SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
SEPTEMBER 07, 2012
An Illustrator's Story, the MeetFactory Creative Platform, and Tel Aviv in Tokyo
Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Brisbane Vol. 27), illustrator and designer Jo Fallon talks about how her English and Japanese backgrounds have influenced her work, by sharing some of her illustrations and experiences. She also explains why it's important to choose your business card designs carefully. Matěj Al-Ali and Tomáš Moravec have together formed a creative studio in Prague called MeetFactory, and as you'll learn from their presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1), it has become a platform for opinions, workshops, and a place for ordinary meetings as well. Posters We end the week with three new posters on the Tumblr blog that are all for Vol. 10s, from the cities of Donostia (or San Sebastian, pictured above), St. Louis, and Gisborne. Powered by PechaKucha A special "Powered by PechaKucha" event is happening tonight (Friday, September 7, from 20:20) here in Tokyo at La Paz Loft (2-22-2 Jingumae, Fiction Bldg. 2F), produced by PKN Tel Aviv. The event is part of the month-long TEDER TEL AVIV-TOKYO 2012, for which PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran is currently in town. The event will feature presentations by a mix of Tel Aviv and Tokyo creators, as well as a presentation by PK co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Calendar Here's what to expect over the weekend on the PKN front: PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 4 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6 tonight (September 7), PKN Taichung Vol. 1 on Saturday, with PKN Heraklion Vol. 3 and PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 7 on Sunday.
JUNE 18, 2012
Presentations Konstantin Ronikier is the organizer of PKN Innsbruck and in this presentation (in German, from PKN Salzburg Vol. 12) he talks about a new cultural center in the center of Innsbruck. Konstantin was in charge of renovating the previous building into a space where people could meet, discuss, and produce events. Richard Wilshusen is an archeologist, and in this presentation (from PKN Longmont Vol. 6) he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. Posters and flyers Today's new poster addition to the Tumblr blog comes our way from Gisborne, with the city's Vol. 9 happening this coming Friday (June 22) -- the event will take place at the Dome Cinema. Here's a peek at the new flyer series that we're launching here in Tokyo for our PKN series -- with our next event, Vol. 93, happening on June 27. The photography is by Michael Holmes, the design by Luis Mendo, and we plan on producing more flyers that follow the same "jump" motif. Calendar There's one PKN happening tonight (June 18), and it's a Vol. 1, in the city of Launceston. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 and PKN San Diego Vol. 15.
FEBRUARY 07, 2012
Gisborne will have its PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 this Friday (February 10) at the Gisborne Hotel. Here is more on the event, from organizer Pene Walsh:
Always on the lookout for new venues and presenters, this summer we are hitting the DB in outer Kaiti. A popular venue in the 1970s we reckon, the bathing beauty on the poster would have been a regular at the DB. Plush carpets, swanky bars, lounge and the pool – this was the place to be. They still have a presidential/honeymoon suite that is pretty top notch. This summer is an important PechaKucha Night for our organising team as we will never be the same again – the date for the event is all timed around the impending birth of Sarah’s (and the lovely Matt) first child. Although she has cleaned out the linen cupboard already we reckon she will make it through this last PechaKucha Night in one (not 2) piece. It may not have been much of a summer as far as sunshine hours go this year, there has been heaps of entertainment and it isn’t finishing yet – this time around we have local MP Moana Mackay presenting – who knew she is a scientist? Last PechaKucha Night audiences were surprised when Shauna Ratapu announced she was resigning from her job and was going to follow her dreams – I think her boss in the audience got a bit of a shock. She is back and is going to let you know just how far she has taken the dream – it is a beauty of a story. Other presenters include an artist with an unusual story of nuns to tell, a sports fanatic who will surprise, a clever cushion maker, a DJ, a mad obsessed bamboo bicycle maker and a couple of extra bonus presenters.