NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Presentations Another fantastic kids presentation from Derby (Vol. 5), this time with Freya talking about her dog Alfie, a retired racing greyhound. If this doesn't convince you that adopting a retired racing dog is a good idea, we don't know what will. Can you move to the Shakespeare beat? Ben Spiller will make sure that you do in his presentation (from PKN Derby Vol. 6), before introducing you to the Shakespeare workout. Some presentations see a person sharing their work, and some see the presenter sharing what inspires him or her. Here (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Richard Britell does the latter, sharing finds from Pinterest. This presentation (in French, from PKN Lyon Vol. 4) is about Alles Gut, a graphic design studio founded by Antoine Eckart and Francis Josserand. The idea was born from the desire of putting together their skills and their vision of design combining esthetic and function. They act in the field of print (ID, posters, editing), web design, and illustration. And with these four presentations we hit a new milestone today, reaching 600 online presentations -- or make that two, since our city count has just hit 580. Events We announced it a couple of weeks ago, but here's a reminder that here in Tokyo, PechaKucha is teaming up with ArchiAid for a very special event next week (Thursday, November 22) at SuperDeluxe in Roppongi. This PechaKucha event will be jam-packed with an inspirational lineup of architects -- including SANAA and Atelier Bow-Wow -- who will present their ArchiAid-supported projects in Tohoku (northern Japan, the area most affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami), using the 20x20 format you know and love. You'll find more event details and the full lineup of presenters on our Facebook event page and Inspire Japan site. Participants will also contribute books to be auctioned during the break, to raise funds. You can also support ArchiAid initiatives through the PechaKucha website -- click on the big blue "A+" logo. Photos Tallinn had its Vol. 6 earlier this week, but here's a photo gallery [Flickr] from the city's Vol. 5, held back in September. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page. Calendar After a busy week, it's a relatively quiet weekend, with two events scheduled for tonight (Friday, November 16) -- PKN Aalen Vol. 12 and PKN Hamptons Vol. 2 -- and then PKN Johannesburg Vol. 8 happening on Saturday.
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Presentations Edit Vizer has recently finished her education at the art-technology faculty at Aalborg University, and here (at PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) she talks about her newest project, FARM, an art & tech playground project where she invites everyone to join workshops. Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 2) he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16). Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are the posters for tonight's PKN Tallinn Vol. 6 (pictured above) and for this past Saturday's PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUs9I_tBWI Video Pordenone has a few PKNs under its belt, and here's a video showing what the PKN experience is like in that city. Calendar Here are tonight's (November 14) six PKNs: PKN Birmingham Vol. 7, PKN Okayama Vol. 15, PKN Amsterdam Vol. 23, PKN Mikkeli Vol. 2, PKN Tallinn Vol. 6, and PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 1. Tomorrow is even bigger: PKN Leeds Vol. 15, PKN Groningen Vol. 19, PKN Detroit Vol. 13, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 4, PKN St. Albert Vol. 2, PKN Kiruna Vol. 4, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 13, and PKN Moscow (Idaho) Vol. 3.
MAY 31, 2012
A Modernist Graphic Designer on Kawaii, Utopian Plans for Moscow, and Last Night in Tokyo
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.
APRIL 23, 2012
In this presentation, Liisa Pakosta welcomes everyone to Tallinn and especially to the Fish House (Kalamaja) area, known for its wooden architecture and special atmosphere. When old houses meet new ones with high building standards, it raises many questions about the value of living, space, transport, etc. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tallinn Vol. 3, part of Global Cities Week.
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Tallinn is taking part in our Global Cities Week, with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 happening on February 22 at Telliskivi Loomelinnak. As organizer Raul Vibo tells us, that week also sees the Estonian Republic's anniversary, so it will be a double celebration! You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.