EL PASO Search Results: “cultural confusion”

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Finding My Cultural Voice in Comics

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

By day Rudy Vasquez is the mild mannered Marketing and Communications Manager for El Paso’s Downtown Management District (DMD)…but by night Rudy pursues his amazing passion for comic animation artistry.

Rudy has worked for independent comic book publishers as a work-for-hire sequential artist for years, but has not published any creator owned work. Now, the artist is laying the foundation for a creator owned project that is an expression of his own voice. In this journey, he has discovered a culturally rich context that reflects life on the border more so, than life in a completely make believe world. 

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Under the Radar

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture.  Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry.  Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta.  Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day.  Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “cultural confusion”


Halifax @ Pier 21
Sep 20, 2012


Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
Jan 28, 2014


Seattle @ Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
May 21, 2014


Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
May 21, 2014


Salamanca @ Colegio Mayor Fray Luis de León
Feb 18, 2016


Pisa @ Il Giradischi
Nov 17, 2016


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Dec 01, 2016


Salamanca @ Edificio Multiusos I+D+i
Mar 06, 2017


Nottingham @ Nonsuch Studios
Apr 12, 2017


Salamanca @ Complejo de Peñuelas de San Blas
Mar 22, 2018

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Cross-Cultural Design


So+Ba, a design studio in Tokyo, has an understanding of cross-cultural communication and a strong sense of social and political ideals that they enjoy incorporating into their works. Listen as they talk about their past and present projects that they hope will inspire their surrounding community to think differently and encourage them to voice their opinions. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2014.

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Improvisation on Cultural Entrepreneurship

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Oliver Olson’s second PechaKucha talk is extremely funny again. He did not know the slides beforehand. Having worked in banking, real estate, IT, education and marketing, Oliver does not need any story to engage his audience.

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Cultural Geographer

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 10, 2016

Kevin S. Fox is a cultural geographer originally from Connecticut in the United States.  He grew up in what he considers the borderlands between the suburbs and the rural; the Yankees and the Red Sox; the Pequonnock and the Housatonic; between New York and New England.

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Cultural difference: American point of view on Ukraine

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2016

Byron Johnson is living in Ukraine. During some years he observed Ukrainian culture and made some findings. Different traditions of greetings, communications with neighbors, hospitality, transportation, food etc. He talks about his own experience and discoveries of Ukrainian life style.  

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Cultural Confusion

@ VOL 5 ON JAN 08, 2016

In the light of recent wave of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, Hasnain Bokhari speaks about his experiences living in Germany about how it is being like living like a foreigner or a migrant in Germany/Europe.

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Design Handbook for Cultural Centers

@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

Among exciting architectural projects discussed, Peter Lényi also presents "Design Handbook for Cultural Centers", which maps urban, architectural and design qualities of cultural centers, members of Trans Europe Halles.

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Cultural Sterotypes

@ VOL 35 ON DEC 15, 2017

Bonny Liu shares some of her experiences with and insights into cultural stereotypes, including sources, outcomes and dangers. She goes on to outline why and how of overcoming stereotypes.

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Zumo Colaboratorio Cultural

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 21, 2017

Lady Solano directora regional norte de Zumo Colaboratorio Cultural nos cuenta como un sueño puede hacerse realidad. La Música necesita mucho trabajo, no solo para componer, sino también para difundirla y representarla. ¡He aquí una historia apasionante de cómo el arte y la gestión cultural transforma la vida un grupo de jóvenes emprendedoras!

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Kathak Dance – Lost and Redeemed Cultural Heritage

@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Travel in time to Indian and Mughal history when Kathak dance was at its zenith. The decline and destruction of cultural heritage and Kathak dance during the British colonial rule. To reclamation in the post colonial rule of Indian history and art and its impact and influence on Kathak dance today. 

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Cultural Exchange Through Humor and an Art Support Group in Indonesia

Presentations Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. In their presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93), that explain how the British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humor. Raymond Malvin's presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 8) is about Kopi Keliling, a movement (in the form of a variety of creative activities) that believes that art and creativity can make changes that are meaningful to the Indonesian people. By juxtaposing art and creativity (both in terms of work and the person behind the work) to a wider community, it hopes to promote a desire to produce art. Kopi Keliling allows talented young visual artists to display their work through events held regularly, moving from one public space to another. Although the intent is to showcase the works of these artists, Kopi Keliling understands that without an audience these works are meaningless, and so another goal is to create interaction between the audience and the art (and artist). Posters We have just one new poster on the Tumblr blog today, and it's an uncovered "blast from the past" from 2010, for Bialystok's very first PKN. Photos Today's gallery [Flickr] covers Springfield, Illinois' Vol. 6, which was held back in February. The city's next event, Vol. 8, is set for August 2 at the Capital City Bar & Grill Theatre. Calendar Tonight's (July 10) event takes the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10, and tomorrow you need to look to Nashville, for the city's Vol. 7.

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Powered by PechaKucha

"Powered by PechaKucha" (PPK) events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events must include presentations that use the PechaKucha "20 images x 20 seconds" format. We have a few requirements when it comes to these -- in order to avoid any confusion with PechaKucha Nights -- and so please contact us for more info on how to organize a “Powered by PechaKucha” event.

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The Art of Running

Most runners are powered by performance drinks and nutritional energy bars, but Joseph Tame is powered by laughter, smiles, and a smidgen of confusion. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from our very special PKN Tokyo Vol. 100), Joseph shows us the art he has created through running. Using Nike's GPS run-tracking technology he runs routes on the map shaped like animals, shoes (as a promotion for Nike) and most recently spelled out "20x20" as a 10-year birthday gift to PechaKucha -- what a unique and wonderful surprise it was! It all started about 5 years ago when Joseph was accepted to run in the Tokyo Marathon (due to high demand about 1 in 8 applicants are selected) and, due to his fascination with technology, decided to live-stream his experience so that he may share it with those who couldn't participate. Later, with Japan's public television network NHK, Joseph ran the words "Ishinomaki (石巻)" in the city most seriously affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He spoke to people living there, brought some smiles to their faces, and promoted awareness for the still-troubled region. After several additions to his outfit, a PKN Tokyo Vol. 72 presentation, thousands of kilometers, a multitude of smiles, and many drawings later he has become a sort of ambassador at the crossroads of running and tech. This Sunday the 24th at 8:30am JST, he'll be streaming his run through the Tokyo Marathon once again; you can show your support and check out more of his running-art on his website.

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PechaKucha Night Pontevedra vol.5 (presenters)

This are the presenters in the next Pecha Kucha Pontevedra vol.5.  It is going to have place in Portal 48, espacio para la creación,   1-Bolboretas de papel-artesania2-Correveydile-organización de eventos 3-Seara Records-plataforma de difusión cultural4-Freshysweet-agencia junior de publicidad5-Noemí Días Patiño- Circulo Polar6-Paulova- artista7-Flying rats-skateboarding crew8-Chás-fotografía

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Declaración de Interés Cultural

Declaración de Interés Cultural   En el día de hoy el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de la República Oriental del Uruguay, a través de la Dirección Nacional de Cultura, declaro de interés Cultural la primera Edición de Pecha Kucha Colonia del Sacramento. Es un gran privilegio para todos los pechakucheros de Colonia contar con tan distinguido apoyo, nos enorgullece y nos carga las energías para continuar trabajando para brindar un evento que este a la altura de las circunstancias. Gracias a todos por su apoyo, Organizadores de Pecha Kucha Colonia del Sacramento  

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A Declaration of Cultural Interest

Here at PechaKucha we're very proud to have received a variety of awards and special recognition in cities all over the world, and the latest such honor comes via the PechaKucha Night series in Colonia del Sacramento. The series has received from the Uruguay government -- more specifically, the Ministry of Education and Cutlure -- an official "Declaration of Cultural Interest," and that's before the first event has even been held (it's set for February 21). A big congratulations to the PKN Colonia del Sacramento team!

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City Focus: Colonia

Colonia del Sacramento is our "City Focus" this week, first because the city will have its very first PechaKucha Night on February 21 -- see the official event page for all the details. And, as we mentioned on the Daily Blog last week, the Uruguayan government has also issued an official "Declaration of Cultural Interest" to the series -- how's that for a vote of support!

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Cross-Cultural Design

What to do when designing for the East from a Western perspective? Swiss natives Susanna Baer and Alex Sonderegger speak on SO+BA, their Tokyo-based design studio, and go into depth on understanding cross-cultural communication. In "Cross-Cultural Design" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night from PKN Tokyo, we see that Susanna and Alex possess a strong sense of social and political idealism that they enjoy incorporating into their works. They hope to inspire their surrounding community to think differently, and encourage them to voice their opinions. 

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Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.  Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.     

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First Pechakucha in Warwick

Our first Pechakucha evening will feature a variety of subjects, ranging from trout fishing to sloths.