SITEWIDE Search Results: “arctic”


Tromsø @ Kurant
Apr 25, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ East 3 School
Sep 20, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ East Three Secondary School
Feb 28, 2014


Tromsø @ Driv - Isbjørn scene
Jan 27, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ The Top Knight Pub
Oct 26, 2017


Tromsø @ Driv
Jan 25, 2018


Manila @ University of Sto. Tomas
Mar 09, 2018


Tromsø @ Framsenteret
Jan 23, 2019

PAST ARCHIVE, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ University of Santo Tomas Field
Feb 28, 2019

PAST Res Artis Meeting 2019 Kyoto, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ Kyoto Art Center
Feb 07, 2019

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Ice Hotel

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Eszter Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll recount their experience at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Over 100 miles above the Arctic circle, they joined a group of international artists and designers, who worked in pairs or groups to design rooms for the hotel, which consisted entirely of ice.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2013.

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The LBGT Archives

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Emery Grant represents the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, an institution working to become recognized as the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender museum in the US. He discusses origin of the Stonewall's collection, delves a bit into LBGT history, and speaks about the future of the LBGT human rights movement.  

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@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Si Transken is the creator of an artivism for healing program with the Northern Women's Center at UNBC. This program has created a space for women to share their artistic expressions at various events though out the year; to sell their creations in the open space in front of the Women's Center and to participate in various workshops for healing. She is pleased to share photographs of the art and poems that emerge from the sessions.

As a survivor of abuse, Si has a deep commitment to assisting others to land on their feet - and even find their dancing feet! She is currently working toward Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy with the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.

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Unpacking Manuel's: An Unintentional Archive

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 15, 2015

Manuel's Tavern has been a local watering hole and staple of Atlanta for over 60 years. This winter, it will be demolished and then rebuilt and incorporated into a new "mixed use" development in the same location. As is true with every propoerty in Atlanta, when remodeled the method is to raze the property and build unaffordable, luxury units over top of commercial and retail spaces. Seeing as how Manuel's has become a physical archive of Atlanta through the years, unintionally, it was decided to create a searchable, digital archive of all of the items on the walls. Listen to Ruth Dusseault and Brennan Collins discuss the process of recording all of this history.

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Fake It 'til You Make It

@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Ghaleb Hawila gives us a peek into his journey to find his passion, arabic calligraphy. From how to break the rules to turning your hobby into your occupation, Ghaleb retraces the steps that led him to challenge the preconceptions and develop his own language.

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Archive-inspired Digital Lace

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Sarah Taylor looks at one of her collaborative textile design projects.

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Attic in the Arctic


In this fun talk we are taken to one of the northern most parts of the world and brought into the world of working at a tourism dog sledding company by an Australian! Talk about connecting two of the farthest places on earth.... 

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Birds Eye View

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

The mysterious wildlife tales of Canada's Western Arctic as witnessed by commercially trained helicopter pilot and adventurer Paul Grech.

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@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you should be able to read them."

In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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Interactions between Arctic glaciers and fjords

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Seb Baucutt presents one of the highlights of research conducted by ocean physicists at the University of Cambridge. It is a small piece of work that allows a better understanding of how the Arctic is melting, and provides new measurement techniques to aid and protect research scientists in some of the most dangerous areas of the Arctic Circle.

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PKN in the Japan Times, the Article

As a follow-up to our post the other day on the piece in The Japan Times, here's a scan of the article -- half a page!

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Architizer A+ Awards

We're very happy to announce that PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham is one of the judges for this year's Architizer A+ Awards. The competition looks to highlight "the world’s best spaces and structures, and the minds behind them," and it's an honor for PechaKucha to be a part of it all. You'll find more details about the Awards on the dedicated site, and here's a video that shows off the creative process behind the making of the A+ Awards Statuette (pictured in this post), designed by Snarkitecture. The winners will be announced in May at a red carpet gala in NYC.

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Ice Hotel

For our weekend "Presentation of the Day," we hand over the mic to Eszter Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll, who recount their experience at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Over 100 miles above the Arctic circle, they joined a group of international artists and designers, who worked in pairs or groups to design rooms for the hotel, which consisted entirely of ice.

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PKN#15 - Tromsø

Thanks to the presenters, DJ, audience and the co-organizers and helpers for a great PKN at Kurant yesterday! Inspiring, important, interesting, insistent stories were told - from Aggie's very personal and beautiful favourite things to Silje's poetic words accompaning the extremely harsh pictures from the reality of house demolitions, and the hope and hard work of the project of the Freedom Theatre, told by Jonatan. We also got to know about several events and projects taking place in Tromsø, and Northern Norway: art festival and home performances, chess olympics and creative innovation festival - here is Huibert's presentation about Arctic Festival. And here are some snap shots, better pics will come up soon: Hanne on Hammerfest, Huibert on multi media, Jonatan on freedom theatre and Børge on chess. Anne Katrine on home made performance, Bjørnar on city development and Jonas on symbioses. Aggie on favourites, Ole on kystens hus, Sindre on cheese and Silje on house demolitions.

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Chasing Aurora

Does the Aurora look the same to the naked eye as it does photographed? Photographer Judith Conning’s passion involved traveling to and indulging in an environment few of us can imagine. In “Chasing Aurora” from PKN Forster Vol. 3, see how she travels north of the Arctic Circle to capture one of the world’s most magical, beautiful natural phenomena: the Aurora Borealis.

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Architectural Archives

The American Institute of Architects Channelon our site continues to grow with content, with the presentation archives now including the two sessions that took place at the AIA Convention 2013, here and here.

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Reflecting on Why We Walk

On a snowy night in mid-January, the auditorium at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) filled with Yellowknife residents clad in mukluks and goose-down parkas. The 80-odd people were gathered for Why We Walk: A PechaKucha Night devoted to exploring some of the many motivations behind the human proclivity for putting one foot in front of the other. The Yellowknife PechaKucha Night was inspired by Walk to Tuk, a winter walking challenge hosted by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). During the months of January and February, registered teams of NWT residents work together to conceptually walk the distance of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River), 1,658 km from Fort Providence at the outlet of Great Slave Lake to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. As those in attendance hunted for a seat (much to the organizers’ delight, more chairs had to be added!) and got caught up with neighbours, they were treated to songs from Jonathan Churcher’s recently released album, Rock Walker Blues. Shortly after 7pm, the MC for the night, the affable Minister of Education, Culture, and Employment, Alfred Moses, took the stage to introduce the eclectic group of presenters. There were nine presentations exploring walking from a variety of different angles. Tour guide Rosie Strong introduced the audience to the Old Town Soundwalk, an audio tour app that shares the stories, music, and colourful history of Yellowknife’s oldest neighbourhoods. In a presentation titled “The Art of Walking,” chiropractor Michael Bokor explored what is happening in our feet, legs, and knees when we go out for a ramble. Inveterate adventurers Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth explored the risks and rewards of two month-long walks they have undertaken in the NWT, the first along the Arctic Coast and the second through the Mackenzie Mountains. Traditional artist Gerri Sharpe took the audience behind the scenes of the Yellowknife stop of Walking with Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation that honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Historian and NWTRPA staff member Jess Dunkin brought to life the six-day walking competitions that drew large crowds to places like Madison Square Garden in New York City in the late nineteenth century. Colinda Blondin, a youth officer from Behchokǫ̀, and Allice Legat, a Yellowknife author and anthropologist, explored how walking ties people to place from Scotland to Denendeh in a presentation titled, “Know Where You’re From, Know Where You Live.” Photographer Jennifer Broadbridge spoke about the joys and challenges of living without a car since 2009. Elaine Stewart, Karen Wilford, Lorne Gushue, and Peter Chynoweth of Yellowknife United Church introduced audience members to labyrinth walking, a form of prayer/meditation that originated in pre-Christian times. The evening ended with biologist-turned-author Jamie Bastedo reading an excerpt from his novel Tracking Triple Seven that follows a collared bear as she travels across the barrenlands with her cubs. For all of the evening’s variety (as one audience member noted, there really was something for everyone), there were also common themes. Perhaps the most recurrent was that of connection. Walking, the different presenters made clear, connects us to our bodies; to the places we walk, both urban and wild; to others, from family and friends to neighbours and strangers; and to the Creator. Following on this, walking is: a way to tend to our physical and mental wellbeing; a vehicle for strengthening relationships and building community; an ethical choice; a way to know the past and present of the places where we are from or where we find ourselves; and a spiritual practice. It was not just the presenters who told stories about walking, the audience was also asked to share their motivations for walking on a large wooden display board. Here are a few of their responses: I walk to get where I need to go. I walk to make life decisions. I walk to get to high places. I walk so my dog won’t poop indoors. I walk for the environment. You can read more walking motivations and contribute your own on Twitter using the hashtag #whywewalk. Thank you to the presenters for your thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining contributions to the evening’s conversation about walking and to the audience members for your interest, enthusiasm, and graciousness. If you were unable to attend the PechaKucha, you can watch the presentations here. A big thank you to Rajiv Rawat at the Museum for his technical expertise. This post is also available on the NWT Recreation and Parks Association website.

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PKN Archives!

Never has there been a better time to dive into the PechaKucha Presentation Archive that we are amassing, now 7000 presenations deep, (that's 140,000 images)! With over 50 PKN presentations being added every week, it's becoming more clear the value of the 20x20 format and the library of creative content we'll be passing along to the next generation! 


Announcing our presenters for #pkldnont vol. 1 - Jan. 25

Without further ado, we are excited to announce that PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 1 on January 25 will kick off with SEVEN presenters. Here they are:   Paul Grech - Birds Eye ViewThe mysterious wildlife tales of Canada's Western Arctic as witnessed by commercially trained helicopter pilot and adventurer Paul Grech. Sarah Ashfield - Building Hope: Why I Chose to Support the Case for At-Risk MothersA look at the life of Sarah Ashfield: raised in an adopted family and what led to her decision to spearhead The New Addition Campaign. Janic Gorayeb - Team Communication Guided by Organizational Values – The Ripple EffectValues serve as a compass for our actions and define how we conduct ourselves. The ripple metaphor symbolizes how our actions or non-actions echo throughout an organization both internally and externally. Kenny Khoo - Value of Water: Perspectives from IndiaIn order to enable sustainable access to water in rural India, creating economic value in water is critical.  Andrew Kaszowski - Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The WorldIn 2008, Andrew lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!   Join us at Innovation Works London at 6:20pm on January 25. Get your FREE ticket now - all we ask is a donation of $1 to the PechaKucha global fund and an item for the London Food Bank.

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The Magic of PechaKucha

Imagine not leaving your street for a whole year. 365 days living within the boundary of just one ordinary road, in an ordinary part of the city. In a project named Jaffa Jaffa, experimental Dutch film-maker Marnix Haak did exactly that, not stepping foot outside Javastraat in Amsterdam East from 1 September 2016 to 1 September 2017. For 365 days Marnix existed purely within his immediate community, getting to know every inch of his street and the people who lived there. The artist wanted to know why it was that his friends were keen to travel the world and meet new people rather than engaging with those right there on the doorstep. Is there really more to be learnt from the far than from the near? Or are most of us just blind to our communities, living alongside one another distanced by imagined difference? In PechaKucha you are allowed just 20 slides, with a 20 second time limit per slide in which to share your story. We see photos of Marnix dressed up with grinning bin men, Marnix riding on segways with the local kids, Marnix at a Ramadan feast, Marnix learning how to carve a kebab and moving footage of Marnix saying goodbye to a terminally-ill neighbor who became a close friend. This was just one of the twelve Pecha Kucha presentations at Amsterdam’s De School last night. We also heard from a chef who’s founded a supper club for isolated pensioners, a journalist who collected his own waste plastic for 1000 days, a carpenter turning old fridges into beautiful furniture, a cartographer questioning who owns the Arctic, and an illustrator who lived in the Hortus Botanicus for a week sketching plants at night. Each had just six minutes and 40 seconds in the limelight. The boundaries, for Marnix Haak and for PechaKucha are very rigid. And yet, these tight parameters are enough to prove just how many extraordinary, ordinary people there are in this community. You don't need to travel far, you don't need money or power to make a contribution. Sometimes you just need a mad idea. This article was written by Daisy Allsup and first appeared on her personal website.