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Fort Worth @ Four Day Weekend Theater
Nov 07, 2013


Penang @ Penang State Museum
May 14, 2018

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Tokyo in Sketches

@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

A few years ago, Adrian Hogan went to Aomori, Japan and taught English for one year. During that time, he developed a habit of drawing his students. Here he shows us his work and how it has evolved over the years. Now he works as a freelance illustrator in Tokyo.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 22, 2013.

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Chelsea Velaga

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Chelsea Velga is a Vanderbilt senior studying illustration and general fine art. She showcases her unique artwork and viewpoints.

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A Theory on Doodling

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Pam Woodson finds herself drawn to doodling in a couple of very specific situations. Not considering herself as an "artist", she initially used doodling as a door to create art without expectations. Pam found her path to becoming an artist. Through Pam's doodling research, we could all learn self-improvement through doodling.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 3rd, 2017. 

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Design: Right Brain, Left Brain, or Somewhere in the Middle?

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Christopher Gregory, an industrial designer shares his thoughts on how different mindframes guide design work, and how a wholistic, balanced perspective can help create meaning in our lives. What will you create?

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Chubby Wax Crayons

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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A Sunday

@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“I’m a little late, so by the time I get there everyone's a little tired and all the food is gone. so I'm drinking by myself –this big can of asahi super dry– and I’m trying to talk to them.”

In A Sunday from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume speaker and Illustrator Mariya Suzuki tells the story of an ordinary day in a fantastic life!. Sunday, February 7, 2016 was a typical day in her life that could be illustrated in 20 drawings– drawings that could be described as anything but typical! See Mariya put on her shoes, space out at a cafe, meet some people, and get drunk and sleepy towards the end of the night... all through the “lens” of her fantastic drawing style.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

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Design Life

@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"I'm interested in the peaceful, private experience between each piece and its user."

In Design Life from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, designer and principal of Manuel Barreto Studio, Pedro Manuel shares a poignant and personal glimpse into his inspiration and practice, from Portugal to Buffalo, exploring how design affects our lives and the relation between the user and the environment.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016. 

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@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

In "Sketchbooks" from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.6, a graphic designer Richard Slade tells us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life.


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@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

“When I was 14, this is when it all started…1989.”

In "Sketchbooks", from PechaKucha Night St.Neots Vol.7, Graphic designer Richard Slade shares us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. 

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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.

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Surgut Vol. 1: No Holds Barred!

Surgut, Russia knows how to throw a party! There's a great album of the extravagant evening on PKN Surgut's event page.  Though this was PKN Surgut's Vol. 1, they did not hold back on the festivities. There was a face-painter, artists sketching attendees, a DJ playing house music, bubbles, and fortune cookies hanging from the ceiling -- this all in addition to the presenters carrying on with their 20x20 talks.  Surgut's own Studio R17 also put together a great video recap of the event for your viewing pleasure.  

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Tokyo in Sketches

"The city, I think, has started to influence my drawing already -- it's become more painterly..." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo in Sketches" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, fervent illustrator Adrian Hogan speaks of his passion. While teaching in the northernmost tip of Japan's Honshu island, Adrian developed a habit of sketching anyone he saw -- most especially his energetic students. Here he discusses the evolution of his skill, and how he's transitioned from Aomori-bound instructor to freelance illustrator living in Tokyo.

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PechaKucha Night Weimar #2

Densifying atmosphere: For the second time in "the shop" (der Laden) we met to celebrate the corageous and the creative individuals show their work, passions, observations.This time slightly more of us (around 50) and a little more presentations (8), which required introducing another part of PechaKucha culture - the beer brake. Take a look how well it worked out! After the introduction by the host, we watched a tremendously beautiful presentation from Andre' Wendler about the "Stalker" movie. Andre expanded the PechaKucha format by animating his comments on the slides supplied with natural sounds. After Andre', Josef Janac' shared his story on how he became involved with PechaKucha, and what stands behind the delicious poster for our PKN#2 that he designed. Then it came time for a true photographer: Ana Cayela Munoz who deliverd an insightful reportage from one day in Weimar through photos taken directly from her heart, with a camera fixed to her chest 24/7. Here she comes through the crowd:   Ana's walk through Weimar left us warm for the first PechaKucha beer brake in Weimar. Chat, chat and we caught a presenter for the last one! Iman Hegazy decided to drop her drawings into a PowerPoint, which she did and started off as the last presenter of the evening. Great decision, Iman!  But before the surprise from Iman and her sketching trip to Alexandria, we were also smashed by the delivery by Jakob Stolz who told us about his excursions into video and architectural productions. One of the nicest slides, the red: And before that, we were taken on two trips to Asia: by Jan Beckmann through his urban explorations in Beijing, China where he talked about the funny differences an European visitor may need to overcome to get to know the local people: and by Anikesh Ashwin who took as to India by the means of his fascinating architectural and urban projects. This was a purely PechaKucha situation: Anish claimed twice at the very beginning "It will be boring" "It is just my portfolio"! Somehow, with a little of the 20x20 magic, no one was bored, on the contrary, Anikesh received the wildest applause!  Long live PechaKucha!

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#3 in the SKY

This was good! And it all started with a magnificent concerto of the delicious trio: Limona Jam: Ammalia Podlaszewska + Daniele Agretti + Alex Osipenko. Taste it in a short glimpse! This was an allover dream come true evening! We had local musicians performing together for the first time, we landed on a spectacular venue on a roof top of our city, we reached the magic 10 presentations and our audience keeps on growing! Right after the sunset, we had Rubén Robledo Ibáñez showing us his reportage photos from the Gaza Stripe where he spent several weeks among befriended Palestinians. Geographically not afar, the next was Athina Stefani from Greece who involved us in her story about Ludwig Wittgenstein's house, told by the mean her own drawings authored throughout the nights before Friday: And then it happened: the Italian-Swedish team of laughter monsters (Sara Ferraioli + Carl Ydergård) stretched our cheeks to a high level of pain with their rythmic story on how Daniele, who happened to be the guitarrist at the same evening, made his career instead of playing football. A series of 20 photomontages made us laugh through the whole 400 seconds: This was not all! Sara couldn't stop just at one presentation.. An involving walk through the streets of Naples followed, filled with street art: After a smooth beer brake extended through the stunning views over Weimar: we took off again. This time Rika Tarigan from Indonesia engaged us with her designs of modern applications of the batik textile technique. Filtered through the cultural background of Indonesian fariy tales we were covered up with 20 splendid and very colorful images: Right after some colder recollections of the last winter arrived to us from Sankt Petersburg through Lithuania in the person of the delightful pianist Simona Zajancauskaite. The first musician to present images on PKN in Weimar! Stark congratulations for the courage! We were all touched by the transcontinental message instilled in the 20 slides under the title tandem, nothing is black and white anymore. The message pointing towards a possible European-Russian friendship was carried on by the presentation by Iman Hegazy (Egipt) and Tatiana Reshetnikova - the Urban Sketchers Weimar. In a series of speedy sketches we discovered some beautiful locations from Russia, Egypt and Weimar. Thank you and good luck with engaging more sketchers in your group!  The reportages from cold Russia made a perfect ground for the next story to come - this time by the PKN city-organizer himself. Gall Podlaszewski uncovered his winterly "cultural production": the Weimar Winter Bad - a series of Monday baths in the river of Ilm taking place under winter atmospheric conditions. The involvement of some other participants proved that the idea of swimming in the winter is not Bad at all! Here, the end of first season (photo by Simona Zajancauskaite who got up on a cold morning very early just to take this photo. What a brave daughter!): Right afterwards we had another swap of functions - now Tereza Spindlerova - the second city-organizer came out of her mixxer pult and took over the mic to tell us the development of her Spanish blog - a poetic journey supported by 20 almost abstract urban images: The splendid series of 10 presentations was closed, or rather opened up by the enigmatic Mr. Grüter, who did it just as we like - decided to present just at the same evening, bringing his presentation on a usb stick. Here Mr. Grüter seizes the audience with his magic pencil: Thank you all for the great fun we had that night!! Full photo album is available here: author: Simona Zajancauskaite: on flickr author: Gall Podlaszewski: on facebook

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Show Me Your Vision

"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

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The Magic of PechaKucha

Imagine not leaving your street for a whole year. 365 days living within the boundary of just one ordinary road, in an ordinary part of the city. In a project named Jaffa Jaffa, experimental Dutch film-maker Marnix Haak did exactly that, not stepping foot outside Javastraat in Amsterdam East from 1 September 2016 to 1 September 2017. For 365 days Marnix existed purely within his immediate community, getting to know every inch of his street and the people who lived there. The artist wanted to know why it was that his friends were keen to travel the world and meet new people rather than engaging with those right there on the doorstep. Is there really more to be learnt from the far than from the near? Or are most of us just blind to our communities, living alongside one another distanced by imagined difference? In PechaKucha you are allowed just 20 slides, with a 20 second time limit per slide in which to share your story. We see photos of Marnix dressed up with grinning bin men, Marnix riding on segways with the local kids, Marnix at a Ramadan feast, Marnix learning how to carve a kebab and moving footage of Marnix saying goodbye to a terminally-ill neighbor who became a close friend. This was just one of the twelve Pecha Kucha presentations at Amsterdam’s De School last night. We also heard from a chef who’s founded a supper club for isolated pensioners, a journalist who collected his own waste plastic for 1000 days, a carpenter turning old fridges into beautiful furniture, a cartographer questioning who owns the Arctic, and an illustrator who lived in the Hortus Botanicus for a week sketching plants at night. Each had just six minutes and 40 seconds in the limelight. The boundaries, for Marnix Haak and for PechaKucha are very rigid. And yet, these tight parameters are enough to prove just how many extraordinary, ordinary people there are in this community. You don't need to travel far, you don't need money or power to make a contribution. Sometimes you just need a mad idea. This article was written by Daisy Allsup and first appeared on her personal website.