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Grand Rapids @ Stellas Lounge
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Grand Rapids @ New Holland
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Grand Rapids @ Stellas Lounge
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Grand Rapids @ San Chez Cafe
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Grand Rapids @ San Chez Cafe
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Dayton @ Engineers Club of Dayton
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Rapid City @ Suzie Cappa
Apr 26, 2016

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Johannesburg @ Sunnyside Park Hotel
Mar 23, 2016

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Public | Utility Access & Connectivity

BY MARY ELLEN CARROLL
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 08, 2014

Mary Ellen Carroll is a renowned conceptual artist and designer.  Mary Ellen shares her latest vision for connectivity in under-resourced communities in her project for Prospect 3.0.  Public|Utility 2.0 shifts the urban plan from the street to the elevation plan where it will combine unused TV channels (Super WIFI), emblematic cultural symbols and cutting-edge wireless technology developed by Rice University in underserved communities across greater New Orleans.

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BY RALF HOMANN
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

In general, Ralf Homann's work deals with spatial concepts and with such of the media while also reflecting upon their interdependency. He is interested in activating the public space by means of performative practices.

In his works, which are constantly negotiating the boundaries of art and politics, he investigates knowledge – its hidden narrative or invisible design – to engender new perspectives on reality and its representations. While operating in various media forms, a strong series of his works focuses on radio. He also applies sound or transmissions to his sculptures thereby folding physical and digital spaces.

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Bottom-up video - the social tool

BY TIMO EKHART
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

What is the goal of establishing a regional television network? How can this platform make contributions to the local community? What is the most effective and efficient way of realising this goal?

Timo Ekhart is the presenter of Children’s Television at the Maastricht hospital, video maker, camera journalist, radio producer, host and interviewer. He tells us how he connects people with each other and empowers them through the use of media such as internet video, radio and television.

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Podcasts in a Nutshell

BY ELEANOR KAGAN
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Eleanor Kagan teaches us how to start our own podcast in under 7  minutes at PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8! Stay tuned all the way to the end - exclusive audio clips of democatic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton!

Eleanor is a producer and sometimes host of podcasts, live events, and conversations with people about their hair. She has made public radio, pirate radio, and once helped build a radio station from scratch. She currently produces the podcast "Another Round" for BuzzFeed.

 

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Community Radio: Making it as an Individual and as a Whole

BY OPHIRA HORWITZ
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

In the world of Netflix, iTunes and Facebook, how does community radio compete? Why should community radio compete? Local community radio coordinator Ophira Horwitz broadcasts her journey from biology student to Peach City, illustrating the bedrock community radio provides in isolated communities as an accessible, reliable communication platform to share and build art, vitality and culture, and the potential to build those things here in Penticton. Yes, there are pirates.    

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

BY ANDY WALLMAN
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Were The Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980's with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs and a live karaoke band was born. The spent the next 12 years sharing the stage with over ten thousand lead singers who (usually) lived out their rock and roll dreams three blissful rockin' minutes at a time. (That is a big band.) Andy Wallman was the first chair tambourine player for The Gomers and will take you on the inside of what it was like to be Livin' in Gomerica.

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

BY ANDY WALLMAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

Were the Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980s with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs, and a live karaoke band was born. Andy Wallman was first chair tambourine player for The Gomers; he will take you inside of what it was like to be Livin'in Gomerica.

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Life Between Umbrellas: Designing a Rain-Friendly City

BY ANDREW PASK
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Public spaces – the parks, plazas, and streets that comprise half of Vancouver’s land-base – are the connective tissue that ties the city together. Public space is a canvas for urban life – a stage for social and cultural activities, a marketplace of local economic activity, a forum for democratic engagement. And yet, for much of the year, our spaces are challenged by rain and inclement weather. With even heavier rains in the future, how can we ensure that Vancouver’s public spaces remain vibrant people places all year round?

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L'apparence n'est pas toujours la réalité

BY JEAN MARREL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 12, 2019

Jean Marrel, peintre, parle de ses peintures par allusions avec fables et contes. Un beau voyage poétique et coloré. 

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Ravi Jetshan

Ravi Jetshan (Ravior) has been a jewelry maker since 1982, and he presented some of his work at the recent PechaKucha Night in Mauritius Vol. 2. That city's organizer, Stephen Ng, writes this about Ravi: Volume 2 was certainly highlighted by Ravior, a jewelry making company led by Ravi Jetshan since 1982 -- "or" means gold in French and in Creole, Mauritius' very own dialect that Ravi uses when naming some of his collections. One thing you'll soon realize with Ravi is that he really holds a lot of affection towards his culture, his tradition, his country, and he perfectly translates all of that through his designs. Add to this the fact that he has traveled the world and speaks six languages -- the audience at Vol. 2 could well understand how the man delivers such great creativity, innovation, and attention to detail. "The success of Ravior is essentially the product of fine-tuned teamwork by groomed professionals equipped with multiple skills reinforced by continuous advanced training. Rigour in craft and skill is the key to quality production for each and every jewellery piece, all this driven by professional and civic ethics." This was taken from www.ravior.com, where more of his collections can be viewed. At the start of his presentation this is what Ravi had to say in Creole: "Ene le monde sans bijou, c'est ene ene le monde sans lamour." Literally, a world without jewelry is a world without love...

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PKN Posters: Rapid City Vol. 1

Rapid City is about to hold its very first PechaKucha Night, and it's happening tomorrow night (January 31) at the James Van Nuys Gallery -- see the official event page for more details. As you can see on the poster (pictured), the next 3 PKNs have already been scheduled, so make sure to mark them in your calendar! To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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The World's Best City When It Rains

Everyone loves water that falls -- as long as it falls at the right place and at the right time.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 100), Jesper Larsson turns one city's "weakness" into an opportunity. He tells us of Gothenburg, Sweden's upcoming 400-year anniversary. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the commemoration. Jesper goes over the deluge of benefits rain and water provide us with, and discusses how he believes the city could leverage its high-rainfall percentage to benefit all those living and visiting Gothenburg. 

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PechaKucha is Grand and Rapid in Grand Rapids

The latest edition of PechaKucha night in the rip-roarin' Michigan city of Grand Rapids (Vol. 6) came and went, and a quick recap of the night was recorded in The Rapidian. Here's a small tidbit from the article: Humorous and serious, honest and ultimately real, PKGR provides neutral ground, an environment where any one of us can share our passions, our stories or a little bit of ourselves. PKGR also gives the audience the opportunity to discover the unknown, rethink the familiar and to get lost in the story. Because when it really comes down to it, life is all about the stories. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Check out the full article here.

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Rapid City in the News

PKN Rapid City gets some nice coverage from the Rapid City Journal, leading up to the city's Vol. 9 on March 27. “It’s a very fast-paced, high-energy presentation,” said Shiloh Day, who has helped organize the local PechaKucha Nights. “You learn about things you’ve never heard before.” Read the full article here.

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$40,000 Raised!

A message from PechaKucha co-founder, Mark Dytham: Thank you very much for your generous support! I have hit my Indiegogo Campaign target raising ¥1,000,000 for 'Home For All' by running the Tokyo Marathon. And thanks to the Indiegogo campaign and my PechaKucha presentation, 'Home for All' has also received an additional donation of ¥3,000,000, making a total of ¥4,000,000 -- yay! There are still a lot of projects to be funded so if you haven't donated yet there are 48 hours left on my Indiegogo campaign -- and now you can also donate through PayPal. Our building for "Home For All" in Soma City will break ground on April 8. Thank you all so much for helping to bring so much positivity to Tohoku!

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PKN Weimar #4 Radio Lotte

On the brink of summer. Between two World Cup games. Squeezed in Radio Lotte Weimar, the fourth Pecha Kucha Night! What a delight! The songs Panon hideung, Personal Jesus performed by the locally famous Limona Jam reminded us of the great PKN #3. The three musicians reached the peak with I feel good! which moved some of the audience towards a loud dance in the bar area of the hospitable Lesesaal at Goethe Platz 12. The great photos of the evening by Simona Zajancauskaite are streamed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/110288053@N04/sets/72157645103325358/. During the evening, for the third time we hosted our good neighbor from Erfurt, Barbara Kuntze, who just a week later succesfuly launched the first PechaKucha Night in Erfurt! Huge congratulations, and let's rock Thuringia together! Straight after the concert we received five involving presentations, each of them charged with a slightly scientific focus:  Christiane Lewe, a PhD at the Media Faculty of the Bauhaus University presented her fascinating research on the genealogy of facebook. Clarissa (first left) except for enjoying the nicest bar tender in the world (Sara and Carl) in a two-presenters presentation shared her perception of the Merketal dormitory juxtaposed with the impressions of the Jakobsplan by Simona Z. The travelling architect Joshua Raff enriched our evening by his story on learning Chineese by the means of sharp hand drawings, while Carlos Sandoval of Mexico took us into his hipster photo story charged with explosive sense of humour. The evening was topped with the brilliant trio of Fabulous Jakobsplan who invited us all to participate in their participatory research about the only scyscraper of Weimar - the Jakobsplan dormitory. Who knows where will we end up in September! Thanks to all for your great support and see you next time! 

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PKN Broome in the News

The city of Broome in Australia is about to see its very first PechaKucha Night, and you can hear organizer Allison Stout talk about what this means to her in a radio piece on the local ABC affiliate, that you can listen to here. Pictured, the poster for the event, and you'll find more details on the official event page.

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Painting with Radio Control Cars

"Generally I paint cars ...with cars ...because that makes sense."In Painting with Radio Control Cars from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 34, Ian Cook presents his long and highly entertaining career in painting artwork with actual radio-controlled cars for some of the world's most known brands. Be sure to check out his studio Popbang Colour for more inspiring works!  

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Raise the Roof

  Architecture and design forms an integral part of our lives. Our physical space influences us in numerous ways and quiet often dictates our moods and behaviour. It has the power to define a city, a society, a country, a culture. It can motivate us, and even subjugate us. In this volume of PechaKucha Nights we will be talking about how architecture helps us express and define ourselves. If you are interested in presenting, send in your ideas and a few sample images on info@kuchkhaas.org latest by 27th February 2018. For details click :https://www.facebook.com/events/618456498486180/