City Focus: Curibita

This week's City Focus stays in Latin American, heading to one of its most important cultural, political, and economic centre's in Brazil, Curibita. Home to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, check out some of Curibita's inspiring presentations here!

Poster for PKN Izmir

Izmir's latest PechaKucha Night -- the city's Vol. 10 -- was held just a few days ago, and we still wanted to highlight the refreshing poster that was produced for the event. You'll find more on our PKN poster Tumblr

A Night of Inspiration

Hats off to PechaKucha Night Kathmandu and to all who joined to truly pack a house in the PechaKucha Spirit! They put on an extraordinary event and we'll be featuring their presentations in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Presentation of the Day

Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

BY MICHAEL WARREN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food that can from a Japan, and brings guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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Kaiseki On A Farm

BY RONIN COOKING BRIAN & AMANDA LIGHT
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Ronin Cooking is a husband/wife team providing Full Moon Dinners and special events at their farm, with meats & vegetables sourced from local Texas farmers/ranchers/fisherman, all prepared out of an old barn they converted into a commercial kitchen.

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jul 23rd, 2015.

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Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

BY MARK GARDNER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" 

Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

This was "Prententaion of the Day" on July 22nd, 2015.

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Lions, Tigers and Binturongs, Oh My!

BY DEVON SPONHEIMER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

"Reptiles, insects, and primates, all of them make me nervous. It sounds like everything sorta makes me nervous. But you got to push yourself and this is part of the reason I try to have new experiences, and try things I normally wouldn't try, because really, when are you going to hold an American Alligator or a Stick Bug.

In Lions, Tigers and Binturongs, Oh My! from Accident Vol. 3, former zoo docent, Devon Sponheimer, shares her love for animals in this offbeat presentation about her journeys around the world interacting with all sorts or species! Have a listen and find out some interesting animal facts such as why Binturongs smell like popcorn, or which gender of the platypus is venomous.

This was "Presentation of the Day" July 21st, 2015.

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