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Arte Penitenciario en Baja California

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

As Ramón García Vásquez explains in his presentation, the Arte Penitenciario en Baja California gives criminals the opportunity to experience art-related activities. (in Spanish)

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Central Coast Culture: A California Cocktail

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 04, 2015

Holli Harmon find herself to be a contrarian at times, so as a painter, the description of a “contemporary traditionalist” is fitting.  It reflects her effort to use imagery that is clearly current while honoring the tradition of painting.  Her narratives are told with characters and scenes that are ordinary in our modern world. Her paintings are material records of the places and people who have been significant to her in her personal experience. She can share this imagery honestly, because it is the one she knows.    She says, "These stories describe our experience as a human being. They are always found on the edge of our own personal borders of space and time."

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Connecting the Dots between Teaching, Learning, and Making in California and Japan

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Artist and educator Mai Ryuno shares stories from her life and projects in the US and Japan. She creates community experiences in her classroom, and finds ways to engage students in developing their conceptual and artistic capabilities.

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A Whirlwind in Manzanar

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

During World War II, Japanese Americans in Los Angeles were evacuated to Manzanar, a relocation center camp in the California desert. Combining oral history with artifacts and primary source material, Ellen Huxtable has researched the experiences of her parents, relatives, and others during their confinement at Manzanar. Ellen’s current project, “A Whirlwind in Manzanar,” is a book of historical fiction for young readers based on this research.

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@ VOL 5 ON OCT 12, 2016

A story of growing up in dual cultures in a 1st generation immigrant family, about the passing down of a family tradition of making homemade flour tortillas, and how it has repeatedly shown up in Chris Castro’s life.

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Keiki Club

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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Lessons from natural history of California

@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Carli  Baker talks about what we can learn from the past to help us solve problems in the future. She takes us on a journey through breath-taking views of California, explaining how the sunny state came to be.

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Embelleciendo mi Ciudad

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 31, 2018

Presenta: Tete Manriquez, Activa ambiuentalista a traves de la promocion y creacion de murales y esculturas en espacios urbanos de la ciudad de Ensenada, Baja California, Meéxico

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Días de tierra y Luz

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 31, 2018

Presenta: Edgar Lima. Fotografo radicado en la Cd. De ensenada presenta una seleccion de sus fotos favoritas del desierto

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CYNTHIA CASTILLO Como es ser y hacer arquitectura en la Ciudad De Ensenada, Baja California

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PKN, the Drink

Over the past six years of PechaKucha Night events, there have been countless stabs at PKN cocktails. James Lane sends us this version he spotted at PKN Sacramento: I'd like to announce that the organizers here in Sacramento, California have designed (and drunk) possibly the first drink called "The Pecha Kucha." We hold our events at a Thai Lounge and the owner designed it for us. I'm not a bartender so I don't know all the ingredients, but it involves lighting Bacardi 151 on fire. I told her that since it was for artistic types it should be inventive and cheap. Do let us know about any PKN-inspired drink you may encounter. Photo: Spacepleb/

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Happy 2013 from PechaKucha

A new year has begun, we have escaped yet another foretold apocalypse, and we're back to our not-so-ordinary lives here at PechaKucha. Some of us watched fireworks in Bangkok, others escaped to the sunny beaches of California, and still others climbed the frigid mountain ranges of Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  Though we've been away from it all (or just asleep under the kotatsu), the world continues to turn. We return to flooded inboxes -- a veritable deluge of content from all over the world. And thus we journey forward, into another fresh year full of excitement and opportunities to be seized. From all of us at PechaKucha HQ: we wish you a fantastic 2013! 

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Orange County, China

On a voyage to Orange County, real estate developers from Beijing discovered, distilled, and replicated the essence of the Southern California suburban life and brought it back to China. In today's Presentation of the Day "Orange County, China" from PKN Toronto Vol. 15, artist and photographer Kotama Bouabane displays photos from this surreal, simulated western paradise and discusses the culture of replication often found in the Asian nation.

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Not Yet the End of the World

Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images "Einstein once said, 'We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.'" Summer Gray is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate at the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory. In "Not Yet the End of the World" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, she speaks on the climate justice movement, and what we must do to save the planet from the destruction of global warming. 

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No Place Like Houses

We see challenges as opportunities. We took a height limit and leveraged it to emphasise the horizontal view of the ocean. Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. In "No Place Like Houses" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

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Making Ventana Surfboards

Most surfboards at their core are made of foam, but this man makes his from California Redwood. Craftsman Martijn Stiphout discusses the creation process of his hollow, wooden surfboards. In “Making Ventana Surfboards” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, we get an in-depth look into the work that goes into making the handmade pieces unique, and ultimately beautiful.

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The Odyssey Project

"It seeks to demonstrate how artistic cooperation transcends class, racial and social barriers ... and serves as an alternative to incarceration and penalty."In "The Odyssey Project" from PechaKucha Santa Barbara Vol. 14, Ahmed Asi describes the collaborative theater process between youth from a juvenile detention facility in Santa Barbara county and undergraduate students from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Using the template of Homer's Odyssey, the participants gather on the university campus to explore the mythic elements in their lives in order to reconstruct the epic poem in their own voices. The project leads to a public performance at a local theater. Everyone on this creative journey is a hero or heroine. The project is designed to honor youth in identifying their heroic life mission and map a course of action. It employs theater arts as a strategy for inspiring life affirming choices.


Presenter Bio: Ursula

Announcing one of our presenters, Ursula:   Ursula is a relatively new arrival to Lilongwe but not Pechachuka.  She has enjoyed attending and participating in PechaKucha formats in San Francisco, California where she has lived for most of her adult life.   A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ursula studied architecture in Scotland and has practiced as an architect for 25 years.   She is currently employed at UNICEF as a UN Volunteer.   Will be great to hear Ursula's presention on People at Their Best!

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A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space

"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence." In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.

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City Focus: Ensenada

Resting comfortably on the Baja California Penninsula in Mexico, Ensenada shines bright in this week's City Focus. With a population of around 700,000 people, the city is the third largest in Baja California and is home to an ethnically diverse community that fosters a unique culture, including being the birthplace of the modern fish taco! Maybe that is why its local nickname is "La Cenicienta del Pacífico" - The Cinderella of the Pacific. Hosting Mediterranean climates, Ensenada also finds itself at the heart of the Mexican wine country, as well as being a popular destination for tourists and cruise ships. With good wine and a fun culture, it truly sounds like the perfect place for a PechaKucha; and as luck would have it, our friends down in Ensenada have arranged their Vol. 3 event, which will take place on July 11th. If you are in the area, you won't want to miss it! Viva Ensenada y viva PechKucha!