Next Event

01 MAY


Grab a drink and join Pecha Kucha Night Denver and the Clyfford Still Museum for this fast paced program full of images that provide a contextual backdrop for the exhibition, 1959: The Albright Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated. Event starts at 7, but doors open at 6 and there will be hors d'oeuvres before the speakers start.

Local scholars and specialists from a variety of disciplines will present using the PechaKucha format of 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to illustrate the era in a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. Don’t miss this creative and sure to be entertaining evening!

  • Susan Schulten- department chair and professor of history, University of Denver
  • Bud Coleman, department chair and professor of theatre, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Lindsey Feitz- postdoctoral teaching fellow in the gender and women’s studies program, University of Denver
  • Stephen E. Nash- department chair and curator of archaeology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Darrin Alfred- associate curator of architecture, design, and graphics, Denver Art Museum
  • Michael J. Henry- executive director, Lighthouse Writers Workshop
  • Dean Sobel
  • Victoria (Tori) Eastman 

This event is free, but space is limited to 100 people. Registration opens Monday, April 14, 2014. Mark your calendar as this event is expected to sell out! Login first thing Monday morning the 14th to get your seat!

If you register and are unable to attend, please notify us so we can open additional registrations.


Stairway to Interaction

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Rezan Pranata talks about his project for how people can walk up and down stairs better or have more fun doing it. You probably aready know the "make stairs into a piano" idea. But his idea involves more senses than just hearing. Pranata designs a new way to do stairs that would encourage you to walk up and down them 110 times a day at least! 



Abandoned Spaces, A Better Tijuana

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Miguel Buenrostro talks about his inititive for making Tijuana a better place for locals and tourists. Either by encouring arists and architects to recreate abondoned spaces ("DIY Urabnsim") or documenting the poorer areas to raise awarness, his efforts have contirbuted to the overall well being of Tijuana by transformring it into a cultural hub with a slowly reviving economy. 


Materials Innovation through Failure

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.


Live for the Thrill

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Maloney, creator and owner of Kota Longboards, gives a thought provoking talk that would make you want to buy a longboard right after! In a single longboard, you can see function, art, and style coexisting as one and in a single ride you can feel confident, courageous, and the thrill all at once. Through his company, he hopes to encourage people to be the adventurer inside of us all. As the companies motto states, "It's your life, crave it!" 


Creating Special Places

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Justin Martinez with a passion for renovation, talks about his past projects with the purpose of challenging people to think about buildings in the same way they think about books: for what is on the inside rather than its surface. He tells of his collaborations with other artists and even his family to show how important creating special places for others can be. 


Dressing in Jiberish

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Dave Bogger and Gabe Anderson are the creators and owners of Jiberish, a clothing store centered around snow, skate, and everday lifestlye with art and design in mind. They go through the process of how they built their company and how how art and attention to detail as their main goals when designing their clothing. 


The Power of Play

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Brian Corrigan, an independent creative strategist, talks passionately about his idea of the "power of play" and its ability to transform cities into positive places. Through his past, most recent, and future projects, he puts this idea into action in order to help communities to be more creative and reimagine new futures. 


All About Middles

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Benny Kaplan very comically details his relationship with the concept of "the middle" and how it has found its way into his everyday life. Either being a middle child, the center of attention, or talking about the middle between two breads in a waffle iron, he's all about middles! 



Materials Innovation through Failure

Making ... allows me to invent something, mock it up, and fail. And then improve it. 
Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through making and inventing: a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. In "Materials Innovation through Failure" from PKN Denver Vol. 19, he shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • James Dewhirst

    James Dewhirst has lived in North Dakota, Colorado and California. He decided photography was his calling upon graduating from the University of Denver after he traveled to see some friends in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. While on his travels he photographed 120 rolls of film and figured if he made that many photographs he should look into photography as a career. James is happy with a camera in his hand. Some of his favorite places to photograph are the plains of the Dakotas, Colombia, barren landscapes and walking streets to capture everyday life. Professionally James is an instructor of photography, exhibits fine art, and photographs portraits.

  • Martha Weidmann

    Believing the arts are an economic engine in our communities, Martha focuses her company’s art consulting efforts on creating opportunities for local artists and building stronger art communities. As a co-founder of Nine dot ARTS, Martha encourages the firm to educate their clients on the power of artwork to attract and retain top talent, humanize spaces, vitalize workplaces and create memorable experiences. Nine dot ARTS supports their client’s art collecting efforts as their philanthropic pursuit to support creative economies.

  • Elyse Kent

    Fast talker, fast doer.