City Focus: Bangkok

Our friends in over in Bangkok deserve some city focus this week after tragic explosions rattled the city. Here at PK, we're saddened by such ill will, but remain positive that the uniting power of creativity can improve relations in the global community. Thoughts are with you Bangkok!

Poster for PKN Žďár nad Sázavou

Let's welcome the Chech city of Žďár nad Sázavou to PechaKucha by featuring their very sweet poster for their very first volume! Vítejte! There are always great new PechaKucha Night posters to check out on our PKN Poster Tumblr and be inspired to make a poster for your next PKN!

The Gods are Loose in Nepal!

"Many of our temples came down. This means, right the Gods are not in the temples. They are amongst us!" As our Inspire Nepal initiative keeps attention on the recovering Himalayan Kingdom, compelling presentations from PKN Kathmandu inspire. Learn how to share your Nepal story PK 20x20 way!

Presentation of the Day

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Naomi C. Hanakata

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist!, FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

BY MARY CATTERLIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

In the summer of 2012 Mary Catterlin and Amy Lukas circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. 

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Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits

BY JIMMY KUEHNLE
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."

In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 27th, 2015. 

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How To Make Printmaking Accessible To All

BY BRYAN BAKER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

Striped Light is a creative output imprint producing fine art, recorded material, and cultural experiences. This new establishment is the studio, office, and team headquarters for a trio of creative minds that have joined forces. They will be publishing, collaborating, and exploring tangents of their own volition as works are developed for the Striped Light catalog and portfolio. This team of experienced printers will also be available for hire, offering limited-edition custom letterpress design and printing for events, business ephemera, and artistic ventures.

Hands On Press, at Striped Light, is a space where creative collaborations can take place and unique editions get released. A letterpress print shop where projects can be realized by the public at large. It’s a learning center where classes lead to press rental. Retail and gallery space will show off what we do best and creative collaborative events will get scheduled regularly. What we need now is you.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. 

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Himalayan DIY'n

BY BEN AYERS
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 03, 2015

"It's an important and powerful time.  It's also an opportunity for us to re-write the book on how earthquakes go in developing nations."

In Himalayan DIY'n from PechaKucha Katmandu Vol. 13, and as part of our Inspire Nepal Initiative, Ben Ayers, a long term expatriate resident of Nepal tells a few stories about how locals organized themselves after the earthquake, and how the inherent resiliency of Nepalis will be the key to the reconstruction.

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

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