City Focus: Johannesburg

The City Focus this week ventures to one of the youngest major cities of the wold, the South African "City of Gold", Johannesburg, more fondly known these days as just "Jozi". Survey for some gems in their collection of presentations, latest of which are from last month's 12th volume!

PechaKucha People: Ewa Kumlin

There couldn't be a more deserving person of the PechaKucha People spotlight than our trendsetting, globe-trotting, super-star organizer in Stockholm, Ewa Kumlin. She's hosting PechaKucha Global Headquarter members this week in Sweden for a summit of PechaKucha City Organizers!

Poster for PKN Pensacola Vol. 4

PechaKucha Night Pensacola's poster for their recent PKN Vol. 4 inspires us to remember us how wide and vibrant a spectrum the 20x20 format serves! Check out their presentation archive after you click through to our poster tumblr! Be inspired to design a poster for YOUR city's PKN!

Presentation of the Day

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Keigo Fukugaki

Architect, Designer, Entrepeneur, BnA株式会社 in Tokyo

 “Even with foreigners come to Japan, it's hard to find Japanese art and meet Japanese artists. We solve this problem by creating these art rooms by local artists… and we use this hotel to connect local artists and the traveling creative people.”


In The Bed and Art Project from Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo’s 132nd Volume speakers Keigo FukugakiYu TazawaYuto Maeda, and Kenji Daikoku give a glorious, bilingual, pictorial presentation on their art hotel in the heart of the Koenji neighborhood of Tokyo - a hotbed of up-and-coming artists and galleries.es. 


田澤悠さん、福垣慶吾さん、前田悠図さん、大黒健嗣さんは、それぞれ起業家、建築家、ギャラリスト、アートディレクターなどの専門分野をバックグラウンドに持ち、新しいホテルの在り方を提案するBed & Art Project (BnA)を仕掛けています。アーティストの街として注目を集める高円寺に2016年2月オープンの、街全体をアートホテルと化するプロジェクト "BnA Koenji"について、その全貌を明らかにしていただきます!エッジが効いたアートを求める方や、普通の宿泊では飽き足らない方必見のプレゼンテーションです!

 

 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Lessons from the Road

BY LARRY PORTER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

"Experiences bring lasting happiness, especially traveling to a new place. After all, what are you going to remember 20 years from now, your new 70" flatscreen TV or that week you spent in Morocco."

As the owner of two successful pubs, it's probably safe to say that Larry Porter didn't really have the time to become a travel guide. But the lessons he learned while traveling compelled him to start Porterra Travel, so he could share the joy of travel with others. In Lesson's from the Road, from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 3, find out how travel changed him, and how it can change you.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday February 12th, 2016. 

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TIME Project in El Paso

BY RIDA ASFAHANI
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

“We're really trying to change the way things are done in El Paso by letting people know that density is a good thing, letting people know that investing in local talent is something that can be really nice and really beneficial for… the people around you.”

In The TIME Project in El Paso from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, presenter Rida Asfahani describes Root Architect's TIME project. An urban density, mixed use, this spectacular third space brings people together in west El Paso. Using locally sourced materials, commissioning local talent, and trying to overall draw from the local culture, the project successfully managed to create a space that was unique.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday February 10th, 2016. 

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How Public Art Can Save the World

BY TALEEN DER HAROUTIOUNIAN
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.”

In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.

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Resuscitation, a Basic Skill for All

BY JULES OLSTHOORN
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”


In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday February 8th, 2016. 

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