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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!

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Featured Presentation

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Jason Tilk

Designer and Renaissance Man in Cleveland

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PRESENTED ON AUG 07, 2014
IN CLEVELAND @ VOL 23

Jason Tilk has been described as a “Renaissance Man”, a 1997 Cleveland Institute of Art graduate he is passionately creative, multi-talented, and pursuing several creative outlets. By day he’s an award-winning designer at Nottingham-Spirk Design, named on 13 patents and counting. By night he’s a vaudeville performer of songs, jokes and magic tricks, and the Co-Founder of the Voix de Ville, a 60 seat pop-up theater.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 18, 2015.

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

BY ZACHARIAH DURR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

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Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits

BY JIMMY KUEHNLE
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."

In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 27th, 2015. 

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The World Around Me

BY FRANK LANZA
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"

"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."

In The World Around me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 20th. 

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Create Beauty and Don't Screw Up

BY JOHN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Architect John Williams present his passion for creating beauty and not messing up things that are already beautiful.


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Stories from a Jollyasser

BY CANDRA SQUIRE
@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2015

Candra Squire shares her love of prose, crafted on paper, and gifted to friend.  

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My Family Reunion

BY ANDREW SAMTOY
@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2015

In this intensely emotional presentation, Andrew Samtoy shares making a strange and troubling discovery about his family's past while at a family reunion, which serves to shed light on a greater troubling aspect of society; slave labor. 

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Interactive Art

BY JEN LEWIN
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 07, 2014

For the last 15 years Jen Lewin has been creating large, immersive, interactive art pieces for the public...including interactive sound and light sculptures that inspire people into play, to woven fiber video curtains that reflect movement, or giant, robotic, ethereal moths that dance based on human touch. She brings an organic, feminine quality to her electronic work that leaves viewers enchanted and surprised. As a trained architect, Lewin’s pieces are often the scale of buildings and rooms. She creates experiences and environments that are both part of, and integrated into, a physical space.

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Bike Cleveland

BY JACOB VANSICKLE
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 07, 2014

Jacob VanSickle is the executive director of Bike Cleveland, the regions bicycle advocacy organization that advocates for streets safer so people of all ages and abilities can ride a bike in our fair city. One project Bike Cleveland is organizing is called the Midway, a plan for a network of protected bike lanes.

 

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Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits

In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation! 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Michael Christoff

    In 2005, after graduating with a Masters in Architecture from Kent State University, Michael moved to Cleveland to work on master plan designs for the Flats East Bank redevelopment project. Working on this and a variety of urban redevelopment projects throughout the United States has afforded him a deep appreciation for the urban environment and how people interact within it. When Michael is not in his office at architecture firm Vocon, he is immersed in a variety of initiatives to leverage Cleveland’s assets and creative efforts into visible and tangible results. He co-found the international Cleveland Design Competition which annually attracts over 150 design ideas from more than twenty different countries for important civic projects; co-found PechaKucha Night Cleveland which quarterly seeks to expose and attract new creative ideas and incite meaningful collaboration; serves as Board Chair for the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Campus International School Advisory Board and sits on the Board of Directors for both SPACES (Art Gallery) and the Cleveland American Institute of Architects. Michael is passionate about having a positive impact on the City of Cleveland and believes Cleveland’s best days are still ahead of her. Michael currently lives on the west side of Cleveland in Lakewood with his wife Jill.

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