City Focus: Brooklyn

For our City Focus this week, we'd like to highlight the fantastic presentations that made up last month's launch of a new PechaKucha Night series in Brooklyn (a sister series to our New York series) -- and mark your calendars, as Brooklyn's Vol. 2 is set for October 16.

Mixtape of Creativity

Describing PechaKucha as a mixtape of creativity -- as suggested by the above poster for Jakarta's PechaKucha Night Vol. 19 (held last week) -- is something we quite like, and it does indeed rightly describe the diverse lineups that you can usually expect to find at an event.

PechaKucha at WAF 2014

For the third year in a row, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) hosts a special PechaKucha Night in Singapore, hosted by none other than the co-founder of PechaKucha, Mark Dytham. The event will be held at Moshi Safdie's extraordinary Art & Science Museum.

Presentation of the Day

Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Improvometrics

BY CORY DUMESNIL
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Professor Cory Dumesnil not only teaches mathematics at the University of New Orleans, but he also does improv. Cory shares what he does for fun and how he tries to mesh his two very disparate passions into what he calls Improvometrics.

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The Secret Gardens

BY TROY MARDEN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful gardens.  This presentation talks about the different types of gardens and what inspired some of the gardens throughout Europe.

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La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels

BY LA CARMINA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. However, Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone- from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes, come and check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!

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Taking Art Back

BY YINKA !
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Yinka! focuses on inherent inaccessibility of art to the common man and how this trend is changing. Despite advancements in and best efforts of society, governments, educators, etc., there is still a widely held perception that special knowledge is required to enjoy art and that it is something reserved for the rich and privileged. But change is a-coming!

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