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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!


Featured Presentation


Colin Blake

Creative Director, Flavorman in Louisville

As the creative director of a beverage development company, Colin Blake explores what labels such as "All Natural" really mean, and how things like bugs are "all natural" and very much are used to flavor the foods we eat.


Internationals Impact on Farming and Food in Louisville

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Edgardo Mansilla talks about learning different farming techniques and food cultures from the increasing influx of international immigrants to Louisville through Americana Community Center


Culinary School

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Richard describes his experience in culinary school. He talks about the good and bad reasons people attend, and what to expect when you graduate.


Soy Sauce made in Louisville?

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Matt Jamie describes how he came back to Louisville to start Bourbon Barrel Foods and that something about the city and state is attracting others to come to or return and get involved in the vibrant food scene.


Diners: A Place Where You Can be a Spork

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Ashlee Clark Thompson describes her experience of not quite fitting in growing up and how diners are the places that you can be yourself and fit in.


West Louisville FoodPort

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Stephen Reily describes the West Louisville FoodPort that is being developed on 24 acres of land in the heart of an urban neighborhood. The project is not only being developed to become a major food processing and distribution hub, but to be a catalyst for a disinvested neighborhood in Louisville.


Mindful Eating

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Karter Louis talks about the importance of mindful eating. Mindful eating is when we take our time and savor our food. We should always be in the right mindset when we eat.


The Constructive Invitation

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Rowan Claypool talks about how the city of  Louisville can be transform into an economically competitive city. He focuses on inviting more young people into the internships and jobs of Louisville. 


The Last 200 Years of Louisville's Waterfront

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Peter Byck talks about the history and use of Louisville waterfront and river.  He focuses on how they were able to  make the entire waterfront a green space. 



A Little Polar Bear's Big Journey

“Creating a sense of security and safety for this little bear was absolutely imperative.”
Mammal Curator for the Louisville Zoo Jane Anne Franklin tells the story of a little orphaned polar bear’s journey from Alaska to captivity. In “A Little Polar Bear’s Big Journey” from PKN Louisville Vol. 8, Jane tell us how she was thrust into the role of surrogate mother for this little polar bear, as well as how she’s struggled and triumphed in helping the bear grow.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Patrick Piuma

    Patrick Piuma is the Director of the Urban Design Studio at the University of Louisville and co-founding board member of City Collaborative. Patrick has a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Louisville. He is focused on improving the quality of life and place in Louisville and the surrounding region through the lens of sustainability and the design of the built environment.

  • Cliff Ashburner

    Dad, runner, dirt lawyer.

  • Pat Smith

    Pat Smith is a planner, data consultant, and a Co-Founder of City Collaborative, a nonprofit organization for urban research, outreach, and experimentation. He works as a civic technologist, connecting people, platforms, and programs for social good in Louisville and across Kentucky. Pat serves in a leadership role for Louisville’s Code for America Brigade program, and teaches classes as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville.

  • Claude Stephens

    From Kentucky. Staying. Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design at Bernheim. Founder, Professional Porch Sitters Union. Once studied bryophytes. Urban chicken farmer. Experimenting with play.

  • Jecorey Arthur

    Jecorey "1200" Arthur is a classically trained musician and experimental hip hop artist from Louisville, KY. Prior to obtaining his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Louisville, he had the chance to perform at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX and the Jungfrau Music Festival in Interlaken, Switzerland. Though 1200's music can be considered hip hop, it is also heavily influenced by neo-classicism and fusion. 1200’s unique blend of talent, experience, and poly-stylism also appears in local musical ensembles that include the hip hop band Citizens United and fusion group Monolith. His most recent creative endeavor is the 1200 tour, a mixed ensemble that features DJ Deuce, keyboardist and guitarist Nick B, soprano vocalist Jazmyn Aria, and baritone vocalist Tyler Dippold. In addition, the group's structure is also fluid for live shows. In their performance at Headliners Music Hall in 1200's hometown, the typical five-piece ensemble was joined onstage by a twelve-piece chamber chorus and string quintet. 1200 is also the co-founder of a creative collective known as the United Legion of DOOM, which features musicians, artists, designers, producers, and creative intellectuals from around the globe. 1200 has co-executive-produced albums such as Nick B's Transcendence and Hwang's It Was Only Yesterday. By day, 1200 is a music educator who specializes in percussion pedagogy. His most recent educational endeavor has been with AMPED (Academy of Music Production Education and Development), where he serves as the current Program Director. In September of 2014, 1200 partnered with Teddy Abrams, Director of Music of the Louisville Orchestra. The pair designed and engineered Music Makes A City 2014, an event that showcased six performance acts of various genres. 1200 is currently finishing his master degree in teaching at the University of Louisville.

  • Stephen Kertis

    Stephen began his career at PBS, working as a producer on documentary projects centering on people. His work culminated in being nominated for and winning an Emmy. Following his time in the broadcast world he joined a Nashville based marketing / advertising firm as the director of production working with such clients as DHL America and Dollar General. In 2008, he started Kertis Creative, an answer to our rapidly changing media world. Kertis lives, works and adventures in the south.

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