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PAST VOL 8

Huddersfield @ Cafe Ollo
Nov 29, 2012

PAST VOL 1

Chiba @ CHIBA-LABO
Jun 06, 2013

PAST VOL 22

Beijing @ PKBJ VENUE 22 Beijing University of CIvil Engineering and Architecture
Nov 07, 2011

PAST VOL 2

Chiba @ CHIBA-LABO
Sep 05, 2013

PAST VOL 17

Istanbul @ Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi A.Ş.
Sep 20, 2013

PAST VOL 29

Beijing @ ZINORO Showroom
Jun 28, 2014

PAST VOL 6

Kuopio @ Culture Arena 44
Sep 28, 2014

PAST VOL 30

Beijing @ PKBJ VENUE 30 AT GALAXY SOHO
Sep 01, 2014

PAST CAREER BAR

Chiba @ rix's oriental dining
Nov 26, 2014

Kungsbacka @ Club Ester

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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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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 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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Oyako

BY BRUCE OSBORN
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2014.

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Comer es Unir

BY JEAN PIERRE ENDRE ROSATI
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 02, 2015

Jean Endre presenta su relación con la comida; un placer importante que une a las personas.

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Fold Paper

BY LILY TORRES
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 02, 2015

Lily Torres nos presenta su proyecto FOLD PAPER CATERING, una altermativa de diseño biodegradable para contenedores de comida.

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La cocina inspiradora

BY ANDRÉS MARTINEZ ROJAS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 02, 2015

Andrés Martínez, chef de Concepción, cuenta como la cocina lo inspira en la vida.

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The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

BY HAYLEY HO
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.

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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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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.    

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Chasing Aurora

Does the Aurora look the same to the naked eye as it does photographed? Photographer Judith Conning’s passion involved traveling to and indulging in an environment few of us can imagine. In “Chasing Aurora” from PKN Forster Vol. 3, see how she travels north of the Arctic Circle to capture one of the world’s most magical, beautiful natural phenomena: the Aurora Borealis.

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PechaKucha Night Food Design

  PechaKucha Concepción anuncia su volumen 11 con la temática Food Design, serán 8 los expositores ligados a la comida y el diseño, entre ellos arquitectos, fotografos, diseñadores de espacios, quienes contarán su experiencia en torno al desarrollo de productos y servicios gastronómicos. La cita es el dia 02 de Octubre en Club 5, una co-producción junto a la Facultad de Diseño de la UDD, y que este año además incorporó un concurso de afiches, desde donde nace la imagen que reprsenta a este volumen, diseñada por Gino Pampaloni, estudiante de diseño de Concepción. La entrada es gratuita previa inscripción que se anunciará por las redes y medios de prensa.