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10 JUN


Hey, PechaKucha Night Detroiters! Ready for the next installment - our 28th event in Detroit?

We're gearing up for a great collaboration with Congress For New Urbanism -- they will be in town for a weekend, and we're going to celebrate! We will be hosting a PechaKucha Night that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but geared to the theme of their conference - "The Transforming City" - and we are looking for local and national speakers to take on that challenge. If you're interested in a chance to present in the PKN 20slides x 20seconds format, send us your name, contact info and a few images/words about your topic to pkndetroit@gmail.com by May 15th.

For all attendees -- presentations will begin at 7:00 sharp, and will be followed by a CNU debate at 8:30, so get there early! See you there!


Emblem, I

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 21, 2013

Emblem, I is a transmedia story told via a wide variety of objects, events and participants worldwide. It includes a novel, a feature film and a number of performance pieces. The enigmatic Gabriel Embeha gives us a peek into the alternate world he has created.



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.

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