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The Humble Yam of Burma
BY BILL PENNINGTON
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 02, 2016
Bill Pennington's presentation is about the Elephant Foot Yam and the people who grow it. The yam connects the people of Chin State and Kayah State of Burma to the wider world. Bill first visited the region in 2007 and has found that the people there share both his sense of humour and his obsession with football.
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen
BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.
Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)
BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.
Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA. She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.
From Barrel to Bottle
BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!
Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.
From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress
BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ 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.
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!
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PKN Barcelona Planting Trees
PechaKucha Night in Barcelona recently teamed up for a new eco project with Tree-Nation in which they are planting one tree for each of its presenters. PKN Barcelona organizer Petz Scholtus explains: Pecha Kucha Barcelona is planting trees: it’s fun, and the trees fight poverty, desertification, deforestation, and climate change. For Vol. 5, we partnered up with Tree-Nation, and from now on every speaker will be given a tree that is planted in the growing heart-shaped forest in the Nigerian desert. The trees are virtually planted over the internet, where you can see it grow, water it, add photos, and connect to other trees and their people while a real tree grows in Tree-Nation’s plantation. Here is a direct link to Pecha Kucha Barcelona’s forest. Check out and join Tree-Nation, the biggest free Internet social network with the objective of planting trees.
Don't let the fact that today's presentation is in Japanese stop you from having a look at the surprising tape font Shuetsu-tai, developed by Shuetsu Sato as part of his job in writing temporary signs for areas under construction. Presentation in Japanese -- but an amazing presentation where the images really do tell the story. Trio 4 introduce us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. Trio 4 is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo.
My True Passion
Today's presentation, "My True Passion," was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Sacramento Vol. 16, and features Will Rodriguez as he talks about how he came to discover what his true passion was in life, and how it affected the way he looked at his creative work.
The Sound of a Tree
Have you listened to the breathing of the world's oldest living beings? Simon Fageus went to great lengths to help give his grandfather a long-forgotten feeling of the forest trekking he used to be able to accomplish. In "The Sound of a Tree" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 113, we see that this led Simon to start on a quest to record the sounds of the oldest trees in the world, first in Sweden, then in Japan.
Tracing Something that Isn't There
It may seem impossible to trace something like a memory, a movement, or something that is too large to see all at once. However, in "Tracing Something that Isn't There" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Theresa Gooby takes on this idea and develops it into a series that shows what is missing in disused spaces such as an empty apartment, an old shipping port, a crumbling house, and an over 300 mile long river.
La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels
Want a first-class ticket to the subculture underworld of Tokyo? You’ve come to the right place. La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. In “La Carmina’s Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, we see Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone — from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes. Come check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!
Fairy Tales Can Come True, They Can Happen to You
"If you want to develop your imagination and go beyond your limits, read fairly tales!"From "Fairy Tales Can Come True, They Can Happen to You" from Tokyo, Vol. 126, Tokyo-based, Brazilian artist Angelo Mokutan talks about the influence of a having a mother in oriental medicine, a sculptor for a father, and the creative seed he inherited from them taking root and inspiring a move to Japan to follow a dream. After studying fine art, and unsure of his prospects he found himself working a for an IT term. But his passion was calling and he finally abandoned the stability of his job to follow his true dream to become a successful manga artist. He believes manga can develop our imagination and help us go past the limits of our rational minds. Lastly, offering a new twist on an old classic, Mokutan gives Little Red Riding Hood an urban update, her grandmother living in Tokyo, and big bad wolves all around. If you send a him a suggestion on what she brings to grandmother's house, he'll illustrate it in a manga and credit you as co-author! Lets send him some ideas so we can ALL be manga artists!
The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees
"You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma." In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.
The trees are quiet
Your PKNCov organisers are superbusy with various projects at the moment. SO busy in fact, that we have found it impossible to get together to plan our next event(s). Partly this is because all the cultural activity in the city has ramped up since Coventry was named UK City of Culture 2021 and, since most of the organisers work in the arts and culture (and at least 2 of them have been organising festivals in the last month or so) we've decided to give ourselves a bit of a break for the rest of 2018 and regroup in the new year. It'd be great to hear from anyone who thinks they might have a bit of time to donate to helping put these events on - we could probably do with a few more people on the committee to give us a bit more capacity. If you're interested, or you have any really great ideas for a theme, or if you'd like to speak at or curate an event - please do get in touch with us. In the meantime, have a browse through our back catalogue of presentations and let us know what your faves are! Cheers, Janet, Richard, Sarah, Dom and Paul