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Cleveland @ Subway/Streetcar Level of the Detroit Superior Bridge (Veteran's Memorial Bridge)
Sep 25, 2009

PAST VOL 12

Washington DC @ M2L Showroom
May 20, 2010

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Cleveland @ Subway/Streetcar Level of the Detroit Superior Bridge (Veteran's Memorial Bridge)
Sep 24, 2010

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Cleveland @ The Old Arcade at the Hyatt Regency
Nov 19, 2010

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Cleveland @ Subway/Streetcar Level of the Detroit Superior Bridge (Veteran's Memorial Bridge)
Sep 16, 2011

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Dundee @ Bonar Hall
Feb 20, 2015

PAST VOL 26

Shanghai @ The Pearl
Jan 14, 2016

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San Antonio @ Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Aug 23, 2016

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Shenzhen @ QC 101 Community
May 20, 2017

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Shenzhen @ QC 101 Community
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Smarty Pants

BY ASHLEY LEWIS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Presented at PechaKucha Night Toronto Vol. 27, Smarty Pants Ashley Lewis, a tech educator in Toronto, talks of her passion of tech-craft hybrids. She is inspired by current interactive clothing and future consumer products from conductive ink and thread to makeup and sportswear that will have you thinking about fashion in a completely different way. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 13, 2014. 

 

 

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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Comics of the Commuter Artist

BY NOBUFUMI "ZAJIROGH" TAKAHASHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

「地下鉄の座二郎」がおくる, サラリーマンを続けながら漫画家になる方法。 コラージュと通勤時間をつかって作品をつくる生活を紹介します。

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Discovering Sisterhood while Travelling with Pants, Skirts, Bikes and Backpacks

BY NICOLE LEBLANC
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 26, 2015

Nicole LeBlanc was raised without a sisterhood, but learned later in life how powerful a legion of women could be in shpaping, inspiring and transforming an inidividual. Join her on her cross continental bicyle journey and meet some of the impactful women she encountered along the way.

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The Spirit of Magic

BY JUSTIN SIGHT
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Justin Sight is a unique magician known for performing on the streets and subways of NYC. He was diagnosed legally blind at age 10. Justin has been featured on television  and online news outlets such as The NY Post and Gothamist. He talks about Magic from a spiritual perspective drawn from his involvement with the worlds mystery schools and scientific research that point to the essence of what we Truly Are.

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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.

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The Case for Transit

BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation. 

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It All Started with a Pair of Pants

BY MONIKA MILLER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Monika Miller, certified KonMari consultant, takes a lighthearted look at how asking herself "Does it spark joy?” when organizing her belongings led to a radical “decluttering” of her life. Her presentation is part story of personal transformation and part meditation on our things and the surprising force they can exert on our lives. Monika’s plunge into intentional living did not start with a grand plan, but with the simple decision to discard a pair of black pants. 

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Uncovered

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Nina Lesiga lives life to the fullest and loves interactive art, playing the ukulele and engaging in unique experiences! Join Nina as she enters the world of the no-pants subway ride in New York City!

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Uncovered

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 34 ON AUG 16, 2018

Join Nina Lesiga as she enters the world of the no-pants subway ride in New York City!

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PKN Cleveland Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night returned to Cleveland earlier this month for a third edition, and as you'll see from the photos -- there's a Flickr photoset -- it was another great showing for the city. On top of the city greetings exchange we mentioned yesterday, we're pretty excited about the venue that organizers Mike Christoff and Raseem Parker are planning to use for Vol. 5 (to be held in the fall), "a virtually abandoned Subway Tunnel/Bridge Deck that runs underneath Cleveland's Detroit Superior Bridge in conjunction with an Arts Fest." Should be amazing. Below, a few more photos from PKN Cleveland Vol. 3. The next edition will be held at the Sterling Building July 10.

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Getting to PKN Cleveland Vol. 5

Cleveland is celebrating its PechaKucha Night one year anniversary tomorrow night (September 25), and it's doing so by way of a very special venue: the catacombs and entire span of the subway/streetcar level of the Detroit Superior Bridge (Veteran's Memorial Bridge)! You'll find more details on PKN Cleveland Vol. 5's event page, as well as the map (also pictured above) that shows the exact location of the entrance.

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PKN Portland Oregon Vol. 6

As promised, here's a look at PechaKucha Night in Portland, Oregon Vol. 6, held this past Thursday. As seen in the photos we were sent by organizers, it appears that pants were optional...

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Poster for PKN Washington DC Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night in Washington DC Vol. 12 is coming up (May 20), to be held at the ML2 Showroom. We're including the full press release for the event, as well as the full list of presenters with links, which you'll also find on the official event page. M2L hosts this special edition of Capitol PechaKucha Night TAKE 12 on Thursday, May 20th at their Showroom in Cady's Alley. "EXPOSING DC'S CRIME SOLVERS, PERFORMERS, ARTISTS AND PRANKSTERS" Be ready for a unique mix of presenters including a writer of fashion crime mysteries, directors of Moliere, an organizer of pillow fights, a wonderland creator, a Floating Museum curator, an expert on voyeurism, a tactile dinner planner and transformers of the underground. PechaKucha --Japanese for the sound of conversation-- taps into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown. The brainchild of Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham architecture, Tokyo, began in 2003 as a forum for designers to meet, network, and show their current work to the public, and has since spread to over 300 cities across the world. Organized and launched in March 2007 by sisters and partners of ita-design, Rouzita and Bita Vahhabaghai, Capitol PechaKucha promotes local DC creatives working in all media including the visual arts, architecture, fashion, design, music, film, and literature. Also referred to as "Twitter for the visually inclined", the PechaKucha Night presentation format allows presenters 20 images each shown for 20 seconds - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. Talks are concise, the interest level is constant, and more presenters receive the opportunity to share their work. Reception 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presentations 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM After Party 9:30 - Midnight with Music by Resident DJ Brien Watson Media Sponsor: DC Modern Luxury Complimentary wine, beverage and finger food will be provided. TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLINE: $10 - SPACE IS LIMITED Featured presenters: Ellen Byerrum, well-known Author of the Crime of Fashion mysteries Bruce Witzenburg of the Capitol Improv Group responsible for the No Pants Metro Ride, DC Pillow Fight and Survive DC Edgar Endress of the Floating Lab Collective known for transforming a taco delivery truck into a mobile museum Breeze Giannasio of the Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground on their efforts to revive the old Dupont Trolley Station into an Arts Hub Stanley Ira Hallet, FAIA, Architect and Professor, discusses The Voyeur in Architecture and the Cinema Cade Martin, Photographer also known for his collaboration on Wonderland: The Washington Ballet book Carmen Wong of Banished Productions on the synaesthetic experience of A Tactile Dinner Bruce MacPhail and Oli Robinson, Cofounders of the Picnic Theater Company, give an exclusive peak behind the scenes of their outdoor summer production of Moliere's "The Hypochondriac"

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Istanbul's BUMK Jazz Choir

A great little news story courtesy of PechaKucha Night in Istanbul organizer Nurten Mericer.BUMK Jazz Choir, who won our hearts with their spectecular performance on the PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 9 stage last May, quickly made their way to the top and secured the ‘World Champion’ title in Graz, Austria, on July 10. After Conductor Masis Aram Gözbek declared they were selected for the Championship on stage, the Choir spent some sleepless nights and supported by Finansbank and Pegasus Airlines, they were determined to get the Cup. They won two gold medals in the Contemporary and Folk categories, and were the first runner-up in the overall challenge. The Choir’s legendary video was shot in an Istanbul Subway Train by another PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol.9 presenter, music video director Deniz Özgün, and it has been viewed almost 1,000,000 times.

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PKN Kyiv Vol. 7

Kyiv took part in the Global Cities Week with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 7, and you'll find a few photos from the event as well as a report in this blog post (here's a Google Translate version of it). You'll also find the list of presenters on the event page. Here are a few words from organizer Timofey Yevgrashyn:So far it was almost the biggest number of people who attended our events, and it was definitely because of the "city" topic -- there are so many people who like their city and want to know more about it and of course about PechaKucha ;-) We got 10 interesting speakers who were passionate about their topics and helped us see the history, architecture, learn about our subway, tourism and, of course, about people who live in our city.

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A collectively presented Pecha Kucha

At our March 2013 event, PKN Coventry Vol 12, we tried a new twist on the improvised Pecha Kucha presentation. To fit with our theme of "The 10 things I would do to make Coventry a better place", I prepared 20 slides - images of aspects of Coventry. In the interval, cards showing one of these images were randomly handed out to people in the audience, with the request that they come up with one (20 second) 'thing' inspired by that image to add into the presentation. Here is an short version of the list of the things the audience came up with: 1. (image of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum) Open for longer and later. Still free entry and expand the programme of groups using the space. 2. (image of the Cathedrals) Open up the recently discovered 14th Century crypts and let people see the bodies! 3. (image of the Ellen Terry Building) Bring back the cinema for the public! 4. (image of alleyway by Druckers off Hertford Street) Make sure the lights always work and it's safe to use. 5. (image of ring road flyovers by sports centre) Get the chicken knitters (as mentioned in Richard Tomlinson's PK earlier) to knit some socks for the ring road legs...(yarnbombing!) 6. (image of the river at the back of Palmer Lane) Open up the river. 7. (image of back of sports centre) I'm amazed that these used to be steps up to a restaurant! 8. (image of the side of St Mary's Guild Hall) Keep the heritage weekend. 9. (image of County Hall) More independent, and less w*nk bars! 10. (image of timbered former tourist info building next to Holy Trinity) Should be Tourist Info and a tourist destination. 11. (gate near Bishop St) This is near the Refugee Centre. The Refugee Centre has been welcoming refugees for more than 10 years, but it had to remain hidden for a long time. The refugees that have settled here over the last 10 years are now making a huge impact in the city. Reinvention, positivity and social value. 12. (image of the precinct) We should all be 'Poogilantes' to prevent people from stepping in undesirable poo on pavements, always carry a chalk to circle, label and help others avoid! 13. (image of stairs near Coventry Market) Step into Coventry Market - Coventry is full of interesting buildings, spaces, nooks and crannies. Go and explore - and champion - them. 14. (image of the circular cafe in the Lower Precinct) Create a public painting - or guerilla weaving workshop here. Cover it in colour. 15. (image of Cullen ceramic mural in the Lower Precinct) Give more jobs to glass blowers, artists and other people who put the colour in. 16. (image of public artwork in Shelton Square) Make a hidden art trail - so people can find these. 17. (image of former Evening Telegraph building) Offer this building to artists and craftsmen... 18. (image of Whitefriars Monastery from the subway) Crowdsource some citizen photos of Coventry - what its people see as beautiful - and use these as the images on official council and other establishments websites. An ever-changing selection which showcases current events and developments and maybe even engenders civic pride! 19. (image of graffitti) A paint amnesty. 20 (image of the cross on the ground of the Priory Place visitor centre garden) Coventry obviously needs more pirates - there's buried treasure here that needs digging up....!

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Smarty Pants

Your heart rate is elevated, breathing pattern is abnormal. Sensors built into your clothing detect your anxiety and dispatch a calming agent.   Ashley Lewis, a tech educator in Toronto, talks of her passion of tech-craft hybrids. In "Smarty Pants" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, she is inspired by current interactive clothing and future consumer products from conductive ink and thread to makeup and sportswear that will have you thinking about fashion in a completely different way.