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Child-Friendly in the City

BY IAN SMITH
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."

In "Child-Friendly in the City" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. In Ian's presentation, he challenges us to view our spaces through the eyes of the younger generation while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child-friendly cities.

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Commuting in Winter: The Experiment

BY MICHAEL GLAZIER
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"W always rush from point A to point B as fast as we can, missing all the creamy filling in the middle."

This winter, Michael Glazier undertook a lofty experiment. He ditched his car in the dead of winter in favour of a commute on foot. He shares what he found —not just out in the environment, but also in his thoughts—when he left the gridlock behind and gained a little more time to breathe.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “thoughts”

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Hjørring @ University College Nordjylland
Sep 22, 2012

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Delhi @ American Center
Oct 11, 2012

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Wakefield @ The Hepworth Wakefield
Dec 05, 2013

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Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Mar 27, 2014

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Prince George @ The Twisted Cork
May 13, 2014

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Seinäjoki @ Amfora Gallery
Oct 10, 2014

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Louisville @ Tim Faulkner Gallery
Apr 14, 2015

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Dayton @ Hope Church
Dec 17, 2015

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Yogyakarta @ GREEN HOST
Dec 10, 2016

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The Conundrum, Misnomer, and Mix

BY JAMES MALPHRUS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

As an organizer, James Malphrus has plenty of opportunity to think about potential talks he would like to do. In this talk, he samples five of his unfinished presentations, giving us a unique look into his train of thought and the railway upon which it rides.

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The Thing About Things

BY JAMIE BOWEN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".

Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby.  Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York  - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand. 

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A Collection of Thoughts and Verbs

BY MARINA QUIRK
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

Artist Marina Quirk speaks on her work, and shows us that by observing the fascinations of communication, she opens dialogue and consideration to the words we use to understand one another and ourselves.

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A designer walks into a bar

BY EIRIK HITLAND JOHANNESSEN
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 23, 2015

Eirik Hitland Johannessen tells The story of Muskedunder, a bar three years in the making, and all the ideas that were lost along the way.

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Thoughts and Doodles of an Undiscovered Genius

BY GILES ETHERINGTON
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Giles Etherington talks about all the choices that he has made throughout the course of his life and how it has influenced his design and branding work.

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5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”

Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.

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Blame the Brain

BY SIMONE CASTELLO
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Did you know that we have 50,000 thoughts in a day and in most people 70% of these are negative? Simone Castello shares her journey towards positive thinking, discarding toxic emotional baggage while trying to relax and enjoy life. 

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Every bad presentation has a bright side

BY LE MINH HOANG
@ VOL 11 ON JUL 22, 2017

Le Minh Hoang, Alumni returns from the UK, shares about the new life and depression. Listening to his story on how he got out of it and found the bright side in every situation

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Experiments in Beautiful Thinking

BY RITA PATEL
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rita Patel is joining us once again to give us the latest in her Experiments in Beautiful Thinking. This work allows her to foster personal and collective experiences, especially in uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations by tapping into each person’s creative force with humor and play so they can connect and be in their personal power with confidence.

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Nostalgic for Kyiv, the Thought Structure of the All, and 20th Century PechaKucha

Presentations Tatiana Guryeva's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7) is based on recollections of her childhood. You'll see the Kyiv of the 70s and 80s, or at least how it has remained in her memory, as well as Pechersk, the area where she grew up, and Podol, the area where she currently lives.Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other... if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found. Adopting this Terence McKenna quote as his mantra and accidentally stumbling into what he calls "Thought Structure" through his art, blakeArt® (aka Matt Blake), with all his might and good intent, attempts to do just that: find a way for All. We are all "One" in the "Same," and he expands on that idea in this presentation (from PKN Chicago Vol. 18). Posters New on the Tumblr blog today are posters for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 3 (pictured above), PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 5, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 19.  We've also added a few posters and flyers from PKN Buenos Aires that we hadn't come across in the past, including the flyer you see above, for the city's Vol. 21. PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 happens tonight. Photos and video We have a few photo galleries to share today, including from the recent PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which is what you see above. After the link, you'll also find a great video round-up from the event -- we sure love that "20th Century Fox" intro done PK-style.PKN Barcelona Vol. 16PKN Norwich Vol. 4 [Flickr]PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10 [Facebook] Calendar Tonight (June 26) your PKN satisfaction will come from the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and the previously mentioned PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Tomorrow, on top of PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, you'll find PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39. 

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The Retrash Collective, Washing Your Thoughts, and the IntervenE Exhibition

Presentations Nathan Devine is a graphic designer, and in his presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1) he talks about "Retrash," an international collective that is rethinking waste. According to Nathan, by being passionate about turning waste into something useful, we can reduce landfills. Metto il pensiero in lavatrice (Put Your Thoughts in the Washing Machine) is Valentina Di Fatta's second book, and in it she gives advice on how to wash away "dirty thoughts" and how to chose the best "washing program," depending on the season. Her presentation (in Italian) is from PKN Pisa Vol. 1. Posters There are two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Vladimir Vol. 6 (pictured above) and one for PKN Geneva Vol. 7, both happening tommorrow night. Event info St. Albert will soon be hosting its very first PKN, and here's a piece from the St. Albert Leader on what to expect from the launch. Also, PKN Leeds organizer Stuart Hide is producing a one-off PK event in London as part of the "IntervenE" exhibition on July 16, and he sends us the following details on the event (and that's the poster for the event that you see above).PKN Leeds has come together once again with Interior Educators (IE) to hold an independent Pechakucha event at their forth annual IE Free Range graduate show entitled ‘IntervenE’ to be held at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London on Monday 16th July. The IE Free range IntervenE show is the largest national exhibition to view the best work from 2011 graduates from leading undergraduate courses in Interior Architecture and Interior Design within the UK. This year will see over 450 graduates exhibiting at the show from across 28 institutes. In celebration of the students achievements, IE are putting on a number of special events over the course of the show. The launch of the show on Thursday 14th July (6-10pm) will no doubt be a momentous occasion with the initial opportunity to view the show accompanied with beverages and music. Friday 13th (10am-4pm) will see the celebrations continue with a specialist school and college day, where a numerous graduates will be will be at hand to discuss their work and courses they have been studying on. Over the Saturday, Sunday and the Monday the exhibition will continue for all to enjoy. On Monday afternoon, 16th July will see a number of high profile judges reviewing all the work of the graduates in readiness for the prize giving in the evening at the PechaKucha event. On the evening, kicking off at 7pm and acting as a book end to the show and a crescendo to the whole event, PKN Leeds in association with IE have organised a specialist PechaKucha Night around the theme of ‘IntervenE’. This is billed as the largest interiors based pechakucha held this year. With some of the leading UK practioners, academics and thinkers the discipline has to offer. The event is free to all so please join us for an evening of thinking and drinking!Calendar Today, here at the Tokyo mothership, we prepare for our Vol. 93, and you can also look forward to the following two events: PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday of events with a lot of 7s: PKN Mallorca Vol. 1, PKN Bordeaux Vol. 7, PKN Genève Vol. 7, PKN London Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 6.

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Walking for Art, Thoughts on Games, and a Teaser Video from Hyderabad

Presentations Walking and taking in art sure sounds like a winning combination, and that's just what you get with First Fridays Artswalk. Mary McGinnis uses her presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 1) to explain the project. Federico Fasce (of Urustar) talks about how he thinks games can change the world. He believes that games are the most important form of expression of this century. The presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 1) covers his experience with Privacy Traders, a game designed and developed for high school students. In Privacy Traders, through mechanical trade and exchange, the idea is to stimulate a reflection on the sharing of personal data, on the role of the internet and social networks, and on the importance to better understand the people to whom we entrust sensitive data every day. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Nantes Vol. 4 that you see above. Also added were posters for PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 21, as well as for PKN Dunedin Vol. 13 and 14. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZB-2v4IcQA Video Here's a video teaser for PKN Hyderabad Vol. 10, which is taking place this coming Saturday (September 1). Calendar There's no PKN on the agenda for tonight, but tomorrow night (August 28) you can catch PKN San Francisco Vol. 51 and PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 26.

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Art to Live By, Thoughts on Teaching, and Photos from San Juan

Presentations In 2010, Lori Jakubow launched her online store, Art To Live By. In the presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) she shares her work, and we get a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques and materials she uses, as well as what inspires her. In her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem), Eva Mráziková talks about drawings she's done, and also shares her philosophy on teaching. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, covering PKN Orlando Vol. 7 (pictured above), PKN Kumamoto Vol. 4, PKN Cape Town Vol. 20, and PKN Kathmandu Vol. 3 and 6. Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for last month's PKN San Juan (in Argentina) Vol. 7, and please note that the city's Vol. 8 is already scheduled, to be held on November 3.  Calendar Tonight (August 28) there are two PKNs on tap: PKN San Francisco Vol. 52 and PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 26. Tomorrow, you can look to the following three events: PKN New Haven Vol. 13, PKN Tampere Vol. 7, and PKN Providence Vol. 41.

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PechaKucha in AlKhobar Provides Food for Thought

Sketchbook Magazine has a recap up on the recent Global Night edition of PechaKucha Night Al-Khobar. The night featured speeches from martial artists, entrepreneurs, and designers -- here's a clip referring to activist Mohamed Ali's presentation on refugee camps in Kenya: Mohamed showed pictures of children writing on tree barks for school, because books were simply unavailable, saying: “We strive to reach our goals, when people in African countries in need strive to live to see the next day. We know from media that African living conditions are harsh, but we wanted to see the truth for ourselves.  PKN Al-Khobar Vol. 2 took place on September 20, 2013 at the ADC Compound Hall. For the full write-up, check out the article here.

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Call for Presenters: Vol. 2 - Food for Thought

Our first ever PechaKucha Night in Prince George was a great success, thanks to the high calibre of presenters and supportive audience at the event. We are now searching for the next roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 2: Food for Thought. Have you used creativity, design or innovation in your work with food? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 2 event on Tuesday May 13th from 7pm - 10pm. You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction.  There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. If you are interested in presenting at PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 in Prince George on May 13th, send an email to pechakuchapg@gmail.com with your contact info and the proposed topic of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is April 30th, 2014, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early. About the Theme: Food For Thought Thanks to the generous support of Northern Health through an IMAGINE grant, the theme of our second event will showcase creative approaches to food. Are you a gardener, farmer, chef, server, parent, designer, or anyone who gets creative with food? Stories should be personal. If your story is related to an organization or program, we want to hear your own perspective. We want to showcase the great work happening in our community from a grassroots level.

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Hiraku Ogura

At our PechaKucha Night Vol. 117 (Wednesday, September 24), designer Hiraku Ogura will be sharing his thoughts on "fermentation design."

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City Focus: Bangkok

Our friends in over in Bangkok deserve some city focus lovin' this week after a couple tragic explosions that rattled the city. Here at Pechakucha we're saddened by such ill will, but remain positive that the uniting power of creativity can improve relations in the global community. Thoughts are with you Bangkok! 

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Even Though We're Here

"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4, Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.

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Thought Bubble: The first Birstein PKN

Two days later. The first PKN in Birstein is over. No, I was not nervous before the event — but somehow eased after it … There are different ways to look at PKN Birstein #1. In the front end I was not really enthusiastic that we had zero people for speaker's slots. I also felt disappointed about the rather small audience. Well, I knew we would not have a head start here on the countryside, where cultural events sometimes make me feel like one needed to create a new expression for not to misuse the word "culture". :-) We (Anke and I) tried to make up for the missing speakers and prepared five lectures ourselves — instead of the expected two that we wanted to add to the zillions of applications. We really invested in our first PK speeches. Especially Anke did a great job and I have the strong feeling that she personally grew that evening: She delivered wonderful speeches about natural gardening and memories of the last years renovating our historic farm. Thank's for all of you support and enthusiasm, Anke!   It was so good to see how much the audience liked what we delivered. People were quite amazed that something like this PKN did happen in our region. Even though I wished things were a little easier — we set up a nice event, the audience was as enthusiastic as the speakers and everyone was happy in the end. How come I was happy — not having external speakers and a small audience only? Well, we already started to plan our next PKN event and we have some speakers in the pipeline! People start to notice that this is serious and a good thing to support. I guess it will be a long way to achieve my goal to build a PK community here in our "Vogelsberg" region though. We made a start and sometimes this first step is the most important action in such a project. I am thankful that Astrid and Mark gave us the chance to use the PK organization and network bring something to Birstein that is outstanding. I never expected that they would accept our application considering that we live a a small community "out in the woods". After our first PKN I feel that both Astrid and Mark in Tokyo and we in Birstein did the right thing. Birstein for sure is not Tel Aviv — but we will make PKN something that is unique for our rural region. And one day we might be a blueprint for other areas where "culture" is mostly defined as something that happens in the big cities only. Cheers, Frank