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SuperDeluxe Channel

SuperDeluxe the birth place of PechaKucha Night is: a place of experimentation, a noisy thing, an intimate ballroom with wholesome food, a network of all sorts, a place to enjoy, and a place to enjoy others.

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BitSummit Channel

BitSummit is a new conference in Western Japan for indie developers to showcase ideas and meet with publishers. For this year's BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) the festival has expanded in size, length, and quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

Baranja Animation Festival
Animafest in Osijek
SALA Festival
Artist in Adelaide
Colectivo Warehouse Habitabis Festival
Architecture and Art Collective in Lisbon
David Food
in Boston
Favorite Food
New York in New York
Favorite Food
New York in New York
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PAST VOL 7

Genève @ Salle Dialogai
Jun 28, 2012

PAST VOL 5

Azores @ PKN Azores - Ponta Delgada
Jul 25, 2013

PAST VOL 25

Dunedin @ Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Jun 07, 2015

PAST VOL 15

Durban @ Rivertown Beer Hall
Dec 17, 2015

PAST VOL 31

Hamilton @ The Meteor
Sep 14, 2017

PAST VOL 4

Douglas @ Villa Marina
Sep 15, 2018

PAST VOL 60

Brussels
Sep 22, 2018

PAST VOL 37

Hamilton @ Gallagher Hub, Wintec
Sep 19, 2018

PAST VOL 39

Hamilton @ Bridges Church Auditorium
Mar 28, 2019

PAST VOL 41

Hamilton @ Gallagher Hub, Wintec
Sep 27, 2019

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Street Food

BY STEWART PLEACE
IN STIRLING

Strewart Pleace presents about street food. Loving Food is Stirling's first street food trader and Scotland's first street food trader working Monday - Friday. They operate from a brightly coloured van called Herve. The owner Stewart introduces the business of street food, discusses its role in city centres, and the potential benefits that Loving Food can bring to the city of Stirling's development. Of course, the food that is the central topic, is not forgotten either.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

BY MICHAEL WARREN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food, bringing guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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In Food We Trust

BY DHURATA DANERI
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Dhurata Daneri - Food Revolution Albania - In Food We Trust

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BY COMILONA .
@ VOL 44 ON OCT 29, 2015

Trataremos el tema de la comida como un acto de amor y de reconocimiento para aproximar a las personas a porqué decidimos crear un espacio en donde la comida se vuelve el tema central y lo que sucede emocionalmente cuando compartes y pruebas nuevas cosas

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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Music festival survival and The Bavard Bar

BY TIM CROOK
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Tim Crook gives essential tips on how to survive the mayhem, mud and other inconveniences of music festivals. A funny talk allowing the audience to understand how best to tackle a festival. 

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Cultural and Social Sustainability

BY DAN STEIN
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 30, 2017

When we hear about sustainability, we often think of energy, waste, transport, themes focused on economy and environment, . 
We are living in a world with more and more migration. A world becoming more interconnected and global. Does anyone really desire living in a place with walled off communities? We need to be paying more attention to creating communities that are culturally and socially sustainable. Can we make our diversity a community resource that builds strength and resilience, rather than fear?

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Festival Guide in Your Pocket

BY AREG PETROSYAN
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 19, 2019

Areg Petrosyan and Yelizaveta Petrosyan present "Festival Guide in Your Pocket". 

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Tenerife Design Festival

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyVjJvl5V2U Last October's PechaKucha in Tenerife Vol. 2 was held in conjunction with the Tenerife Design Festival, and organizer Yapci Ramos has just sent us a link to this video that covers the festival and the PKN event.

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Amber Art and Technology Festival

PechaKucha Night in Istanbul will be collaborating with the Amber Art and Technology Festival, here are the details courtesy of organizer Nurten Meriçer:Amber Art and Technology Festival Preopening and PechaKucha Night November 3, 2011 With its title "Next Ecology", Amber’11 calls on artists to interpret the life forms, production and consumption, patterns and politics of “Next Ecology” from the vantage point of arts and technology between 4-13 November 2011. Selected artists will join to the special “PechaKucha Night” with presentations on YEM Stage, on November 3, 2011. You are kindly invited to join us on this exclusive “PechaKucha Night.”. For details about Amber Festival ’11: http://www.amberfestival.org For registration: http://www.yemetkinlik.com

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Veggie Patch Food Truck

In this presentation, "Veggie Patch Food Truck," Karl Cooney talks about the eco-friendly mobile kitchen he helped produce, and also covers the proper use of food. It was recorded at Sydney's recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 20.

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Tokyo Local Food

Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman are always on the hunt for green spaces in urban environments -- in this case, Tokyo. In this presentation, they reveal ways and offer tips on how you can get your hands on some natural local food in the megalopolis. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 89, as part of Global Cities Week.

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Tokyo Local Food

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo Local Food" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 89, researchers Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman describe their hunt for green spaces within the urban jungle that is Tokyo. They tag team topics such as gardens within the city, unique methods of food preparation, and the social gatherings surrounding the consumption of food.

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Urban Food Forests

Urban farming, rooftop gardens, and sustainable growth are becoming ever-prominent practice in a metropolitan setting. Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. In "Urban Food Forests" from a special edition of PKN Auckland, he goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network. 

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."In Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival, from Tokyo Vol. 126, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren share how, while living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, they decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food that can from a Japan, and brings guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

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YK Food Matters: A Recap

Another season, another PechaKucha, this one about food. It was appropriate that this event fell during autumn, a time of harvesting and preparing food for the long winter. YK Food Matters was a collaboration between the Yellowknife Farmers Market, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. We received support from the GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment. The title of the evening’s event, YK Food Matters, was meant to highlight the biological, social, and cultural import of food. Food matters to our health and wellbeing, as individuals and as a community. The title was also a reminder of the environmental, cultural, economic, political, and social aspects of how we gather, produce, process, distribute, consume, and dispose of food, or “food matters.” We used the idea of the food system to organize the evening’s presentations. A food system is the path that food travels from the land to our plates and beyond. It includes the growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, distributing, marketing, consuming, and disposing of food. It also includes the inputs and outputs of each step, including labour, equipment, fuel, and waste. The graphic below is one way to represent a food system. [Graphic Credit: Nourish (www.nourishlife.org).] Food systems, as this image illustrates, are multi-faceted and complex. There is no way we could cover every part of the food system in one night. Rather YK Food Matters was intended as a sampling of different components of the food system, a tapas PechaKucha, so to speak. Shortly after 7, Master of Ceremonies Mark Hyeck introduced the first speaker, Tracey Williams, and we were off! In her presentation entitled “Food Charter and Food Security, Making the Connections,” Tracey introduced the audience to the Yellowknife Food Charter. A food charter is a document developed by community members and endorsed by decision makers that articulates a local vision for a just and sustainable food system. In explaining the origins of Yellowknife’s food charter, Tracey also fleshed out the idea of a food system and food security. In “Decolonizing Consumption,” Peyton Straker described her apprenticeship as a hunter and the lessons she learned as she butchered and shared the meat. She also talked about the different ways in which she uses the animals and plants she harvests: dry fish, moose hides, muskox jewellry, and spruce gum salve, to name just a few. Peyton’s presentation shed light on the harvesting of animals, plants, and medicines as acts of food security and decolonization. If you were at the final Farmers Market in September, you may have picked up some swiss chard or potatoes from the Northern Farm Training Institute’s stall. Based in Hay River, NFTI supports the creation of local agricultural experts through in-depth hands-on learning experiences in “living classrooms.” This evening’s presentation about NFTI was to be delivered by organization president, Jackie Milne. Unfortunately, Jackie was unable to attend. France Benoit kindly stepped in to take her place. Entitled “Restoring Vitality Through Restoration Agriculture,” the NFTI presentation explored how growing plants and raising animals in a good way, or restorative agriculture, can heal people, communities, and the land. Restorative agriculture “produces food that comes from a healthy, diverse, abundant ecosystem.” It is a realistic alternative to the industrial food system that supports food sovereignty and security in the North. The fourth speaker, Maxime Carpentier,was recently hired as the Food Service Manager at Avens. Maxime believes strongly in the importance of good quality food and his commitment is changing how residents at Avens eat. Maxime shared how he is making it a priority to source local food from Great Slave Lake whitefish to Yellowknife-grown tomatos to barrenland caribou. He is also experimenting with different preparations, such as smoking, and new recipes, to ensure that elders receive the food they know and love. Maxime’s presentation, “Little Changes, Better Quality!,” revealed how individuals and organizations can make sourcing decisions, which support local producers and are economically sound, not to mention delicious! The evening continued on the theme of eating well with a presentation by Amy Lam, a lover of cooking and eating and a food photographer. In her presentation, “Northern Fancy Eats,” Amy described her Northern food journey from her earliest impression that Yellowknife was a food desert to her current passion for the rich and diverse food cultures of the NWT capital. Along the way, Amy participated in a NFTI course, tried her hand at growing, worked with the Farmers Market, diversified her cooking repertoire, and took some beautiful photos. Food, to this point in the evening, had been described as sustenance, political, cultural, and pleasureable. The sixth speaker, Dr. Kyla Wright, a naturopathic doctor practicing at Gaia Integrative Clinic, demonstrated how food can also be medicine.Kyla’s presentation, titled “Food as Medicine in the 21st Century,” highlighted some of the problems with the industrial food system, such as the widespread use of sugar and the enormous distances that separate field from plate. The focus, however, was on the delicious and healthy foods that are close at hand for Yellowknife residents from trout to wild rose petals to dandelion root to chaga. In 2014, Yellowknife’s Food Rescue diverted 14,000 kg of food waste, putting it in the hands and bellies of those in need. Grocery stores and mining camps donate items each day that have passed their best before date or are bruised, damaged, or broken. A team of 30-odd volunteers and a part-time paid driver then sort, process, repackage, and redistribute the food to schools and local organizations like the Centre for Northern Families and the Salvation Army. Mona Durkee’s presentation, “Food Waste: From Rejection to 'a Peeling,’” revealed how Food Rescue is transforming the local food system, one bruised banana at a time. The final speaker of the evening was Yellowknife’s Sustainability Coordinator, Chris Vaughn. Chris’ presentation, entitled “Organics Recycling in the North,” shed light on opportunities and challenges related to waste management in the Yellowknife. It also took the audience behind the scenes at the city’s compost facility. A key message from Chris’s presentation was that while waste diversion is important, waste reduction should be our primary goal. In addition to eight amazingly interesting, informative, and funny stories about food in Yellowknife, the event featured a pop-up exhibit about Yellowknife food, past and present. There were photographs from the NWT Archives depicting moose hunts, market gardens, and food waste, as well as displays on northern food models, creative canning, the Yellowknife Food Charter, and local food sourcing at Co-op. Keep an eye out for the fourth and final PechaKucha Night of 2016: #LovetheLand, which will take place on Thursday, December 8. Did you miss YK Food Matters? Don't despair. We recorded the presentations. They are available here.  

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The Positive Food Dream: Now a Reality

Giulio Sturla, a chef of Roots Restaurant, in Lyttelton, New Zealand, talks about the connection between nature and food. By understanding nature better, people will get a greater understand and appreciation for food. 

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Why I Love Photographing Food

In honor of World Food Day: "It's art on a plate... it's a different art form." In "Why I Love Photographing Food" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 25, Food photographer Meredith Dyer explains why she loves photographing food in ten reasons. Spoiler alert, some of the most exciting parts are the people!