City Focus: Broome

For our City Focus this week we highlight the city of Broome, Australia that just recently had its very first PechaKucha Night, and its first batch of presentations are now available online.

HK Meets Swedish Design

Hong Kong is about to meet Swedish design, in a special PechaKucha Night set for December 4 at PMQ, in collaboration with the Detour festival. Visit the official event page for all the details.

Over 800 Cities

This great big community of ours crossed yet another momentous milestone last week, as we are now in over 800 cities! From 1 series in Tokyo in 2003 to over 800 (in 111 countries) in 11 years is something that amazes even us.

Presentation of the Day

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Lyn Langlais

in Duluth, MN

Superior Skydiving

PRESENTED ON MAR 04, 2014
IN DULUTH @ VOL 1

Lyn Langlais has to answer one of the most common questions a skydiver will ever be asked, "Why do you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" Lyn's answer to that is: simply to live life. She enjoys the thrill that skydiving gives her and the sense of accomplishment and life that fills her the second she jumps off the plane. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Out with the Old, in with the Art

BY ANDREW BEHARRELL
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

Executive Director of Pollards Thomas Edwards Architects, Andrew Beharrell goes on to talk about the history and process of old industrial factory buildings becoming cheap places to work and liveFrom trendy living spaces to art studios, Pollards Thomas Edwards is working to change old factory buildings into lavish and affordable places for people to live and work, all in an effort to support the local arts communities. 

 

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Rap Mapping and the Everyday

BY LIZ TESTON
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

This conceptual project is steeped in both community engagement and storytelling as an investigative tool. As studio critic Jennifer Bonner outlined in ATL: A Guide to the Dirty South, there is a rivalry in east coast and west coast design, like the rivalry between east coast and west coast rap. The importance of cultural identity and community through narrative are essential in the South - so much that legends are accepted simply because they they convey moral lessons. There is a paradox in storytelling and fact, but not in legitimacy. Liz Teston explores the role of placemaking within the cultural context of Atlanta and it's rap history. 

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We Made That

BY HOLLY LEWIS
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

Holly Lewis from We Made That, goes into depth on what her organisation does to endorse local shops and companies in the greater London area. Holly’s work involves working with local businesses to  make them more accessible to the public by clarifying what it is they do, which in turn helps everyone.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 21, 2014.

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How 3D-printing Gave Me a Ride2 Fashion Week Amsterdam

BY RIK THEUNISSEN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

3D printing is an awesome tool for designers. Rik Theunissen specializes in unique projects. In his PechaKucha talk he presents his design for big pieces of random crystals. They were shown at the well-known Amsterdam Fashion Week.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 20, 2014.

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