City Focus: Truckee

Situated near the border of Nevada state and gorgeous Lake Tahoe, we visit Truckee, CA in this week's City Focus. Known for its bountiful nature and scenic snowy views, Truckee is not only a wonderful destination for nature lovers, but it also has a budding and enthusiastic creative community to boot. After successfully running their very first event in May 2018, they are now hosting their 2nd event this December 7th. We wish the PechaKucha Night Truckee team the absolute best and hope to hear amazing things about this year end event!

PKN Poster Spotlight

This week's PKN Poster Spotlight highlights the delightfully wacky poster design from PechaKucha Night Bydgoszcz. With its brilliant use of bold color and high-contrast imagery, this design truly entrances its audience.

Be prepared to be hypnotized by Bydgoszcz's creative community at PechaKucha Night Bydgoszcz Vol. 4!

For more posters, please visit our official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr and Instagram!

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Presentation of the Day

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Kal Barteski

Artist & Activist in Winnipeg

Artist and activist Kal Barteski is a notable figure in the arts scene in Winnipeg who is most famously known for her playful script work and polar bear art. She calls herself a "polar bear artist", and rightfully so as she's successfully spread her work throughout the city and beyond. Here in her PechaKucha Night Winnipeg talk, Kal talks about polar bears (of course), why they're important, and what you can learn from them. She also talks about her work and her initiatives not only in Winnipeg but in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world.

Kal's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 36, on November 22 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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The Necessity of Creativity

BY HILARY JEAN TAPPER
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Hilary Jean Tapper is an illustrator and dollmaker, and currently undertaking a formal study of the therapeutic nature of art and creativity. Throughout her youth, she received numerous awards for her films on mindfulness and self-discovery, which led to further opportunities of leadership and presenting to youth nationally and globally. At 19 she was brought to India for filming her first documentary on women and devotional yoga, and she presented the film on tour of the USA and Europe. She undertook her Bachelor in Hindu Theology, which is where she found her passion for the transformation of the self through the arts. In this Pechakucha, Hilary shares her story of losing and rediscovering her creativity, and her journey towards a deeper understanding of how powerful, necessary and available creativity is for all of us.

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The Healing Touch of Body Painting

BY ALICIA COBB
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

For nearly ten years, Alicia Cobb has painted bodies. She did not realize the transformative impact of body painting and the healing powers of the process and the final product.

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Cultural Conduit Design

BY BETHAN LAURA WOOD
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

British designer, and Royal College of Art Alumni, Bethan Laura Wood will capture our imaginations with an exploration of some of the award-winning designs that have emerged from her multidisciplinary practice. Her work, characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a brilliantly colourful passion for detail investigates the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits.

Bethan Laura Woodはイギリスのデザイナーにして、名門Royal College of Artの卒業生。豊富な経験を活かして生み出された素晴らしいデザインは、これまでに数多くの賞を受賞してきた。彼女の作品には、絶え間ない素材の研究、職人さんとの協力、色彩への繊細な心遣いが反映されている。彼女のプレゼンテーションは、私たちと日常の小物との関わり、そして文化への関わりのヒントを教えてくれるかもしれない。

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The Human Lighthouse: A Beacon of Connection

BY ANDREW BENEDICT FISHER
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

The Human Lighthouse: A Beacon of Connection - Andrew Benedict Fisher is a local musician and singer in the Southwestern Michigan area. As lead singer and founder of The Andrew Fisher Quartet, a fusion jazz group, he has performed predominantly in the area for many years. While creating concert staples like the former concert series Sunday Night Jazz and the annual Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert, Andrew also shows his love and passion for music through private instruction as a Voice Teacher and Coach at the Citadel Dance and Music Center. Beyond the music, Andrew has a passion for the mind through philosophy, psychology and general mental health.


Andrew's talk will be on the subject of connection. While inherit to the human experience, it is something that we all, at times, struggle and deal with. In this discussion he offers a different way of thinking when it comes to connecting with others. From a firm foundation to bright and unique light that shines for all; be human lighthouse.