SAN DIEGO Posts
MARCH 06, 2013
San Diego's Vol. 17 was one of 10 PechaKucha events to coincide with PechaKucha's 10 year anniversary this past February 20th. Urbanist has a short write-up of that event, here's a snippet of what they had to say:
The evening [was] emceed by Grant Barrett, co-host and co-producer of NPR’s nationally syndicated radio program A Way With Words, and features speakers such as Peter McConnell of 3rdSpace, speaking about San Diego Unseen, a new book of SD photos by San Diegans; Barbarella Fokos, perhaps best known for her weekly column in The Reader, who has revealed that her presentation is titled “Happy Endings: A Dominatrix’s Guide to Business Relations”; Samantha Ollinger, the executive director of Bike San Diego, which aims to “promote a world-class biking infrastructure” by encouraging everyday riding; artist Joshua Krause, who recently exhibited at Parachute Factory and Subtext – as well as other equally talented and diverse presenters.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
JUNE 19, 2012
Presentations The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1) pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. Irakli Eristavi and Pavol Šilla are members of zerozero, one of the most progressive architect studios in Slovakia, and in this presentation (in Slovak, from PKN Kosice Vol. 1) they highlight some of their work. Posters We have one new poster on the Tumblr blog today, for the upcoming PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Pictured above is a poster we uploaded a few days ago for PKN Warsaw Vol. 11, designed by Gosia Herba, who was a presenter at the city's Vol. 10. We shared the poster for last night's PKN San Diego Vol. 15 a while back, but here's a look at one of the intro slides used for the event, that follows the "heart" them. Photos and links The photo above is from the recent PKN Fort Lauderdale Vol. 1, and there's more to see in this Flickr photoset. Organizer Marta Viciedo has also sent us a few press links, with her series getting coverage in both the Sun Sentinel and the Examiner. With the PKN series in Bangkok about to relaunch, here's an interview with that city's new organizer, Scott Coates. The first event of the relaunch, Vol. 5, is set for July 9. Calendar Tonight's (June 20) events are made up of PKN Risor Vol. 2, PKN Glasgow Vol. 8, and PKN Brighton Vol. 15. Tomorrow it's a huge night for PKNs, with 9 events on tap: PKN Hilversum Vol. 2, PKN Norwich Vol. 4, PKN Raleigh Vol. 11, PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 12, PKN Bemidji Vol. 13, PKN Vancouver Vol. 22, PKN Rotherham Vol. 1, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10, and PKN Bilbao Vol. 12.
JUNE 11, 2012
Presentations Daniel Muñóz is a character animator, and in this presentation from PKN Miami Vol. 14 he explains the main principles and techniques required to produce animation work that manages to suck viewers in. Oleg Zhary is a photographer who lives and works in Kyiv, and in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), he gives us all a stunning photographic tour of the capital of Ukraine through its iconic objects. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster above, for the upcoming PKN San Diego Vol. 15. Here's more from PKN San Diego organizer Leslee Schaffer on the poster, as well as the event itself:
We are holding #15 at a venue in which we are hosting an exhibit for the next two weeks, called Orchids, Onions & Opportunities, an offshoot of our Orchids & Onions program. The exhibit strives to accomplish a lot of things; mostly, true to the mission of SDAF (and why PKN is such a great fit for SDAF) to raise awareness and encourage practical discourse about matters relative to our build environment. It’s focus is on San Diego’s civic spaces, and lack thereof. We usually don’t theme our PKNs, having found that an organically curated event keeps things interesting and works quite well for us. This time, because of the exhibit, and other complementary events we decided to offer Making the Case for Public Space as a theme, and keep it interesting by presenting a range of perspectives on the matter. As fro the event flyer, we are blessed with the support of someone we believe to be one of the most inspired artists/designers ever here in San Diego. Her name is Terri Beth Mitchell. You have already posted a couple of her PKN SD flyers on your site, and we thought this one deserved special attention.
Calendar Here's what you can look forward to in terms of PechaKucha action tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 12): PKN Aalborg Vol. 8, PKN Toledo Vol. 2, PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, and PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 2.
MAY 16, 2012
From Street Art to Hitchhiking, with a Bit of Birch Sap Drinking in Gothenburg
Here's our look at what's happening today in PechaKucha. Presentations We've got two new presentations on the site, one from Curitiba and one from St. Louis. In "The Street Is Alive" (in Portuguese), Jorge Galvao shares his graffiti work, and talks about his passion for street art, and then in "Hitchhiking for Sanity," Myles Dickason shares some of his hitchhiking adventures. Photos Here are today's event photos to take in, coming from a few of our PKN cities. Above, the scene at Providence's PKN Vol. 35, which was held back in February.
- PKN Kiruna Vol. 2 [Facebook]
- PKN Providence Vol. 35, as well as some older editons (Vol. 23, Vol. 24, Vol. 28) [Facebook]
- PKN San Diego Vol. 14 [Flickr]
- PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 [Facebook]
The photo above is from the recent PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 (see the full Facebook gallery, all photos by Nettan Kock), and below is a report from that city's organizer, Jesper Larsson. You can also find all Gothenburg presentations (in Swedish) on its YouTube channel.
On April 24th, we arranged our Vol. 31 of PechaKucha Gothenburg with a great turnout! Annelie Hulthén used mobile photos to show some of the backsides of the life of a politician. Our new city architect showed aerial photos of Gothenburg to show how much space is wasted on cars instead of human beings. Peter Korn told us about digging and how to plant exotic plants on stony Swedish hillsides. Sushi chef José Seruda spoke about "omakase" and his idea of Scandinavian sushi using locally produced fish and seafood. Siv Burell talked about the language Esperanto which celebrates 125 years this year. Klara Hansson spoke about perma culture and what's edible within the city centre. Jeanette Fagerström told the story that led up to her opening a sewing machine café in Gothenburg (similar to an internet café but with sewing machines instead of computers). Helena Andersson, Sebastian Popescu & Evelina Valtersson finished of the evening with a presentation about their project "Bostadsrotation" (residential rotation) where people change housing and routines with another person for a couple of days. In the break, Klara Hansson and her friends served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants such as Garlic-mustard, Celandine, Common wood sorrel, Dandelion, Sorrel, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, Rowan Leaf, Ground elder and last but not least Lovage. They also served fresh natural birch sap. In this walkthrough video during the beer break, organizer Jesper Larsson tries out the birch sap and talks to former presenter Sebastian Näslund about it. We totally forgot to celebrate it, but the last presentation of the evening was actually #300 since we started!
Links Looking for some interesting PechaKucha-related articles? We've got you covered. The photo above shows the team behind the soon-to-launch PKN series in Muscat (the organizer, Sara Fida, is second from right).
- Some PKN Muscat coverage in the form of "Creative Connections" [The Week]
- "Speakers' series a hot ticket among young Vancouverites" [Metro Vancouver]
- "PechaKucha Night is back, bringing artists of all types together for creative conversation" [Denver Westworld]
Calendar Tonight (May 16), it's PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 6, and tomorrow night (May 17) you can look to these three events: PKN Hanoi Vol. 4, PKN For a peek at what's coming later this month, you can always check our calendar.
MARCH 12, 2012
Here's a look at two fantastic posters from the PechaKucha Night series in San Diego that we never got to share. We agree, a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation is indeed "6:40 of goodness." Above, the poster for last month's PKN San Diego Vol. 14, while below is the poster for last July's PKN San Diego Vol. 12 -- and if you missed the one for Vol. 13, here it is.
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MAY 20, 2010
Last month's PechaKucha Night in San Diego Vol. 7 was again held at the Whistle Stop bar, and here's a look at a few photos taken from the cozy venue -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset. Note that Vol. 8 is scheduled to happen on July 20 -- and in case you haven't noticed, yes, every single PKN in San Diego happens on the 20th, a number we here at PK central are rather fond of using.More...
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Here's a look at few photos from San Diego's "PechaKucha for Haiti" event on Saturday, with more to see in this Flickr photoset. Let us also remind everyone that you can still make donations to the reconstruction efforts on the PechaKucha website, and if you do it directly from a city page, the amount that city has raised will be reflected there as well.More...