City Focus: Halifax

PechaKucha Night Halifax takes the City Focus Spotlight for great presentations from their recent Vol. 21. With topics ranging from craft in pop culture to design for healthy, from Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia to an app that makes it easy to meet new people, their presentations are well worth a look!

Poster for PKN Osaka Vol. 14

PechaKucha Night Osaka goes technicolor for their upcoming Vol. 14 to be held this week at the architecturally stunning Hirakata T-SITE! This Special Edition PechaKucha Night will welcome co-founders Astrid & Mark, as well as PKN organizers from all over Japan for the 2nd annual "Japan Huddle".

PK People: Joseph Veale

What would PechaKucha Nights be without each city's tech support! One such unsung hero is Joseph Veale of PKN Christchurch who's been recording the audio for their events since their humble basement carpark beginnings in 2008! Thanks Joseph for keeping us sounding great!

Presentation of the Day

“I took news tips that broke stories, I spoke to mobsters, majors, people from outer space..”

In First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999 from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5 Frank Ruscitti presents a sometimes humorous, sometimes hair-raising memoir of his days working for the Village Voice in New York City.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Weaving for the Soul

BY RENÉ BAHLOO
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”

In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016. 

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There's Something About That

BY WILL HUDSON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 25, 2016

 “How simple some ideas can be but you got to make them happen.. cats and famous paintings...”

In There's Something About That from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Will Hudson, the founder of creative agency called "It's nice that", explains why he's passionate about other people's creative skills. He shows off his favorites such as christmas card, sushi cats and many other interesting things!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 27th, 2016. 

 

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Common Ground Ome

BY KEVIN SO
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin."

At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

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

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BÖLTER
@ 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.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.