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PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1 Presentations Nathan Devine is a graphic designer, and in his presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1) he talks about "Retrash," an international collective that is rethinking waste. According to Nathan, by being passionate about turning waste into something useful, we can reduce landfills. Metto il pensiero in lavatrice (Put Your Thoughts in the Washing Machine) is Valentina Di Fatta's second book, and in it she gives advice on how to wash away "dirty thoughts" and how to chose the best "washing program," depending on the season. Her presentation (in Italian) is from PKN Pisa Vol. 1. PKN Vladimir Vol. 6 Posters There are two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Vladimir Vol. 6 (pictured above) and one for PKN Geneva Vol. 7, both happening tommorrow night. Intervene Event info St. Albert will soon be hosting its very first PKN, and here's a piece from the St. Albert Leader on what to expect from the launch. Also, PKN Leeds organizer Stuart Hide is producing a one-off PK event in London as part of the "IntervenE" exhibition on July 16, and he sends us the following details on the event (and that's the poster for the event that you see above).

PKN Leeds has come together once again with Interior Educators (IE) to hold an independent Pechakucha event at their forth annual IE Free Range graduate show entitled ‘IntervenE’ to be held at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London on Monday 16th July. The IE Free range IntervenE show is the largest national exhibition to view the best work from 2011 graduates from leading undergraduate courses in Interior Architecture and Interior Design within the UK. This year will see over 450 graduates exhibiting at the show from across 28 institutes. In celebration of the students achievements, IE are putting on a number of special events over the course of the show. The launch of the show on Thursday 14th July (6-10pm) will no doubt be a momentous occasion with the initial opportunity to view the show accompanied with beverages and music. Friday 13th (10am-4pm) will see the celebrations continue with a specialist school and college day, where a numerous graduates will be will be at hand to discuss their work and courses they have been studying on. Over the Saturday, Sunday and the Monday the exhibition will continue for all to enjoy. On Monday afternoon, 16th July will see a number of high profile judges reviewing all the work of the graduates in readiness for the prize giving in the evening at the PechaKucha event. On the evening, kicking off at 7pm and acting as a book end to the show and a crescendo to the whole event, PKN Leeds in association with IE have organised a specialist PechaKucha Night around the theme of ‘IntervenE’. This is billed as the largest interiors based pechakucha held this year. With some of the leading UK practioners, academics and thinkers the discipline has to offer. The event is free to all so please join us for an evening of thinking and drinking!

Calendar Today, here at the Tokyo mothership, we prepare for our Vol. 93, and you can also look forward to the following two events: PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday of events with a lot of 7s: PKN Mallorca Vol. 1, PKN Bordeaux Vol. 7, PKN Genève Vol. 7, PKN London Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 6.

PKE in Leeds There's a special PechaKucha event set to happen in Leeds on July 18, although it will still part of the city's regular PechaKucha Night series (Vol. 11) -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Below, more details from PKN Leeds organizer Stuart Hide.

PKN Leeds has come together with Interior Educators (IE) to hold an independent Pechakucha event their third annual IE Free Range graduate show entitled ‘Re-Imagine’ to be held at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London on Monday 18th July. The IE Free range Re-Imagine show is the largest exhibition to view the best work from 2011 graduates from leading undergraduate courses in Interior Architecture and Interior Design within the UK. This year will see over 300 graduates exhibiting at the show. In celebration of the students achievements, IE are putting on a number of special events over the course of the show. The launch of the show on Thursday 14th July (6-10pm) will no doubt be a momentous occasion with the initial opportunity to view the show accompanied with beverages and music. Friday 15th (10am-5pm) will see the celebrations continue with a specialist publishers day, where a number of publishers will be providing book presentations, launches as well as stalls around the subject area of ‘Interiors’. Over the Saturday, Sunday and the Monday the exhibition will continue for all to enjoy. On the evening of Monday 18th July (7-10pm) acting as a book end to the show and as the crescendo to the whole event, PKN Leeds in association with IE have organised a specialist PechaKucha Night around the theme of ‘Re-Imagined Spaces’. This is billed as the largest interiors based PechaKucha held this year. With some of the leading UK practioners, academics and thinkers the discipline has to offer. The event is free to all so please join us for an evening of thinking and drinking within a re-imagined space!

Poster for PKN Leeds Vol. 9 PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 9 is happening this very night (March 24) at the Leeds Metropolitan University Student Union Bar. The presenters and their topics are listed on the poster above, but you'll also find a few links on the official event page.

PKN Leeds Vol. 8

Here are a few photos and a report on the recent PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 8, courtesy of organizer Stuart Hide. As Stuart mentions, PKN Leeds Vol. 9 is already scheduled for March 24, and presenters are listed on the official event page.

A delightful array of creative presentations from across the arts hit the city of Leeds on the 20th January 2011. Presentations were delivered by a wealth of speakers ranging from adventurer Ian Hide to Performing Artist Oliver Bray. The audience of over 120 guests continued to applaud throughout the evening's entertainment. A big thank you to Andrew Herbert and Inge Weber for stepping in last minute to present -- their performances where a pleasure to watch.

PechaKucha Leeds are highly excited for their next event on 24 March 2011, with already 7 speakers signed up to present! City organizers Stuart Hide and Peter Dixon would like to thank the city of Leeds for their continued support towards this unique event which they are both honoured to be part of. Thank you Klein Dytham architecture and thank you Leeds! PechaKucha!!

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Poster for PKN Leeds Vol. 8

Poster for PKN Leeds Vol. 8

The first PechaKucha Night in Leeds (Vol. 8) for 2011 will happen just over a week from now -- on January 20 -- at the Leeds Metropolitan University Student Union Bar. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page.

Poster for PKN Leeds Vol. 6

The next PechaKucha Night in Leeds (Vol. 6) is just a couple of days away, happening this Thursday (October 28) at the Leeds Metropolitan University Student Union Bar. You'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page.

The Future: Thinking About Design

Over the past couple of months we had to take a hiatus from uploading new presentations to the PechaKucha website, but now we're back. We kick things off with design researcher Katie Hill's "The Future: Thinking About Design," presented earlier this year at PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 5.

Rommi Smith

PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 5 happens tomorrow night (May 19), and so let's take a look at a presentation from a previous edition, in this case Vol. 3. Here's Rommi Smith with a poem for Haiti -- "Haitians will rise, rebuild, and live again!"

Toby Hyam

Today we take a look at another presentation from PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 3, this time with Toby Hyam -- managing director of Creative Space Management -- talking about his "condition" and the way you look at things.

Simon Wallis

Simon Wallis

Today's presentation comes to us from PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 3, with The Hepworth Wakefied director Simon Wallis talking about the new art gallery, located in Yorkshire.

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