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BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 01, 2009
How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."
In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.
Reconnecting to the Universe
BY KINGA KIELCZYNSKA
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 15, 2009
Kinga Kielczynska disguises her sculptures, graphic and performance art as a talk about "a secret cult, that is trying to reconnect to the universe". Having lost the togetherness of man and nature, Kinga travels to energetic locations with other "cult members" to perform rites and exercises to be one with nature. The fact that they steal a lamp from the hotel lobby to channel the sun's energy seems natural. Sensual, profound and ... funny!
A Spanish Hotel in Hanoi
BY EL FABRICANTE DE ESPHERAS
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 28, 2012
BY ESZTER SZIKSZ
@ VOL 6
ON MAR 07, 2013
Eszter Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll recount their experience at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Over 100 miles above the Arctic circle, they joined a group of international artists and designers, who worked in pairs or groups to design rooms for the hotel, which consisted entirely of ice.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2013.
Come Up To My Room
BY PAMILA MATHARU
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 19, 2013
Pamila Matharu is an artist, cultural producer, and curator of the "Come Up To My Room" design installation show at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. She showcases numerous amazing collaborations and creations that were created as a part of the showcase, and how the idea behind CUTMR came to be.
Building A Better Shelter
BY DAVID KELLY
@ VOL 8
ON APR 12, 2013
David Kelly has recently come back to Bangor from spending time living in and learning about alternative living. Now he is on a mission to design perfect self-sufficient homes as well as growing bushels of heritage apples, heirloom tomatoes, and obscure berries on his family's homestead.
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.
Your Castle for a Night
BY HITOMI WAKAMATSU
@ VOL 107
ON OCT 30, 2013
Hitomi Wakamatsu, from Airbnb Japan, goes into depth on the global housing/rental/hotel phenomenon that took the world by storm starting in 2008. She gives examples of how people have used Airbnb to finance their mortgages, travel the world for cheap, and spend the night in villas, castles, and even treehouses.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 3, 2013.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Tokyo by Tokyo
Tokyo by Tokyo is a new guidebook produced by Tokyo's best -- and some would say only -- boutique hotel, Claska. The bilingual pocket-size tome features over 200 recommended spots in Tokyo, selected by 70 creators -- what better way to get the inside line on the places you really should be checking out on a visit (or during an extended stay). Even better, the book links up with Google Maps -- exact coordinates are found inside the guide. It can be purchased online from Claska, but is also found in bookstores around the city. Below, a few images shown during a presentation on the book at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 59.
PKN Milwaukee Vol. 5
Attendance may have been lower due to the summer holidays and local festivals, but this week's PechaKucha Night in Milwaukee Vol. 5 boasted some of the best presentations yet. Organizer Jon Mueller reports: Todd Sattersten talked about the future of the book -- what will we call that type of content, and what forms will it take. Matt Abbondanzio talked about changing perspectives and how product design affects our lives. DeAnna Radaj talked about how choices one makes in selecting cake, clothing, and decoration design (for entertaining) can have a major effect on the experience people have. Ron Faiola talked about his hotel door hanger collection (this was really hilarious) and commented on how these communicate strange messages to both guests and service workers at the hotels. Chris Stutzki talked about the amazing projects his company has been involved in designing structures made of glass, and the use of glass within architecture. Milan Zori talked about being the fourth most famous person from Steubenville, OH (another hilarious presentation), and Ben Turk talked about a communist perspective in performing revolutionary theatre. Wow, what a night!
IDEPA x PechaKucha Vol. 2
Another PechaKucha event to announce, this time in Oviedo for a second collaboration with IDEPA. It happens tomorrow (October 26) at the La Reconquista Hotel, and you'll find the list of presenters -- which includes PKN Barcelona organizer Petz Scholtus -- and more details on the event page.
Made in Barcelona PKE
PechaKucha Night in Barcelona organizer Petz Scholtus is helping out on an upcoming one-off PechaKucha event (PKE), collaborating with the Barcelona International Network -- it happens March 2 at the Hotel Majestic Barcelona, and you'll find more details here.
PKN Waterville + Inspire Japan
Waterville will take part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16 -- see the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. The PKN (Vol. 3) is taking place at the Waterville Grand Hotel, and if you look closely at the poster above, it describes it as "The Space Formerly Known as Pete & Larry's," and there's a funny story to that. From PKN Waterville organizer Martin Kelly:Our venue this time around is a renovated bar that used to be an infamous club called Pete & Larry's. (We're considering the event as something of an exorcism of the ghosts of Pete and Larry, facilitated by positive PechaKucha vibes.) They had a wonderfully cheesy purple neon sign (which was still up the last time we were there) that we decided to recreate for the posters. So now you know!
Poster for PKN Dunsborough Vol. 2
PechaKucha Night in Dunsborough Vol. 2 is coming up, to be held on December 2 at the The Dunsborough Hotel -- check later for the list of presenters.
Poster for PKN Dunsborough Vol. 4
PechaKucha Night in Dunsborough Vol. 4 will be held on May 6 at the Inji Bar (at The Dunsbrough Hotel). You'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page.
The Art of Scrapture, a Spanish Hotel in Hanoi, and a Cold Night Out in Aalborg
Presentations What is scrapture? It's the word that local Blue Mountains artist Kathy O'Hara uses to describe her work, which is all about the recycling of disused materials, revitalised as unique sculptures and functional items. In this presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1), Kathy discusses the nature of her work. El Fabricante de Espheras talk about one of their projects in which they were tasked to redesign a Spanish hotel in Hanoi -- it opened in May of last year. The concept was based on bamboo, and they used aspects of traditional Vietnamese culture for the design. The new interior is very restrained and "quiet," especially compared to the loudness seen outside on the streets of Hanoi. In the presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Valencia Vol. 13), they also cover how they worked together with the Vietnamese, surmounting difficulties in communication. Posters It was added to the Tumblr blog last week, but let's highlight the poster for tonight's PKN Orlando Vol. 6 -- remember, the Orlando series is a "Silver Brick Award" winning event. Photos and report A couple of photo galleries to share with you today, along with an event report and a blog post link -- above, a few photos from last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, taken by Michael Holmes (see the gallery link below). PKN Tokyo Vol. 92 [Facebook] -- on Flickr tooPKN Aalborg Vol. 8 [Flickr]PKN Bilbao Vol. 12 [Creative Zentrum, blog post]As an addition to the gallery of photos for this past Tuesday's PKN Aalborg Vol. 8 that we linked to above (taken by Mads Christiansen), here's a report on the event from PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel.PechaKucha Night Aalborg #8 had the theme TIME, and was held outside in the summer-cold yard at Huset. We opened with a videobite from a theatreperformance at Det Hem'lige Teater in Aalborg called AURA, where interactive technology plays with the actor on stage. Titgen Pavia Toft talked about the AURA theatre project and the challenges of using interactive technology. Architect Thiru Manickam's "A Design Journey" -- time, process and knowledge -- was a very exiting presentation about how nature inspires archtecture. This was followed by Sandro Masai and Edit E. Vizer's TIME-LIFE project (an interactive installation project), and then Kathrine Skovsgaard, a volounteer for RED Barnet, an organisation that works with childrens rights. Industrial designer Elodie Lepaludier made an extremely interesting presentation about ergonomic solutions for elderly. At the break we chose to show a very beautiful trailer by film director Mads Jeppesen for his documentary about the singer LYDMOR. The second half started out with jazz-bass player Kenneth Dahl Knudsens and his amazing music journey to New York recording his last album. Nikkie Dahm Breinholt shared her vision of transferring two World War bunkers into art-projects with respect for history. Mads Jeppesen talked about his work and his learning time in New York, and we finished off with FOREDANCING, live projected to the screen as an outro by Milan Prabu and Valerie Rizzo. A great evening competing for audience with the football European Championships on TV and cold weather -- 50 people stayed and enjoyed and kept each other warm. THANK YOU!!!Calendar First, here's a reminder of the PKN action that will be taking place this Friday night (June 15): PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, PKN Des Moines Vol. 10, and PKN Paris Vol. 18. Over the weekend, Saturday will see a couple of firsts, with PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1 and PKN Fort Lauderdale Vol. 1, as well as PKN Kosice Vol. 19. On Sunday, look to Kyoto for its Vol. 7.
A Drop-in Clinic for Design Help, Creative Activities in Tohoku, and Hovering in Tokyo
Presentations The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim (ArchiTEXT.inc) and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) and presented at PKN Toronto Vol. 16 -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Sendai Vol. 2), Kazushige Monou talks about his Tsurezure Dan project, in which he tries to produce fun and creative activities in the Tohoku region, with the hope of sharing them with others. Posters There's only one new addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster you see above, for next month's PKN Springfield, IL Vol. 8. Photos Today we'll point you to this Flickr photoset from last week's PKN Kingston Vol. 3 (pictured above), and what a night it was. "Our heads are still spinning from the event," says PKN Kingston organizer David Cuthbert. "It went really, really well, and we had our largest event to date, over 200+ (totally unplanned)." We'll share one more photo today, this one in a series that our PKN Tokyo photographer Michael Holmes has been taking for our event flyers (see the first one here). A lovely hovering photo taken near our venue, SuperDeluxe, just before the start of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PechaKucha action this weekend. Tonight (July 13), we start with PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11 and PKN Moscow, Idaho Vol. 2. On Saturday we have the following trio of events: PKN Tulsa Vol. 1, PKN Ostrava Vol. 8, and PKN Nara Vol. 3. Since Monday is a holiday here in Japan and so we won't be updating the blog, take note that PKN Leeds Vol. 12 is taking place on that day, and then on Tuesday you can look to Jacksonville as it celebrates its Vol. 20.
Toronto Vol. 22 and Beyond
Toronto's next Volume is fast approaching, and will be upon us in a matter of hours. The poster for this most auspicious of occasions was once again designed by the talented Trevor Embury of aftermodern.lab, and displays the theme for this evening's festivities: Diversity. PKN Toronto Vol. 22 will take place on March 19 at 7pm at the Gladstone Hotel. In other T.O. news, PKN Toronto's organizer Vivien Leung was recently interviewed on PechaKucha for local community blog Toronto Is Awesome. Here's a snippet: Vivien’s favourite presenter of all-time is 11 year-old Sako Ghanaghounian. Sako was the first ever kid to present at Pecha Kucha Toronto. Sako talked about what it’s like to be a kid in the city in response to a comment made by local politician Doug Holyday, who stated a city was not the most ideal environment to raise a child. Sako had a good rebuttal, with a presentation full of photos of him and his friends learning, exploring and having fun with friends and family in Toronto. Check out the full write-up: "Can You Say PechaKucha?" To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.