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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Happy Design

BY SHAMPOO CHANGFU SHIH
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Creative Executive Shampoo Changfu Shih believes that design should be happy, environmentally friendly, and colorful. It should also able to create true value out of innovation and make sustainable development possible. (in Chinese)

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Chinese Characters

BY YONGQING LIU
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Yongqing Liu is a Secretary-General of Shenzhen Graphic Design Association. His amazing design works utilizing Chinese characters and fonts for products and branding is a combination of historical background and his own feelings toward life. Unfortunatley, Yonging Liu was unavailable, and a friend of his presented for him instead. 

 

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Micro Explosion of the Mind

BY BAO BIN
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Art Director Bao Bin talks about how a limited budget and limitless demands from clients require designers to be able to brain storm and respond very quickly. This resulted in what he called the “Micro Explosion of Mind”. Here he will show us his way of triggering this ‘explosion’ through his thinking and design for Society and Landscape project.

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Living Every Moment

BY LONG GANG 
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Long Gang, a CEO/Designer shares with us how writing and design freely during a tea break at work can be very relaxing and inspiring for designers. It can become an outlet for pressure release and an impetus for experiencing the beauty of living every moment. (in Chinese)

 

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The History Of A Name

BY CHINSHUN WANG
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013


The Chinese family name has a very long history and every Chinese family name was an ancient clan totem. Chin Shun Wang walks us through the unique legends that illustrait the wisdom of Chinese ancestors. (In Chinese)

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Unconventional Formwork

BY DANIEL SILVERMAN
IN SHENZHEN

Daniel Silverman is an architect, and in his presentation he shares a few projects that use unconventional materials for the formwork aspect of construction. (in English)

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30 Days of Bookstore Closings

BY JIAN GUO XIONG DI
IN SHENZHEN

Jian Guo Xiong Di is an independent curator, and in his presentation he covers the well-received “30 days of bookstore closings” project he produced last year. Why 30 days? Jian Guo explains that he would like to use this art performance to let people realize that these days so many bookstores are disappearing. (in Chinese)

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Rules Based Design

BY JASON GUO
IN SHENZHEN

Jason Guo is an architect, and in his presentation he hopes to show how parametric modelling can result in unpredictable imagery. It's a topic he calls "Rules Based Design." (in Chinese)

 

SHENZHEN Blog

Unconventional Formwork, What a Creative Director Does, and a Video from Barcelona

Presentations
Daniel Silverman is an architect, and in his presentation (from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he shares a few projects that use unconventional materials for the formwork aspect of construction.

Mad Men are dead. Creative directors do not just get to go to parties nowadays, but as is revealed in this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Barcelona Vol. 14) by Rafa Bonichon, they have to be able to distinguish between what is bullshit and what is a good idea.

Posters
Our last addition to the Tumblr blog before the weekend is the poster you see above, for Sao Paulo's Vol. 11, which is happening tonight. It was illustrated by João Lavieri, who will also be a presenter at the event.

Video
The following video is for a PKN that happened in Barcelona last year (its Vol. 12), but we hadn't seen it yet, and we loved it so much that we played it at our Vol. 95 here in Tokyo this past Wednesday.  

Calendar
Time to take a look at what the weekend has in store, starting with a very busy Friday night: PKN Salzburg Vol. 13, PKN Des Moines Vol. 11, PKN Gainesville Vol. 5, PKN Sao PauloVol. 11, PKN Wellington Vol. 16, PKN Toledo Vol. 3, PKN San Francisco Vol. 52, PKN Delhi Vol. 12, and PKN Geneva Vol. 9. Saturday brings PKN Oulu Vol. 18 and PKN Banja Luka Vol. 6, and then on Sunday we have PKN Plzen Vol. 2.

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About the City's Organizers

  • RIPTIDE Culture & City Creative Collective

    Riptide offers alternative and innovative ways to understand, consider and design our daily living environment. By fusing the creativity of the design studio with the ethos of social mediators, communication facilitators and event organizers, Riptide stands at the crossroads of territory, society, design and art. Riptide proposes solutions to engage the social and cultural aspects of urban development. “RIPTIDE Collective”, was cofounded in 2010 by Gigi Liang and Michael Patte. In 2013, in order to sustain its social and cultural mission, the collective became a limited company, “RIPTIDE Culture & City,” offering expertise in Design, Communication and Event Planning. Collaborating with Riptide means not only developing the creative design potential of your projects, but also participating in their meaningful social and cultural aspects.