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A Hundred Words about a Trillion

BY EMILY INGLIS
@ VOL 33 ON APR 22, 2016

Emily Inglis - gardener and artist

If you are not an astrophysicist or a global economist a trillion is an abstract number, too big to grasp. How big is it? What does it buy? In my talk I will be comparing and contrasting what a trillion is worth. Looking at monetary value globally. How serious is national debt? How much would it cost to buy Wales? If you had enough money could you buy a unicorn? Or a house in Mayfair? These questions will be probed. 

 

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Statistics

BY SARAH STARK
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

The year 2009... of Sarah Stark - btw she saw Fujisan 27 times.

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My Name is Dan, and I Have an eBay Problem

BY DAN WHEELER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

AIA Chicago architect Dan Wheeler, FAIA has an eBay problem -- but he seems to have put it to exemplary use in the home he shares with his wife Julie.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 31, 2014. 

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27 Million

BY AMY HEAGUE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

“Not only is each victim the one, but we likewise can be the one.

The one called, the one listening, the one willing, the one sent to bring freedom and justice to innocent ones who are suffering. Being overwhelmed by the numbers is an indulgence the oppressed can ill afford.”

The statistics and numbers are overwhelming. There are currently an estimated 27 million men women & children held in slavery across the globe. Hundreds of thousands are trafficked across international borders every year. Many young girls find themselves trapped in a hell most of us could never imagine… The overwhelming statistics took Amy Heague to Cambodia. The one made her see she can do something that might just change the numbers.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 28, 2014. 

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A Number of Questionable Decisions

BY MICHAEL TUNKEY
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"What I focussed on was creating this building that could act like a binocular or a telescope to the landscape."

In A Number of Questionable Decisions from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Architect with CannonDesign Michael Tunkey, shares the story of how after 18 years of traveling the world, he and his wife decided to return home to a small farm in Upstate NY to build a eautiful contemporary with a scenic view ...and all the trials and tribulations of doing so… hilarity ensues.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 7th, 2015. 

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The London Housing Crisis!!

BY DOMINICK VEASEY
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

Dominick Veasey shares his thoughts on the London housing crisis. Veasey is an Associate Director at Planning and Regeneration Consultancy Nexus Planning. While also working in the private sector Dominick has also spent time working in for Central Government looking specifically at how we can ensure more houses are built.

Dominick has extensive experience in preparing and analysing demographic and socio-economic population and household projections, particularly in relation to determining objectively assessed housing need, we will let him explain what that term means.

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning, Dominick LOVES NUMBERS!

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I'm Sorry Mom....

BY KEVIN BRUNTON
@ VOL 1 ON APR 09, 2016

Kevin Brunton, Producer and Indigan Storyteller, with images and story, leads us through all the childhood adventures that bring him to the place where he needs to apologize to his Mom for all the crazy stuff he did as a boy.

With 30+ years in the enterprise software consulting industry, Kevin's daily focus is usually on numbers, logic and organization. With storytelling, he is finding a new avenue of expression. Married for 24 years to his soul mate, Kevin has three boys and eight grandchildren. At different points in the past, he spent his free time coaching soccer, refereeing soccer, playing bass guitar and mixing sound for local cover bands. Now, he has storytelling to fulfill his performance itch.

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What Europe could learn from nerds

BY VALENTIN CALOMME
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

The European Union is facing a crisis. A large part of the population either does not understand it, finds it intrusive, or even thinks that it is simply not needed, sometimes all of the above. Thankfully, nerds are here to help, says Valentin Calomme. Not with a magical app or piece of software, but with the wisdom of mathematics.

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Swimming Laos

BY SIMON VASLET
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Simon Vaslet’s touching presentation tells the story of a swimming program in Laos. He shares chocking numbers about drowning rate in the country and present the results of a very down to earth and efficient project where more than 500 children, in areas where it matters the most, learned to swim. And to keep us even more captivated, he managed to share beautiful pictures that transpire children’s pride as well as the essence and success of this swimming program.

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Hidden Figures: Women by Numbers

BY AMANDA ELLIS
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 11, 2017

An economist and diplomat, Ambassador Amanda Ellis currently serves as Special Advisor for International Programs and Partnerships in the Office of the President at the East West Center, Hawai‘i. Until March 2016 Amanda served as New Zealand Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, playing a key role in New Zealand’s successful UN Security Council bid. Prior to that, as Deputy Secretary (International Development) in the NZ Foreign Ministry she was first woman to lead the Aid Programme. With a long history working to promote gender equality, Ms Ellis held a number of senior roles at the World Bank Group, where she founded the IFC gender group, managed the President’s Global Private Sector CEO Leaders and led the Doing Business gender research project which created “Women, Business and the Law.” A founding member of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, Amanda currently serves on the advisory boards of FINCA International, UN Women Empowerment Principles, the World Economic Forum Future Agenda Councils and the Council on Foreign Relations Committee on economic inclusion. She is the author of two best selling Random House books on women in business and five research titles on gender and economic growth in the World Bank Directions in Development series. Ms. Ellis is the recipient of the TIAW Lifetime Achievement Award for services to women’s economic empowerment.

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PKN Tokyo Vol. 59

I don't have numbers yet on attendance, but all I'll say is that this week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 59 in Tokyo was even more crowded than last month, and that's already saying a lot. Over the next few weeks I'll be featuring some of the presenters here at PechaKucha Daily, but for now, I'll leave you with a few shots from the evening, courtesy of designer Chris Kirby, who was also a presenter.

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The Goal of the Reconstruction Efforts

As we've already mentioned a few times -- and you'll find more details on the "PechaKucha for Haiti" page -- all of these events are to raise money to help with reconstruction in Haiti, with the focus being on education projects, schools, and the like. Just to give you an idea of what has happened, here are a few new statistics from Concern Worldwide US Operations Director Dominic Macsorley, delivered through Twitter: 4,616 schools surveyed, 80% damaged 431 teachers killed 4,000 students killed 250,000 school children displaced As you'll probably agree, these numbers are overwhelming, and UN numbers have over 8,000 schools destroyed. You'll find more data at the Haiti Education Cluster page.

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PKN Guangzhou in the News

Following a very successful launch in Guangzhou back in March, PechaKucha Night and its organizers got a nice bit of coverage in a local magazine. Although in Chinese, which means that we can't confirm exactly HOW good it was, we include scans of the articles, courtesy of organizer Tom Kwan. It's also funny how quickly numbers used for the global PKN city count become outdated -- an article published less than 2 months ago has 286, and we're already at 304!

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Ideas for Christchurch

Also coming to us from Christchurch today (see our previous post about the event postponement), organizer Vanessa Coxhead fills us in on an intriguing new project called "Ideas for Christchurch," that looks to get young architecture students working together on ideas for rebuilding Christchurch. Below, the details of the project. This is a call for ideas. Christchurch's recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake has severely damaged much of the built fabric of the city, in particular historic buildings in the centre. Outlying suburbs have been hard hit and vast numbers of homes will need to be reconsidered. Currently teams are working to assess, and to salvage what is possible of the city's buildings. Within a few weeks large-scale rebuilding will begin. This call for ideas comes from a group of young architectural graduates with an interest in engaging members of the public in dialogue around building decisions that affect them. The events in Christchurch have given their concerns a direct and immediate weight: over the coming months, hugely significant, city-defining architectural and planning decisions are going to have to be made. We implore the public at large, as well as architecture students and practicing architects, to become involved in a positive and productive discussion over the nature of these decisions and the kinds of rebuilding they would like to see take place. We want to see your ideas providing a framework to give shape to what could, should, or might be. Choose your strategy, construct an argument, share a notion, indulge in joyful play, fight against or reach towards. Scale is open: form a strategic vision for the entire city; reconsider a hard hit suburb; preserve a local dairy. Salvage heritage and character, design temporary infills, sustainable developments, urban parks/reserves, inner-city living, a new typology of housing, a city of skyscrapers, a city of pickles… whatever you find interesting. We want ideas, ideas to stimulate interest and establish discussion to achieve the best for Christchurch. Design, plan, write, draw, paint, model, dream... just share what you value and deliver it in an A3 digital format to ideasforchristchurch@gmail.com. Submit as often as you want, as a group or as an individual; identify yourself or remain anonymous. We see this as urgent. Submissions are open from Wed 15th to Sat 25th September 5pm. Selected works will be uploaded to online discussion forums, presented to the media, and publicly exhibited. For submission requirements, further information, queries, and updates please email the above or visit: ideasforchristchurch.wordpress.com

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2000 Stories

This is not the 2000th post on the blog, but the post that has that honnor did get posted earlier today, and it's another milestone we can add to the list of big numbers we've been hitting lately (PechaKucha's 9th anniversary, 500 cities, 90 PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo). That means that we've had the pleasure of sharing a great deal of PechaKucha-related stories here, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon.

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PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Volume #7 - "Intimacy"

POSTPONED -> Due to unforseen circumstances, Pecha #7 Adelaide has been postponed - Please stay tuned at www.facebook.com/Pecha.Kucha.Adelaide for reschedule details - With thanks for your understanding, we look forward to another great night!RSVP (You will be notified of the reschedule date) -> https://www.facebook.com/events/517974891598148/?ref=2 If you would like to present at the next Pecha event - please email smintedinc@gmail.com - Thanks #PKN7 "Intimacy" With the theme 'Intimacy', 8-12 speakers/performers will present in the Pecha 20x20 format, while we share dinner, cocktails, drinks and entertainment at an exclusive special Pecha like no other! PKN7 is a chance to get cozy with Adelaide creatives and thinkers and have a night out that's all about intimacy. We'd like to include everyone, so if you would like to come, please RSVP at the event link (above), so we can gauge the numbers and book an appropriate venue for all those who wish to attend. We're looking forward to a fun night! Reschedule date and more details coming soon ...For more about PechaKucha Night - Adelaide, head to the local Fan page at www.facebook.com/Pecha.Kucha.Adelaide or sign up for the newsletter here on the global site, to be notified of upcoming events.

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!dea that is India

Do you believe technology to be a force of good? In today's Presentation of the Day, "!dea that is India" from PKN Stockholm Vol. 20, industrial designer and architect Satyendra Pakhale speaks briefly about his design work, but moves to discuss the issues found in consumerism, and the reduction people to numbers. He expounds upon the double-edged sword that is technology, mostly focusing on the tremendous positive impact a simple mobile phone can have on a man or woman in India or Tibet.

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A Number of Questionable Decisions

"What I focussed on was creating this building that could act like a binocular or a telescope to the landscape."In A Number of Questionable Decisions from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Architect with CannonDesign Michael Tunkey, shares the story of how after 18 years of traveling the world, he and his wide decided to return home to a small farm in Upstate NY to build a eautiful contemporary with a scenic view ...and all the trials and tribulations of doing so… hilarity ensues.

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Vol 10 Pecha Kucha Night 'HOME'

  London is back up and running at full steam ahead into 2016. We are now up to Volume 10! For Volume 10 we have adopted a theme - ‘Home’, which the speakers will have to get their tongues round. What does ‘Home’ mean to them from a personal perspective. ‘Home’ - a place where you long to go back to, longed to leave. Is it house, a yurt, a caravan or are you just a long way away from it. It is the one global thing we all share, no matter what our race, income or religion, we all want a place we can call ‘Home’. Hosting this brilliant night is The Geffrye. A good choice we think, as that is exactly what the museum sets out to do, explore the home from 1600 to now. You never know quite where you’re going with a PechaKucha night, which is all part of the format, so come and have a couple of drinks grab a chair and settle in. The brilliant LINE UP so far with 12 speakers on the night...Tweet us @indytute or @geffrye #PKHOME1. Peter York : “Peter is one of Britain’s pre-eminent social commentators, a prolific broadcaster and writer and co-authored ‘The Official Sloane Ranger’s Handbook’ in 1982.Tweet @peterpeteryork2. Kirsty Whyte : Award winning UK product designer. Product & Design Manager at HEAL'STweet @kirsty_whyte3. Will Rowe : Founder and CEO of Protein in Shoreditch. THE trend forecasters.Tweet @protein4. Charlotte Abrahams : Freelance writer, curator and editor specialising in design. Charlotte is launching a book in October on the ever so cosy Danish 'Hygge' philosophy.Tweet @styleinsider5. Anna Murray : The cult pattern pioneer, photographer and art director. Founder of Patternity, the world's leading specialist organisation dedicated solely to pattern.Tweet @patternitweet6. Holly Clarke : Airbnb Holly has been working for Airbnb for 2 and a half years, long enough to remember the logo being blue bubble writing. She's held many different roles and is currently heading up social media for EMEA.Tweet @airbnb @hollyclarke7. Sarah Thompson : Take a look at inspirational interiors in ex-council homes. Sarah is a freelance journalist and copywriter, a blogger and author. @youresomummy8. David Dewing : The Geffrye Museum. Director. Founded as a furniture museum in 1914, David has kept the Geffrye Museum's unique qualities while doubling its size and visitor numbers to over 100,000 a year, making it a beautiful, memorable and must-visit museum.Tweet @geffrye9. Future Cities Catapult : Solving problems that cities face by developing and testing new products and innovative services.10. Reza Merchant : The Collective, creating better places for young people to live, work and play.Tweet @collective_llp11. James Fruzer : Parasitic Architecture. James has been awarded several International Architectural awards. Most recently winning first place in an international design competition for his ‘homes for the homeless’ design. His work has been featured from AD Magazine to The Architects Journal.12. Andy Geezer : Myrealwall.com13. Dominick Veasey : Associate Director, Nexus Planning. Dominick has extensive experience in preparing and analysing demographic and socio-economic population and household projections, particularly in relation to determining objectively assessed housing need. Secure your £8 ticket here - https://indytute.com/venues/PechaKucha-at-The-Geffrye-16.html Note the £8 is put towards covering the cost of the evening and the Pecha Kucha Global Fund. Feel good about contributing to the Global Fund and valuing what PechaKucha Nights bring to London! It's what ensures we can keep this website and giant network going to host and keep the spotlight on London's creativity. And at the pace we're growing, the Global Fund is the only way we can continue together so please keep contributing. A very big PK thank you to London for your commitment on this!

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We are SOLD OUT! Vol 10 Pecha Kucha Night 'HOME'

In just a few days we will be heading along to the Geffrye Museum on Kingsland Road in Shoredtich for a wonderful evening of inspiring talks and we have now reached full capacity. The wonderful venue, the Geffrye Museum will be buzzing with 200 plus people! As a reminder about what is happening on 12 May at the Geffrye Museum -  This time around we have the theme "Home". It will totally up to the presenters interpretations of what they talk about - what "Home" means to them. With housing numbers and social housing a key concern for England's future; what the term "Home" really means is most definitely a personal perspective. Everyone has a different idea and varying experience of "Home", depending on where it is, who owns it, and what they do in it. Also, we think Home is topical subject for the month of May, given the mayoral election will have just taken place on 5 May 2016. ‘Home’ - a place where you long to go back to, longed to leave. Is it house, a yurt, a caravan or are you just a long way away from it. It is the one global thing we all share, no matter what our race, income or religion, we all want a place we can call ‘Home’. Further the venue of the Geffrye Museum - the Museum of the Home, which explores the home from 1600 to the present day has also influenced the choice of this theme. We can't wait to see you there! Claire and Brogan Pecha Kucha London