AUGUST 23, 2016
"One way of using public space is to misuse it. But the other way of using it is to actually be innovative, and there are a lot of fun ways to go about doing it."
In Kri Foundation from PechaKucha Night Chennai Vol. 9, Namrata talks about how the Kri Foundation uses art to transform the city's neglected spaces. She shares on the power of art in revamping not only the physical walls of a city, but also the way the community uses it.
AUGUST 12, 2015
Inside My Green Book
"...because I wanted to convey the joy of being in nature to people I see. And that's when I was introduced to photography."
In Inside My Green Book from Chennai Vol. 8., an ambitious nature photographer and educator, K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar passionately shares a quest to connect us to the nature through photography. Hailing from rural India, and given a camera at a young age, he used photography as a means to better observe, understand, and appreciate his natural surroundings. Here he shares his experience of spending months at a time in the wilderness and how it informed his photography and appreciation of his home country. Lastly he touches on "backyard wildlife" a project he shares with school kids to keep them connected to nature.
JUNE 29, 2015
MAY 23, 2015
City Focus: Chennai
This week's "City Focus" narrows in on PKN Chennai, India, who is hosting their Vol. 7 this month, May 30, 2015. “If you want to change your city’s vibe, you have to do something about it!” says Vijay Anand, Chennai's PechaKucha City Organizer in this fun write-up from the local paper. If you want to embark on a new project that brings out the creativity in your community, follow Chennai's lead, and in the meantime, check out their presentation archive!
APRIL 28, 2015
APRIL 26, 2015
"Comic Sans is something very juvenile and unstable ... perfect for Justin Bieber."
Graphic designer Pavithra Ramanujam's latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous. In "If Fonts were Celebrities" from PKN Chennai Vol. 6, Pavithra matches fonts with the likes of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, and more!
APRIL 08, 2011
FEBRUARY 04, 2011
The next PechaKucha Night in Chennai (Vol. 4) is set for later this month (February 26), and will take place at the Madras Center. Presenters are not yet listed on the event page (check back later), but organizer Jim Nagae tells us that the evening will include graphic designers, photographers, poets, someone from the theater, and a doctor of preventive medicine who will be talking about his food blog. The poster is by Joint Family Design, who will be presenting at the event.
NOVEMBER 25, 2010
PechaKucha Night in Chennai Vol. 3 was held just a few days ago, and organizer Jim Nagae promises he'll be sending in some photos soon, but in the meantime here's a look at the city's Vol. 2, which was held back in July at the Madras Center -- the presenters are all listed on the event page.More...
NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Chennai will hold PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 this coming Saturday (November 20) at the Madras Center. You'll find more details -- as well as the complete presenters list with links -- on the official event page. PKN Chennai organizer Jim Nagae suggests RSVPing on the event's Facebook page if you plan on attending.