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"Is it possible to create a drink that tastes like mince pies? Well the answer is yes and many other flavours too."

In Alchemy for Beginners from St. Neots Vol. 2, Andy Hawkes is going where no home-brewer has gone before and lets us in on some of his secrets. Here he shares how easy and personal it is infuse one's own booze with any number of flavours. All one needs to do it to take some tasty things, put them in alcohol, and wait. Bottoms Up!!!




"The energy is addictive, the community is engaged, the love of life is evident and art is everywhere and that's what I wanted my community to be like.' 

In Theatre can be Anywhere, from PechaKucha Night Markham, Vol. 7Alex Karolyi shares her life as an actor, playwright, accidental entrepreneur & founding Artistic Producer of Shadowpath. She talks to us about her journey as a performing artist, her experience producing "cafe theatre" exploring global potential and creating an artistic impact in her community.




"We all need shelter for survival and when that shelter is beautiful, magic, and fun, it will uplift our spirits."

In Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy from PechaKucha ForsterIan Sercombe shares being inspired by magic, mystery, beauty, and serenity, and how he invokes those ideals and aesthetics into his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work. He uses traditional adobe rammed earth structure and textures to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty to live a life in. 

All smiles at the momentous Vol. 20 of PechaKucha Night Springfield, IL as co-City Organizer Alex Block was awarded the AIA's prestigious John Wellborn Root award for Young Architects. 

Check out the original post on the AIA Illinois Facebook page




"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."

In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.




Bravo to Chicago for holding back no sizzle in this provocative design by Juke Tastrophe for their PechaKucha Night Vol. 35! Be sure to check our all the amazing designs that come in daily over at our Official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr! Be inspired to make a poster for your city's next PKN!


This week's "City Focus" goes to Asheville, home to the largest private residence in North America, The Biltmore Estate, pictured here. Learn more about Asheville by checking out their fresh batch of PechaKucha presentations! Thanks Asheville and happy to have you in the PK family!




"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

In Multidimensional Sustainability from Tokyo Vol. 127, Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

 


"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed."

In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.




"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."

In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation! 

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