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NEXT EVENT VOL 12

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions. Speaker Boxing returns to a pack some fun punches. 

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. The event is the official launch to Culture Days in Markham and a celebration for Markham Reads

Culture Days is a non-profit organization that raises the awareness, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. 

Markham Reads is an annual celebration that gets everyone in Markham reading (and discussing!) the same book. Pick up your copy (announced September 6th) and join us for some amazing workshops and events throughout October. 

Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously!

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling! 

Refreshments provided by local fine food stores and restaurants.  

 

Supporting Sponsors:

Bansal & Giga - Chartered Professional Accountants

Jerome Chan - Unionville Family Chiropractic

 

Community Partners: 

Design by mad Studios

Photography by Louis Li Photography

Communications support by Business & Office Centro

Live music presented by Creativity through Arts youth council.

Speaker Boxing presented by Speakerbox 

For more information and to see past presentations, visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/markham 

PechaKucha is devised, supported and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

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Featured Presentation

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Diane Huang

Student, Unionville HS in Markham

Pursuing Happiness

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2015
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 6

Diane Huang talks about how academics and formal education is not everything in life. To be happy, we must be brave and  pursue our passions.

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

BY RONNIE CLARKE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

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The Cost of Wearing Art

BY KOVEN WEI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Koven Wei is an apparel designer and entrepreneur who runs a brand called Toronto Boarding Club. He questions what defines art and how it is intertwined in street wear and culture.   

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Placemaking with People!

BY MOJGAN RASOULI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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An Unexpected Solution to Social Inequalities

BY JASON LOCK
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jason Lock regularly speaks on issues related to faith, culture, and identity.  He asks us to consider unexpected solutions to balance very real social inequalities

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My Favorite Bs

BY GILLIAN LEITCH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

A true believer in the magic of bees, Gillian Leitch seeks the hidden truths in their messages and the connective power they humbly offer the planet. 

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The Thank U Guy

BY BLAKE FLEISCHACKER
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Blake Fleishacker has built a career spreading good vibes to kids, campuses and companies. When was the last time you received a phone call from a client, colleague or co-worker just to say thank you? He wants that to change.

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Embracing the SIlly: Why You Should Clown Around

BY ASHLEY VAN EYSINGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Ashley Van Eysinga is a theatre educator and outreach-er. Her talk encourages everyone to find their inner clown and get silly. 

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I didn't teach in the DPRK. It taught me.

BY WILL GOURLEY
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Former entrepreneur and radio newsman, now teacher, Will Gourley blogs about Modern Learning and classroom life. His presentation shares his experiences, images and stories from the classroom, DMZ and everywhere in between from his trip to the DPRK.

 

MARKHAM Blog

400 Seconds of Art


“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas”
In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ange Friesen

    At heart: a wonderer. I believe in love, books, dreams, and so on. I write things, but not enough of them, so now I'm trying to notice.

  • Cheryl Rego

    I'm curious about the world and how people see it... and can't sit still very long. Which is probably why I love art, media, and to travel. The further the better, the more out of my comfort zone the better. And food, not to cook it, to eat it. And scrabble and dogs too.