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"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.
Sep 02, 2008
Victoria Event Centre
Aug 12, 2010
Bass Museum of Art
Mar 19, 2011
Jun 28, 2012
The Workers Club
Aug 04, 2013
SPUR - San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
Mar 19, 2015
BYFH - Drop In Centre
Sep 02, 2015
Jun 03, 2016
Dd'A - Dipartimento di Architettura
Sep 06, 2016
The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Apr 04, 2017
The Slow Down Challenge
BY PEGGY THEKKAEKURIKATTUKUNNAL
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
Do you know that 17% of employees in the Netherlands are suffering from work stress at different levels, which can even lead to burn-out in some severe cases. Have you noticed the same effects of stress on yourself, or among your family members and friends? Joemon & Peggy Thekkaekurikattukunnal will give you some insights and golden tips on how to slow down and introduce you to "The Slow Down Challenge".
What I Would Do with an Extra Day
BY DOM BREADMORE
@ VOL 24
ON FEB 20, 2016
Artist Dom Breadmore considers what he would, or should, do if he were given a final extra day. There are endless possibilities but he finds good reasons not to do most of them and rants about people who set themselves time-based challenges in order to bend the rules. All this leads him to wonder about the nature of time and how it was probably invented 'to make sure everything didn't happen all at once'. Dom ends by asking us in turn to consider what we might gain from slowing down and making the most of our 24hours.
Sit down. Be quiet.
BY BRENT MANKE
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 23, 2017
Take a page from Brent Manke's book and enjoy the life you have, slow down and take it in. Rushing everywhere we go never allows us to enjoy the journey. The things you miss along the way may just one day be what lands you up on the Pechakucha stage.
Is anyone missing a red glove? If so, he'll be around.
BY ALEJANDRO GÓMEZ DUGAND
@ VOL 14
ON SEP 15, 2016
A very speedy Laura Galindo presented 070 on behalf of Alejandro Gómez Dugand. On the Dewey Decimal library classification, 070 is the number for News media, journalism, and publishing. 070 is an independent on-line magazine covering all sorts of subjects in a slow pace, which contrary to the news frenzy of these days, allows each story to grow into a complete, facts-based, meaningful narrative.
BY ROB WATSON
@ VOL 20
ON NOV 23, 2017
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Watch Your Energy Usage, Take Up Politics, and Enjoy Some Green Urban Environments
Presentations Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. In "Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency" (from PKN Bozeman Vol. 2), Chris Dorsi goes through the KWH usage of various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. How important are politics to you? In "All Colors Together" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Renan Molin hopes to show everyone how important it is to participate in the world of politics, and uses the Obama campaign as a point of reference. Terapia Urbana is a technology-based company in Seville that uses nature to solve energy problems caused by buildings in cities where greenery is far from abundant. "More Green in the City" (in Spanish, from PKN Seville Vol. 12) includes a few of their projects, and you'll be introduced to a few vertical gardens -- for both the outside and interior of buildings -- as well as other "green" innovations. Posters Quite a few additions to our Tumblr blog today, including posters/flyers for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 (above), and PKN Vancouver Vol. 22. Photos Here are today's photo galleries, as well as a fun teaser video for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which took place this past Friday. The photo above is from the PKN Vienna gallery. PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1 [Flickr] PKN Dunsborough Vol. 3 [Flickr] A collection of photos from PKN Vienna [Flickr] PKN Sofia Vol. 9 [Flickr] PKN Maastricht Vol. 14 [Flickr] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7CEDSw2yGY We also have this fantastic report from PKN Philadelphia organizer Bradley Peniston -- yes, it's a bit old, it had gotten lost somehow and just recovered -- about his experience in introducing PKN to nearby Scranton. Last Saturday, January 28, PechaKucha Night Philadelphia took its show on the road, driving two hours north to mount the first PechaKucha Night in the city of Scranton. I thought the event went well for a city's first show: we had eight presenters who spoke to a standing-room-only house of 60 or so. Here's the story: A few months ago, as I was planning a weekend getaway with my brother, a thought occurred: why not plant a PechaKucha seed in a new city? I had already settled on a destination: Scranton, Pennsylvania, once a powerhouse industrial city, now home to a more diversified economy that includes several colleges and design shops. Sitting atop vast deposits of coal and iron ore, the city was the first in the United States to produce iron railroad rails, and the first to build electrically powered trolleys -- lending it the nickname the Electric City. Today, Scranton remains the sixth-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. The next step was to seek help on the ground. I googled "Scranton and PechaKucha," and made contact with a librarian at the University of Scranton who had once delivered a 20x20 talk at a conference. She wasn't available to speak, but she helped me find a venue (the Vintage Theater and Cafe) and a co-organizer, Mandy Boyle, who works at one of Scranton's web design firms. Together, we rounded up a slate of eight speakers. In early January, we reached out to local media, and hit the jackpot. The Weekender, the leading local arts & entertainment weekly newspaper, put the upcoming PechaKucha Night on its cover. The piece, "What would you say in six minutes and 40 seconds?" came out on Wednesday, January 25. The following day, Scranton's daily newspaper, the Times-Tribune, ran a similar story: "High-speed PowerPoint presentations engage at Vintage Theater's PechaKucha Night." Armed with as much publicity as we could have hoped for, we opened the doors at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. People started streaming in, and by showtime, we had about 60 packed into the cafe. This was the lineup: “Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema” by Mandy Boyle, SEO team lead at Solid Cactus “How to Slow Down Time” by “Welcome To Scranton” author Greg Halpin "#ScrantonMovieNames” by Michelle Davies, an NEPAblogs.org co-contributor “Stained Glass & the Passing of an Old World Art” by NEPAblogs.org founder Harold Jenkins “Restoring the Slope” by Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2012 member Gerard M. Hetman “Library Crimes & Misdemeanors” by newspaper librarian Brian Fulton “In Pursuit of the Light” by professional photographer Brent Pennington “Preparing America to Compete in the 21st-Century Global Economy” by technology trainer Michael J. Murphy The show itself went off well. I was quite proud of the presenters, all of whom did a fine job -- especially given that none of them had even ever seen a PechaKucha presentation before. Everyone at the cafe seemed to have a good time, and there were plenty of people afterward who asked about presenting at a future PKN. The day after the show, the Times-Tribune ran yet another story: "Scranton takes on global phenomenon with slideshow event." Links A few interesting posts and event reports from around the web. "Cultural Chit-Chat: Armenian and Turkish artists share ideas at joint Pecha Kucha in Istanbul" [Armenia Now] "Armenians, Turks hold Pecha Kucha Night in Istanbul (PHOTOS)" [News AM] "PechaKucha VI: 'Ladies, Pick Your Bull Carefully'” [Rivard Report] "PechaKucha: Speed Dating for Presenters" [The Better Presenter] Calendar After last week's very packed calendar, we're starting out slow this week, with PKN Calgary Vol. 12 tonight (May 28) and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9 tomorrow night.
Looking at the Small Things in Life, the Necomimi Neurowear Project, and Photos from Guangzhou
Presentations In this presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) by Brad O'Hara, we are reminded that there is another side to life, looking beyond "the big picture." Brad challenges us to slow down and pay attention to the small objects, textures, and moments in our lives. He does this through a series of images that were all taken within 4 minutes of his own home. Mixing Japanese "cute culture" with high-tech know-how, Tomonori Kagaya presents (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 94) his Necomimi neurowear project, in which a pair of cute cat-like ears respond to the wearer's thoughts. Posters Today's new additions to the Tumblr blog include the poster pictured above, for next week's PKN Toronto Vol. 17 (designed by Trevor Embury), as well as a collection of posters from PKN Louisville (Vol. 2-7). Photos Today's photo gallery [Flickr] covers the recent PKN Guangzhou Vol. 11 -- above, a few photos from the night that was. Calendar There are no PKNs happening tonight, but tomorrow (September 4) we have the following 3 events on tap: PKN Chicago Vol. 23, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, and Cape Town celebrates its Vol. 20.
My Lunch with Marvin
In "My Lunch with Marvin" from PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 5, Peter Chester speaks of his lunch outings with this father Marvin, in which the two of them speak on intellectual topics such as the illusion of free will, human psychology, as well as the fast and slow thinking mind. All the while, we're treated to beautiful, abstract visuals composed by Peter's mother, Elfi. More of her work can be found on her website.
Getting Down and Derby
Finding passion always seems to occur when we least expect it. Alex Krosney went to her first roller derby bout in April of 2011 –- it was love at first whistle. In "Getting Down and Derby" we see that through a year of blood, sweat, tears, and track burn later Lex Go was born. A member of the Winnipeg Roller Derby League, Alex tells us (at PKN Winnipeg Vol. 16) how he became a skater on the All-Stars travel team and the captain of the home team that wins all the afterparties, the Valkyries’ Wrath. Alex illustrates, through her roller derby exploits, the transformative power the sport can have on any one -- especially for those in a period of transition.
Dunsborough Down Under!
We're almost "dun" here for the weekly update, with another quick stop "dun-under" at PechaKucha Night Dunsborough, who hosted their Vol. 17 this season to a packed audience at the legendary Pour House. Check out their past presentations and look forward to the creativity coming out of the batch! Well done, Dunsborough!
The Beginning of Memory
"The story of Buffalo is inextricably linked to the notion of memory. That memory is now in danger." In The Beginning of Memory from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Spanish architect and academic Miguel Guitart remembers the importance of Buffalo's signature past and visual legacy that has made the city unique, and compels the audience to slow down enough to observe it for themselves, together on a quest to find it's soul once more. In this beautiful poetic performance, he shares a series of ephemeral photos of the city, titled "Americana" with music by Philippe Rombi and excerpts of Laurie Anderson's "The Beginning of Memory", illustrating that despite PechaKucha's fixed format, presentations can take all forms.
Different Rhythm of Life
"With a global trend towards simple life style, there is an undeniable need to just slow down and rethink our priorities and regain our connection with nature." In Different Rhythm of Life from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, entrepreneur Asako Hibi shares about Tabica, a collaborative consumption service that enables farmers and artisans in rural areas of Japan to connect with those looking for off-the-guidebook experiences. Tabica advocates simple, sustainable lifestyle and wants to support the repopulation and development of local communities throughout Japan.
Bringing it Down to Size
"I'll be concentrating on one aspect of my art making, practice, which is small-scale sculpture, models, miniature landscape." In Bringing it Down to Size from Pechakucha Night Beacon Vol.5, Brian Higbee talks about his series of sculptures that use scale models to provide wry political commentary on the larger world.
City Focus: Brisbane
Temperate and tantalizing Brisbane has taken the slow and steady approach in inspiring and entertaining their fellow Brizbanians, hosting, count 'em, FIFTY PechaKucha Nights since 2007! This is no easy task, and we know! This week for their semicentennial volume, they'll also be celebrating their 10th anniversary in the Queensland Capital! Look forward to seeing presentations from Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse, and join them if you're down under!