JANUARY 24, 2013
Architecture students typically build models for their theses, Callum Dowie constructed a complete building.
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PechaKucha Night Auckland Vol. 17) he speaks of the tramping huts found throughout New Zealand -- once used for overnight stays on hunting trips, now used for long-term hikes -- and how they were built of materials that needed to be carried.
These huts inspired him to construct a foldable, easily assembled (by 4 people, in 2 hours) living space that could have valuable real-world application for those in areas post natural disaster.
AUGUST 22, 2011
Auckland may have had its PechaKucha Night Vol. 27 just recently -- held in a boxing ring, which we hope we get to see in photos soon -- but here's a look at the previous event, Vol. 26, with a mix of photos by John B. Turner and organizer Luka Hinse. There's much more to see in this Flickr photoset, and here are also video archives of PKN Auckland presentations. More...
APRIL 13, 2010
And here's another presentation from PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 17, with Yvonne Underhill-Sem talking about a few of her projects -- and as you'll notice, this was one of the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" presentations, and so you can donate directly to the presentation, or under the Auckland city banner.
APRIL 12, 2010
APRIL 28, 2009
The New Zealand blog for PechaKucha Night events in that country has just updated with three more presentations posted online, all taken from a previous edition of PKN in Auckland (last November's Vol. 11). The three that have bee added are by artist Turumakina Duley, "brotographer" Raymond Sagapolutele (aka RIMONI), and architect Charmaine 'Ilaiu.
MARCH 23, 2009
Benjamin Work has been a graffiti artist for 11 years, and in his presentation at PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 11 from late last year he talks about the evolution of his work -- the "rebellion within the rebellion," as he describes it -- from gangsta to born again Christian, and how it affected his style. You can watch the entire presentation online.