City Focus: Hanoi

This week's PechaKucha City Focus brings us to the bustling city of Hanoi. With its rich multicultural history, Hanoi is bound to have some of the most innovative and creative minds in Vietnam. Let's wish Hanoi the best at PechaKucha Night Hanoi Vol. 13 this Sunday, November 26th! Cheers to the hardworking organizers who continue to bring creativity to Hanoi!

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PK People: Mariko Yokogi

As our Japan Huddle 2017 organizer meetup has come to a close, there is one person in particular that has not only contributed to its seamless organization and execution but has consistently supported the successful curation of PechaKucha events in Tokyo. This very special PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha HQ's very own curative coordinator, Mariko Yokogi. With Mariko's diligence in keeping our humble headquarters running smoothly, she has become an invaluable part of our team and an important member of both the Japanese and Global PechaKucha community. From everyone at HQ, thank you for everything you do, Mariko!

Presentation of the Day

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?"

In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities.

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals.

Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Everybody Poops

BY JAMIE MITCHELL
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

In Honor of World Toilet Day:

"The toilet is something that unites all of us."

In "Everybody Poops" from PechaKucha Night London: TOTO Toilet Architecture, Jamie Mitchell presents his journey around the world as he went exploring public toilets, studying the intricate details of their building designs. From Hiroshima, Japan to Austin, Texas to the mountains of Norway, Jamie shares various designs of public bathrooms, and how they are successful in terms of design and architecture. 

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Bringing The Outside In

BY BRONAGH O'KANE
@ VOL 2 ON APR 20, 2016

“Nature is a massive role in our business.”

In "Bringing the Outside In", from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol.2, Bronagh O'Kane shares her journey to the making of her print company, "Orwell and Goode". She talks about how the company came into being, and what informs their work. She believes that nature can attach to our emotional connection which influences her business. Her business won an award at Top Drawer for Best New Product! 

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Every Day I'm Hustling

BY SCOTT FULLER
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

"Find something you want to do, put it out in the world because if no one sees it, nobody can do anything with it."

In "Every Day I'm Hustling" from PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 22, Scott Fuller presents on the Studio Temporary and how he has grown his design business in Atlanta by hustling every day. His advice is to always ask, help your friends, never stop creating, and finally - get out! 

 

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Discovering Bangladesh

BY MOHAMMAD MONIRUZZAMAN
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

"Taking pictures in this area made me really humble about my privileges, and broaden my vision about my country."

In "Discovering Bangladesh" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 21, Mohammad Moniruzzaman shares about the time when he set out to discover the true face of his motherland, Bangladesh. From 2007 to 2011, he traveled across the country and captured the story of its people. He discovered a Bangladesh which is incredibly resilient – an epitome of undaunted human spirit.

Bangladesh, a small country in the South Asia, makes headlines in the newspapers across the world that emphasize its poverty, overpopulation, natural disasters and political unrest.