11th PKN in Koszalin

11 presentations for the 11th Pecha Kucha Night in Koszalin. Without a doubt, we will continue
Gall Podlaszewski's great job.

It was a pleasure to see the Graal Pub's rooms crammed with so many people. It was better to come there

earlier and take a seat, but for latecomers, there was a transmission on a led display.

We didn't expect that so many people would be interested in this event,
this reminded us our first steps and the crowd of people during our first event in the BWA Pub.
Among the audience and presenters, we noticed a lot of new faces, however,
nothing has changed,
considering a pleasant ambiance full of a friendliness and an encouragement.
Because of it, there was a chance for the youngest (Kuba Janiel and Martyna Szostak)
to do a presentation (first time in the PKN history in Koszalin).
Martyna struggled with a stage fright having told
about her love to drawing and photography. She ened her presentation with a statement:
"It's not enought to have only one passion". Kuba told about his authoric talk-show
and encouraged to watch the celebrity interviews online.

For more than two hours, you could have listened to presentations about travels
(Wojtek Słupczyński, Radosław Bąkowski i Irena Filipiak, Frytarda Dudzik), architectonic
projects (Mariusz Staszewski, Waldemar Waszkiewicz), how to help for homeless animals
(Joanna Przybyło), about the activity of The Political Critique Club (Jacek Wezgraj),
ang about joga (Kinga Chabros).
But first presentation was on-line, made by our pioneer of PKN in Koszalin Gall Podlaszewski.
He told about Indonesia, the place where he moved. We was pinch-hit for by Mateusz Prus in
the role of leading. He was incredible.

Having had so much possitive energy, we are planning new event.
We have just received an invitation to do next PKN in the narrow gauge railway station.
I'm sure we will do it in a speeding train, or we will do one presentasion on every single
station. We have another idea to do PKN in the theatre too.

The presentations on-line soon!



PKN Koszalin Vol. 8 Presentations Before we get to today's presentation, we'd like to highlight and celebrate the fact that this week saw us cross the 400 presentation mark on the site. All of these presentations have been viewed over 1.5 million times, and we also love pointing out that so far, we have been able to share presentations from over 80 cities. A big pat on the back to the amazing Yuki Takai who has been working with organizers on trying to get the most varied collection of presentations as possible. In our first presentation today (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 8), Bartłomiej Zielonka shares the activities of a local knight's company. Following the presentation by Marek Czechowski, now you can see the Teutonic Knights in action! Training their skills regularly, they get together wearing the original knight outfits, revealing that being a real warrior yelding a bow and sword these days is still possible. Armina Mkhitaryan's presentation (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 14) covers some of the latest Microsoft technologies, everything from the Kinect to the innovative projects implemented by the Microsoft Innovation Center in Armenia. PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11 Posters No new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so we take this opportunity to highlight the second poster that was added yesterday, for PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11. The event will happen on July 13 at Green Spaces. PKN Guangzhou Vol. 10 PKN Guangzhou Vol. 10 PKN Guangzhou Vol. 10 Photos Today's gallery [Flickr] comes your way from the recent PKN Guangzhou Vol. 10, and that's what you're seeing above as well. We're not quite sure what's happening in the third photo, but it must have made for an intriguing presentation. Calendar Here's what you'll find on tonight's (July 5) agenda: PKN Semarang Vol. 9, PKN Augsburg Vol. 1, and PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7. For your Friday night plans, you can look to these events: PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 13, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1.

PKN Toronto Vol. 13 Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. PKN Nantes Vol. 3 Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.  

PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above).

Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol.  14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.

PKN Tokyo Vol. 92 Presentations A Bangor native with a passion for weird and creative things, Chris Pierce has been a star "Dungeon Master" -- the person who directs a session of a role-playing game -- at the annual SnowCon Gaming Convention in Orono for the past 4 years. His enthusiasm and love of tabletop gaming is addictive -- and shines through in this presentation from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 4 -- and he’s been known to convince many a "noob" to sit in on a game of Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92), architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. PKN St. Louis Vol. 9 Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for next month's PKN St. Louis Vol. 9 (pictured above) and one for the upcoming PKN Moscow Vol. 19 (it's not listed on the official site yet, but it should be added soon).  http://www.flickr.com/photos/pechakuchanight/sets/72157629994486034/ Photos For the past couple of days we've been sharing coverage of specific events, and so today we catch up on quite a few photosets that we've been adding to our Flickr account. Pictured above, PKN Koszalin Vol. 8.

Calendar Tonight (June 7) sees PKN Eindhoven Vol. 2, PKN Moncton Vol. 5, and PKN Utrecht Vol. 4, while tomorrow night (Friday) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Bahrain Vol. 5 and PKN Cagliari Vol. 3. 

Understanding Dubai Presentations Although they joke that it's a city made up of "buildings and fountains," there is in fact a lot more to Dubai than just those two things, and in this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) by Ahmed and Rashid Bin Shabib, you'll see an amazing city in rapid development. Ahmed and Rashid are also behind Brownbook magazine. We're big fans of Takashi Tsunoda (aka Twelvetone) and his wonderful paper toys, and "PLAY-DECO" (in Japanese, and also from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) will go a long way in showing you why they are so great. PKN Vancouver Vol. 22 Posters We have no new additions to our Tumblr blog today, so instead we share (above) a poster that we uploaded a few days ago, for the upcoming PKN Vancouver Vol. 22 -- tickets just went on sale, and apparently are already sold-out.  PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 Photos and Report Today we have one photo gallery [Picassa] to share, from the recent PKN Koszalin Vol. 9, which as you'll see -- and like we mentioned a week or two ago -- was held in the city's largest venue. Here's a report from PKN Koszalin organizer Gall Podlaszewski on the challenges that using a venue of that size meant for him and his team.

Our weirdest PechaKucha Night is over. Long before it happened, we sensed it wouldn't be easy to attack the biggest venue in town (and in this part of Poland) with our really simple means. During the event, for some security reasons, it turned out to be impossible to turn off the lights. This made it pretty hard for the scattered audience in the enormous open-air theatre to focus on the slides. We were, of course, not thinking that we would touch the record audiences that go to the Tel Aviv events. PKN Koszalin's family accounts for a good 150 people. As always, several presentations were really great, we got good media coverage, and the experience of conquering the amphitheatre was super positive. The next day, unlocking my bike left under the amphitheatre, I was relieved to think: how wonderful it is, this feeling of pechakuching the city...

Calendar First, a reminder of the events happening tonight, this first day of June: PKN Bucharest Vol. 9, PKN Tallinn Vol. 4, PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 3, PKN Kumamoto Vol. 3, and PKN Bangor Vol. 5. It's a quiet weekend, with only one event on tap, but a first, since it's for PKN Kilkenny Vol. 1. And if you want to plan your Monday in advance, take note that Stockholm will be hosting its Vol. 34.

PKN Dayton Presentations Today's two presentations come your way from Koszalin and Dayton. The one from Koszalin is by none other than PKN Koszalin organizer Gall Podlaszewski, and was done as part of our Global Cities Week. So follow Gall as she talks about her city (in Polish), PechaKucha-style. From Dayton, we get beer afficionado Max Spang who in "What the Hell Is Beer?" will go to great lengths to prove just how much he loves beer (and he's not alone). PKN Yerevan Vol. 16 Posters On the poster front today, we've added three new ones, including posters for the upcoming collaboration between PKN Istanbul and PKN Yerevan (which this time, is an invitation-only event -- pictured above is the poster from the Yerevan side), and the poster for tonight's PKN Taos Vol. 6, celebrating "the remarkable women of Taos."  PKN Panjim Vol. 2 PKN Washington Vol. 17 Photos We've started sharing more and more event galleries on our official PechaKucha Night Flickr account -- in the past it was only used for our Tokyo events -- and here are the latest photosets that have been added. Above, a shot from this month's PKN Panjim Vol. 2, followed by a look at PKN Washington Vol. 17.

That Toronto set only has 2 photos, but the accordion player you see pictured is Ben Harvey, and he has performed at both Vol. 14 and Vol. 15. Below is a video of Ben in action (recorded/edited by Circuit Bent Media). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJcjuELUKk8 Calendar It's looking like a great Friday, with 5 PechaKucha Nights in the calendar for tomorrow (May 18): PKN Zurich Vol. 11, PKN Varberg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 4, PKN Lodz Vol. 8, and PKN Hakata Vol. 2.

Let's take a look at what's happening in PechaKucha today. Presentations As we promised yesterday, we continue to share presentations from last Friday's special PechaKucha event at the Magazine Library exhibition. Today you can hear Antonin Gaultier talk about his new digital Tokyo fashion magazine, De Rigueur (available for Kindle), and Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam shares some of the magazine titles that have had a big impact on him. PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 Posters Two new posters today on our Tumblr blog, starting with the one (above) for the upcoming PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 (on May 25). You see a piece of the amazing venue where it will be held in it, and below, a better look. You'll also find the beautifully illustrated poster for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16. PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 It's the Koszalin Amphitheatre, and it can hold 3000 spectators -- that's PKN Tel Aviv territory! PKN Beirut Vol. 8 Events We of course have a few new galleries of event photos to point out, and the photo above is an oldie but goodie, from PKN Beirut Vol. 8 (the most recent event in that city was last week's Vol. 14).

Here we have a report from PKN Nishinomiya organizer Brent Jones on the city's recent PKN Vol. 12:

Friday, April 13 (that's right . . . Friday the 13th) was another raucous night of creativity and fun at CUBE in Nishinomiya. We continue to attract an eclectic mix of presenters, and this beautiful Spring night was no exception. We started the evening by showing Mark Dytham’s PechaKucha Global Events presentation from the PKN website. We explained to the audience that we are locked into our set events (because our venue is a school), but that we try to promote these events as much as we can. Our first live presenter was Teruko Ashida, who introduced her organic fruit farm in Amagasaki and the events she holds there. Peter Sterlacci followed up with a lively introduction to Personal Branding. Shuji Narita came next with a humorous look at common English mistakes made by Japanese, and he was followed by Carmen Tamas and Shawn White swapping musings about the charms of Japan and Romania. Our Beer Break was followed by a PKN formatted workshop on Old School Hip Hop by Warren Decker. Natsuko Shiraishi then introduced her work with groups of indigenous Mangyan on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The audience was then treated to the trials and tribulations of learning how to scull by Richard Miller, and Wes Lang rounded out the night with a poetic look at Unkai, or the sea of clouds that can be viewed from various summits in Japan. We again enlisted the help of several students in introducing the presenters and keeping the evening full of unexpected twists and turns, and are already looking forward to PKN Nishinomiya Volume 13 on July 6th.

Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, tonight (May 15) you can look forward to PKN Helsingborg Vol. 8, and then tomorrow night (May 16) Wagga Wagga will be hosting its PKN Vol. 6.

Bird Watching Ania Konieczna is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. In "Bird Watching," she explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7. The presentation was recorded at PKN Koszalin Vol. 6, and is in Polish.

PKN Koszalin Vol. 8 Koszalin took part in the Global Cities Week with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 8, and here are the photos to prove it. As organizer Gall Podlaszewski tells us, there were "150 people attending with 12 exciting, emotional, a bit controversial or funny presentations." They also took the opportunity to support a very ill local DJ by way of an auction, which was quite successful. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. More...

PKN Koszalin + Global Cities Week

The Global Cities Week event is ramping up -- we're now at close to 60 participating cities -- and the latest addition is Koszalin, with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 happening on February 22 at Browar Kowal. You can check in on the event page later as the list of presenters gets finalized.