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17 OCT


Join us at Hunt Street Station for the next exciting installment of PechaKucha Night in Detroit!  We are excited to be celebrating our 36th event in one of Detroit's coolest coworking locations.  Inspiration, networking and treats, as usual. ;)

Want to present? Contact us at pkndetroit@gmail.com by September 19 with your name, contact info, and a few words + images about your work, project, idea, or inspiration.

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Workshop JAH

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Jonathan Hanna’s work is centered around digital design and fabrication and how it can positively impact public space. He recently completed two installations - one in Detroit for the Sidewalk Festival and the other for the Cleveland Public Library.

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1001 Woodward Plaza

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Adjacent to Detroit’s lively Campus Martius Park, the 1001 Woodward Plaza site was perfectly positioned to serve as a node in a growing network of human-scaled projects reinvigorating Downtown Detroit. Laura Walker and her team have transformed the plaza, and re-appropriated from a private area into an inclusive, public space, impacting the urban neighborhood by supporting activity within the greater community context.

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Fitzgerald Neighborhood Revitalization Program

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Wes Michaels is a founding principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels landscape architects based in New Orleans. His current work as principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels focuses on the interplay between culture and the environment in parks, streets and urban open space networks.

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Creating a New Neighborhood in Detroit

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

As George Petkoski works to rebuild a neighborhood in Detroit, he searches for a concept to unify the project design in a meaningful and recognizable manner. He starts with several interrelated ideas that will become the basis of a design.

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Motor City Blight Busters

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Blight Busters program started in 1988 to address blighted properties in Detroit. Since then, John George & Meg Daupan and their teams’ efforts have spawned a neighborhood space, a coffee house, and a live performances of jazz and open-mic poetry.

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The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative is dedicated to identifying positively impactful strategies for Detroit’s vacant and underutilized industrial spaces. Alicia Adams + Marta Gazda’s 8-month effort is focused on developing thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive strategies for the reutilization for nearly 6 square miles of underutilized space for workforce, sustainable systems, recreation, and community support.

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Every Day, I'm Okay

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

He inspires communities by delivering the message that no matter what you’re going through, you are OK. By spreading hope & love, Lazar Favors and his team change the landscape with positive thoughts.

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Sustainable Jobs

@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Jarret Alan Schlaff is explaining how he uplifts Detroit by empowering veterans to create sustainable goods.



Katherine Cross Design

"Living in the moment is what gives me joy in life."
Katherine Cross Design from PechaKucha Night Detriot Vol. 33Kathy Cross of Katherine Cross Designs shares her passion for art and design. Humble to her roots, she gives credit to both of her parents for her creative side as she navigated through life. It propelled her into the art world so deep that she spent almost 20 years studying it.

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About the City's Organizers

  • PKN Detroit Steering Committee

    We celebrate creative and business-minded talent that may not otherwise have an outlet to share their inspirations, creations and ways they've changed a community. PechaKucha Detroit has been providing its creative community a voice since 2008. Let's broadcast your innovation. Send an email to pkndetroit@gmail.com, and we'll tell you about our next event.

  • Frank Nemecek

    Frank Nemecek is a writer, filmmaker, and all-around pain in the [expletive deleted]. He started the Warrendale (Detroit) Blog in December of 2005 as side project to his freelance writing and video work. He did so mostly because none of the major media outlets were covering the Warrendale neighborhood in Detroit where he lives. Since then, he has been interviewed about his neighborhood on CNN Radio, Detroit Free Press, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, and WXYZ-TV.