City Focus: Asheville

This week's "City Focus" goes to Asheville, home to the largest private residence in North America, The Biltmore Estate, pictured here. Learn more about Asheville by checking out their fresh batch of PechaKucha presentations! Thanks Asheville and happy to have you in the PK family!

Poster for PKN Chicago Vol. 35!

Bravo to Chicago for holding back no sizzle in this provocative design by Juke Tastrophe for their PechaKucha Night Vol. 35! Be sure to check our all the amazing designs that come in daily over at our Official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr! Be inspired to make a poster for your city's next PKN!

Miami Voice!

PechaKucha Night Miami's dopest were out there strutting their stuff at the event's latest volume at the historic Deauville Beach Resort. Check out the writeup to get the details on how it all went down. As always, find the newest info from PechaKucha Night Miami on their city page!

Presentation of the Day

Ian Sercombe shares being inspired by magic, mystery, beauty, and serenity, and how invoking those ideals and aesthetics into his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work. He uses traditional adobe rammed earth structure and textures to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty to live a life in.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!

BY ROB PENNER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St it was a helluva ride.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 31st, 2015. 

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Multidimensional Sustainability

BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015. 

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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

BY MARY CATTERLIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

In the summer of 2012 Mary Catterlin and Amy Lukas circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. 

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Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits

BY JIMMY KUEHNLE
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."

In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 27th, 2015. 

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