City Focus: Nagano

This week's City Focus highlights the famous temple town nestled in the Chubu region of Japan, Nagano. This picturesque city is teeming with charming temples dating back to the Nara period that complement the breathtaking landscapes. Living up to its expectation as a temple town, Nagano recently hosted PechaKucha Night Nagano Vol. 40 at the historic Choukokuji Temple. Be sure to look out for enthralling presentations (in Japanese) from Nagano real soon!

PKN Poster Spotlight

This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight shines on the poster design for Mumbai's revival event, PechaKucha Night Mumbai Vol. 10. The stark contrast of pigments utilized in the design bring the semi-monochromatic illustration to life and tickle one's sense of wonder. Let creativity ooze from your mind and head on over to Mumbai's PechaKucha Night to meet other creatives like you!

For more amazing PechaKucha Posters, visit our PechaKucha Night Tumblr Page.

PK People: Phyllis Lehman

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Warwick organizer Phyllis Lehman. For Phyllis, art is a form of expression that goes beyond an artist and their medium. She sees it as a theraputic and life enhancing activity that everyone should enjoy and participate in. By day, she is an artist and therapist and by night, a PKN Warwick organizer, so she lives and breathes creativity! Thank you for your PechaKucha passion and we wish you the best of luck hosting PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 6. Keep inspiring others to be creative, Phyllis!

Presentation of the Day

Urban Sketchers is a relatively new phenomenon that’s getting people drawing together around the world. Townsville has a group too and it’s recently celebrated its first birthday!

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Painting the Town: Reflections on Christchurch's Relationship with Urban Art...

BY REUBEN WOODS
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 01, 2018

Dr. Reuben Woods is an art historian and writer. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on street art and graffiti in post-earthquake Christchurch. Reuben believes that graffiti and street art have played a central role in the city's recovery and renewal. As a post-graduate in the Art History and Theory Department, he seeks to engage a wider audience with the city's intriguing and evolving relationship with urban art by exploring the various narratives and personalities that form these diverse cultures. Reuben also contributes to the website Watch This Space and hosts guided tours of the city's urban art.

In this talk, Reuben reflects on Christchurch’s relationship with street art that has emerged following devastating earthquakes. He tells us how street art can have a significant impact on the built environment and how Christchurch is a space for artists to respond and react.

 

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The Life of Pots

BY LAIMA GRIGONE
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Ceramic maker Laima Grigone shares her passion for making functional tableware and the philosophy of the handmade movement.

陶芸家のLaima Grigoneは、機能的な食器を手づくりで作り上げる、その情熱と哲学について語ってくれます。

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Exploring Empty Houses

BY EMILY ATWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.

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World of Adam

BY ADAM STOWER
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

Prolific author and illustrator Adam Stower, invites us in to his world of drawn imagination.