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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Designers Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Designers Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcomed guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW Dome venue where it is held.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

Lutz Jahnke
konzeptioner | designer | erfinder | musiker, jahnkedesign — »interdisziplinäres büro für gestaltung« in offenbach am main
Boris Design Studio
Product Design Studio in Hong Kong
Karin Sufalko
in St. Augustine
Design Tempo
Architects / Developers in San Diego
SO+BA Design
Art Directors, SO+BA in Tokyo

PAST VOL 3

Frankfurt @ The Design Annual Frankfurt Fair
Jun 14, 2007

PAST VOL 9

Frankfurt @ The Design Annual Frankfurt Fair
Jul 05, 2008

PAST VOL 3

Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Jul 15, 2010

PAST VOL 11

Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
Dec 20, 2011

PAST VOL 5

Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013

PAST VOL 6

Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 02, 2013

PAST VOL 7

Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 03, 2013

PAST PechaKucha x Design-ah exhibition

Tokyo @ 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Mar 23, 2013

PAST VOL 20

Paris @ Docks en Seine (Cité de la mode et du Design)
Sep 12, 2013

PAST VOL 22

New Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Oct 24, 2013

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My Country Japan

BY HIROSHI TSUNADA
IN BARCELONA

A very personal and honest view on Japan by a Barcelona-based Japanese designer.

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Epiphany on 7th Avenue

BY RAY SYLVESTER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

Former English teacher Ray Sylvester describes how his life was changed after "popping into" a woodcraft shop on 7th Avenue in New York. He now designs and crafts beautiful jigsaw-style boxes as a profession. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 9, 2013.

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Classical versus Romantic

BY JAMES RICE
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman

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

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Understanding Dubai

BY AHMED AND RASHID BIN SHABIB
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

Although they joke that it's a city made up of "buildings and fountains," there is in fact a lot more to Dubai than just those two things, and in this presentation by Ahmed and Rashid Bin Shabib, you'll see an amazing city in rapid development. Ahmed and Rashid are also behind Brownbook magazine.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2013.

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

BY JUAN CALVO
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging.

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Partial to Plastic

BY FUMIE SHIBATA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Product designer Fumie Shibata shows us some of the things she has helped design. These include things such as capsules for a capsule hotel, thermometers, sippy cups, rice cookers, sunglasses, and vending machines with marketing capabilities. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 20, 2013.

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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

BY NATALIE CERNECKA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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Talking to Yourself

BY RAY FENWICK
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.

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mMAS Design & Research

BY JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ
IN SIOUX FALLS

Jessica Garcia Fritz, co-founder and partner at mMAS Design + Research, has worked and studied in different locations in the United States and Europe. Jessica presents how mMAS utilizes Facebook, Google+ and Drop Box to collaborate with other groups that would not typically work together due to geographical constraints.

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IMRC (Immerse) Labs

BY SEAN TAYLOR
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

The IMRC Labs are a creative sciences, innovation, and technology center ​within​ the University of Maine​ that focuses on introducing design thinking strategies to provide innovation opportunities for students, involved community members, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. ​Sean Taylor is a third year candidate for Master of Fine Arts at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Program and graduates in August. His intermedial work ​researches sociological factors concerning the effect of technology on ​how people exist and function in the world in relation to one another. 

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Tank Design

Presenting at PechaKucha Night in Tromso Vol. 6 were Jens K Styve and Espen Sandberg of Tank Design. Their presentation was made up of their list of some of Tromso's iconic signs, graded according to a few characteristics, like charm, typography, nostalgia, and more.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations - The Designers

As we covered in recent months, the Heineken Open Design Explorations competition was held in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Milan, and Sao Paulo) to chose a team of designers through PechaKucha events, with the goal of producing a temporary club space at next year's Milano Salone. You'll find more details in this press release, but here are all of the designers who were chosen to participate. Congratulations to everyone, and here's looking forward to the resulting project! New York CityPhilip Sierzega (Motion design)Lee Gibson (Interior design)Michelle Wu (Fashion design)Sandra Garcia Pagola (Graphic design)Kirkland Summers (Graphic design)Adam Aleksander (Product design)TokyoAlistair Townsend (Interior design)Yukihiro Shoda (Motion design)Kazuhiko Hayakawa (Product design)Miku Sega (Interior design)MilanEmanuele Magini (Product design)Giuseppe Conca (Product design)Vicenzo Amendolagine (Interior design)Gianluca Macaluso (Motion design)Sao PauloFabricio Lima (Motion design)Daniela Colnaghi (Interior design)Patrick Kampff (Fashion design)André Coelho (Graphic design)Brunno Jahara (Product design)

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Found Objects Translation

Yota Kakuda presents (in Japanese, at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) on how he takes second hand objects -- which he finds at flea markets -- and makes something new with them. For a deeper look at Yota's beautiful design work, head over to his personal site.

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Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013

If you've watched our batch of presentations from the recent Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha Night, then you'll recall a presentation by Heineken's Global Head of Design, Mark van Iterson (pictured below), about the company's new bottle remix competition ("Remix Our Future"). Following the success of last year's inaugural edition -- in which our very own PechaKucha co-founder, Mark Dytham, was a judge -- they're doing it again, this time incorporating the brand's 140 years history as part of the brief. And yes, the two Marks will be judging the competition again. You'll find more details on the competition in this post over at Cool Hunting, or you can go directly to the "Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013" site (Facebook page) to enter.

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Design for Social Innovation

This presentation (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, in Japanese) was put together by a group of students participating in the Design for Social Innovation Class.  In this course, art students demonstrate what design can do for both the repair of Tohoku's image and its physical reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months -- its goals were to bring more people to the Tohoku area, and motivate local residents through art.

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PKN Bermuda Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night Bermuda Vol. 2 was a great success! Held on 7 February 2013 at the Chewstick Lounge, we had a standing room only crowd who cheered and applauded presentations by Tiago Garcia (social entrepeneur), Colleen Sinclair (interior designer), Larry Mills (building enthusiast), John Gardner/Jonathan Castro (architect), Alex Potts (lawyer), Robert Zuill (filmmaker), Manuel Palacio (artist), Erica Smith (Urban Planner) and Tiffany Paynter (poet). Thanks to Krys Assan, who arranged to film the event, and the great folks at Chewstick - Deidra-Lee and Gavin - who offered up a welcoming venue. See you at the next PKN Bermuda on Thursday, 2 May 2013!

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DesignBoom: PechaKucha.org Now Hosts Over 1000 Presentations

Just over 6 months ago the grand overhaul to PechaKucha.org went public, and we've been receiving presentations from PechaKucha Nights in cities the world over. About one week ago we hit a landmark (the first of many to come!): one thousand (1000) PechaKucha 20x20 presentations online.  While this number is only a small fraction of the presentations that the PechaKucha Night attendees have seen in our now 660 cities worldwide, we're positively elated. DesignBoom has featured this milestone on their blog, so feel free to check out the full post here. 

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Causes and Effects

In today's "Presentation of the Day" -- "Causes and Effects" -- designer Robert L. Peters uses various examples of design used to pass on a message or critique a particular world problem, using it as a call to arms, inviting everyone to choose their cause and do something about it. It was recorded at PKN Winnipeg Vol. 7.

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Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha

  We hope that you were able to make it out to PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 21, which took place last Friday evening at the citadel of free speech, The City Club of Cleveland. It was a yet another truly magical evening here in Cleveland listening to amazing, creative and inspiring stories. As many have noticed, space was fairly limited at about 450 people, and we needed to distribute tickets via our Facebook page(still FREE:) to make sure we did not take the venue beyond their capacity. If you were not able to make it out, have no fear, we video taped the entire evening and are planning on posting those presentations as soon as we can process them. A special thanks goes out to Dan Moulthrop, Carrie Miller and everyone at The City Club of Cleveland for making that such an amazing partnership and evening. We are looking forward to partnering with them on many events in the future. Also, if you did not have a chance to make it out, or you did and just can't get enough inspiration, you have another opportunity TONIGHT to be inspired. The event titled "DesignDiversity - Powered by PechaKucha" takes place at Take 5 in downtown Cleveland. The event doors open with a Happy Hour from 7-8pm and the presentations will start at 8pm. The presenter list is pretty amazing and features 5 African American creative professions and will be emcee'd by Jennifer Coleman. Presenters include: Terran Washington Designer, Little Jacket Michele Crawford Intern Architect, Robert P. Madison International Jason Russell City Planner, City of Lakewood Diane Davis-Sikora Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design Arlene Watson Principal and Creative Director, Möbius Grey LLC Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410030872466336/ We hope you can make it out to the first "Powered by PechaKucha" event in downtown Cleveland. We are going to be working hard throughout 2014 to not only bring you GREAT PechaKucha Night events, but we are going to be aggressively working with various organizations to fill the calendar with Powered by PechaKucha opportunities in between. What is "Powered by PechaKucha" you ask? Powered X PKN events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, but still utilize the 20 images x 20 seconds format. The events will be completely organized by other organizations and oftentimes have very different focuses, but PKNCLE is going to do what it can to support each event it can to help everyone tell their creative stories. If you are interested in hosting a "Powered by PechaKucha" event, please email us at pkncleveland@gmail.com and we will definitely reach out to talk about the process. Cheers to an amazing, inspiring and creativity filled 2014! -PKN Cleveland Creative Team Michael Christoff Raseem Parker Aseem Garg Emily Bacha Trent Boerner Heather Lenz David Purpera

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PKN Kyoto Vol.13 speaker intros

Vol.13, 2014年3月16日: Introducing some speakers!   Indonesian designer Adit Respati shares his unique design works! インドネシア人のデザイナーAditさんが自分のユニークな作品を紹介します!"The term ‘graphic design’ was often related to prints, publication, and other 2d format designs. However as time goes, technology develops and it gives more option on how you can present your design works. In this presentation I will share how I make use of other media to create a graphic design solution that doesn’t really stick to the 2d formats." Speaker JS Mayrand will talk about his work and up-coming solo exhibition! Join us! スピーカーJS Mayrandが自分の作品や個展について発表します。是非応援に来てください!   Vol.13 speaker: Tamami Suzuki!「親友が全身脱毛症に罹ったことがきっかけで、髪を失った女性のための、オリジナルウィッグを考案し、制作・販売しています。髪を剃って商品開発に努めました。プレゼン頑張りますので応援しに来てください!」"When a good friend of mine lost all of her hair, I wanted to help women in her position, so I started to study, make and sell original wigs. I shave my head to develop new products. Come and cheer me on!" https://www.facebook.com/wigsuzutama」 Masahiro Nakata will introduce his cool jewelery designs! ジュエリーデザイナー中田さんが作品を紹介します!