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Our Treasured Non-Moments
BY CONNIE TSANG
@ VOL 121
ON JAN 28, 2015
In Our Treasured Non-Moments from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 121, photographer Connie Tsang returns to her hometown on a yearly basis to see her parents. She speaks about the seemingly dull yet vibrant moments she captures of her parents as they transition from busily running their family restaurant, to easing into retirement, to slowly ageing before her eyes.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 6, 2015.
Tokyo Creatives' Shared Canvas
BY MARK MCFARLANE
@ VOL 128
ON SEP 30, 2015
"One of the things I really wanted to make Canvas for was because I wanted to see and know about more stuff that was happening in Tokyo."
In "Tokyo Creatives' Shared Canvas" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 128, Tacchi Studio's director Mark McFarlane discusses the motivation behind wanting to make Canvas, a directory and community for Tokyo creatives to gather on and offline.
Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination
BY ROY HUSADA
@ VOL 128
ON SEP 30, 2015
“I’m always living in the imaginary world of a child, even more so now because of my kids.”
In "Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 128, Roy Husada, co-founder of Rival Schools, a design studio in Vancouver Canada providing UX consulting services for start-ups, shares the story behind making the award-winning Brambleberry Tales, a series of original stories in the form of interactive apps. Blending inspiration from his own children along with the oral stories of the Indigenous People of Pacific Northwest, his team’s goal was to preserve a disappearing oral tradition while making a book both little kids and big kids (like himself) would appreciate.
Bound to catch the imagination of your children, or spark your own inner child, Brambleberry Tales takes interactive story-telling to a whole other level.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, October 16th, 2015.
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The Ying and Yang of Healthcare
BY STEVEN LEWIS
@ HEALTH TALKS 2013
ON FEB 27, 2013
Canada's health care system needs change, and presenter Steven Lewis has some ideas. Increasing ease of navigation for patients and increasing funding for preventative health are just two of them, shared here in a bid to transform Canada's health care system into one of the world's best.
The Chinese Connection
BY JOANNA WONG
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
Joanna Wong speaks of the deep connections present between China and Vancouver; known as 'the most Asian city outside of Asia.' She expounds upon her personal family history, the history of Vancouver's Chinese population, and how the digital networks between this Canadian city and China can serve as important links to the future.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 6, 2013.
My Adventures with People to People
BY TAMI NORVILLE
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 16, 2014
Give everyday citizens of different countries the opportunity to meet and get to know each other, and the result will be understanding, friendship, and lasting peace. That is the mission of People to People, and as an ambasador/chaperone for the program, Tami Norville gets to travel the world while sharing this mission with the next generation. Not a bad exchange at all.
Fort to Prince: The French Language Two Centuries In
BY MICHEL BOUCHARD
IN PRINCE GEORGE
Michel Bouchard grew up in a tiny french-speaking community in a Alberta, a province where french history is not widely celebrated or known. Later, he relocated to Prince George, British Columbia where the role of french history is even more ignored. Join of a Michel as he explores the fur trade era and the hidden role of french heritage in the region.
Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life
BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.
Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!
Learn more about the SS Columbia project here
New York via Bike Share
BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."
In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16, Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.
Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland.
Building Hope: Why I Chose to Support the Case for At-Risk Mothers
BY SARAH ASHFIELD
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 25, 2017
A look at the life of Sarah Ashfield: raised in an adopted family and what led to her decision to spearhead The New Addition Campaign.
Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World
BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 25, 2017
"You can do what you dream of."
In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!
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PKN Caracas + Haiti
Caracas will not only be joining the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" on the 20th, the event will also act as the city's Vol. 1! It will take place at Bar 205, starting at 19:00.
PKE at the University of Lethbridge
We don't cover them regularly here, and they don't all get added to the section devoted to them on the PechaKucha website, but we do in fact support one-off PechaKucha events (PKE), as a way of allowing events to be held using the PK 20x20 format outside of the context of the regular PechaKucha Nights (which are city-based, and focus on creatives). The poster above was for a recent one at the University of Lethbridge in Canada.
Landscapes of Canada
In this presentation recorded at last month's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83, Canadian artist Julie Forgue shares her photographic documentation of the land, landscapes, and cultures of Canada.
Watch the presentations from PechaKucha - Volume 28!
PechaKucha Vol. 28 – Vancouver Around the World - was another incredible and inspiring evening. And in case you missed it, we’ve posted each talk on our vimeo page. Speakers Treana Peake - Creative Director/Founder, Obbaki FoundationA dedicated humanitarian activist and creative leader, Treana Peake fused her lifelong passions together to create engaging and innovative philanthropy.Watch Presentation Jeff Topham - Photographer/Writer/DirectorYou may remember Jeff from all the way back to PechaKucha Vol. 5 where he talked about growing up in Liberia. That talk grew into the the award-winning documentary film, Liberia ’77 and another exciting project….Watch Presentation Rosemary Conder - Chief Development Officer, BC SPCARosemary Conder volunteers helping abused elephants rescued from the tourism industry in Thailand. She will share highlights of her encounters up-close with these gentle giants.Watch Presentation Ish Jhaj - Founder & Director, Shooting for HopeAs the founder of Shooting for Hope, Ish travels to India to run soccer camps for underprivileged girls. She is a SFU Kinesiology graduate as well as the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and an award from the World Sikh Organization.Watch Presentation Jeff Doble - Architect, Perkins+WillJeff has worked on many of Perkin+Will’s significant transit projects around the world, including the design of three ground-breaking prototype stations for the Ar-Riyadh Metro Transit system in Saudi Arabia.Watch Presentation Bradley Pierik - CEO, TwothirdswaterAn engineer who has worked with water charities in developing countries for the past eight years, Bradley has developed a vision for how water treatment might be done better.Watch Presentation Joanna Wong - Marketing Director, FlowCSJoanna Wong is an award-winning media producer who works in Vancouver and Beijing. She is principal of Flow Creative, a global marketing agency, and recognized as an Action Canada Fellow.Watch Presentation Robert Kent - Founder, Compassionate Eye FoundationThe funding model of the Compassionate Eye Foundation is simple. A team of photographers spend a day shooting photos in cities around the world before submitting them to Getty Images, with the royalties going to fund health, education and sustainable economic development projects in developing nations.Watch Presentation Lauryn Oates - Projects Director, Canadian Women for Women in AfghanistanLauryn Oates works in the fields of education and gender equality in conflict zones. In particular, she has worked to defend women’s rights in Afghanistan since 1996.Watch Presentation Gen Hume - Principal/Fairtrade Officer, Hume AtelierHume Atelier is a bespoke jewellery studio in Gastown and strong advocates for artisanal and small-scale miners, who often work under very dangerous conditions.Watch Presentation Karen Tam Wu - Director of Programs, ForestEthics AdvocacyKaren Tam Wu spearheaded the successful campaign to stop Shell from developing natural gas at the Sacred Headwaters in northwest BC.Watch Presentation Shawna Olsten - Global Marketing Director, Native ShoesShawna has grown the distribution of Vancouver’s own Native Shoes to 48 countries within 3 years.Watch Presentation
Happy (belated) Canada Day!
We're a bit late on this one, but wanted to highlight the fact that one of our presenters - Patrick Johnstone's, presentation was featured as the presentation of the day on July 1st! We're proud and excited about all of our presenters and it is great to see more and more of them getting recognition beyond our community and borders.
Canada's Pastime: Road Hockey
"Car! ... Game on!" Nostalgia, esprit de corps, bloody smiles, fraternal nicknames, intrepid rivalries, asphalt and hockey sticks -- this is the stuff of pastimes. Longtime photographer, would-be historian, and road hockey habitué Mario Bartel speaks of his lifetime relationship with what he has dubbed Canada's national pastime. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Canada's Pastime: Road Hockey" from PKN New Westminster Vol. 2, Mario talks about his unofficial local league (made up of various members of the community), which plays from October to May in any weather. He shares how, over the years, various traditions have sprung up around the games, and naturally -- as a photographer -- Bartel has covered them all.
Watch PechaKucha Vol. 29 - Film Edition presentations!
PechaKucha Vol. 29, Film Edition was an inspiring evening focused on the hidden heroes of the film industry here in Vancouver. In case you missed it, we’ve posted each talk on our vimeo page. Speakers Gwenael Lewis - Director New Document, Videographer BocciA filmmaker, storyteller, and design entrepreneur based in Vancouver, BC. Gwenael's growing obsession for visual story telling came to the forefront while working at Chanel. He has since collaborated with several international designers including Omer Arbel, Marcel Wanders and Maarten Baas. Watch Presentation Carl Bessai - Director Raven West Films Carl Bessai is one of Canada’s leading directors of independent film. Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, he has directed 14 feature films to date, all of which have garnered numerous national and international awards. Watch Presentation Edo Van Breemen - Film Score Composer / Producer A classically trained composer, songwriter, and electronic music producer. Edo's stylistic versatility and ability to musically interpret narratives in an emotionally compelling manner have made him a go-to composer for a rapidly growing pool of renowned film directors and commercial production houses worldwide. Watch Presentation Andrea Chlebak - Digital Colorist, Digital Film Central Andrea Chlebak is the Senior Colorist and Director of Creative Services at Central, a boutique post-production facility in Vancouver, BC. Andrea most recently completed the final colour for Neill Blomkamp's feature film, Elysium. Watch Presentation Adrien Van Viersen - Illustrator/Filmmaker, Smashmedia Production Adrien's career as a storyboard artist began with Romeo Must Die, and continued with Dreamcatcher, X-men2, I-Robot, Incredible Hulk, Mission Impossible 4, and TV pilots Smallville, Supernatural, The Arrow, and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. Watch Presentation Simon Barry - Creator/Show-Runner of Continuum Simon has sold Film and TV projects to Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Universal, Columbia, Working Title, CBS, FOX, FX, TNT, USA, and many independent companies. Feature Film credits include the Warner Bros. action thriller The Art of War and the micro budgeted independent Hamlet. Watch Presentation Kristin Lehman - Actress, Editor of This Fair Land Kristin's television credits include leading series regular roles on The Killing, Judging Amy, Felicity, Century City, Drive, Tilt and Strange World to name a few. Kristin can be seen playing Detective Angie Flynn on CTV’s primetime drama, Motive, or running her recently launched online magazine, This Fair Land. Watch Presentation Wayne Bennett - Film Producer, Organizer of Save BC Film Wayne has been a member of the Film and Television community for 23 years. In 2013, he became actively involved with "Save BC Film" in an effort to educate the public and our Government of the benefits of having an active and thriving Film and Television industry in BC. Watch Presentation Jesse James Miller - Writer/Director, Profile Films Jesse James Miller is a multi-award winning writer and director who's latest critically acclaimed feature film The Good Son: The life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was described by the LA TIMES as "a powerful story of triumph & tragedy". Watch Presentation Damien Gillis - Co-Director Fractured Land A Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues – especially relating to water, energy and saving Canada’s wild salmon – working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. Watch Presentation Maureen Webb - Co-Founder Project Limelight Society Co-Owner of East Of Main Cafe Maureen Webb co-founded (with her sister, Donalda Weaver) Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for young people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They also launched East of Main Cafe, in Chinatown, which donates 100% of its profits to Project Limelight. Watch Presentation Kevin Eastwood - Producer/Director of Optic Nerve Films The producer on two of BC's most successful homegrown feature films (the cult favourite Fido, and the Canadian box office hit, The Delicate Art of Parking). Currently directing The Emergency Room - a new series from Lark Productions that takes an unprecedented look inside the emergency room at VGH. Watch Presentation
It’s All a Blank Canvas
"How do I keep the creative fires burning as a grown-ass man, with taxes due and a bum knee."In "It’s All a Blank Canvas" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18, Chris McAdoo shares his creative journey to today, both personally and professionally…and what keeps the creative fires burning as age, responsibilities, and (at least to an extent) maturity, sneak up on a "grown-ass man."
City Focus: Edmonton
This week's city focus takes us to Canada, to the Pechakucha Night Edmonton, home not only to the visually arresting Art Gallery of Alberta but also to one of PechaKucha's most active and vibrant cities. Enjoy presentations from their recent PKN Vol. 25! Way to give'r, Edmontonians!
City Focus: Caracas
PechaKucha Night Caracas deserves this week’s City Focus for writing us saying that each presentation at their recent Vol. 4 has "become a shot of inspiration for a community that is overwhelmed with the difficult time that we are living ... after each event is a halo of hope, you can hear people saying to us 'yes we can'".