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Bali @ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2009 at Ubud
Oct 10, 2009


Whistler @ Maxx Fish Lounge & Bar
Oct 16, 2011


Coventry @ mac, Birmingham
May 27, 2012


Christchurch @ Geo Dome
Aug 30, 2012


Ubud @ Betel Nut
Oct 12, 2013


Dunedin @ Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Jun 07, 2015


Seattle @ Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
Nov 02, 2015

Ubud @ Betel Nut


Xiamen @ 厦门SM新生活广场
Jun 17, 2017


Hamptons @ Parrish Art Museum
Jun 15, 2018

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Black Cat & Shippoku Design Office

@ 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
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre


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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Fred Black

@ VOL 21 ON APR 14, 2012

Fred Black belongs to a new generation of designers who chooses to work with shadow instead of light. His fictive timeline looks back from the year 2022 and reveals the side effects of extensive LED lighting expansion. In his effort to redefine the beauty of the night, Fred creates a counterpoint as he initiates the Nocturnale Event in 2022, where he gives shadow a new perspective.

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Black in The Day

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

How much do you know about black history? The presenter shares historic moments of American history in relation to how black community members were treated by their white counterparts while also highlighting the assets of a black community in Tulsa Oklahoma.


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Turning Black Thumbs Green

@ VOL 3 ON APR 10, 2015

Kathy Jentz is a gardener and editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. She doesn't believe in "black thumbs", only green thumbs waiting to sprout. Kathy shares the best tips to turn black thumbs into green thumbs.

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A Whinge of Writers

@ VOL 23 ON DEC 01, 2015

Vanessa Oakes is a playwright and member of Midlands writers' collective Bold Text. Here she muses on the collective noun for a group of writers and tells us about all the things Bold Text got up to in 2015 - from rehearsed readings to making a home at The Rep to getting involved in politics.

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Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975

@ 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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Sevan Writers Resort – a Creative and Public Space

@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

Sarhat discusses the project he’s doing currently on an extraordinary modernistic building of Sevan Writers Resort, located on Sevan peninsula.

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FIKA Writers

@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Poet Danielle O’Halloran weaves poetry through her images telling stories of her whakapapa, childhood and life.  A member of FIKA,  a collective of Pasifika writers based in Ōtautahi, who have been meeting together regularly to write since 2004.

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#foundfiction - The Guerrilla Publishing Experiment Connecting Readers and Writers Across the World

@ VOL 23 ON AUG 02, 2018

Print off a short story, put it in an envelope marked 'READ ME' and leave it somewhere random to be found. The idea behind #foundfiction is simple but powerful, and it's inspired readers and writers across the world since launching in 2014. Here, founder Steve Clarkson talks about the origins of the project, how it quickly gained a dedicated following, and what the future holds.

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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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Reconstructing 3/11

Quakebook was one of the many fantastic projects that popped up following the events of 3/11 to bring attention and raise funds for reconstruction in Japan -- you can watch a presentation about the project by "Our Man in Abiko" himself, recorded at our Inspire Japan event in Tokyo last year -- and the same team is now behind Reconstructing 9/11. We include the full press release in this post. “RECONSTRUCTING 3/11” BRINGS FRESH VIEWS AND ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES TO ANALYSIS OF JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI AND NUCLEAR DISASTER Abiko, Japan — One year after Japan was devastated by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in March, 2011, and all the problems this triple disaster caused are still not fixed. And the hard questions raised by the responses to the 3/11 crisis by both the Japanese government and the media still remain mostly, and unfortunately, unanswered. “Reconstructing 3/11” is the first eBook from Abiko Free Press, a new electronic publishing company formed by the same team which created “2:46—Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake” (#Quakebook). Drawing on the experiences and expertise of noted journalists, independent writers, and Japan experts, “Reconstructing 3/11” takes a close and insightful look at various facets of the 3/11 Disaster. From an assessment of what the Kan administration did right, to a first-hand account of what it took to volunteer for clean-up after the disaster, to an analysis of how Japan’s yakuza gangsters actually proved a force for good during the early stages of disaster recovery, “Reconstructing 3/11” reports on angles and attitudes about that fateful day which you likely didn’t get from your conventional media outlets. Contributors to “Reconstructing 3/11” include: Japan Times journalist Philip Brasor (“Media: Giving the people what's good for them”); M.I.T. Center for International Studies researcher Michael Cucek (“Politics: Kan won”); Japan-based freelance writer Nathalie Kyoko Stucky (“Survivors: Last man in the forbidden zone”); Tokyo-based journalist Richard Smart (“Protests: Japan's citizen's are angry with the system and would like a polite word with it”); Tokyo Vice author Jake Adelstein (“Crime: Sometimes the yakuza live up to their image”); Jamie El Banna, founder of the non-profit volunteer relief organization It’s Not Just Mud (“Charity: Sometimes the best thing you can do with your life is shovel reeking mud”); public relations consultant Orlando Camargo (“Business: From disasters locally, Japan can evolve globally”); and Hiromi Murakami, a professor at Tokyo’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Kiyoshi Kurokawa, chairman and co-founder of Impact Japan (“History: Japan's third opening rises from black waters”). The opinions and analysis in “Reconstructing 3/11” are consistently honest and insightful, and some may even be considered controversial. But the material written for this book comes from writers who have been on the front lines of reporting on, solving, and, in some cases, living through the problems caused by Japan’s March 11th, 2011 disaster. The goal of “Reconstructing 3/11” is to get the reader to understand and think about these problems in new ways. Because this is a new kind of book, for a new way to look at Japan. “Reconstructing 3/11” is currently available in a Kindle edition on And for further information please visit the Abiko Free Press website, or join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

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PKN Posters: Kathmandu Vol. 8

This poster flew to us all the way from the remote valley-city of Kathmandu, Nepal. PKN Kathmandu hosted their Vol. 8 at the "cozy" Attic Bar about a day ago; with presenters including young entrepreneurs, writers, artists, a visual storyteller, and more! Well, okay it was transmitted electronically but, isn't it more fun to think of a poster traveling by wind from country to country? To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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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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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

If you can read, you can write.  Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. In "Read Like a Writer and Write Like One" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, Lawrence gives us some very valuable tips that helped him when he was getting into writing.

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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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Brown M&Ms

“This is about the fuck-ups you make when you’re looking for work.” Be wary of brown m&ms. Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference Mare Swallow does a lot of hiring. In “Brown M&Ms” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30, Mare tells us of the clever techniques she utilises to weed out “f**k-ups” prior to the interview process.

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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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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 18

A wonderful audience and brilliant speakers at PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 18!