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GALLERY UP at the Tom S. Gettys Art Center
Apr 02, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
LA Convention Center
May 25, 2010
May 08, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
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Santa Cruz, CA
BY JONATHAN HAGOS
@ VOL 66
ON OCT 28, 2009
Jonathon Hagos' design work focuses on themes often avoided. Among them are colonization, the subject of race, and (less controversial) the idea that buildings tell stories through their external textures. To learn more about Jon's recent work, check out his portfolio.
This presentation was part of a special PechaKucha Night during Tokyo Designers Week 2009.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 12, 2013.
Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency
BY CHRIS DORSI
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 25, 2012
Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. To prove this point, Chris goes through the KWH usage in various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. (in English)
Fear of a Black Planet
BY TIM HOOVER
@ VOL 9
ON FEB 23, 2012
Tim is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation, as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others.
Human Planetary Impact: The “Glocal” Perspective
BY ALEN AMIRKHANIAN
@ VOL 14
ON MAY 24, 2012
Alen Amirkhanian teaches environmentally sustainable urbanism and engineering, and his presentation is about compelling work done internationally to understand the human global impact on the planet. He also talks about work he is undertaking to address these global issues at a local level. (in English)
The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment
BY JUAN CALVO
@ VOL 15
ON APR 20, 2012
In his presentation, Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrated the psychological impact of the architectural environment. (in English)
The Incredible Stories of Wooden Buildings
BY MARTIN RAJNIŠ
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 14, 2012
The presentation contains stories about wooden buildings that were realised in the Czech Republic by Martin Rajnis and his students. The buildings are inspired by traditional dwellings found in many parts of the world, that are friendly to the environment and, for the most part, very cheap. Martin also points out the bureaucratic system that affects Czech building policies. (in Czech)
Entertainment as Marketing
BY ANGELINA SAHLGREN SÖDER
@ VOL 2
ON MAY 18, 2012
Angelina Sahlgren Söder is a fantastic artist and entertainment consultant, and in her presentation she talks about entertainment as marketing, covering everything from a magnificent show on a truck for Volvo to her passion for dance, music and retro/vintage entertainment production.
My Father As I Know Him
BY ANNE TAZEWELL
@ VOL 14
ON JUN 03, 2013
Anne Tazewell outlines how her passion for alternative energy led her to learn more about her father decades after her death. She details her quest (in third-person) to find suitable means of energy as well as learning about her father along the way.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Learning with PechaKucha Night
PechaKucha Night is of course a great format for an evening of idea sharing, but as Michele Martin points out in this post from her Bamboo Project blog, it can also act as a tool for learning. Michele runs down some of the ways you can use the PechaKucha style of presenting as an instructional technique. Her definition of PKN is spot on: Think of it as presentation haiku--a highly structured environment for expressing ideas concisely and clearly.
We kick off this week's presentation highlights with another one from last week's relaunch of PechaKucha Night in London, with Spike Spondike and "Design Against Crime." Can the design of shop furniture, products, packaging, retail space large and small, display areas, security procedures, retail management and the myriad of other factors in this environment -- even the experience of shopping itself -- reduce shoplifting and improve ambiance without turning a small newsagent or a large department store into Alcatraz? DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.
We kick off this week's round of presentations on PechaKucha Daily with Jonathan Hagos -- of studioJonandNina --as he walks us through some of what inspires him. studioJonandNina is a travelling design studio, founded by Jonathan Hagos and Cristina Gerada. Drawing stimulus from a wide range of sources (travel, film, metaphysics and literature -- to name a few) they aim to reconfigure the familiar, question the everyday, spaces, actions and thoughts. Through projects executed at a multiple of scales: from Taboo World Maps and Braille textured bricks to proposals for Cycle-In Cinemas and Tourist-Trap Gardens; the studio seeks to challenge the built environment, its designers and its users.
Humanity and the Environment
There will be a one-off PechaKucha event happening this Wednesday (April 27) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Organized by the Avant-Gardening Club, the theme is "Humanity and the Environment," and you'll find the list of presenters on the flyer above.
The Power of 20
The number 20 is of course a special one for us -- it does form the basis of the entire format (20 images x 20 seconds) -- and we're always happy to see cities reach that special Vol. 20. Brussels is the latest city to hit the milestone, and how's this for a celebration of 20s: PechaKucha Night in Brussels Vol. 20 is held on November 20, with a start time of 20:20! Here's wishing Alok and his team a terrific event, and with already 400 people having pre-registered, it should be a memorable one. The photo above, by Rex Features, is from this article.
Ania Konieczna is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. In "Bird Watching," she explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7. The presentation was recorded at PKN Koszalin Vol. 6, and is in Polish.
The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment and Admiring the Paintings of Mikhail Vrubel
In his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14), Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrated the psychological impact of the architectural environment. As you'll be able to tell after watching this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), Tatiana Tsvelodub is quite passionate about Mikhail Vrubel, an artist of the late 19th century. You'll see his paintings of St. Cyril's Church, St. Vladimir's Cathedral, and St. Sophia.
Dayton in the News
The PKN Dayton series gets coverage in the Middletown Journal. Don’t be intimidated by the name — or the fact that you can’t pronounce it. A PechaKucha night offers an unusual opportunity to learn a little bit about a variety of intriguing subjects in a relaxed environment — all presented by everyday people who are passionate about the topics they’ve chosen. Read the full article here.
Viacheslav Rudnytskiy is trainer at Success Technology Training Company in Dniproperovsk, Ukraine and he travels all over the world. After last trip he considered why there are clean streets in one place and dirty streets in another place. Theory of sustainable development is based on combination of economy, environment and social community factors of every phenomenon.
PechaKucha is Grand and Rapid in Grand Rapids
The latest edition of PechaKucha night in the rip-roarin' Michigan city of Grand Rapids (Vol. 6) came and went, and a quick recap of the night was recorded in The Rapidian. Here's a small tidbit from the article: Humorous and serious, honest and ultimately real, PKGR provides neutral ground, an environment where any one of us can share our passions, our stories or a little bit of ourselves. PKGR also gives the audience the opportunity to discover the unknown, rethink the familiar and to get lost in the story. Because when it really comes down to it, life is all about the stories. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Check out the full article here.