Next Event

14 APR


We are excited to announce the first Pecha Kucha Night Louisville event for 2015. The theme of the event is Food for Thought and we have a great lineup of speakers covering a diverse range of topics on that theme. Whether you are interested in what is going on with the West Louisville FoodPort, the science of flavor, food production, thoughts from amazing local chefs and restaurantuers, there should be something for everyone.

Doors open at 7 pm, presentations begin at 8 pm. The event is free, but we accept donations to help keep the volunteer organized events going. There will be a cash bar at the amazing Tim Faulkner Gallery and Taco Luchador food truck will be on hand.

Thanks to the amazing presenters who are participating in this event, thank you Tim Faulkner Gallery for the use of the amazing space, and thanks also to WFPL News for helping sponsor this event.


Featured Presentation

Billy Davis promotes a plan to build 100 miles of urban mountain bike trails in Louisville, Kentucky. He talks aboutthe  economic and cultural prosperity these trails can bring to the towns of Kentucky.


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

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Jane Anne Franklin talks about the transportation and habitation of a newborn Polar bear of one zoo to another. She took on the role of a mother bear as she learn and took care of this baby polar bear. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 2, 2015.


Astronomical Transits

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Don Spain speaks about the discovery of the Planet Venus and its beautiful eclipse. He also briefly talks about other wonders of the universe. 


Branding and Bipartisan Politics

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Danny Cash teaches us about modern branding and propaganda. He also compares coke and Pepsi rivalry with the Republican and Democratic parties rivalry. 


A Parallel Dimension at the Falls of the Ohio

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Al Gorman tells the story of styrofoam man,  an inanimate object brought to life by photography. The story is about the birth and growth of styrofoam man 



@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Rajeev Bais talks about the death from treatable diseases in third world country due to poverty, class, gender inequality, and religion. He also gets involves with the stories and the lives of the people affected by treatable diseases in poor countries.  


An Obsession with Russia

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Michael Brohm talks about his passion for the culture, history, and people of Russia.  He presents to us photograph of the people in post-Soviet Russia during his travel to Russia.



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.

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