City Focus this week goes out to Scotland's Glasgow, one of PechaKucha's most proactive and contributing cities. Way to go Glasgow! Here's our little autumn cheer to the land of ancient castles, breathtaking nature sights and the Lochness Monster. Make sure to check out Glasgow's city page for some uh-mazingly inspiring presentations!

"This is an intensive community engagement... learning people, stories, politics."

In Cul de Sacs to Bureaucrats - Tales from a Socially Engaged Practice from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28Rebecca Davies embedded participatory practice manifests in illustration, performance and event that centres on themes of people and place. Her project, which is called  "The Oasis Social Club", was selected to represent London during the Mons Capital of Culture 2015 and has just completed a tour of Stoke On Trent, Preston and Hull. In this presentation, she will be talking about her projects and the ethics of these processes. 

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasglow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses. He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action. 


Shining a spotlight on PechaKucha Glasgow who released this truly 'graph'-ic design for their Vol. 28. We liked this simple design so much, we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Click through to see more amazing poster designs and be inspired to design one for YOUR city's PechaKucha!

PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 1 Presentations TJ Olson uses his presentation (from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 1) to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1) by Paulina Ebringer covers various concepts used by the artist when preparing and painting portraits. PKN Charleston Vol. 15 Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog includes posters for PKN Charleston Vol. 15 (pictured above), PKN Las Palmas Vol. 8, and PKN Glasgow Vol. 11. That Charleston event was held last night, and we quickly started seeing photos all over Instagram of the outdoor PKN, with two examples pictured below (see larger versions here and here). PKN Charleston Vol. 15 Calendar Tonight (October 10) you can catch PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 4 and PKN Auckland Vol. 31, while tomorrow takes the form of yet another big Thursday: PKN Salzburg Vol. 14, PKN Regensburg Vol. 10, PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Kosice Vol. 24, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, PKN Utrecht Vol. 5, PKN Omaha Vol. 16, and PKN Kyiv Vol. 9.

PKN Glasgow

Glasgow has had two PechaKucha Nights so far, and although we don't have any photos from the events to share, there is this Flickr photoset where you'll find a few choice images from last month's Vol. 2 presentations. As for the lovely illustration above, it's found on the program that was handed out at Vol. 2, which lists all of the presenters and gives some background info on each.