BRIDGEPORT Search Results: “Stories”
Photographing & Sharing the Stories of People in Bridgeport, CT
BY JAY MISENCIK & GERALENE VALENTINE
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 09, 2018
Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine are professional photographers and they know that it is people who make a city! They present the stories behind their remarkable portraits of Bridgeport people. In the late 1980s and early 1990s they photographed several people of different occupations on Main Street. That project lead them to our Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project and then the Thomas Merton House of Hospitality calendars. They talk about how their earlier projects lead us to this current "Bridgeport Portrait Project!"
Make Way for Ducklings!
BY RAE ANNE LOCKE
@ VOL 2
ON SEP 12, 2018
Rae Anne Locke's elementary school has a long-standing tradition of ducklings being born in the courtyard. As the librarian, she has been part of the staff "duck squad" to escort the ducklings through the school to the river. This yearly tradition has provided many universal truths for students, staff and YOU!
Magic Happens - Stories that Stretch, Empower, and Provoke Transformation
BY LAURA PIRIE
@ VOL 4
ON MAR 21, 2019
Magic happens every day: but what is it that makes an experience magical? How can we recognize the magical? And once magic "happens", how can that experience inspire creativity? Laura Pirie shares stories of empowerment and transformation, both personal and community, across time and space!
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Stories”
In the wake of devastation wreaked by natural disasters globally, PechaKucha seeks to assist in the re-development of all affected regions via the INSPIRE initiative. The road to recovery is a long one, and YOU can help inspire regrowth by sharing your stories here. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.
Williamsburg Community Building
Sep 21, 2013
Feb 26, 2014
National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", Stage on the IV-th floor
Nov 14, 2013
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Mar 10, 2016
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ERI Special : Teacher Stories
TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)
Apr 14, 2016
Stone Cliff Winery
Oct 20, 2016
Mar 27, 2018
Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation
BY JC GRUBBS
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA
ON OCT 14, 2013
How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In a hilarious retelling of personal stories, JC Grubbs recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 16, 2013.
BY JANET STEPHENSON
@ VOL 20
ON NOV 14, 2013
Janet Stephenson presents us with numerous idyllic photographs of the New Zealand tussock grasslands, and encourages us to question the subtle inconsistencies found within her photographs. She speaks specifically on the small creeks or "races" lining the hillsides, and at first inquires as to why they exist -- she then delves into the mysteries nature unveils.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2014.
BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 4
ON FEB 11, 2016
Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.
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.
Epix, Cada Historia Cuenta
BY IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 02, 2017
El venezolano, Ignacio Rodriguez, es el fundador de Epix, un proyecto fotográfico que cuenta la historia de los venezolanos por medio de retratos fotográficos. Ignacio nos cuenta su historia, y cómo inició este proyecto tan inspirador.
Journalist & digital start-up founder, Rohan Jayasekera makes the case for Freedom From Torture and brings our attention to International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. An emotional insight into the difficulties of surviving torture, through supporting others who have been victims of torture.
Healing Through Art
BY LINDSAY MARTIN
@ VOL 4
ON APR 05, 2018
It has often been said that life imitates art. But art also has the power to impact lives. Kalispell's Lindsay Martin offers a poetic and beautiful glace at the world of art therepy. It's not just the artistic process that Lindsay teaches but the importance of using art to express emotions and senses in order to heal and grow.
"Art can heal the broken heart, if we only give it time"
BY JAKE BERTELSEN
@ VOL 4
ON APR 05, 2018
At times in life, we all struggle with "being yourself". Because of the pressures that we put on ourselves, we often find that we neglect our dreams and visions. It's a feeling that Jake Bertelsen know all too well. But as a tattoo artist, Jake is dedicated helping people achieve their personal visions and show the world the people that they are inside.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
This is not the 2000th post on the blog, but the post that has that honnor did get posted earlier today, and it's another milestone we can add to the list of big numbers we've been hitting lately (PechaKucha's 9th anniversary, 500 cities, 90 PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo). That means that we've had the pleasure of sharing a great deal of PechaKucha-related stories here, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Re-creation: our vol 14
Another great Pecha Kucha event in Coventry last night. Thanks to everyone who played a part in making it so ace - and, for those who missed it, here it is in tweets as a storify.
The Stories of Rocks
Geologist Patrick Johnstone's job rocks! I know, I know, these jokes take such a mineral amount of effort -- I couldn't resist. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Stories of Rocks" (from PKN New Westminster, Vol. 2), we find that, through studying trace fossils, Johnstone can infer the behavior and the environments of countless ancient species. Using tools and evidence developed by scientists over many years, he can explore the narrative of the rock that he is studying.
The Armadillo and Other Stories
Did you know? Malta’s capital Valletta was designed, built, and fortified in the shape of an armadillo.* Artist Bettina Hutschek juxtaposes layers of fiction and reality to create unique “transitory spaces”. In “The Armadillo and Other Stories” from PKN Valletta Vol. 3, she details her desire to mix little lies with non-fiction. Here she speaks about her interest in an amazing animal species: the armadillo. *Okay this is all part of the story.
Friends, Strangers, and Other Stories
“Few months back, he had a really hard time, I saw him breakdown, and I realised everyone has ups and downs.” Designer Pathum Egodawatta delves into the graphic designs that have inspired him. In “Friends, Strangers, and other Stories” from PKN Colombo Vol. 3 he goes through his design work and the inspiration behind them.
Despite the stormy weather yesterday, we had a great event for our 4th Pecha Kucha Night at the Museum of Northwest Art. Thanks to everyone for having joined to listen to and discuss stories ranging from everyday life, to poetry, politics, science and science fiction. Presentations will be uploaded soon.
Passion For People And Stories
"Everything is changing and it's driving me mad but I have to accept it, and that's kind of fun."In "Passion For People And Stories" from PechaKucha Night York, Vol. 9, Mike Cooper discusses his mantra of "everything has a story" and shares his thoughts on not getting caught up in the what of what you do, but instead being able to focus on the why.
PKN 2 in Vientiane!
Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted. Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay. Photo by Nao Ito. Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.
“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.” In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.