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Sheffield @ Local Authority (upstairs at Corporation)
May 28, 2015


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Jul 11, 2015


Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Sep 24, 2015


Seattle @ Town Hall Seattle
Sep 15, 2016


Ellensburg @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Mar 16, 2018

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18 Tidbits on the Design of Change

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Today's social, ecological, and business challenges are of such complexity that we cannot tackle them alone. We must engage the energy, ideas, and relationships of diverse participants to imagine, create and activate new possibilities. Designer Greg Judelman of The Moment, an innovation lab, presents an approach to effective collaboration for system and organizational change. (in English)

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Thinking or Knowing?

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Johan van de Beek, as a journalist, is cautious not to express opinions on topics he has not studied or examined. More often than not, however, studying certain subjects only increases their complexity. In this compelling presentation, Johan explains how he has learned to embrace complexity and resist the temptations of simplifying. 

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A Paper Tale

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."

In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!

This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015. 

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The Beauty of Complexity

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"It is very obvious how natural selection can create diversity, but it's not very obvious how it can create complexity."

Andrew Hart is a software developer with a degree in Chemistry. In his presentation for PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science," Andrew describes Stephen Wolfram's computational system of cellular automata and the model that they provide for understanding how complexity can arise in nature from a very basic set of rules.

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Intuitive Measures

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!

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Complexity of Design in the Third Millennium

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

Dr. Cyrus Manesh discusses the complexity of sustainable design in the third millennium.

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Complexity Emerging Architecture

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Chiba Institute of Technology students, Yuki Yoshida, Rika Suzuki and Misaki Nishizawa, will present on a recent architectural assignment, elaborating on the highly complex facility that emerged from the project, and insights gained from its design.

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Life: Complex or Complicated?

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

Jonas Wolterstorff shares his thoughts on the complexity of life and how many people think life to be "complicated" when, in actuality, life is different than it seems...


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The Intervention on the Ring of Fire

@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

Artist-activist Irwan Ahmett with collaborator Tita Salina have been working on the one-decade long project in the Ring of Fire (Pacific Rim) region through interventions and activism art practice reflecting the geopolitic turmoil and the complexity of globalisation.

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The Beauty of Compost

@ 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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PKN Bilbao Vol. 3

Bilbao knocked another one out of the park, and on top of the photos we include in this post -- with more to see in this Flickr photoset -- organizer Jone Zubiaga sends in the following text from a girl who was attending a Pechakucha Night for the first time. For us who attended "PechaKucha” (PechaKucha Bilbao Vol. 3) for the very first time and discovered the opportunity of synergies that it represents, our first feeling was one of veracity, of being in front of the real thing, a reality without complexity or false gestures. Contacts, presentations with almost improvised movements during those 20 seconds that follow each of the images. I don’t know how gastronomy fits in other cities, but it’s very clear to me that it has a vital importance in PechaKucha Bilbao. Not only for the physical act of stopping for a bit to avoid an information overload, and rest the newly acquired data, but also because of the act of enjoying some food & drinks relaxes our “insecurities,” and allows a smooth flow of social/business networking, impression exchanges, projects, contacts and introductions between the participants. As it was my first time, I would like to applaud this kind of proposition, and specially thank everybody who takes part organising these events all over the world.

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Bringing Beer and Opera Together, How to Better Collaborate, and a Teaser from San Jose

Presentations Mirella Amato from gives a presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 17) about the similarities between beer and opera, which has lead to her creating an event called Hopera, "an evening of craft beer and song." Today's social, ecological, and business challenges are of such complexity that we cannot tackle them alone. We must engage the energy, ideas, and relationships of diverse participants to imagine, create and activate new possibilities. Designer Greg Judelman of The Moment, an innovation lab, presents (also from PKN Toronto Vol. 17) an approach to effective collaboration for system and organizational change. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster you see above for next week's PKN Maribor Vol. 10. As with all previous Maribor posters, it was designed by Slovenian graphic designer Darjan Panic, and is entirely made up of paper art that is then photographed. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Video We have another video to share today, this time a teaser for the upcoming PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, happening on November 28.  Calendar It's yet another big PKN Thursday (for November 15): PKN Leeds Vol. 15, PKN Groningen Vol. 19, PKN Detroit Vol. 13, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 4, PKN St. Albert Vol. 2, PKN Kiruna Vol. 4, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 13, PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1, and PKN Moscow (Idaho) Vol. 3. Tomorrow we have PKN Aalen Vol. 12 and PKN Hamptons Vol. 2.

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Hermosillo Night #2

Hermosillo, Sonora, México. October 10, 2013. With double the assistance and double the fun, Hermosillo presented its second PechaKucha Night at the mecca of indie/local music "Backroom". Mexican sculptor Enrique Aviléz was the first presenter on stage and took us around his life-long journey of working with stone, copper, several types of clay, glass, wood and any other material that will help in the execution of his multiple ideas influenced entirely by the local culture. Enrique shared with us an interesting point of view: he believes the name of the streets in a city shapes its identity, just like certain features define us as a human being. Find more about Enrique here. Graphic designer and photographer Alejo Gastélum invited us to witness his collection of Art Toys, inspired by a well-known toy brand. He showed a passion for geometric shapes and optical illusions and his experience and thoughts about working with logotypes and branding for local businesses. Find more about Alejo here. Following the format and taking advantage of it, Desierto Indie gave us a packed-full of ideas presentation. Their project consists of documenting local gigs and cultural events with videos and photographs but the core idea behind it is allowing the future generations consult this sort of "gig/event library" to let them know how cool Hermosillo's music scene "was" in 2013. Their motivation also consists on expanding the art variety in the city and creating a historic archive of the current art movement. Surf Desierto Indie's library here. Next to Desierto Indie, David Norzagaray captivated the crowd with such interesting project which consists on producing music to use as therapy for disabled people. All of this, fusioned with his passion for Mexico and most of all, the northern Mexico's chords of the Sonoran desert. David's most recent execution includes a music album for kids with lyrics completely inspired by universal literature. Find more about David's work here. Speaking of captivating, Daniel Ríos showed us the massive influence on todays creative processes and its results from a speedy technology development perspective. How different the art-creating life was back then where videos were literally 'cut' and 'glued' back together and how simple it is today by just tapping a few times on a super-clear display and upload it anywhere within minutes. Find more about Daniel here. Miguel Franco's presentation was as brilliant as his cinematography career. His experience has given him plenty of emotions and character including probably the most important: perseverance and stepping out of the comfort zone. Miguel told us how film has been his dream since he was a kid and all the trouble and happiness this has brought to him including a few career-threatening accidents. Find more about Miguel here. Mexican fashion designer Isa Valdéz shared with us her creative process inside the fashion/textile business and the different ways she chooses to come up with a method to execute an idea and the mysterious places she can get into, obtaining as a result always three ideas at once. She compares it to solving a puzzle. Her main goal is creating an emotion in her and the spectator at once. This way, Isa feels she connects with the world, being her little daughter a fundamental part of her motor. Find more about Isa here. Carlos Iván was one of those extra-interesting presenters. He photographs abandoned houses, cars, towns and all sort of situations that tell a story to his camera lens. Carlos perspective certainly showed us through his pictures the beauty of isolated objects, almost as if they were beautiful sculptures in the middle of nowhere narrating a charming tale. Find more about Carlos here. After a successful beer break, Miriam Salado was kind enough to explain from top to bottom, the meticulous process of building an art exhibition. Her paintings, part of "Muerte y Gloria (Death and Glory)" show the heavy influence of mexican-american cultures in clothing, habits and the new ways of living and gave Miriam a second place in the 8th Visual Art Biennale of Sonora. Find more about Miriam here. "Sin Llorar (No crying)" consists of a determined couple of local artists who came to revolutionize the custom tattoo industry in the community with their high-quality custom art. They shared with us the complexity of the process and the hard work it requires to usually compress a lot of feelings onto one little graphic on the customer's skin. Be brave and make an appointment here. Fernando Valles a local TV host, gave us an insight on rustic to modern video-making, the television life and the long ride he has experienced with "Video Track", a tv show aimed at young visual art enthusiasts. Find more about Fernando and Video Track here. Our next presenter was the shocking moment of the night. Mexican radio/voice-creative César Parra amazed us with his broad experience with radio, jingles and advertising. He has provided professional voice services for Pepsi and other famous brands. We all cheered and squeaked in happiness the very moment he started performing the voice of several Thundercats characters (cartoon) on stage as he worked in the project back then. We were so astonished by his presentation that none of us remembered to snap a pic. :( Find more about Cesar here. Our next presenter Keops took the stage and taught us about the importance of co-working and the amazing results it produces. His presentation included a well resumed list of benefits from working along with other creative people and how far and big a project can turn with just the right combination of people, all started with just a simple idea. Find more about Keops here. Sergio Durón was one of our last presenters but managed to keep our already tipsy heads with his clever work. His broad graphic design experience involves several local communities, being the most famous "Bikes & Beers" where the Hermosillo bike enthusiasts gather at a certain landmark, travel for a few kilometers and finish at a bar having a couple of beers and sharing the fandom. Find more about Sergio here. Our last presenter Javier Quiñonez gave us a tour around the geology of the city. Being the "Cerro de la Campana (Bell Hill)" one of the most important landmarks in the city, he taught us about the resonancy of the rocks surrounding said landmark, therefore the name of the famous hill that can be seen almost from every point in Hermosillo on a clear day. Find more of Javier here.  Thanks again to PechaKucha in Tokyo for letting us hold the event in Hermosillo and being part of the Global Night that we enjoyed so much. We would also like to thank Backroom for letting us host the event in this venue. -Elizabeth Torres         Photos by: Carolina Fierros and E. Torres.