City Focus: Bardejov

PechaKucha Night Bardejov hosts it's 10th volume this week in their scenic town center which dates back the the 1200's. Known for its Medieval, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture, Bardejov draws on its rich heritage to develop cultural traditions, like PechaKucha Nights!

7 day's worth of creativity...

... in your pocket! That's right, the PechaKucha of the Day App is HERE!! With over 10,000 Presentations online (and growing daily!), we're making sure you have a curated selection PechaKucha's best delivered to you daily! Never be without some inspiration while the go! All you need is 400 seconds!

PK People: Sharon and Marianne

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on two PechaKucha super women, Chicago and New Orleans organizers respectively, Sharon Exley and Marianne Graffam. Both architects at trade, these women are always going the extra mile to maintain a incomparable level of engagement with each of their vibrant cities, affording them both the ability to curate some of the most hard-hitting presenters time and time again, keeping both New Orleans and Chicago's PechaKucha Nights's at the forefront of our global network!

Presentation of the Day

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Lilian Leahy

freelance illustrator and sign painter in Amsterdam

"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."

In Hand-Lettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 24th, 2016. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Do Not Settle

BY WAHYU PRATOMO & KRIS PROVOOST @DONOTSETTLE ON INSTAGRAM
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 27, 2014

"We want people to appreciate the city from a new point of view."

In Do Not Settle from PechaKucha Night Breda Vol. 12, the photographic research study by Wahyu Pramoto and Kris Provoost captures the ever-changing megacity of Shanghai from a new angle. Rooftops have long been inaccessible and neglected usually only used as a place to store mechanical equipment, however these platform open up a new opportunity to study the rapid change happening in this world financial hub.

The observations show the rich history of Shanghai’s urbanism and reveals the unfair fight currently happening where Shanghai’s heritage is losing against the overpowering pressure of the shiny skyscrapers.

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BĂ–LTER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

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Giant Origami

BY COCO SATO
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 03, 2015

"'Robo-Origami' is a giant robotic origami installation created with robust robotic technology installed within giant origami sculpture."

In Giant Origami from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 21, the Japanese artist Coco Sato, now based in Brighton England, shares her inspirational story of travels, learning new skills and giant interactive origami!  

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My PechaKucha Journey

BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 19, 2016

"What I learned from Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"

Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charismatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun!