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Midcoast
Nov 13, 2009

PAST VOL 8

Southend-on-Sea @ Chalkwell Parkview Suites
Jun 09, 2011

PAST VOL 11

Aalborg @ Platform 4
Feb 05, 2013

PAST VOL 11

San Antonio @ Josephine Theatre
Aug 27, 2013

PAST VOL 15

Aalborg @ Huset
Oct 23, 2013

PAST VOL 14

Townsville @ Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Feb 09, 2017

PAST Powered by PechaKucha at the London Transport Museum

London @ London Transport Museum
Jan 26, 2017

PAST VOL 17

Ginowan @ Cotonoha
Feb 18, 2017

PAST VOL 25

Kyoto @ MTRL Kyoto
May 20, 2017

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Baskets and Pots

BY RICHARD WILSHUSEN
@ VOL 6 ON APR 13, 2012

Richard Wilshusen is an archaeologist, and in this presentation he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. (in English)

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Thin/Second/Onion/Fish

BY JO ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Johannette Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2014.
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Between reality and routine

BY CHLOÉ JARRY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In her work, Chloé Jarry conjures situations where art meets everyday life. She likes the indistinct sphere where these two realities mingle and interconnect, evoquing a never-ending dialogue between one and the other.
She has chosen the technique of earthenware as a material permitting me to mould and copy everyday objects : light bulbs, electrical sockets, adaptors, carpet slippers, grab-handles, pegs, plastic bottles forgotten on a bedside table... The technique of earthenware transforms the original object. During the steps of moulding, drying, and firing, the object gets distorted in a way that I cannot, and don’t wish to control, and my sculptures bear the traces of these accidents. Here’s what she is most interested in, as opposed to, for instance, a brand new and perfectly cast light switch freshly coming out of the production chain. I voluntarily keep the traces of my manipulation, I even leave the jagged edge you get during the process of casting. The hardly distorted form gives an impression of strangeness.
Her sculptures fully live in the space she offer to them. Discreet, they won’t change its function in the slightest, their presence will simply mark it in a subtle way, like appendixes from a parallel world.
She reproduces objects which are so typical for everyday life we don’t notice them any longer. Thus, her work offers a new regard on form, function, and space. {in French}

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Ceramic travels

BY KARISSA CHASE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves. 

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Sexy and Community

BY KATE MALONE AND STEPHEN PEY
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

Kate Malone and Stephen Pey worked together to create a building with hand made glazed tiles and design. After many trials and errors of cracking ceramic tiles, the finished product was to make something sexy but have the sense of community in the finished building. Which makes the hard work all worth while. 

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Big Bang Memorial

BY GAËLLE LE GUILLOU
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

Pechakucha was the opportunity for Gaëlle Le Guillou to speak about her deep project: it is an artistic and experimental project at long term in the cemetery of Bouteillerie in Nantes.
This project is supported by the association BIG BANG MEMORIAL. The idea of this association is to take a fresh look at the intimate and common that are cemeteries.

Ceramist Sculptrice, she chooses this material because she can imagine forms and volumes .
She experiments with coloured enamels, textures, by renewing regularly her themes of inspirations.
She draws her inspiration from her childhood, from fashionably, architecture, arts, and nature.
She creates her universe, fanciful and in movement, even if it is about the death.
That is characteristic in her work, and her life. {in french}

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The Vegetable Store

BY ERICA EYRES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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Wo die Seele (inne)wohnt

BY SEBASTIAN RAUCH
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

karak ist ein Ornament. karak ist auch die Firma von Sebastian Rauch und Thomas Rösler. Gemeinsam mit Sebastians Mutter, der Keramikkünstlerin Martha Rauch, produzieren die beiden Designer in Handarbeit Keramikfliesen mit grafischen Mustern. Seine digitalen Muster würden erst durch die Fehler, Risse und Flecken, die durch den Rakkubrand entstünden, lebendig, so der Grafikdesigner Sebastian. Thomas Rösler ist Produktdesigner und auch ihn fasziniert der unkontrollierbare Prozess. Jede Fliese wird anders, ganz besonders. www.karak.at

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Ceramic Assemblies

BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."

In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.

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Creative Creative

BY RAMON ESPANTALEÒN
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Ramon Espantaleon's architecture and interior designer background has served him well in exploring his creativity in a variety of materials such as bronze, resin, wood, and porcelain.  Not to forget, photography as well.

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PechaKucha Event in Lonstrup

In this post you'll find a few photos (all taken by Mathies Brinkmann) from a recent PechaKucha event held in the city of Lonstrup. It was produced in partnership with the PechaKucha Night in Aalborg series, as a sort of ambassador program to bring PKN to that city. From what we hear, it was a clear hit, and there's a chance that a regular series might start up in Lonstrup now. There are more photos to see in this Flickr photoset, and here's a report from PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel.The event in Lønstrup went so well, the small cinema was full of an enthusiastic audience (about 40-50 people, there's isn't room for more), and there were good, moving, thoughtfull presentations from local people.I made a PechaKucha about PechaKucha, and the local people hosted the event beautifully, following the concept of the PechaKucha idea. There were really good and funny presentations about paleontology (birds in stones from the dinosaur era), the impact of advertising and the means on our daily life, a ceramic Danish-Walish lifestory put into art with the inspiration from nature present, nature also came through the painter from New Zealand's very personal poetic presentation, a Danish South African writer put her life story into 20X20 format with the help of her two grandchildren, and a graphic/ theatre technician tried to invent creative toys out of cardboard.

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Innsbruck's New Culture Center, Baskets and Pots, and Jumping in Tokyo

Presentations Konstantin Ronikier is the organizer of PKN Innsbruck and in this presentation (in German, from PKN Salzburg Vol. 12) he talks about a new cultural center in the center of Innsbruck. Konstantin was in charge of renovating the previous building into a space where people could meet, discuss, and produce events. Richard Wilshusen is an archeologist, and in this presentation (from PKN Longmont Vol. 6) he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. Posters and flyers Today's new poster addition to the Tumblr blog comes our way from Gisborne, with the city's Vol. 9 happening this coming Friday (June 22) -- the event will take place at the Dome Cinema. Here's a peek at the new flyer series that we're launching here in Tokyo for our PKN series -- with our next event, Vol. 93, happening on June 27. The photography is by Michael Holmes, the design by Luis Mendo, and we plan on producing more flyers that follow the same "jump" motif. Calendar There's one PKN happening tonight (June 18), and it's a Vol. 1, in the city of Launceston. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 and PKN San Diego Vol. 15. 

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Great #11 at Platform 4 in Aalborg

This time Huset where I work organized PechaKucha together with a bunch of experimenting creatives in the area of cultural projects, art & technology at Platform 4 in a former Tivolipark Karolinelunden in Aalborg. 9 excellent projects and artistic processes were presented for an audience of 100 people, and we had been allowed to show the trailer from the experimenting danish orchestra Efterklangs new video and cd "The ghost of Piramida" as a finish-off at the evening. The movie will be shown at a screening at Platform 4 later on this month. Lene Nielsen has made it a life task to travel around Mongolia to register their unique filt carpets, processes of making and patterns, that are related specificly to each area. Her work is documented at the danish museum Moesgaard, and it is knowledge that probably wold have been lost without her work - so maginificent to listen to. Theatermanager at Teater Nordkraft Jakob Højgaard Jørgensen and actor Thomas J. Clausen explained about theor travelstudy in Africa dramatising the author Jakob Ejersbo  Eksile & Liberty books and how to create and develop a theatrical language and living characters based on the book and on meeting the people that knew the main character in Africa. Brilliant and interesting presentation. Projectmanager and anthropologist Signe Leth talked about the international cultural project IMAGES 2013, that is taking place september 2013 in different cities in DK and invited people to take part, join and help organizing the exiting event. Architect Jeppe Fink is involved in a group that is raising money and are working to transfer an old ferry to a floating culturalboat, thatis to be situated in the east harbour of Aalborg, and this exiting project is also open for all creatives of Aalborg to be part of. After the break excellent danish-south african artist Inge Tranter presented her artproject "The creative windowwsill", and there were put out paperbags with starterkits for the audience in socalled "unfortunate-bags" - a marvelous and fun presentation about finding inspiration, where you are. Christian Fumz has resently moved to Aalborg and gave an inspiring presentation about his work to connect artists in need of spaces to work with people who have empty buildings. The project givrum.nu /givespace.now also collaborates with creative alike projects in Berlin called citylink - veery exiting! Helena Sokol a very young artist has her first sole-ekhibition in Husets (non-profit) Gallery exhibiting bones and meat in photos, paintings and sculptures. She explained about the process of making sculptures out of bones and her fascination of them. Jakob Stig Nielsen has a long past experience as freelance graphic designer and explained about how to "survive" both artisticly and having a well established business. jakob is also cityorganizer of PechaKuha Night in Hjørring. Last but not least: Anna Johannsdottir jumped in on the last slot at 7.30 (!) in stead of Platform 4 manager Bo Nicolaisen, who had to cancell of a very good reason: he became a father of a beautiful son :-) Ceramic artist Anna Johannsdottir had a visit from 2 splendid photographers from Cyprus, and they did experiments with clay on her body and face. Beautiful photos and amazing process was described and the evening truly finished in the PechaKucha spirit. Efterklangs trailer put a dot on it Thank you for a wonderful evening - see you at Huset on april 10. :-) Annette  

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A collectively presented Pecha Kucha

At our March 2013 event, PKN Coventry Vol 12, we tried a new twist on the improvised Pecha Kucha presentation. To fit with our theme of "The 10 things I would do to make Coventry a better place", I prepared 20 slides - images of aspects of Coventry. In the interval, cards showing one of these images were randomly handed out to people in the audience, with the request that they come up with one (20 second) 'thing' inspired by that image to add into the presentation. Here is an short version of the list of the things the audience came up with: 1. (image of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum) Open for longer and later. Still free entry and expand the programme of groups using the space. 2. (image of the Cathedrals) Open up the recently discovered 14th Century crypts and let people see the bodies! 3. (image of the Ellen Terry Building) Bring back the cinema for the public! 4. (image of alleyway by Druckers off Hertford Street) Make sure the lights always work and it's safe to use. 5. (image of ring road flyovers by sports centre) Get the chicken knitters (as mentioned in Richard Tomlinson's PK earlier) to knit some socks for the ring road legs...(yarnbombing!) 6. (image of the river at the back of Palmer Lane) Open up the river. 7. (image of back of sports centre) I'm amazed that these used to be steps up to a restaurant! 8. (image of the side of St Mary's Guild Hall) Keep the heritage weekend. 9. (image of County Hall) More independent, and less w*nk bars! 10. (image of timbered former tourist info building next to Holy Trinity) Should be Tourist Info and a tourist destination. 11. (gate near Bishop St) This is near the Refugee Centre. The Refugee Centre has been welcoming refugees for more than 10 years, but it had to remain hidden for a long time. The refugees that have settled here over the last 10 years are now making a huge impact in the city. Reinvention, positivity and social value. 12. (image of the precinct) We should all be 'Poogilantes' to prevent people from stepping in undesirable poo on pavements, always carry a chalk to circle, label and help others avoid! 13. (image of stairs near Coventry Market) Step into Coventry Market - Coventry is full of interesting buildings, spaces, nooks and crannies. Go and explore - and champion - them. 14. (image of the circular cafe in the Lower Precinct) Create a public painting - or guerilla weaving workshop here. Cover it in colour. 15. (image of Cullen ceramic mural in the Lower Precinct) Give more jobs to glass blowers, artists and other people who put the colour in. 16. (image of public artwork in Shelton Square) Make a hidden art trail - so people can find these. 17. (image of former Evening Telegraph building) Offer this building to artists and craftsmen... 18. (image of Whitefriars Monastery from the subway) Crowdsource some citizen photos of Coventry - what its people see as beautiful - and use these as the images on official council and other establishments websites. An ever-changing selection which showcases current events and developments and maybe even engenders civic pride! 19. (image of graffitti) A paint amnesty. 20 (image of the cross on the ground of the Priory Place visitor centre garden) Coventry obviously needs more pirates - there's buried treasure here that needs digging up....!

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 5

See you this evening (5.6.14) for PechaKucha Night Townsville's Volume 5 - the bar opens at 6:30pm and talks start at 7:30pm - venue: School of the Arts (188-210 Stanley Street).   We have a great line up, so come along submerge yourself in PechaKucha and the Volume 5 speakers: Bob Clayton - from image to realisation  Karrissa Chase - ceramic art Martin Gledhill - sea ports, stone and birds Sandy McCathie - conversations for climate change action Rike Wolf - food waste and the up-cycled FruitCycle Rebecca Ryan - Townsville Bicycle User Group  David Sewell - Citizens Against Mining Ben Lomond Keith Noble - North Australian Agriculture   We are looking forward to your continued support and seeing you soon, Tania, Keith and the PKNT team   E: pechakuchatownsville@gmail.com W: https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/townsville Venue: School of the Arts, 188-210 Stanley Street, Townsville City http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.au/contact-us-2/  

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

“We made 120 ceramic cockatoos — it took 20 firings in total.” Julianne Smallwood met her friend Judy about ten years ago through the world of ceramics. In “A Kiln-Fired Friendship” from PKN Blue Mountains, Vol. 6, she details her collaboration with Judy and also delves into the challenges of ceramic-firing, building kilns, and the process of crafting beautiful, delicate words of art.

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Volume 15 Presenters Announced!

Spiders, sex and jumping off mountains highlight 15th PK Night at the Ellen Theatre Featured presenters at the next Pecha Kucha Night at the Ellen Theatre April 21 and April 22 include Laurie Kerzicnik on “The Allure of Spiders”; Billy McWilliams, owner of Bozeman-based Erotique, with a PG-rated presentation on “Sex in Bozeman from 1981-2015”; and Jeff Schlabs with “Just Wing It” on a life jumping from high places, culminating in a wingsuit jump from 10,000 feet in Glacier National Park.  Other presenters include: Paul Stouffer on “The Plaque: Golden Ghosts of 1941 Bobcat Football Team”; Mark and Kelly Harro with “Teardrop Trailer for Two”; Lorena Payne with “2-Wheeler Biker Chick”; Josh DeWeese with “History of Ceramic Arts in Montana”; Russell Rowland with “Getting Back on the Horse,” a story about the Montana ethic;  Diana Proemm with “The Bigger Picture,” combining her passions for recreational therapy and photography; Larry Newman with “Bicycle Touring: Consider the Possibilities”; and Loretta Domaszewski with “Nature Inspires Creativity en Plein Air.”   All presentations will be featured both nights. Broad Comedy stars and local personalities Cara Wilder and Missy O’Malley will each emcee one night.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!  Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing pechakuchabozeman@gmail.com   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission.   Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at theellentheatre.com  Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting. 

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PechaKucha London Vol 12 - Welcome! #PKNLDN12

GET YOUR £8 TICKET HERE   In July 2016 the Mayor of London launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, sending a vibrant message to the world that London is a united city where everyone is welcome.    Pecha Kucha is proudly joining this campaign with our 12th London event: #PKNLDN12. Taking place at London's museum of the home, the Geffrye Museum, the evening will host inspirational talks from 12 speakers on the theme of WELCOME. It also happens during London Design Festival - an annual event showcasing London's design heritage, when the world's design community comes to town.   Hosting the evening is author and journalist Sarah Thompson. Among other subjects, Sarah has written about the surprising homes found in some particularly unwelcoming buildings, and about the mixed-up experience of welcoming a child into the world. Welcomed by Sarah, our 12 speakers will then offer their interpretation of the word WELCOME. In true Pecha Kucha style, each speaker has 20 seconds to talk us through 20 slides. With only six minutes to share their thoughts, talks are always fast, funny and fascinating.    Our wonderful line up of speakers includes -  Sarah Buxton / Observational Strategist / In 20 slides Sarah will explain how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use / http://observereffect.io/author/sarah/ Rachel South / Upholsterer / Drawing on her experience travelling and working with weavers in India, Central America and Europe, Rachael has added exciting flair to her approach to furniture and upholstery. Her aim is to apply traditional technical excellence with a contemporary execution / http://rachaelsouth.com/ Adam Bray / Interior Designer /Adam has a reputation for making comfortable rooms that are luxurious, eclectic and unpretentious is based on a deep interest in comfort, practicality and the intelligent use of materials / http://www.adambray.info/ Kirsty Minns / Creative Director, The Future Laboratory / Kirsty’s multi-disciplined approach has continued throughout her career, which includes experience in graphic design, product design, product development, art direction and curating. Kirsty is heavily influenced by a strong contrast between her concept-led degree course and her practical eight-year commercial experience / thefuturelaboratory.com Donna Churchman / Headspace Mentor to Creative Professionals / Donna teaches an understanding that shows creatives how to navigate the blocks, spend more time in the flow and continuously thrive at being creatively awesome / www.creativeblockandflow.com Maria Jeglinska / Freelance Designer / In 2010, Maria Jeglinska established her Office for Design  & Research, working on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects (furniture, lighting to products), spaces, filmmaking, writing as well as research-based projects / www.mariajeglinska.com/ Alicja Patanowska / Ceramacist / Polish artist and designer whose collection of  collection of hand-thrown ceramic plant pots that fit inside old glasses so both stem and roots can be seen wowed the design wordl! / http://www.patanowska.pl/ Andreas Helland / Freelance Photographer and Freelance Nurse/ http://andreas.helland.org/

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Ceramic Assemblies

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives." In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.