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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

blake art
designer in chicago
New Town Art Gallery
in Williamsburg, Virginia
Art McGuinness
Business Development & Marketing, Street Advertising Services in Newport-on-Tay
Dee Street
in Vanvouver
Art Aiello
Public Relations, Generac Power Systems in Jefferson
Jan Castaño Pipier ART
INGENIERO INDUSTRIAL EN FORMACION, MUSICO, ILUSTRADOR in bogota
CANAL ART
art event, canal art in Nagoya

PAST VOL 2

Ústí nad Labem @ Galerie Emila Filly
Jun 19, 2012

PAST VOL 22

Kosice @ Atrium
Aug 17, 2012

PAST VOL 13

Dayton
Nov 08, 2012

PAST VOL 8

Chichester @ Pallant House Gallery
Jul 11, 2013

PAST VOL 11

Genève @ Salle Dialogai
Nov 20, 2013

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami

PAST VOL 9

Pittsfield @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 20, 2014

PAST VOL 0

Tijuana @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Apr 26, 2014

PAST VOL 30

Toronto @ NXNE Art Lounge
Jun 20, 2014

16 OCT

NEXT VOL 1

Surrey @ Centre Stage at City Hall

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

BY REMO CAMEROTA
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2013. 
 
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Street Art in São Paulo

BY MUNDANO
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 19, 2010

Graffiti street art by Mundano, all based on criticism towards the politics of Brazil using ironic humor. This presentation is in Portuguese.

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The Street Is Alive

BY JORGE GALVÃO
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 22, 2011

Fans of graffiti and street art will love Jorge's presentation, in which he not only shows off some of his graffiti work, but also shares the passion he has for street art in general. (in Portuguese)

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Polish Actions

BY ZOFIA DRUT
IN ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

Zofia Drut talks about her public and street art activities, that have been held in elevators, buses, markets, and any other public venue she's been able to use. (in Czech)

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Sketchy

BY BARNEY
IN MENDOZA

Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. (in Spanish)

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City Love Notes

BY DELAINE TINIAKOS-DORAN
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2013

Delaine Tiniakos-Doran is a student studying city planning at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She speaks on the broad category of street art -- from informal scribblings to commissioned pieces -- and how she perceives this medium as a unique method of communication between individuals within their respective urban environments. 

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Storby Story

BY LARS PANK
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

Aalborg's visionary street artist and graphic illustrator, Lars Pank, takes you on a journey into his imaginative universe. Lars talks about his latest art projects, inspiration, and experiences working together with other artists.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2014.

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The Sharpie Image

BY JAY SHOGO
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Artist Jay Shogo has been working exclusively with Sharpie pens in his work since 2009. Here he speaks of his work on all shapes and sizes of canvases -- from hi-top shoes to full-scale murals to eyewear. (in Japanese)

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Freedom

BY MANOLIS ANASTASAKOS
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 20, 2013

Freedom is man's capacity to choose, with dignity, commitments to himself. Really free is the man who can set the limits of self - awareness that creates the outline of his existence.

"Freedom" is to act in accordance with what creates love in your soul.

Therefore it is not enough to not be enslaved to be free. We need to walk in accordance with what causes love. For example what excites or stirs your soul. Living a life of routine and mediocracy, you are not free.

Manolis Anastassakos, released through Art!

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario Rueda see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists, and give back the city to citizens. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2014.

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PKN in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal ran a great story in August about PechaKucha Night. Read the article The Sounds of Chatter by Juro Osawa here...

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Art Basel Miami Beach + PechaKucha

Back in December of last year, PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand produced a special edition PechaKucha event in collaboration with Art Basel Miami Beach, with the topic of social media and contemporary art. A video of the event has now been put online. Presenters include Dylan Fareed, Ben Davis, Lori Faye Fischler, Leyden Rodriguez, [dNASAb], and Jody Turner.

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Finding the 'Art' in Alberta

According to Dave Delibato, the easier it is to draw a province, the harder it is to live there, and in this presentation recorded at PechaKucha Night in Toronto Vol. 11, he attemps to find the 'art' in the province of Alberta.

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Street Art in Sao Paulo

In our first presentation today, "Street Art in Sao Paulo," Mundano talks about his graffiti street art, all based on criticism towards the politics of Brazil using ironic humor. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Sao Paulo Vol. 5, and is in Portuguese.

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From Street Art to Hitchhiking, with a Bit of Birch Sap Drinking in Gothenburg

Here's our look at what's happening today in PechaKucha. Presentations We've got two new presentations on the site, one from Curitiba and one from St. Louis. In "The Street Is Alive" (in Portuguese), Jorge Galvao shares his graffiti work, and talks about his passion for street art, and then in "Hitchhiking for Sanity," Myles Dickason shares some of his hitchhiking adventures. Photos Here are today's event photos to take in, coming from a few of our PKN cities. Above, the scene at Providence's PKN Vol. 35, which was held back in February. PKN Kiruna Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Providence Vol. 35, as well as some older editons (Vol. 23, Vol. 24, Vol. 28) [Facebook] PKN San Diego Vol. 14 [Flickr] PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 [Facebook] The photo above is from the recent PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 (see the full Facebook gallery, all photos by Nettan Kock), and below is a report from that city's organizer, Jesper Larsson. You can also find all Gothenburg presentations (in Swedish) on its YouTube channel. On April 24th, we arranged our Vol. 31 of PechaKucha Gothenburg with a great turnout! Annelie Hulthén used mobile photos to show some of the backsides of the life of a politician. Our new city architect showed aerial photos of Gothenburg to show how much space is wasted on cars instead of human beings. Peter Korn told us about digging and how to plant exotic plants on stony Swedish hillsides. Sushi chef José Seruda spoke about "omakase" and his idea of Scandinavian sushi using locally produced fish and seafood. Siv Burell talked about the language Esperanto which celebrates 125 years this year. Klara Hansson spoke about perma culture and what's edible within the city centre. Jeanette Fagerström told the story that led up to her opening a sewing machine café in Gothenburg (similar to an internet café but with sewing machines instead of computers). Helena Andersson, Sebastian Popescu & Evelina Valtersson finished of the evening with a presentation about their project "Bostadsrotation" (residential rotation) where people change housing and routines with another person for a couple of days. In the break, Klara Hansson and her friends served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants such as Garlic-mustard, Celandine, Common wood sorrel, Dandelion, Sorrel, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, Rowan Leaf, Ground elder and last but not least Lovage. They also served fresh natural birch sap. In this walkthrough video during the beer break, organizer Jesper Larsson tries out the birch sap and talks to former presenter Sebastian Näslund about it. We totally forgot to celebrate it, but the last presentation of the evening was actually #300 since we started! Links Looking for some interesting PechaKucha-related articles? We've got you covered. The photo above shows the team behind the soon-to-launch PKN series in Muscat (the organizer, Sara Fida, is second from right). Some PKN Muscat coverage in the form of "Creative Connections" [The Week] "Speakers' series a hot ticket among young Vancouverites" [Metro Vancouver] "PechaKucha Night is back, bringing artists of all types together for creative conversation" [Denver Westworld] Calendar Tonight (May 16), it's PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 6, and tomorrow night (May 17) you can look to these three events: PKN Hanoi Vol. 4, PKN For a peek at what's coming later this month, you can always check our calendar.

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20 Images on 20 Years in Japan, Street Art in Usti nad Labem, and Using the PechaKucha Format at School

Presentations Don Kratzer has lived in Japan for 20 years, and following the PK 20x20 format, he uses his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) to share what he's been up to all this time using one image for each year. In her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), Zofia Drut talks about her public and street art activities, that have been held in elevators, buses, markets, and any other public venue she's been able to use. Posters We have two new posters to share today on the Tumblr blog, starting with PKN Banja Luka Vol. 6, pictured above -- the event was held just over a week ago. The other addition is a second poster for the upcoming PKN Mendoza Vol. 6 -- see the lovely "moustache" edition we shared last month. Links We are often contacted by teachers and professors from around the world who are interested in using the PechaKucha format in their classes, and here's a great example of its use at the College of Charleston, and one that was inspired by the local PKN series. Professor Jeanette Guinn says PechaKucha in an integral part of her course, Understanding Creativity. “The PechaKucha concept stretches students to be creative and expand their writing and public speaking skills,” she says. “You just can’t achieve that with a paper and a test.”Calendar Tonight (October 9) you can catch PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 3, and tomorrow sees PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 4 and PKN Auckland Vol. 31. 

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Playing With Art and Tech, Street Art in Mendoza, and a Transformational Idea

Presentations Edit Vizer has recently finished her education at the art-technology faculty at Aalborg University, and here (at PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) she talks about her newest project, FARM, an art & tech playground project where she invites everyone to join workshops. Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 2) he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16). Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are the posters for tonight's PKN Tallinn Vol. 6 (pictured above) and for this past Saturday's PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUs9I_tBWI Video Pordenone has a few PKNs under its belt, and here's a video showing what the PKN experience is like in that city. Calendar Here are tonight's (November 14) six PKNs: PKN Birmingham Vol. 7, PKN Okayama Vol. 15, PKN Amsterdam Vol. 23, PKN Mikkeli Vol. 2, PKN Tallinn Vol. 6, and PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 1. Tomorrow is even bigger: PKN Leeds Vol. 15, PKN Groningen Vol. 19, PKN Detroit Vol. 13, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 4, PKN St. Albert Vol. 2, PKN Kiruna Vol. 4, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 13, and PKN Moscow (Idaho) Vol. 3.

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PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 in Tegus

Greetings from Tegucigalpa, or we locals call it, Tegus! In 3 very short weeks we will be launching the first PechaKucha Night ever in our Central American country of Honduras. We have just revealed our amazing poster designed by the very talented designer Alicia Medina, a cool lady whose experience includes illustration, branding, and art direction among other things. The poster design is based on popular local handicrafts that are a symbol of Honduras - handpainted clay roosters in bright, happy colors.  During this first volume of PechaKucha Tegus we'll be sharing stories from chefs, yoginis, actors, film directors, artists, street artists and even beer brewers. It's bound to be a vibrant mix of ideas and interesting people on this warm summer night.  We'll keep you all posted on how our very first night goes. We're really excited and we think it'll be a total hit. Til next time!

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Art Week Pecha Kucha

We are pleased to announce presenters for the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night to be held as part of the Otago University Students Association's annual Art Week. Presenters:* Brian Miller // A history of Dunedin illustrator Ralph Miller* Jed McCammon and Clarke Hegan // The Yellow Men present their latest art exploits* Katya Gunn // Bead artist extraordinaire* Sarah Flourish // Artist & gallery manager* Jacque Ruston // Artist & bouquet fancier* Aroha Novak // Artist & cardboard wrangler* Tom Tremewan // On good music* Henry Johnson // Ethnomusicology & Taiko drumming* Keir Russell // Firebug, fire performance & entrepreneur* Catherine Cocker // Sculptor and installation artist* Roel Wijland // Brandbach and poetic brandscapes* Derek Morrison // Photographer and surfer See their images and hear their stories on Wednesday 18 September.Doors open 7.00pm, starts 7.30pmUniversity of Otago, Union Building, Main Common Room, 640 Cumberland Street, Dunedin General Admission: $10, Students with ID: $5Door sales only, Cash only Special thanks to OUSA, Refuel, Emerson's Brewery, the Creative Communities Dunedin Scheme, Dunedin City Council and Klein Dytham Architecture. Don't miss this creative culture showcase!

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Creating Enduring Art

Why is it that structures like the Pyramids of Giza remain thousands of years later, yet our skyscrapers go up and down in less than a century? Artist representative Ryan Roth talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 109) about how undervalued art and architecture 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. Check out the full scoop in "Creating Enduring Art."