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Heightening Interest in the Himalayan Kingdom

BY SATOMI OGUCHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteer and junior high school teacher Satomi Oguchi, shares her experience volunteering in Nepal as an environmental educator.

She sheds light on some misperceptions about Nepal and offers her fellow Japanese and the PK community a chance to heighten our interest in the Himalayan kingdom, which is also Asia's poorest country. Oguchi experienced the recent earthquakes there and shares how the Nepalese were quick to respond.

Check it out and be inspired to get involved as Satomi Oguchi has!

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Inspired by Nepal, a Langtang Ago

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
IN TOKYO

Prior to establishing himself in Tokyo over a decade ago, Brian Scott Peterson made a trip half way around the world to, in his words "the mystifyingly scenic", country of Nepal. In a wonderlust quest for "adventure of most epic proportions", Peterson set off from age-old city Kathmandu, long-hauling across treacherous trail to the Himalayan kingdoms highest peaks, to the remote mountainous village of Langtang, a journey against all others after would be measured.  

Heartbroken to see the recent devastation and disastrous loss of the place that forever changed his life, he offers this emotional tale of his sojourn there, simply as a starting point.  

No stranger to disaster response, Peterson hopes to eventually repeat in Nepal his successful volunteer effort from Japan, the family photo rebuilding project Photohoku

Finally he asks, "How can the tried and true creativity in the greater PechaKucha community rally to share stories and support for Nepal?"

Check out his past presentations about Photohoku:

Photohoku

Photohoku 2.0

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PechaKucha Inspires Nepal

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Anybody who has a story to share about Nepal can make a presentation, record it, send it to us, and we can put it on our PechaKucha Inspire Channel."

At PechaKucha Tokyo's Vol. 126, co-founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein re-launched their disaster response initiative, "PechaKucha Inspire", this time for the heavily earthquake-hit Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. 

Building on their experiences with the ongoing PechaKucha Inspire JAPAN effort, where an ever-growing collection of Japan inspiring presentations made at PKN around the world, are being added to, shared, and viewed nearly 100,000 times through the PechaKucha website, PechaKucha Inspire NEPAL will be more nimble, allowing anyone to make a presentation and send it directly to us to upload on the Inspire NEPAL Channel.

PechaKucha's simple and accessible format combined with a tried and tested worldwide network of creativity proves again how we can rally together to truly make a difference in the world. Be inspired by this compelling presentation to share YOUR story and in turn inspire Nepal back to it's beautiful self! 

To share your story, send us a mail at inspire@pechakucha.org.

Thank you!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 1st, 2015.


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Mountains of Support for Nepal

BY ROBIN LEWIS
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"The media has long since moved on from Nepal...but if I can get one thing across to everyone here today it would be that if do want to do something, you haven't missed the boat."

In Mountains of Support for Nepal from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, International Disaster Relief Coordinator for NGO PeaceBoat, Robin Lewis, shares his passion of being a humanitarian aide worker, hoping to raise awareness through his experiences working in areas hit by disasters, most recently Nepal. Here is discusses the situation on the ground in Kathmandu and in the outlying rural areas, highlighting the various response initiatives he and his team have conducted, and the challenges still faced by the Nepalese people living there.

To learn more about Peace Boat's efforts in Nepal, and to get involved yourself, visit their website.

This presentation will be added to our PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel. Have a look and be inspired to share your story of Nepal!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 7th, 2015.

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Quilts for Nepal

BY KAREN MCAULAY
ON AUG 05, 2015

"This is not a slow intricate work of art. It's a quick way of making a warm cover for someone who has lost everything and needs the basics of existence."

Unsuspecting librarian by weekday, vigilante heroine seamstress by weekend, Scotswoman Karen McAulay takes the Inspire Nepal stage by sharing her story of a unique volunteer project that aims to provide disaster-struck Nepal with something we can all appreciate, the warmth of a hand-made quilt.

McAulay doesn't wait for her city's next PKN, rather putting her slides and audio together for a PechaKucha Night of one, in her own home in front of her computer. Listen to her presentation and be moved to share YOUR story of Nepal, inspiring the country back to it's vibrant self!

To learn how to contribute to the PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel, have a look at our recent newsletter or send us a mail at inspire@pechakucha.org a with your story!

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Himalayan DIY'n

BY BEN AYERS
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 03, 2015

"It's an important and powerful time.  It's also an opportunity for us to re-write the book on how earthquakes go in developing nations."

In Himalayan DIY'n from PechaKucha Katmandu Vol. 13, and as part of our Inspire Nepal Initiative, Ben Ayers, a long term expatriate resident of Nepal tells a few stories about how locals organized themselves after the earthquake, and how the inherent resiliency of Nepalis will be the key to the reconstruction.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, Aug 24th, 2015.

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Civic Hacking in Nepal

BY MIKE ZUCKERMAN
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 03, 2015

Mike Zuckerman offers up some personal insights and some inspirational ideas for the what could possibly be the silver lining in Nepal's rebuilding post-earthquake. Moved by a friend who tragically perished on Mt. Everest, he suggests the time is now or never, proposing a bold vision of making creative new cities in the aftermath of disaster that can be a better reflections of the wishes and dreams of its inhabitants.

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Rebuilding the Future of Nepal

BY NEVO SHINAAR
ON SEP 29, 2015

"We cannot control nature. It does what it does. However we can control human nature and our ability to work together in the face of these odds."

In Rebuilding the Future of Nepal, from our Inspire Nepal Channel, Nevo Shinaar shares the story of his involvement in the Earthquake in Nepal in 2015. After committing for 10 month's work as a volunteer in Nepal, aimed to help rural communities become more resilient to globalisation and external changes, and to enhance their quality of life, Shinaar had such a meaningful experience that he decided to stay longer and facilitate a new group of volunteers. Within another 8 months, the ravaging earthquake sent the entire country into a state of disarray particularly the very communities with with whom he'd be working. In trying to address the needs of these communities in ways that were most relevant and effective he learned some life lessons, and shares them with us here.

This was "Presenation of the Day" on Friday October 2nd, 2015.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Volunteering ”

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Cairo @ Tahrir Lounge
Oct 04, 2011

PAST VOL 5

Bangkok @ The Nest
Jul 09, 2012

PAST VOL 11

Moscow @ Hyperion book store
Oct 20, 2010

PAST VOL 6

Roanoke @ River Laker Cultural Center at 16 West Marketplace
Nov 20, 2013

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Midcoast
May 17, 2013

PAST VOL 2

Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Dec 11, 2014

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Midcoast @ The Blue Goose
Feb 27, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ TOBB Economics and Technology University
Dec 04, 2015

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Sharjah @ 1971 Design Space
Oct 28, 2017

PAST VOL 15

Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Jun 05, 2018

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Spaces to Gather

BY ADAM PUSTOLA
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Adam Pustola discusses the numerous clubs he's most involved in. As an architect, he focuses specifically on creating memorable spaces in which groups can gather for years to come.

(note: due to technical difficulties in recording, there is no audio from slides 7 to slide 10)

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Hands with Hope

BY ANNIE NARDONE
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

“There are stories after stories of young children who are already missing permanent teeth because their moms had pulled them because the excruciating pain was too much to bear. ”

Restless in her day-to-day profession of dental hygienist, Annie Nardone found a way to create more meaningful work for herself while still using her expertise in dentistry. In PechaKucha Night Batavia’s 1st volume, she discusses how she created Hands with Hope, a not-for-profit foundation, to deliver training, dental treatment, equipment, and supplies to impoverished communities in Central America. Currently, Hands with Hope maintains and supports three fully functioning dental clinics in Honduras and Guatemala, which are run and operated by locally trained individuals eager to serve their communities.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. 

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Home for All

BY KAZUYO SEJIMA
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Pritzker Prize Lautrette Kazuyo Sejima and Yasuhiro Yamashita discuss their architectural work in the tsunami hit region of Tohoku for Toyo Ito's Home-for-All initiative. Joined by PechaKucha Founders Astrid and Mark who are board members on the Home-for-All NPO, their share their passion about this award winning project. 

プリツカー賞受賞など世界的建築家である妹島和世さん、ユニークな素材や構法で驚くべき空間を創造する建築家の山下保博さんが、建築家の伊東豊雄さんが中心となって進め、お二人も主要メンバーとして参加している東北地方のプロジェクト「みんなの家(HOME-FOR-ALL)」についてお話されています。PechaKuchaのファウンダーであるアストリッドとマークも、このNPO団体「HOME-FOR-ALL」のメンバーに名を連ねています。

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What's Ultra Cialthon?

BY NORIAKI YAMAMIYA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

走ることが大好きな山宮徳晃さんは、 これまで東北地域でなんとトータル 580km 以上の距離を走ってきました。 でもストイックに走るのではありません。 各地での出会いや美味しい食べ物、ともに走る仲間とのゆるく楽しいコミュニケーションを通じてこその気づきが生まれる、 ユニークなランニングプロジェクトのUltra Cialthon。 笑いたっぷり、 エネルギッシュにプレゼンテーションされています!

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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.

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Empowering Communities

BY JULIE FORRESTER
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

To bring sustainable change, we must empower others to reach their full potential. Based on working with Ugandan and Bolivian youth and her local work, Julie Forrester shares her philosophy on community development. Because when people are given the opportunity to succeed, they will surprise you.

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Long Beach Soul Stories

BY KATIE BALDERAS
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 04, 2018

On Sunday, May 20th, the Long Beach Soul Stories project curated an evening of live storytelling at the Long Beach Playhouse, where participants were given a platform to share their stories of resilience. The event was born out of a desire to cultivate human connection, inspire hope and build empathy in the community during one of the more polarizing times in U.S. history. It was also designed to provide a transformative experience for storytellers. The project provided seven individuals the opportunity for storytelling coaching by Ernesto Rocha, TEDx speaker and transformational coach, to craft their compelling narrative. The evening gave the storytellers a safe forum and allowed for information and emotions to be freely shared during the experience.

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Арт-проект для школьников Камчатки

BY NATALIA KOTOMINA
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 11, 2018

Художник-акварелист Наталия Котомина расскажет о том, как участие в одном социальном проекте принесло неожиданные плоды:

— Занимаясь с детьми творчеством, я стараюсь найти новые, интересные варианты совместного изучения искусства. Так появилась идея арт-проектов, в которых мы объединяем различные виды искусства, исследовательскую деятельность и арт-терапевтический подход. С одним из таких проектов я побывала на Камчатке в январе этого года.

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Origami x Onigiri = ORINIGIRI

BY TOMOO NITTA
@ VOL 165 ON JUL 17, 2019

Architect Tomoo Nitta gives a presentation on the activities of ORINIGIRI, Origami makes various shapes of Onigiri, Origami x Onigiri = ORINIGIRI. This activity began as the volunteer activity for the Tohoku Reconstruction Project, and now various workshops are being held by various people in various places in Japan and abroad. In this presentation, Tomoo will talk about the future challenge of ORINIGIRI。

 

建築家の新田知生さんは、オリニギリというおりがみをしながらそれを型紙にしていろいろなおにぎりを作る活動(おりがみ x おにぎり = オリニギリ)についてプレゼンテーションを行います。この活動は東北復興プロジェクトのボランティア活動から始まり、現在では国内外の様々な場所で様々な方々によるワークショップが展開されています。今回のプレゼンテーションではこのオリニギリの今後のチャレンジをお伝えします。

 

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PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 14

PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 14 was held last week at the Ciudad Cultural Konex, enjoying an amazing turnout of close to 600 attendees. Organizer May Groppo fills us in on the night that was. The night started with DJ Villa Diamante welcoming puzzled guests who received cardboard 3D glasses on the door. Volume 14 in Buenos Aires was up to something, and packed (around 600 people). Mandetta (our male host in a dress as usual) opened the event with the cellphone-drawing-in-the-air warm up (since we saw PKN Denver's pics we couldn't resist). The first presentation was from Schwerpunkt and was a 3D experience. It then was then followed by Noavestruz, and then right away by Collage Lab with Nase from Amsterdam and his graffiti and his lovely girlfriend translating the whole speech (love is in the air). Zkysky is a design studio that has been on the market for 20 years now but decided not to show its work and instead shared their daily inspiration. Mariano Sigman is a scientist who studies the brain (neuroscience) and he bewildered us with his findings in such a simple and funny way that left everybody wanting for more. Picnic closed the first part with their home decor ideas and excellent taste. After the break with lots of chatting and drinks, it was time for the NGO of the night, Amartya, with its volunteering projects. Candelaria from Maldón Entertainment narrated her passion for board games and how she was planning for their come back -- amazing story. Pepe Monje and Bobby Flores (celebrities in music and tv) decided to improvise onstage and read an expert from a play they did together while sharing family pictures. ZZK Records made us proud, describing its foray into the international music scene with their mash-ups and cumbia electronica mixtapes. The last presenter was Franco Fasoli (jazz) who showed his street art together with his new more traditional art. See you in October with more creative, weird, funky, funny, and smart people onstage!

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Rethinking Design, Some Animation Love, and the Aalen Poster Explosion

Presentations Doreen Toutikian thinks that design can change the world for the better, and that's what she hopes to achieve with her "Rethinking Design Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration" project -- see her describe it in this presentation from PKN Beirut Vol. 13. Sebastian Alvarez loves animation, and that could help explain how he ended up becoming an animator. He uses this presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14) to describe the main principles behind animation, and shows how all animated forms (2D, CG) can be used to tell stories in original and creative ways. Posters We found this Facebook gallery of posters for Aalen's past PKNs, and so have added a few of them (the ones we'd never seen before) to our Tumblr blog -- and that's the one for PKN Aalen Vol. 2 you see pictured above. We've also added the poster for this week's PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 19 -- next up for the city is the momentous Vol. 20! Photos Today's photo galleries, as well as an event report. The photo above is from PKN Maribor Vol. 7.Photos from PKN San Sebastian (Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7, Vol. 8) [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Hamilton Vol. 7 [Facebook]PKN Logrono Vol. 9 [Flickr]Photos from PKN Bellingham (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3) [Facebook]PKN Sacramento organizer Claire Obenson reports on the city's recent Vol. 17:There were presentations from creative professions across the spectrum, such as a playwright, David Blue Garrison, host of the event, who showed posters of his work; there was Andrea Lepore, the creative director for a well known restaurant, Hot Italian, who showed her plans for a well known strip, called Del Paso Blvd; we had Melissa Magliola who showed off her new company, Compliment Rings, whose proceeds "give back" to the community; Veronica Delgado, the great publicist and Artist Agent showed off her endeavours and volunteering efforts; Famed architect, Owen T. Jones presented images about "inside versus outside" spaces; Dennis Dong, another famed architect and PK Night veteran presenter showed off his anonymous spaces and lastly, Marvin Maldonado presented images from his wife's new boutique, Gypsy Mobile Boutique, Sacramento's first mobile boutique. Overall, this was one of the most interesting PK Nights we have ever held and thanks to all who participated!Calendar Tonight (May 22) you'll find your PKN action in Montreal (Vol. 22), Dnipropetrovsk (Vol.1), and Dundee (Vol. 3), while tomorrow (May 23) you can look to these events for some PKN satisfaction: PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen's very special Vol. 20.

Glasgow

Why I couldn't let PKN_COV die

There's been a lot of sad tweets recently about horrific things happening in our world, and Pecha Kucha has been one of the little ways I've used to remind myself the world is still goodish. So, when Janet tweeted that the most recent PK might have to be the last in Coventry I DM'd straight to action. I barely have anything to do in my spare time (apart from help run Big Comfy Sessions and host/promote gigs across the city ;o) so a DM to Janet asking if any additional help would keep PK alive. Luckily I wasn't the only one to offer help so it didn't take long for a new PK Coventry organising committee to be formed. Janet is and always will be our Queen but she now has several court jesters in the form of myself (@mr_spoon), Dom Breadmore (@predacomDom) and Ross Fisher. Our job is to help Janet book presenters, and basically anything else she needs. But it's the presenter line-up that I expect takes the longest time, without presenters we'd either have no PK in Cov or we'd have to sit through yet another Mark Hancock presentation and no-one wants that. I know how hard it is to persuade people to expose themselves for 6 minutes and 40 seconds as I hold the award for second longest to take up the challenge. Despite my fetish for organising gigs and gatherings I don't like being the centre of attention, and PK is a special kind of attention. I never felt I had a right to be on stage alongside creatives, artists, eloquent presenters and inspirational geeks. However after a few PKs I started to see more 'normals' drift onto the stage. Some of the best presentations I've seen have been about the mundanity of shopping, favourite books and a Wi-Fi rabbit. Hang on a second, I thought...I STILL don't want to do this...but I can bully others into volunteering. I'm glad I finally popped my PK cherry during the most attended one ever (d'oh) hosted by Ludic Rooms...it is very much like giving birth (I know, I've suffered through two of them ;o), in that I didn't enjoy the experience but I have a happy heart and badge of honour after doing it. PK in Coventry is a wonderful pot pourri of an evening, with squishy settees, that unmistakable Tin fragrance, laughter and friends...and let's not deny, a cheap night of entertainment and inspiration. You can't argue with that. I hope that by helping keep Pecha Kucha going in Coventry that more people get the chance to experience that awkwardness of a confusing, badly timed, strange, fumbled presentation and maybe even get drunk enough to volunteer for the next one. I've already used my 'power' to sign up two frolleagues and a handful of new audience members that think it sounds fun. So right they are!  See you in December!!  

Glasgow

Pecha Kucha returns to animate the coast

Animate is the theme for creatives to promote as they share their work at a special Pecha Kucha Night on Wednesday evening at 6pm, February at the Old Ambulance Arts Centre in Nambour. Nine presenters from Nambour and across the Sunshine Coast will tell their stories using the highly visual globally renowned Pecha Kucha Night format. Bookings: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/animate-PKN16  Michael Doneman www.michaeldoneman.com Michael is founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. His presentation will focus on the meaning of 'animation' as the practice of an animateur, expressed in his case through the animation of small businesses, and such activities as the animation of social-cultural plant like the Old Ambulance Station, of which he has chaired the Board since 2014. Michael has considered the heart of his practice as 'social-cultural animation' for some years (after the French concept animation socio-culturelle), Denise Daffara http://www.denisedaffara.com.au/ Artist Denise Daffara’s paintings began in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom to create her contemporary figurative feminine style. From 2009 Denise’s work has focused on her own journey of finding inner peace, self-healing with a sense and intention for meditative contemplation. Reoccurring themes include flourishing strength, courage and boldness.  Hamish Sewell http://soundtrails.com.au www.thestoryproject.org.au Hamish Sewell is the creator of Soundtrails, (to date eight within NSW), this process and the geo-located recordings connects people to places through stories. It is a mobile app platform allowing users to engage in a richly layered world of audio sound, on location via a map on their mobile device, (or via online). GPS triggered, the stories can be highly produced, and are drawn from the social, historical, creative and environmental narrative subsoil of a locale. Hamish will show how Soundtrails, might be considered for the Sunshine Coast region, the opportunities afforded, and suggested steps forward.  John Waldron http://blueskyview.com.au Director of Sunshine Coast based Blue Sky View:John Waldron is driven by the role’s Latin origins ‘to take care.  He is interested in curation for social change, designing and orchestrating opportunities to help people thrive, feel good, and in-control. “This presentation will include curating for social change and empowerment, in particular the Makeway Lab project initiative that uses creativity, technology and expertise to improve the mental and physical health of hospital patients with interactive and digital design and fabrication technology. James Rose www.thekickproject.blogspot.com.au James Rose is the founder of the Kick Project (TKP - one of Australia’s first dedicated ethical investment research providers) and a freelance journalist, media advisor, author and copywriter. TKP's aim is to animate communities and particularly young people in disadvantaged situations around the world who may be the victims of poverty, conflict and/or forms of prejudice. “The “kick” part comes in as we use sport, and particularly soccer.” Robyn Brown www.robynbrown.com.au Nambour resident: Robyn Brown is a Jazz singer and full-time Carer for her son.  A regular performer at festivals and jazz clubs, Robyn has a self-titled CD which has received national airplay and performs with national and international jazz stars. As well as her songwriting, performing and recording, Robyn is a sought after speaker for Carers and people with disabilities.Along with caring for her son with multiple disabilities, Robyn has been a Foster Carer for 14 years and has faced many challenges in these roles.  All of these experiences have taught her much about adversity and joy and have contributed to her passion for life.  Matt Godden http://www.mattgodden.com Matt Godden is a multi-disciplinary artist. His practice covers sculpture, photography and graphic novels. His most recent major project is The Metaning - a gallery-wall-scale full-length comic book, considered by scholars of Australian comics to be the first of its kind created & exhibited locally. This work evolved from a raised middle finger towards authority figures, into an articulated argument about the place of comics within the canon of mainstream drawing education.  Robbie Murray       Nambour’s Robbie Murray presentation focuses on her life pathway from a stuttering child to clear communicator  “The Art of Conversation”. Her community development roles show that strong vibrant communities create more opportunities for participation for Nambour and surround residents. Working and volunteering in local organisations including On Track Co-operative, CREEKSIDE - a collection of 5 disability services, the Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Community Centre and the QCWA, Nambour Event Calendar, The Drawn Together wall art project Nambour Together.  Chris Collin www.funkybooks.com.au Chris Collin is an author, presenter and managing director of Funkybooks Pty Ltd, a company he created for the purpose of publishing and promoting his whacky, rhyming Australian Children's books. His books include: Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks, A Bug Called Doug, and his latest Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space He’s been shortlisted for the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and is in the 2014 Premiers Challenge Reading List in Queensland and included in primary schools and early learning centres. Chris ‘animates funkiness to read for the joy of reading’.

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Harnessing the Power of Play

“Bureaucracy is not very fun, so… at first they decided to turn a blind eye towards what we were doing. [Eventually] the government’s blind eye [realized that it] liked what we were doing. The ministry of education started reaching out to us and asking ‘hey, can you help us rebuild the playgrounds at our schools’” From PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" comes Harnessing the Power of Play by Michael Anop. Whilst volunteering in disaster-affected Tohoku communities, Anop came to realize that many parks and school playgrounds had been destroyed by the 3/11 tsunami. Because local government was simply overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, repairing parks would take 3 to 5 years. Working together with corporate sponsors, community leaders and city halls, Playground of Hope has built 43 playground in Tohoku.

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Nature of the Onega peninsula has amazing energy...

“Nature of the Onega peninsula has amazing energy. You want to stay alone with youself here…”The national park "Onega Pomorie" took part in the international event "Pecha-Kucha Nights". It was organised in Malina cafe, Severodvinsk. Angela Zabaldina, a staff of the national park, presented one of the most large-scale photoprojects with sperical panoramas of the Onega Peninsula. “Our virtual phototour is your private guide. It can tell a lot about these magic places”. More than 15 thousand shots were made for creation of spherical panoramas. For that photographer Ilya Barmin covered 240 km on foot. It took two weeks. You can make a virtual journey on the national park website http://onpomor.ru/view/virtualnoe-puteshestvie/". Now there are nearly 250 panoramas, all of them have text descriptions.“The virtual tour is a good beginning to know the Onega peninsula better. The next step is an actual trip”.Angela also spoke about day-to-day activities of the national park, touristic routes. She answered the questions about volunteering, possibilities to visit the national park, how many tourists it has every year.

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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.     

Glasgow

Relaunching PechaKucha Manchester

Hello Long time no speak. First off, good news: PechaKucha Nights are returning to Manchester! It's been a while.  We're a new team comprising of Kyle, Lawrence and Daniella.  Hi.   A lot has happened in the city since Vol. 13 and Vol. 14 promises to capture a lot off those changes in the forthcoming line-up of speakers. We're close to the launch of the latest event, where we reveal the location and speakers for the evening. As ever, there will be something for everyone. Once we release the line-up, we will start to showcase the speakers so do keep an eye out. If you want to keep up-to-speed with developments at PechaKucha Manchester, then please sign up to the newsletter on this site. Just click subscribe at the top of the main page here. Otherwise, we're on: - Twitter: @PechaKucha_MCR- Facebook: /PechaKuchaManchester/- Instagram: @pechakucha_mcr Do sign up and come along to the first event of 2016. It promises to be a good one. If you're interested in taking part, either by speaking or volunteering to join our team, then get in touch via any of the links above. Thanks! PKN_MCR

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve." In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.