City Focus: Curitiba

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

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Ignatius Chin

Junior Architect of Eco Bumi Arkitek |, Amateur 4-Dan Go Player| Founder of Brunei Darussalam Go Association in Bandar Seri Begawan

What does the Go Father of Brunei have to say? Well, Go, obviously! To Ignatius Chin, playing the strategy board game Go is not just some pasttime activity but a highly addictive game that carries its ancient origins and unites people (especially nerds and other lifeforms) together. Listen as he opens your eyes to the magic that is Go.

APPLAUD THIS!

Past Presentations of the Day

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Knickerbocker Cycling in Christchurch

BY CATARINA GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

On the 1892 Adalanta Cycle Club:

"It's special to me because it was a group of all women cyclists that decided to get together to go on picnics, to go one day trips, and just be all around awesome in their knickerbockers."

From Knickerbocker Cycling in Christchurch, from Christchurch Vol. 23Catarina Gutierrez shares her passion as an everyday cyclist as she explores a city steeped in bicycle culture and history. Prior to landing in Christchurch, she's lived and pedaled in popular bike cities such as Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. In addition to founding the social bicycles club "CycleCHCH", Gutierrez volunteers at RAD Bikes. These days you can find her cruising around Christchurch on a bubblegum pink Morrison step-through and in a bright, neon helmet covered in stickers. 

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21st Century History Painter

BY SANDOW BIRK
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

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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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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