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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.

Kelly Fair
in Chicago
Shana Fair
Development Specialist, CBCCFL in Orlando
Deanna Fair
Marketing Coordinator, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg
Lael Echo-Hawk
Tribal Attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer in Seattle
Alan Fair
Retired in Birmingham
Alan Fair
Retired in Birmingham
Victoria Fair
in Armada
Tea Fair
in Rock Hill
Mary fair
CEO in New York

PAST VOL 4

Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami

PAST VOL 25

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami
Dec 04, 2013

PAST VOL 15

Burlington, VT @ ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Apr 09, 2015

PAST VOL 24

Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Aug 14, 2015

PAST Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha

Tokyo @ Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS
Sep 19, 2015

PAST VOL 14

Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Arts
Feb 25, 2016

PAST VOL 19

Salt Lake City @ Weller Book Works
Jan 28, 2017

PAST VOL 23

Salt Lake City @ Trolley Square South Entrance
Jan 19, 2018

PAST VOL 41

Shenzhen @ Vanke Design Commune
May 18, 2019

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An Echo of a Hammer

BY SUBHI NAJAR
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Subhi Najjar shares the beautiful and gripping legend behind the origins of the Kurdish people and of their special relationship with the sun.

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

BY PHILIP BERGER
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch. 

Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2015.

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30g.tw - The Fair Fruit and Vegetable Shopping Platform

BY 彭昱融YU JUNG PENG
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Returning to Hualien to operate the 30g.tw fruit and vegetable shopping platform, Mr. Peng rediscovered his hometown through the variety of its produce. He hopes the creation of this platform will help the farmers by allowing their produce to achieve better pricing in a fairer market. He collaborates with designers who have made it easier for fresh produce to enter the market.

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Making Fair Trade Personal

BY ANDREA BREWSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Chair of Trade Aid Andrea Brewster shares her personal connction to one of New Zealand's first social enterprises, brining ethically made products to New Zealand. Her story spans 3 geenrations of her family and map a journey of connecting kiwis to fair trade crafts

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Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Queensland

BY SANDY MCCATHIE
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

Sandy McCathie shares the platform for Queensland indigenous artists to tell their stories through visual art, performance, theatre, fashion, screen, workshops and more.

 

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"Deus Ex Machina," "Hliehhan," "The Book," and Me

BY JIM JENKINS
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 11, 2016

Commissioned by the Aurora (Illinois) Public Library to produce a piece of public sculpture that illustrates the intersection of art and technology, James G. Jenkins produced three distinct yet related works of art: an outdoor public sculpture, an indoor “time machine / desk,” and a large medieval manuscript-like, artist-made book of collages. The latter work, which the artist describes as “graphplotfictionfacttotems,” illustrates the journey of creation, fabrication, and installation of the artworks at the library. It is an intentional, repetitiously redundant, self-referential echo.

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Makers Fair

BY NICHOLE CROSS
IN SIOUX FALLS

Nichole Cross is an introvert who is totally uncomfortable summarizing herself in a bio for promotional purposes, but she realizes that this is a necessary evil to share her love of design and maker culture. Nichole would prefer to change the world anonymously, but can’t currently bankroll that approach.

Nichole is also an industrial designer who likes to work on interdisciplinary teams, and an advocate for the STEAM approach to education (integrating Art/Design into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical curriculums). She gets excited about story, technology, materials, and clever things.  

She is currently working with EmBe to organize a STEAM based Maker Fair for girls ages 8-13 years old this fall, in the Sioux Falls area. Her former life consisted of designing inflatable things like parade floats and military decoys.  

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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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Miel maya honing

BY BENOIT OLIVIER
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 18, 2018

Né en 1958, romaniste de formation. Parcours professionnel essentiellement dans le commerce équitable, chez Oxfam-Magasins du Monde (1982 à 1988) et chez Miel Maya Honing (de 1993 à ce jour).

Miel Maya Honing asbl est une ONG de développement active en Belgique et dans le Sud, spécialisée dans l’apiculture. En Belgique, elle fait un travail d’information et de mobilisation sur le commerce équitable, illustré par la filière du miel. Groupes-cibles: les écoles primaires et les communes qui participent à  la Campagne Communes du Commerce Equitable. Au Sud, elle appuie des projets d’organisations paysannes apicoles, au Mexique et en Amérique centrale (jusqu’en 2013), et, depuis 2014, en Bolivie et en Afrique (Congo-RDC, Cameroun et Rwanda). Au niveau du commerce équitable, son partenaire commercial était la coopérative Maya Fair Trade (jusqu’en 2017) et, depuis 2018, Oxfam Fair Trade.

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Mixing Music

BY MARK WINGFIELD
@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Our brains use the echo in a room to determine the objects in the space". 

Musician and mixer Mark Wingfield talks us through the different ways to mix music and one in particular that he has used for many years that tackles the issues when mixing music recorded in small spaces.

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Art Basel Miami Beach + PechaKucha

Back in December of last year, PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand produced a special edition PechaKucha event in collaboration with Art Basel Miami Beach, with the topic of social media and contemporary art. A video of the event has now been put online. Presenters include Dylan Fareed, Ben Davis, Lori Faye Fischler, Leyden Rodriguez, [dNASAb], and Jody Turner.

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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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Finding the 'Art' in Alberta

According to Dave Delibato, the easier it is to draw a province, the harder it is to live there, and in this presentation recorded at PechaKucha Night in Toronto Vol. 11, he attemps to find the 'art' in the province of Alberta.

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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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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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Time-Based Art

Who wins when chess pieces made of ice melt? Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese-Russian-American working on time-based art. In “Time-Based Art” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8 he speaks about how he always wanted to be a stunt-double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few of his fascinating projects and talks about why he loves performance art.

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

Butter-sculptures of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, homemade cakes from scratch.  Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. In "Arts and Crafts of the State Fair" from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 we learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, and that the celebration of locally grown agriculture is truly a sight to see. 

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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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Art Healing Hearts

"Is amazing how the subconscious can be echoed through art." In Art Healing Hearts from PechaKucha Forster Vol.4, Tanayah Tooze shared her amazing journey of healing through art. She made artworks for cover band, mural, fundraising and how she helps the disadvantaged children of Vietnam with her talents and genuine heart.  

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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.