City Focus: Waterville, Maine

While PechaKucha Nights are most often hosted in clubs, lounges, and other "thinking and drinking" spaces, we salute all the Public Libraries across the world that hold PechaKucha Nights, most upcoming in Waterville, Maine for Vol. 26. It goes to show how much PechaKucha Nights can be an important and integral part of a communities cultural identity that they're celebrated in so many public collections of knowledge! We wish you the best of luck Waterville and put you in this week's City Focus to show it!

A Week's Worth of Creativity!

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PK People: Kamu Kakizaki and Kir Moore

This Week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PKN Anchorage’s organizers Kamu Kakizaki and Kir Moore. As one of the newest cities to join the PechaKucha Family, Anchorage has already WOWed us with hosting a very successful First Volume on January 5th at the Anchorage Museum. Kir moved to Alaska from LA, and runs a small design studio working with restaurant and retail start-ups while Kamu is the senior designer for the Anchorage Museum. Kir and Kamu are bringing PechaKucha Night to the Anchorage community in conjunction with the Alaska Design Forum, where they are both board members, committed to the mission of broadening the discussion of design and the built environment in Alaska. We are looking forward to the duo making Vol. 2 a success, and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Kamu and Kir!

Presentation of the Day

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Why Storytelling Makes Us Human

BY DAVE SCHRAMM
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"Think about how human beings have lived from the day that we spoke the very first word. Telling a good story is what has helped us survive."

In Why Storytelling Makes Us Human from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol.2,  Dave Schramm presents on the importance of storytelling throughout human history.

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The View Behind the Cafe

BY JAMES LUCKETT
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time.

In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32, James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.

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A Freelancer's Journey in Kyoto

BY SAGAR PATEL
@ VOL 152 ON NOV 22, 2017

"Being able to just close your eyes and listen to the wind and the leaves blow... it really changes it completely for me and made my life a lot better."

In A Freelancer's Journey in Kyoto from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 152, Sagar Patel shares his captivating journey as a foreigner in Japan and how he overcame life's struggles to become a successful freelancer in Kyoto while traveling the world and exploring nature.

VJ・プログラマーのSagar Patelさんは京都を拠点にしながらも、オフィスは地球!と日々東奔西走しています。デジタルメディアアートの視点から、京都そして各地のクリエイティブシーンについて語ります!

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

BY REUBEN GAZER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.