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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John Harrison

Studio Dekka in Dewsbury

A New Picture House

PRESENTED ON SEP 23, 2014
IN HUDDERSFIELD @ VOL 11

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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Past Presentations of the Day

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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. 

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Gender and the General Election

BY COCO TOMA
@ VOL 14 ON APR 29, 2015

Coco Toma, Vice President Communication and Democracy at the Huddersfield Student Union, looks at developing women's engagement with politics in the 21st century.

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Strange Fruit; Split Seed

BY JEAN-MARC SUPERVILLE SOVAK
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawing based on lynching photographs:

"I began my drawing series based on James Allen’s “Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America” to reject the roles I found myself in when viewing the images; at first, vicariously the victim, then, a spectator guilty because of my ineffectual presence. In the act of just looking, I also became a witness to the exhibition of a human being's destruction, no different than any other spectator. Like the other participant's affirmation and justification of the inhuman act that had occurred, I also became accomplice to the crime.

I asked myself: How could I avoid the irreversible effects of the photograph? How could I conversely act upon the photograph?"

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Turn Off To Tune In

BY ALICE MCGILLICUDDY
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Artist, animator, Gallery Assistant at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans, Alice McGillicuddy, talks about her process to find fun and to get into the mind frame to create.  Alice is the happiest creating structures, large and small, to house animations and enjoys making every sort of bit and bob.

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