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Hacking the Office


Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.

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Vertical Community Building

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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The Architecture of Entitlement

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !

Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm


"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “common sense”


Washington DC @ Embassy of Finland
May 20, 2009


Samara @ Rhetoric Centre Logos
Aug 20, 2011


Maastricht @ Craft & Co.
Sep 17, 2014


Portland Maine @ Portland House of Music and Events
Jul 21, 2016


Champaign-Urbana @ The Virginia Theatre
Feb 06, 2016


Aug 04, 2015


New York @ A/D/O
May 18, 2017


Christchurch @ Christ's College Auditorium
Sep 26, 2017


Niigata @ Common Living
Dec 02, 2017


Edinburgh @ Lauriston Fire Station
Jun 15, 2018

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Industrial Hemp - A Renewal of Common Sense

@ 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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sense o Contemporary Art Event

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Heide Harding and Taylor Nakano present bilingually their art event, sense o, which aims to help artist find affordable outlets for their art in Japan.

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The Battle for the Common Ground

@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Diane is a first-timer at PK Coventry and presented from the off...she presented about her project based around CV1 and the River Sherbourne. What is a Coventrian's favourite vegetable? Find out here!

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Common Roots Urban Farm

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jayme Melrose wants to see the plants reign victorious, conquering concrete with food, beauty and biodiversity   Raised feral in the forest of northern BC, she studied ecological horticulture and permaculture at Linnaea Farm School on Cortes Island, BC., followed that with a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie.  She is currently the Project Coordinator & Flower Farmer at Common Roots Urban Farm, where she's been working too hard since 2012!

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Common Ground Ome

@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin."

At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. 

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Common Sense Innovation

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Tyler Brummer spent 10 years as an academic ecologist but was itching to have more impact. He co-founded WeVisit, a company that is designed to create meaningful jobs for young people, give older people a greater sense of purpose and help families stay connected. At WeVisit, they use technology to create human connections to improve community health, education and well-being.

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PKN Montevideo Vol. 2

As organizer Silvana Bergson tells us, it was another great PechaKucha Night for Montevideo -- its second -- and another great crowd, with the Alliance Francaise packed with over 300 in attendance. The presentations were varied as well, from architecture, robots, and "common sense," to one that even touched on "2012 end of the world."

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PechaKucha + The LegalArt Six

A special edition PechaKucha Night in Miami is set to feature the LegalArt Six artist residency, taking place at the Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation on March 25 (18:00-20:00). We're including the full press release for more details, as well as the list of participating -- and presenting -- artists. PECHA KUCHA NIGHT FEATURING THE LEGAL ART SIX FOR MIAMI’S FIRST LIVE/WORK RESIDENCY MIAMI (Mar. 12, 2010) Pecha Kucha, an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public, will feature the LegalArt Six Thursday, March 25th 6-8PM at The Rubell Collection. This event serves as a public introduction to the local visual and multimedia artists the have been selected to participate in Miami’s s first live/work artist residency program, scheduled to open in the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District this spring. With 20 Power Point slides shown for 20 seconds each, the Miami artists - Carlos Ascurra, Pachi Giustinian, Jiae Hwang, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Manny Prieres, and Jen Stark will have about seven minutes to talk about their work and plans to give back to the community. Ideas include creating a mentorship program with high school artists and working with the blind to create visual art. A list of the artists’ work and projects is below. The Live/Work Residency Program, launched by the nonprofit LegalArt, is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, a $40 million effort to bring South Florida together through the arts. Additional support is being provided from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. “The residency will act as an incubator for these talented artists which will take them to a new level in his or her career,” said Kathleen Carignan, LegalArt’s executive director. “I am excited to see the new collaborations and innovative ideas that emerge when these artists live and work together.” The highly competitive LegalArt Live/Work Residency is Miami’s first subsidized live/work, professional development, and community-building artists’ facility. Designed as an incubator, artists in residence live and work in private 900 square foot studios and have access to exhibition, lecture, legal counseling spaces and a comprehensive resource library. The Residency brings together some of Miami’s most promising artists, along with national and international artists and curators; allowing them to collaborate in ways only a residential model can offer. Visiting curators and scholars will engage both with resident artists—by mentoring, leading critiques and exploring exhibition opportunities beyond Miami—and the public through lectures, workshops and exhibitions. The Residency’s first participants and their projects are: Carlos Ascurra: His work explores the impact of sound and information in contemporary culture and engages in a dialogue with the viewer about the findings. Give-Back Project: Will create a publishing house called RUINS Publishing to create hand made publications with photocopy machines, silkscreen and sound equipment in order to create a forum for discussion and collaboration. Pachi Giustinian: This multimedia artist explores matters of color, light and sensations. Give-Back Project: To See Without Sight is a program for individuals who suffer from all levels of blindness. The program will introduce them to a new form of expression, to produce and create visual art. Jiae Hwang: Inspired by the ideas of string theory and parallel universes this interdisciplinary artist deals in a broad spectrum of media from traditional drawings to video, audio, and multimedia installations which seek to create new ways to engage with viewers. Give-Back Project: Graphic design, video art, and software training sessions for artists to provide project support for digital documentation, converting image files, import and export of visual media, and explanation of graphic and video software. Alvaro Ilizarbe: Creator of the Freegums clothing label Lizarbe focuses on madcap aesthetics, comfort, and individuality. Give-Back Project: Creating an opportunity for elementary school students to collaborate with mural artists. Manny Prieres: His work is the product of the clash between tradition, temperamental heritage, and an intense, idiosyncratic counterculture expressed with detailed drawings and sculpture. Give-Back Project: An artist lecture series will provide studio visits for art students in high school and college. The series will give students a glimpse of what they can expect when they graduate and begin their careers. Jen Stark: Interested in how math and science is intertwined in everything around us, Stark creates complex structures that reveal how remarkable common materials can become. About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About LegalArt LegalArt empowers artists by providing affordable legal services, professional development services, the Live/Work Residency, grants, and educational opportunities. Our SeminArt series brings experts to educate artists on wide-ranging subjects including strategic planning, marketing, wage theft, winning arts commissions, and public speaking. LegalLink, a legal assistance and education program which partners with University of Miami Law School and local attorneys, provides legal services on a pro bono, barter or reduced rate basis. LegalArt’s professional staff made up of attorneys and arts advocates offers training in copyright and trademark, incorporation, portfolio management, writing skills and maintains the LegalArt headquarters where South Florida artists are welcome to seek guidance, support, resources and a greater sense of community with their peers. About the Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was started in New York in 1964 when Don and Mera Rubell were first married. Since 1993 it has been displayed in Miami at its current, 45,000 square-foot location inside a former Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility. RFC first opened to the public in 1994. In 1998 the non-profit Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created to expand the Collection’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum. Each year CAF presents thematic exhibitions drawn from the collection with accompanying catalogs. These shows often travel to museums around the country. CAF also maintains an internship program, partnership with Miami-Dade County Public schools, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world. Since opening in 1994, RFC has been recognized as the pioneer of what is often referred to as the “Miami model,” whereby private collectors create a new, independent form of public institution.

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DIY Transhumanism

Have you ever wanted to improve your sense of direction? How about sense magnetic fields, or naturally view life in infrared? Eric Boyd runs Toronto's hacker collective and DIY maker-space In his presentation (at PKN Toronto Vol. 11) he discusses the future benefits of uniting the human body with technology.

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When rules are made to be broken

By Sueli Brodin There are two expressions which still puzzle me in the Netherlands, because they are both very common and yet contradictory. The Dutch use them in all sorts of situations and to me they are typical of their unique double approach to life: “Doe maar gewoon, dan doe je al gek genoeg”, or simply “Doe maar gewoon”: Just act normal, and you will act crazy enough, meaning “Blend in, don’t stick out from the crowd.” This second expression is actually characteristic of the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, which thinks in terms of yet another very common saying: “Gewoon doen“, or “Just do it“. A quick check on Twitter shows that both #doemaargewoon, #moetkunnen and #gewoondoen are indeed very popular hashtags among Dutch Twitterers. Like many foreigners, my first encounter with a “Doe maar gewoon” moment was at my husband’s parents’ house when I understood that we were not meant to help ourselves to more than one biscuit from the biscuit box, because my mother in law closed the lid after serving everyone and put the box back into the kitchen cupboard. But then, my mother in law is also the first one to smilingly give in to her grandchildren’s craving for a second piece of her delicious homemade apple pie: “Het moet kunnen,” she thinks out loud. At the Euregio-Taalregio Language conference in earlier October, Huibert de Man, a professor at theMaastricht School of Management, illustrated the same ambivalent cultural feature of the Dutch with an experience he had in India. He had asked a mixed group of Dutch and Indian students to prepare an assignment following a set of guidelines. As it turned out, the Indian students faithfully stuck to his instructions, whereas several of the Dutch didn’t. And much to the Indian students’ protest, he had not penalised the insubordinate Dutch for disregarding the guidelines, and had even rewarded some of them high marks for the originality they had displayed in their work. The skill, especially for a foreigner, is to sense when the situation calls for conventional behaviour, or when it is possible and even welcome to bend the system. At PechaKucha Night however, one thing is obvious: the appeal of the fixed 20 x 20 presentation format (20 slides x 20 seconds per slide) seems to lie precisely in the fact that it provokes candidate speakers into devising creative ways to experiment and play with it. That’s how over the past editions, we’ve seen Liesbeth Schreuder perform her presentation about art for the blind entirely in the dark, Susan Schaefer integrate moving images and music into her poetry for change, two talks by Stijn Segers and Markus Bediako accompanied by a guitar and a djembe drum as well as a total improvisation on unknown images.  And: “Het moet kunnen”, or just “Moet kunnen”: This must be possible, in the sense of “I’m going to stick out by doing this, but what the heck.” New surprises were awaiting us again on our last PechaKucha Night, a special edition on Education and Creativity. While some speakers drew their strength from the mixture of rich content and powerful visuals, such as Wim van den Bergh with his eloquent talk on Middles, Means and Mind, others decided to “trick the organisation” as Paul Iske laughingly put it when he presented his Combinatoric Innovation theory. On two occasions, Iske resorted to slides consisting of four smaller built in images which filled the screen one by one every five seconds. Cyriel Kortleven also slightly deviated from the regular format by bringing a flip board along on which he made some drawings as part of his presentation, and by engaging the audience through questions and small exercises. As for Airan Berg, the former artistic director for the performing arts at last year’s European cultural capital Linz, he outdid every performer we’ve welcomed so far at PechaKucha Maastricht, for he didn’t bring any slides at all. Or rather, he did, but they were almost entirely black, merely bearing the numbers 1 to 20. Berg first showed us how to cross our fingers in a certain, quite unnatural way, and asked us to keep them like that until the end of his presentation. This slightly uncomfortable position, he explained later, was meant to help up stay alert and focused. Then he invited us to close our eyes and proceeded to describe a compelling educational pilot project he will be carrying out in 2011 in several schools across the Meuse-Rhine euroregion as part of Maastricht’s bid to become European capital culture in 2018. He started off all his sentences with the verb “Imagine” and so we imagined and visualised his dream, slide by slide, to the captivating rhythm of the 20 second sequence. It was a very straightforward PechaKucha experience, because Berg did abide by the requested the 20 x 20 format, but undoubtedly a very creative one, since he made each one of us see a different presentation by entirely creating it ourselves. It was also a demonstration of the point Wim van den Bergh had argued earlier in the evening, namely that creativity is generated, not by boundless freedom as often misconceived, but by rules and borders. Considering that Airan Berg will now be joining the Maastricht artistic team for 2018, it looks like we’d better tighten our seatbelts for more “#moetkunnen” sensations and magical rides into the future.  


Key for conflict solution

Making a product in IT sphere means involving different specialists like chiefs, customers, PMs, sales and developers. All of them have to communicate for achieving common goal. Communication sometimes means conflicts. Key for positive conflicts solution was presented by Roman Babych, SMD Businnes consultant, on PKN vol.6 IT in Dnepropetrovsk. 


Growth hacking

Talented team made incredible service with beautiful design that nobody wants to buy? Common story! Growth hacking tips from Alexander Kholodov, Yalantis CEO, on PKN vol.6 IT: how to find, get and keep users.

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Top 5 for November 2014

We wouldn't leave you wanting with a fresh new batch of presentations to share, and so here is the top 5 most watched presentations on our global site for the month of November. As always, once you're done with that, continue your exploration in the WATCH section of our site.Still in need of more PechaKucha in your life? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or take in the amazing collection of posters that are produced for our PechaKucha Nights the world over. And look out for our newsletter next month with our big top 20 list for 2014! 3D printing is an awesome tool for designers. Rik Theunissen specializes in unique projects. In his PechaKucha talk he presents his design for big pieces of random crystals. They were shown at the well-known Amsterdam Fashion Week. Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training, talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits. Going into depth and discovering the rarest places that only allow you to get there by one, or various, modes of transportation.  Tiffany Lentz believes in the power of yes, and thinks you should say yes too. Going into her own life changing story and experiences, Tiffany was able to learn new things about the world and life.  Local tattoo artist Sailor Cher tells us about some of the women who have inspired her through the years. The one who has inspired her most may surprise you. Lyn Langlais has to answer one of the most common questions a skydiver will ever be asked, "Why do you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" Lyn's answer to that is: simply to live life. She enjoys the thrill that skydiving gives her and the sense of accomplishment and life that fills her the second she jumps off the plane. 

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Global Night 2015

Our last Global Night was in the fall of 2013, and we're doing it again, this time on February 20, our birthday! As before, close to 100 cities will hold a PechaKucha Night on the same night, with a common theme (this year, "design in your city"). Check the calendar to see if your city is taking part!

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Common Ground Ome

"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin." At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

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A Sense of Place

"Through hiking and singing, I discovered how deeply in love I was with my culture... With Bulgaria." In “A Sense of Place" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Bistra Hristova creates an audiovisual journey through several Bulgarian Mountains and their unique folklore traditions.