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Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Sep 26, 2012

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Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Dec 19, 2012

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Abbotsford @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
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Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
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Bratislava @ Kino Mladosť
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Salamanca @ Complejo de Peñuelas de San Blas
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Amman @ Zinc: Zain Innovation Campus
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Orlando @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
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Aberdeen @ The Belmont Filmhouse
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The Olympic Effect

BY ANDREW JOSEPH TAYLOR
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Andrew Taylor talks about how the architectural design of a olympic stadium can create social changes in a community. This idea of urban regeneration can create a better enviroment for locals after the Olympics are over. Andrew's firm, MAKE Architects, put this idea into practice during the 2012 London Olympics.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 27, 2015.

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The Resurrection of Christchurch

BY NETTA EGOZ
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!


This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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Rising Above Circumstances

BY KEVIN CARROLL
@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

Kevin Carroll is the author of the highly successful Red Rubber Ball trilogy. He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for many organizations and has dedicated his life to advancing education, sports, and play as a vehicle for social change and success.

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Yo tengo un sueño.

BY ISABEL SEGOVIA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 20, 2010

Isabel Segovia, coordinadora general de la fundación "Yo tengo un sueño" nos cuenta sobre su experiencia y trayectoria en este proyecto que busca dar ayuda a los más necesitados. 

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Sabores de El Clavo

BY JUAN CARLOS SOUKI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 20, 2010

Juan Carlos Souki nos cuenta sobre su proyecto y sueño con el grupo musical de tambores de El Clavo, con la cantante Betsayda Machado. 

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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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Challenging a Confirmation Bias

BY LUCAS CHANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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Visions through a unifying flag

BY FEDERICO FARACI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

In a recent project, physicist and artist Federico Faraci focused his thoughts, ranging from social changes that are currently taking place in Europe and the World in general, all the way to the connection of each of us with the universe, to design a new flag for Europe, reflecting openness and and a welcoming society.

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Champions for Change

BY ELIZABETH A. WALSH, PHD
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It takes a village."

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. We abandoned the rule book for this free-form, "20x20 ish" team presentation, Champions for Change, at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19Elizabeth Walsh, Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, shared her mic with a team of members of the Champion for Change program. Champions for Change (an initiative of One Region Forward in Buffalo) is a community innovation laboratory that integrates university and community resources to ignite bright ideas and inspired leadership for a flourishing region. In this celebration of community change-makers, one presenter even broke out into song. We guarantee this will make you smile!

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Photography: A Tool for Social Change

BY JANNETH GIL
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Janneth Gil is a Colombian-born, New Zealander. She started drawing and painting at a young age however, the social instability, poverty and cultural beliefs of her birth country led her to follow an Electrical Engineering and Project Management career. She now has the opportunity to completely dedicate her life to what she is most passionate about, art through the eye of a lens. She is currently studying a Master of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography at the University of Canterbury.

She truly believes in helping others with her skills and uses her photography as a tool for social change to empower, teach, or simply help people to better understand others. Through her photography, Janneth depicts people and their interactions with others and their environment, exploring cultures, societal norms and the conflict between perceptions, emotions and reality.
Her own social photography-based projects include Our Voices www.ourvoices.co.nz depicting the life stories of a group of people living with disability in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, and Void. Void is largely drawn from Janneth’s autobiographical narratives exploring themes and ideas about identity construction and transculturalism in the context of immigration. More of her work can be found at www.jannethgil.com.

In this PechaKucha Janneth shares how she has used photography as a tool for social change. She encourages exchanging our hidden stories with the hope we would recognise similarities with the “other” therefore, contributing to create a more accepting, tolerant and inclusive society despite our differences.

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Design for Social Innovation

Time to start up our regular stream of presentations -- we have plenty coming -- starting with this one, "Design for Social Innovation," presented by two students from the Musashino Art University, about reconstruction efforts following 3/11. We also invite you to check out our Inspire Japan site, which we plan to start updating regularly soon with reports on the PK-sponsored reconstruction efforts.

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Social Design in Japan

What exactly is social design?  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Social Design in Japan", (from a special PKN Tokyo held at the Heineken Star Lounge) Greenz.jp editor Hiroyuki Ono explains that social design involves the integration an element of collaboration, and typically seeks to solve a public issue in a creative, positive way. Ono gives some examples of social design unique to the Japanese nation; among them are a children's clothing company that employs elderly women, a company producing skin care products for impoverished women, and an app that allows you to send real-life thank you goods to those around you.

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Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas

El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.  

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

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Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change

"Small scale changes starts with a group of people who want to make a collective change for the greater good." In Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change, from Markham, Vol. 7, Town Planner, Administrator, and dreamer Joanne Dang shares how much she loves cities and believes that they are living ecosystems. She discusses her journey in many places around the world and the power of small-scale, community-based changes that lead to vibrant cities. Here she poses the question, "what is your dream for your city?"    

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Breathe For Change

“I took the opportunity to pursue my daydreams and last summer I joined 35 other educators here in madison. We studied yoga and anatomy and we learned strategies for mindfully regulating classrooms.” In Breath for Change from PechaKucha Night Madison Volume 16, Presenter Hanna Hermanson discusses Breathe For Change. B4C is on a mission to improve the health and well being of teachers, students, and school communities through wellness practices and community building. The leaders of this organization embody the type of change they wish to see in the world and have left behind traditional workspaces and structures to implement their vision. Each team member is supported in personal intention and goal setting to help live their fullest expression of their work. Their workspaces resemble co-working spaces, yoga studios, and classrooms across the country.

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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’.

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Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture

"The visual cultures styles... are responsive to change yet they retain the thread of continuity of the past." In Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol.28, Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira introduces a selection of Pacific visual culture styles from across the region, emphasizing the way they express the dynamic relationship between change and continuity over time and space. To narrow her focus, she considers three key sites of aesthetic production, including architecture, textiles, and sculpture.  Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira hails from Aotearoa New Zealand and has genealogical ties with  the central North Island tribe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. She is a Honolulu-based Māori scholar and university instructor whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific art. 

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Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.

"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely."  In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25, Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together.