City Focus: Chennai

This week's "City Focus" narrows in on PKN Chennai, India, who is hosting their Vol. 7 this month, May 30, 2015. “If you want to change your city’s vibe, you have to do something about it!” says Vijay Anand, Chennai's PechaKucha City Organizer in this fun write-up from the local paper!

Poster for PKN Presov Vol. 6

Shining a spotlight on PechaKucha Presov who released an elegant and sophisticated design for their Vol. 6 event poster this month. We liked this intricately simple design so much, we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Be inspired to design one for YOUR city's PechaKucha!

PKN at Bellevue Arts Museum

PechaKucha Night Seattle is teaming up this week with Bellevue Arts Museum for an evening in their distinctive new building, designed by noted architect Steven Holl, for a presentation series surrounding the exhibition The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest.

Presentation of the Day

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Kelly Keogh

Underwater Archaeologist, NOAA in Honolulu, HI

Kelly Keogh, PHD, an underwater archaeologist for NOAA in Honolulu, HI, describes how artifacts become historical record which in turn can create connection with our stories and civilization as a whole. One shipwreck discovery, the Two Brothers, is signifcant because it tells more of the story that inspired the novel, Moby Dick. She indeed shows us how all of these discoveries coming from a remote reef in the northwest Hawaiian islands do have significance to us all.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Nothing To See Here

BY MATT DUTTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 27, 2015

Matt Dutton is an artist based in Whanganui, New Zealand, in this presentation he shares his personal selection of artworks associated with the city.

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A Thin Line

BY SERGE NAJJAR
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Serge Najjar shares his experience of the city through his camera lens, and invites us to look at our surroundings with curiosity and attention, seeking magical revelations in everyday life.

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A New Picture House

BY JOHN HARRISON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 23, 2014

John Harrison from Studio Dekka talks about the creation of Dewsbury's New Picture House and reflects on cinema as time, space and electricity.

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All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Repeat PechaKucha Presenter and Yokohama Knit Artist, Bernd Kestler started an initiative called "Knit for Japan" in repsonse to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Originally aimed at providing knitting supplies for people of Tohoku, the project evolved into the "Granny Square Project” in which Bernd collected 20cm X 20cm knitted squares from all around the world. Little did he know he would receive so many that he was able to create the worlds largest crochetted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of its parts. 

Friends of PechaKucha

Friends of PechaKucha