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The Myth of Perfection: Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree
BY ALEXANDRA P. SPAULDING
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"You know there's no such thing as perfection, right?...If you can collectively make the imperfections work, you have perfection."
In The Myth of Perfection (Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree) from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, Buffalo-based artist and engineer Alexandra P. Spaulding reflects on her artistic practice, her love of minimalism, and her eventual acceptance of inevitable imperfections. Examining the notions of tolerance and how exacting to the millionth decimal point does not equal perfection, Spaulding focuses both on the visual arts (Minimalism), her own practice (aurally immersive installation art), engineering and manufacturing, and how the conflux of these three schools of thought have made her more accepting of 'the happy accident' and a better artist.
BY STACEY ROBINSON
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"The work becomes a conversation about class, race, gender and appropriation."
In Building Afrotopia from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist Stacey Robinson illustrates how speculating black futures became paramount in his artistic practice as a response to the global displacement of Black and Indigenous people. Robinson shares recent work, beginning with his current Pan-African flag series, representing nations where Black and Indigenous populations are controlled by extreme measures. Robinson then shares works from an in-progress book, 100 Afrofuturists Practitioners, depicting people building future spaces where Black peace exists using S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art(s), and Math). Lastly, Robinson presents works inspired by the past Black Renaissance speculative Black Futures, with Afrofuturist digital collages inspired by Romare Bearden, James Denmark, Manzel Bowman, and other past and contemporary mixed media collage artists.
Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975
BY CHARLES L. DAVIS, II, PH.D.
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"We started with several books that looked at the brownstone as a site of intervention."
In Building Black Utopias: Modeling the Architectural Principles of African American Literature, 1960-1975 from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Charles L. Davis, II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shows works from his recent exhibition project, Building Black Utopias, and discusses the literature that served as inspiration.
The Building Black Utopias project combines the tools of the architect, the historian and the literary critic to recover the historical contributions of African American writers to architectural utopian thought. It specifically examines the role of literary depictions of place in June Jordan, Amiri Baraka, Paule Marshall and Angela Davis’ writings. Davis argues that each authors’ rhetorical manipulations of the built environment operates on the same level as architectural utopian thought insofar as both mediums created rich, alternative depictions of modernist space to liberate the architect’s imagination. The final exhibit translates the spatial ideas of literature into drawings, models and other ephemera.
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!
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On the Structure of Thought & the Job Spectrum
"Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other... if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found." - Terence McKenna Adopting this Terence McKenna quote as his mantra and accidentally stumbling into what he calls "Thought Structure" through his art, blakeArt®, with all his might and good intent, attempts to do just that: find a way for All. We are all "One" in the "Same." (in English)
Carefrontation: The Gift of Critical Feedback
BY SHEILA COX
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 24, 2013
Sheila Cox confronts us on the topic of confrontation. Why are we afraid of it? Is it better to wait? Do I care enough to say something?
There are three keys to carefrontation:
- It has to be about them
- It has to be timely
- It has to be straightforward, succinct, and clear
When I was a Child I Thought as a Child
BY RE'LYNN HANSEN
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 21, 2016
This presentation titled, "When I was a Child I Thought as a Child" is based on horses Re'Lynn Hansen photographed through the years. Her memoir "To Some Women i have Known" is also a source of inspiration for this beautiful and peaceful imagery.
KnowHow / Youth Programs at the Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking
BY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
@ VOL 21
ON NOV 17, 2016
Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city.
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Nostalgic for Kyiv, the Thought Structure of the All, and 20th Century PechaKucha
Presentations Tatiana Guryeva's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7) is based on recollections of her childhood. You'll see the Kyiv of the 70s and 80s, or at least how it has remained in her memory, as well as Pechersk, the area where she grew up, and Podol, the area where she currently lives.Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other... if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found. Adopting this Terence McKenna quote as his mantra and accidentally stumbling into what he calls "Thought Structure" through his art, blakeArt® (aka Matt Blake), with all his might and good intent, attempts to do just that: find a way for All. We are all "One" in the "Same," and he expands on that idea in this presentation (from PKN Chicago Vol. 18). Posters New on the Tumblr blog today are posters for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 3 (pictured above), PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 5, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 19. We've also added a few posters and flyers from PKN Buenos Aires that we hadn't come across in the past, including the flyer you see above, for the city's Vol. 21. PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 happens tonight. Photos and video We have a few photo galleries to share today, including from the recent PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which is what you see above. After the link, you'll also find a great video round-up from the event -- we sure love that "20th Century Fox" intro done PK-style.PKN Barcelona Vol. 16PKN Norwich Vol. 4 [Flickr]PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10 [Facebook] Calendar Tonight (June 26) your PKN satisfaction will come from the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and the previously mentioned PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Tomorrow, on top of PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, you'll find PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39.
PKN Bangalore Talks Trash
No, PKN Bangalore isn't looking to insult you; the theme of their Vol. 11 event will be "garbage" of all sorts. Here's what they have to say about it: Bangalore has begun to fight its garbage problem, but weren’t we all already? This PechaKucha Bengaluru will see speakers dive into the depths of the discarded, pulling out stacks of critical and cultural debris: garbage collection, scrap art, city planning, rubbish music, trashy movies and other things from the dumpster. From the serious to the arcane, the joyful to the profane, this grown-up version of show-and-tell – 20 slides for 20 seconds each – will be sure to leave you breathless... To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
PechaKucha in AlKhobar Provides Food for Thought
Sketchbook Magazine has a recap up on the recent Global Night edition of PechaKucha Night Al-Khobar. The night featured speeches from martial artists, entrepreneurs, and designers -- here's a clip referring to activist Mohamed Ali's presentation on refugee camps in Kenya: Mohamed showed pictures of children writing on tree barks for school, because books were simply unavailable, saying: “We strive to reach our goals, when people in African countries in need strive to live to see the next day. We know from media that African living conditions are harsh, but we wanted to see the truth for ourselves. PKN Al-Khobar Vol. 2 took place on September 20, 2013 at the ADC Compound Hall. For the full write-up, check out the article here.
Pecha Kucha Night Baltimore #1 Speaker/Topic List
Here is the list of speakers and topics for PechaKucha Night Baltimore Night #1. It is possible that we may even add one more speaker before it is all done. It looks to be a very exciting and thought provoking evening.... We hope you can join us this October 24th at the Midtown BBQ and Brew located just one block east of the Walters Art Gallery on Centre Street . The presentations start at 7PM but please come early and try some of the Midtown BBQ and Brews wonderful food and drink! Presentation #1: Hillel Glazer and Sy Saulynas: Introduction to PechaKucha and PK_Baltimore Presentation #2:Jabe Bloom: Monkey Mind, Knowledge Work Presentation #3:Zachary Berger, MD PhD: Talk Can Heal: How you and your doctor can communicate towards health and away from mutual frustration. Presentation #4:Julie Gabrielli: Restorying: Cultivating personal, cultural, and planetary stories for a new era. ==BREAK== Presentation #5: Sagar Sawant: How Much Did Your Ultrasound Cost? How Much Should It Have Cost? Presentation #6:Sheila Q. Cox: Carefrontation: The Gift of Critical Feedback Presentation #7: Bill Fox: A Higher Perspective Journey to Self-Inspiration Presentation #8:John Starling: Martial Arts Free for All
Urban Visionaries at PKN Auckland
For its next PechaKucha Night, Auckland is going outdoors in what sounds like a fantastic venue: Drawing upon the central theme of the evening, everyone’s favourite outdoor cinema in Silo Park will come alive after Pecha Kucha; Silo Cinema presents "The Human Scale", offering a critical view on the way we build and use our cities. Alongside regular Silo Markets and other events, Silo Park will continue to host the largest, free outdoor cinema each week over summer on a Friday evening. Read the rest of the article from Voxy to find out more about the planned PKN.
Call for Presenters: Vol. 2 - Food for Thought
Our first ever PechaKucha Night in Prince George was a great success, thanks to the high calibre of presenters and supportive audience at the event. We are now searching for the next roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 2: Food for Thought. Have you used creativity, design or innovation in your work with food? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 2 event on Tuesday May 13th from 7pm - 10pm. You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction. There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. If you are interested in presenting at PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 in Prince George on May 13th, send an email to email@example.com with your contact info and the proposed topic of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is April 30th, 2014, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early. About the Theme: Food For Thought Thanks to the generous support of Northern Health through an IMAGINE grant, the theme of our second event will showcase creative approaches to food. Are you a gardener, farmer, chef, server, parent, designer, or anyone who gets creative with food? Stories should be personal. If your story is related to an organization or program, we want to hear your own perspective. We want to showcase the great work happening in our community from a grassroots level.
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.
Art Bound by Response
"That ephemeral response in the conversations [about one's own art] has become an integral part of the work."In Art Bound by Response from Blue Mountains, Vol. 11, Visual artist Fiona Davis presents the creation of Visual Bind website promoting the work of artists and giving a tribune to their critical writing in response to their own projects/practice and their peers's art, a barter system where each artist writes essay and gets written about once a year in perpetual motion starting from around 60 artists. Visual Bind will publish an online quarterly journal to which interested artist may subscribe.Check it out!
Media Literacy in the Digital Age
"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?" In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11, Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media.
Thought Bubble: The first Birstein PKN
Two days later. The first PKN in Birstein is over. No, I was not nervous before the event — but somehow eased after it … There are different ways to look at PKN Birstein #1. In the front end I was not really enthusiastic that we had zero people for speaker's slots. I also felt disappointed about the rather small audience. Well, I knew we would not have a head start here on the countryside, where cultural events sometimes make me feel like one needed to create a new expression for not to misuse the word "culture". :-) We (Anke and I) tried to make up for the missing speakers and prepared five lectures ourselves — instead of the expected two that we wanted to add to the zillions of applications. We really invested in our first PK speeches. Especially Anke did a great job and I have the strong feeling that she personally grew that evening: She delivered wonderful speeches about natural gardening and memories of the last years renovating our historic farm. Thank's for all of you support and enthusiasm, Anke! It was so good to see how much the audience liked what we delivered. People were quite amazed that something like this PKN did happen in our region. Even though I wished things were a little easier — we set up a nice event, the audience was as enthusiastic as the speakers and everyone was happy in the end. How come I was happy — not having external speakers and a small audience only? Well, we already started to plan our next PKN event and we have some speakers in the pipeline! People start to notice that this is serious and a good thing to support. I guess it will be a long way to achieve my goal to build a PK community here in our "Vogelsberg" region though. We made a start and sometimes this first step is the most important action in such a project. I am thankful that Astrid and Mark gave us the chance to use the PK organization and network bring something to Birstein that is outstanding. I never expected that they would accept our application considering that we live a a small community "out in the woods". After our first PKN I feel that both Astrid and Mark in Tokyo and we in Birstein did the right thing. Birstein for sure is not Tel Aviv — but we will make PKN something that is unique for our rural region. And one day we might be a blueprint for other areas where "culture" is mostly defined as something that happens in the big cities only. Cheers, Frank