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Nov 27, 2014

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Spraying Oxydes

BY MICHAEL MAGUIRE
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In his presentation, artist Michael Maguire walks us through his works, talking about the process required to produce each, and how they all tie into his vision. (in English)

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Chihei - Playful Porcelain

BY ANITA WING YI CHU
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

Chihei is a community arts project combining the traditional art of handpainted porcelain with new and playful visuals. Anita Wing Yi Chu and Carman Ka Man Ching, 2 of the company's members, share some of their products and the themes behind them, as well as their community events. 

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

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Designing the Japan Post Tower

BY KOKI MIYACHI
@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

Koki Miyachi, an architect, describes how he collaborated with other architects from around the world to design the new Japan Post Tower next to Tokyo station. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

"Presentation of the Day" on October 16, 2013.

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Hell on Eight Wheels

BY KRISTINA ARNOLD AND RACHEL WALSTON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Kristina Arnold and Rachel Walston are Roller Derby Girls. Roller Derby is a rough sport played using roller skates. Here they tell us the history of Roller Derby, how it used to be played, and how modern Roller Derby is played today.

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Creating Enduring Art

BY RYAN ROTH
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Ryan Roth, an artist representative, talks about how undervalued art is in many of today's cities. Buildings are often built in standard ways with art as only an afterthought. They are torn down again within a few years whereas buildings that are built in artistic ways are left standing for hundreds of years.

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

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Stampedes

BY SANDRA DARTNELL
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Sandra Dartnell likes stamps and has been collecting them for a long time. Her new hobby is to make pictures using stamps and send them to other people to use and decorate with. She calls her creations "Stampedes".

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Macht. Wahn. Vision.

BY DIETER BRUNNER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 27, 2014

Ganz im Zeichen der Veranstaltung betrachtet Dieter Brunner eines der ältesten Themen der Architektur: den Turm. Bereits seit 7.500 v. Chr. errichtet der Mensch Türme. Und seit jeher üben sie eine besondere Faszination auf den Betrachter aus. Ob als Skyscraper, Wehr- oder babylonischer Turm – Dieter Brunner zeigt uns auf eindrucksvolle Weise, zu welchen monumentalen Bauwerken der Mensch im Stande ist.

 

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Video Mat

BY VIDEO MAT
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 15, 2014

Video Mat, self aware of the fact he wouldn't be a movie star, created a character, White Dolemite, who appears in several movie posters he has made. What he didn't expect is how popular this character has become, with a book and short movie on his way.

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The Power of Wind

BY EVAN WATERS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Evan Waters met William Kamkwambe on a visit to Malawi, and was inspired by inventive spirit and desire to create change. 

Tells the story of William Kamkwambe, and how he was able to use green energy to power his family's house. In result, allowed him to be noticed and given the opportunity to go back to school, and start working to give back to his community. 

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Raising Funds for Construction of the "Core House"

Presentations We kick off the week with a few presentations that were part of last week's special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" charity event here in Tokyo. The goal of the event was to raise funds for the building of the "Core House," that is described (in English) in this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (and pictured above). It's a production system to build a small house at a cheap cost, that can later be enlarged, adding more rooms, etc. The target date for completion is Christmas day, and you can contribute by making a donation through the PayPal button at the top of our Inspire Japan site -- $80,000 needs to be raised to complete the project. For the other two presentations we share today (both in Japanese), the first one explains what ArchiAid is all about, and the reconstruction efforts it has been doing in the Tohoku region. The second one takes a look at a project to construct shelter for ArchiAid vounteers in the Tohoku region, in the Ayukawa area. They renovated and rebuilt homes for both ArchiAid volunteers and local residents. Posters During our post hiatus we've continued to update the Tumblr blog, and so there are lots of posters to take in you haven't checked lately, coming from the following cities: San Jose (Costa Rica), Logrono, Granada, Ekaterinburg, Chicago, Kitaskyushu, and more. Above, the poster for Thursday's PKN in Seattle, which will mark the city's 40th edition. Photos We've got a lot of photo galleries to share, so for the next few days we'll run through a few of them. Above from top, Dusseldorf, Ekaterinburg, and Maribor.PKN Dusseldorf Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 10 [Flickr] Calendar It's been our biggest month yet with close to 120 events. Today we have the first PKN in Rio de Janeiro, as well as PKN Aalborg Vol. 10, and tomorrow sees the following 7 PKNs: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. 

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PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project

Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.

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More from ArchiAid and the "Core House" Project

Presentations Today we share the last batch of presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and remind you that you can help the "Core House" project by donating on our Inspire Japan site -- US$80,000 is required to bring the project to completion by its target date of Christmas Day. All of today's presentations are in Japanese, but you can watch Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's English presentation for more on the project. Senhiko Nakata from Team A Book talks about support activities in the Nagashizu area, in Miyagi-ken. Kumiko Inui talks about her project that offers up a variety of new plans for kids to enjoy school life, and the reconstruction of a junior high school in Shichigahama, Miyagi-ken. Ippei Takahashi shares a project to reconstruct a nursery in Shichigahama. It features a large interior garden (patio-like), and is made to look like a large village. SANAA's Naoto Noguchi talks about a reconstruction project on the island of Miyato with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature. Osamu Tsukihashi talks about a project with 22 universities (500 architectural students) to work on a model (at 1/500 scale) of the cities in the Tohoku area. Shoko Fukuya from the Tohoku Institute of Technology talks about a long running project (since last summer) in which universities around Japan are getting together to support the Tohoku region. Posters No new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight the poster for tonight's PKN Logrono Vol. 8.  Photos Here's another set of photo galleries to share. Above, a look at the recent PKN Tehran Vol. 3. PKN Tehran Vol. 3 [Flickr]PKN Aalen Vol. 12 [Flickr]PKN Guimaraes Vol. 4 [Flickr]Calendar Another big Thursday (November 29) with 11 events: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN MiamiVol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, PKN Logrono Vol. 8, and PKN Granada Vol. 1. Tomorrow we have PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12.

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Giant Model Building, the Love of Japanese Gardens, and Photos from Beirut

Presentations Yusuke Iguchi shares (in Japanese/English, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) his latest project, BABEL, the biggest model he has ever produced. He is also trying to raise money for his next project -- you'll find more info on his website. Jenny Schroder loves Japanese gardens, and she wants the world to know more about Japanese gardens. In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97), she explains how Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's website. Posters We've added a poster for the upcoming PKN Manizales Vol. 3 to the Tumblr blog, but today's highlighted poster is for Sunday's first PKN in Riyadh -- you'll find the list of presenters on the event page.  Photos Today we have an event report to share for the recent PKN San Antonio Vol. 8 -- which includes a few photos as well -- and the two photo galleries you see listed below. The photos above are from PKN Beirut Vol. 15, held earlier this month.PKN Beirut Vol. 15 [Facebook]PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8 [Flickr]Calendar Here's what you can expect from PKNs this weekend. Tonight (November 30), we start with PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12. On Saturday it's Miami's 20th, and then on Sunday you'll find PKN Ashland Vol. 3, PKN Riyadh Vol. 1, and PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 14.

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An International PechaKucha Poster Exhibition

Annette Scheibel, the organizer responsible for PKN Aalborg, along with artist Helena Sokol have collected nearly 300 PechaKucha Night posters from around the world and have begun showing them at a small curated exhibition in their Danish harbor town. Annette has put together a small photo-set of the exhibition, which also allows its visitors to purchase posters whose proceeds will go to the assistance of refugees in Syria (by way of the Jesuit Refugee Service). Syrian organizer Harout Ekmanian (of PKN Aleppo)helped coordinate with Annette to make this effort possible -- a fine example of the PechaKucha family coming together on an international level.

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PechaKucha Night Pontevedra vol.5 (presenters)

This are the presenters in the next Pecha Kucha Pontevedra vol.5.  It is going to have place in Portal 48, espacio para la creación,   1-Bolboretas de papel-artesania2-Correveydile-organización de eventos 3-Seara Records-plataforma de difusión cultural4-Freshysweet-agencia junior de publicidad5-Noemí Días Patiño- Circulo Polar6-Paulova- artista7-Flying rats-skateboarding crew8-Chás-fotografía

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Global Night in Heraklion

We're jumping for joy -- without a rabbit mask -- to the fact that Heraklion will be taking part in the PechaKucha Global Night on September 20, through the city's Vol. 4. Visit the official event page for more info, including the full list of presenters.

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Global Night in Kumamoto

The city of Kumamoto will be taking part in the PechaKucha Global Night on September 11, with its Vol. 8. It takes place at Felicia, and you'll find details on the poster you see in this post, as well as on the event page.

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Global Night in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is also taking part in the PechaKucha Global Night on September 20, proudly listing itself with other participating cities on its flyer. For more info on the city's Vol. 9, visit the official event page.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 9

Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures.  She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!    She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week!  The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen.  Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us.  It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.   Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville. To view more of her work visit her site http://withbearhands.com/    

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