DETROIT Search Results: “life”

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Pop Up Success

@ VOL 30 ON DEC 08, 2016

Aaron Jones was awarded a residency from the BEMIS Center and participated in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. A master of architecture, he uses his skills to bring pop up structures, experimental theaters and performance art to life.

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Live6 Enhancing Northwest Detroit

@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Lauren Hood leads the Live6 Initiative in Detroit. She works to enhance the Detroit Northwest side near Livernois and 6 Mile Roads.

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Eclectic Life

@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2016

"I do all kinds of different things. I don't like sticking to one medium; I think it makes life more interesting that way."

In "Eclectic Life" from PechaKucha Night Detroit Vol. 29, Madalyn Knebel is a Detroit-based freelance graphic designer, set stylist and model. At Build Institute, a local start-up organization that helps people turn business ideas into reality, she is the Brand Strategy Manager as well as a graduate from Build’s business plan course, which allowed for the pursuit of her entrepreneurship aspirations.

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Katherine Cross Design

@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

"Living in the moment is what gives me joy in life."

In Katherine Cross Design from PechaKucha Night Detriot Vol. 33Kathy Cross of Katherine Cross Designs shares her passion for art and design. Humble to her roots, she gives credit to both of her parents for her creative side as she navigated through life. It propelled her into the art world so deep that she spent almost 20 years studying it.

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Introverts Guide to Flirting

@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Laura Khalil refers to herself as a "technology consultant turned comedian." Her podcast Sexistential Crisis touches on her personal intimate experiences and she interviews kickass experts on the topics of sex, dating and relationships - think Cosmo but way cooler and more in touch with the modern woman. Laura is also a community and woman's rights activist; just this past summer she spoke and mentored Operation HOPE, Inc.'s S.T.E.M. summer program for business minded girls.

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Live6 Detroit

@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Caitlin Murphy comes to us directly out of Live6 Detroit in the northwest portion of Detroit where she is the Civic Commons Coordinator. At Live6, Caitlin works to boost the community and its economy through the Live6's national initiative to reinvest into local public gathering places

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@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Dennise Vidosh is the founder of RE-TREE, an organizational off-shoot of Green Acres Tree Farm, Inc., whose mission is to save historical trees and shrubbery from being destroyed in construction. Re-Tree's rescue offers a solution that protects the life and integrity of existing mature trees and gives unique sustainable nursery products that have positive impacts on the planet, people and communities.

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Ugly Into Art

@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

As a modern woman, Sarey Ruden documents the struggle to find love in an age of Tinder and Bumble. As a graphic designer, she takes the worst of modern dating and turns into digital gold.

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Resiliency in the In-Between

@ VOL 38 ON JUL 31, 2019

Kristen Davis, freelance journalist and communications specialist for Hamilton Anderson Associates, gets deep with our audience in exposing her struggle with spine surgery.

In her presentation, she shares a unique 20 slide style that showcases her mastery with words and the life altering change she made during and after her recovery. Davis teaches our audience that it’s the time in between a door closing and a door opening that makes us resilient as mankind and we couldn’t agree with her more.

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North Rosedale Park

@ VOL 39 ON SEP 11, 2019

Hubert Sawyers was born and raised in Detroit in the North Rosedale neighborhood and held a position as the Present of the North Rosedale Park Civic Association.

Hubert began his presentation by discussing the differences between a community and a neighborhood and then finished by inspiring our audience to just keep pushing and making these great changes in the communities. Despite some of the challenges, it was always worth it in the end.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “life”


Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Aug 28, 2014


Lima @ Teatro Mario Vargas Llosa (Biblioteca Nacional del Peru)
Oct 27, 2014


Jun 06, 2015


Kuopio @ Restaurant Pannuhuone
Sep 02, 2015


Solo (Surakarta) @ PASAR CANGWIT
Feb 24, 2016

PAST Life's fragile patterns

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Jun 29, 2017


Sunshine Coast @ Majestic Cinemas
Nov 14, 2017


Denver @ Stanley Marketplace
Mar 02, 2019

20 FEB


Appleton @ Gibson Music Hall on College Avenue


Jakarta @ Rumah Kreasi at CJ CGV* fX Sudirman
Sep 17, 2019

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Inspirational Coincidences

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Rachel Mason talks, sings, and strums about the place where art and life, or fiction and reality meet... While doing research for a musical performance and rock opera to get inside the mind of a child killer from the 1930's, she made contact with a man who killed and dismembered a boy in Borough Park. The experience profoundly effected her, and inspired her to write an opera incidentally about a coincidence - two men with the same name Hamilton Fish, died a day apart and their deaths were announced on a single front page. One man was a child-killing sadist, the other a politician from a distinguished political family.

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The Thing About Things

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".

Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby.  Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York  - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand. 

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

@ 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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An Open Source Life

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Romke de Haan is a graduate of the program called homeboyz, a non-profit that takes kids in gangs and teaches them technology. Romke will walk you though his journey and his pursuit of happiness. 


Participate in Romke's life; he'd be happy to get coffee/lunch/cocktails with you. You can add his calendar by searching on iCal, Google Calendar, 

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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Learning and Exploring New Cultures

@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Arts and creativity consultant, Fiona Brice talks about her experience of working and living in Singapore five years with her family and how it changed their perceptions and understanding of culture.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Keiki Club

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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What is Enough?

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Climate change protesters are asking what can we do and this bothers me"

Having travelled the world throughout his career visiting some of the richest and poorest places on earth, Tim Richardson has witnessed, first hand the insatiable human need to consume and has started to ask the question what is enough? Tim gives us some clues about how we can all lead better lives.

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Our Relationship with Photography

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"When I see photographs of myself as a child I want to go back and meet that child and find out what I was like."

Photographer Sammi Sparke walks us through some images from her family album and goes beyond nostalgia and instead digs deeper and explores the memories that define us as individuals and how that affects our future.

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PKN Lima Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Lima Vol. 2 had a new venue, the Teatro Plaza ISIL en Larcomar -- also set to host Vol. 3 on July 15 -- and from the photos, it looked like it was just the place to hold a terrific evening of presentations. You'll find more photos from both previous volumes of PKN Lima in this Flickr photopool.

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No PechaKucha, No Life!

PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 65 -- yes, 65 already -- was held last night, and until we get all our photos back and can put together a nice event review, here's a shot we found online taken by Ayako Goto with a very darkened look at just one of the images that was shown throughout the evening (that particular image was part of game designer James Everett's presentation). Ayako's comment to the photo is rather nice too: "No PechaKucha, No Life! Be Creative!!"

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A Life as a Luthier

Let Anton Varela guide through "A Life as a Luthier," a presentation given at last July's PechaKucha Night in Ferrol Vol. 2. The presentation is in Galician, but the images alone do tell a great tale.

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PKN Lima Vol. 9

The last PechaKucha Night in Lima (Vol. 9) was held back in August at the Teatro Plaza ISIL, and organizer Jules Bay sends in a few photos that show a packed crowd, and what looks like a few musical performance as part of the evening. PKN Lima Vol. 10 is set for December 8.

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Live for Today

Have you ever questioned if all the work you're putting into something is ever going to pay off? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Live for Today" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, Shay Howe discusses his youthful experiences on the road as part of a rock band. He speaks on isolation, perception of reality, and the importance of unplugging from your focus every once in a while in an effort to balance your life.

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A Life in the Making

Passing on the tools for creation to a new generation... In today's Presentation of the Day, "A Life in the Making" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, we hear from Carl Bass, who began building with erector sets from a very young age. This snowballed as he grew; he later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted his career to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own.

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Fire & Sky & Life

“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.” Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. In “Fire & Sky & Life” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 22, Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures results in.

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City Focus: Liège

For our City Focus this week, we head to Belgium and share a fresh batch of presentations in French from the city of Liège, which held its very first PechaKucha Night back in November.

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Eclectic Life

"I do all kinds of different things. I don't like sticking to one medium; I think it makes life more interesting that way." In "Eclectic Life" from PechaKucha Night Detroit Vol. 29, Madalyn Knebel is a Detroit-based freelance graphic designer, set stylist and model. At Build Institute, a local start-up organization that helps people turn business ideas into reality, she is the Brand Strategy Manager as well as a graduate from Build’s business plan course, which allowed for the pursuit of her entrepreneurship aspirations.

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Light Lite

"It makes sense to me that we would be getting our power from the most powerful force we know of and if it gives us life and everything around us life, Why can't it give our cartoon characters life too?" In "Light Lite" From PechaKucha Night Taos Vol. 18, PechaKucha Night Taos' youngest presenter to date, Jackson Boyd, explains his experience of living off the grid and the future of solar energy.