GLOBAL CITIES WEEK Channel

 

Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.

 
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The City of Tallinn

BY LIISA PAKOSTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 22, 2012

Liisa welcomes everyone to Tallinn and especially to the Fish House (Kalamaja) area, known for its wooden architecture and special atmosphere. When old houses meet new ones with high building standards, it raises many questions about the value of living, space, transport, etc. (in English)

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Tokyo Local Food

BY JESS MANTELL, CHRIS BERTHELSEN AND JARED BRAITERMAN
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

Jess, Chris, and Jared are always on the hunt for green spaces in urban environments -- in this case, Tokyo. In this presentation, they reveal ways and offer tips on how you can get your hands on some natural local food in the megalopolis. 

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Maximalism

BY DAN CHRISTOFFERSON
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 24, 2012

Designer Dan Christofferson takes us on a whirlwind tour of the works he's produced over the years, framing it through his experience as a resident of Salt Lake City, and explaining how it has affected that work. (in English)

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Veggie Patch Food Truck

BY KARL COONEY
@ VOL 20 ON MAR 05, 2012

Karl's presentation is about the eco-friendly mobile kitchen -- the Veggie Patch Food Truck -- he helped produce. This presentation is in English.

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PechaKucha Global Events

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham gives a presentation about all of the global events that have helped bring the PK network together three times now, first for Haiti, then for Japan, and recently to celebrate each PK city. This presentation is in English.

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Manuel Tardits

BY TÔKYÔ, PORTRAITS AND FICTIONS
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

The one and only Manuel Tardits (of architectural firm Mikan) takes us on a special tour of various Tokyo landscapes, by way of his new book. This presentation is in English.
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Coping with Istanbul

BY MURAT GERMEN
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 23, 2012

The changes in Istanbul's architectural fabric over the years. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in Turkish.
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Tokyo Photo Walk

BY LEE CHAPMAN
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

Lee Chapman walks around Tokyo with a camera, and this is what he sees. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in English.
 

GLOBAL CITIES WEEK Blog

Global Cities Week

What was this all about?It was a time to celebrate every PechaKucha city, globally. We thought that this year, as a global event, to bring all the PechaKucha cities, organizers, presenters and attendees together, we should focus attention on all of the amazing cities that make up the global PK community.
Have you done anything like this before?For those who are new to PechaKucha Nights, this was our 3rd global event. Our first was for Haiti, and we built a school! The second was Inspire Japan, and our event and ongoing efforts have helped spark many projects.
Why do it in February?February 20 is the anniversary of the very first PechaKucha Night, held in 2003. Doing it in February helps kickstart the PechaKucha year.
So what actually happened during Global Cities Week? There were PechaKucha Nights where all the presentations focused on that city. Speakers included a variety of people, like a Mayor, a firefighter, a teacher, a city historian, schoolkids. They talked about what they think of their city, what are the best things about it, what makes them proud to live there? What great thing happens in that city that no one really knows about and should? How could you improve that city? Presentations were about the parks, the wildlife, the architecture, the manhole covers.

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