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As we shared here on the blog, Hong Kong recently played host to a special Swedish design edition PechaKucha Night at PMQ, and here's a Facebook gallery with photos from the event from the organizers, as well as another one with photos by Cheehaur Tan (the photo in this post is from that set). 

 


As we shared last week, Hong Kong has a special PechaKucha Night happening tonight (Thursday, December 4), a celebration of Swedish design. Organizer Sonia Chow (pictured) took to the radio to promote the event, and you can listen to it here.


Hong Kong is about to meet Swedish design, in a special PechaKucha Night set for December 4 at PMQ, in collaboration with the Detour festival. Visit the official event page for all the details. 

“For classical music we want longer reverberation times so all the instruments can mix together.”

Acoustics Engineer Kito Sousa Coutinho explains the nuances of acoustics and space. In “Acoustics…What?” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 17, he describes the differences between noise and sound, and how his work is to bridge the gap between architects, engineers, and builders to improve the quality of sound in a space.

“The idea is to introduce the movement of peoples between Asia and the rest of the world.”

Curator Aric Chen takes us on a tour of the under-construction M+ Museum of Visual Culture (to be completed late 2017) in Hong Kong, and the exhibition he has put together of numerous architectural works in the form of model and drawings.

In “Building M+” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 19 Aric demonstrates the way by which the exhibition conveys the processes of architectural design, places the M+ construction within history, and surveys unrealised and failed construction plans.


The next PechaKucha Night in Hong Kong (Vol. 21) is set for September 30 -- visit the official event page for more details, including the full list of presenters.

Could you live in a different person's home every week?

Ad man Kevin Lynch chose an unusual way to live for a year in Hong Kong. Rather than settling down in one living space, he decided to get to know the city by staying exclusively in AirBnB accommodations.

In "Yearbnb: spending a year in Airbnb apartments throughout Hong Kong" from PKN Hong Kong Vol.  19, nearly halfway through his year-long journey, he shares some of the most entertaining snippets of his experiences.

Have you ever taken a small spark of interest and followed it all the way through?

Hong Kong-based designer Huschang Pourian speaks briefly about his background in communication design, how he followed his passion for product design and bicycles and jumped headfirst into building his first bicycle, "ELEKTROKATZE" - a new street-style bmx/track hybrid. In "ELEKTROKATZE" from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 17 follow Huschang's journey from research to production.


Here's a look at the dual posters -- in English and Chinese -- for Hong Kong's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 20, set for July 4, revealing another way the new branding can work. For more details on the event itself, please visit the official event page.

For this week's "City Focus" we head to Hong Kong, where the city will be celebrating its PechaKucha Night Vol. 18 on November 30 -- only 2 more until the momentous Vol. 20! For more details and the full list of presenters, visit the official event page.

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