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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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DETermination

BY MARCUS GREEN
@ VOL 32 ON JUN 29, 2017

As a producer, editor, and videographer, Marcus D. Green has produced award-winning work for ESPN Outside the Lines and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and Diane Sawyer. He draws on this experience as he tells the story of Detroit’s neighborhoods in his project the “Determined Series.”

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Fashionable Detroit

BY NABEELA NAJJAR
@ VOL 32 ON JUN 29, 2017

As a fashion and costume designer, Nabeela Najjar creates garments that are heavily influenced by dreams and nature. She recently graduated from the College for Creative Studies where she focused on fiber and textiles design.

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365Doug

BY DOUGLAS WOODWARD
@ VOL 32 ON JUN 29, 2017

Douglas Woodward lives and works in a world of music, art, poetry, and architecture. With thousands of songs written over his lifetime, he decided to challenge his abilities over a one-year period. From February 2014 to February 2015, he wrote, recorded, and posted 245 videos to YouTube.

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Fertile Valley of Design

BY MATTHEW KENNEDY
@ VOL 32 ON JUN 29, 2017

Matthew Kennedy is a healthcare planner and architect. He has worked on more than 80 projects across North America including the DMC Imaging Center restoration, University of Montreal Hospital Center, and the Grand Rapids Spectrum Health Heart Center.

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Keep On, Keepin' On

BY STEIN VAN BAEL
@ VOL 32 ON JUN 29, 2017

Stein Van Bael is a designer, producer, and self-proclaimed scientist. She was raised by a conservative mom and a rad biker weekend dad. Her work as a fashion designer draws on influences from both sides of the family style spectrum. Her presentation draws on her experiences to find true meaning and mindedness.

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Live6 Enhancing Northwest Detroit

BY LAUREN HOOD
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Lauren Hood leads the Live6 Initiative in Detroit. She works to enhance the Detroit Northwest side near Livernois and 6 Mile Roads.

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Community Youth Boxing Gym

BY CAROLYN GECK
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Carolyn Geck is the development director for the Detroit Boxing Gym’s youth program. For her, a boxing ring is a huge part of teaching kids how to become better adults.

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Marquetry Craftsmanship

BY JEFF SMITH
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Jeff Smith and Shayn Smith of SMITHMADE aren’t related. They do, however, have a story of friendship and professional craftsmanship translates in their design work.

 

DETROIT Blog

Exciting National PKN in Detroit!

Hey, PKN Detroiters!
PechaKucha Night Detroit is holding our first ever PechaKucha MORNING, in partnership with the national AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Conference!The conference will open its doors FREE to the public for its entire Saturday April 18th session, including PechaKucha and a panel discussion, both on topics relating to creative education and inspiring places for learning. Stories from around the country! Not to be missed!Schedule - All events held in the Atrium at Wayne County Community College, 1001 W Fort St., Detroit8:30 Welcome9:00 PechaKucha Presentations x 810:30 Panel Discussion12:30 Closing RemarksPechaKucha PresentersJohn Abela (MI)Gaylaird Christopher (CA) Edward Orlowski (MI)John Noble + Jeff Parker (OH)Laura Roberts (MI)Lennie Scott-Webber (MI) Travis Willson (MO)Michael Styczynski + Michael Hopkins (MI)PanelistsSteve Henderson, Detroit Free Press; moderatorDr. William Skilling - Superintendent, Oxford Community SchoolsDr, Karen Ridgeway - Superintendent, DPSDr. Curt Lewis - Principal, Henry Ford AcademyKristin McDonald - VP, Skillman FoundationTo register for the full conferencehttp://network.aia.org/committeeonarchitectureforeducation/home/detroit

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About the City's Organizers

  • PKN Detroit Steering Committee

    We celebrate creative and business-minded talent that may not otherwise have an outlet to share their inspirations, creations and ways they've changed a community. PechaKucha Detroit has been providing its creative community a voice since 2008. Let's broadcast your innovation. Send an email to pkndetroit@gmail.com, and we'll tell you about our next event.

  • Frank Nemecek

    Frank Nemecek is a writer, filmmaker, and all-around pain in the [expletive deleted]. He started the Warrendale (Detroit) Blog in December of 2005 as side project to his freelance writing and video work. He did so mostly because none of the major media outlets were covering the Warrendale neighborhood in Detroit where he lives. Since then, he has been interviewed about his neighborhood on CNN Radio, Detroit Free Press, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, and WXYZ-TV.