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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

blake art
designer in chicago
New Town Art Gallery
in Williamsburg, Virginia
Art McGuinness
Business Development & Marketing, Street Advertising Services in Newport-on-Tay
Art Aiello
Public Relations, Generac Power Systems in Jefferson
Jan Castaño Pipier ART
INGENIERO INDUSTRIAL EN FORMACION, MUSICO, ILUSTRADOR in bogota
CANAL ART
art event, canal art in Nagoya

PAST VOL 1

Miami @ Parc Lofts
Nov 20, 2006

PAST VOL 2

Miami @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Jun 18, 2009

PAST VOL 4

Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009

PAST VOL 8

Miami @ Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Jun 10, 2010

PAST VOL 12

Miami @ Lester's
Jun 09, 2011

PAST VOL 15

Miami @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Apr 20, 2012

PAST VOL 22

Miami @ The Garden Rooftop, Miami Design District
Jul 30, 2013

PAST VOL 24

Miami @ Florida International University--College of Architecture + the Arts' Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS)
Nov 20, 2013

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami

PAST VOL 25

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami
Dec 04, 2013

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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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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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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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EnergyGlass

BY ROZ GATEWOOD
IN MIAMI

In this presentation, part of a special PKN event in Miami that dealt with sustainability and the environment, Roz Gatewood introduces EnergyGlass, a type of window that can produce heat. (in English)

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The Art Market Re-imagined

BY BORIS PEVZNER
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2012

The founder of COLLECTRIUM, Boris Pevzner, talks about the company's new system/phone app to share your own artworks/favorite art on the internet. It also makes it easier for collectors to search for and access the art they are looking for.

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Bag-A-Surf

BY ROB POTT
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Rob Pott from Bag-A-Surf talks about how he is dealing with the trash problems seen in beach areas, and explains the importance of trying not to use plastic bags.

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Heroes by the Sea

BY KUNIYUKI OKUYAMA
@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

Kuniyuki Okuyama and Andrea Roelofse's heroes are all, in one way or another, connected to the ocean. Okumu-san discusses his time spent as a lifeguard for beaches in Japan and Australia, and Andrea showcases a few sea-related creatives from her homeland, the Netherlands. (in Japanese and English)

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

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The Miami Rail

BY HUNTER BRAITHWAITE
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 30, 2013

Hunter Braithwaite introduces The Miami Rail, an art newspaper inspired by The Brooklyn Rail. The Brooklyn Rail is a newspaper that New Yorkers can read while on their daily train commute. It is passed between riders as they board and disembark the train. The Miami Rail has brought this unique idea to Miami.

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Feminism Through Art

BY ALPESH KANTILAL PATEL
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alpesh Kantilal Patel showcases art exhibits that challenge gender and sexuality norms. International feminism and liberation of women are emphasized in this combination of art and activism. 

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Flotsam Weaving

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Jo Atherton weaves artwork from flotsam found washed up on beaches. Their cheerful familiar forms belie a shocking truth: we get older but plastic remains.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 21, 2014.

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PKN Basel in the News

The launch of PechaKucha Night in Basel -- which we covered the other day -- gets some nice coverage (in German) in the Tages Anzeiger, one of Zürich's main newspaper dailies. Presentation popstars indeed!

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Design Authenticity in Miami

PechaKucha Night in Miami is readying for a special edition event, in collaboration with the Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference. You should always be yourself and that same authenticity goes for the spaces we live in. Does your bedroom look like a confessional? Is your white loft space ready for a gastric bypass surgery? It’s time to explore this idea of Design Authenticity… Pecha Kucha Miami continues to weave itself into the international creative and cultural fabric with its latest Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference collaboration. Pecha Kucha: Design Authenticity will feature eights presenters sharing their perspectives from international research, cutting edge technology, the humanities, social responsibility, and ecology. The event takes place September 15 (13:00-14:00) at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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PechaKucha x Art Basel Miami Beach

This year's Art Basel Miami Beach is set to take place December 3-6, and we're very happy to note that a special edition PechaKucha will be held during the event. "PechaKucha: Contemporary Art & Social Media = Network & Networth" will be held on December 3 from 18:00, moderated by PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand. Here's a link to a PDF with the full schedule.

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Flyer for PechaKucha x Art Basel Miami Beach

We mentioned last week the upcoming special edition PechaKucha event to be held during this year's Art Basel Miami Beach -- see our previous post for more details -- and now here's a look at the official invite for the event.

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PKN Miami in the News

As we previously posted, this month's edition of PechaKucha Night in Miami was held in collaboration with Art Basel Miami Beach, and organizer Carl Hildebrand -- the man who dares you to pet his Kucha -- sends in some press coverage the event garnered. First, head to page 98 of 944 Magazine for a mention of the event, and then Art Newspaper features a closer look -- we've included a scan of the article, but you can see a PDF of the entire issue here (the article is on page 2). The image at the top of the post has nothing to do with PKN, but leads off 944 Magazine's "Artform" section, and we just really liked it.

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PKN Miami + Haiti

Miami will be joining in on the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" with an event on the 20th, taking place at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, from 16:00 to 18:00. We're including the press release from organizer Carl Hildebrand, for more details. PECHA KUCHA GLOBAL DAY FOR HAITI TO BE HELD AT THE WOLFSONIAN–FIU FEBRUARY 20, 2010 Global Conference Will Be Streamed Live From 276 Cities Around the World Miami Beach, FL (February 10, 2010)—In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti on January 28, 2010. Following the tragedy, aid came from many quarters, in all shapes and forms. On Saturday, February 20 from 4-6pm The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will join the PechaKucha global community and the Miami Chapter of Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti by taking part in a continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night.    PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo on February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and showcase their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Kicking off the series of events at the SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha was first conceived seven years ago, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the events will be streamed live online and then finish in Tokyo the following day. Presentations are already being prepared, some intended to offer hope and encouragement through stories of past disaster relief projects; others as simple inspiration by showing the power of creative thinking. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event—in what could be the world’s biggest single-day globally distributed conference—will be posted on the PechaKucha website, where visitors will also be able to make monetary donations to the project. In organizing this event, PechaKucha intends to not only raise funds through pledges from host cities and contributions from individuals, but also illustrate the power of innovative minds, creative passion, and most of all, sharing ideas for change and sustainability. The event, which takes place at The Wolfsonian, is co-presented with PechaKucha Miami and AFH. There is a minimum ten dollar donation per person requested and all proceeds will go to AFH’s Earthquake Reconstruction in Haiti project. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have been already covered so all donations will go directly toward the construction of much needed schools, health clinics and community structures. For more information about the event, visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/pechakucha-for-haiti About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About Architecture for Humanity A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. Founded in 1999, this design services firm channels the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. The local Miami Chapter, founded in 2007, channels these services to our local communities. About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm; Thursday and Friday from noon-9pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information. The Wolfsonian receives ongoing support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the William J. and Tina Rosenberg Foundation; Continental Airlines, the Official Airline of The Wolfsonian–FIU; Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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Art Basel Miami Beach + PechaKucha

Back in December of last year, PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand produced a special edition PechaKucha event in collaboration with Art Basel Miami Beach, with the topic of social media and contemporary art. A video of the event has now been put online. Presenters include Dylan Fareed, Ben Davis, Lori Faye Fischler, Leyden Rodriguez, [dNASAb], and Jody Turner.

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PKN Miami Vol. 10

As we mentioned the other day, Miami is holding its next PechaKucha Night (Vol. 12) tomorrow night (June 9), but here are a few photos from PKN Miami Vol. 10, which was part of "Slow Art Day" -- you'll find more details and the list of presenters on the event page.

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PKN Miami in the News

Some nice coverage for our series in Miami from the Miami New Times, in the leadup to tomorrow's Vol. 22, with Miami Design District. Tuesday, July 30, PechaKucha Miami in partnership with the Miami Design District, is hosting "Design to Collide," where five presenters will explore the concepts of space: whether it be occupying, traversing, or straight up crashing into it. People are invited to communicate, come together, and physically run into one another as the initiative's speakers tackle issues of collision and intersections in the realms of race, street art, media, design, and the pedestrian sidewalks of Miami. Each speaker will have six minutes and 40 seconds to present. It will be Hildebrand's 22nd curated PechaKucha Night, having hosted 160 participating speakers to date. Read the full article here.

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PKN Miami in the Miami Herald

This Wednesday's PechaKucha Night in Miami (Vol. 24) gets a mention in the Miami Herald. Here's the full listing: PechaKucha Night hosts an exhibit at Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday that explores feminism and queer themes in contemporary Chinese art. Presenters are Alpesh Kantilal Patel, curator; Neil De La Flor, Reading Queer; and Emery Grant, Stonewall National Museum and Archives. RSVPs are requested to carlchildebrand@gmail.com. You'll also find more info on the official event page.