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PAST VOL 7

Gibsons @ Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Aug 02, 2013

PAST VOL 6

Aleppo @ College of the Maristes Freres
Jan 09, 2014

PAST VOL 15

Ekaterinburg @ Коворкинг "Соль"
Feb 27, 2014

PAST VOL 82

Providence @ The Parlour
Jan 27, 2016

PAST VOL 4

Eskişehir @ Kurşunlu Külliyesi Kültür Merkezi
May 07, 2016

PAST VOL 11

Tainan @ C-Hub成大創意基地
Jun 08, 2016

PAST VOL 1

Ås
Feb 15, 2017

PAST VOL 30

Paris @ VOLUMES coworking
Sep 28, 2017

PAST 2018 Impact Summit - Community Indicators in Action, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ McNamara Alumini Center, University of Minnesota
Sep 17, 2018

PAST VOL 36

New Haven @ Lotta Studio
May 29, 2019

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Mundos imaginarios

BY CRISTÓBAL CÓRDOVA
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

La Ludocracia es un colectivo artístico enfocado en la creación de juegos de caracterización(disfraces) y otras experiencias lúdico-teatrales.

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A Primer on Community Theater

BY DAVID DUFOUR
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

David DuFour has a passion for theater.  His PechaKucha performance expands on thriving local and community theater in the USA and in particular the Elkhart Civic Theater in Indiana where Dave is the executive director.

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

BY BRAD GORMAN
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 

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My Love for David Duchovny

BY LIZ MYERS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Librarian, film and yoga enthusiast, Liz Myers wants you to know why she thinks David Duchovny is amazing and why you should think so too.

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NOW HOW

BY ADAM FULFORD
IN TOKYO

"Let's get the value of regional Japan out to the world because the world will benefit from it."

In NOW HOW From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future"  Adam Fulford uses the word NowHow as a rough translation of "ichigo ichie," a Japanese tea ceremony concept that focuses attention on the unique value of each encounter. "Now" is the only time available to us to take action, and so it would seem appropriate to try to make the best possible use of that opportunity. Adam uses his take on traditional East Asian and Japanese culture to design a "now" whose aim is to improve the survival potential of the amazingly diverse communities to be found, on the brink of collapse, in regional Japan. For his NowHow and Walkshop activities, he brings together international teams whose task is to unearth buried treasure -- while also experiencing the power of "deep Japan" to mend a broken heart. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, March 15th, 2016.

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The Other Side of The Bread

BY ABDUL ZAINIDI
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

Young director, Abdul Zainidi of @brurealismpictures, shows slices of life through art. In his works, he assumes the lens of the spider, spinning webs and leaving a trail of intrigue. In this presentation, there are layers upon layers of stories.

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"find me"

BY DANIELA HANZL
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

Yohana Papa Onyango und Markus Schmidt, ehemalige Studenten der Fachhochschule Dornbirn und seit neuestem Inhaber der Filmproduktionsfirma "Mapicha" präsentieren ihr neues Projekt, den Kurzfilm "find me". "Mapicha" steht für Bewegtbilder und "find me" steht für "two damaged people trying to heal each other through love", so beschreibt es der Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler Johnny Ritter. Außerdem mit dabei: Nadja Bodlak (Schauspiel und Musik) und Daniela Hanzl (Produktionsleitung). http://mapicha.allyou.net/5601068

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An Active Life, Is a Life Well Lived

BY LINDSAY SOMERS
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Faced with the ultimate end, Lindsay Somers discusses how her Mother's lust for life even in her final months inspired her to chase her dream. Her work embodies her Mother's spirit and allows it to live on every day.  She bares her heart and soul in this beautiful ode to her Mother, the Thursday before Mother's Day.  

Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, watch the clouds roll across the summer sky, and take a deep breath in the middle of all the bustling about. 

AND HUG YOUR MOM!

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I Love You Because: Musicals I could talk about for hours but I won't because this thing has rules

BY MEGAN BARHAM
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

A heartfelt, high-speed speech full of passion. The part-time actress and full-time fanatic of musical theatre Megan Barham frequently belts out a song while working as De La Warr Pavilion Duty Operations Officer. This is a breakneck introduction to the world of Musicals by someone who eats, sleeps and breathes them! Be warned - she could talk for hours … 

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The Bechdel Test And Women's Presence In Film

BY DAVE VALENTINE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

D.J., popular culture buff and quiz master Dave Valentine examines The Bechdel Test, which asks if a work of fiction features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man. 

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PKN in Metropolis Magazine

Check out October's Metropolis Magazine (US) article written by Arnie Cooper on PechaKucha. It outlines how were are working to put many of the great ideas we see at PKN events into action. Read it online here.

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Good Causes at PKN San Francisco

San Francisco likes to give its editions of PechaKucha Night a theme, and the one for this week's Vol. 34 was "CAUSE." Ivy Chuang, who attended the event and did a presentation on Knoend's Passage for Peace concept, writes up some of her favorite projects that were shown at the event.

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A Drop-in Clinic for Design Help, Creative Activities in Tohoku, and Hovering in Tokyo

Presentations The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim (ArchiTEXT.inc) and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) and presented at PKN Toronto Vol. 16 -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪ In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Sendai Vol. 2), Kazushige Monou talks about his Tsurezure Dan project, in which he tries to produce fun and creative activities in the Tohoku region, with the hope of sharing them with others. Posters There's only one new addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster you see above, for next month's PKN Springfield, IL Vol. 8. Photos Today we'll point you to this Flickr photoset from last week's PKN Kingston Vol. 3 (pictured above), and what a night it was. "Our heads are still spinning from the event," says PKN Kingston organizer David Cuthbert. "It went really, really well, and we had our largest event to date, over 200+ (totally unplanned)." We'll share one more photo today, this one in a series that our PKN Tokyo photographer Michael Holmes has been taking for our event flyers (see the first one here). A lovely hovering photo taken near our venue, SuperDeluxe, just before the start of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PechaKucha action this weekend. Tonight (July 13), we start with PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11 and PKN Moscow, Idaho Vol. 2. On Saturday we have the following trio of events: PKN Tulsa Vol. 1, PKN Ostrava Vol. 8, and PKN Nara Vol. 3. Since Monday is a holiday here in Japan and so we won't be updating the blog, take note that PKN Leeds Vol. 12 is taking place on that day, and then on Tuesday you can look to Jacksonville as it celebrates its Vol. 20. 

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CTO tips: positive thinking leads to positive actions

Have you ever been in trouble? Don't you think that every failure leads to a new breakthrough? Every negative situation is a chance for you to turn it to benefit. Three lessons of positive thinking from the rollApp CTO Dima Malenko presented on PKN vol.6 IT in Dnepropetrovsk that help him to be effective in everyday life.   

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Materials Innovation through Failure

Making ... allows me to invent something, mock it up, and fail. And then improve it.  Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through making and inventing: a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. In "Materials Innovation through Failure" from PKN Denver Vol. 19, he shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art"... But people like Mario Rueda see the city in a very different light. In "Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens" from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month, we learn that public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists, and give back the city to citizens. 

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

Water is our lifeblood. We are drawn to water naturally, as we are made mostly of it. Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist, and art educator, presents “Hydrologic: Where Water, Art, & Activism Meet” at PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

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B&W in Valladolid

Topping the front page this week is a presenter in action at a PechaKucha Night in Valladolid.

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Photo from PKN Edmonton

This week's top image on the front page of the site is this great shot of a presenter in action at the PechaKucha Night series in Edmonton.

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?" In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities. Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.