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BY EMMA LINFORD
@ VOL 3
ON FEB 02, 2016
"They are a very resilient tribe and I think they have the courage to survive in style."
In Polar Musings from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 3, Speaker Emma Linford takes us on a journey into the frozen north of Canada, where she meets reindeer, indigenous tribes, and icy conditions so cold it freezes your skin in 30 seconds.
The Art of 'Her'
BY LORETO VALENZUELA
@ VOL 9
ON APR 25, 2017
Loreto Valenzuela talks about "The art of 'Her'". “...real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad." From An encounter by James Joyce. Human encounters, as we all know, are inevitable. Most humans, adhering to their daily routine, tend to have encounters with the same people. However, when one leaves the routine and for example goes on holiday one finds themselves with many more fortuitous encounters than usual. What exactly counts as a fortuitous encounter, what effect may it have on ones life? This presentation will invite you to explore the links between art, curiosity and fortuitous human encounters.
A Life Lived with Passion and Purpose
BY JUSTIN MILES
@ VOL 16
ON OCT 17, 2018
Justin Miles is an adventurer, explorer, speaker, award-winning author, educator, and advocate for universal education provision.
After a car accident that left him having to re-learn basic functions from walking to talking, he set about turning his dreams of adventuring into reality and has tackled adventures and expeditions in polar, mountain, jungle and desert regions.
BY MARTYN SIBLEY
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 20, 2019
Martyn Sibley is a regular guy who happens to have a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). This means he cannot walk, lift anything heavier than a book or shower himself. He runs Disability Horizons, is the author of 'Everything is Possible', has a Degree in Economics & a Masters in Marketing. In this fun packed presentation, Martyn shares his love of adventure and his travels around the world.
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31 Days Under the Sea
BY FABIEN COUSTEAU
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 14, 2014
In 31 Days Under the Sea from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 1, Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 30, 2014.
The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring
BY TEGAN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 37
ON MAR 07, 2016
“Cycle touring is the future of travel. It’s cheap, It’s environmentally friendly, it's a lot of fun and it's a type of travel where you're not trying to get from city to city as fast as you can.”
What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. In The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring, from PechaKucha Night Cape Town’s 37th volume, speaker Tegan Phillips give a short cartoon presentation about the wonders of long distance bicycle-travel.
The Art of Cycling
BY VERONICA ABRENICA
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 25, 2016
"I had to do it for myself to grow within..."
In The Art of Cycling at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, Veronica Abrenica shares her journey of cycling across the United States and how it has influenced her life for the better, one mile at a time.
Veronica is a cycling enthusiast who believes in the power of cycling to bring clarity, balance and empowerment into one's life. She has cycled across the US with "Bike and Build" and all around Ireland with "Cycle Against Suicide". Her talk is a call to action to pursue something meaningful and challenging, to break routine and wake up your senses.
BY DAVID GIFFELS
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 09, 2018
David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father’s dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad to help him build his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to spend time together. But the unexpected deaths of his mother and, a year later, his best friend, coupled with the dawning realization that his father wouldn’t be around forever for such offbeat adventures—and neither would he—led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss.
Doin' The Cheeky Chicken
BY JASON MILLS
@ VOL 6
ON NOV 01, 2018
He's done the hustle. He's even done the Bartman. But Jason Mills doesn't think he's ever done the Cheeky Chicken. However, Jason Millsdefinitelytley a perfect teacher. Beginning as a solo climber, Jason soon combined his love of the high country with his profession as a grade school teacher. His student Erica can attest. While Jason was teaching Erica the ways of the rock climber, he demonstrates one of life's most important lessons himself: life is better when you have a good climbing partner.
Adversity, Adventure and the Outdoors
"Adding insult to injury" is thankfully a phrase Rob Conte is unfamiliar with. Oh, he's had injuries: between his work life as a wildland firefighter and river guide, and his pastimes of mountian biking and snowboarding, injuries pretty much come with the territory. But Rob usually does not have to deal with the "insults", as his close network of family and friends supported him every step of the way as they "played through the pain" together.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
A Quest for Adventure
As Alastair Humphreys says, "Go somewhere you've never been. Do something you've never done. See something with fresh eyes, and you'll find that adventures are all around us." In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN London Vol. 1), you'll see that Alastair is certainly one who practices what he preaches -- he has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India.
Ever heard of an inspirational lawn ornament? Well you're about to. Geeg Wiles tells the story of his travelling companion Captain Ahab: a 3-foot-tall bright-yellow lawn ornament. In today's Presentation of the Day "Ahab's Adventures" from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3, Geeg discusses what started as harmless college recreational photo project, and became an international phenomenon that inspired people around the globe to go out and have new and exciting experiences. Ahab has been skydiving, river-rafting, he's been to Yellowstone and Rushmore; as Geeg says, "if Ahab can do it ... so can you!"
Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?
Space. The final frontier. For zero-gravity ping-pong-ball parties. Maryam Nabavi, an Innovation Strategist at Idea Couture, talks about her strategy for the future of commerical space (i.e. Virgin Galactic) as a service industry. If you ever thought about living in space, then small bathrooms, carbon-dehydrated food, and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements are probably not what you had in mind. However, in "Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, we learn that Nabavi redesigned the experience to have humans at the center of the problem so that it can be an enjoyable and memorable experience for anyone no matter their financial or physical situation.
Adventures through Time and Space
“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” Vanessa Graham is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and Doctor Who fan who is proud of her geek heritage. In "Adventures through Time and Space" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 9, she describes how this British cult-hit television program has shaped many aspects of her life. Careful, or she'll challenge you to Time Lord trivia!
The Adventure Bum
“[Magazines] weren’t telling the stories of that were anything like my experiences.” Photographer and adventurer Jon Heller speaks on his journey from hobby to occupation. In “The Adventure Bum” from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, he speaks about how his obsession with nature and adventure magazines took him to new locales and exploits.
Adventures through Cycling
“You can’t plan an adventure, but you can live in a way that allows for adventure. Embrace the unknown, be ready to take a big risk, and when everything goes wrong remember there was a reason you started it — that’s your adventure.” Brothers James Nord and Dylan Nord grew up going on adventures, riding bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost that sense of adventure and child-like delight of their youth. In “Adventures in Cycling” from PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1 we see their solution — deux north — was to get together with a bunch of friends, go on adventures again, embrace the unknown, and film it the whole way.
The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes
"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?" In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.
Adventures in Extreme Sewing
"When we told [our production methods] to some producers, they didn't believe us. This is the sewing machine we bought ourselves to figure out how to do it."In Adventures in Extreme Sewing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Swedish furniture designer Fredrik Färg of the design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE wows us with his daring feats of EXTREME SEWING as he pushes the envelope of industrial production methods using experimental materials to produce uniquely expressive pieces of furniture.家具デザイン、工業デザイン、アートなど、多岐にわたるクリエイティブフィールドにおいて実験的なアプローチで次々と作品を発表し、世界中のデザイン関係者から注目されているスウェーデンのデザインスタジオFÄRG & BLANCHE。メンバーのFredrik Färgさんが、近作のユニークな縫製家具が生まれた背景を明らかにされています！彼らの制作プロセスは必見です！
The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring
“Cycle touring is the future of travel. It’s cheap, It’s environmentally friendly, it's a lot of fun and it's a type of travel where you:re not trying to get from city to city as fast as you can. ” What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. In The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring, from PechaKucha Night Cape Town’s 37th volume, speaker Tegan Phillips give a short cartoon presentation about the wonders of long distance bicycle-travel.
Let new adventures begin!
We have our first confirmed speakers for 17th October! Andy Boothman will talk about how he created a unique set of designs for Dress Code Shirts, based on tech images. Carri Pavitt will talk about the rise of the independent. Simon Hall will talk about life's swerves and soothing the soul. Lucy Tucker will talk about the unintended consequences, funny and otherwise, of travel. Pamela Wesson will talk about life as a pop-up shop prop on Mill Road. If you'd like to join the line-up for this or future events, let us know!