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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

blake art
designer in chicago
New Town Art Gallery
in Williamsburg, Virginia
Jan Castaño Pipier ART
INGENIERO INDUSTRIAL EN FORMACION, MUSICO, ILUSTRADOR in bogota
CANAL ART
art event, canal art in Nagoya
Libby & Jo Modern Art
Artists/Designers, Modern Art in Lancaster
PAGE Public Art Genoa
Public Art in Genova
Nevena Nikolic (Nowlove Art)
Artist, NowLove Art in Mount Riverview
art art
art, art in art

PAST VOL 4

Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami

PAST VOL 0

Tijuana @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Apr 26, 2014

PAST VOL 1

Surrey @ Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
Oct 16, 2014

PAST VOL 6

Asheville @ BB&T Building
Nov 14, 2014

PAST Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day 2015

Bangor, ME @ COESPACE
Jan 23, 2015

PAST VOL 14

Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Arts
Feb 25, 2016

PAST Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day 2016

Bangor, ME @ COESPACE
Jan 29, 2016

PAST VOL 29

Cleveland @ Public Square
Aug 19, 2016

PAST VOL 25

Halifax @ Garrison Brewery
Oct 23, 2017

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Mt. Fuji Takes a Bath

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Shinobu Machida's beautiful landscape murals are truly a sight to see, and if you visit a public bath in Japan you just might see one of his works. Here Machida-san goes over the culture found in public baths, the interior scenery, and shows off a bit of his work. (in Japanese)

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Finding The Spirits of Markham

BY EDMUND LI
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Edmund Li talks about his inspiration and motivation to draw artwork on traffic boxes. He finds motivation in his son and inspiration in the environment if Markhan. 

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Pratical Utopias

BY STEVE LAMBERT
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

"It resonated with people... People loved the idea of pranking the New York Times."

In Practical Utopias from Beacon Vol. 2, Multidisciplinary artist Steve Lambert really puts the public in public art. Through a series of traveling exhibits, installations, pranks, interventions and participatory events, he uses his art to address a wide range of subjects, investigating assumptions, current events and public opinion. Funny, thoughtful, and skillfully executed.

This was "Presenation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 

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Playing with Colour

BY BACKOFFICE (CORYN KEMPSTER & JULIA JAMROZIK)
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale." 

In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.

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Placemaking with People!

BY MOJGAN RASOULI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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A Voyage of Influences

BY MOLLY ZAKRAJSEK
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Creating public murals and illustrations Molly Z's passions.  She takes us on a voyage of her influences at PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 40.

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Try A Little Tenderness

BY HENRIQUE NARDI
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

The “Try A Little Tenderness” mural is an homage to Otis Redding, designed by Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves, produced and documented by Henrique Nardi on 1146 Willy Street in 2016. Cyla and Jackson are members of Criatipos, an art and design collective from Curitiba, south of Brazil. Last December marked the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s fatal plane crash into Lake Monona. The mural aims to reconnect the city with Otis in an uplifting way while honoring his musical legacy. Funded by The Madison Arts Commission.

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Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail

BY JAJEAN ROSE-BURNEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”

In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods. 

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PARK(ing) Day Knox

BY ALLI MONTGOMERY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

While many believe that the biggest issue with parking is the lack of, in reality most U.S. cities suffer from an excessive amount of parking. With all this space being designed for vehicles, what is happening to the space in the city of human experience. That coupled with the ever-changing technological advances in vehicular travel leaves Alli Montgomery and Justin Hare wondering what else can a parking space be used for besides just a car?
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Art in Japan After 3/11

Art is Powerful or Powerless? That's one of the questions that Tokyo Art Beat's Tomomi Sasaki and Xin Tahara try to answer in this presentation that looks at the Japanese art scene post 3/11. It was recorded at the last month's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83.

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Public Maps

Today's presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 88, and sees Lucas Chirnside and Bianca Looney talk about "Public Maps" -- from Nihonbashi to Mars, six degrees of map making.

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Cultural Exchange Through Humor and an Art Support Group in Indonesia

Presentations Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. In their presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93), that explain how the British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humor. Raymond Malvin's presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 8) is about Kopi Keliling, a movement (in the form of a variety of creative activities) that believes that art and creativity can make changes that are meaningful to the Indonesian people. By juxtaposing art and creativity (both in terms of work and the person behind the work) to a wider community, it hopes to promote a desire to produce art. Kopi Keliling allows talented young visual artists to display their work through events held regularly, moving from one public space to another. Although the intent is to showcase the works of these artists, Kopi Keliling understands that without an audience these works are meaningless, and so another goal is to create interaction between the audience and the art (and artist). Posters We have just one new poster on the Tumblr blog today, and it's an uncovered "blast from the past" from 2010, for Bialystok's very first PKN. Photos Today's gallery [Flickr] covers Springfield, Illinois' Vol. 6, which was held back in February. The city's next event, Vol. 8, is set for August 2 at the Capital City Bar & Grill Theatre. Calendar Tonight's (July 10) event takes the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10, and tomorrow you need to look to Nashville, for the city's Vol. 7.

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PechaKucha Night Pontevedra vol.5 (presenters)

This are the presenters in the next Pecha Kucha Pontevedra vol.5.  It is going to have place in Portal 48, espacio para la creación,   1-Bolboretas de papel-artesania2-Correveydile-organización de eventos 3-Seara Records-plataforma de difusión cultural4-Freshysweet-agencia junior de publicidad5-Noemí Días Patiño- Circulo Polar6-Paulova- artista7-Flying rats-skateboarding crew8-Chás-fotografía

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Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces

We can all agree cars take up way too much space in the city. Why not repurpose parking for something more citizen-friendly? In "Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces", from PKN Mexico City Vol. 31, Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present on a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.

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Surrey Launches PechaKucha Series

PechaKucha comes to Surrey on Thursday, October 16.  Centre Stage, Surrey's newest venue located in the new City Hall will be launching a PechaKucha series.  The first volume is themed around Public Art.  Come to learn more about local and international public art.  The live band will start at 6:30 and the presenters will hit the stage at 7pm.  Only $15.  Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 604-501-5566 or go to https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1481  

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Time-Based Art

Who wins when chess pieces made of ice melt? Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese-Russian-American working on time-based art. In “Time-Based Art” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8 he speaks about how he always wanted to be a stunt-double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few of his fascinating projects and talks about why he loves performance art.

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How Public Art Can Save The World

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.” In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.

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Taking Art to the Street

"Street art doesn't have to be graffiti and vandalism."In "Taking Art to the Street" from PechaKucha Nishinomiya Vol. 28, International Artist Daas shares the creative mojo that he pours into his vibrant and iconic works. Pulling inspiration from origami, his unique style takes on fresh, fun, and bold illustrative works, from powerful animals to people portraits, from street art murals to collaborative works with children and the public at large.

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Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!

“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.” In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out. Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.