http://desmeem.com/ Presentations Doreen Toutikian thinks that design can change the world for the better, and that's what she hopes to achieve with her "Rethinking Design Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration" project -- see her describe it in this presentation from PKN Beirut Vol. 13. Sebastian Alvarez loves animation, and that could help explain how he ended up becoming an animator. He uses this presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14) to describe the main principles behind animation, and shows how all animated forms (2D, CG) can be used to tell stories in original and creative ways. PKN Aalen Vol. 2 Posters We found this Facebook gallery of posters for Aalen's past PKNs, and so have added a few of them (the ones we'd never seen before) to our Tumblr blog -- and that's the one for PKN Aalen Vol. 2 you see pictured above. We've also added the poster for this week's PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 19 -- next up for the city is the momentous Vol. 20! PKN Maribor Vol. 7 Photos Today's photo galleries, as well as an event report. The photo above is from PKN Maribor Vol. 7.

PKN Sacramento organizer Claire Obenson reports on the city's recent Vol. 17:

There were presentations from creative professions across the spectrum, such as a playwright, David Blue Garrison, host of the event, who showed posters of his work; there was Andrea Lepore, the creative director for a well known restaurant, Hot Italian, who showed her plans for a well known strip, called Del Paso Blvd; we had Melissa Magliola who showed off her new company, Compliment Rings, whose proceeds "give back" to the community; Veronica Delgado, the great publicist and Artist Agent showed off her endeavours and volunteering efforts; Famed architect, Owen T. Jones presented images about "inside versus outside" spaces; Dennis Dong, another famed architect and PK Night veteran presenter showed off his anonymous spaces and lastly, Marvin Maldonado presented images from his wife's new boutique, Gypsy Mobile Boutique, Sacramento's first mobile boutique. Overall, this was one of the most interesting PK Nights we have ever held and thanks to all who participated!

Calendar Tonight (May 22) you'll find your PKN action in Montreal (Vol. 22), Dnipropetrovsk (Vol.1), and Dundee (Vol. 3), while tomorrow (May 23) you can look to these events for some PKN satisfaction: PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen's very special Vol. 20.

PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 17

Here's a little peek at last week's PechaKucha Night in Portland, Maine Vol. 17 (photo courtesy of Chief Pixel) -- we should have more to share soon.

Poster for PKN Portland, ME Vol. 15

Portland, Maine is hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 15 tonight (May 19) at the Portland Rines Auditorium. Please note that all proceeds from the event will be donated to our Inspire Japan efforts.

PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 14 As we posted the other day, PechaKucha Night in Portland, Maine Vol. 14 was held this past Thursday, and organizer Jean Maginnis has quickly sent us a couple of photos taken by Robbie Kanner. The crowd shot above shows everyone reacting to a presentation by Katie West of the Levity Institute.

Poster for PKN Portland Maine Vol. 14 Springfield is not the only multiple city that hosts PechaKucha Nights in the US, there's of course also Portland, Maine and Oregon, and the former will host its Vol. 14 this coming Thursday (February 17) at the PORTLAND: SPACE gallery.

Poster for PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 10

PechaKucha Night in Portland, Maine is readying for its Vol. 10, set to take place this coming Thursday (October 8) at the SPACE alternative arts venue.


Above, an interview with Jean Maginnis, talking about her experience in bringing PechaKucha Night to the state of Maine. PKN Rockland Vol. 4 was held earlier this month, and PKN Portland Vol. 10 is set for October 8.

PKN Portland Maine Vol. 9

PechaKucha Night in Portland, Maine was back at the SPACE alternative arts venue last month for its Vol. 9, with a standing-room only attendance. Here's a look at the night that was courtesy of Samuel Cousins -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.