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Stacey Hubbs
Seed Saver and Artist, Sole Proprietor of Edible Antiques in Prince Edward County
Holly Freedom
in Izhevsk

PAST VOL 6

Hong Kong
Sep 24, 2009

PAST VOL 6

Bangkok @ Opposite
Oct 03, 2012

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Roger's Campground
Jun 27, 2014

PAST VOL 22

Maastricht @ Eiffel Building
Jun 04, 2014

PAST VOL 11

Sofia @ National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", Stage on the IV-th floor
Nov 11, 2014

PAST VOL 13

Yogyakarta @ begawan coffee and gift
Sep 09, 2016

PAST VOL 70

Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 10, 2017

PAST VOL 9

Bergen @ Cornerteateret
Sep 15, 2017

PAST VOL 20

Yogyakarta @ GYA Cafe-Resto-Creative Space
May 25, 2018

PAST VOL 1

Pretoria
Nov 21, 2018

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Freedom Cycles

BY ANTONIO MELO
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Just how much does Antonio Melo love bikes? This presentation should do a good job of showing you just how much, and it includes his tale of how it affected the way he experienced 9/11 first-hand. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 6, 2013.

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Three Cups of Tea

BY EMMA EXLEY
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Emma Exley traces the history of Africa's last colony, the Western Sahara, located on the continent's northern coast. Through images of traditional Sahrawi architecture and culture, we learn about the challenges of desert living, and how something as small as a cup of tea has massive significance in the every day life of the Sahrawi people. 

Emma Exley is a creative designer, former art educator, and diving enthusiast. After first discovering PechaKucha Night in Chicago in 2007, it was only a matter of time before she founded the Brooklyn chapter in 2014.

 

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Being Young in Kabul

BY SAMINA ANSARI
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"The reason I went back to Kabul … is I felt something was changing, something was very different, and I wanted to see it with my own eyes."

In Being Young in Kabul from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30, Samina Ansari tells us that in March 2015, a woman was stoned and burned to death in the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. That's when Ansari decided to return to her birth country after 20 years of absence. One year later, she wants to share her experiences and observations: Kabul is more than what you see in the news.

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Photographing the Umbrella Revolution

BY AARON ANFINSON
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Aaron Anfinson shares his experience of photographing the Umbrella Revolution as it unfolded over nearly 3 months in the autumn of 2015 in Hong Kong. What began as a series of peaceful sit-in street protests - against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system and the pre-screening of candidates for the Chief Executive election in 2017 - escalated to include more than 100,000 protesters occupying key areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok punctuated by violent clashes between students, triads and riot gear clad police armed with batons and tear gas. Anfinson's beat poetry inflected voice sets the scene for his intense emotional images. 

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The Netherlands, a Transparent Society? Think Again...

BY SJORS VAN BEEK
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

Transparency is of the utmost importance for a healthy, democratic society. A free press is the gatekeeper for that transparency and the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) is one of the tools to achieve transparency. The Netherlands prides itself for being an open, transparent society. Unjustly so, according to investigative Sjors van Beek, who has met many locked doors during his career spanning over 25 years.

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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Inconvenient freedom: universities in democratic reversals

BY LUTZ KREBS
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Lutz Krebs is a strong advocate of academic freedom. As an academic researcher and education professional, he believes that freedom of research and education are essential for the future of any country. He is concerned that recent reversals of academic freedom in a number of European countries mirror events in the past — and suggests that they serve as warnings for the future.

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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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ID

BY NATANIA LEONGSON
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Natania Leongson speaks about identity – the idea of the self, self-perception, and how people form an image of themselves that sometimes is what limits them instead of what encourages them to learn and push forward.  

She would like to give us the inspiration to shift their mindset about identity from it being a permanent or predetermined thing, to something more malleable and fluid. She challenges us to break free from the limitations of identity and embrace the plethora of possibilities that life is bursting with.

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Living By Design

BY SALLY MAY
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Sally May -a recovering 'busy' person- shows us how to improve our life through essentialism and prioritising necessities such as sleep. We also learn when to say no in order to change our lives for the better and start living by design.

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Janne Kyttänen

It's Monday, so time to start another round of presentation highlights from the site. Today we look at Janne Kyttänen's "Freedom of Creation" presentation from the recent PechaKucha Night in Amersfoort Vol. 1. It's about his belief in a future where data is the design product, and where products are distributed in the same way images and music travel through the internet today. And how simple it works: 1. Just make a 3D file 2. Email the file to a 3D printer 3. Rroduct ready. It's that simple!

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What Is PechaKucha to You?

As part of Bucharest's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 (see photos here), organizers handed out a simple questionnaire to attendees, to get some feedback on the event and format. Here are some of the key words and thoughts that came out of it: The presentation itself with images, the joy and curiosity of people around me, everything by now, the freedom of expression, the creativity, the social network, the innovative concept and diversity of subjects, interesting presenters and beautiful ideas, atmosphere and place, concision, the idea, presenters' and participants’ spirit and attitude, the format and the moderator, the original subjects, the fact that no one can monopolize the microphone, originality, freedom, the different way of interaction between people, free style, short presentation and super atmosphere, diversity, the format, you cannot get bored by presentations, informal atmosphere and presentations, the golden rule: 20x20.

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PKN Koszalin in the News

And as a follow-up to our previous post with photos from PechaKucha Night in Koszalin Vol. 7, here's also some recent print coverage, from an article that had some very nice things to say about PechaKucha. From organizer Gall Podlaszewski:In the local weekly newspaper, PechaKucha was once again coined as the most inspiring idea of the year. People love the informal atmosphere, as well as the freedom of speech and of sharing ideas -- all framed in the rigid 20x20 format.

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PKN#15 - Tromsø

Thanks to the presenters, DJ, audience and the co-organizers and helpers for a great PKN at Kurant yesterday! Inspiring, important, interesting, insistent stories were told - from Aggie's very personal and beautiful favourite things to Silje's poetic words accompaning the extremely harsh pictures from the reality of house demolitions, and the hope and hard work of the project of the Freedom Theatre, told by Jonatan. We also got to know about several events and projects taking place in Tromsø, and Northern Norway: art festival and home performances, chess olympics and creative innovation festival - here is Huibert's presentation about Arctic Festival. And here are some snap shots, better pics will come up soon: Hanne on Hammerfest, Huibert on multi media, Jonatan on freedom theatre and Børge on chess. Anne Katrine on home made performance, Bjørnar on city development and Jonas on symbioses. Aggie on favourites, Ole on kystens hus, Sindre on cheese and Silje on house demolitions.

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Freedom Cycles

What do you associate freedom with? Antonio Melo has always connected his bicycle with an empowering sense of independence -- the ability to go anywhere and do anything at any time. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Freedom Cycles" from PKN Louisville Vol. 3, he discusses this liberty, and juxtaposes it with his experiences cycling about New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers.

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Garage Art

A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle. Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera. In "Garage Art" from a special Archex Session edition of PKN Williamsburg, Ahmed delves into the world as seen through his lens, as well as the on-the-road culture of freedom it embodies. 

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Free Energy: Shifting from Scarcity to Abundance

Is there such thing as your own personal freedom from big energy corporations? Can we truly get rid ourselves from expensive electricity and fuel bills? Frederik Stimmel thinks so. For the past decade, Frederik has been focusing his works on clean, renewable energy solutions, and he believes that this is the time to free ourselves from the shackles of energy dependency and move into a golden age of abundance. He will be sharing his experience and vision at PechaKucha Night Ubud #20 this Tuesday, August 26th. Frederik is the exemplar-zero chief of science and technology at Humanitad. He is an electric engineer, free energy researcher and entrepreneur. He has been developing an open source technology, which will make Free Energy available for everybody very soon at very little cost. He believes that free energy is the key to true freedom of humanity.

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Dancing in the Office

"For me, dancers represent freedom, while salarymen represent something opposite. I like to create this interaction". In Dancing in the Office from PKN Tokyo Vol. 136, photographer Yulia Skogoreva found herself on an interesting and unexpected path that took her from linguistics, to dance, to photography. In her latest project she juxtaposes two completely opposite elements of society, busy salarymen and dancers, and the results are delightful. Have a look! 

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Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy

"It's nothing to do with creating the perfect drawing, but just to capture the simplicity of an idea with complete freedom." In "Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy" From PechaKucha Night Forster Vol. 4, Ian Sercombe shares his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work that is inspired by beauty, magic, and serenity. Ian utilizes traditional adobe and hand-drawn sketches to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty.

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Sapporo

PechaKucha Night Sapporo announces their PKN Vol. 3 with a beautifully refined promotional poster. The poster proudly showcases a traditional Japanese writing system called Tategaki, characters written in columns going from top to bottom, with columns ordered from right to left. The intentionality of this minimalistic poster is to find freedom by removing much of the external clutter that distract us. You definitely won't want to miss Sapporo's next event! For more posters, check out our Pechakucha Poster Tumblr and Instagram.