AALEN Posts

 "What I learned from Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"

Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charismatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun! 



Our PechaKucha People spotlight this week lands on one of the many unsung heroes of PechaKucha, the man behind PKN Aalen's always legendary posters - graphic designer Klaus Schlichter! We salute you Klaus and all the artists who've dedicated their creativity to one of our most favorite aspects of PechaKucha - The Posters!!!"

PechaKucha People: Kevin S. Fox



For PK Person of the Week, Kevin S. Fox, PechaKucha Nights are a 21st-century forum “where the professional, the poetic, and the personal find their public.” Over the past 2 years this American cultural geographer has presented at 9 PechaKucha Nights in Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and USA. For the presentations he usually discusses his monthly radio show, Geographical Imaginations, where he explores the geographies of everything and nothing with a wide range of people—including academics, artists and everyday geographers. He asks questions and explores themes through dialogue and experimentation. Inevitably, these explorations return to simple, yet complex, questions: How does _____ inform the way I picture the world in my head? How does that picture, in turn, limit or expand my place in the world? Check out his Salzburg, Austria based radio program or his recent presentation from PKN Aalen, Geography of PechaKucha.




"What I learned form Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"

Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charasmatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun!



Despite being a small community in the German countryside, PechaKucha Night Aalen, run by the towns favorite policeman, never ceases in giving us all a new perspective on things, reminding the PechaKucha Global Network that creativity can be be hidden in any corner of the globe, up, down, far, and wide. 



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!

Poster for Aalen Vol. 24




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!  

City Focus: Aalen


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!

City Focus: Aalen


The "City Focus" goes to Aalen, and on top of highlighting the city's presentation archives, we want to point to city organizer Thomas Maile's presentation (in German) about joining last month's Pow Wow organizer summit.

“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.

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