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Beijing @ PKBJ VENUE 22 Beijing University of CIvil Engineering and Architecture
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Istanbul @ Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi A.Ş.
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Beijing @ ZINORO Showroom
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Beijing @ PKBJ VENUE 30 AT GALAXY SOHO
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Orange County, China

BY KOTAMA BOUABANE
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Orange County, CA in China? Not quite, but in this presentation, Kotama shares photos of a suburb in Beijing that has been made to look like Orange County. He also takes the opportunity to cover other Western-influenced elements he spotted in China.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2013.

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Lota, Chile and Toronto

BY PAYAM SHALCHIAN
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 23, 2012

In this presentation by Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. (in English)

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2013.

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Taoist Chairs

BY ALAN SCHACHER
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2012

This is a story about chairs, but not just any kind of chair. Alan Schacher reveals the types of chairs he has observed in Chinese Taoism temples and culture.

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The Story of Chiles

BY DANIEL MONTELLO
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Dan Montello has resided in Santa Barbara since 1992, which his wife Violet assures still makes him a “come here.” He is professor of geography at UCSB and loves chiles, whether growing them, cooking them, eating them, or just pondering their cosmic significance.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 22, 2013.

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Why We Travel

BY ZYGMUNT ("ZIGGY") STRAWCZYNSKI
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Zygmunt Strawczynski loves to travel. In this presentation, he shares what he's learned from traveling to places that were mostly off the beaten path, and how he realized he could become very rich by selling frisbees at the Tiananmen Square.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 29, 2013.

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Impressions of China

BY DOUG KELLY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2013

Photographer Doug Kelly shares some of his favorite photographs from his adventures around China, capturing characters he came across while strolling the streets. He photographed cultural relics throughout Shanghai and discusses the changes that are about to take place in older parts of the city. 

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Chinese Characters

BY YONGQING LIU
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Yongqing Liu is a Secretary-General of Shenzhen Graphic Design Association. His amazing design works utilizing Chinese characters and fonts for products and branding is a combination of historical background and his own feelings toward life. Unfortunatley, Yonging Liu was unavailable, and a friend of his presented for him instead. 

 

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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.

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Shooting the Yuanyang Rice Terraces

BY CAROLINE MARYAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Ever wonder what a photographer goes through to get that great, exotic, far away photo? Sometimes it's just an impulse. Caroline Maryan takes us on the journey with her and shows us not only the great shot she went for, but also who she met along the way, what went into processing the photos, and what she discovered about herself doing it all.

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蛇口摄影学会的发展 Shekou's Own Photographic Society

BY PEI LUO
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013

林延向我们介绍了蛇口摄影学会三十年来的发展历程

Yan Lin goes into depth on the development of Photographic Society of Shekou over the past 30 years. (in Chinese)

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Robin Chase

Robin Chase is the founder of car time-share company Zipcar and carpooling site GoLoco -- based on the idea of using social networks for sharing rides -- and at this month's PechaKucha Night in Boston Vol. 9 she gave a presentation on the "anatomy of sharing." She goes through some of the main points in this blog post. For more on Robin and her ideas on sharing, there's a nice piece in GOOD magazine's "Transportation Issue," also available online.

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Earthquake in Chile

Our thoughts go out to everyone in Chile after the strong earthquake and the many aftershocks. We emailed the PechaKucha team in Concepcion, which appears to be near the epicentre, as soon as the news broke in the US and we emailed them again as we woke up to the news in Japan. The PechaKucha team in Concepcion has been very active trying to raise funds for the earthquake in Haiti through our "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti." Cameron Sinclair has been in touch from Architecture for Humanity, and we immediately decided that all funds they have raised for Haiti should be used at home and we will be looking to match those funds several times over. Please check back for more news and update. Any money donated at the Concepcion PechaKucha page will be directed to the PechaKucha organizers there. The same will be done for donations made to the Santiago PechaKucha page. Please donate what you can.

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More News from Chile

We recently updated you a few times in regards to the situation in Chile thanks to emails from PKN Concepcion organizer Alejandra Sepulveda -- and the latest is that she is preparing a PechaKucha presentation describing what she's gone through, that will go online. We were also relieved to hear back from PKN Santiago organizer Emilio Marin, and here's some of what he had to share: I'm OK, and I feel really lucky. The BIG earthquake was very traumatic. 8.8 Richter and 7.5 here in Santiago. The images of the BIG EARTHQUAKE and the TSUNAMI are very shocking. The Earth is still moving, this past Thursday we had an earthquake of 6.9 Ritcher here in Santiago. The zone of the earthquake will take a least 2 years to get back on track, and obviously this is affecting our nation, in every way, economic, political and social. I am now in the organization behind the next Biennale of Architecture in Chile. After the earthquake, we have changed all our efforts into focusing on the issue of reconstruction, as the architect can and must play an important role. Universities are organized, and they will contribute to re-construction projects in Chile. But I think it would be very interesting to have ideas from around the world. It is very strange, but Chile has a history of natural disasters. In fact, the world's largest quake occurred in Chile in 1960. A basic emergency housing has not yet been designed, which is more than just a tent. Right now people are in need of protection from the rain, and also need a house with a bathroom, to avoid health problems. I think there is a first stage of an emergency -- a tent, or something more worthy and useful -- but a second stage is planned as something definitive (temporary schools, hospitals, etc.), with also a final third stage of reconstruction. And as you know, many of these solutions are subject to an important economic factor. Emilio also points us to this photo-heavy look at the chaos caused by the earthquake.

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Lota, Chile & Toronto

Payam Shalcian and Jamie Black of the Institute Without Borders (IWB) are out to solve the world's "Wicked Problems". In today's Presentation of the Day, we see Payam and Jamie speaking in specific on the research they did to inspire the economically and environmentally-stressed communities of Lota, Chile to shift towards resiliency. In this presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 13), you'll hear how they avoided methods of design imperialism and interventionist architecture and focused more so on ownership to combat issues surrounding planning, housing, and funding. 

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The Story of Chiles

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 6), Daniel Montello expresses his love for the chile pepper. History lessons are given, examinations of the hottest chiles in the world are reported; among them not only the notorious habanero pepper, but many rated on the Scoville heat scale as much more volatile. Daniel offers suggestions to those who can't take the heat (hint: add sugar or milk), and talks of the compounds that cause the lovely (or awful) burning sensation when consumed.

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Chasing Storms

"These are the biggest, baddest storms on the Earth -- and we like to get really, really close." George Kourounis is a global explorer, adventurer, storm chaser, and host of the Angry Planet TV series. Hold on tight as he shares (at PKN Toronto Vol. 20) some of his most dramatic tales and images from numerous up-close encounters with the most dangerous forces of nature from around the world.

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Pechakucha Valpo

Pecha Kucha: es un formato de presentación (fundamentalmente creativa) en el cual se expone un trabajo de manera sencilla e informal mediante 20 diapositivas mostradas durante 20 segundos cada una. Originalmente creado por Astrid Klein y Mark Dytham de Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) en Tokio en 2003 como un punto de encuentro para jóvenes diseñadores donde pudiesen mostrar sus obras en público e intercambiar opiniones. Desde entonces, el formato se ha extendido de manera vírica a otras ciudades alrededor del mundo.   La idea fundamental de PechaKucha Night es permitir compartir las ideas de diversos presentadores durante una noche, manteniendo un nivel de interés y atención alto mediante presentaciones muy concisas. Para ello se creó el formato 20×20 de PechaKucha, a cada presentador se le permite usar 20 imágenes o diapositivas, cada una de las cuales es mostrada durante 20 segundos. En total, cada presentación transcurre durante 6 minutos y 40 segundos, tras lo cual se hace una breve pausa y el siguiente presentador sube al escenario. Cada evento consta normalmente de 14 presentaciones. Los presentadores, vienen normalmente de los campos de: Diseño Arquitectura Arte Danza Teatro Música Audio Visual Organizaciones sociales / iniciativas locales La necesidad de tener un lugar en la ciudad para mostrar y compartir los trabajos de uno mismo parece ser global – probado por el hecho de que el formato Pecha Kucha Night ha sido replicado ya en más de 600 ciudades de todos los continentes. La frecuencia de los eventos está normalmente limitada a una al mes por ciudad. Invitamos a todos quienes tengan una idea, un proyecto, un evento a realizar un cuestionamiento, una opinión a enviar sus trabajos a pechakuchav@gmail.com para presentar en PKN_VALPO, en agosto realizaremos la primera sesión, pronto anunciaremos fecha y lugar!  https://www.facebook.com/pechakuchavalpo @PKN_VALPO (twitter)

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Pechakucha Night Innovación

  Pechakucha Innovación es producto de un enlace entre Innova Bio Bío y Pechakucha Concepción. Para esta oportunidad estaremos insertos en la feria de la innovación, evento que se desarrollará en el Espacio Marina, a un costado del Casino de la ciudad. 8 serán los expositores que esta vez hablaran de su experiencia en torno a la innovación, todos de diversas areas, diseño, empresa, educación. La entrada es gratuita previa inscripción, luego del evento habrá una fiesta para cerrar la feria a la cual estan todos invitados!. --- Pechakucha Innovation is product of a link between Innova Bio Bio and Pechakucha Concepcion. For this opportunity we'll be embedded in the innovation fair, event to be held in the Espacio Marina, next to the Casino of the city. 8 will be the speakers this time, they talk about their experience on innovation, from different areas, design, business, education. Admission is free pass after registration, after the event we'll have a party to close the show, to which you are all invited!.

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Video from Valparaíso's Chill Vol. 1

Port city of Chile, Valparaíso recently held their inaugural PechaKucha evening, and threw together a very smooth video to boot! Checkout the post by Pecha Kucha Valpo.    PKN Valparaíso Vol. 1 was held on October 24, 2013 at Fauna Hotel. Check out photos and more details on their event page.

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Video Vol.2

El próximo 15 de mayo celebraremos el Vol.3 de Pechakucha Valparaíso, ahora les dejamos el link de lo realizado el pasado 31 de enero.