MARCH 07, 2016
Our PechaKucha Person of the week is a man of many hats, Thomas Maile. In addition to being the PKN Aalen's higly-motivated City Organizer since 2009, he's also a highly creative police officer, preacher, and performer, known for infusing unconventional creativity not only into PKN, but also in road traffic, church, and theatre!
MARCH 07, 2016
Rounding out PechaKucha Aalen's extremely rare front-page spotlight trifecta this week is their colorful poster for their upcoming Vol. 24. Local government candidates will campaign for their shot to be elected to represent their community by taking the stage with the tried and trusted 20x20 format! Way to rock the vote PK style!
MARCH 06, 2016
Our "City Focus" this week heads to the German City of Aalen, home to the mysterious underground world of Tiefer Stollen, tunnels of retired iron mines beneath the city where the air so extremely clean and dust-free that treatments are offered to soothe asthma and other kinds of respiratory and allergic problems. That's a breath of fresh air! Everybody, cheer for Aalen on their 24th volume this week! Check out their presentation archive and keep your eyes and ears peeled for their upcoming presentations!
APRIL 28, 2015
APRIL 23, 2015
“But sometimes we Germans are a bit crazy, we allow everyone to drive very very fast. My job is to tell them not to do this.”
PechaKucha Night Aalen, Germany City Organizer Thomas Maile is also a police officer. In “The Charming Town of Aalen” from a very special edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 123 set during the PechaKucha Pow Wow 2015 Organizer Summit, Thomas shares with us his story of becoming a PechaKucha Organizer, as well as some of the finer points of German culture.
APRIL 22, 2013
...On April 12th we had a wonderful PechaKucha night. The greatest of all the PechaKucha nights in Aalen. Between 350 and 400 visitors and 13 presenters had a very interesting evening. Our location was a paper storage facility in a newspaper printing company, which is not longer used. Many people couldn't visit our event, because our location was too small! The youngest presenter was 15 years old (Sarah Walter). One guy presented as a knight - about knights (Holger Schmid). In the breaks, at the beginning and at the end, Teo Hentzschel made great music. In Aalen normally we have no theme, everyone can present whatever he wants to. So our event is interesting for everyone.
To see snaps from PechaKucha Nights near you and from all over the world, check out our Global Map.
APRIL 10, 2013
This is no ordinary poster. It's a pos[pos[pos[poster]ter]ter]ter for Aalen's upcoming Vol. 13 evening. PKN Aalen will be held this Friday, April 12. Among the 12 presenters will be marketing professionals, designers, business coaches, and more!
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Hyderabad Vol. 9), Lasya Moronica shares some of the very detailed and complex line drawings she produces. Jiri Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2) he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. Posters We have four new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Bari Vol. 1 (pictured above). You'll also find posters for tonight's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20, PKN Bogota Vol. 9, and PKN Aalen Vol. 12. Event Report How's this for a great event report, courtesy of PKN Singapore organizer Jon Siegel (on the recent Vol. 5): "One of our audience members [Bernie Quah], without us noticing, illustrated every speaker that night along with notes and posted it to Issuu." Calendar It's a big Thursday (September 20), with the following 10 PKNs on tap: PKN Maastricht Vol. 15, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 3, PKN Miami Vol. 17, PKN Hamptons Vol. 1, PKN Valencia Vol. 14, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 11, PKN Whangarei Vol. 14, PKN Malaga Vol. 1, PKN Aarhus Vol. 14, and PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. Tomorrow, you'll find the following 3 events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, and PKN Gisborne Vol. 10.
JULY 04, 2012
Presentations Tim Costello has worked in Australia's television industry for the past 10 years, creating animated graphics for a variety of TV shows, which he shares in this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93). He also worked on the feature film Where the Wild Things Are. In her presentation (in German, from PKN Aalen Vol. 6), Annegret Barth wants to introduce us to the interplay of colors. Using photos from nature, Annegret walks us through the development of the color wheel and its possible applications. (in German) We don't have a full presentation to share, but PKN Vladimir organizer Boris Matin has sent us the following photos (above) and description of this rather interesting participant at the city's recent Vol. 6.
Sergei Karelin is a silversmith and goldsmith, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, and an academic at the Petrovskaya Academy of Science and Art in St. Petersburg. The clock (in the photos) shows the countdown of the time from the moment of the Birth of the Earth to the moment of its collapse, owing to its inevitable approach to the Sun. The work calls for the drawing together of world religions, the union of all nations, and the immediate stop of all war conflicts in the face of the fatal disaster.
Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for this month's PKN Waterville Vol. 8 (pictured above), and one for PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11, also happening later this month. Video Pisa's Vol. 2 is happening this Friday, and today we have a video promo to share for the event. Calendar On this 4th of July, we may not have any PKNs happening in the US, but we do have these two events: PKN Amsterdam Vol. 22 and PKN Utsunomiya Vol. 1. Tomorrow, you can look for the following: PKN Semarang Vol. 9, PKN Augsburg Vol. 1, and PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7.
JUNE 19, 2012
Up in the Himalayas, the Bechos Online Platform, and Ornskoldsvik Joins the Loop
Presentations HP Kuhnert went on a hiking trip to the Himalayas in Nepal, and in this richly illustrated presentation (in German, from PKN PKN Aalen Vol. 4) he shares his travel experiences and his impressions from a country that is so very different. The photos will make you want to experience these beautiful landscapes first-hand. "Bechos" means "single and with children," but it's also a social meeting platform for single parents on the internet. In this presentation (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 14), Yersu Kalaba shows how it is being used to share ideas and problems that relate to being single with children, and how it is developing through its members. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster you see pictured above designed by Michelle Hanevold, for the upcoming PKN Bemidji Vol. 13. Today's additions also include PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1 and PKN Mendoza Vol. 5. Photos You all know about the PechaKucha Night city loop, right? It's the slideshow of photos from different PKN cities that plays at all PKNs (before the start, during the break, and after it's all over), and it gets updated with new cities when we receive our first photo from one of their events. Pictured above is a peek at last week's PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, and that's the photo that we're including in the next update to the city loop. Calendar Today's (June 19) events are PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 and PKN San Diego Vol. 15. Tomorrow, look for the following PKNs: PKN Risor Vol. 2, PKN Glasgow Vol. 8, and PKN Brighton Vol. 15.