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29 JUN

NEXT EVENT VOL 32

Join us for Volume 32 with our gracious hosts at Tangent Gallery!

Doors 6:30 // Presentations begin at 7:00

We are currently seeking presenters; if interested, send an email to pkndetroit@gmail.com with your name, contact info, a few words about your topic, and a few images -- and we'll get back to you...

See you all soon! 

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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.

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Light-Science & Art

BY BRIENNE WILLCOCK
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Brienne Willcock is a lighting designer and LED nerd. She joins us once again to talk about the art and science behind lighting design.

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Pedal to Porch

BY CORNETTA LANE
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Cornetta Lane was named an Emerging City Champion in 2015. She joins us to talk about her Pedal to Porch campaign.

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Detroit Mobility Specialist

BY JEFFREY NOLISH
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Jeffrey Nolish used to be an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force. Today, he works to make it easier about Detroit – whether on foot, by book, or by mass transit.

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Engaging Women to Run for Office

BY TIFFANY ELLIS
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Tiffany Ellis wants everyone to know that there are more men in the Michigan State Senate named John than there are women. Through her work with Emerge Michigan, she is helping more women get elected to public office.

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Empowering Low Income Residents

BY MALLARIE GAINER
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Mallarie Gainer is the volunteer coordinator for the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. She talks about empowering low-income residents in Wayne County and strengthening communities.

 

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.