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“I’m that annoying friend that can’t just sit and watch a movie, I knit and watch a movie. But I also make really awesome homemade gifts for everybody so you know– they can only get so mad about it.”

When you hear the word “homestead” what do you think of? I think of the old west in the US of A’s past, of folk heading out into the unknown with just their wits and wares and know-how. In 7(ish?) Lessons in Handmade Living from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Volume 28, speaker Kimberly Coburn would do just fine out there on her own given that she is helping revive the hand-me-down knowledge that was once passed from generation to generation but has somehow stopped now. Sewing, smithy work, growing food, glass making, and more! Tune in to hear Kimberly make the case for bringing back the “old knowledge”!


“Three Rs! The waste hierarchy! It’s a hierarchy because reducing is more effective than reusing and reusing is more effective than recycling.”

In A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto from PechaKucha Night Atlanta’s 28th volume Speaker Lisa Pellegrino discusses what she has learned while recovering from being a “zero-waste junky”. As part of her recovery she is ensuring that she is part of A (not THE) solution on a micro scale. Hear Lisa’s background in sustainability, where that background led her, and where she has followed that road to today… (Hint: pesto is part of it).




"I was talking to my friend and I said 'I went on another bad first date.' She said, 'Have you ever considered that you are the common denominator in all these bad first dates?'"

In A Few Things I've Learned About Online Dating from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 25Shannon Turner takes the mic with some advice for the fellas out there who might be prowling the interwebs looking for love. Profile photos, balancing weird against honest, what not to do's, etc. Listen as Shannon brings her wisdom to this sometime murky place called "online love" and perhaps come away with some dropped knowledge, like this nugget: "Gentlemen, learn how to have a good conversations...[It's] like a tennis match. It's back and forth."



Hats off to Atlanta for this funky-fresh design for their PechaKucha Night Vol. 25 by Scott Fuller The Studio Temporary. Be sure to check our all the amazing designs that come in daily over at our Official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr! Be inspired to make a poster for your city's next PKN!




"If I am half the Horton my dad was, then I'm definitely a badass."

In Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving from Atlanta Vol. 24, resident badass, Emmeline Renz shares a passionate and harrowing tale of her dad's life story and her worst moment when he was hit by a car by somebody driving distracted. She advocates for changing gears and social change in regards to distracted driving and it's death toll. Renz proves here how hard-hitting the conciseness of the PechaKucha platform can be in truly moving us and affecting our hearts and minds. The PechaKucha Community is behind you Emmeline!


This week's "City Focus" travels to Atlanta, Georgia, where a look at the city page reveals a growing archive of fantastic presentations, assuring that the city's creative scene is properly celebrated. Atlanta's PechaKucha Night Vol. 23 is set for August 24.

"As you all know, biking is a powerful tool -- a magical tool -- and we use it here within the Black community to create change."

Zahra Alabanza describes herself as a magical being: a unicorn. In "Cycling Through Life: A Unicorn in Motion" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 22 1/2 She goes into depth on what exactly this means, how she has recruited her nephews into being unicorns, and how being a unicorn has helped to bring bicycling to her family, friends, and community.  

"If somebody asks you, just say yes -- figure out how to do it. Say yes, and do what it takes to make it happen."

Scott Fuller discusses how he built his design shop Studio Temporary and how he has grown his business here in Atlanta by hustling everyday. In "Everyday I'm Hustling" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 22, his advice to the audience is to always ask, help your friends, never stop making, and finally: get out! 

From Billboards to Changed Lives

How can we address other's needs and suffering by using our excess? 

Many of the refugees fleeing from their countries to America have been sent to Clarksville, Georgia. Speaking no English, they have a difficult time finding work. In "From Billboards to Changed Lives" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 20Jeff Shinabarger created jobs for them out of what other people thought of as just trash - old billboards. They turn these billboards into things like wallets, bags, and pillows.

Hello Everyone!  

This summer is going to be a hot one, we all know it will be and I am most likely not the only one who will quickly become sick of seeing social media state the obvious :)  This summer is also going to be a busy time for ATL's PechaKucha Night with three events crammed into this one season!  

MAY 18th, VOL. 22 : We are coming back to our original home at Octane Coffee's Westside location.  Music, coffee, beer and delicious mixed drinks, and (naturally) compelling presentations!  

June 8th, VOL. 22 1/2 : This is a special event for us, one that sees ATL PKN teaming up with the first Atlanta Cycling Festival!  Use your pedal-power to join us for this bicycle-themed PKN!  This one is BYOLC as seating is limited (bring your own lawn chair). 

TBD, VOL. 23 : We have yet to select a date but we DO know it will be sometime in August.  Keep your eyes peeled :D

Finally, we are looking for a few fine folks to help us organize future PKNs; to help contact potential presenters, assist day-of, provide photography services, etc.  If you have some spare time, enjoy the PK movement and would like to be a part of it, shoot us an email introduction- pechakucha.atlanta@gmail.com

See you soon and thank you for your continued support in PechaKucha!

{ KW }

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