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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!


Digital Rights

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 08, 2015

Francis Clarke, chair of the Birmingham Open Rights Group, told us about Digital Rights and why they matter. 


Pecha Kucha Birmingham took place at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) on December 8th 2015.




Robots for All, the Art of Communication, and Bahraini Visuals

In a culture where robots are everywhere -- whether as a toy, in an industrial setting, or as a movie villain -- it's good to have someone like DJ Sures, CEO, roboticist, and the visionary behind EZ-Robot. Watch as he shares (from PKN Calgary Vol. 12) his passion for robots, particularly the ones that are easy to control.

With "The Art of Communication" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Michelle Thomé fully embraces the 20x20 format -- specifically, the numbering -- as she covers effective and efficient ways of speaking in public.

We've got a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today: the proper poster for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1 (we shared the flyer a week or two ago), PKN Kingston Vol. 3, PKN Katowice Vol. 7, and the poster for tonight's PKN Bahrain Vol. 5, pictured above. PKN Bahrain organizer Mohammed Jannahi adds a few details for that poster:

The poster is designed by Bahraini designer Muna Yateem, who recently launched her brand HARAKA (a common word used by Bahrainis which means to wear or do something with swagger). The idea behind the poster is making fun of Bahrainis and their reaction when they hear and pronounce PechaKucha, some find it very difficult and its even funnier when elder people try to say PechaKucha. The great thing about this parody is the fact that PechaKucha has an audience from all age groups and the word itself makes it "special" in Bahrain.

And although not a poster, here's a look at the new logo for PKN Seoul -- the series has been on hiatus for quite a few years now, but is about to relaunch this summer.

We've got another fresh batch of photo galleries from around the web, and if you missed the live streaming of the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13, you can still watch the video here, courtesy of the Edmonton Journal. Above, the scene at PKN Nara Vol. 2.

Links and press
A pair of links (that second link is also an invitation to read more interviews with PKN Birmingham's presenters), as well as some press coverage.

Below, a scan of recent coverage for Jersey's first PKN from the Jersey Evening Post.

After a rather busy week, the PKN network slows down a bit over the weekend. Tonight (June 8) you can catch PKN Cagliari Vol. 3 and PKN Bahrain vol. 5, and then tomorrow night (Saturday) look to PKN Cancun Vol. 5, an event that was supposed to happen last month, but got postponed due to bad weather (yes, you guessed it, it's an outdoor event).

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Waddington

    'Cultural intermediary' describes my work - I'm interested in the deeper exploration of the world immediately around me. Where that leads might mean a festival of walking tours, looking at lettering on buildings, plundering archives, providing a cultural consultancy service, the championing of John Baskerville, sculptures made from voles...

  • Pete Ashton

    Pete Ashton runs Photo School, an evolving approach to teaching photography and the art of looking at the city. He has recently been building and adapting a mobile Camera Obscura. People hire Pete to do all manner of things, from photography, workshops on how to use the Internet and can often be found in a technical role behind the scenes at local live events.

  • Kerry Leslie

    Kerry Leslie is a graphic designer and illustrator, designer in residence at Birmingham Open Media, and Senior Designer at Aston Villa Football Club. She’s the editor of the Created in Birmingham blog, a round up of Birmingham-centric creative activity and is the Manager of Stirchley Community Market. She previously co-ran the local chapter of Glug, who program live events for the design and creative community.

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