OCTOBER 11, 2012
Presentations Zad Roumaya uses his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10) to introduce Artspace, a platform with the goal of supporting artists and their work, and more specifically covers the recently opened Dallas location. Faced with a contemporary situation characterized by daily complaints on the immobility of Genoa and of the Genoese, it arouses astonishment to rediscover in the dawn of the last century, an astonishing concentration of technological experimentation, avant-garde architecture, and urban visions. Discover this "Old Genoa" in Jacopo Baccani's presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 3). Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for Salt Lake City's upcoming Vol. 8 (on October 22), designed by Dan Christofferson, a presenter from a previous PKN. The event itself will be part of Salt Lake Design Week. Event Report PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel has been spreading the PK word by organizing one-off PechaKucha events in nearby towns -- one of those one-off events has already resulted in the start of a regular series -- and here's a report she's shared with us on the recent "Powered by PechaKucha" event that was held in Frederikshavn.
We had an absolutely awsome one-time-try-out-PechaKucha event in Frederikshavn last night, at Maskinhallen. A full house with an enthusiastic audience and a forceful and inspiring lineup of local participants extremely well hosted by the local Jens Ole Amstrup. As an arm up, he had organized a dinner completely made of local grocery and crops -- inspired and challenged by the first participant Frank Stjerne Størup, who is a local cook with a restaurant specialising in making seafood and vegetable dinners from food grown in the area. A local jazz musician and music school headmaster talked about improvisation, creativity, and openness. Tove Varmløse shared a new way of shopping through the internet AND donating to a charity of your own choice at the same time -- a team of volounteers organizing the whole thing. A local laughter-coach demonstrated to the audience and talked about the healthy effects of laughing -- a good appetizer before the break. Local architect Finn Rasmussen is a very eager bicyclist, and he talked about the health effects of using legs for transport instead of cars -- and creating a new business through tourism at the same time. Graphic designer Anders Budolf Andersen took us through his play-with-it and evolve-design of carton boxes, and created a new philosophy on innovation -- finding out what had already been done before, and getting back to creativity! 18 year old talented artist Nanna Guldbæk talked about how she finds inspiration for her work from life experiences. We finished off by showing street artist Smelt Migs' PechaKucha video in 20X20 about why he makes art in the streets of his city, Frederikshavn. Wow, what an evening!!!
Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (October 11): PKN Salzburg Vol. 14, PKN Regensburg Vol. 10, PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, PKN Utrecht Vol. 5, PKN Omaha Vol. 16, PKN Kyiv Vol. 9, and PKN Katowice Vol. 8. Tomorrow, we have the following four events: PKN Bogota Vol. 9, PKN Longmont Vol. 8, PKN Pune Vol. 6, and PKN Seattle Vol. 39.