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Carl Hildebrand
Director, PechaKucha Miami in Miami

PAST VOL 1

Miami @ Parc Lofts
Nov 20, 2006

PAST VOL 8

Miami @ Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Jun 10, 2010

PAST VOL 12

Miami @ Lester's
Jun 09, 2011

PAST VOL 13

Miami @ Legal Arts Residency
Jan 12, 2012

PAST VOL 14

Miami @ Alliance Francaise
Feb 28, 2012

PAST VOL 20

Miami @ La Comunidad
Dec 01, 2012

PAST VOL 27

Miami
May 05, 2014

PAST VOL 29

Miami @ Park Grove
Oct 23, 2014

PAST VOL 31

Miami @ Deauville Beach Resort
Aug 26, 2015

PAST VOL 33

Miami @ The Sacred Space Miami
Apr 26, 2016

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Design and Technology

BY DIANA ARRAMBIDE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Diana Arrambide of Everywhere Studios shares her ideas on the role of advanced technology in the field of design, and how it affects the work of designers -- do designers need to be software users? This presentation is in English.

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Making Our Community

BY ADAM AND IAN COLE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

The Coles -- father and son team -- walk us through a few father-son projects you've probably only dreamed of producing. We think you'll agree, science sure can be fun. (in English)

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Tangible Interfaces

BY CARLOS VELASQUEZ
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Our interaction with technology these days primarily involves touch displays, keyboards, and mice. We spend hours manipulating these tools, and getting results/output via a glowing LCD screen. While interaction designer Carlos Velasquez believes computers aren't going anywhere, he has the unique thought that they will eventually serve their purpose as a tool that involves more tangible interaction and response. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 3, 2014.

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Principles of Animation

BY DANIEL MUÑOZ
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Daniel Muñóz is a character animator, and in this presentation he explains the main principles and techniques required to produce animation work that manages to suck viewers in. (in English)

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Island Sky

BY RICHARD GRODEN
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky. In his presentation, he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. (in English)
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Restoring the Everglades

BY DON DEANGELIS
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Don DeAngelis (of the U.S. Geological Survey) covers the organization's project that targets the restoration of wading bird habitats in the Everglades.

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

BY JUAN CALVO
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging.

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Demonstrating Pedestrian Safety

BY ELSA ROBERTS
IN MIAMI

Miami unfortunately is one of the worst cities for pedistrian and bicycle accidents and even fatalities. Elsa Roberts, with her team of Emerge Miami activists, takes on Miami's crosswalks to get the public's attention while creating positve change.

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Miami Loves Loving Day

BY DIANA IGLESIAS
IN MIAMI

The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional in the United States. A couple named Richard and Mildred Loving won their right to marry.  Now Loving Day is embraced globally by a diverse range of individuals and organizations, especially popular among interracial, multicultural, international, and interfaith couples - as well as multiracial and multicultural people. 

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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Rethinking Design, Some Animation Love, and the Aalen Poster Explosion

Presentations Doreen Toutikian thinks that design can change the world for the better, and that's what she hopes to achieve with her "Rethinking Design Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration" project -- see her describe it in this presentation from PKN Beirut Vol. 13. Sebastian Alvarez loves animation, and that could help explain how he ended up becoming an animator. He uses this presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14) to describe the main principles behind animation, and shows how all animated forms (2D, CG) can be used to tell stories in original and creative ways. Posters We found this Facebook gallery of posters for Aalen's past PKNs, and so have added a few of them (the ones we'd never seen before) to our Tumblr blog -- and that's the one for PKN Aalen Vol. 2 you see pictured above. We've also added the poster for this week's PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 19 -- next up for the city is the momentous Vol. 20! Photos Today's photo galleries, as well as an event report. The photo above is from PKN Maribor Vol. 7.Photos from PKN San Sebastian (Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7, Vol. 8) [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Hamilton Vol. 7 [Facebook]PKN Logrono Vol. 9 [Flickr]Photos from PKN Bellingham (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3) [Facebook]PKN Sacramento organizer Claire Obenson reports on the city's recent Vol. 17:There were presentations from creative professions across the spectrum, such as a playwright, David Blue Garrison, host of the event, who showed posters of his work; there was Andrea Lepore, the creative director for a well known restaurant, Hot Italian, who showed her plans for a well known strip, called Del Paso Blvd; we had Melissa Magliola who showed off her new company, Compliment Rings, whose proceeds "give back" to the community; Veronica Delgado, the great publicist and Artist Agent showed off her endeavours and volunteering efforts; Famed architect, Owen T. Jones presented images about "inside versus outside" spaces; Dennis Dong, another famed architect and PK Night veteran presenter showed off his anonymous spaces and lastly, Marvin Maldonado presented images from his wife's new boutique, Gypsy Mobile Boutique, Sacramento's first mobile boutique. Overall, this was one of the most interesting PK Nights we have ever held and thanks to all who participated!Calendar Tonight (May 22) you'll find your PKN action in Montreal (Vol. 22), Dnipropetrovsk (Vol.1), and Dundee (Vol. 3), while tomorrow (May 23) you can look to these events for some PKN satisfaction: PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen's very special Vol. 20.

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Learning About Animation, Kyiv's Iconic Architecture, and "Hearting" Parks in San Diego

Presentations Daniel Muñóz is a character animator, and in this presentation from PKN Miami Vol. 14 he explains the main principles and techniques required to produce animation work that manages to suck viewers in. Oleg Zhary is a photographer who lives and works in Kyiv, and in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), he gives us all a stunning photographic tour of the capital of Ukraine through its iconic objects. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster above, for the upcoming PKN San Diego Vol. 15. Here's more from PKN San Diego organizer Leslee Schaffer on the poster, as well as the event itself:We are holding #15 at a venue in which we are hosting an exhibit for the next two weeks, called Orchids, Onions & Opportunities, an offshoot of our Orchids & Onions program. The exhibit strives to accomplish a lot of things; mostly, true to the mission of SDAF (and why PKN is such a great fit for SDAF) to raise awareness and encourage practical discourse about matters relative to our build environment. It’s focus is on San Diego’s civic spaces, and lack thereof. We usually don’t theme our PKNs, having found that an organically curated event keeps things interesting and works quite well for us. This time, because of the exhibit, and other complementary events we decided to offer Making the Case for Public Space as a theme, and keep it interesting by presenting a range of perspectives on the matter. As fro the event flyer, we are blessed with the support of someone we believe to be one of the most inspired artists/designers ever here in San Diego. Her name is Terri Beth Mitchell. You have already posted a couple of her PKN SD flyers on your site, and we thought this one deserved special attention. Photos We have a couple of photo galleries to share with you today. Above, one of the presenters from PKN San Juan Vol. 6, and below, the crowd at PKN Derby Vol. 5.PKN San Juan Vol. 6 [Flickr]PKN Derby Vol. 5 -- and check out all previous sets as well [Flickr] Calendar Here's what you can look forward to in terms of PechaKucha action tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 12): PKN Aalborg Vol. 8, PKN Toledo Vol. 2, PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, and PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 2. 

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Art for Post-Tsunami Recovery, Concbots in Dubai, and a Promo for Genoa

Presentations Our first presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93) covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery. "Postcards From Japan" is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham. "Postcards To Japan" includes over 470 works sent from all over the world to tour Tohoku, first shown at the Iwate Museum of Art, currently on show at Fukushima Museum of Art, next going to Minami Soma Museum and more informal venues along the coast of Tohoku. "TOHOKU-SCOTLAND" is an exhibition of sculpture, paintings, collage and prints by Scottish artists who took part in the Iwate Art Festival UK98 and artists from Tohoku shown in Edinburgh, UK. Vikram Divecha is an artist and advertising professional based in Dubai. In his presentation (from PKN Dubai Vol. 11), he shares with us his recent artistic project, Concbots, which has been inspired by Dubai and its ever-increasing levels of construction and urbanization. Posters and video Malaga's very first PKN is set for September -- the city is so new its city page on our site hasn't been activated yet -- and the poster above acts at a call to participate. The one of the additions today on our Tumblr blog, along with a poster for last week's PKN Risor Vol. 2. Below, a video promo for this Sunday's PKN Genoa Vol. 3. Photos We have two photo galleries to share today, with the two photos you see above taken at the recent PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 -- we sure love that giant screen they used to project the presentations.PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 [Blue Vertigo]PKN Winnipeg Vol. 5 [Flickr] Above, a few photos from the South Florida Gay News (Volume 3, Issue 26) for last week's PKN Miami Vol. 16, which revolved around the exhibition "GRAPHIC INTERVENTION - 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010." Calendar First, a reminder of what to expect tonight (June 29): PKN Edinburgh Vol. 18, PKN Fort Worth Vol. 6, PKN Wellington Vol. 14, PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, and PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 4. We're looking at a big Saturday night as well, with the following events on tap: PKN Taipei Vol. 20, PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1, PKN Dunedin Vol. 14, PKN Ginowan Vol. 9, PKN Vaduz Vol. 11, and PKN Seattle Vol. 38. And don't forget PKN Genoa Vol. 3 on Sunday!

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Turning Air Into Water, Surfboard/Scene Design, and the Carrot Pavillion

Presentations Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky, and in his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15), he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. Martín Várbaro is a plastic material artist who started his career by designing surfboards in Argentina, and later in more Latin American countries, including Peru and Brazil. As this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mar Del Plata Vol. 2) reveals, he also works as a scene decorator for theaters, museums, and public centers, and is now producing work in South America and Europe. Posters We have no new posters to share on the Tumblr blog today, but that gives us a chance to highlight the beach-friendly poster from last week's PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7. Photos and report We've got galleries for two firsts to share (in Castellon and Augsburg), but let us also point you to this blog post from Core77 about a recent PechaKucha event in London, part of the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing for Food. It was produced by PKN Brussels organizer Alok Nandi, and the photo above reveals the intriguing "Carrot Pavillion." PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1 [Facebook]PKN Augsburg Vol. 1 [Facebook]Calendar We're kicking off the week with the re-start of the PKN series in Bangkok, with the city's Vol. 5 happening tonight (July 9). Tomorrow, there's one event on tap in the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10. 

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Everglades Restoration, an Accessories Collection for Sendai, and Tokyo's Vol. 94

Presentations Don DeAngelis is from the U.S. Geological Survey, and in this presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15) he covers the organization's project that targets wading birds in the Everglades. In this presentation from Sendai (in Japanese, recorded at the city's Vol. 2) -- one of the hardest hit areas of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake -- Shuichi Suzuki talks about the "Sabbath Project," a collection of accessories to commemorate the tragedy. Posters The only new addition to the Tumblr blog today is the image you see above, which is the front side for a PKN Guatemala City poster, for the upcoming Vol. 2 (which hasn't been dated yet).  Photos Last night was our PKN Tokyo Vol. 94, and we already have a few photos to share. From the top, the night's regular presenters, the "PechaKucha Mix" presenters, Yukinari Hisayama and his group of students who presented together, and then finally a PK family shot featuring from left PKN Guimaraes co-organizer Joao Rosmaninho, PechaKucha founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, yours truly, PK coordinator Yuki Takai, and PKN Guimaraes co-organizer Jose Martins. Calendar Here's what you can expect tonight (July 26): PKN Milwaukee Vol. 11, PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 20, PKN Detroit Vol. 12, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 31. Tomorrow, look for the following four events: PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 10, PKN Pune Vol. 5, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 4, and PKN Tbilisi Vol. 2.

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Reexamining an Abandoned Amusement Park, Teaching Kids How to Deal with Disabilities, and Guerilla Projecting in Providence

Presentations A presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15) by Anthony Spinello and Augustina Woodgate about a project in Berlin called Kulturpark, taking place in an abandoned amusement park. Here's more on the project from the official website:In the Treptower Park forest in East Berlin, along the Spreeriver, there is an abandoned amusement park. The park, originally called Kulturpark Planterwald, was built in 1969 by the GDR and was a rare site for Soviet amusement and attraction. After the fall of the wall, the park became the family-owned Spreepark and suffered challenges of access, attendance, and economy. In 2001, the park closed from capital collapse. Ever since, visitors have regularly traversed the fence to explore this jungle of broken thrill machines. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore the poetics and potential of these recent ruins, building upon the unique energy of Berlin’s urban, social, cultural, and political landscapes.Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 12) she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed. Posters We end the week with a Tumblr blog update that includes quite a few older posters: PKN Beirut Vol. 11 (pictured above), PKN Sevilla Vol. 9 and 11, PKN Jakarta Vol. 10, PKN New Orleans Vol. 4, PKN Chicago Vol. 18, PKN Louisville Vol. 1, PKN Dublin Vol. 1, PKN Christchurch Vol. 3, PKN The Hague Vol. 5, PKN Victoria Vol. 3-6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 1, and PKN Los Angeles Vol. 28. Photos We spotted this photo (by Twitter user @parulia, who was attending her first PKN) taken at this past Wednesday's PKN Providence Vol. 41 -- we sure love the guerilla nature of the venue and projection wall.  Calendar There's just one event tonight (August 31), with Kumamoto hosting its Vol. 4. Then, you can look to Saturday for the following two events: PKN Hyderabad Vol. 10 and PKN Kathmandu Vol. 6. 

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Inspiring You to Reach Your Potential, Rules Based Design, and Photos from Lyon

Presentations In his presentation (from PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10), Mason West hopes to inspire others -- like he does his students -- to find their inner potential, and break free of the limits that society appears to impose on them. Jason Guo is an architect, and in his presentation (in Chinese, from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he hopes to show how parametric modelling can result in unpredictable imagery. It's a topic he calls "Rules Based Design." Posters We have a two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, for PKN Logrono Vol. 7 (pictured above) and PKN Huddersfield Vol. 7, as well as a flyer for PKN Miami Vol. 17.  Photos Lyon's Vol. 4 is happening later this month (on September 25), but here's a photo gallery [Flickr] from this past April's PKN Vol. 3.  Calendar Tonight (September 18) you'll find the following events: PKN Louisville Vol. 9, PKN Jacksonville Vol. 21, and PKN Helsingborg Vol. 9. And tomorrow is a big Wednesday that includes two PKN firsts: PKN Bari Vol. 1, PKN Albany Vol. 1, PKN Prague Vol. 30, PKN Kiruna Vol. 3, PKN Dallas Vol. 10, and PKN Stuttgart Vol. 8.

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Glass That Produces Heat, Killing Architecture, and Birthday Wishes from Catania

Presentations In this presentation, part of a special PKN event in Miami (Vol. 14) that dealt with sustainability and the environment, Roz Gatewood introduces EnergyGlass, a type of window that can produce heat. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) by Laco Tousek is about social exclusion and spatial segregation, and the social anthropologist's point of view on sharing urban spaces. Who wants to kill the street? Developers, politicians, and architects -- they are the creators of the barriers between people interaction. Using several samples of high valued architecture projects from all over the world, he portrays architecture as a killer of public spaces. Posters There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight one of our recent uploads, in this case the poster you see above for PKN Bogota Vol. 9, happening on October 12.  Video The video above was produced by PKN Catania has a "happy birthday" message to PKN Tokyo a few months ago (when we were celebrating our 9th anniversary), and it's fantastic.   Calendar Tonight (September 26) we have our PKN Tokyo Vol. 95 at SuperDeluxe, where PK was born, as well as the following events: PKN Glasgow Vol. 10, PKN Skovde Vol. 9, PKN Lille Vol. 1, PKN Coventry Vol. 10, and PKN Providence Vol. 42. Tomorrow is another big night: 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.

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Landscapes in Australia (and Beyond), the Mississippi Goddam Play, and Teaching Kids Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Presentations Christian Fletcher is a landscape photographer who photographs not only the beautiful South West of Australia but is now expanding his portfolio to include the rest of Australia and locations around the world. His presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 5) covers a new photography collaboration, exhibition, and workshop that is coming up in the near future. How did Jonathan Norton get out of writing a 20-page assignment? He promised a 100-page play instead, based on the Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam." Here's the story (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10). As we find out in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 9), Kids-Coins is an educational project -- held inside and outside school -- that teaches children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Sergey Bidenko and Irina Zolotarevych -- co-authors of the "Kids-Coins" projects -- are experienced business coaches who have implemented 37 training and educational programs for adults and youth. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is for Miami's upcoming very special Vol. 20 -- we always love seeing a city reach that number -- which doubles as a pre-Art Basel evening. It happens on December 1, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Photos Mikkeli recently held its very first PKN (and two weeks later, its Vol. 2), and here's the photo gallery [Flickr] to prove it -- you'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Calendar There are no PKNs tonight, but tomorrow night (November 20) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Calgary Vol. 14 and PKN Coquitlam Vol. 8.

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The Role of an Art Director

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Miami, Vol. 21) Mylinh Trieu Nguyen explains the role a traditional art director plays, and compares it to her role as art director of the Wolfsonian using some of her exhibitions as examples. She shows the amount of planning put into creating promotional materials, identities, as well as some of her own projects.