City Focus: Lahore

This week's City Focus spotlight lands on Punjab's lively and majestic capital city, Lahore. Home to Pakistan's second-largest populous, Lahore is bound to be teeming with creativity and excitement! As one of the newest cities in Pakistan to join the PechaKucha family, let's all give them a warm welcome on their very first event happening November 11th. See what's in store at PechaKucha Night Lahore Vol.1! See you there!

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PK People: Kate Levina

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on the lovely Kate Levina and the PechaKucha Night Volgograd Team. Taking a few cues from her leading role in running and curating PechaKucha Nights, Kate has also recently landed a key role in the preparation for FIFA 2018 in Volgograd. Three cheers for this hardworking team of inspiring and creative individuals - wishing them luck at their upcoming event PechaKucha Night Volgograd Vol. 3. Keep the ball rolling, Volgograd!

Presentation of the Day

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Everybody Poops

BY JAMIE MITCHELL
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

In Honor of World Toilet Day:

"The toilet is something that unites all of us."

In "Everybody Poops" from PechaKucha Night London: TOTO Toilet Architecture, Jamie Mitchell presents his journey around the world as he went exploring public toilets, studying the intricate details of their building designs. From Hiroshima, Japan to Austin, Texas to the mountains of Norway, Jamie shares various designs of public bathrooms, and how they are successful in terms of design and architecture. 

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Bringing The Outside In

BY BRONAGH O'KANE
@ VOL 2 ON APR 20, 2016

“Nature is a massive role in our business.”

In "Bringing the Outside In", from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol.2, Bronagh O'Kane shares her journey to the making of her print company, "Orwell and Goode". She talks about how the company came into being, and what informs their work. She believes that nature can attach to our emotional connection which influences her business. Her business won an award at Top Drawer for Best New Product! 

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Every Day I'm Hustling

BY SCOTT FULLER
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

"Find something you want to do, put it out in the world because if no one sees it, nobody can do anything with it."

In "Every Day I'm Hustling" from PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 22, Scott Fuller presents on the Studio Temporary and how he has grown his design business in Atlanta by hustling every day. His advice is to always ask, help your friends, never stop creating, and finally - get out! 

 

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Discovering Bangladesh

BY MOHAMMAD MONIRUZZAMAN
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

"Taking pictures in this area made me really humble about my privileges, and broaden my vision about my country."

In "Discovering Bangladesh" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 21, Mohammad Moniruzzaman shares about the time when he set out to discover the true face of his motherland, Bangladesh. From 2007 to 2011, he traveled across the country and captured the story of its people. He discovered a Bangladesh which is incredibly resilient – an epitome of undaunted human spirit.

Bangladesh, a small country in the South Asia, makes headlines in the newspapers across the world that emphasize its poverty, overpopulation, natural disasters and political unrest.