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PAST VOL 7

Miami @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Apr 25, 2010

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha
May 15, 2013

PAST VOL 5

Houston @ University of Houston Architecture Building
Nov 13, 2013

PAST VOL 18

Jakarta @ Es Teler77 Resto
Jun 24, 2014

PAST VOL 28

Paris @ VOLUMES coworking
Jun 29, 2016

PAST VOL 3

Jihlava @ DIOD
Oct 07, 2016

PAST VOL 3

Yellowknife @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Oct 27, 2016

PAST AgriCULTURE: Food without Borders

Halifax @ Just Us Café
Mar 11, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Eden|Centre Culturel Régional de Charleroi
May 10, 2017

PAST VOL 36

Beijing @ National Agriculture Exhibition Center
May 02, 2018

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Industrial Hemp - A Renewal of Common Sense

BY MOSELEY PUTNEY
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Moseley Putney talks about a greatly misunderstood crop called Hemp. Allowing farmers to grow hemp will create new jobs, give us healthier foods, and reduce our dependence on foreign raw materials such as oil. Let it grow!

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The Poetry of Bees

BY DEB DAVIDOVITS
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

Deb Davidovits takes us on a lyrical and artistic journey through her practice of beekeeping. Mesmerizing stuff.

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La Casa Bistró

BY FRANCISCO ABENANTE
@ VOL 2 ON APR 28, 2016

Francisco Abenante

Cocinero Venezolano/Tenedor de Oro 2009/Premio Armando Scannone 2016

Nos cuenta que La Casa Bistró es un sitio donde se armoniza la sencillez de la cocina de oficio con ingredientes cercanos a la vida.

Esta filosofía nos permite ofrecer experiencias que evocan la calidez del hogar convirtiendo nuestra casa, en un espacio idóneo para compartir una comida rica y saludable, sin sacrificar el gusto de nuestra sazón.

 

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Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Queensland

BY SANDY MCCATHIE
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

Sandy McCathie shares the platform for Queensland indigenous artists to tell their stories through visual art, performance, theatre, fashion, screen, workshops and more.

 

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Let's Build a City

BY VIRGIL IERUBINO
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 11th, 2017. 

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Käse - Werte - Berlin

BY GERHARD BEER
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 02, 2016

Gerhard Beer ist Bürgermeister der kleinen Gemeinde Hittisau im Bregenzerwald. Er spricht über unsere Verantwortung, uns für den Erhalt unserer Kulturlandschaft und damit einer lebenswerten Zukunft für nachkommende Generationen einzusetzen. Sein Fokus liegt auf Themen wie die Art der Bewirtschaftung unserer Böden, dem Bodenverbrauch, die Entwicklungen in der Alpwirtschaft, die Wertigkeit von Lebensmitteln und allem was dazugehört. Und dann gibt es da noch eine tolle Geschichte aus Berlin... www.menze.at

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The Beauty of Compost

BY ALISSA LACHANCE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Alissa LaChance explores the ecology and complexity of good soil and rich compost for gardens and agriculture. This informative PK gives an in depth perspective on why we should care about good dirt and how this lead to the creation of her new business, Dirt Rich.

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Getting to the Root of Permaculture

BY RICK HATCH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.

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Small Farm Life

BY PAM GERWE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Pam Gerwe has owned Purple Frog Gardens in Whitefish, Montana since 1991. She shares her experience of owning a small organic farm and how Purple Frog Gardens has learned to embrace the community to promote healthy food and farming.

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Gourds Revitalize Yoro

BY SAKINO KAWASE
@ YORO ART NIGHT POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON NOV 18, 2017

大垣養老高校の生徒が通学に利用する「養老鉄道」が利用者不足により廃線の危機に瀕しています。鉄道を存続させるために「瓢箪倶楽部秀吉」は発足し、町の特産である瓢箪を使った町興し活動をはじめました。ひょうたん文化を伝承し、若い世代が「ずっと住みたい」と思えるような町づくりをめざしています。

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Being an Independent Farmer in Central Texas, Wooden Buildings in Ostrava, and a Teaser Video from PKN Trnava

Presentations Linda Perez was born and raised in San Antonio. Over the course of her life, she has cleaned hominid fossils and taught secondary school in Kenya, done research at Harvard University and conducted a health care survey in the Andes Mountains, helped initiate sustainable agriculture and rural businesses in Zambia and assisted in HIV/AIDS awareness & prevention in Swaziland. Since 1993, she has overseen the development of a herd of Beefmaster cattle on her 300-acre L&M Ranch, 40 minutes south of San Antonio. Her presentation (from PKN San Antonio Vol. 6) focuses on her life as an independent, organic farmer in the heart of Texas. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Ostrava Vol. 8) contains stories about wooden buildings that were realised in the Czech Republic by Martin Rajnis and his students. The buildings are inspired by traditional dwellings found in many parts of the world, that are friendly to the environment and, for the most part, very cheap. Martin also points out the bureaucratic system that affects Czech building policies. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog comes in the form of a trio of posters for the upcoming PKN that's set to happen on October 26 in Orlando -- although V6 appears on the poster, this is in fact the series' Vol. 7, and you'll find the full list of presenters on the official event page. Video Today we have a great video teaser to share for the upcoming PKN Trnava Vol. 5, which will be part of the Grape Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Slovakia.   Calendar Today (August 22) you can catch the following two events: PKN Cairns Vol. 5 and PKN Durban Vol. 8. Tomorrow, you have the following three PKNs to choose from: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 19, PKN San Antonio Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 7.

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Aluminum Mesh People, City Center Agriculture, and Photos from Kyiv

Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95), artist Yuko Hishiyama shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces. Ixchel Lechuga's presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8) is all about why the city center can and should produce agriculture products. She makes her point by highlighting some of the advantages that can be felt by both the countryside and the city. Posters We have two new additions to the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2 and one for PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, pictured above. Below, more details on the Istanbul event.PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 15 Special Edition will take place at The Building Information Centre (YEM) on October 17th. This PechaKucha Night will be organised within the "Dutch-Turkish Connecting Creativity" program during the opening week of the Istanbul Design Biennale titled "Imperfection." "Oh God! Please Give Me A Makeover!" As all the efforts on urban transformation/regeneration/revitalisation go on, what are we transforming into as citizens? Has new urbanism regenerated the way we are and the way we behave? Are we really getting revitalized? What is the new URBANITAS? Architects, designers and fashion designers from Turkey and the Netherlands will present their cases around the theme of "Urban Transformation." Photos The photo above is from this photo gallery [Picasa] for last July's PKN Kyiv Vol. 8. Here's also a report on the event (Google translated). Calendar The three events happening tonight are PKN Aalborg Vol. 9, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 19, and PKN Malaga Vol. 3. Tomorrow marks Szczecin's first PKN, along with PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.

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Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas

El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.  

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Ecology as a Model for Agriculture

Can the agriculture industry really be sustainable for generations to come? Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. In "Ecology as a Model for Agriculture" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1 we see that he believes that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 5

See you this evening (5.6.14) for PechaKucha Night Townsville's Volume 5 - the bar opens at 6:30pm and talks start at 7:30pm - venue: School of the Arts (188-210 Stanley Street).   We have a great line up, so come along submerge yourself in PechaKucha and the Volume 5 speakers: Bob Clayton - from image to realisation  Karrissa Chase - ceramic art Martin Gledhill - sea ports, stone and birds Sandy McCathie - conversations for climate change action Rike Wolf - food waste and the up-cycled FruitCycle Rebecca Ryan - Townsville Bicycle User Group  David Sewell - Citizens Against Mining Ben Lomond Keith Noble - North Australian Agriculture   We are looking forward to your continued support and seeing you soon, Tania, Keith and the PKNT team   E: pechakuchatownsville@gmail.com W: https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/townsville Venue: School of the Arts, 188-210 Stanley Street, Townsville City http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.au/contact-us-2/  

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

Butter-sculptures of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, homemade cakes from scratch.  Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. In "Arts and Crafts of the State Fair" from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 we learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, and that the celebration of locally grown agriculture is truly a sight to see. 

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The Gentleman Honey Farmer

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City Urban beekeeping, along with other urban agriculture practices, has been on the rise in recent years. Drastic declines in honey bee populations over the last decade have severe economic and environmental implications. Honey bee colonies have demonstrated higher survival rates in urban settings. Many world-class cities have adopted policies that allow for reasonable beekeeping practices, while other municipalities maintain policies that are detrimental to the survival of a creature whose existence is critical to a healthy ecosystem. This presentation aims to provide a general overview of urban beekeeping practices. Come hear more from Adam Nelson is the founder of GeoBees, an early-stage software development company dedicated to apicultural research using geospatial analysis.  

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PKN 2 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted.   Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay.    Photo by Nao Ito.  Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.     

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City Focus: Paris

PechaKucha Night Paris steals the City Focus this week with their recent Vol. 28 on Agriculture and Architecture at Volumes. Check out some of presentations from the event now added to the archive of nearly 8000 presentations now online! Bon travail, PechaKucha Night Paris! 

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YK Food Matters: A Recap

Another season, another PechaKucha, this one about food. It was appropriate that this event fell during autumn, a time of harvesting and preparing food for the long winter. YK Food Matters was a collaboration between the Yellowknife Farmers Market, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. We received support from the GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment. The title of the evening’s event, YK Food Matters, was meant to highlight the biological, social, and cultural import of food. Food matters to our health and wellbeing, as individuals and as a community. The title was also a reminder of the environmental, cultural, economic, political, and social aspects of how we gather, produce, process, distribute, consume, and dispose of food, or “food matters.” We used the idea of the food system to organize the evening’s presentations. A food system is the path that food travels from the land to our plates and beyond. It includes the growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, distributing, marketing, consuming, and disposing of food. It also includes the inputs and outputs of each step, including labour, equipment, fuel, and waste. The graphic below is one way to represent a food system. [Graphic Credit: Nourish (www.nourishlife.org).] Food systems, as this image illustrates, are multi-faceted and complex. There is no way we could cover every part of the food system in one night. Rather YK Food Matters was intended as a sampling of different components of the food system, a tapas PechaKucha, so to speak. Shortly after 7, Master of Ceremonies Mark Hyeck introduced the first speaker, Tracey Williams, and we were off! In her presentation entitled “Food Charter and Food Security, Making the Connections,” Tracey introduced the audience to the Yellowknife Food Charter. A food charter is a document developed by community members and endorsed by decision makers that articulates a local vision for a just and sustainable food system. In explaining the origins of Yellowknife’s food charter, Tracey also fleshed out the idea of a food system and food security. In “Decolonizing Consumption,” Peyton Straker described her apprenticeship as a hunter and the lessons she learned as she butchered and shared the meat. She also talked about the different ways in which she uses the animals and plants she harvests: dry fish, moose hides, muskox jewellry, and spruce gum salve, to name just a few. Peyton’s presentation shed light on the harvesting of animals, plants, and medicines as acts of food security and decolonization. If you were at the final Farmers Market in September, you may have picked up some swiss chard or potatoes from the Northern Farm Training Institute’s stall. Based in Hay River, NFTI supports the creation of local agricultural experts through in-depth hands-on learning experiences in “living classrooms.” This evening’s presentation about NFTI was to be delivered by organization president, Jackie Milne. Unfortunately, Jackie was unable to attend. France Benoit kindly stepped in to take her place. Entitled “Restoring Vitality Through Restoration Agriculture,” the NFTI presentation explored how growing plants and raising animals in a good way, or restorative agriculture, can heal people, communities, and the land. Restorative agriculture “produces food that comes from a healthy, diverse, abundant ecosystem.” It is a realistic alternative to the industrial food system that supports food sovereignty and security in the North. The fourth speaker, Maxime Carpentier,was recently hired as the Food Service Manager at Avens. Maxime believes strongly in the importance of good quality food and his commitment is changing how residents at Avens eat. Maxime shared how he is making it a priority to source local food from Great Slave Lake whitefish to Yellowknife-grown tomatos to barrenland caribou. He is also experimenting with different preparations, such as smoking, and new recipes, to ensure that elders receive the food they know and love. Maxime’s presentation, “Little Changes, Better Quality!,” revealed how individuals and organizations can make sourcing decisions, which support local producers and are economically sound, not to mention delicious! The evening continued on the theme of eating well with a presentation by Amy Lam, a lover of cooking and eating and a food photographer. In her presentation, “Northern Fancy Eats,” Amy described her Northern food journey from her earliest impression that Yellowknife was a food desert to her current passion for the rich and diverse food cultures of the NWT capital. Along the way, Amy participated in a NFTI course, tried her hand at growing, worked with the Farmers Market, diversified her cooking repertoire, and took some beautiful photos. Food, to this point in the evening, had been described as sustenance, political, cultural, and pleasureable. The sixth speaker, Dr. Kyla Wright, a naturopathic doctor practicing at Gaia Integrative Clinic, demonstrated how food can also be medicine.Kyla’s presentation, titled “Food as Medicine in the 21st Century,” highlighted some of the problems with the industrial food system, such as the widespread use of sugar and the enormous distances that separate field from plate. The focus, however, was on the delicious and healthy foods that are close at hand for Yellowknife residents from trout to wild rose petals to dandelion root to chaga. In 2014, Yellowknife’s Food Rescue diverted 14,000 kg of food waste, putting it in the hands and bellies of those in need. Grocery stores and mining camps donate items each day that have passed their best before date or are bruised, damaged, or broken. A team of 30-odd volunteers and a part-time paid driver then sort, process, repackage, and redistribute the food to schools and local organizations like the Centre for Northern Families and the Salvation Army. Mona Durkee’s presentation, “Food Waste: From Rejection to 'a Peeling,’” revealed how Food Rescue is transforming the local food system, one bruised banana at a time. The final speaker of the evening was Yellowknife’s Sustainability Coordinator, Chris Vaughn. Chris’ presentation, entitled “Organics Recycling in the North,” shed light on opportunities and challenges related to waste management in the Yellowknife. It also took the audience behind the scenes at the city’s compost facility. A key message from Chris’s presentation was that while waste diversion is important, waste reduction should be our primary goal. In addition to eight amazingly interesting, informative, and funny stories about food in Yellowknife, the event featured a pop-up exhibit about Yellowknife food, past and present. There were photographs from the NWT Archives depicting moose hunts, market gardens, and food waste, as well as displays on northern food models, creative canning, the Yellowknife Food Charter, and local food sourcing at Co-op. Keep an eye out for the fourth and final PechaKucha Night of 2016: #LovetheLand, which will take place on Thursday, December 8. Did you miss YK Food Matters? Don't despair. We recorded the presentations. They are available here.