City Focus: Williamsburg

For this week's "City Focus" we go to Williamsburg, Virginia, a city that is less than a month away from its next PechaKucha Night (its Vol. 10, on September 20), with a city page that is already home to a fantastic archive of presentations, latest of which are from this month's Vol. 9.

PechaKucha Night Posters

Here we are again to highlight the latest batch of fantastic PechaKucha Night posters being produced the world over, which are collected on our poster Tumblr. The example you see above is for Shenzhen's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 20, taking place on September 6.

New London Architecture

PechaKucha will have a big presence at next month's London Design Festival (Sept. 13-21), with a series of events hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, and one of them to be produced by New London Architecture. Watch presentations from NLA's recent "Fit London" event.

Presentation of the Day

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jamie smith

artist in Vancouver

Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art. 

 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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From Daydreams to Ink and Pixels

BY JODI SAM
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Laziness means creativity to illustrator/writer/fashion stylist Jodi Sam, as she says it's the hours of daydreaming that allow us to produce our best work. Here she speaks about her illustrative process, from ink on paper to capturing her work on the computer, to working with clients.

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27 Million

BY AMY HEAGUE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

“Not only is each victim the one, but we likewise can be the one.

The one called, the one listening, the one willing, the one sent to bring freedom and justice to innocent ones who are suffering. Being overwhelmed by the numbers is an indulgence the oppressed can ill afford.”

The statistics and numbers are overwhelming. There are currently an estimated 27 million men women & children held in slavery across the globe. Hundreds of thousands are trafficked across international borders every year. Many young girls find themselves trapped in a hell most of us could never imagine… The overwhelming statistics took Amy Heague to Cambodia. The one made her see she can do something that might just change the numbers.

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I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive

BY MATT CANDLER
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Former CEO of New Schools for New Orleans  and founder and current fearless leader of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler, speaks of creating and building for work and fun through his efforts with 4.0 Schools, an education incubator that takes those interested in education reform from the interest perspectives of education, technology and entrepreneurship and puts them in a lab environment,  and building electric bikes in the evenings once his kids are asleep.

 

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ELEKTROKATZE

BY HUSCHANG POURIAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 20, 2013

Huschang Pourian is a German designer based in Hong Kong, Co-Founder and Director of ChowPourianLab. Huschang explains how he strayed from his communication design background to build his first bicycle, ELEKTROKATZE - a new street style bmx / track hybrid.