ATHENS Posts

PKN Athens Vol. 4 Presentations Tasso Chalkiopoulos is the founder of Atenistas, a local group aiming to help revive the city of Athens through volunteer work and urban interventions. In his presentation (in Greek, from PKN Athens Vol. 4), he gives a few good reasons on why Athens is a great place to live. Geoff Hodgson is a photographer, surfer, and musician, and in his presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 1), his goal is to make us appreciate the forceful nature of oceans. PKN Derby Vol. 6 Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, first for PKN Derby Vol. 6 (pictured above), which is set for July 25, and then for PKN Mendoza Vol. 5, which will be held a few days later, on July 29. PKN Toronto Vol. 16 Photos Today we'll point you to this Flickr photoset of photos from Toronto's recent PKN Vol. 16, which was held as part of last month's NXNE festival. Pictured above, the event's presenters. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, there's a lot on the schedule for tonight (July 12): PKN St. Louis Vol. 9, PKN Regensburg Vol. 9, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2, PKN Wakefield Vol. 6, PKN Galway Vol. 7, PKN Blue Hill Vol. 4, and PKN Kyiv Vol. 8. Tomorrow, there's just one event on tap, in the form of PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11. 

PKN Athens Vol. 3 Presentations Recorded at PKN Gibsons Vol. 2, it's time to pack you bags and accompany Coralie Swaney has she takes you on a tour of New Zealand, the Tauiwi (non-Maori) way. Zissis Roubos is an Athens-based actor and director, and in this presentation (in Greek, from PKN Athens Vol. 3) he makes a case for improving the relationship between people and dogs, illustrating how we can better live with them. PKN Hamilton Vol. 10 Posters New today on our Tumblr blog are the two posters (with art by Gary Venn) that were produced for tomorrow night's PKN Hamilton Vol. 10 -- an outdoor event that got postponed earlier due to rain -- and the poster for the very first PKN in Launceston. PKN Beirut Vol. 12 Photos Today's collection of photo galleries from PechaKucha Nights the world over. Pictured above, PKN Beirut Vol. 12.

PKE in Mygdalhus One of the links above is to a gallery of photos for a special PechaKucha event that was held in the town of Mygdalhus, and here's PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel -- who was behind the event -- with a report on how it all went.

The PechaKucha event in Mygdalhus here in Denmark on May 23 went splendid! Aproximately 40 people attended the small venue -- the very active art-gallery Mygdalhus is driven by the artists themselves, and serves as a community house as well. Summer has hit Denmark, and we gathered the PechaKucha participants outside in the sun for a cosey network dinner organised by the gallery people After an introduction to what PechaKucha is, Claus Gajhede talked about his passion -- he organises adventure role-plays in the woods for children and for adults, and he explained passionately how role-playing can release a lot of potential in people's minds by playing parts, getting into storytelling, and just spending time in nature by the fire or doing all sorts of tasks. Street artist, illustrator, and computer play designer Lars Pank talked about evolving his art and the many layers of connecting different kinds of expression and storytelling through recognizable forms. Architect/artist and art gallery manager of the gallery in the lighthouse of Hirtshals (located beautifully by the ocean on the west coat) Søren Friis talked about his work, sources of inspiration through a long life work with geometric forms and light, and collaborative work on a big sculpture/installation at Aalborg's harbour with a Danish poet called Peter Laugesen. Art gallery owner Jens Guldsmed Thomsen made a very poetic speech about the meeting between art and viewer. After the break, artist Niels Fabæk presented the Nordjylland and Berlin-based art-streamer project CITY-LIFTING, and German jewelry artist Lioba Maria Solga shared her passion for tango with a short introduction speech, and then she danced to music and slides just changing colours -- with a broom!!! As funny, passionate, and unexpected people are, so can PechKucha show the variety of the human mind. Anders Budolf Andersen, a graphic designer, has tried to develop a graphic reward system for doing tedious tasks to make them joyful to do and shared them on a website and blog for free download. Finally, project manager Nikkie Dahm Breinholt told us about her ideas for BUNKERLOVE, an art-festival project in the leftover war bunkers from World War 2, located on the beaches of the west coast.

Calendar Tonight (May 29) sees PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9, while tomorrow includes the following four events: PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. 

The City of Athens Dimitris Rigopoulos is a journalist for the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini, and in this presentation, he talks about why he likes the city of Athens so much. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Athens Vol. 3, and is in Greek.

PKN Athens Vol. 3

PKN Athens Vol. 3

Athens is getting set to host its third PechaKucha Night, happening March 5 at Interni. The event will also do its part in raising funds for the reconstruction efforts in Haiti with the sale of buttons. Here's more from the organizing team:

There is something elso too. The PKN team of Athens is actively trying to contribute to the PechaKucha for Haiti initiative and invites the PechaKucha Athens audience to participate in this effort. Collectible buttons designed exclusively for PKN Athens by the creative offices of Design Walk, are going to be on sale during the event of 5th March. All proceeds from this sale will go to the foundation of Architecture for Humanity currently helping to rebuild Haiti.

And here's a look at the button designs.

Buttons for Haiti

City Greetings: From Cleveland to Athens

Greetings from Cleveland

Exchanging photographic or video greetings between PechaKucha Night cities is something we've been seeing for a while now, and here's an example of some good luck cheers between two cities -- Cleveland and Athens -- who recently celebrated their third and second volumes respectively. Pictured above, greetings from Cleveland.

Below, the response from Athens. The two cities plan on continuing the exchanges at future events.

Greetings from Athens

Poster for PKN Athens Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night returns to Athens next week (Friday, May 8) for Vol. 2, to be held at an old t-shirt factory in the city's center. As for the lineup, expect to see two architects, a chef, a biologist, two artists, an industrial designer, one opera team, a businessman, and a motion design company.

Above, the beautifully illustrated poster for the event.