ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM Posts
MARCH 28, 2013
The look of this poster (from Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic) may appear a bit grim, but it's not designed without reason. PKN Ústí nad Labem organizer Tomáš Petermann chimes in with an explanation:
...this poster, made for the upcoming PechaKucha Night Ústí nad Labem Vol. 6 displays our theme: 'Polish Blood'. The poster was designed by Dušan Pohanka, with illustration by Patrik Antczak and follows the old Polish folk adage describing the Polish as people with 'dog's blood in their veins'. The presenters will discuss Polish character as well as other national elements.
PechaKucha night Ústí nad Labem Vol. 6 is coming next Tuesday, April 2.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
JANUARY 10, 2013
PKN Posters: Ústí nad Labem Vol. 6
The first PechaKucha Night of the year has not yet hit, but with many on the horizon it would appear that it's raining posters here at HQ. This poster hails from the Czech Republic city Ústí nad Labem and is for their Volume 6 evening coming up on the 22nd of January.
Using these elegant old-timey binoculars, objects will not only appear closer than they are, but we'll also be able to see them in glorious anaglyph 3D!
To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
OCTOBER 25, 2012
Grids and Circles in Our World, Student Life at a Technical University, and Photos from Samara and Toledo
Presentations Fran Ward sees grids and circles in the world around her. As she explains in her presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), she uses those references to make sense of that world and her place in it. In their shared presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), Marek Hudáč and Matyáš Fialka talk about what it's like being a 1st grade architecture student at the Technical University of Liberec, and describe the atmosphere of the school's huge studio. Posters We really love all of the posters and flyers that Guatemala City has produced for tonight's Vol. 2, and pictured above we have yet another great promotional item to share. The rest of today's Tumblr blog additions include posters for PKN Dundee Vol. 4 (below), PKN Dunsborough Vol. 6, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, and PKN Waterville Vol. 9. Photos Samara has had a few events now, but here's a photo gallery [Flickr] that shows off that city's very first PKN -- pictured above, an attentive crowd, and one of that night's presenters. Below, a photo from the recent PKN Toledo Vol. 3, taken by Kathie VanNess. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, the following five events are happening tonight (October 25), but we have one addition (PKN Lausanne Vol. 12): PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9. Friday has the following seven events: PKN Orlando Vol. 7, PKN Bern Vol. 19, PKN Waterville Vol. 9, PKN Koszalin Vol. 10, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, PKN Cagliari Vol. 4, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2.
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Presentations Jozef Rabara shares the striking photographic work he's produced at school. As you'll see in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), he offers up a distinctive view of his family, transsexuality, and the world around him. Grace Wu is a human rights activist who works for Amnesty International, and through her presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14) she shares her journey of working in the human rights field, and shares some of the things she's learned through that work and experience. Posters Since we have so many additions to the Tumblr blog today, we've decided to highlight a few of them in our post, to make sure get to see them. Added today are the following posters: PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 (poster and web flyer), PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, PKN Jakarta Vol. 12, and PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, there's only one event tonight (October 24), PKN Providence Vol. 43, but tomorrow is another big Thursday, with the following: PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Experimenting with Film, Developing Your Acting Skills, and Photos from Tokyo
Presentations Lulu De Panbehchi believes that what is good for her is also good for film. As we discover in this presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), she experiments with different substances' effects in developing her photographs. Torben Jørgensen is an autodidactic actor struggling to apply skills, to make and be part of theatre projects. Listen (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) to his amazing -- and courageous -- story. Posters There are two additions to the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster pictured above, for next month's PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 4. We've also included the poster for the upcoming PKN Vladimir Vol. 9. Photos We finally get to share our photo gallery [Flickr] -- and on Facebook too -- of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, with photos taken as always by Michael Holmes. Above from top, our traditional audience group shot, Nooka's Matthew Waldman presenting, and an attendee enjoying her drink. Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (October 16): PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Poitiers Vol. 3, PKN Hjorring Vol. 2, PKN Sacramento Vol. 19, and PKN Helsingborg Vol. 10. Tomorrow you'll find the following five events: PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2, PKN Dallas Vol. 11, PKN Stockholm Vol. 36, and PKN Miami Vol. 19.
OCTOBER 09, 2012
20 Images on 20 Years in Japan, Street Art in Usti nad Labem, and Using the PechaKucha Format at School
Presentations Don Kratzer has lived in Japan for 20 years, and following the PK 20x20 format, he uses his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) to share what he's been up to all this time using one image for each year. In her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), Zofia Drut talks about her public and street art activities, that have been held in elevators, buses, markets, and any other public venue she's been able to use. Posters We have two new posters to share today on the Tumblr blog, starting with PKN Banja Luka Vol. 6, pictured above -- the event was held just over a week ago. The other addition is a second poster for the upcoming PKN Mendoza Vol. 6 -- see the lovely "moustache" edition we shared last month. Links We are often contacted by teachers and professors from around the world who are interested in using the PechaKucha format in their classes, and here's a great example of its use at the College of Charleston, and one that was inspired by the local PKN series.
Professor Jeanette Guinn says PechaKucha in an integral part of her course, Understanding Creativity. “The PechaKucha concept stretches students to be creative and expand their writing and public speaking skills,” she says. “You just can’t achieve that with a paper and a test.”
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
Presentations Bunnychow is a popular Durban fast food, and it's basically a hollowed out quarter loaf of bread filled with curry. It has become synonymous with Durban and the large Indian community that lives there. In this presentation (from PKN Durban Vol. 7), Luke Comins and Chris Shappe share their appreciation for this flavourful meal. You wouldn't guess by the series of lovely images that make up this presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), but they were all produced by 13-year-old Elizaveta Gvozdeva, who talks about the work that has come out of her art classes. Posters We have two new posters and one flyer up on the Tumblr blog today, and they are for PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12 (pictured above), PKN Salzburg Vol. 14 (and take note that Salzburg's Vol. 13 is happening tomorrow night), and PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 3. Photos We'll have more photos to share from last night's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95 taken by our official photographer, Michael Holmes, soon, but in the meantime here are two Instagram snaps to give you a feel for the event -- on the right, that's Nooka's Matthew Waldman giving his presentation. Calendar How's this for a busy Thursday, with 10 PKNs on the agenda: 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. Not enough? Here are the 9 PKNs happening tomorrow night: PKN Salzburg Vol. 13, PKN Des Moines Vol. 11, PKN Gainesville Vol. 5, PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 11, PKN Wellington Vol. 16, PKN Toledo Vol. 3, PKN San Francisco Vol. 52, PKN Delhi Vol. 12, and PKN Geneva Vol. 9.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Hyderabad Vol. 9), Lasya Moronica shares some of the very detailed and complex line drawings she produces. Jiri Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2) he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. Posters We have four new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Bari Vol. 1 (pictured above). You'll also find posters for tonight's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20, PKN Bogota Vol. 9, and PKN Aalen Vol. 12. Event Report How's this for a great event report, courtesy of PKN Singapore organizer Jon Siegel (on the recent Vol. 5): "One of our audience members [Bernie Quah], without us noticing, illustrated every speaker that night along with notes and posted it to Issuu." Calendar It's a big Thursday (September 20), with the following 10 PKNs on tap: PKN Maastricht Vol. 15, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 3, PKN Miami Vol. 17, PKN Hamptons Vol. 1, PKN Valencia Vol. 14, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 11, PKN Whangarei Vol. 14, PKN Malaga Vol. 1, PKN Aarhus Vol. 14, and PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. Tomorrow, you'll find the following 3 events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, and PKN Gisborne Vol. 10.