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PAST VOL 8

Copenhagen @ Brorsons Kirke
Sep 17, 2008

PAST VOL 9

Copenhagen @ Stærekassen
Dec 03, 2008

PAST VOL 13

Copenhagen @ Danish Architecture Centre
Apr 28, 2010

PAST VOL 16

Copenhagen @ Danish Architecture Centre
Dec 15, 2010

PAST VOL 20

Copenhagen @ Copenhagen Central Library
May 23, 2012

PAST VOL 22

Copenhagen @ Copenhagen Central Library
Dec 05, 2012

PAST VOL 29

Copenhagen @ Rundetårn
Sep 17, 2014

PAST VOL 33

Copenhagen @ dansehallerne
Sep 23, 2015

PAST VOL 34

Copenhagen @ Valby Kulturhus
Nov 25, 2015

PAST VOL 35

Copenhagen @ Absalon
Apr 13, 2016

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JDS Architects

BY JULIEN DE SMEDT
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Julien de Smedt about his long chair for God... www.jdsarchitects.com
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Leavening Rye Happiness

BY MAJA LUND
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Maja Lund, PechaKucha organizer of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites us in to see her perspective on the intersection of Danish and Japanese culture. On her journey, starting with a search for rye-bread in Tokyo, she seeks an understanding to the country's love for Danish pastries and looks into different perspectives on happiness, Danish "hygge" and Japanese "kata".

"Presentation of the Day" on May 4, 2013.

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

BY MARTIN JUSTESEN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!

Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.

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The anatomy of a great venue

BY JOHN MAHON
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

The Locals was set up at the start of 2015. We want to uncover the people, places and things that make us proud of our city and tell their story.  

The Locals was setup by John Mahon, formerly a director with Bodytonic and responsible for setting up and running The Bernard Shaw Venue.  

The Locals produce our own shows and collaborate with people on events around the city like markets, festivals, screenings, parties, pop ups, banquets, venues….these are the sort of things.

They do them under different names like Toejam, Telephones and The Eat Up. The Locals is the umbrella name for it all.

They’re from Dublin and proud of it.  They know this city is world class and want to see it at the table with the like of Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Berlin. They're doing to do their bit to help.

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Follow Your Heart

BY 蔡博丞 PO CHENG TSAI
@ VOL 28 ON MAR 26, 2016

In 2014, Tsai Po-cheng won the Audience Favorite Award in The International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover and the Choreography Competition in Masdanza with his masterful work Floating Flowers. In 2015, he was crowned champion in The Choreography Competition in Burgos and The Choreography Competition in Copenhagen, and finished second in The International Choreography Competition in Jerusalem. In sharing his journey and the hurdles he faced in teaching dance in Taiwan, Tsai encourages young people to follow their hearts so that people who share the same vision as them will offer support and follow in their steps. Tsai also reminds young people to stay true to themselves and to speak in the voice of their own generation.

 

 

Po-Cheng Tsai’s international breakthrough came with Floating Flowers. In 2013, the production won the National Creative Dance Competition in Taiwan. In 2014, Floating Flowers won both Audience Award and the First Production Prize at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover ,giving Po-Cheng Tsai the opportunity to tour  Floating Flowers with dancers from Gauthier Dance. This piece was invited to perform at 2014 China Dance Forward in Hong Kong and Guangdong, and later  to LUCKY TRIMMER in Berlin in 2015. This year, Po-Cheng’s new work, Hugin/Munin came in first and won Tanz Luzerner Theater Production Award at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in Denmark; also ranked No.1 and won Italy Balletto Di Siena Production Award at International Contest of Choreography Burgos in Spain. Po-Cheng Tsai founded his own company B.DANCE in Taiwan. He also worked as guest choreographer with different professional companies, including Cloud Gate 2 and Kaohsiung City Ballet. Tsai dedicated himself to dance education and choreographed at Tsoying Senior High School and the Taipei Physical Education  College.

蔡博丞2014以「浮花」奪德國漢諾威國際編舞大賽及西班牙MASDANZA國際編舞大賽「觀眾票選第一名」,2015又以「Hugin/Munin」連奪西班牙布爾戈斯、丹麥哥本哈根編舞大賽首獎,以及耶路撒冷國際編舞大賽銀獎,他分享學習舞蹈過程與在台灣從事舞蹈工作的困境,鼓勵年輕人做對的事就能吸引共同理念的團隊支持,並隨時記得歸零找回初心,發出屬於自己世代的聲音。

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve."

In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.

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50 PKNs in June

It's certainly a busy June for PechaKucha Night events around the world, with so far already 50 cities hosting PKNs sometime this month -- with the global city count at just over 200 now, that's about one in four of PKN cities worldwide. Here's a look at all the cities that are busy with events this month -- be sure to check and see if you can find one in your area! June 2: Chicago #9 @ Martyrs' June 3: Brisbane #11 @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse June 3: Hengelo #1 @ Creatieve Fabriek, Hengelo, NL June 3: Charleston #3 June 3: Tacoma #1@ The New Frontier Lounge June 4: Gothenburg #14 @ Park Lane June 4: Frankfurt #11 @ Weißfrauen Diakoniekirche June 4: Omaha #4 @ Slowdown June 4: Berlin #13 @ WMF June 5: Valencia #4 @ Mercado Fuencarral Valencia June 6: Kalmar #3 @ Pukeberg June 8: Fresno #3 @ Starline June 9: Cape Town #6 @ The Assembly June 9: Wellington #5 @ Overseas Terminal, Azzuro Room, upstairs June 10: Providence #4 @ Local 121 Basement June 10: Dunedin #2 @ Otago Polytechnic School of Art June 11: Dawson City #2 @ Odd Fellows Hall June 11: Los Angeles #20 @ LA Forum Gallery June 11: Aarhus #2 @ LYNfabrikken June 11: Zagreb #3 @ Hartera festival / ex Tvornica papira (special visit to Rijeka) June 12: Oulu #5 @ Folkets Hus June 13: Surabaya #1 @ pool garden cafe, JAVA PARAGON HOTEL, Surabaya June 14: Worcester #1 @ Bocado Tapas Bar June 14: Halifax #2 @ Seahorse Tavern June 15: Tromsø #6 @ Kjeller5 June 15: Portland Maine #8 @ Brunswick: Frontier Café Cinema & Gallery June 16: Edmonton #4 @ The Shaw Conference Centre June 16: Chicago #0 @ ENGLISH June 17: Boston #11 @ Mantra June 17: Hong Kong #5 @ One Bar June 17: Beirut #5 @ Orient-Institut Beirut June 17: San Francisco #34 @ Harlot - Nightclub June 17: Copenhagen #11 @ Korsgadehallen June 18: Prague #13 @ Aero Cinema June 18: Miami #2 @ The Wolfsonian June 18: Lexington #1 @ LexArts (ArtsPlace) June 18: Kosice #1 @ Kino Úsmev June 18: Newcastle #3 @ Live Theatre, Newcastle June 19: Nairobi #3 @ RaMoMA Museum of Modern Art June 20: Maastricht #3 @ AINSI June 20: Budapest #13 June 20: Kaunas #2 @ "Skliautai" June 24: Paris #9 @ Divan du Monde June 24: Kuwait City #2 @ Al-Qabliya School June 24: Tokyo #63 @ SuperDeluxe June 24: Seattle #13 @ Cascade People's Center June 25: Brighton #2 @ Redroaster Coffee House June 26: Marseille #7 @ Plage des Sablines June 29: Zürich #5 @ SEEFELD RAZZIA June 30: Buenos Aires #14 @ Ciudad Cultural Konex

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Randomly in Copenhagen

While looking for PechaKucha-related photos on Flickr, we found the one you see here by Flickr user bia_the_biatch, which based on the date it was taken we're assuming was taken at this month's PechaKucha Night in Copenhagen Vol. 12. What a great looking venue!

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A Guide to Landscapes, Improving a Train Station, and Rampant Inspiration in Gothenburg

Presentations João Nunes is an architect, and in this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Catania Vol. 10) he talks about the challenges involved in working with landscapes. This usually means having to balance elements such as time, conditions, and the type of terrain, along with very different materials. In "A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate" (from PKN Barnsley Vol. 4), Sharon Shepherds shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the historic Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. Posters We've got two new additions to our Tumblr blog, including the poster for PKN Manizales Vol.  3 you see pictured above, as well as the two sides of the PKN San Antonio Vol. 6 flyer. Photos We have quite a few photo galleries to share with you today, some from PKNs that happened a while ago (so not necessary from a city's latest volume). Pictured above, PKN Hanoi Vol. 1.PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 9 [Flickr]PKN Marseille Vol. 17 [Facebook]PKN Catania Vol. 6 [Flickr]PKN Albury-Wodonga Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Hanoi Vol. 1 [Flickr] We shared a report by PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson recently (about the city's recent Vol. 31), and here's a follow-up on the topic of instant inspiration:Sometimes inspiration travels fast. The day after PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31, presenter and sushi chef José Seruda went out in the city to find edible ingredients inspired by Klara Hansson who presented about "The edible city" the same night, and during the beer break served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants. José's own hunt resulted in a brand new starter dish using Daisy, Garlic-mustard flower and Dandelion Leaf served as part of the omakase offering the same night at his restaurant Hoze. I'm guessing it's this kind of passion for experimentation with ingredients and flavors that might be the reason many consider Hoze one of Sweden's best sushi restaurants. Below is a video of Klara going hunting for wild plants in Gothenburg city on a previous occasion and within 30 minutes serving up a fresh mushroom salad. How has a PechaKucha presentation inspired you? Calendar As we covered yesterday, tonight's (Wednesday, May 23) calendar includes PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen Vol. 20. Tomorrow is a big Thursday (May 24), with the following events on tap: PKN Istanbul Vol. 14, PKN Seattle Vol. 35, PKN Helsinki Vol. 21, PKN London Vol. 6, PKN Kosice Vol. 18, and PKN Yerevan Vol. 16.

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Copenhagen Vol. 23 Recap

Though the PKN Copenhagen organizer Maja Lund has been away from helm and helping us here at PechaKucha HQ in Tokyo; the show must go on!  And on it has gone -- the latest event (Vol. 23) in the Danish capital went off with a bang last week, with presenters like Jakob Lange, who talked on "Window Farms" i.e. gardens you can grow in your window box, Jan Kofod Winther discussed his airphotography, and Kjartan Arngrim told stories about his band "Folkeklubben" (Folk Club) -- they also performed as an intro to the event.  Naturally, there are slew of photos from PKN Copenhagen Vol. 23 up on their event page. Not only that, but a local news station was on hand to interview presenters and attendees (in Danish, of course), the YouTube link for those interviews can be found here. Last but not least -- and again, in Danish -- the Danish National Radio (DR) discussed PechaKucha recently as well in an interview titled "Japan Concept Tightens Lectures Up", found here.

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Maja Lund

With our PKN Vol. 102 just a week away, it's time to start highlighting our lineup! First up is Maja Lund, PKN Copenhagen organizer who has been in Tokyo for a couple of months working with our team here at PechaKucha HQ.来週のPechaKucha Night 東京102のプレゼンターの方を紹介していきます。初めはPechaKucha Night コペンハーゲンのオーガナイザーMaja Lundさんです。東京滞在中にプレゼンテーションをしてくださいます。

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Leavening Rye Happiness

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 102), PechaKucha organizer of Copenhagen, Denmark Maja Lund invites us in to see her perspective on the intersection of Danish and Japanese culture. On her journey, starting with a search for rye-bread in Tokyo, she seeks an understanding to the country's love for Danish pastries and looks into different perspectives on happiness, Danish "hygge" and Japanese "kata".

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PKN Posters: Copenhagen Vol. 24

We have had PKN Copenhagen's queen bee Maja Lund here in Tokyo, but in her hometown the show must go on! Copenhagen's latest evening, Vol. 24, is ... today, and this ultra-cool geometric poster was made by designer Louise Skafte.  To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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The PechaKucha Night "City Focus"

For the past few months we've been highlighting one PechaKucha Night city a week on the front page of the site, as part of what we call the "City Focus" -- this week, the highlighted series is for the city of Izmir in Turkey. We haven't been keeping track of all the "City Focus" PKNs here in the Daily Blog, and that's something we're going to change starting now. Below is a list of all of the cities that have been featured so far -- and you can expect a weekly post here on the new chosen city (and here's the category link). From latest to earliest: New York, Markham, Barranquilla, San Antonio, Detroit, Bogota, Seattle, Pori, Tulsa, Springfield, MO, Beijing, Guatemala City, Daegu, Salt Lake City, Hanoi, Breda, Copenhagen, Atlanta, Louisville, New Westminster, Genoa, Aalen, Usti Nad Labem, Singapore, Portsmouth, Miami, Williamsburg, Beirut, Tokyo, Wellington, Stockholm, Istanbul, and Toronto.

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Art & Technology - PechaKucha Night Aalborg #18

It's been a while since our last blog post - but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot of PechaKucha in Aalborg - just been busy making things happen - and we still are! :-) Last years international PechaKucha at IMAGES Festival in Karolinelunden had an audience of 150 in the tent and held the amazing synergy, when PechaKucha Nights are the best and it was followed by a small PechaKucha at a local Sustainability Festival on the international PechaKucha Night only 14 days after. We connected to Tokyo in the midst of technical cacaphonia of voices from everywhere and we managed to say a short hello Tokyo and we had a cosey event at KUL Nordkraft. In october we returned to our base at HUSET and went Twin Peaks themish in "The owls are not what they seem..." and had great presenters finishing the night off poetically with Frederik Bøgh Andersens . In february 2014 we finished a great event with a small concert all for free of course. In june we took the PechaKucha Night Aalborg #17 to a reconstructed ferry and made it a floating cultural event at Plagen – om:form and beautifully the idea of reconstructing the ferry to a culturalvenue was presented at a PechaKucha Night February 2013. Amazing to be able to follow a great idea to be reality through amazing work of two architects and volunteers. And now to the essense of present: last tuesday we returned to the harbour and went ashore in the fabulous new Aalborg University building for art & technology and architecture and design made by Henning Larsen Architects just next to Musikkens Hus. Almost 200 people found their way through the buildingsite and rain to the new auditorium. This PechaKucha was organized as a close collarboration between the art & technology faculty and the culturalhouse HUSET - and its been great fun to work with Julia Spicina - who also created the beautiful poster and Jacob Borrits Sabra. The programme was opened by Stahl Stenslie artist, professor and head of the faculty – with an amazing presentation of “Haptic art”. Stahl works with installations that involve interactive art-suits that can give an extra dimension through creating touch from the suits. Lance Putnam is also a professor at art and technology and he presented us to “Harmonic pattern function” both from nature, how we perceive and react to it as humans and how to create it with computers and expand our consciousness of perception of the world – quite a mindblowing presentation! Lars Bonde is an artist and owns a small gallery for conceptual art called VÆG (WALL). Lars is in the middle of a fantastic muralproject in Aalborg where 10 artists from all over the world have been invited to make artworks on walls in the city picked out together with the cityarchitect. Signe Højmark is projectmanager of a new landartart project and festival called LANDSHAPE here in Nordjylland and she presented the ideas of both inviting artists to make great works and to invite the public in to create landart. Morten Poulsen is educated musician from the conservatory here in Aalborg and is very passionate about music – especially drumming! He was here to present a new music instrument he’s created to go with a playstation and he both presented and played for us! In our PechaKucha break the audience could enjoy posters from all over the world exhibited in the hall and of course buy a beer, coffee and cake in the studentsbar. And graphic designer Adam Hansel had placed free posters to grab on the tables. First presenter after the break was Elizabeth Jochum is an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Aalborg University.  She has a BA from Wellesley College and an MA/PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the Robot Culture and Aesthetics research group at the University of Copenhagen.  Her research focuses on how to design robots that are as fascinating as people. But as she started out saying: our best machines are made of sunshine J She gave us examples as to how the interaction between robots and actors and dancers can expand artistic experiences of theatre. Andreas Mathew has his own small company make both artistic projects and this project he called “Survivalskills”! Survivalskills is an interactive game the uses augmented reality - made for pupils in elementary school to create awareness and information about craftsmen educations.  Adam Hansel went slapstick presenting his desire of sharing the power of the poster with everyone and two students Allan Yde Enevoldsen and Grith Sandberg shared their thought and dreams regarding being educated in art and technology. Last came two other students Alf Andersen and Jean Francois Robin  talking about “Visual symphony”. Alf and Jean Francois had cooperated with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra to make visuals to a concert with Stravinskijs Firebird. We finished off with a small DJ concert in the hall and a lot of chit-chat and cosey happy people. Angd guess what: the rain had stopped outside J See ya at HUSET for a PechaKucha Night Aalborg #19 on December 9. 20.20 Thank you from Annette Scheibel cityorganizer of PechaKucha Night in Aalborg  

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve." In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.