City Focus: Columbus, OH

PechaKucha Night Columbus steals the City Focus Spotlight as they host their 40th volume this week!! "The San Francisco of the midwest" as known to some is well-established bastion of creativity, a city shining with world-class architecture, design, culture, taste, and of course PechaKucha!

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PK People: Netta Egoz

Netta Eogz is the first person to have the PechaKucha Person Spotlight shined on her twice. Once was to honor her charismatic leadership in the role of PKN Christchurch organizer and now - SURPRISE - as our newest edition to the PechaKucha Global Team here in Tokyo! Welcome Netta!

Presentation of the Day

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Jesslee Cuizon

Software Engineer, Photographer, Volunteer in Cebu

Cebu - The Queen City of the South

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 145

Today's PechaKucha of the day celebrates Cebu, one of the cities joining PechaKucha's Global City Organiser Pow Wow in Tokyo last week.
Jesslee Cuizon is an IT professional from the Philippines. He calls himself a "Japan-returnee" after deciding to come back to the Land of the Rising Sun for the long term (again). With his presentation, he will take us to his beautiful hometown in a small island called Cebu.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.

BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.

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Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border

BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."

In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North"  which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.

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Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing

BY CHRIS WANG
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

"I will print my own better quality hardback!"

In Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Chris Wang and Jacinta Plucinski shared their journey to the making of their book filed with adventure, adversity and love. In this presentation, they discussed about manufacturing in Shenzhen, why there are almost no females involved in it, experiences of a female manufacturer, and whats being done to change things.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 14th, 2016. 

 

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Sofubi: Soft Vinyl

BY DON KRATZER
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

"When I say factory, it's often a 60 or 70-year old guy who has a shed out by the side of his house. He's pouring the the plastisol, and running it through the process, pulling out the pieces by hand, one by one."

In Sofubi: Soft Vinyl from PechaKucha Night Special @ Autodesk Pop-Up in TokyoDon Kratzer discusses soft vinyl as a medium, and particularly soft vinyl toys made in Japan. Versatile and vibrant, it has been used for generations as a medium for making toys and figurines that is proven to last. With advancements in digital technology, new opportunities are presented to those who design sofubi figures and collectibles.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 23rd, 2016.