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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.

Dee Street
in Vanvouver
Jan Castaño Pipier ART
INGENIERO INDUSTRIAL EN FORMACION, MUSICO, ILUSTRADOR in bogota
Jeff Street
Web Designer, Writer in Bozeman
PAGE Public Art Genoa
Public Art in Genova
Walter Street III
Architect in Chicago
Track Street
Marketing
Mr Street
in Sydney
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art, art in art

PAST VOL 22

Kosice @ Atrium
Aug 17, 2012

PAST VOL 11

Genève @ Salle Dialogai
Nov 20, 2013

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami

PAST VOL 8

Podgorica @ Bokeška ulica
Sep 25, 2015

PAST VOL 15

Durban @ Rivertown Beer Hall
Dec 17, 2015

PAST VOL 14

Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Arts
Feb 25, 2016

PAST VOL 39

Columbus @ The Art of Yoga
Dec 08, 2016

PAST VOL 1

Chico @ Museum of Northern California Art
Sep 01, 2017

PAST VOL 6

Gloucester @ Liquor & Chow
Dec 12, 2018

PAST VOL 1

Písek
Apr 04, 2019

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

BY REMO CAMEROTA
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2013. 
 
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Pro Social Rule Breaking Club

BY SINÉAD CORMACK
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 22, 2013

Irish artist Sinéad Cormack enjoys breaking rules, especially when it comes to making art. She works somewhere between visual art, performance art and theatre.

Sinéad has been working with a group in Dublin called "Pro Social Rule Breaking Club" and wishes to bring that project idea to Toronto. 

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The Sharpie Image

BY JAY SHOGO
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Artist Jay Shogo has been working exclusively with Sharpie pens in his work since 2009. Here he speaks of his work on all shapes and sizes of canvases -- from hi-top shoes to full-scale murals to eyewear. (in Japanese)

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Concrete Jungles of Color

BY ARTIST DAAS
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

DAAS comes and introduces his project ART OH! which aims at reviving Osaka's cityscape through wall murals around time. As he demonstrates, filling cities with art benefits all citizens.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 14, 2015.

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Paper - Rainbow and Cities

BY MAURICE MADEMOISELLE
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

" Everything is about Nature. Everything is about Human. The interactions between them. Bring the Nature inside the grey cities. Bring the hope in the hearth of the men. Tomorrow can be better if we want it. Love, Peace, Humanity, Solidarity and Protection of our earth. We belong to her, She doesn't belong to us." Mademoiselle Maurice {In French}
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Borders Visualized

BY KERRY DOYLE
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

“The border is a very difficult place to describe. Anything I say about it, I'll also say the exact opposite about it.”

In Borders Visualized from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, speaker Kerry Doyle presents the mission of the Rubin Center for Visual Arts at UTEP with a selection of work from exhibitions over the first 10 years.  Borders are meant to divide. As border tensions rise, artists –both performance and visual– have been creating works to represent the relationship between the bordering cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The Rubin Center now has a decade’s worth of stories to show and tell.

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Katutaidetta, kiitos!

BY MIKKO PARVIAINEN
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

Urbaani ry:n puheenjohtaja Mikko Parviainen esiintyy katutaiteen puolesta.

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Biking into St. Pete

BY TYLER WEISS
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2018

The street mural scene in St. Pete, FL has exploded. A new cottage industry that has sprouted from that explosion is bike tours to (attempt to) see them all. There are a lot. Tyler Weiss' presentation mixes in a little quirky bike history, some biking culture, and lots and lots of street art.

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Le talent, ça n'existe pas. Le talent, c'est d'avoir envie de faire quelque chose

BY JEAN SÉBASTIEN // ARGADOL GODFRIN
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 12, 2019

Jean Sébastien Godfrin, Argadol, présente son parcours et ses oeuvres, colorées et aux dimensions parfois immenses, issues du pop art et du street art. 

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The art of adventure

BY DREW COPUS
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 19, 2019

"Inspiring young people is very important. I was introduced to stencils at a primary school workshop when I was 12." Drew Copus takes us on a whirlwind tour of his creative adventures including painting up squats and streets in Holland, Germany, Bristol, Hastings and beyond, getting lost in the mountains of Montenegro, partying in the Houses of Parliament and leading workshops in Bexhill.

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PKN in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal ran a great story in August about PechaKucha Night. Read the article The Sounds of Chatter by Juro Osawa here...

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Street Art in Sao Paulo

In our first presentation today, "Street Art in Sao Paulo," Mundano talks about his graffiti street art, all based on criticism towards the politics of Brazil using ironic humor. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Sao Paulo Vol. 5, and is in Portuguese.

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From Street Art to Hitchhiking, with a Bit of Birch Sap Drinking in Gothenburg

Here's our look at what's happening today in PechaKucha. Presentations We've got two new presentations on the site, one from Curitiba and one from St. Louis. In "The Street Is Alive" (in Portuguese), Jorge Galvao shares his graffiti work, and talks about his passion for street art, and then in "Hitchhiking for Sanity," Myles Dickason shares some of his hitchhiking adventures. Photos Here are today's event photos to take in, coming from a few of our PKN cities. Above, the scene at Providence's PKN Vol. 35, which was held back in February. PKN Kiruna Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Providence Vol. 35, as well as some older editons (Vol. 23, Vol. 24, Vol. 28) [Facebook] PKN San Diego Vol. 14 [Flickr] PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 [Facebook] The photo above is from the recent PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 (see the full Facebook gallery, all photos by Nettan Kock), and below is a report from that city's organizer, Jesper Larsson. You can also find all Gothenburg presentations (in Swedish) on its YouTube channel. On April 24th, we arranged our Vol. 31 of PechaKucha Gothenburg with a great turnout! Annelie Hulthén used mobile photos to show some of the backsides of the life of a politician. Our new city architect showed aerial photos of Gothenburg to show how much space is wasted on cars instead of human beings. Peter Korn told us about digging and how to plant exotic plants on stony Swedish hillsides. Sushi chef José Seruda spoke about "omakase" and his idea of Scandinavian sushi using locally produced fish and seafood. Siv Burell talked about the language Esperanto which celebrates 125 years this year. Klara Hansson spoke about perma culture and what's edible within the city centre. Jeanette Fagerström told the story that led up to her opening a sewing machine café in Gothenburg (similar to an internet café but with sewing machines instead of computers). Helena Andersson, Sebastian Popescu & Evelina Valtersson finished of the evening with a presentation about their project "Bostadsrotation" (residential rotation) where people change housing and routines with another person for a couple of days. In the break, Klara Hansson and her friends served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants such as Garlic-mustard, Celandine, Common wood sorrel, Dandelion, Sorrel, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, Rowan Leaf, Ground elder and last but not least Lovage. They also served fresh natural birch sap. In this walkthrough video during the beer break, organizer Jesper Larsson tries out the birch sap and talks to former presenter Sebastian Näslund about it. We totally forgot to celebrate it, but the last presentation of the evening was actually #300 since we started! Links Looking for some interesting PechaKucha-related articles? We've got you covered. The photo above shows the team behind the soon-to-launch PKN series in Muscat (the organizer, Sara Fida, is second from right). Some PKN Muscat coverage in the form of "Creative Connections" [The Week] "Speakers' series a hot ticket among young Vancouverites" [Metro Vancouver] "PechaKucha Night is back, bringing artists of all types together for creative conversation" [Denver Westworld] Calendar Tonight (May 16), it's PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 6, and tomorrow night (May 17) you can look to these three events: PKN Hanoi Vol. 4, PKN For a peek at what's coming later this month, you can always check our calendar.

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Playing With Art and Tech, Street Art in Mendoza, and a Transformational Idea

Presentations Edit Vizer has recently finished her education at the art-technology faculty at Aalborg University, and here (at PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) she talks about her newest project, FARM, an art & tech playground project where she invites everyone to join workshops. Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 2) he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16). Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are the posters for tonight's PKN Tallinn Vol. 6 (pictured above) and for this past Saturday's PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUs9I_tBWI Video Pordenone has a few PKNs under its belt, and here's a video showing what the PKN experience is like in that city. Calendar Here are tonight's (November 14) six PKNs: PKN Birmingham Vol. 7, PKN Okayama Vol. 15, PKN Amsterdam Vol. 23, PKN Mikkeli Vol. 2, PKN Tallinn Vol. 6, and PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 1. Tomorrow is even bigger: PKN Leeds Vol. 15, PKN Groningen Vol. 19, PKN Detroit Vol. 13, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 4, PKN St. Albert Vol. 2, PKN Kiruna Vol. 4, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 13, and PKN Moscow (Idaho) Vol. 3.

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PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 in Tegus

Greetings from Tegucigalpa, or we locals call it, Tegus! In 3 very short weeks we will be launching the first PechaKucha Night ever in our Central American country of Honduras. We have just revealed our amazing poster designed by the very talented designer Alicia Medina, a cool lady whose experience includes illustration, branding, and art direction among other things. The poster design is based on popular local handicrafts that are a symbol of Honduras - handpainted clay roosters in bright, happy colors.  During this first volume of PechaKucha Tegus we'll be sharing stories from chefs, yoginis, actors, film directors, artists, street artists and even beer brewers. It's bound to be a vibrant mix of ideas and interesting people on this warm summer night.  We'll keep you all posted on how our very first night goes. We're really excited and we think it'll be a total hit. Til next time!

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art"... But people like Mario Rueda see the city in a very different light. In "Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens" from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month, we learn that public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists, and give back the city to citizens. 

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Getting Around on Wednesday 25th May

Another exciting mix awaits us next month on the theme of Getting Around.  Expect quickfire talks architecture, coffee, cycling, pavement politics, street art and photography... We can't wait Brighton!  

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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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Watch this space: christchurch street art

"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone." In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time.  For more details, visit: http://christchurchstreetart.co.nz/  

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?" In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities. Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.