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Wine a Little, Laugh A Lot!
BY KATHLEEN ANGELSKI
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 15, 2015
"You can make just about anything into booze, right? Dandelion flowers, rotten potatoes, roadkill, ...just about anything!"
Kathleen thought she won the lottery when she and her new family moved into their new home and discovered a mature pear tree growing in the front yard…until they tried to eat one. The pears were either rock hard or complete mush, with no happy medium. She tried every which way to make something edible out of the fruit, but nothing turned out quite right. Kathleen finalized realized that the solution to her problem was not edible, but drinkable! Join maker and crafter extraordinaire Kathleen Angelski are she guides us through the step-by-step journey of making pear wine.
Overcoming Adversity & the Dark Days of Winter
BY WENDY GOUDIE
@ VOL 6
ON DEC 08, 2016
Wendy Goudie knows winter. Growing up in the north where people practice yoga in snowsuits, Wendy traced her journey through seven of her hardest winters, laying the foundation for her business, built on hard work, passion, a bag of carrots and a jar of pickles. Wendy heartfully speaks of her growing business and community in Penticton, helped along by her family, her community and the sometimes surprising generosity of strangers, Wendy pays it forward by building Penticton into the bellydancing hub of Western Canada.
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 142
ON DEC 14, 2016
"Bobsleighs can get up to speeds of 160 kilometers per hour, and going around one of the tight curves, can get up to 5G's just like in a fighter jet!"
PechaKucha co-founder and half of the dynamic duo that makes up Klein Dytham architecture, Mark Dytham delivers his annual holiday season presentation in 20x20 fashion. Past years' topics have included "Snowflake-ology", Un-average Sleighs, Ski-Jumps of the World, "Yuletide Shrubbery" (read: Christmas Trees) and more. This year at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he takes on "Bob's Sleigh" and the fascinating and little known world of bobsledding, elucidating on the sport's rich history, the technical intricacies of track and sleigh, and some of the sport's best stories. Question Mark: Who's Bob? (Hint: Watch and find out!)
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 16th, 2016.
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.
Winnica pod Bydgoszczą? Dlaczego nie!
BY PECHAKUCHA BYDGOSZCZ
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 28, 2018
One might think that winemaking is a tradition belonging exclusively to Mediterranean countries, but nothing further than that, my wine loving friend. Alicja Janasińska comes to tell us that you can find an excellent wine in the very heart of Poland. Let's uncork a bottle and listen in less than 7 minutes the story of this family-managed winery. You won't be disappointed!
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
As we kick off a new week of presentation highlights -- you do know that we have a terrific "Presentations" section on the site, right? -- with "Sketch Book of Life," presented by Martin Willers at PechaKucha Night in Stockholm Vol. 21. An amazing presentation of sketches, which show how to use the inspiration of life to lift the possibilities of humanity to new heights! Brilliant -- thanks Martin!
Hot on the heels of Providence's latest PechaKucha Night -- this week's Vol. 12 -- let's give a listen to a presentation from last month's Vol. 11 in the form of Melissa Withers' "A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement (Or, How I Got My Groove Back)." Melissa gives us a great introduction, well OK a pitch, for Independent Diplomat -- a newly formed organization that gives voices to countries that can't be heard.
PKN Tampa Needs More Wine
Overhead from PechaKucha Night in Tampa organizer Ken Cowart, following last Friday's Vol. 6: When you hear the bartender shout, "We are going to need more red wine, a lot more..." you know things are going well.
Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps
"My pack was so heavy that when I took my first rest-stop, I could still see the car." A regular contributor to the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour and humor columnist with the Santa Cruz Good Times, Sven Davis has also nurtured a long and non-lucrative career in arts management. His long-running one-man show “my life” is notable for having a one-man audience. In "Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps" from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 7, prepare to be humored by Sven Davis's backpacking advice from his past experiences.
Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate
"Getting more pleasure, and enjoying [life] more, together." Good motto. Contemporary Swedish glass designer Åsa Jungnelius is interested in what is considered genuine or fake, and how value is created around an object. In "Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate" from a special Swedish Style x PechaKucha edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 66), we see that Åsa often uses stereotypes as a language that informs her design theory, and challenges the conventional meaning of these formulae.
Urban Innovation Winners
It's been a month since the first PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month came to a close. Dozens of projects were submitted from all over the world, from Buenos Aires to Vienna, from Lisbon to Vancouver. Each project is unique, but they all have one thread in common: they're all insanely passionate people looking to make life in the city better for the rest of us. The New Cities Foundation went through the over 30 submissions and chose two among them to be flown out to Dallas, Texas this June 17-19 to speak at the WhatWorks workshop at New Cities Summit 2014. To find out who won, have a look to our latest global newsletter in which we announce the winners.
Gardens of Winter
“What caught my eye was the border between the man made landscape, and the natural landscape.” Printmaking MFA graduate Hannah Skoonberg speaks on her art work, which explores the concepts of memory and object. In “Gardens of Winter” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 5 she speaks about how her art — composed mostly of paper — is fragile, vulnerable, and though based on real-life useful objects is unusable due to the material used in its construction.
Little Maine Sculptures
"Created from driftwood collected over time, mixed with carved toys I made for my son with my grandfather’s tools, I feel like a kid having fun again.”Leith MacDonald spent six summers and a winter working on Monhegan. Years after moving off the island, Monhegan has resurfaced like a great whale in Leith’s art making practice. In "Little Maine Sculptures" from PechaKucha Night Monhegan Vol. 1, MacDonald explains how these pieces are inspired by years of memories and dreams of a place with which long ago he fell in love.
City Focus: Asahikawa
PechaKucha Night Asahikawa takes the City Focus for their upcoming Winter Festival! The spectacle of snow, ice, light and fireworks will be beautiful lit up at night, and attended by visitors from all over the world, kicked off with this week's Vol. 5 PechaKucha Night! Their creativity is bound to impress!