JUNE 04, 2013
PKN Plzeň Fashion
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OCTOBER 05, 2012
From Asphalt to Eden, the City of Plzen Revealed, and Photos from The Hamptons
Presentations Adelaide-based architect Tanya Court took to the stage in Tokyo (at the city's Vol. 95) to talk about an urban renewal project she was recently involved in, part of a government-launched competition. In their presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1), Dana Lukasova and Olina Dankovicova reveal the interests, activities, and willingness of the people in the city where they live, using a very unique visual backdrop. Posters Today's new addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for last night's PKN Moncton Vol. 4 (on the left), and on the right you'll find pictured the poster for PKN New Orleans Vol. 7, which was also held last night. Photos Today we have a photo gallery [Flickr] to share from the recent PKN Hamptons Vol. 1 -- all photos were taken by Michael Pintauro. Calendar The weekend kicks off tonight (October 5) with PKN Osijek Vol. 1, PKN Kosice Vol. 23, and PKN Tulsa Vol. 2. On Saturday there's Bandung's Vol. 15, and then since Monday is a holiday and so we won't be updating, let us mention that day's event, PKN Fresno Vol. 11.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Presentations In this presentation, part of a special PKN event in Miami (Vol. 14) that dealt with sustainability and the environment, Roz Gatewood introduces EnergyGlass, a type of window that can produce heat. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) by Laco Tousek is about social exclusion and spatial segregation, and the social anthropologist's point of view on sharing urban spaces. Who wants to kill the street? Developers, politicians, and architects -- they are the creators of the barriers between people interaction. Using several samples of high valued architecture projects from all over the world, he portrays architecture as a killer of public spaces. Posters There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight one of our recent uploads, in this case the poster you see above for PKN Bogota Vol. 9, happening on October 12. Video The video above was produced by PKN Catania has a "happy birthday" message to PKN Tokyo a few months ago (when we were celebrating our 9th anniversary), and it's fantastic. Calendar Tonight (September 26) we have our PKN Tokyo Vol. 95 at SuperDeluxe, where PK was born, as well as the following events: PKN Glasgow Vol. 10, PKN Skovde Vol. 9, PKN Lille Vol. 1, PKN Coventry Vol. 10, and PKN Providence Vol. 42. Tomorrow is another big night: PKN St. Louis Vol. 10, PKN Leeds Vol. 13, PKN Logrono Vol. 7, PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, PKN Vigo Vol. 1, PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 5, PKN Varberg Vol. 3, PKN Vladimir Vol. 8, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 12, and PKN Hanoi Vol. 5.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Presentations For 2012, the historical city of Guimaraes (Portugal) has become the European Capital of Culture. During this time, the city is full of hope, energy, creativity, and it is also full of brand new 6'40'' narratives to share. Active since October 2011, the PechaKucha Night Guimares experience has had so many stories, and in this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 94), the city's organizers, José Martins and João Rosmaninho, will introduce and chat about the Country, the City, and its PechaKucha Night. Bohdan Bláhovec's presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) is titled "The Vision of Developers and City Municipality," and as a representative of an unnamed developer, he covers the vision of future development in Plzen. In just 6 minutes and 666667 hundreds of seconds he undresses the city and thus exposes its pure beauty. Posters We have two new flyers to share today on the Tumblr blog: PKN Hanoi Vol. 5 (pictured above), happening this Thursday, and PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3, set for November. Photos Tijuana held its very first PKN back in July, and here's a small photo gallery [Flickr] to give you an idea of what that event looked like. No word yet on when Vol. 2 will take place, but it shouldn't be too long before an announcement is made. Calendar There are no events happening tonight, but here's what's in store for tomorrow (September 25): PKN Bowling Green Vol. 1, PKN Birmingham Vol. 6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 6, PKN Lyon Vol. 4, and PKN Nantes Vol. 4.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Presentations In Paula Alasad Asbell's presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), "sound mind" is not a reference to a psychological state, but refers instead to the source of the inspiration for her art: her favorite music and musicians. Tomas Popp uses his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) to take a closer look at what we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects us all. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Portsmouth Vol. 12's "Earth" poster you see above, which continues this year's themed series (the previous two were for "Air" and "Fire"). The other poster is for PKN Louisville Vol. 9. Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN San Sebastian Vol. 10 (also known as PKN Donostia). Above, a look at the very happy crowd. Calendar Here's what you can look forward to this weekend, starting with tonight's (September 21) events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, PKN Gisborne Vol. 10, and PKN London Vol. 8, which is part of this week's Lond Design Festival. On Saturday we have PKN Taipei Vol. 21, PKN Tallinn Vol. 5, PKN Hjorring Vol. 1, PKN Geneva Vol. 8, and PKN Lausanne Vol. 10, and then on Sunday it's PKN Kyoto Vol. 8.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Improving Our City Streets, a Czech Animation Project, and a Report from Sacramento
Presentations Barry Wilson is a landscape architect, and in his presentation (from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he hopes to show how we can work to make our city streets function in a better and more efficient way. Animánie is an innovative project with the goal of spreading the possibilities of animation to the general public. As you'll find out in this presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1), it promotes artistic expression by children and youth in the field of animation. Posters On the Tumblr blog today is the poster for this month's special London Design Festival edition of that city's PechaKucha Night series, taking place on September 21 at the Designjunction venue (The Sorting Office 21-31 New Oxford Street). The event has a fantastic lineup, including Lee Broom, Ben Rousseau, William Hall, Anthony Burrill, Moritz Waldermeyer, Amos Merchant, Jason Bruges, Giles Miller, Joe Doucet, and Andrew Stafford. Event Report Here's a report from PKN Sacramento organizer Claire Obenson on the city's recent Vol. 18:
Held for the first time at the amazing Hot Italian Restaurant, it featured several presenters: John Krempel and his stunning art; self-possessed College students, Olivia, Rachel and Kelsey who showed photography and art; Robina Conway and her awesome wall paintings; Scott Vaughn with his bamboo tatooed leg and his fishing exploits; Entertaining architect, Dennis Dong and PK Night Poster Designer extraordinaire, Julie Vatuone, who presented work from her new business - Dirty up the Dress - with her business partner, Sonia Hidalgo. Sonia in her first jaunt as an MC was sparkling with her off-the-cuff kind remarks about the presenters and her ad-libbed presentation. It was simply awesome! Sonia will also be MCing Pecha Kucha Night Vol 19 during Sacramento's first ever Architecture Festival - stay tuned!
Calendar Tonight (September 11) we have PKN Toronto Vol. 17, with tomorrow night featuring the following four events: PKN Cleveland Vol. 16, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 5, PKN Bozeman Vol. 4, and PKN Stockholm Vol. 35.
SEPTEMBER 07, 2012
Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Brisbane Vol. 27), illustrator and designer Jo Fallon talks about how her English and Japanese backgrounds have influenced her work, by sharing some of her illustrations and experiences. She also explains why it's important to choose your business card designs carefully. Matěj Al-Ali and Tomáš Moravec have together formed a creative studio in Prague called MeetFactory, and as you'll learn from their presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1), it has become a platform for opinions, workshops, and a place for ordinary meetings as well. Posters We end the week with three new posters on the Tumblr blog that are all for Vol. 10s, from the cities of Donostia (or San Sebastian, pictured above), St. Louis, and Gisborne. Powered by PechaKucha A special "Powered by PechaKucha" event is happening tonight (Friday, September 7, from 20:20) here in Tokyo at La Paz Loft (2-22-2 Jingumae, Fiction Bldg. 2F), produced by PKN Tel Aviv. The event is part of the month-long TEDER TEL AVIV-TOKYO 2012, for which PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran is currently in town. The event will feature presentations by a mix of Tel Aviv and Tokyo creators, as well as a presentation by PK co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Calendar Here's what to expect over the weekend on the PKN front: PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 4 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6 tonight (September 7), PKN Taichung Vol. 1 on Saturday, with PKN Heraklion Vol. 3 and PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 7 on Sunday.
SEPTEMBER 04, 2012
Presentations Clay Bennett is a political cartoonist who left Alabama for Massachusetts, only to find himself returning to his Southern roots by way of a move to Tennessee, and more specifically, Chattanooga. He tells his story in his presentation (from PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10), highlighting each part with with a selection of his cartoons. Eva Štybrava is the founder of a group of painters called the Saint Thomas Five. Her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) offers up a selection of their works, as well as revealing their process. Posters We have three new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the one you see above, for this month's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. You'll also find the posters for PKN Wellington Vol. 15 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6. Photos and event news Here's a photo gallery [Facebook] for the recent PKN Moscow Vol. 21 -- above, a few shots that give a peek at what the event, held outdoors, looked like. Next week (on September 13), PKN Amsterdam will be hosting a special event at the Stedelijk Museum, under the canopy of the new building, as pictured below. You'll find more details, as well as the full list of presenters with links, on the official event page. Calendar Here's what you'll find on the agenda for tonight (September 4): PKN Chicago Vol. 23, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, and PKN Cap Town Vol. 20. Tomorrow, we have PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5.
MAY 31, 2012
Presentations The cute -- kawaii -- culture that was perfected in Japan has now proliferated on a global scale. Why? This modernist graphic designer (aka Craig Yamashita) laments the reasons (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92). Artyom Ukropov is an architect at Megabudka Bureau, and in this presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 18) he shares his utopian plans -- all based on real data and statistics -- on how to solve all of the problems of modern Russia. His solution involves moving all of the population to the territory that surrounds the Moscow region. Posters Today's new crop of posters on our Tumblr blog includes PKN Tallinn Vol. 4 (which happens tomorrow night), PKN Bangor Vol. 5 (also happening tomorrow night), PKN Plzen Vol. 1 (happening tonight), and PKN Xalapa Vol. 10 (happening tonight, and pictured above). Photos The photos we have to share today are all pictured above, and were taken last night at PKN Tokyo Vol. 92 by our resident photographer, Michael Holmes. These are traditional shots we always take and include (from top) the big group shot, the presenters group shot, and the "PechaKucha Mix" participants. Calendar On the final day of May, you'll be able to attend the following events: PKN Plzen Vol. 1, PKN Seattle Vol. 36, PKN Ulladulla Vol. 3, and PKN Xalapa Vol. 10. Tomorrow (June 1), this is what your Friday night could include: PKN Bucharest Vol. 9, PKN Tallinn Vol. 4, PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 4, PKN Kumamoto Vol. 3, and PKN Bangor Vol. 5.