City Focus: Batavia, Illinois

Located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, scenic Batavia graces the spotlight in this week's PechaKucha City Focus. Known for their love of the sciences and arts, Batavia never fails to impress the creative community with their intellectually captivating content. With PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.10 coming up on February 15th, be on the look out for their presentations soon, and you can find their past presentations here! See you there!

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PK People: Svetlana Shaytanova

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Hanover's one and only organizer, Svetlana Shaytanova. Originally from Russia, Svetlana is currently studying to get her master's degree in English Philology in Göttingen while organizing PechaKucha nights in Hanover. With one successful under her belt, we look forward to another PechaKucha Night in Hanover soon! Thank you for your hard work and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Svetlana!

Presentation of the Day

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Matt Werner

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Matt Werner escaped corporate America and taught college management for 8 years before returning to his family farm in Indiana. His passion is great story telling--reading, writing, listening. He has published 3 works of nonfiction and 1 photo book of old car crash scenes. When he's not farming, obsessing over old photo negatives, or imbibing local beer, he's plotting his next adventure.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Galway, Ireland - European Capital of Culture - 2020

BY CHRIS BALDWIN
@ EU JAPAN FEST ECOC 2018, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON FEB 08, 2018

At EU JapanFest's annual presenter symposium at the Italiano Istituto di Cultura in Tokyo, Chris Baldwin from the Irish delegation shares about his city Galway, and it's upcoming year as a European Capital of Culture in 2020.

 

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The Omo Project , A Magnificent of Asian Aesthetic

BY FANI ATMANTI
@ VOL 154 ON JAN 31, 2018

Fani Atmanti is currently investigating structural concepts and exploring the adaptive reuse of a traditional wooden house in Bawomataluo village, Nias Island Indonesia. Her other creative pursuit involves a collaboration with a local carpenter and Singaporean designer Karyn Lim to create a bag she has named “OMO” which dons v-pattern cuts in its outer wooden skin, allowing it to transform from a flat surface into a three-dimensional volume.

Fani Atmantiは、インドネシア、二アス島Bawomataluo村の伝統的な木製家屋の、最適な再利用方法と、ストラクチャーコンセプトのリサーチをしています。また、彼女のクリエイティビティへの探究心は、地元の職人とのコラボレーションや、シンガポールデザインナーKaryn Limとの、木の皮をv-パターンにカットした素材を利用した、2Dから3Dへ変形可能な“OMO”というバックの共同制作にまで及んでいます。

 

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Color of Night

BY ANDREW CURRY
@ VOL 154 ON JAN 31, 2018

Photographer Andrew Curry talks about his ongoing personal photography project, Fade to Night. This project explores how the city of Tokyo undergoes a beautiful metamorphosis of color and light as it fades from day into night.  

写真家のAndrew Curryは、「Fade to Night」という東京の街並みが昼から夜へと移り変わる美しさを捉えたプロジェクトについて話してくれます。

 

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Stories from the Self-Storage Files

BY ROB DEGENHART
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Rob Degenhart is a retired entrepreneur. His real estate holdings include self storage businesses.  He collects vintage skateboards and pencil sharpeners. He's most proud of his sticker collection on his spiral bound notebook collection that hold his folk writing collection.