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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Meagan Jain

Artist in Atlanta

Ageless Interaction(s)

PRESENTED ON MAY 22, 2016
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 29

Meagan Jain shares her project, Ageless Interaction.

Everyone has a birthday therefore we all age and Meagan comes to ask the question, how will you age? Will you go kicking and fighting or will you go with the flow and fall into old age? 

Through college Meagn found that the elderly were missing out on a personal connections with other folk. She began to fill this gap by setting up a group that visited and visitied with elderly folk around the city. From that, Meagan founded Ageless Interaction. List in as she tells PKN ATL of her journey and where it has led her. 

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Innocence & Incarceration: A Complicated Relationship

BY RICHARD LATTA
IN ATLANTA

Estimates tell us there are 3,200 +/- wrongfully convicted and innocent individuals serving time in Georgia and Alabama today. The Georgia Innocence Project works for the exoneration and release of these individuals but state law can hamper those efforts, sometimes inadverdantly. Listen as Richard Latta speaks about law here in the State of Georgia that is hampering the efforts of the Georgia Innocence Project. 

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Atlanta Artivists Assemble

BY TERONE ALLEN
IN ATLANTA

Terone Allen moved to Atlanta with a purpose but found a real purpose once he was here... To collaborate and communicate with other artsits to make differences in the communiites in which they live. Terone speaks about the different groups with works with to see positive change to Atlanta come from artists and other creatives. 

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Rebuilding Local Trust in Government

BY ROHIT MALHOTRA
IN ATLANTA

Community is so much bigger than one's individual self and this is something that seems to have been forgotten here in the US of A. Rohit Malhotra's grandfather was a hero of his, a teacher in a remote village in India, who instilled this ideal of what community is, in him as a small child. The polar opposites of 'community' and of 'government' (at least after this election) are what Rohit grew up loving. Listen as he speaks about the importance of local government and trust has in our communities. 

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It Is a Beautiful Day in District 58

BY PARK CANNON
IN ATLANTA

Questioning a government takes a community and that is exactly what Park Cannon is about. As a Georgia State Representative for District 58 she is intimately aware of what it takes to gather a community and be involved in that community. Join us in listening to a day in District 58 and meet some of the people that make up this district in the heart of Atlanta! 

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Who Do We Say That We Are

BY MARIAN LIOU
IN ATLANTA

Marian Liou had a few preconceived notions about what ATL was when she moved to here from California over a decade ago. But she found something different: "... Where the native or the sojourner both... can still fulfill their biggest dreams in a way that is true to themselves...". She came to this revelation via that quirky part of town I.T.P. (Inside The Perimeter) called Buford Highway and started the Instagram account, WELOVEBuHi. The rest you'll need to hear for yourself! 

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Insubstantial Beauty of Place

BY GREGORY WALKER
IN ATLANTA

How we perceive beauty is an on-going conversation and architect Greg Walker has some interesting thoughts on the matter. It is possible to seek out and find beauty in non-traditional spaces and Mr. Walker speaks to some of those unlikely places, in looking to those otherwise insubstantial places. 

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The Importance of Diverse Narrative on Shaping Our City's Identity

BY CALINDA LEE
IN ATLANTA

Calinda Lee has something to say and she knew this even as a young girl as her great grandfather would always ask her, "Whatchu gonna be when you grow up, gal?!" She is now an Historian with The Atlanta History Center and is interested in utilizing technology to tell our history but ALL of our histories as a city. There is a multi-cultural story to be told and she is working to ensure that story is as multi-faceted as possible. 

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I <3 Atlanta Parks & Rec

BY AMY PHUONG
IN ATLANTA

Amy Phuong is the Commissioner of Atlanta Parks & Recreation which means that she is a real-life Leslie Knope! Parks and Rec is about spaces and how those spaces are used, not just city parks. But how is that use determined? Listen as Amy describes life as ATL's Leslie Knope!

 

ATLANTA Blog

The Love Drug

 
"When you are able to harness the love that comes from within you and surrounds you, you are able to heal, help and transform others."
In The Love Drug at PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 30, Michelle Khouri shares her thoughts and scientific findings on what the emotion of "love" really is. By delving into the chemistry of the human brain and personal experiences, she discovers a surprising yet simple answer to this timeless question. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Kevin Ward

    Hailing from the Buckeye State and a wanderer at heart (add Japan, Haiti, Mexico and Honduras to the list of places traveled) I find myself here in ATL having recently moved from San Francisco. Now, I find I am providing some of the best art and independent film for the masses here in the South. I used to assist and help organize the Columbus, OH Pk Night and I'm looking forward to continuing the fun here in ATL!

  • Amanda Plumb

    I love Atlanta and I'm happy to support creative projects that bring people together -- like Pecha Kucha. And 5 years running StoryCorps Atlanta has taught me a lot about what makes a good story. I'm also a dedicated chicken mommy and I take my southern hospitality duties rather seriously.

  • Christine Job

    I’m a lawyer by education, a business development consultant and strategist by trade and music festival producer by passion (I’m not joking, I promise).I LOVE the ATL and you can find all around town. If you see me out, be sure to say hey!

  • Laura Coats

    I grew up in North Carolina, spent a few years in Tennessee, and now I'm excited to call Georgia home!