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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Making Animal Friends Around the World

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Megan Brennan Wood is an attorney and Foreign Service spouse who has traveled around the world with her family, befriending animals wherever she goes. Hear Megan tell the tales of the dogs, cats, pigs, foxes, and other animals she met and whose images she captured in Myanmar, where she lived for two years, and in her travels in southeast Asia. Don't miss the hilarious closing image of (spoiler alert:) her cat as Donald Trump!

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On Personal Risk-Taking and Courage

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

"Don't give up on your dreams, and give uncertainty a chance."

Michelle Claire shares stories about the risks that she has taken in her life, and that have brought her from San Antonio, Texas, to Washington, D.C. -- everything from white-river rafting, telling her mother she wanted to become an artist, and personal decisions about love and friendship. Speaking on PechaKucha has been on her bucket list for a long time-- and we're glad she took the risk, at PechaKucha Alexandria Vol.1

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Photo Album of Paintings

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Mamatjan Juma is an artist who was trained in the style of Socialist Realism, in which ideology was paramount. He began questioning this notion and exploring more abstract styles after his move to the United States. Through "snapshots" of his paintings, he shows the development of his style, where beauty, balance, and limitlessness are expressed without the need to stand for an ideology. 

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Exploring Empty Houses

@ 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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Saying “YES”!: The Road to Untold Research

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Monica Sanchez and Kate Vasiloff are two friends who, a year ago, would never have imagined that they would quit their jobs and start a business together. Yet here they are, at PechaKucha Alexandria Vol.1, having done just that AND finishing each other's sentences. In their presentation they share their entrepreneurial journey, including some fascinating insights from their first project to document public opinion about rights to abortion in El Savador.

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We All Have a Story, We All Need a Witness: Vulnerability as a Tool for Human Connection

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Writing a book, Aleksandra Corwin says, is like falling in love. It involves opening up the most vulnerable part of us and sharing it with others. As a book editor, Aleksandra has helped countless authors go through this journey, by being the first witness and doula to their story. Her presentation is about this process, but it is also about a critical time in her life when, for the first time, the role was reversed and she needed to accept her own vulnerability.

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My Creative Journey as an Artist

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

"Paintings are like children-- it's hard to say which one you love the most," so says artist Fatima Argun, as she shares her colorful and vibrant paintings and the inspirations behind them. She shows how she tries to balance colors, shapes, and textures, and explains the various sources of inspiration that give her works a special quality: the richness of the Turkish culture, Rumi's poetry, and the rhythms of music. 

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Marvel Through the Eyes of a Nine Year-Old

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Matias Caicedo is an expert on Marvel comics who also happens to be 9 years old. He received a Marvel book for Christmas last year, and was so excited he couldn't stop reading it for one and a half months. In his PechaKucha presentation, he shares the history and development of Marvel comics and their characters from 1939 to today. 



City Focus: Alexandria

As one of the newest cities to join PechaKucha's creative community, PechaKucha Night 
Alexandria graces this week's City Focus. Located along the Potamac River, Alexandria has preserved America's colonial culture through its 18th century style architecture, boutique shops, and museums. Having held their very first volume this month, be sure to keep a look out for fascinating presentations from historically rich Alexandria! See you all at PechaKucha Night Alexandria Vol.2!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Nami Ishihara

    I am a group facilitator who loves to connect people and ideas. I believe that everyone has something original and interesting inside them, and PechaKucha is a great way to share that something special!

  • Ling-Yun Tang

    I am a sociologist interested in the intersection of creativity, the arts, and urban design. I have taught and researched internationally, and am always on the lookout for communities of artists and designers with a shared interest in building a more beautiful, inclusive, and inspiring world.

  • José Caicedo

    José R. Caicedo is a creative leader, problem solver, communicator and visual artist. He is also an achiever, a learner, an empath and a glass half-full perspective on the world around him. Above all he seeks to connect with others through real life stories and appreciation.

  • Andy Monaco

    As a "stay at home" architect and father, I love to find opportunities to keep my mind engaged in the world of design. It is all around us! I am interested in adaptive reuse and the layers of meaning that can be applied to the environment at all different scales, from buildings to products.