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The Current Crisis; a Pattern
BY WIM GROMMEN
@ VOL 6
ON MAY 23, 2013
Almost daily businesses and individuals face the current crisis. Not only savers and investors have lost money, but also businesses and taxpayers make their contribution; even the pension of citizens is under great pressure. Societies face the same problems as at the end of the second industrial revolution, such as rising unemployment, skyrocketing debt of companies and governments and falling stock indexes. Looking at the characteristics of the phases of transitions, these social transformation processes, it could well be that we have now reached the end of the so-called third industrial revolution.
Misconceptions about Bangladesh
BY AMIT BISWAS
@ VOL 26
ON APR 09, 2015
From his experience of traveling and living in abroad, Amit Biswas sheds light on the unspoken beauty and contribution of Bangladesh to the world. He shares his own experience and contrasts it with the misperceptions and misconceptions about Bangladesh in the western countries. He highlights the facts which western media hardly talks about.
From Self-Care to Community Care: Unconventional Support Structures
BY BELINDA KWAN
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 25, 2016
Belinda Kwan is an emerging art historian & writer who is completing her graduate studies. Her research focuses on politically-engaged art, especially in terms of their contribution to anti-oppression movements. Using personal anecdotes, she explores forms of interdependency and care that exist outside of organizational/institutional frameworks.
Today’s Israel Array
BY JENNIFER NOBEL
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 02, 2017
You may consider Jennifer Nobel a starving artist, but since she likes to cook so much, she’s more like a yearning artist. Her writing and photography work is not a secret mission, although it’s hidden in the pages of two inspirational compilations, travel features for AAA’s Home & Away, along with archived photography and profile stories for Etc. for Her a local magazine. As a wife and mother of three, she’s kept her family lively in having three foreign exchange students in the past ten years from China, France, and thankfully also from Japan. Instead of traveling, they brought travel home. Her PechaKucha contribution is titled “Today’s Israel Array,” where array is defined as “an ordered arrangement, in particular.”
Memoirs of a Jamaican-Chinese-Canadian Dragon Lady
BY CAROL WILLIAMS-WONG
@ VOL 17
ON NOV 24, 2017
Chinese-Jamaican by birth, and Canadian by choice, Carol Williams-Wong has lived in Jamaica, Montreal, Hong Kong, is now living in Unionville, Ontario. This is her story of adapting, integrating, embracing and appreciating through active contribution and involvement in her community.
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Flyer for PKN Brighton Vol. 7
PechaKucha Night in Brighton Vol. 7 may have happened last week, but we do like to keep track here of flyers and posters that are being produced for PKNs worldwide, and so here's a look at Brighton's latest contribution. Let's also mention that PKN Brighton Vol. 8 is set to happen June 16 at Phoenix Brighton.
PKN Christchurch + Global Cities Week
Christchurch is taking part in our Global Cities Week, with its "Cycle-Powered" PechaKucha Night Vol. 13 happening on February 26, and it will be the first outdoor PKN in Christchurch -- that week also marks the anniversary of the earthquake that tore through the city last year (February 22). Below, more details on the event from organizer Jessica Halliday.PechaKucha Night Christchurch 13 is our contribution to PK's Global Cities Week. Instead of making this a huge event, we've scaled it down. There will be seven or eight presentations. Our venue will be as eloquent as any of our speakers on the topic of Christchurch: we're holding this in association with Gap Filler, piggy-backing on their outdoor cycle cinema project on the former Cycle Trading and Printstop sites on the corner of Manchester St & Dundas St. Ride along at 8pm and be prepared to do your bit to power this event! The system can't take knobbly tires, so slip on your slicks and one of our volunteers will help you take a stand. See the Gap Filler website if you want to know more about how it works: www.gapfiller.org.nz This is the first outdoor PKN in Christchurch, with a bit of uncertainty involved (bad weather, power failure) but that's perfectly appropriate to the occasion. We can't promise a high level of comfort and we're not selling tickets or running a bar like we usually do; you will need to bring your own seating and refreshments. A coffee cart will be on site and Gap Filler will sell a few tasty treats. Entry is by koha and all donations will go to support Gap Filler. If it's looking like we'll get rained out, keep your eye out for a postponement notice and we'll hold it the following day. Huge thanks to the Gap Filler crew for having us.
PKN Orlando in the News
Lots of great news to report in regards to Orlando's PechaKucha Night series, starting with word that last month's Global Cities Week event (PKN Vol. 5) attracted its largest turnout, with a crowd that absolutely loved the theme and the presentations that followed. What you see above is a very terrific piece on the series that was featured in the February issue of Orlando Magazine, in the lead-up to the GCW event. And we leave the best news of all for last, as told to us by organizer Eddie Selover:I was notified last week that we have won a Golden Brick Award from the Downtown Orlando Partnership for our contribution to downtown Orlando's cultural scene. We will receive this award at a ceremony with the mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, on March 15.
We were very humbled and thankful to be awarded the "Tokyo Prize" last week, given "for outstanding contribution to contemporary culture in Japan." It is represented by a trophy in the shape of a black crow, designed by artist Hiroki Tashiro -- if you've never been to Tokyo, let's just say that the black crow is a common sight, and represents the city well. Judges for the prize included Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum. The prize was given to Mark & Astrid by Suzie Roos, wife of the the American Ambassador to Japan. Below, a few photos taken during the ceremony, which was accepted by PechaKucha founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Pictured throughout with his dog is Johnnie Walker, a mainstay in the Tokyo art scene, who helped launch the prize a few years ago.
Engaging Conversation through PechaKucha
[ARTICLE WRITTEN BY TANIS MACPHAIL] As most people who have held a conversation will know–it is an art form. It is challenging enough to interact with one or two people, keeping them engaged and interested in the topic at hand. With Pecha Kucha we endeavor to do this with an a theatre of people. With the lights in our eyes and the podium in front of us, we do not have to worry about interruptions or distracting facial expressions to dissuade us from making our point. We have a captive audience in the seats out there and six-minutes-forty-seconds upon which to share our story. However, a captive audience is not necessarily an attentive audience. It is our privilege as Pecha Kucha storytellers to engage the people before us. Here are a few considerations to be mindful of when crafting your contribution to our community conversation: Keep It Personal When shaping your talk and selecting your 20 images–keep it personal. A good start is looking through the images you’ve taken, or chosen to represent your story. See if there are some gems that resonant with your story. If you do not have images that are deeply personal, this can be an opportunity to engage in creative photography! Take time to grab a camera, iPhone, iPad etc., and explore and snap images that have personal relevance for you. Please do not let your fear of technology or the lack of it stop your creative process. If you are among the many technological challenged, or stymied creatively, reach out to the creative people around you (contact the PK committee!). When forming the content of your story, I suggest the key is speaking to what you know and are passionate about. Ideally, Pecha Kucha’s goal is to provide a platform for community conversation–as compared to Fiction Writing 101. Personal stories are always engaging and connect with audiences. Practice & Timing An important part of engaging an audience is smooth delivery. We have all experienced that moment when a performer is making an impassioned presentation, then suddenly lost their place in the story. The spell and connection is broken with the audience, and while the story is still delivered–the connection is lost with the audience. Practice, practice, practice your conversation piece out loud–can not say this enough. There is an incredible difference between the reading and writing of language, and speaking it. By familiarizing yourself intimately with the spoken rhythm and flow of your story, you will naturally deliver a smooth presentation on the night of the event! Timing your spoken content appropriately with your visual content is vital. The goal is to have a deep symbiosis between the two aspects: words reflecting images, images re-enforcing words. With this, you have twenty distinct opportunities to make a deep impactful and engaging point. The power of those opportunities are lost if one is constantly checking over their shoulder to see if the slide is matching their content. Whether you have a hand-held timer, or notes in your written material that gives you a measure of how long each slide is active will assist in a seamless, engaging presentation. Crafting your presentation in twenty-second sections is helpful: one point per slide; one paragraph per slide. Presence and Composure–and having fun! Breathe–this is one of the most important practices of speaking publicly. Practice your phrasing and learn where and when you need to breathe in delivering your piece effectively. Stay calm–I know this is hard, but staying calm keeps your mind clear and focused. We all get nervous, I guarantee this; it is natural human response when speaking. Being nervous can make us speed up our words, so be aware of this natural tendency that can detract from our storytelling. This is where practice pays off! Being familiar with the rhythm and timing of your presentation will help keep you on track while on stage. Most importantly–have fun! This shines through, especially if you are smiling. Keep an open mind and an open heart while actively engaging with your community in this wonderful way. Thanks for participating and inspiring others with your story at Pecha Kucha Wolfville! My best, ~Tanis
PechaKucha Maastricht contributes € 1200 to PechaKucha Global Fund
Mission accomplished! We at PechaKucha Maastricht are delighted to announce that we have been able to deliver a €1200 contribution to the Global PechaKucha Fund, as a token of gratitude for all the help and good services received from the global PechaKucha organisation in Tokyo over the years. For each ticket sold in 2014-2015, we reserved €1 for the Fund, which was established to support the many initiatives coordinated by the PechaKucha team in Tokyo, including the global PechaKucha website, where each one of the more than 800 PechaKucha cities in the world is able to host its own city page. PechaKucha Maastricht is very grateful for the exposure it has consistently received on the global PechaKucha website. It has already been selected twice as city of the week, due to the quality of our speakers' presentations, and many of these have been featured as Presentation of the Day on the global PechaKucha homepage. This has been greatly appreciated by our speakers, who saw their ideas and projects being shared with an even bigger worldwide audience. The perfect occasion to personally hand over our contribution came at the end of June when I had the opportunity to travel to Tokyo for professional reasons. What's more, it turned out that the dates of my trip coincided precisely with the date of the PechaKucha event in Tokyo! There were more than 300 PechaKucha fans at Super Deluxe that night and the atmosphere in the room was both relaxed and energetic, with everyone talking and connecting with one another, enjoying the great music by DJ bemsha and eager to listen to the speakers of the night. I particularly enjoyed meeting the Tokyo team - Mark Dytham, Astrid Klein, Johnny Linnert, Mariko Yokogi, Don Kratzer and Brian Scott Peterson - with whom I have been so closely in touch by email but, except for Mark, never spoken face to face! My turn to present came in the second half of the night. I was introduced both in Japanese and in English by PechaKucha founders Mark and Astrid, who said how pleased they were to welcome a city organiser of PechaKucha Maastricht in Tokyo. In my presentation, I spoke about my family story, including my Japanese origins and I explained why PechaKucha was so important in my life in Maastricht. When the last slide of my presentation appeared on the screen, I produced the cardboard revealing the donation from the PechaKucha Maastricht community and the entire audience cheered and applauded with enthusiasm. The effect of surprise was complete and Mark and Astrid could not conceal their emotion when they received our contribution. They explained to the audience how much this financial support meant for the PechaKucha organisation and how much it would enhance the Global Fund's ability to develop innovative ways to share the creativity of the PechaKucha community with the world. It was an unforgettable night in Tokyo. And yes, I agree with our friends in Tokyo: PechaKucha Maastricht rocks! With thanks to Brian for the great pictures!
PechaKucha People: Sara Jones
The PechaKucha People Spotlight shifts to on-target PowWow attendee, Sara Jones, rock star PechaKucha organizer of Ellensburg, Washington, USA. As a school psychologist, board member of a local arts organizations, and spirited adventure seeker, she is fully engaged in her community and it's creativity. About PK, she shares, "...for the Ellensburg community and communities around the world, PK has provided a platform for all kinds of people to share their creative ideas that changes the conversation to make a positive, productive contribution to the community." You're awesome Sara, and we love you!
PK People: Ana Pinto da Silva
This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Amazon UX Design Lead and PKN Seattle organizer Ana Pinto da Silva who epitomizers the very best of our creative community. She was recently recognized for her continued contribution to her community and company through PechaKucha. "There is a sense of connectedness, of friendship, of inspired transformation ... a need to share experiences that allow us to dive deep into a topic, shining a light on the incredible people in our community doing such important work across so many different areas. The audience gets to hear a multitude of perspectives in a way that honors the collective intelligence of the community." Read more here.
The Magic of PechaKucha
Imagine not leaving your street for a whole year. 365 days living within the boundary of just one ordinary road, in an ordinary part of the city. In a project named Jaffa Jaffa, experimental Dutch film-maker Marnix Haak did exactly that, not stepping foot outside Javastraat in Amsterdam East from 1 September 2016 to 1 September 2017. For 365 days Marnix existed purely within his immediate community, getting to know every inch of his street and the people who lived there. The artist wanted to know why it was that his friends were keen to travel the world and meet new people rather than engaging with those right there on the doorstep. Is there really more to be learnt from the far than from the near? Or are most of us just blind to our communities, living alongside one another distanced by imagined difference? In PechaKucha you are allowed just 20 slides, with a 20 second time limit per slide in which to share your story. We see photos of Marnix dressed up with grinning bin men, Marnix riding on segways with the local kids, Marnix at a Ramadan feast, Marnix learning how to carve a kebab and moving footage of Marnix saying goodbye to a terminally-ill neighbor who became a close friend. This was just one of the twelve Pecha Kucha presentations at Amsterdam’s De School last night. We also heard from a chef who’s founded a supper club for isolated pensioners, a journalist who collected his own waste plastic for 1000 days, a carpenter turning old fridges into beautiful furniture, a cartographer questioning who owns the Arctic, and an illustrator who lived in the Hortus Botanicus for a week sketching plants at night. Each had just six minutes and 40 seconds in the limelight. The boundaries, for Marnix Haak and for PechaKucha are very rigid. And yet, these tight parameters are enough to prove just how many extraordinary, ordinary people there are in this community. You don't need to travel far, you don't need money or power to make a contribution. Sometimes you just need a mad idea. This article was written by Daisy Allsup and first appeared on her personal website.