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Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.
"Powered by PechaKucha" 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 include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.
Once a year on February 20th — the anniversary of PechaKucha’s founding — we celebrate the proliferation of worldwide creativity, and the amazing interconnectedness of cities from all over. PechaKucha Global Night is a coming together — a time where we recognise that each PechaKucha Night is not alone, but part of something greater. Find a PechaKucha Night in your city and join in the global festivities!
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.
The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.
After the events of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire New Zealand". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Christchurch here. Get in touch with us via email@example.com.
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Dogs Dogs Dogs
BY STEVEN PETERMAN
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 14, 2015
Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross!
Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.
If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:
New York: City on a Grid
BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”
Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!
Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.
I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real
BY DEVIN PERSON
@ 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
From Model to Installation
BY MICHAEL SZIVOS
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Michael Szivos is the founder of SOFTlab, a New York City based design studio that combines research, technology, and ideas to craft work that spans multiple mediums and scales. In 2012 SOFTlab was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, and in 2010 the studio was selected, along with seven other young studios, for the New Practices New York award by the AIA Chapter of New York. He also teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.
Designing Bicycle Share Programming
BY KRIS MOREAU
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. Listen to her PechaKucha presentation about how bicycle share programs are being designed in Portland and New Orleans.
An Introduction to Glass Bending
BY SOPHIE PENNETIER
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Sophie Pennetier realllly likes glass. Hot bent glass, cold bent glass, she loves it all! Listen to her PechaKucha presentation to learn about all types of glass production.
Sophie is a structural engineer at Arup in New York. She is involved in the design of non-conventional architectural projects and in research related to freeform geometry facades (Liquid Wall project, IAPP ARC project). Sophie is a member of ASCE and ASTM committees, associated to the development of structural glass standards in the US, and co-authored industry publications on cold bent glass.
Bird, Meet Skyscraper
BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build.
Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University.
Maps as a Tool for Perception
BY GABRIEL GIANORDOLI
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.
Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.
The Architecture of Entitlement
BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !
Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN New York Vol. 6
Just how big was PechaKucha Night in New York Vol. 6? How about a sold-out crowd of 700, which included NYC luminaries like Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. We'll have more photos from the event in a few days, but for now, here's a nice write-up of all the night's presenters.
PKN Is Your Source of Inspiration
Coverage from last week's PechaKucha Night in New York has been spreading far and wide through the webscape, and I have to say I'm quite fond of the title from this post at Edificial: I Went to PechaKucha And All I Got Was This Nagging Sense That I Should Be Doing More With My Life Words to live by.
PKNY Vol. 6 Photos
The fallout from PechaKucha Night in New York Vol. 6 continues -- see yesterday's post on Deborah Fisher's project -- this time with a few photos from the event, courtesy of Elizabeth Griffin.
Nullsleep at PKN New York Vol. 7
PechaKucha Night returns to New York this coming Monday (September 14) for Vol. 7. The event takes place at Solar One, and seating will be limited to the first 200 arrivals, so get there fast! The night will kick off with a performance by chiptune artist Nullsleep, which you won't want to miss.
PKN New York + Inspire Japan
New York is taking part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event today (Saturday, April 16), with a special event to be held at the TOTO Gallery in SOHO (25 Mercer St.) -- you'll find a lot more details here (or on the PK site event page), and the event will be streaming as well.
Photo from PKN NYC Vol. 14
Last week's PechaKucha Night (Vol. 14) in New York was a great success, with over 600 in attendance. We'll soon have the presentations to share on the site, but in the meantime, here's a peek at the what the space where the event looked like.
A Brief History of Distilling in New York
Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. In "A Brief History of Distilling in New York" from PKN Garrison Vol. 4, he goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".
No Frustration, Just Creation
If you think assembling IKEA furniture is no sweat, you're ready for this amazing new tool: Matt Tyson, co-founder of EcoSystems in New York, explains the concept behind the Snug-it, a tool that makes assembling furniture more efficient. In "No Frustration, Just Creation" from PKN New York, Vol. 14 we see that the unique and innovative design allows for rearrangement and recreation based on personal needs, and encourages creative thinking.
New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!
"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.
City Focus: York, PA
This weeks City Focus finds us back in the states, taking a closer look at York, Pennsylvania. “The White Rose City” as it is otherwise known brings a very rich and unique history unlike any other in America. Known as an architectural museum for its well preserved historic structures, some dating back to the mid-18th century, York was once the temporary capital of the United States while the Continental Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation there. Adding to the history is the countries oldest fair, the 10-day long York Fair, with roots tracing back to 1765, over 10 years before the nation was founded! Oh wait, there’s more? Yes! If you like Peppermint Patties, you’ll want to definitely visit as the delicious treat was created in the city. There is a lot going on within York’s city limits, and to add, they will be hosting their Vol. 12 PechaKucha Night in a few weeks on August 14th! You don’t want to miss it!