PECHAKUCHA DAILY BLOG Posts
SEPTEMBER 01, 2015
"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. 7, Alex 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.
AUGUST 31, 2015
"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 Forster, Ian 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.
AUGUST 31, 2015
AUGUST 30, 2015
"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.
AUGUST 30, 2015
AUGUST 29, 2015
AUGUST 27, 2015
"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.
AUGUST 26, 2015
"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. 1, Mary 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.
AUGUST 25, 2015
"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."
In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy 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!