JUNE 23, 2013
14 июня прошла очередная встреча Pecha Kucha Night. В этот раз темой встречи «Память. Время. Фотография». Открыл встречу Тимофей Евграшин, представитель фонда PechaKucha в Киеве. Так как к нам постоянно присоединяются новые участники, которые впервые узнали о формате, Тимофей специально для них поделился рассказом о формате, о проекте и о том, что мы делаем в Киеве и почему. Далее мы перешли к самим рассказам. Это были семь абсолютно разных рассказов. Кто-то своим рассказом вдохновил, кто-то заставил задуматься, кто-то глубоко затронул душевные струны. В любом случае каждый рассказ подарил незабываемые впечатления. Спасибо всем рассказчикам, кто решил поделиться своими историями. Уже скоро можно будет увидеть слайдкасты этих выступлений на нашем сайте, а сегодня — фотоотчет, как же это происходило. За приятную и камерную атмосферу мы благодарим нашего партнера — Музей Сновидений. И как всегда, каждый рассказчик получил в подарок записную книжку от нашего постоянного партнера Brainshop, что всегда приятно!
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Landscapes in Australia (and Beyond), the Mississippi Goddam Play, and Teaching Kids Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship
Presentations Christian Fletcher is a landscape photographer who photographs not only the beautiful South West of Australia but is now expanding his portfolio to include the rest of Australia and locations around the world. His presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 5) covers a new photography collaboration, exhibition, and workshop that is coming up in the near future. How did Jonathan Norton get out of writing a 20-page assignment? He promised a 100-page play instead, based on the Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam." Here's the story (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10). As we find out in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 9), Kids-Coins is an educational project -- held inside and outside school -- that teaches children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Sergey Bidenko and Irina Zolotarevych -- co-authors of the "Kids-Coins" projects -- are experienced business coaches who have implemented 37 training and educational programs for adults and youth. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is for Miami's upcoming very special Vol. 20 -- we always love seeing a city reach that number -- which doubles as a pre-Art Basel evening. It happens on December 1, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Photos Mikkeli recently held its very first PKN (and two weeks later, its Vol. 2), and here's the photo gallery [Flickr] to prove it -- you'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Calendar There are no PKNs tonight, but tomorrow night (November 20) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Calgary Vol. 14 and PKN Coquitlam Vol. 8.
OCTOBER 02, 2012
Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95), artist Yuko Hishiyama shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces. Ixchel Lechuga's presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8) is all about why the city center can and should produce agriculture products. She makes her point by highlighting some of the advantages that can be felt by both the countryside and the city. Posters We have two new additions to the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2 and one for PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, pictured above. Below, more details on the Istanbul event.
PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 15 Special Edition will take place at The Building Information Centre (YEM) on October 17th. This PechaKucha Night will be organised within the "Dutch-Turkish Connecting Creativity" program during the opening week of the Istanbul Design Biennale titled "Imperfection." "Oh God! Please Give Me A Makeover!" As all the efforts on urban transformation/regeneration/revitalisation go on, what are we transforming into as citizens? Has new urbanism regenerated the way we are and the way we behave? Are we really getting revitalized? What is the new URBANITAS? Architects, designers and fashion designers from Turkey and the Netherlands will present their cases around the theme of "Urban Transformation."
Photos The photo above is from this photo gallery [Picasa] for last July's PKN Kyiv Vol. 8. Here's also a report on the event (Google translated). Calendar The three events happening tonight are PKN Aalborg Vol. 9, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 19, and PKN Malaga Vol. 3. Tomorrow marks Szczecin's first PKN, along with PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.
AUGUST 15, 2012
The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment and Admiring the Paintings of Mikhail Vrubel
In his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14), Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrated the psychological impact of the architectural environment. As you'll be able to tell after watching this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), Tatiana Tsvelodub is quite passionate about Mikhail Vrubel, an artist of the late 19th century. You'll see his paintings of St. Cyril's Church, St. Vladimir's Cathedral, and St. Sophia.
JULY 25, 2012
Presentations It would be difficult for a dog to give a presentation -- not many of us speak "dog" -- so in comes Lesley Ann Beck who, on behalf of Hamish McPuppy, describes a dog's life. It was recorded at PKN Pittsfield Vol. 1. Dan Voronov is a writer and director, and in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7) he explains how he has developed what he considers to be an improved way of conducting urban hikes. He's behind the "Kyiv Explore Together" project in which, under his guidance every Saturday, a group gets together to cross difficult terrain within Kyiv. Posters After yesterday's poster explosion -- which were also featured in the post -- we just have one new addition to the Tumblr blog today, for PKN Tbilisi Vol. 2 (above), which is happening this Friday. Calendar First, a reminder on what to expect tonight (July 25): PKN Derby Vol. 6, PKN Znojmo Vol. 1, PKN Helena Vol. 2, PKN Tokyo Vol. 94, and PKN Providence Vol. 40. Tomorrow night we have the following four PKNs set to take place: PKN Milwaukee Vol. 11, PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 20, PKN Detroit Vol. 12, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 31.
JUNE 26, 2012
Presentations Tatiana Guryeva's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7) is based on recollections of her childhood. You'll see the Kyiv of the 70s and 80s, or at least how it has remained in her memory, as well as Pechersk, the area where she grew up, and Podol, the area where she currently lives.
Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other... if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found.
Adopting this Terence McKenna quote as his mantra and accidentally stumbling into what he calls "Thought Structure" through his art, blakeArt® (aka Matt Blake), with all his might and good intent, attempts to do just that: find a way for All. We are all "One" in the "Same," and he expands on that idea in this presentation (from PKN Chicago Vol. 18). Posters New on the Tumblr blog today are posters for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 3 (pictured above), PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 5, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 19. We've also added a few posters and flyers from PKN Buenos Aires that we hadn't come across in the past, including the flyer you see above, for the city's Vol. 21. PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 happens tonight. Photos and video We have a few photo galleries to share today, including from the recent PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which is what you see above. After the link, you'll also find a great video round-up from the event -- we sure love that "20th Century Fox" intro done PK-style.
Calendar Tonight (June 26) your PKN satisfaction will come from the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and the previously mentioned PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Tomorrow, on top of PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, you'll find PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39.
JUNE 21, 2012
Presentations By day, Monique Bouchard is a graphic designer and communications director who lives in Bangor's Old Town with her husband and son, but on weekends -- as she reveals in this presentation (from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 4) -- she travels back in time where she is... Aneleda Falconbridge, Bard of Kings. In Vladimir Geiko's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), he covers the injection of revolutionary ideas in the architectural appearance of Kyiv, and introduces us to the most advanced building technologies. Posters New on our Tumblr blog today is the poster for tonight's PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10 (pictured above), as well as a poster for Saturday's PKN Katowice Vol. 8. Below, a look at the poster for the upcoming PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, it's a big night of PKNs (June 21) -- Thursday does seem to be the most popular day for PKNs -- and here are the 9 events taking place: PKN Hilversum Vol. 2, PKN Norwich Vol. 4, PKN Raleigh Vol. 11, PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 12, PKN Bemidji Vol. 13, PKN Vancouver Vol. 22, PKN Rotherham Vol. 1, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10, and PKN Bilbao Vol. 12. Tomorrow, look for these events: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Sendai Vol. 2, PKN Miami Vol. 16, PKN Gisborne Vol. 9, and PKN Seattle Vol. 37.
JUNE 11, 2012
Presentations Daniel Muñóz is a character animator, and in this presentation from PKN Miami Vol. 14 he explains the main principles and techniques required to produce animation work that manages to suck viewers in. Oleg Zhary is a photographer who lives and works in Kyiv, and in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), he gives us all a stunning photographic tour of the capital of Ukraine through its iconic objects. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster above, for the upcoming PKN San Diego Vol. 15. Here's more from PKN San Diego organizer Leslee Schaffer on the poster, as well as the event itself:
We are holding #15 at a venue in which we are hosting an exhibit for the next two weeks, called Orchids, Onions & Opportunities, an offshoot of our Orchids & Onions program. The exhibit strives to accomplish a lot of things; mostly, true to the mission of SDAF (and why PKN is such a great fit for SDAF) to raise awareness and encourage practical discourse about matters relative to our build environment. It’s focus is on San Diego’s civic spaces, and lack thereof. We usually don’t theme our PKNs, having found that an organically curated event keeps things interesting and works quite well for us. This time, because of the exhibit, and other complementary events we decided to offer Making the Case for Public Space as a theme, and keep it interesting by presenting a range of perspectives on the matter. As fro the event flyer, we are blessed with the support of someone we believe to be one of the most inspired artists/designers ever here in San Diego. Her name is Terri Beth Mitchell. You have already posted a couple of her PKN SD flyers on your site, and we thought this one deserved special attention.
Calendar Here's what you can look forward to in terms of PechaKucha action tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 12): PKN Aalborg Vol. 8, PKN Toledo Vol. 2, PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, and PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 2.
MAY 24, 2012
Winemaking 101, Minimalism in Poster Design, and the PechaKucha Milan Experience
Presentations As we've covered multiple times on the blog, PechaKucha was in Milan last month for the Milano Salone (Milan Design Week), with a series of four PechaKucha events held at Heineken's temporary club space, designed by up-and-coming creators who were selected through a series of PechaKucha events in four cities. In this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 91), Jean Snow gives you a taste of what the events were like, and slips in a few design week-related slides as well. So you think you know about wine? Sommelier Fabien Jacob definitely knows a thing or two about the process of making wine, and in this presentation (from PKN San Antonio Vol. 5), he shows you what that process looks like. He also ends up explaining the types of grapes used, and famous winemaking regions. Posters Today we've added three beautiful posters from previous PKNs in Kosice (Vol. 15-17) to our Tumblr blog. We really love the minimalism of the Vol. 16 poster (above) -- certainly not what you tend to see from an event poster. Photos We have a few more photo galleries from the archives to share today. Above, cheers from an attendee at PKN San Juan Vol. 5, and then a relaxed audience taking in the outdoor PKN Warsaw Vol. 8.
- PKN San Juan Vol. 5 [Flickr]
- PKN Kyiv Vol. 3 [Website Gallery]
- PKN Warsaw Vol. 8 [Flickr]
- PKN Kelowna Vol. 1 [Flickr]
Calendar As you saw yesterday, it's a busy week for PKNs -- and it's been a great month, with well over 80 events on the calendar -- and we've got lots more coming tomorrow (May 24): PKN Lucerne Vol. 4, PKN Koszalin Vol. 9, PKN Coruna Vol. 6, PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, and PKN Curitiba Vol. 2. For the weekend, you can look forward to PKN Dubai Vol. 11 and PKN Cancun Vol. 3 on Saturday, and then PKN Coventry Vol. 9 and PKN Nagano Vol. 20 on Sunday.
MARCH 16, 2012
Kyiv took part in the Global Cities Week with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 7, and you'll find a few photos from the event as well as a report in this blog post (here's a Google Translate version of it). You'll also find the list of presenters on the event page. Here are a few words from organizer Timofey Yevgrashyn:
So far it was almost the biggest number of people who attended our events, and it was definitely because of the "city" topic -- there are so many people who like their city and want to know more about it and of course about PechaKucha ;-) We got 10 interesting speakers who were passionate about their topics and helped us see the history, architecture, learn about our subway, tourism and, of course, about people who live in our city.