City Focus: Pensacola

Take a leisurely walk on the beach with us in Pensacola, Florida for this week's City Focus. Combining its rich history and beautiful beaches that cover 50 miles of its coastline, Pensacola is truely an intruiging and eye-catching city. With their passion for bringing people together through creativity, community outreach programs, and its fascinating history, their presentations reflect the true heart of Pensacolans. Please check out their city page to learn more about all the wonderful things Pensacola has got going on! We wish the PKN Pensacola team the very best of luck on their 13th volume on September 22nd. Hope to see you all there!

PKN Poster Spotlight

With its vivid geometric design, this week's Poster Spotlight highlights the ultra-creative poster from Vejle. The complexity of its three-dimensional design makes one wonder, "what do the creatives of Vejle have in store for us at PechaKucha Night Vejle Vol.2?" Find out by checking their event on September 18th. Be there or be square!

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Presentation of the Day

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Kent Tompkins

Photographer/Videographer/Psychotherapist, Self Employed in Fort Collins

A World of Faces


In his talk, Kent Tompkins shares captivating candid portraits of the various people he encountered during his world travels. Not only did Kent photograph these individuals, he bonded with them to dive deeper into the inner workings of their culture and lives. He has specially selected photographs during his encounters with Native Americans, Egyptians, and Indians, all of which who have unique stories to share. This presentation makes one reminiscent of famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaed's quote, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” 


Past Presentations of the Day

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Renegade Pencil

@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

Illustrator, graphic designer, and artist Bradly Wohlgemuth unfolds fantastical sci-fi and horror stories through his art. Bradly walks us through the monstrous and mechanical world of Renegade Pencil and shares his work and imaginative points-of-view in this PechaKucha talk.

Bradly's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

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

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Get Your Hopes Up

@ VOL 23 ON AUG 02, 2018

Born storyteller, proud Northerner and stop motion animator; Designasaur started drawing from the minute that she learned to hold a pencil and never quite found the desire to put it down. Today, she makes films that would appeal to her five year old self and together, they make a great team. 

In this presentation, Designasaur (aka Lisa Kenney) talks about getting your hopes up, getting knocked back and carrying on regardless.


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Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.

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Replica Makes It Better

@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

French artist Hervé Humbert reproduces preexisting “classics” from design, architecture and art history. In his process of building a replica, he engages in a dialogue with the object, traces and manually repeats what is visible in the model. He interprets the precursor by his selection of materials and sizes, by transposing details and contexts, making everything, wherever possible, by hand. The replica is only identical to its precursor at first glance. It becomes an industrially unrepeatable unique through subjective perception and Humbert's specific handwriting.

フランス出身のアーティストHervé Humbertは、デザインや建築、美術史などに見られる既存の「古典」の新たな表現方法に挑戦しています。複製をつくる過程で、対象物と対話し、原型から見えてくるものを手作業でなぞることを繰り返しています。素材やサイズの選択、またディテールや文脈を置き換えることを通じて対象を読み込み、可能な限り全てを自身の手で制作しています。こうして制作される「レプリカ」が、対象と同一に見えるのは初めのうちだけ。作者の主観と固有の手つきから生まれる作品は、工業的に反復不可能な、唯一無二の存在となっています。