City Focus - Kalamazoo

In this week's City Focus, we like to give a warm welcome to Kalamazoo, (Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo!), who've recently held their first PechaKucha Night. Check out some amazing presentations from the night and see what makes their creativity stand out from the rest.

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PK People: Rio Saito

Our PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Japanese Ukulele sensation Rio Saito, who with percussionist Dondoko Sato serenaded PechaKucha Night Tokyo's Summer Party-curated by MINI. Thank you for such beautiful music! Check out Rio and Dondoko and presentations from Tokyo's special event!

Presentation of the Day

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SPREAD Creative Unit

Artist and Designer in Japan

Design Focusing on Colors

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 145

"The reason we’ve chosen these materials is their ease of use by installers. Being a common everyday life material, it has countless design applications. And making the color of pink is a kind of fresh idea."

世界的クリエイティブデザインユニットのSPREAD。 代表の小林弘和さんと山田春奈さんが3年ぶりにPechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 145へ出演してくださいました!グラフィックを中心に境界なく多領域でご活躍されるお二人が、近作のプロジェクトをたっぷり紹介してくださいます! 色の魅力が満載です!

Worldwide renowned creative unit “SPREAD” presents at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 145! In Design Focusing on ColorsHirokazu Kobayashi and Haruna Yamada offer us an exclusive overview of their amazing body of works in the field of graphic design and beyond!

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Past Presentations of the Day

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The Volcanos in Our Backyard

BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

"Auckland's pretty unique, its the only city in the world build on a volcanic field of it's kind."

In The Volcanos in Our Backyard from PechaKucha Night Auckland Special Edition, Ecologist and photographer Alastair Jamieson speaks on the numerous volcanoes that make up the urban and suburban landscapes of Auckland, as well as how the results of their eruptions have benefited the community over the years. 

 

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In a Matter of Time

BY LOUIS LI
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"Some people see the world as numbers, other as money, but I see it as opportunity." 

In In a Matter of Time from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol.15, Photographer Louis Li talks about how his 3 hours changed his life as he shares the value of time in his own definition and perspective. He shares about his journey through the transformations he went through from an introvert to an outgoing confident individual by telling us what he attained in exchange of his time and how to make our time rewarding. 

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Barn Quilts : Art in the Community

BY CHERYL DEBERRY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

"We want our project to be more than pretty. We want to be a positive addition to the community."

In Barn Quilts: Art in the Community from Accident Vol. 3Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio and as spread across America. Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together. 

Enjoy!

 

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From Teacher to Illustrator

BY ANTHONY ATKINSON
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

"I'll be talking about re-invention and about how I got to where I am now"

In From Teacher to Illustrator from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26Anthony Atkinson is a published illustrator and author but illustration was not his first vocation.  In this honest and beautifully illustrated PechaKucha presentation, he shares his tale of reinvention and how he embraced his imaginative side.