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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

Devonte Black
in Buffalo
Alex Black
in Wollongong
Shanna Black
teacher in Fort Dodge
Mary Black
RETIRED ENGLISH TEACHER in Auroville
art art
art, art in art
Penelope Black
in Colorado Springs

PAST VOL 4

Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009

PAST VOL 2

Ústí nad Labem @ Galerie Emila Filly
Jun 19, 2012

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami

PAST VOL 6

Makassar @ Trans Studio Mall
Nov 29, 2014

PAST VOL 11

Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Arts
Apr 01, 2015

PAST VOL 66

Seattle @ Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
Nov 02, 2015

PAST VOL 14

Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Arts
Feb 25, 2016

PAST VOL 3

Ufa @ MIRAS art gallery
May 12, 2016

PAST VOL 55

Brisbane @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Dec 05, 2018

PAST VOL 26

Orlando @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 29, 2019

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Black Cat & Shippoku Design Office

BY TOMOFUMI YOSHIDA
@ VOL 67 ON DEC 02, 2009

Tomofumi Yoshida of Black Cat and Shippoku Design Office talks about his amazing interactive designs. We absolutely adore the date bag! Find more on about Yoshida-san here at Mutsuhana Garden www.mutsuhana.org/
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

BY ANN WILLIAMS
IN DALLAS

Ann Williams talks about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a performance and learning center, walking us through its various programs, and highlighting some of the shows it has hosted. (in English)

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The Long Black Wig Project

BY BECKY EDDY PHILLIPS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

“Recall the idiom Everything But the Kitchen Sink…This is NOT that space.”

In The Long Black Wig Project from PechaKucha Night Bryan’s 5th Volume Speaker Becky Eddy Phillips rhythmically details a her multimedia artistic piece. The Long Black Wig Project enters contemporary plots in art, science, domesticity, mothering, and feminism. Using art like a verb, it wavers in leaps and falls between the intellectual and domestic realms. At the same time, the work is introspective, balancing the overlapping (though historically antithetical) realms of mother and artist: how to stay connected to art depends on the artists connectivity to her children. An ambitious multi-media exhibit, it is contained within A Vacuous Space.

A multitude of video vignettes are projected within it’s relative space. With titles such as Miss Sara Tonin’s Fancy and My Feminism Hurts My Marriage, the imagery is strangely eerie with a feminine edge as if there were an invisible link to the past lives of women associated with Surrealism. A long wig is seen throughout the work and acts as a connective fiber.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. 

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Imperfection Is The New Black

BY SAM CORNWELL
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Sam Cornwell talks about his struggles with perfection in photography and his artistic take on photogrpahs.

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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.

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Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City

BY THOM WHITE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 12, 2016

What happens when some friends start having a Summer solstice bonfire on the beach? Well, if you keep it up long enough you end up building the 3rd largest city in Nevada for 70,000 radical self-expressionists for one week a year, and then erasing all trace of it until the next solstice. Thom White has been participating for a number of years and shares his insider knowledge of Black Rock City and the Burning Man Festival.

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My Life as a Hetero Cisgender Millenial Mixed-Race ADHD Agnostic Only Child Black Belt American Named Dominic

BY DOMINIC VELANDO
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2017

Dominic Velando presents original illustrations revealing highly personal experiences such as his father’s death, drug-induced hallucinations, and doomsday paranoia.

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Black Grief: The Silent Killer

BY RONNIKA WILLIAMS
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Ronnika Williams is a graduate of Benton Harbor High, Western Michigan University, North Carolina Central University, and the Center for Documentary Studies program at Duke University. Ronnika is a children’s book author, nail polish enthusiast, and she will talk about what inspired her multimedia documentary project about grief in the black community.

 

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Amazing Black Women Not In Your History Book

BY RAYVEN HOLMES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

It wasn't until Rayven Holmes was out of school that she discovered on her own that history also included amazing black women, and not just the old white guys that were in the school history books. Here is a small collection of those amazing black women, and why we need to get them included in the history books.

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Mane Street

BY RAYVEN HOLMES
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2018

This is an artistic stroll through black kink. Rayven Holmes shares an enlightening presentation about the styles and the underlying culture of contemporary Black hair styles.

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PKN Kuala Lumpur in Black and White

We'll have photos from last week's PechaKucha Night in Kuala Lumpur Vol. 7 soon enough, but in the meantime here's a great moody shot from the event by Flickr user shootanemo, a Kuala Lumpur-based graphic designer and photographer.

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Art in Japan After 3/11

Art is Powerful or Powerless? That's one of the questions that Tokyo Art Beat's Tomomi Sasaki and Xin Tahara try to answer in this presentation that looks at the Japanese art scene post 3/11. It was recorded at the last month's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83.

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Street Art in Sao Paulo

In our first presentation today, "Street Art in Sao Paulo," Mundano talks about his graffiti street art, all based on criticism towards the politics of Brazil using ironic humor. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Sao Paulo Vol. 5, and is in Portuguese.

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Fear of a Black Planet

"Who stole the soul?" In today's Presentation of the Day, "Fear of a Black Planet" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9, DJ, producer, and promoter Tim Hoover raps (quite literally) on his greatest passion: hip-hop music. He shows us how the Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet changed his life, led him to tour the world, and grew into a career in audio engineering.

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Cycling is the New Black

Cycling isn't back in style -- it never left.  Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. In "Cycling is the New Black" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 

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Taking Art Back

Many people think there is special knowledge required just to enjoy art. Are they right? Yinka! focuses on inherent inaccessibility of art to the common man and how this trend is changing. Despite advancements in and best efforts of society, governments, educators, etc., there is still a widely held perception that it is something reserved for the rich and privileged. In “Taking Art Back” from PKN Markham Vol. 3, you’ll see: change is a-coming!

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Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

"My dad left when I was 15 months old and that's the first reason I'm glad I grew up in England."In Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America from Madison Vol. 13, a British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge shares his insights of the complexities of race while growing up and living in two different countries. While facing the challenges of racial inequality in both American and Britian, Younge offers a unique persective on the merits and pitfalls and over all complex issues of race in both societies. Check out this facinating presentation!

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The Long Black Wig Project

“Recall the idiom Everything But the Kitchen Sink…This is NOT that space.” In The Long Black Wig Project from PechaKucha Night Bryan’s 5th Volume Speaker Becky Eddy Phillips rhythmically details a her multimedia artistic piece. The Long Black Wig Project enters contemporary plots in art, science, domesticity, mothering, and feminism. Using art like a verb, it wavers in leaps and falls between the intellectual and domestic realms. At the same time, the work is introspective, balancing the overlapping (though historically antithetical) realms of mother and artist: how to stay connected to art depends on the artists connectivity to her children. An ambitious multi-media exhibit, it is contained within A Vacuous Space. A multitude of video vignettes are projected within it’s relative space. With titles such as Miss Sara Tonin’s Fancy and My Feminism Hurts My Marriage, the imagery is strangely eerie with a feminine edge as if there were an invisible link to the past lives of women associated with Surrealism. A long wig is seen throughout the work and acts as a connective fiber.  

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400 Seconds of Art

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas” In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

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Barn Quilts : Art in the Community

"We want our project to be more than pretty. We want to be a positive addition to the community." Barn Quilts: Art in the Community from Accident Vol. 3, Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio and has spread across America. Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together.