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New York @ Wythe Hotel
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Istanbul @ Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Nov 19, 2014

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Abbotsford @ University of The Fraser Valley
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Surrey @ Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
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Durban @ Ambassador House
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艺术与城市的联系 The Connections Between Arts and Cities

BY ZHAOHAO LEE
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013

李肇豪用非常好的想法去用画作将艺术,城市,生活联系在了一起。

Zhaohao Lee use excellent thoughts to use drawings to link among arts, cities in lives.

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Magenta Lamb's Quarters: A Gardener's Emissary

BY JESSICA SOZA
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Jessica Soza talks about her favorite plant, Magenta Lamb's Quarters, a relative of the beet and quinoa family. Jessica poetically describes using this plant as a harbinger of spring, as ground cover, as greens in salads, as seeds for birds. She also shares how gardening is about cultivation, connection between soil, plants, bugs and people - and the awe she has found by working in small scale gardens.

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Reclaiming the Moral Frame

BY MANDELA BARNES
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Wisconsin state representative of the 11th Assembly District, Mandela Barnes serves as the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Corrections and will also serve on the Assembly Committees on Education, Small Business Development, and Jobs and the Economy. He is the chair of the Legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus. Barnes graduated from John Marshall High School and attended Alabama A&M University, before returning to Milwaukee in 2009. Here he delivers an impassioned presentation on morality in America. 

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OBJETS TROUVES

BY PETER QUINNELL
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Peter Quinnell's studio and home are packed to the rafters with peculiar treasures found on the street, in jumble sales, car boot fairs and gifted by friends. In this presentation he shares some of his obsessions and collections, spanning toy guns, tiny charms, food packaging, vintage knitting patterns and modified highway signs.

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What's Your Cause?

BY ERIC FRANS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Husband, Father, Texan by birth and Canadian by choice, Eric Frans is connects people to the causes they care about. He explores how we are all meant to care about something, but too many people exist not knowing what their passion is. It's time you found out.

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Soft Interaction for Connectedness and Well-being

BY JINSIL (HWARYOUNG) SEO
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Jinsil (Hwaryoung) Seo presents some of her interactive art research using soft/organic materials for children with autism and older adults. Her research focuses on promoting social/intergenerational connectedness and wellbeing.

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Bottom-up video - the social tool

BY TIMO EKHART
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

What is the goal of establishing a regional television network? How can this platform make contributions to the local community? What is the most effective and efficient way of realising this goal?

Timo Ekhart is the presenter of Children’s Television at the Maastricht hospital, video maker, camera journalist, radio producer, host and interviewer. He tells us how he connects people with each other and empowers them through the use of media such as internet video, radio and television.

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How to Bond

BY CHANTHAL MUIJRERS
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

There's a broad upcoming sense that in our daily, busy life making a true connection with another person is not that easy. We feed ourselves with a spectacular variety of social activities that are maybe not that social at all, when we take a closer look. Chanthal Muijrers' approach is refreshingly motivating, combining her clients talents and social skills to empower them.

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A World of Fantasy

BY SARIE MOOLENBURGH
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sarie Moolenburgh shares her photography and creative process. Moolenburgh discovered her passion for photography 2 years ago with a special interest in analog photography. Her explorations with the medium have included processing film in lemon juice, coffee, and even urine, to push the boundaries between photography and art. She describes the process of finding her own voice and how it strengthened her connections with others around her. 

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#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people."

Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.

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Anastomosis: the Connected City

Anasto-WHAT-sis? Is likely what you're thinking when seeing this title.  Anastomosis is the process of reconnecting two previously branched-out streams, and to Dominik Saitl it's about connecting districts of cities that have been divided by rivers or man-made obstructions. In today's Presentation of the Day "Anastomosis: the Connected City" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 104, Dominik explains that he seeks to "defrost" what he considers to be the city's "frozen evolution" by making these small but necessary connections in city space. 

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The Chinese Connection

What does your city mean to you? Joanna Wong speaks of the deep connections present between China and her home, Vancouver; known as 'the most Asian city outside of Asia.' In "The Chinese Connection" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, 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.

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We're ONE!

We're turning ONE - sort of. While our real birthday was back a few days ago, we'll be celebrating the beginning of our second year of PKN in New West on Friday February 21st, 2014 at our home in the River Market. After a great first year full of passionate and inspiring presentations and wonderful new friendships and connections made we are thoroughly looking forward to a great year of PKN in New West.  Be sure to join us for your fifth or first event in a few weeks time. Grab your ticket through our Eventbrite site to avoid dissapointment. 

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure!  In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

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First Event for the 2014

Our first Pecha Kucha Night for 2014 is presented in partnership with the Otago Museum and is focused on collections - known and unkown, big and small, precious and intriguing!   Come along and see some amazing images and stories about Dunedin collections and collectors. We have some great presenters lined up which we will announce soon.   Thursday 17 April Otago Museum   Doors open 7:00pm, starts 7:30pm $10 Entry   Book now at dashtickets.co.nz   Don't miss our first event for the year!

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PechaKucha GNV v10: Re(consider) The Bicycle

For the poster for Gainesville's PechaKucha GNV v10, organizer Anthony Rue looked back through the history of bicycle design to find a rather whimsical reinvention from the first decade of the 20th century for the anchor graphic. It teases out the theme of the evening's presentation, a re-imagening of the bicycle as a prism to view connections in our community.    

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Personality Type

What typeface are you? Robert Brickell shares his love for typography. In “Personality Type” from PKN New Westminster Vol. 3 he draws connections between the feel and design of a font to the very human emotions that they convey.

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

"If you build it and they will come. If they build it and they will say."What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? In [Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1 Beth Scaccia shows us a new type of gathering place for people to come together, create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects. Don't be surprised to find [Freespace] coming to your town soon!

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Is There A Place Where the Sidewalk Ends

“As designers people often ask us ‘what do designers do?’. Can we define what we do? Lets try.” In Is There A Place Where the Sidewalk Ends from PechaKucha Portland Volume 14, Speakers and Landscape architects Miguel Camacho-Serna, Azas Sadjadi, and Chanelle Wiley poetically discuss design. From the unclear beginnings and endings, roles and structures, and the importance of connections, the three explain the intricacies of influences to the creative process.

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My 6 minutes and 40 seconds at PechaKucha!

          A beautiful testimonial by PechaKucha presenter Sonia Kar  So it began! The moment had come for me to take the stage. Rodrigo, one of the enthusiastic hosts of the evening, had started giving a grand introduction about what I was going to speak about in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds on PechaKucha Maastricht Vol 31, being held at the prestigious Sint Janskerk. What would I say? Would I be able to keep pace with the 20 seconds timer on each slide or would I just make a mess of it? Would I be able to convey my story effectively? Actually all these questions crossed my mind some two months ago when I heard about PechaKucha 20X20 presentation format using picture slides. Bit intimidating that one has to convey adequately in 20 slides with a 20 sec/slide speed, but the concept was so terrific that I had to give it a try. My application as a guest speaker took some screening considering PechaKucha was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. However I handled the screening questions with the same passion as I would be doing while speaking (I in fact felt I was already on stage). To my joy, I was informed that the very talented PechaKucha team had selected me. Next came the daunting task of preparing the slides – setting my story right, hunting for the appropriate pictures for the slides. That actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Though it called for some iterations, lots of “gentle” reminders and patience from PechaKucha team members especially Zhen (thank you for bearing with all the stupid questions which came your way). However, the issues were faced when I thought of practising. Just two days left for the event, I was making a mess. I remember the first time I practised – the entire 20 slides (each with 20 seconds) were over and I had not finished half of my story! I was always gifted with this art of talking a lot and not being precise. That would definitely be put to the test now. So then came the phase of cutting it short and making it just fit within 20 seconds. The next time I practised, I finished the story when I was in slide 10! The pressure of finishing the story was high so I missed mentioning half of the points which I had to. With some iterations I was ultimately there. On the D-day, when we reached Sint Janskerk - it was a packed house. The stage was set and rows of chairs were placed perfectly surrounding the stage. There were at least 300 people. I was trying to find familiar faces (as that would boost my confidence– human psychology as talking to known people is less of a stress than addressing unknown people) but there were hardly any. Then came the reassuring words from my husband – “You have spoken at a gathering of 100 people before. Speaking to 100 people and 300 people will feel the same”. Feeling a bit relaxed by his remark, I went and chose a comfortable spot. What I loved the most was the concept of starting with the programme at 20:20. All the speakers were outstanding, the topics and their stories were thought-provoking. There were a lot of ideas and energies which were brought in. The audience (I being a part of it too) was completely enlightened and very enthusiastic. The more I watched the speakers, the more tensed I became. It was already intimidating to match the standards set by the speakers. But I was banking on the audience, if I falter or forget something they will clap and cheer me for that too :) Then came my turn. Rodrigo announced my name and yes, I was on stage. What was playing in my mind in the first two seconds – “Wow, that’s a lot of people looking at me, how do I engage with them? Oops, watch your posture, where are your hands, oh no, I have a microphone, what were the first lines?  Ah forget it, just be yourself”.  (Yeah, mind is faster than light, all this I thought in two seconds) And that’s what happened for the next 6 minutes 40 seconds – I was myself. I spoke about how we had come up with HomeHandi, an online platform which connects passionate cooks to food lovers like us and provides healthy home cooked food options. The most interesting part of the talk was when I started speaking about our learnings. I could feel an immediate connection with the audience. The one on how we could empower most of the cooks who were women homemakers by boosting their self-confidence and making them financially independent was appreciated by everyone. By the time I spoke about how we realised that people from various cultures unite or bond together over food, I was completely at ease. “Food is a universal language and we see it as an enabler to connect people from various countries i.e. expats, students and locals together. That is exactly what we saw happening in our flagship event – International Food Festival held in Maastricht. Why not make Maastricht city as one of the pioneers in forming a culturally inclusive community?” While saying all this,  it really did not hit me that I was at this grand location or event. I felt as if it was a normal chit-chat which I was having with a group of friends of mine (PechaKucha actually signifies chit-chat).  I spoke without any inhibitions and my passion controlled my speech. I enjoyed thoroughly those 6 minutes and 40 seconds which came my way. At the end of the event I was approached by many familiar faces – familiar as I had seen them from the podium so now they were no more unfamiliar to me. I felt that PechaKucha gave me that platform to bring out the confidence in me, helped me to approach and interact with so many people, gave me the opportunity to enlighten myself. The informal way of story-telling with pictures is something very unique and very heart warming. Thank you PechaKucha for my 6 minutes and 40 seconds :)   By Sonia Kar, HomeHandi