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Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton

 

"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."

In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.

 

"They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..."

In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.

 

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In honor of International Literacy Day, PechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!

 

"Story-telling is at the heart of all good photography..."

In "Shadows and Curves" from PechaKucha Night Edinburgh Vol. 37, Photographer Kim Ayres talks about the growing niche market of Boudoir Photography and how to avoid falling into the objectification trap. 

 

"You don't have to love art or know a lot about the artist to glean something from it."

In "Art Lessons" from PechaKucha Night Dubuque Vol. 9David Schmitz shares his favorite artists and their works to dive into their deeper meaning and what they can teach us about everyday life.

 

"Every room you'll ever be in has a spider in it..."

In "To Know The Spiders" from PechaKucha Night Breda Vol. 23, Graphic Designer Julian Montague shares his artistic investigation into the relationship between "secondary occupants" and our spaces of habitation. His graphic design project, Secondary Occupants, Animals & Architecture, all started with the death of a spider...

 

"Their plane was met by thousands...they thought the Beatles must have been on an adjoining runway but they were there to see Cheap Trick." 

In "Got My Kiss Records Out..." from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Jay Graham talks about the exhibition he curated that focuses on Cheap Trick's guitarist, Rick Nielsen.

 

"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."

In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.

"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."

In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.

 "We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."

In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.

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