EL PASO Search Results: “Small Towns”

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My Colors Throughout the Years

@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

With her presentation, Artist and Professor Letty Diaz takes us on a small trip through her 36 years of art with a discussion of past and present work. Letty's work is primary photographic using live models to create dynamic portraiture. Much of the work is personal - focusing on her own children and students as the subjects.

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So You Created A City, Now What?

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

The honorable Mayor of the City of San Elizario, Maya Sanchez tells the story of a group of determined individuals worked tirelessly to save their community by creating a new city in 2013. As president of this group, it was assumed that Maya would run for mayor, but she almost did not. However, having birthed this new entity, she quickly realized that she and the group of community organizers that made it happen must not stop with it’s creation and ensure that the young City was set on the right path. Maya shares how the oldest community in Texas became its newest city with the story of the City of San Elizario from 1598 to 2017.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Small Towns”

Anna Small
in Chicago
Susan Small
librarian, Salve Regina University in Newport
Erin Towns
Global Educator, Auburn School Department in Winthrop
Emily Small
Student in Bowmanville
Raegan Small
Student, Coastal Carolina in Conway
Nequia Small
in Albany
Adrienne Towns
STEM Technology Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD in Sugar Land


Cape Town @ CPUT
Apr 05, 2011


Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Nov 28, 2012


New York @ Duggal Greenhouse | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct 03, 2013


Sacramento @ Hot Italian
Jun 06, 2014


Lambertville-New Hope @ ACME Screening Room
Jun 02, 2017


Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Jun 06, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ New London Architecture, The Building Centre
Nov 21, 2017


Yokohama @ Tinys Yokohama Hinodecho
May 24, 2018


Halifax @ Seahorse Tavern
May 27, 2018


Ellensburg @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Aug 23, 2018

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Small Hard Questions

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

To the backdrop of colorful paintings, Glen Watt recites a poem. It starts with a small hard question, progresses through a vast sea, and ends with us as flowers opening up into the light.

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The Charming Town of Aalen

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Thomas Maile talks about the culture and lifestyle of the small town of Aalen in Germany. He also speaks about his passion and discovery for Pechakucha.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2015.

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Origin of Towns and People

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

加藤孝司さんは、 生まれ育った浅草にものごとに対する感性やデザインの感覚を養われ、 現在はデザインジャーナリストとして建築・デザインの分野を横断的に探求し、多数のクリエイティブメディアで執筆活動をされています。今晩のPechaKucha Nightでは、街と人との関係性から生まれるものごとについてお話してくださいます。

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Small Town Dreams

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Is anyone a dreamer?

Since 2008 Martin Potter has been making the acclaimed Big Stories, Small Towns documentary project. 

He’ll talk about this work and a list from his friend Jonathon. 

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Remembering the Lost Towns Of Flathead

@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Author and Illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes a journey through time, exploring the old and forgotten towns near Kalispell, Montana. This rich, boom and bust history shaped much of what we see around present day Flathead Valley.

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Small Town, Take 2


What's it like to move home to a small town after nearly 30 years away?  If the physical geography remains very nearly the same, what about the cultural geography?  Can you ever go home again?  Is it comfortingly familiar, or nauseatingly the same?

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Plastic Bag free towns

@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Todd Martin shares Sustain Mid-Maine Coalitions plan to present banning plastic bags to the voters of Waterville Maine. 

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Small moments of light (which create beauty)

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Claire Rose presents a walk on the wild side...with light. 

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It's a Small World

@ VOL 14 ON AUG 23, 2018

Donald Clem has found small world's everywhere he's gone. An architect with a sense of humor and big heart, he's designed places like Knots Berry Farms and Affordable Housing during his long, varied career.

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Looking at the Small Things in Life, the Necomimi Neurowear Project, and Photos from Guangzhou

Presentations In this presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) by Brad O'Hara, we are reminded that there is another side to life, looking beyond "the big picture." Brad challenges us to slow down and pay attention to the small objects, textures, and moments in our lives. He does this through a series of images that were all taken within 4 minutes of his own home. Mixing Japanese "cute culture" with high-tech know-how, Tomonori Kagaya presents (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 94) his Necomimi neurowear project, in which a pair of cute cat-like ears respond to the wearer's thoughts. Posters Today's new additions to the Tumblr blog include the poster pictured above, for next week's PKN Toronto Vol. 17 (designed by Trevor Embury), as well as a collection of posters from PKN Louisville (Vol. 2-7).  Photos Today's photo gallery [Flickr] covers the recent PKN Guangzhou Vol. 11 -- above, a few photos from the night that was. Calendar There are no PKNs happening tonight, but tomorrow (September 4) we have the following 3 events on tap: PKN Chicago Vol. 23, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, and Cape Town celebrates its Vol. 20.


PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 5

See you this evening (5.6.14) for PechaKucha Night Townsville's Volume 5 - the bar opens at 6:30pm and talks start at 7:30pm - venue: School of the Arts (188-210 Stanley Street).   We have a great line up, so come along submerge yourself in PechaKucha and the Volume 5 speakers: Bob Clayton - from image to realisation  Karrissa Chase - ceramic art Martin Gledhill - sea ports, stone and birds Sandy McCathie - conversations for climate change action Rike Wolf - food waste and the up-cycled FruitCycle Rebecca Ryan - Townsville Bicycle User Group  David Sewell - Citizens Against Mining Ben Lomond Keith Noble - North Australian Agriculture   We are looking forward to your continued support and seeing you soon, Tania, Keith and the PKNT team   E: W: Venue: School of the Arts, 188-210 Stanley Street, Townsville City  

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Japan's Small Town Solutions

Having a third of your country’s population over 60 creates challenging issues in need of unique solutions. Akira Sakano speaks on the ageing, depopulating town of Kamikatsu — one of the smallest in Japan. In “Japan’s Small Town Solutions” from PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 23, Akira speaks of the projects she’s initiated to reduce waste and empower the elderly of small town Japan.

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PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol

      Join the City of Marion for a Common Thread event with the fun, fast paced PechaKucha Night - Welcoming MC,Matthew Wright-Simon from Ecocreative and six insightful speakers, sharing their passions on the topic of sustainability. Speakers include; Stuart Heseltine, Hemisphere Design (Aust) Pty Ltd 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 While the speakers dazzle us on stage, #PKNADL15 event planners, participants from the City of Marion’s Community Leadership Program will be hosting the event. When:Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm startWednesday 6 May 2015 Where:Signatures CafeMarion Cultural Centre287 Diagonal RdOaklands Park Free event - bookings essential Bookings and information: or 8375 6600.  

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Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change

"Small scale changes starts with a group of people who want to make a collective change for the greater good." In Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change, from Markham, Vol. 7, Town Planner, Administrator, and dreamer Joanne Dang shares how much she loves cities and believes that they are living ecosystems. She discusses her journey in many places around the world and the power of small-scale, community-based changes that lead to vibrant cities. Here she poses the question, "what is your dream for your city?"    

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St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart

"The only way to shed light on ignorance and resentment is to talk about it."In St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, Lana Rappette, Assistant and Communications Lead for the Whirlpool Creatives Association reveals that St Joseph, MI is far more than just a sleepy summer tourist destination on the shore of Lake Michigan. Sure, St Joseph has its sandy beaches and an agricultural  industry fit for making apple pies, but it also has a thriving, respected and close knit arts community. One that is immune to city borders and has helped heal relationships and restore the beauty in the neighboring city of Benton Harbor. PechaKucha St Joseph was started just one year ago in early 2015. Now all people, everyday people, have a chance to share ideas and fun doing it! The city hopes to fuel a positive and creative culture through its PechaKucha platform.

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PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol.2

Kuching is a little city on the island of Borneo where Art is a small but growing industry. Hence, we were pleasantly surprised that the first PechaKucha Night Kuching of 2016 that we organized last month on the 1st April 2016 was a huge success!! Look at the amount of people that filled up the Granary Bar + Kitchen that night! We had 10 presenters in different creative industries talking about how they found their passions and how they are pursuing it. Do watch them on our city's page! They range from photographers, collectors, painters, designers and so on. The next PKN is scheduled on 1st July 2016, Friday 8.20pm. We're looking at a better, bigger and equally as inspiring / entertaining night. more pictures can be found HERE. :D  Till next time! Take care!

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Jaká voda, taký mlýn - třetí PKN ve Vodňanech

    Třetí vodňanská PechaKucha Night má jako téma mlýn a vodu   V pátek 17. června od 20 hodin se ve Vodňanech uskuteční již třetí PechaKucha Night. Tentokrát bude mít téma Jaká voda, taký mlýn, a bude se konat stylově v areálu bývalého Broků mlýna, dnes střediska MEVPIS ve Vodňanech.   Kulturní spolek Vodňany žijou připravil pro návštěvníky osm vystoupení a lidé zažijí i jedno literární překvapení.   Každý z pozvaných přednášejících bude hovořit o tématu mlýna a vody ze své perspektivy, takže třeba spisovatelka z blízké Putimi Jaroslava Pixová popíše svoji cestu k psaní o mlýnech. Sama uvádí, že jejím "tématem bude to, proč jsem se rozhodla zabývat mlynářskou tématikou, jakým způsobem hledám informace, čím mě tato práce obohacuje, jaký byl důvod založení nakladatelství a něco v krátkosti o vodňanských mlýnech, jejich četnosti a hlavně mlýně řečeném Na Valše."   Českobudějovický architekt Miroslav Vodák, který se jako člen spolku CBArchitektura věnuje popularizaci a propagaci architektury veřejných staveb a veřejného prostoru a je členem Komise pro architekturu a územní plánování města České Budějovice, pohovoří o mlýnech z pohledu architekta.   Rozhodně jedním z nejzajímavějších povídání bude to od zástupců Světa podle Jakuba. Tento spolek vznikl v roce 2010 v Plzni z, jak uvádějí samotní členové, "vnitřní naléhavé potřeby zakládajících členůpracovat a snažit se pomáhat v oblasti projektů, které v sobě spojují nejen hudbu, ale i ostatní umělecké obory." Zatím největším projektem Světa podle Jakuba je hudební oslava vody z pera mladých skladatelů nazvaná 5 ŘEK/ 5 PRAMÍNKŮ.   Z Pardubic přijede projekt Offcity. Jeho zástupci o sobě říkají: "Každé město má místa, která stojí tak trochu stranou pozornosti. Nemusí být ani na periferii města jako spíš na periferii zájmu. S Offcity se taková místa a fenomény spjaté s městským prostorem snažíme odhalovat a zkoumat. Poslední dobou nás k sobě stáhla voda.” U lidí z Pardubic to dává smysl, když uvážíme, že v tomto městě se stékají dvě řeky, Labe a Chrudimka.   Vystupovat na třetí vodňanské PechaKucha Night bude i architekt Patrik Líbal. Ten nastíní, jaká je pozice mlýna na cestě mezi technikou a architekturou.   O svých malých i velkých bojích promluví také Martin Kotas z pražské Kavárny Mlýnská a Patrik Janka, který získal budovu mlýna a teď uvažuje, co s ním.   V prostředí MEVPISu nebudou chybět ani zástupci tohoto střediska, ti pohovoří mimo jiné i o nové interaktivní Stezce úhoře, která si mezi dětmi z Vodňan a okolí získala rychle velkou oblibu. Děti i dospělí se na ní dozví, jak těžkou cestu má úhoř z jižních Čech do Sargasového moře, kde se rozmnožuje.   PechaKucha Night je unikátní, jednoduchý a atraktivní formát: každý vystupující má připravených dvacet obrázků a ke každému z nich mluví dvacet vteřin. Celkově tedy stráví před plátnem necelých sedm minut. Toto časové omezení vede k tomu, že i lidé, kteří se vyjadřují dlouze a složitě, se tady musí snažit své myšlenky zhutnit a zprůhlednit. Návštěvníci se tak dozví mnoho zajímavého ve velice krátkém čase.   PKN, která pochází z Tokia a její název znamená v japonštině “povídání”, se koná ve více než 900 městech po celém světě, ve Vodňanech byla poprvé v listopadu minulého roku.  A v pátek 17. června se tu PKN uskuteční potřetí. První dva večery, které se konaly v bývalé synagoze a v sokolovně, vždy navštívilo více než sto lidí. Stejně jako v minulých dvou případech i tentokrát je vstupné dobrovolné a lidé si upomínkové vstupenky mohou vyzvednout předem ve vodňanském infocentru. Vybrané peníze budou použity pro pořádání dalších kulturních akcí.      

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Poster for PKN Aalen Vol. 26

Despite being a small community in the German countryside, PechaKucha Night Aalen, run by the towns favorite policeman, never ceases in giving us all a new perspective on things, reminding the PechaKucha Global Network that creativity can be be hidden in any corner of the globe, up, down, far, and wide. 

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City Focus: Jihlava

This week's City Focus goes to Jihlava located in the beautiful Czech Republic. Jihlava has a very storied past, from being a mining town to once being the the center of the distinct culture reflecting centuries of local customs for the region. The towns German name Iglau, derives from the word hedgehog which is included on its flag and coat of arms. Such a culturally rich town is sure to make great PechaKucha nights, like on January 11. Good luck Jihlava and have a great year!