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Pickle Ball: North America's Fastest Growing Sport
BY ALLEN CLASS
@ VOL 6
ON FEB 06, 2015
Allen Class introduce us to the fastest growing sport in America, Pickleball. He discuss the history of this sport as well as how to play it.
The New Chemistry
BY TAMMY HAWLEY
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 31, 2015
Applied chemical sciences can't address the problems of society without including… society. Stepping back to look at the big picture and Chemistry's place in it, Tammy Hawley shared about her work in "The New Chemistry" at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science."
Tammy is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and a 2015 National Science Foundation Scholar.
Exploring North Queensland by Paraglider
BY ALLEN WEYNBERG
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 03, 2015
Allen Weynberg learnt to paraglide in the UK in 1994. A father of three, he has juggled his time for the last two decades and maintained some kind of presence in the air. He now teaches full time in North Queensland and explores the wild surroundings by paraglider whenever he can escape.
Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975
BY CHARLES L. DAVIS, II, PH.D.
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"We started with several books that looked at the brownstone as a site of intervention."
In Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975 from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Charles L. Davis, II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shows works from his recent exhibition project, Building Black Utopias, and discusses the literature that served as inspiration.
The Building Black Utopias project combines the tools of the architect, the historian and the literary critic to recover the historical contributions of African American writers to architectural utopian thought. It specifically examines the role of literary depictions of place in June Jordan, Amiri Baraka, Paule Marshall and Angela Davis’ writings. Davis argues that each authors’ rhetorical manipulations of the built environment operates on the same level as architectural utopian thought insofar as both mediums created rich, alternative depictions of modernist space to liberate the architect’s imagination. The final exhibit translates the spatial ideas of literature into drawings, models and other ephemera.
BY STEVEN KEAN
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 17, 2017
A Pennsylvania native residing on the North Shore of O‘ahu since 2008, Steven Kean is an artist working primarily in the woodcut method of relief printmaking. His work is driven by a passion for the process and a love affair with the ocean.
Kean holds a B.S. in Art Education from Temple University and is a current member of the Honolulu Printmakers. He teaches art to 4th and 5th grade students at Mililani Mauka and Sunset Beach Elementary Schools, and in the Museums outreach program.
In 2016 he was chosen as the featured artist of the Haleiwa Arts Festival and this year he is the official artist for the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach
Why Global Health and Management?
BY GWEN ROBERTSON
@ VOL 18
ON APR 18, 2017
Carolina Morton is from Mexico and is a Nutritionist. She is studying at the University of Aberdeen for her MSc in Global Health and Management. Gwen Robertson is from North East Aberdeenshire and has a background in Mental Health Nursing. They are presenting on behalf of the MSc Global Heath cohort, on why they chose Global Health and Management and why they chose to study in Aberdeen and will be touching on some of the issues they have studied throughout the course.
A Trip to North Korea
BY HEATHER DOUGLAS
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 13, 2017
"It was just all starting to become so tangible to me that I was probably somewhere where I should not be."
In "A Trip to North Korea" from PechaKucha Night Sault Ste. Marie Vol. 1, Heather Douglas shares her remarkable experience in traveling from Seoul to North Korea and how it changed her overall perspective on North Korean society.
Cycling Up North
Travel for Moin Khan is not limited to the destination, but includes meeting the people along the journey and listening to their stories while pushing through the elements of nature to test himself physically and mentally. He believes in mind over matter and enjoys pushing his own boundaries to overcome the limits he thought he had.
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PKN Providence Vol. 8
Last week's PechaKucha Night in Providence Vol. 8 had the theme of "social entrepreneurship," and organizer Stephanie Gerson fills us on the evening that was. October 28th, 2009 witnessed our 8th PechaKucha Night in Providence. (Indeed, we coincided with Pittsboro, North Carolina, Tromsø, Norway, and of course, the big Design Week PechaKucha Night in Tokyo!) Our theme was social entrepreneurship, which was chosen to generate momentum for the Social Enterprise Summit at Bryant University on November 12th, and for an exciting announcement about Providence that Ashoka – the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world – will be making at the Summit. We were wowed by an impressive diversity of local social entrepreneurs, but if I must select a few to highlight, allow me to plug two who’ll be part of the Summit. Graduating senior from Brown and Runa co-founder Charlie Harding described Runa, a hybrid for-profit and non-profit foundation based in Providence and Ecuador, that generates revenue from an energizing drink made of a native rainforest plant in order to conserve Amazonian ecosystems and provide sustainable employment for the local population. By virtue of producing (and in turn, consuming) Runa’s drink, native Amazonian people are employed and ecosystems stewarded. Family physician, community organizer, author, and (yes, and) Managing Director of Health Access RI Dr. Michael Fine discussed the trials and tribulations of national health care reform, the importance of primary care, and a brilliant yet simple model for providing primary care, namely Health Access RI, the first organization of subscription medical practices in the United States to provide affordable primary care to people without employer-provided health insurance. Dr. Fine announced HARI’s campaign to grow to 10,000 members by 2010, which will create the leverage necessary to bring a big insurer (like Blue Cross Blue Shield, or somebody new!) to sell inexpensive high-deductible major medical insurance in Rhode Island. This combination of primary care from Health Access RI and high-deductible insurance would give Rhode Islanders the health care they need – world-class primary care in our neighborhoods from our family doctors, along with financial protection in case of illness or injury. Both Runa and Health Access RI will be vendors in the Social Enterprise Summit’s Good Marketplace of socially responsible goods and services. But of course, all the presentations were fantastic, and if you’d like to check the work of eight local social entrepreneurs, the lineup can be found on the Providence city page. Yeehaw for social entrepreneurs in Providence!
PKE at the University of Lethbridge
We don't cover them regularly here, and they don't all get added to the section devoted to them on the PechaKucha website, but we do in fact support one-off PechaKucha events (PKE), as a way of allowing events to be held using the PK 20x20 format outside of the context of the regular PechaKucha Nights (which are city-based, and focus on creatives). The poster above was for a recent one at the University of Lethbridge in Canada.
Poster for PKN Raleigh Vol. 8
PechaKucha Night in Raleigh Vol. 8 is just around the corner, to be held September 15 at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Here are more details on the event from organizer Cyn Mallard:PechaKucha Night Raleigh starts off SPARKcon with an awesome ideaSPARK event. This sold out event (260 registered people!) and much anticipated event will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, September 15th. Doors open at 5:40pm and the show begins at 6:40pm. The evening will showcase over 13 different presenters, all chosen for their enthusiasm about their topic and willingness to share ideas benefiting our community. As with all good PechaKucha Nights there will be plenty of chit-chat within a casual atmosphere and of course a liberal amount of beer and wine. Our shows are open to all ages, but some material may not be suitable for young children.
Art Week Pecha Kucha
We are pleased to announce presenters for the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night to be held as part of the Otago University Students Association's annual Art Week. Presenters:* Brian Miller // A history of Dunedin illustrator Ralph Miller* Jed McCammon and Clarke Hegan // The Yellow Men present their latest art exploits* Katya Gunn // Bead artist extraordinaire* Sarah Flourish // Artist & gallery manager* Jacque Ruston // Artist & bouquet fancier* Aroha Novak // Artist & cardboard wrangler* Tom Tremewan // On good music* Henry Johnson // Ethnomusicology & Taiko drumming* Keir Russell // Firebug, fire performance & entrepreneur* Catherine Cocker // Sculptor and installation artist* Roel Wijland // Brandbach and poetic brandscapes* Derek Morrison // Photographer and surfer See their images and hear their stories on Wednesday 18 September.Doors open 7.00pm, starts 7.30pmUniversity of Otago, Union Building, Main Common Room, 640 Cumberland Street, Dunedin General Admission: $10, Students with ID: $5Door sales only, Cash only Special thanks to OUSA, Refuel, Emerson's Brewery, the Creative Communities Dunedin Scheme, Dunedin City Council and Klein Dytham Architecture. Don't miss this creative culture showcase!
PechaKucha in Fayetteville NC
We know, we know! Traditionally, PechaKucha is known for being held in bars and bohemian hubs around the world and NOT at non-profit coffee shops in The Middle of Nowhere, North Carolina. So the questions are going to start pouring in: Why did you decide to host PechaKucha at Detour Coffee House? What made you people think you'd be successful at it? What does this have to do with your mission? WHAT ABOUT "BEER BREAKS"??? These are all valid questions and we'd like to take an opportunity to... explain ourselves. Detour Coffee House is a true competitor amongst coffee houses in Fayetteville NC. However we have a mission that is slightly beyond serving coffee with excellence. In its simplest terms, that mission is to help people connect as a community around world-friendly products. That's it! To this end we try to do a few things: Direct Trade Coffee - We only serve two brands of coffee at Detour Coffee House (Joe van Gogh and Land of a Thousand Hills). Both of these brands have gone above and beyond when choosing coffees that aren't only among the best in the world, but also socially and economically conscious. To match, our baristas are extensively trained because our espresso machines aren't automated and our coffee is made by hand using a traditional pour-over method. In other words, our baristas are true coffee experts working with some of the best ingredients in the world. Community Center - Here's a confession for you. Detour Coffee House is really an undercover community center. But not in the sense of weekly fish fries or local government meetings (even though we're ok with that!). We aim to make Detour a place where people can connect with each other to share ideas, knowledge, fellowship and other things in the name of community. Since World War II, people have increasingly separated themselves physically (i.e. higher fences, closed-in garages, fewer local markets, etc.). We feel that there is a tendency our present world to live independently of each other and if we fail to do so, we are portrayed as failures. We believe fully that our strengths come from connections and from working together as our ancestors did so many years ago. Yes, even in this age of incredible technologies - we need each other. Local Music - Few things define communities as well as its music and culture. That's why Detour Coffee House continues to organize events around things like music, comedy and other artistic disciplines. We host open mics, featured artists and other MOSTLY family-friendly music events in Fayetteville NC. Family Fun - Detour pushes forward to create new creative ways and new reasons for people to connect. We have weekly Family Nights and other events that are intended to be wonderful fresh new ways for families to come out and enjoy some fun things to do. These are only SOME of the ways that we are trying to make a positive impact on the Fayetteville community. PechaKucha-Fayetteville will bring a whole new community of people together to simply... share ideas, visions, skills and experiences. That's what it's all about. Drawing inspiration from each other and finding new ways to help and grow with one another. We'll see you there! Thanks for reading.
City Focus: The North Pole
It's a little known fact that one of the most active cities in the PechaKucha Global Network is also one of the most remote, all the way at the North Pole. Our organizer up there is a bit of a mysterious fellow, goes by the name of "Sam Klaus" and apperently uses PKN as an innovation tool for his employees, which are said to number in the 1000's. Keep it up, Sam!
What You Don't Learn in University
“So most of my friends thought that this is something luxurious because you’re starting a company etc but actually it was very tiring, I was working from Sunday night till Saturday morning every week and then crashing for 24 hours.” In What You Don't Learn in University from PechaKucha Night Beirut’s 23rd volume, Entrepreneur Jad Joubran tells us about how he refused university and taught himself in order to fulfill his passion. By the age of 22, Jad has developed eTobb the first online medical platform in Lebanon to connect doctors and patients.
Jewel of North Queensland
We came together with the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention." In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.
PechaKucha as a university contest
PechaKucha became a popular in Zaporizhzhya. We made an experiment and organized PechaKucha at Zaporizhzhya National Technical University PechaKucha: urban stories for students as a contest. The best speaker of PechaKucha at University became guest speaker at PechaKucha Night Vil.4: urban stories. After selection 12.12.16 at Zaporizhzhya National Technical University we invited 2 students: Nikita Nosov and Dima Beluchov as guest speakers for PechaKucha Night 17.12.16
PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 19 IYOR
Be part of saving our coral reef ecosystems in this, the third International Year of the Reef 2018(IYOR 2018) - see you at our special PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 19 IYOR event! When: Thursday September 20, 2018 - the bar opens @ 6pm and talks kick off @ 6:30pm Where: Dance North, cnr. Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville City Tickets: $5 at the Door Lucky door prize: Studio Kaz "Reef" art glass