City Focus: Chicago

The City Focus heads to one of our favorite cities, Chicago, to highlight yet more great presentations, most recently from the city's Vol. 30. A very special "Chicago Artists Months" event was held last week.

Tokyo Designers Week 2014

PechaKucha started in Tokyo, and every year, our Tokyo Designers Week edition is our biggest event for the year in Tokyo. Our 2014 edition was an absolute blast, as you can tell from the photo above (taken by Michael Holmes).

Community Minded

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events held separately from regular PechaKucha Night series, and we'd like to highlight the wonderful charity-minded presentations from the recent "BCCJ Community Hub" event in Tokyo.

Presentation of the Day

PechaKucha's own Johnny Linnert tells his story of climbing Japan's tallest mountain/active vocano: Fuji-san. From his experience of climbing up with the mountain with his friends, he gives advice on what to expect from such a grand adventure. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Time-Based Art

BY JUSTIN HOOVER
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese/Russian/American time-based artist and curator. He also always wanted to be a stunt double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few recent projects and talks about why he loves performance art.

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Possibilities

BY NICHOLE MCMINN
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Nichole McMinn shares her story, learning to face her fears and push herself in what she loves. A discussion of the struggles of the creative mind, the challenges faced as a young artist, and the realizations reached during this pursuit. 

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Shedding Light on Paradise

BY ALISON BESTE
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Alison Beste's photographs explore the boundaries between the built and natural world using light effects on the ocean horizon. Light from cities, vessels, and beacons become powerful metaphors for the ways in which we interact, manage, and attempt to control the environment. In Hawaii, where expectations of an organic paradise collide with an often-manufactured landscape, Allison's work scrutinizes the tension between nature and artifice. Alison uses light to examine how constructs of nature and the artificial are interrelated, ambiguous, and mediated by culture.

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From Image to Realisation

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Architect Bob Clayton tells us about the design and construction of a single room weekender at Paluma. He speaks about lacking the funds to have builders construct the home, and refusing to take out loans to do so. This necessitated that he build the house himself -- and that's just what he did. 

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