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Istanbul @ Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi A.Ş.
Oct 17, 2012


Fort Worth @ Four Day Weekend Theater
Nov 07, 2013

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Kyiv @ President Hotel
Oct 04, 2013


Helsinki @ University of Helsinki, main building
Feb 26, 2014


Melbourne @ Nest Coworking
Apr 29, 2014


Kiruna @ Hotell Ferrum
May 28, 2015


Beijing @ PKBJ Event 31 - The Dutch Ambassadors's Residence
Jun 03, 2015


Dayton @ Steam Plant
Jan 18, 2018

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Powered by PechaKucha @ Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown
Oct 30, 2017


Lahore @ Thanda Garam
Feb 03, 2018

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Wellness by Design

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

Matthew Ridgway traces the many trends influencing new transportation development, and how increased population density, declining car use, and a return to full service neighborhoods ultimately signals good things for our jobs, health, and the American middle class.

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Ciencia Ficción Local

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2014

Raidho Aesthetics es un estudio mexicano de diseño, con un interés particular en el aprendizaje y valor detrás de los procesos y la colaboración. En la presentación, Daniel Miranda quiso explicar cómo poder contar historias desde la ciencia ficción. 

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我在蛇口的家 My Home in Shekou

@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013


Pei Luo introduces the changes and development of his life, study along with the dramatic change to transportation and culture in his home town. (in Chinese)

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And you may ask yourself, did we get here

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 18, 2016

Maria Vyas set out to become a concert pianist...but life doesn't always turn out the way you expect. So, what do you do next? For Maria she turned to transportation planning. Salt Lake City is lucky to have such an energetic and passionate advocate for smart transportation planning and growth. Maria explains how thoughtful planning for all modes of transportaiton, walking, biking, driving, and mass transit contribute to the value of our built environment.

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What is Movement

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

What does movement represent for you? For Sanne Vaassen, movement is either a transition or a transformation within a certain duration. Her works capture some of these movements, like the types of water current, a tree's transformation from summer to winter...Her works represent the reality in which we all live, and what more important and interesting, the established symbols and traditions that we apply.

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Re:NEW Festival

@ VOL 24 ON JUL 14, 2016

Jen Saffron shares about the month-long celebration of creative re-use, transformation & sustainability. Re:NEW Festival programming includes art exhibitions, expos and conventions, markets of artwork and goods made of upcycled materials, workshops, performances, talks and tours, and satellite programs at diverse organizations around the city. Artists and organizations may apply to be vendors or sponsors, and the festival is looking for volunteers.

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New York via Bike Share

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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The Case for Transit

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation. 

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PKN Comes to Krakow

One of the latest cities to join the PechaKucha Night family, Krakow has now confirmed that its Vol. 1 is set to happen October 17 (from 21:00) at the Laznia Nowa theatre. Organizer Artur Bialy sends in this essay on what sounds like a terrific venue. Łaźnia Nowa is the youngest theater in Cracow. It is placed in Nowa Huta – the youngest and the most mysteriuos district of the city. As our residence we use postindustrial halls, in which young blue collar workers of The W.Lenin Mettalurgical Industrial Complex were trained. Just a few years ago lathes, milling machines and other machines were still used in these rooms. You can even still smell machine grease, though the spirit in here is completely different. The scene, the audience, spectacles, concerts and exhibitions...everything to complete the transformation of this place. Grey blocks of flats, lots of greenery, some church crosses and huge supermarkets. This is the scenery that surrounds our theater. For some beautiful, for other cursed. Nowa Huta always used to evoke such radical emotions. This place used to be ruled by history. Since it`s creation Nowa Huta was a test paper of all political and social changes. Inhabitiants of this district were marked by history and ideas. Maybe that is the reason why changes of '89 were so hard for them. At first the beloved child of communistic regime, the city without god, built in opposition to conservative Cracow, then the heart of resistance and “Solidarnosc” -- in which many fights for human freedom and dignity took place, one of John Paul II's favourite places, afterwards free trade, downfall of The Industrial Complex and...oblivion. Huta wasn't important anymore. The inhabitiants had their memories and a travesty of industrial district. Mass media soon named it as the most dangerous city area. 250 thousand people were sentenced to stereotype. Our work is an objection to such viewing of this district. People want to be, live and to work here. Discouragment, indifference and apathy are everywhere and you always got to fight them with consistent work and persistence. I believe that every kind of creative activity has a affrimative message. It comes out in the very act of creation. Basic message: Do not be afraid to speak for yourself, take initiative and if you do not like something try to change it by yourself. By our activity we encourage to this. In Łaźnia Nowa we want to create a place where actors and inhabitians of Nowa Huta are both feeling good... Nowa Huta is an inspiration. Bartosz Szydłowski Director/Główny Łaziebny

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Global Eco Forum x PechaKucha II

PechaKucha Night in Barcelona organizer Petz Scholtus is behind an upcoming one-off PechaKucha event, a follow-up in fact to last year's successful "Global Eco Forum x PechaKucha." Join us for the second edition of a 'green' PechaKucha, the "Global Eco Forum x PechaKucha II" in Barcelona. Together with Eco-Union, we are organising a special PechaKucha event under the theme: "(bio)diversity & (eco)transformation." It happens October 29 at Espai Bonnemaison -- you can buy tickets here.

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Flyer for PKN Melbourne Vol. 18

PechaKucha Night in Melbourne Vol. 18 is set for this Wednesday (July 20), and here are more details from co-organizer Michelle Emma James -- you'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.PechaKucha Melbourne Vol. 18 will be held on the opening night of the State of Design Festival. Established in 2004, the State of Design Festival is the largest and most innovative design event in Australia and the heart of design thinking and design activity. In 2011 the State of Design Festival explores design in, on and around projects that are transformative, mobile and networked, under the theme 'Design That Moves.' We have subverted this for our PechaKucha Night theme: 'Brake, Break, Broke'. Think putting on the brakes, think pause and stop, taking a break, think crashing, smashing, breaking, think broken, think going for broke. Design starts when we stop. Our guest speakers include Nicklas Wallberg who through his organisation Tram Sessions encourages Melbourne artists and bands to perform on city trams, artists Sarah Barrow & Michelle Gordon who celebrate transformation and new beginnings in the guise of building and destroying piñatas, and Melbourne's best-loved cartoonist, poet, and whimsical cultural commentator Michael Leunig. The night will also feature: architects Jeremy McLeod and Ben Callery, fashion designer Liam Revell, researchers Jerome Frumar and Tim Schork, and inventor of hipDisk, Danielle Wilde. Our audience will gather on the plaza created by Nathan Coley for his exhibition, Apperances at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for an evening of conversation and social connectivity. Street food and locally-made craft beer will be on tap throughout the evening.

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Designing a Water Bottle for the Future, Washing Books, and PK at the World Architecture Festival

Presentations Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 7):I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways. Posters Singapore had its Vol. 5 a month ago -- that's the poster pictured above (it was added to our Tumblr blog a while back), and we highlight it because this week saw another PK event in the city, part of the World Architecture Festival. PK cofounder Mark Dytham was on hand for the event -- he's participating in the conference as a judge and speaker -- and we'll share all of the presentations from the event on the PK site later this month. Below, a couple of photos from the PechaKucha + WAF event. Calendar It's another big Thursday (October 4): PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12,PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. Tomorrow, Osijek has its first PKN, along with PKN Kosice Vol. 23 and PKN Tulsa Vol. 2.

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Aluminum Mesh People, City Center Agriculture, and Photos from Kyiv

Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95), artist Yuko Hishiyama shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces. Ixchel Lechuga's presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8) is all about why the city center can and should produce agriculture products. She makes her point by highlighting some of the advantages that can be felt by both the countryside and the city. Posters We have two new additions to the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2 and one for PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, pictured above. Below, more details on the Istanbul event.PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 15 Special Edition will take place at The Building Information Centre (YEM) on October 17th. This PechaKucha Night will be organised within the "Dutch-Turkish Connecting Creativity" program during the opening week of the Istanbul Design Biennale titled "Imperfection." "Oh God! Please Give Me A Makeover!" As all the efforts on urban transformation/regeneration/revitalisation go on, what are we transforming into as citizens? Has new urbanism regenerated the way we are and the way we behave? Are we really getting revitalized? What is the new URBANITAS? Architects, designers and fashion designers from Turkey and the Netherlands will present their cases around the theme of "Urban Transformation." Photos The photo above is from this photo gallery [Picasa] for last July's PKN Kyiv Vol. 8. Here's also a report on the event (Google translated). Calendar The three events happening tonight are PKN Aalborg Vol. 9, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 19, and PKN Malaga Vol. 3. Tomorrow marks Szczecin's first PKN, along with PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.

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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:// 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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Felipe Francisco De Souza

Don't forget that our last PechaKucha Night of the summer is happening this Wednesday (July 31). For the past week we've been highlighting all of the presenters or our Vol. 105, and continue today with Felipe Francisco De Souza. Here, he explains in his own words the topic of this presentation: Japan, a nation with a high likelihood for natural disasters, over the past 100 years, spent considerable efforts to achieve better technical-technological results for it urban reality transformation. Throughout this entire process, methods for territorial planning were institutionalized over the country, mostly participative processes aiming to control urban sprawl and to implement infrastructure and land pattern changes without the extensive use of expropriation. If you compare Japanese cities like Nagoya, Hiroshima or Tokyo, year after year, decade after decade, you will realize massive transformation - new roads, railways, buildings, and public greens. But how they do that? What can we learn from Japanese urban development practices that can contribute for a better urban future worldwide? Read more about Felipe's research.PechaKucha Night 東京105のプレゼンター、Felipe Francisco De Souzaさんが都市計画方法について発表をして下さいます(7月31日、水曜日)。


PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 18 "Social Responsibility with Creative Touches"

Last 1 day to PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol.18! Event place and presenters are ready to stage. We are waiting for the night. At this time, will take a look at  Social Responsibility from a creative perspectiveHow could we make the world a better place to live? What can we do for sustainability? What 'a creative touch' could add to social responsibility projects?  There will be so many projects on the stage from creative sectors. We are talking about urban transformation, lighting design, social media, design studios, ecology and etc etc. If you are in town, please join us, tomorrow at  YEM,  20.20 pm. And dont miss the night!

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PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol.18 Social Responsibility with Creative Touches was held

                 PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 18 was held at Building Information Center (YEM) on Thursday, December  19, 2013. In this volume, we had been looking for  at  social responsibility from a creative perspective. It was our last Pechakucha event for 2013.  In the night, 150-200 guests were with us.  9 speakers were on the stage with their projects on social responsiblity. We were talking about urban transformation, design, architecture, parks, ecology,  food, social media and more titles. Under the subjects of "how could we make the world a better place to live? what can we do for sustainability? what 'a creative touch' could add to social responsibility projects? " After the presentations, at the break time, presenters met with guests.  They answered questions and explained how can they involve in these projects at the real time. Now, we are really excited for 2014. Follow us for the new year headlines and events  

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PK People: Ana Pinto da Silva

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Amazon UX Design Lead and PKN Seattle organizer Ana Pinto da Silva who epitomizers the very best of our creative community. She was recently recognized for her continued contribution to her community and company through PechaKucha. "There is a sense of connectedness, of friendship, of inspired transformation ... a need to share experiences that allow us to dive deep into a topic, shining a light on the incredible people in our community doing such important work across so many different areas. The audience gets to hear a multitude of perspectives in a way that honors the collective intelligence of the community." Read more here.