Cultural Exchange Through Humor and an Art Support Group in Indonesia

PKN Jakarta Vol. 8 Presentations Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. In their presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93), that explain how the British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humor. Raymond Malvin's presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 8) is about Kopi Keliling, a movement (in the form of a variety of creative activities) that believes that art and creativity can make changes that are meaningful to the Indonesian people. By juxtaposing art and creativity (both in terms of work and the person behind the work) to a wider community, it hopes to promote a desire to produce art. Kopi Keliling allows talented young visual artists to display their work through events held regularly, moving from one public space to another. Although the intent is to showcase the works of these artists, Kopi Keliling understands that without an audience these works are meaningless, and so another goal is to create interaction between the audience and the art (and artist). PKN Bialystok Vol. 1 Posters We have just one new poster on the Tumblr blog today, and it's an uncovered "blast from the past" from 2010, for Bialystok's very first PKN. PKN Springfield, IL Vol. 6 Photos Today's gallery [Flickr] covers Springfield, Illinois' Vol. 6, which was held back in February. The city's next event, Vol. 8, is set for August 2 at the Capital City Bar & Grill Theatre. Calendar Tonight's (July 10) event takes the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10, and tomorrow you need to look to Nashville, for the city's Vol. 7.

PKN Bialystok Vol. 1 As promised, here are a few photos sent our way from the first PechaKucha Night in Bialystok, held in November of last year -- the list of presenters from that event appears on the official event page. Note that PKN Bialystok Vol. 2 happens this Saturday (February 19) at Bar Amigos.

Poster for PKN Bialystok Vol. 2

The next PechaKucha Night in Bialystok is set for this coming Saturday (February 19), at Pub Amigos. The poster for the event was designed by Oskar Kajewski. Later today we'll be sharing a few photos from PKN Bialystok Vol. 1, so check back for that.

Poster for PKN Bialystok Vol. 1

Last week marked the launch of PechaKucha Night in Bialystok, and to commemorate the occasion -- and to help get the word out -- they produced a series of posters and imagery, which you'll find in this post. Curious to see who presented? Take a look at the official event page.