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Table XI Channel

Table XI is a custom software development firm based in Chicago, and is the web development team behind the newly launched pechakucha.org website. "Table Talks" is a recurring series of PechaKucha-style lightning talks held over lunch at our office. The event is designed to foster idea exchange, collaboration and learning, and features a lineup of top-notch entrepreneurs, technologists, designers and storytellers from Chicago and beyond.

Robert L. Peters
Designer, Co-founder, Circle in Winnipeg

PAST VOL 1

Florence @ Festival della Creatività
Oct 26, 2008

PAST VOL 2

Columbia, SC @ The Nickelodeon Theatre
Mar 25, 2010

PAST VOL 26

Los Angeles @ VLounge
Jan 26, 2011

PAST VOL 4

Arnhem
Jun 30, 2011

PAST VOL 13

Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club / YMCA house
Mar 17, 2011

PAST VOL 5

London @ Design Museum
Feb 28, 2012

PAST VOL 6

Nashville @ ESa Office
Jun 19, 2012

PAST VOL 96

Tokyo @ Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Tokyo Design Week)
Nov 01, 2012

PAST VOL 13

Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Dec 19, 2012

PAST VOL 118

Tokyo @ Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Tokyo Design Week)
Oct 29, 2014

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Create and Collaborate

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.

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Redesign a School

BY PASCALE SABLAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.

 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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Fetishizing Fashion Brands

BY KEVIN JAEDON
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig! 

Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015. 

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Architecture and Seeing People Part 3

BY TAKUMI HASEGAWA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

長谷川匠さんが昨年パリで出会った数々の世界的著名人。 建築家、ファッションデザイナー、ミュージシャン、フォトグラファーなど、彼らとのセルフィーで綴る飽くなきシリーズ第三弾。 思わず笑ってしまう中にも、クリエイターとして必要な「攻め」とは何か、に気づくことができるかもしれません。

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

BY ALEXANDRA FINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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Diseñar desde el corazón consciente

BY GABI VALLADARES
@ VOL 2 ON APR 28, 2016

Papusa nace de mi necesidad personal de conseguir franelas y ropa que fuese un poquito más distinta a lo normal, hace 4-5 años que empecé a hacer esto. Mucha gente dice yo no compro aquí sino cuando viajo o lo que sea, también pasa que cuando consigues ropa acá es muy normal que sea en tiendas donde los tirajes son muy grandes y es común que te puedas conseguir lo mismo en muchas personas; entonces eso no me gustaba para nada y empecé a vestirme muy unicolor, hasta que en un momento dije ya va, si me gustan los estampados y yo quisiera un estampado qué me pondría, porque eso de llevar una marca encima jamás me ha gustado, para llevar una franela que tenga una marca gigante en el pecho me tienen que pagar, gratis no hago publicidad, entonces dije a ver qué me pondría yo, qué diría yo, cómo lo haría yo y empecé a pintar a mano esas franelas unicolores.

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Ceramic Assemblies

BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."

In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.

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Sketchbooks

BY RICHARD SLADE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

In "Sketchbooks" from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.6, a graphic designer Richard Slade tells us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life.

 

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Sketchbooks

BY RICHARD SLADE
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

“When I was 14, this is when it all started…1989.”

In "Sketchbooks", from PechaKucha Night St.Neots Vol.7, Graphic designer Richard Slade shares us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. 

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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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A Creative Community for Designers in Sydney, Living with Schizophrenia, and a PKN in Brighton

Presentations In this presentation (from PKN Sydney Vol. 21) by Anna Lise de Lorenzo you'll find out all about &company, a project that gives emerging designers the opportunity to build their design experience within a creative community. They provide mentoring, facilitate production with local craftspeople and manufacturers, and take care of the marketing and distribution of the design. &company is on a mission to give designers a leg-up as they develop into capable and confident professionals. Not just for designers, the new Pop-Up premises in The Rocks invites anyone in to come and make something in the workshop, learn new skills in a class, or check out the work by their designers in the gallery and store. Poet and rapper Pablo Xavier suffers from schizophrenia, but he feels much better now. Through poetry and images, he explains how hard it has been. A very personal and touching presentation (in French, from PKN Lausanne Vol. 9). Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, first for PKN London Vol. 7 (pictured above), and then for PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, which are happening on June 28 and 29 respectively. Photos We have one set of photos to share with you today, taken at last week's PKN Brighton Vol. 11 -- you're seeing one of those photos above. Of course, you can always find plenty of other event photos on our PechaKucha Night Flickr account. Calendar Back from the weekend, you can start your week with tonight's PKN Rotterdam Vol. 30. Tomorrow (June 26), you can look for the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. 

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Ujino

The always inventive "tinkerer" Muneteru Ujino shares some of his projects (while at the special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo). Ujino's work often is cultural in nature -- he seeks to distill the essence of a society or subculture into his installations. Here he takes us on a wonderful trip to Bangladesh, where he participated in the 2012 Bangladesh Biennale.

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Perfect Designers – Do They Exist?

He trained 200 people in the field of design. Sementiy Lobach, art-director at Freelance/Graphic Design Services from Odessa, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education shares his experience and gives vital tips in the field of design. 

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Tokyo Designers Week 2014

PechaKucha started in Tokyo, and considering our love of design, it's been important for us to take part in Tokyo Designers Week, with what ends up being our biggest events for the year in Tokyo. Don't miss this year's edition.

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Bruce Osborn

For next week's Tokyo Designers Week edition of PechaKucha Night (on Wednesday, October 29), we're very happy to welcome photographer Bruce Osborn, who is set to talk about his fantastic "Oyako" project, that he has been producing over the years. 来朱のペチャクチャナイト 東京デザイナーズウィークエディション(10月29日 水曜日)のためにフォトグラファー Bruce Osbornを招待します。一年かけて制作された彼のファンタスティックな"Oyako" プロジェクトについて話していただきます。

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Best of TDW on The Verge

Our big PechaKucha Night at Tokyo Designers Week 2014 was an amazing one, with a terrific lineup and close to 700 in attendance. We're also really glad that The Verge agrees, as it included us in its list of "37 awesome things" it saw at Tokyo Designers Week.

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Greeting from 700

As we just posted, it was indeed a fantastic Tokyo Designers Week event, with close to 700 in attendance -- and here's a little greeting from that audience, beautifully captured by photographer Michael Holmes. We'll be sharing more photos sometime next week, as well as all of the presentations, and they'll be posted on the official event page.

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TDW 2014 Presentations

If you missed our big Tokyo Designers Week event last week, you can now watch the presentations online, both from our PechaKucha Night Vol. 118 event page and on our Tokyo Designers Week Channel. Get inspired!先週の東京デザイナーズウィークを見逃してしまっても、オンラインでプレゼンテーションが見れます!PechaKucha Night Vol. 118 イベントから 東京デザイナーズウィークチャネルまで見ることができます。何かがひらめくかも!

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PechaKuchaNight Kyiv - Design in your city

On 26 February in Kiev will host one of the biggest events in the PechaKucha format! 12+ stories from creative people who are close to the «Design in your city» theme. Among the storytellers there are architects and designers of all kinds: object designers, interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, experts in the field of dynamic architecture, and also illustrators, journalists, copywritiers, musicians and other creative people. We're going to hear and see stories about design, about communication, about the harmonization of the environment, about green roofs, the revolutionary parametric design tools, the human language in the urban environment, about the principles of formation in everything, about the redesign of the city through crowdsourcing, about design-education and "samizdat" (self-published books). http://pechakucha-kyiv.com/pkn-design-in-your-city/ Poster by Olga Protasova