JANUARY 17, 2013
Their evening featured excellent presentations on dance, art, design, illustration, and printing -- just to name a few. Take a look at their Flickr set to get a feel for how that night went down.
JULY 11, 2012
The Secret Gardens of Williamsburg, Whale Hunting in Chukotka, and Marseille's 5th Anniversary
Presentations Williamsburg is known for its historic districts, and especially the popular Duke of Gloucester Street. In this presentation by PKN Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss (from the city's Vol. 1), we are shown a whole other part of the city that is usually hidden behind gates. Maxim Zirin is a TV producer. Together with a reporter and a cameraman he went to Chukotka to shoot a piece about how local people hunt whales for a weekly programme on Russian's NTV. Chukotka is the northeastern extremity of Asia, in the northern part of the Russian Far East. Please note that some of the images included in the presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 10) are graphic. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the 7-11 inspired example that you see above, for tonight's PKN Nashville Vol. 7 -- held on 7/11, get it? Also up today are posters/flyers for PKN Kansas City Vol. 11, PKN Cape Town Vol. 17, PKN Warsaw Vol. 6, and PKN Banja Luka Vol. 1. Photos We have two photo galleries to share today, the first for this past Saturday's PKN Marseille-Provence Vol. 19, which also marked the series 5th anniversary -- which explains why the crowd is holding a celebratory candle in the photo above. We had a tiny peek at Mallorca's Vol. 1 last week, but today we have a more complete gallery to share.
Calendar As we mentioned earlier, PKN Nashville Vol. 7 is happening tonight, and then tomorrow you can look forward to a packed evening: PKN St. Louis Vol. 9, PKN Regensburg Vol. 9, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2, PKN Wakefield Vol. 6, PKN Galway Vol. 7, PKN Blue Hill Vol. 4, and PKN Kyiv Vol. 8.
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.
MAY 30, 2012
Presentations Tim Hoover is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation (from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9), as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. (in English) Ben van der Steen is CEO of Geesa, a Dutch company that has produced bathroom and toilet products since 1885, and in this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6) he tells the story of how he joined the company. A passion for design is what drives Ben, and his journey lead to a line of products by Dutch design superstar Marcel Wanders. Posters We've got some terrific new posters on the Tumblr blog today, with the following events represented: PKN Warsaw Vol. 11, PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, and PKN Chicago Vol. 22 (pictured above). Photos Again, we have a few photo galleries to share -- note that you'll also find quite a few photosets on our Flickr account, which are also divided in collections.
Calendar We're busy here at the PK mothership in preparation for tonight's (May 30) PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, which is accompanied by PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to PKN Plzen Vol. 1, PKN Seattle Vol. 36, PKN Ulladulla Vol. 3, and PKN Xalapa Vol. 10.
MAY 24, 2012
Presentations As we've covered multiple times on the blog, PechaKucha was in Milan last month for the Milano Salone (Milan Design Week), with a series of four PechaKucha events held at Heineken's temporary club space, designed by up-and-coming creators who were selected through a series of PechaKucha events in four cities. In this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 91), Jean Snow gives you a taste of what the events were like, and slips in a few design week-related slides as well. So you think you know about wine? Sommelier Fabien Jacob definitely knows a thing or two about the process of making wine, and in this presentation (from PKN San Antonio Vol. 5), he shows you what that process looks like. He also ends up explaining the types of grapes used, and famous winemaking regions. Posters Today we've added three beautiful posters from previous PKNs in Kosice (Vol. 15-17) to our Tumblr blog. We really love the minimalism of the Vol. 16 poster (above) -- certainly not what you tend to see from an event poster. Photos We have a few more photo galleries from the archives to share today. Above, cheers from an attendee at PKN San Juan Vol. 5, and then a relaxed audience taking in the outdoor PKN Warsaw Vol. 8.
- PKN San Juan Vol. 5 [Flickr]
- PKN Kyiv Vol. 3 [Website Gallery]
- PKN Warsaw Vol. 8 [Flickr]
- PKN Kelowna Vol. 1 [Flickr]
Calendar As you saw yesterday, it's a busy week for PKNs -- and it's been a great month, with well over 80 events on the calendar -- and we've got lots more coming tomorrow (May 24): PKN Lucerne Vol. 4, PKN Koszalin Vol. 9, PKN Coruna Vol. 6, PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, and PKN Curitiba Vol. 2. For the weekend, you can look forward to PKN Dubai Vol. 11 and PKN Cancun Vol. 3 on Saturday, and then PKN Coventry Vol. 9 and PKN Nagano Vol. 20 on Sunday.
MAY 14, 2012
We're experimenting with this new post format again, trying to give you more bang for your buck in terms of offering a daily snapshot of what's happening in the world of PechaKucha, and trying to save you from the endless streams of feed notifications that seem to clutter our lives. Presentations As we recently covered on the blog, we had a special PechaKucha event this past Friday here in Tokyo, as part of the 10th edition of the Magazine Library exhibition. We invited 5 presenters to cover topics that touch on magazines and print culture, and we'll be sharing all of them online today and tomorrow. Today, you get to hear Audrey Fondecave talk about the upcoming issue of TOO MUCH ("the magazine of romantic geography"), Mike Abelson talk about his stationery brand Postalco, and a recent printing project he embarked on, and Luis Mendo tells us how Tokyo turned this editorial designer into an artist. Posters We've got another new batch of PKN posters and flyers up on our Tumblr blog, including a few examples of what was produced for PKN Manizales Vol. 1 (above, a flyer), as well as from PKN Muscat Vol. 1, PKN Beirut Vol. 13, PKN Buffalo Vol. 12, PKN Cagliari Vol. 2, and PKN Moscow Vol. 12. Event Photos We know you love seeing event photos -- to get a feel for how PKNs are being done around the world -- and we're going to be sharing even more, by posting links to even more galleries than in the past. Pictured above, a scene from March's PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 10, as well as a few happy attendees during the beer break.
Links A few PechaKucha-related links from around the webosphere.
- A fun call-for-entries video (above) for the upcoming PKNs (Vol. 2 and 3) in Genoa
- An interview (in Russian) with our friends from PKN Moscow at Theoryandpractice
- We don't usually like to give too much instructions on how to do a presentation -- we like to see how each person approaches the format -- but for those in need a few tips, this post might help
Calendar It's a quiet Monday with no PechaKucha Nights happening tonight, but tomorrow night, Helsingborg will be hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 8, happening at the Helsingborgs Stadsteater.
MARCH 21, 2012
This Friday (March 23), Warsaw will be celebrating its 10th PechaKucha Night. The event will take place at the Soho Factory, which organizer Dorota Szopowska describes as an "avant-garde space for culture and business." The poster for the event was designed by Bartosz Szymkiewicz from the Super Super graphic design studio.
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
AUGUST 31, 2011
PechaKucha Night in Warsaw Vol. 8 is happening tomorrow (September 1), and here are a few more details on what to expect from organizer Dorota Szopowska:
Tomorrow's PKN Warsaw Vol.8 will take place at the Copernicus Science Centre. We will kick off the "Changes Festival," and the theme of the evening will be RIVER. We expect linguists, architects, biologists, travelers and others. The event will take place in the Centre's garden, with Vistula river as background. The poster was designed by Marcin Kolorski, who was participant at one of our events last year.
MAY 30, 2011
Warsaw's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 is just around the corner, happening this Thursday (June 2), and the poster above was designed by Ada Buchholc, who was a presenter at PKN Warsaw Vol. 5. This event will mark the end of "The Plans for the Future" architectural exhibition, that was organized by Centrum Lowicka.