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Twin Sister Railroad Battalion

BY TYLER WEISS
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Created exclusively for PechaKucha, Twin Sister Railroad Battalion tells the story of two twin girls and their quest to find a magic telescope. It was conceived and illustrated over the course of a week by Tyler Weiss, with Ashley Sweet.

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Twig

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

How did you become you? Jim Thompson has written a book that could help you find that answer. In this primer on self-discovery, Jim explores how we became the people we are today, including areas of major influence in our lives and the motivations behind our decisions. 

 

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Universe of One

BY CHEYNE GALLARDE
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Cheyne Gallarde speaks on a unique self-portrait project, Universe of One, which has been featured in The Huffington Post, Visual News, Fast Company Magazine and Tumblr, Inc..

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The World's Tallest Twisted Building

BY JO PALMA
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plan behind the twsited building in Dubai. Initiated by a Chicago team, the building was created with passive sustainable methods as well as created with long term economic value. As of now, it is the tallest, twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 29, 2014.

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist

BY ANGELA REICHERT
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”

In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.

All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April, 27th, 2016.

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Sausage Twins

BY TAMAMI SATO
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 30, 2016

Tamami Sato, Aroma esthetician, Color therapist.

Sato is the mother of twin girls. Children have been a presentation of the experience that became a neurosis in such questions from around after suffering and was born until the born.

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Welcome to Twin Towers

BY KATE ERVIN
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Leslie Sheward & Kate Ervin's presentation from Pecha Kucha Dayton, Volume 27, recorded June 9th, 2016. Leslie Sheward has lived her whole life in Dayton's TwinTowers neighborhood and has seen dramatic changes over the years. As president of the Twin Towers Neighborhood Association, Leslie helps lead change for the better. Leslie lives on Clover Street with a large pack of dalmatians, and is considering painting dalmatian spots on her house as her contribution to the neighborhood's public art campaign. Kate Ervin is an urban planner who works to improve East Dayton neighborhoods as Director of Community Development at East End Community Services, a nonprofit just a block away on Xenia Avenue.

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Just Because You Have a Giant Twine Ball Doesn't Make You A Maniac

BY KEN SMITH
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 11, 2017

Ken Smith is senior editor of the offbeat travel guide Roadside America. He visits a lot of weird places. His wife worries about him (Her idea of road trips comes from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Ken worries that other people might be worried, too, and wants to show that weird places and people can be nonfatal and fun.

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Twin Peaks Ain't No Hogwash

BY ZACK GODSHALL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

It’s been said that without Twin Peaks, "half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist." Even though it may not be one of your favorite shows (yet), Zack Godshall would like to go ahead and throw his new web series Hogwash into this category of "Would Not Exist Were It Not For Twin Peaks." Are the shows similar? On the surface, not really. But inspiration is a funny thing, and he'll try to mine this and other mysteries in the hopes of revealing why Twin Peaks ain’t no Hogwash.

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PK Special: Chicago | UK

Two Fridays ago, from the heights of Olympia Center in Chicago, in the residence of the British Consul General, a very special PechaKucha eve was held. British creatives residing in the Windy City presented on topics aplenty: Tom Burtonwood and Mike Moceri let us peer into the world of 3D printing with a MakerBot presentation, Michael and Dianne Jackson discussed married life, Kenny G, and twins (we're sure there's a line to be drawn through those three topics), and Robert Chatterton Dickson chatted a ton about his life as a British diplomat. The home of Robert and Teresa Albor was opened to about 100 frequenters of PeckaKucha Night Chicago, and all entry funds went to Vanavevhu: a charity benefiting children in Zimbabwe.  As you can see, the downtown city-view was downright impressive, which may have you asking, "Can we get much higher?" Well yes, in fact, the highest PechaKucha soirée was for Inspire Japan -- held in Roppongi Hills Mori Tower's 52nd floor. Anyone up to challenge Tokyo's title? A full album of photos from this affair can be found on PKN Chicago's event page.   

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PechaKucha with Christmas twist

On twilight evening of the december we gathered to have third PechaKucha Night and Christmas Party onthe upstairs of the Pori Taidemuseo. We heard about Open Cafe consept, saw spectacular pictures from Island and Oslo, experienced planning process trought the scetches and have warm mulled wine and gingerbread. Rest of the evening we watched delightful presentations from PechaKucha website. Jingle bells! :)

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The World's Tallest Twisted Building

"We rotated each floor 1.2 degrees, almost doing a true 90 degree rotation at about 88 floors."  Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plans behind the twisted building in Dubai. In "The World's Tallest Twisted Building" from PKN Chicago Vol. 28, we hear that the project was initiated by a Chicago team and was designed with passive sustainable methods and long-term economic value in mind. As of now it is the tallest twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist

  “He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.” In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses. All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.