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PAST VOL 26

St.Petersburg @ Lenexpo,
Nov 28, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Remedy Coffee
May 09, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Erfurt @ Franz Mehlhose Kulturcafé
Jan 08, 2016

PAST VOL 27

Hong Kong @ XXX Studios
May 25, 2016

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Just In Case

BY EVELYN CALAUNAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Evelyn Calaunan stresses the importance of planing ahead, specifically in terms of wills and last testaments. Why do people feel the need to avoid talking about and planning ahead for death? In this presentation she stresses the importance of making sure that all loose ends are tied up. 

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No Pain, No Brain: Zombie Survival

BY AARON JOHNSON
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 18, 2014

Aaron Johnson loves all kinds of movies but his favored ones are good zombie movies.  He gives hilarious preparation advice of how to handle zombie encounter and increase survival capabilities both in zombie and everyday life worlds.

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Atelier La Feuille d'Or

BY JEANNE JULIEN
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

Jeanne JULIEN worked in different workshops in Paris and elsewhere in France to multiply her technical skills and perfect her know-how.

French gilder since 10 years, Jeanne JULIEN has been working for her own gilding workshop in Nantes since its launch in July 2013 : Atelier la Feuille d’Or.

Her main jobs are :

  • Restoration of gilded wooden artifacts, such as painting frames, pieces of furniture or antiques
  • Gold finish for specific requests (newly crafted objects)

Gilding can be applied to all supports and materials : wood, metal, stone, glass,…

Coating materials are numerous : gold (different shades comprising yellow, red, green or white), silver, palladium, moongold, copper…

And the surface finish can include taints, wear, or powdering.

The workshop’s skills are :

  • Water gilding (preceded by surface preparation and fine carving)
  • Oil gilding
  • Gelatin gilding (mostly adapted to smooth surfaces such as glass)

And the jobs can be done inside the workshop, or on-site (indoor as well as outdoor).

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How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature

BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"

In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. 

 

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Auf Reise... Vorbereitung und Realität

BY RALF DUDEN
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

Als sich Duden vor langer Zeit entschloss, auf Weltreise zu gehen, war ihm wohl bewusst, dass das eine Menge Planung und Vorbereitung erfordern würde. Auf der Reise selbst erfuhr er dann allerdings, dass all die Theorie und Gedanken nur begrenzt mit der Realtität konform sind.

Ein Ausflug für all die, die vom Reisen träumen, aber nicht so ganz wissen, wo man eigentlich anfangen soll...

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Squirrelling

BY RITA CERVETTO
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Squirrelling is the opposite of being a velociraptor."

In Squirrelling from PechaKucha Night Manchesters Vol. 16, Rita Cervetto from Common Good talks about squirelling - an approach designed to help in the planning and preparing for a big project.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

In this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats! As she says, "eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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The Making of PKN Gdansk

We've posted plenty of PechaKucha Night event reports, but this is probably the first "making of" coverage we see, courtesy of PKN Gdansk organizer Filip Kozarski. It's great to see how things go down during those last hours of preparation -- we cover the result here. We're huge fans of the event poster that was created for that inaugural PKN Gdansk as well.

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In Preparation Mode

We're not exactly sure how Twitpic user 36Point is going about preparing for his PechaKucha presentation, but it apparently involves the help of a few figures, one of which we're pretty sure is Homer Simpson. The caption for the image reads "Preparing my presentation for PechaKucha 7," which we assume is tonight's PKN in Omaha.

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Iamikan

Here's a piece and accompanying video from a recent presentation by artist Iamikan that was held as part of PechaKucha Night in Charleston Vol. 9, sent to us by gallery director Atmah Ja.Pecha Kucha, an international event, brings together innovative artists possessing expansive and visionary ideas with the intention of inspiring and igniting audiences the world over. At PKN Vol. 9, artist Iamikan was invited to lecture on his creative process, showcasing his collection projected on a 12x14 backdrop screen. His originality and uncanny flare to perform to his creative beat left the crowd suspended, taking the stage to animate a cartoon like character called “Master of Organized Chaos,” Iamikan’s mentor from a parallel universe training him in the science of computer programming and projection. Master OC and a seemingly vulnerable Iamikan meet “off of the grid” of earth tangible time for a final “stage of training/preparation”. Iamikan’s “windows” are fully updated, preparing him to be projected into the “earth's program,” 30 plus years before he will take the stage and lecture at PKN Vol. 9. This transition takes place in order to observe and assimilate nature’s intelligence as a technology to merge with “human-nature’s” technology. In quantum speed, right in front of the audience Iamikan gives a one of a kind performance demonstrating his philosophy “ The art of Infinite Possibility…Here's a look at the video: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmE8Z-J4hy4

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From Winnipeg to Public Enemy, a Taste of Dutch Design, and Chicago's Tasty Poster

Presentations Tim Hoover 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 (from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9), as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. (in English) Ben van der Steen is CEO of Geesa, a Dutch company that has produced bathroom and toilet products since 1885, and in this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6) he tells the story of how he joined the company. A passion for design is what drives Ben, and his journey lead to a line of products by Dutch design superstar Marcel Wanders. Posters We've got some terrific new posters on the Tumblr blog today, with the following events represented: PKN Warsaw Vol. 11, PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, and PKN Chicago Vol. 22 (pictured above).  Photos Again, we have a few photo galleries to share -- note that you'll also find quite a few photosets on our Flickr account, which are also divided in collections.PKN Trnava Vol. 4 [Flickr]Photos from PKN Bogota [Flickr]PKN Tokyo Vol. 91 [Flickr]Calendar We're busy here at the PK mothership in preparation for tonight's (May 30) PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, which is accompanied by PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to PKN Plzen Vol. 1, PKN Seattle Vol. 36, PKN Ulladulla Vol. 3, and PKN Xalapa Vol. 10.

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Davenport Debuts at Figge

Located alongside the Mississippi River, the city of Davenport, Iowa recently stirred up a bit of creativity in their town in celebrating their very first PechaKucha Night! PKN Davenport's Vol. 1 was hosted by the Figge Art Museum, and is being run by museum Director of Education Melissa Hueting. Local newspaper Quad Cities Online posted a press release in preparation for this stimulating affair: The first PechaKucha Night in Davenport will feature seven presenters including Mayor Gluba who will speak about RiverVision. Gluba said, "The Figge Art Museum is a great community asset, and I commend its staff for the creativity and hard work they have put into developing PechaKucha Night in Davenport. We have a lot of creative, artistic people in the Quad Cities area so I am looking forward to seeing the other presentations. I encourage everyone who can to join us at this fun, free event." For the full write-up, check out Quad Cities Online. 

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Tokyo Local Food

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo Local Food" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 89, researchers Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman describe their hunt for green spaces within the urban jungle that is Tokyo. They tag team topics such as gardens within the city, unique methods of food preparation, and the social gatherings surrounding the consumption of food.

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Preparation week

After having just returned from Weimar's #4 PechaKuchaNight, I am really excited to launch our first event in Erfurt next Friday.  Time is drawing close, and there is still quite a bit to do.  Of course, all the presenters (9) are finalizing their slides and such, but we three organizers (Tim, Hasnain and myself) are making sure the venue with seating arrangements is in order (checked that yesterday), the Facebook page is set up (in the process), the list of invitees has been drawn up and the evening's itineray is lined up.  The timeline of activities prior to the BIG EVENT is very necessary as we want to make sure the evening will run as smoothly as possible.  Fortunately, the PechaKucha evenings are a bit  (in)formal depending on how you see it, but also with a strong element of fun.  NO STRESS!  The evening is not rehearsed, and as we all know plans are great, but implementation is sometimes not so easy, which is why PLAN A......and even PLAN B are good to have.  This afternoon while I was preparing my own PK, I became sidetracked and already thought of the next PK theme for ERFURT #2.  Even the possible presenters have been listed with topics that they could do.  Of course, I have not told anyone yet, but having ideas is good!  Tomorrow is another day and totally devoted to getting the pictures for my 20 slides! Barbara Kuntze

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PK3 week before

Hello Everybody! Hard to believe that PK#3 is only five days away.  We three organizers are in the final preparation phase of waiting for the presenters to get us their powerpoint presentations.  Then we will sync them up and print out the program. No matter how much planning one does, there are always certain aspects that cannot be accomplished until the week prior to the event. So far the weather is holding up, but we are glad to have the evening start a wee bit earlier.  Starting at 7.20pm / 19.20 instead of the 20.20 PechaKucha time! In November we had a great turnout of about 80 people, so we are hoping to increase that slightly.  All are welcome and with a combination of German and English presentations, we should have something for everyone! Hope to see some new faces and dear friends on Friday.   The Organizers (Barbara, Tim and Hasnain)    

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Poster for PKN Edmonton Vol. 26

PechaKucha Night Edmonton gets into the spirit of the season with their poster soaring to the top today, in preparation for their Vol. 26! For more of the season's best, head right down to Official PechaKucha Poster tumblr where we share what PKN posters all any of the 100+ events a month from all over the world. Get some ideas, design a great poster for your PKN, and become the next feature on our front page!