph ran the words "Ishinomaki (石巻)" in the city most seriously affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He spoke to people living there, brought some smiles to their faces, and promoted awareness for the still-troubled region. After several additions to his outfit, a PKN Tokyo Vol. 72 presentation, thousands of kilometers, a multitude of smiles, and many drawings later he has become a sort of ambassador at the crossroads of running and tech. This Sunday the 24th at 8:30am JST, he'll be streaming his run through the Tokyo Marathon once again; you can show your support and check out more of his running-art on his website.

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dytham is a man on a mission. He's been training for months to run in the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, and this Sunday he'll do just that, but he's also running for a cause: Home for All.  Home for All is a growing project developed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito to build community centres in the areas most greatly affected by the disasters of March 2011.  Your contributions will go toward the creation of a future community space in Tohoku and will assist in the maintenance of this vital organization -- support Mark and Home for All by checking out his Indiegogo campaign page!

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dythamhas been training for over 8 months to run the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, but he's not running it just for his health. In "Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 111 we see he's running an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Home for All: an organization started by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito set on building community centers in the disaster-ridden areas of Tohoku and Fukushima. All proceeds will go to the creation of a new community center, and the upkeep of the Home for All organization. 

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The Absurdities of Long-Distance Running

Wild dogs, extreme weather, high hurdles and devious competitors -- long distance running is more vicious a sport than most would think! In "The Absurdities of Long Distance Running" from Ho Chi Minh City Vol. 6, Mike Clancy details his illustrious 10-year career as a cross-country runner and some of the inane challenges that long-distance runners face. 

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Running Dog

  "Running is as much a stress reliever for dogs as it is for humans." In Running Dog from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 3, Beverly Dillon shares how the #RunningDog program has helped dogs become more adoptable, how the program is helping dogs cope with their surroundings, and how the program is enriching the lives of the volunteer runners.