PechaKucha Presentation

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Hannah Palmer

Designer, Perkins+Will in Atlanta, Georgia

I Can See My House from Here: The Rise of the Atlanta Airport


Hannah Palmer grew up in the neighborhood that would one day become the world's busiest airport, Harstfield-Jackson International Airport. But where did this behemoth come from? 

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Why Opening My House on Airbnb was the Best Thing I've Ever Done

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 10, 2015

Bruna Castro owns one of the most disputed houses of Airbnb in Brazil and has learned a lot from hosting people from all over the world. (In Portuguese)

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Atlanta Coffee Culture: Your Latte is the Tip of the Iceberg

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Keelan Lyons is a coffee aficionado and brings us something of the history of the rise of the specialty coffee industry here in Atlanta and abroad. 

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The Chicago House Sound

@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."  

In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

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How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister

@ VOL 28 ON FEB 21, 2016

"My sister reminds me every day why I do the work that I do, why these open, hard conversations are important, how we learn from them and how we help ourselves and others by having them"

In How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 28Jessica Caldas shares about the impact her little sister has on her and her art. Caldas is an aritist based in Atlanta and one whose work stems from challenging subject matter such as domestic abuse and sexual violence. Over the last year, Jessica's younger sister Shoshana has increasingly become an influence in Jessica's work through her openess, honesty, and challenging nautre. Jessica stood before strangers, some friends, and her sister to tell everyone of the special bond these two have and what the bond has meant for Jessica's art.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday July 19th, 2016. 

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Why I Dumped My Trash Can: A Very Necessary Breakup

@ VOL 30 ON AUG 21, 2016

Anamarie Shreeves became a self professed zero-waster and she excelled at it. One year of waste, of actual trash, fit inside one Bell's canning jar! But being a zero-waster is not the whole story... Why not recycle? It's great, right?? Perhaps there is more to the story... 

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Atlanta Artivists Assemble


Terone Allen moved to Atlanta with a purpose but found a real purpose once he was here... To collaborate and communicate with other artsits to make differences in the communiites in which they live. Terone speaks about the different groups with works with to see positive change to Atlanta come from artists and other creatives. 

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Learning How to See

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

"I learned pretty quickly if I can see it, I can do it. All I had to do was learn how to see."

In "Learning How to See" from PechaKucha Night Hamptons Vol. 20, Join Jon Mulhern as he explores the nuances of painting and how he looks at and appreciates art. He gives insight into his journey and inspirations for painting and how he encourages his students to be the best that they can absolutely can be. 

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Bergen's Mini House

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 10, 2017

"I'm here to tell you how I built this little house."

In "Bergen's Mini House" from PechaKucha Bergen Vol. 8, Aurore Stephany answers why she decided to build a little house on wheel. She and her friends built the whole thing in Bergen last summer. It's a 6sqm box on a trailer. It has a kitchen, two windows and a hammock. They can sit comfortably 2 people on the sofa for a dinner. Next summer the little house will travel across Norway for more adventures.

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20 Must see films of MIFF 2017!

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Ken Eisen tells us his personal 20 favorite Must See films from the 20th anniversary of the Maine International Film Festival (If you can only see 20); on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.