NEW ORLEANS Search Results: “dead people”

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Could I Take a Bullet?

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

Filmmaker John Richie speaks about the people that he came to know making "Shell Shocked", a documentary about youth and gun violence in New Orleans. He became very close to people that had lost loved ones (oftentimes children) in this way.

Many of the shootings in New Orleans are due to retaliatory violence. Like Ed Buckner says in Shell Shocked, “When you shoot one black kid, all you are doing is inciting his 20 friends to come and kill you.”

As John says, "The retaliatory response is a young man’s way of dealing with it, and only a small group of “hardheads” will do this. Most people who have lost a loved one in this violent, unfair way have years, if not a lifetime, of intense grief and anger. But what I’ve seen from the mothers, fathers, and friends of victims is an amazing transcendence from grief to compassion and enlightenment.  I’m amazed by it, and I wonder if I lost my brother or best friend to gun violence which path I’d take.  I hope I would follow the example of the great people in my film Shell Shocked."

Shell Shocked is screening at the National League of Cities conference in 2013 and is available for purchase at

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Food Is the Gift

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2014

New Orleans Chef Neal Swidler of Juan's Flying Burrito and Lucky Rooster opens the doors and welcomes us into his "home," while sharing with us the gift of food, people, and comfortable atmosphere that his restauraunts encompass. Neal believes that home isn't a place -- it's a flavor. 

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Heroic People

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

New Orleans freelance and Times Picayune Staff photographer, Chris Granger, shows us some of his work of folks he has found to be heroic and have opened up and shared thier lives with him. He proves that heroic people can be found in the most unlikely of places and situations. 

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Music, Fishing & Fun, Famous People

@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Michael Patrick Welch talks about fun times with people around town, fishing, Chauncey Gardner, his pygmy goat, and a fishing cat!?! Welch has a daughter named Cleopatra and another one on the way! He blogs at

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Public Lab

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 08, 2014

Stevie Lewis is the Outreach Manager for Public Laboratory, which is a community of people that collects and builds environmental tools and provides access to resources for anyone that would be interested.  Stevie shares how anyone can access the open source tools and programs.

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Finding Myself Through Kite Boarding

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Chris Stuckey came to New Orleans in 2002 as a social person, but found himself still a bit lost and discovered kite boarding.  Stuckey has traveled the country, building his skills and connecting with likeminded people in the process.  He shares with us how his passion for kite boarding pushed boundaries of his abilities and help him grow personally to create balance.

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Community Participation and Architecture

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"We wanted every design decision that we made to be affordable, made locally, and something that could teach a skill."

In Community Participation and Architecture, from PechaKucha Night New OrleansVol. 17, architect Mary Gilmore, shares her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture. Her belief is that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only will they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something.  To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps.  Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 19th, 2015. 

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Reckless By Nature - Finding the Flow

@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

Brent Houzenga is a New Orleans-based painter and musician who could be the epitome of reckless youth growing in Fulton, IL and being told he can be whatever he wanted.  Today new father, Brent’s projects consists of painting of dead people.  He shares with us his idea of finding and achieving flow in his work and life.

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An Addiction to the Rawness

@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

Jack of all trades, Ross Lunz, is an artist, silver smith, carpenter, firefighter, former commercial fisherman, EMT to list only a few of the many hats Ross has worn throughout his life so far. Asking whether the path he has chosen has been reckless or a series of calculated risks.  Ross admits that he is addicted to the rawness.

Ross evacuated New Orleans the Sunday before Katrina and retuned Wednesday with a 14 foot boat and was a freelance USAR (Urban Search and Rescue). First rescuing people than transitioning to animals.  Ross learned that he had an aptitude for rescue and became a firefighter. 

All Ross’s rich and diverse history bleeds into his studio practice.  His work tells a story, often about New Orleans.  Now Ross and his wife are onto the next chapter in their lives and moving to New Mexico after being in New Orleans for the past 14 years.

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Where Do I Go From Here?

@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

Justin Shiels is a creative director, graphic designer and marketing strategist whose greatest joy is making things happen. Formerly he ran a local publication called Go INVADE that celebrated the people, places and projects here in New Orleans. Currently, he helps build brands through his boutique design and marketing studio This Creative Lab. Justin talks about how the ideas that we have as children and ideas that we have in college are the ones that teach us who we are.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “dead people”

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Kids Channel

We've had people of all ages do presentations in the PechaKucha 20x20 format, and that includes kids. Here is a collection of presentations we've shared on the site that were done by children in cities all over the world.

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

Pole People Skopje
Pole Instructor, Pole People Skopje in Skopje
Mark Joseph Deutsch
Designer in Cebu
2 Kinds of People
Art Director, Y&R Lisbon in Lisboa
Uma and Christine PK People
Student, Denise Nosbisch in Cary
Art is Dead
in Istanbul


Kyiv @ Club Vkusnaya Tema
Mar 24, 2011


Kyiv @ Люди CasualFood
Dec 01, 2011


Kyiv @ SkyPoint Ciklum
Feb 21, 2013


Kyiv @ Creative space "Chasopys"
Mar 13, 2014


Dec 27, 2015


Bilbao @ Sala Bilborock
Dec 02, 2015


Bilbao @ Sala Bilborock
Sep 21, 2016


Lilongwe @ Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Aug 25, 2016


Moscow @ Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’
Jul 02, 2016


Brussels @ La Tentation
Aug 18, 2017

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Housing the Dead

@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2013.

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Dead Heat

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Anthony Luke talks about a unique twist that they added to a marathon last October. People dressed as zombies and chased the marathon runners in order to take their blue flags. They plan on doing it again this year at a new location.

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The Library's Dead, Long Live The Library

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Pam Saliba has a particular passion for all the contents that libraries possess. Unfortunately, often libraries can be viewed as common book depositories which is not true. Pam names off several examples of the things that libraries have been able to innovate with.

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I See Dead People

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Professor of English at Craven Community College in New Bern, Jessica Saxon looks at early forms of "Spirit Photographery" and "Memento Mori," Victorian photos of the recently deceased. She discusses these earliest forms of photos manipulation that attempt to quantify and solidify the unknown. 

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Dead Frog in the Rental Car

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 26, 2015

This is a look at finding delight and laughter, loneliness and frustration, and amazing people we find in our business travel journey.  Different than holiday and exploration travel where it's all about "me", business travel comes with a "they" agenda and the parameters that brings.  The trick is not to lose yourself in the agenda and to enjoy the ride and the surprises you may find.

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Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Adam Kuehl is an award winning photographer who's trip through Iceland, Denmark and Norway walked him into the lives of the local fisherman. He talks us through those experiences with his photos in this presentation "Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish".

Adam Kuehl was born in Oak Park, Illinois. After obtaining a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2005, he began working for the university to produce award-winning look books, national ad campaigns and other special projects.

Although Adam photographs a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in urban landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Tenth as one of the Top 100 Emerging American Photographers. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Vogue, PDN, Metropolitan Home among many others.

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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Dead Focused. Learning to Live

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Tania Thomas speaks about living in a world where fear of dying suppresses our ability to live completely, authentically and with passion. 

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Displaced, not Dead

@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Jagoda Borkiewicz  is a teacher, dancer, artist, activist, and avid globetrotter. She teaches Polish Language and general ed in the third grade Spanish-bilingual cohort in the Chicago Public School system.


Creativity, Dead or Alive?

httpv:// We were big fans of the last video that Johannesburg put together before its first PechaKucha Night, and they've done it again with a great new "trailer" for Vol. 2, scheduled for July 2.

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Housing the Dead

For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

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PechaKucha People: Netta Egoz

This week the Pechakucha People Spotlight shines on Netta Egoz of Christchurch New Zealand, whose role as PechaKucha City ORganzier plays a key part in her community's "city-making movement''. In addition to PKN organizer and presenter extraordinaire she's also a community Lawyer AND spends her spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch). 

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PechaKucha People: Elyas and Heba

The PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Elyas and Heba, PK Organizers in Aden who, after their visit to Tokyo in 2015, were never able to return home as war broke our in their native Yemen. Calling Amman in Jordon home for the past 2 years, they'll be starting a new PKN series there soon. Good Luck! 

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PechaKucha People: Klaus Schlichter

Our PechaKucha People spotlight this week lands on one of the many unsung heroes of PechaKucha, the man behind PKN Aalen's always legendary posters - graphic designer Klaus Schlichter! We salute you Klaus and all the artists who've dedicated their creativity to one of our most favorite aspects of PechaKucha - The Posters!!!"

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PK People: Tursunai Brimkulova

Our PechaKucha People spotlight heads to Kyrgyzstan where we spotlight one of our newest organizers, PechaKucha Night Bishkek's, Tursunai Brimkulova. A fresh graduate, journalist, English teacher and traveler, she's open to new adventures and projects, committed to uncovering Bishkek's hidden creativity! 

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PechaKucha People: Ange Friesen

Few people are more deserving of the weekly PechaKucha People spotlight than PKN Markham's cracker-jack organizer, Ange Friesen. Time and time again, PechaKucha Night Markham curates a top-notch roster presenters whose 20x20 presentations continually stand out as some of the best. We thank and salute you Ange!  

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PechaKucha People: Kenneth Chong

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on the person behind the spotlight (and presentation deck) at PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Kenneth Chong. Co-curating Tokyo's always-impressive presenter line-up is just one of his appreciated talents. He's also a highly intuitive designer at Klein Dytham architecture. Cheers Neth! 

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PechaKucha People: Yoshiharu Nakayama

Our weekly PechaKucha People feature highlights PechaKucha Night Kumamoto organizer, Yoshiharu Nakayama! As a Doctor, CEO, dedicated community organizer, Nakayama-san stands out for spearheading a number of inspiring initiatives, one aimed to eliminate the disparity of medical care between cities and rural areas, another focussed on community creation triggered by the 2011 East Japan great earthquake and the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, and more. Nakayama-san, it's a privilege to have such on-target people amongst the ranks! 

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PK People: Leslie and Sonia

This week we shine the PechaKucha People Spotlight on the dynamic duo, Sonia Selavy and Leslie Tsai of PechaKucha Night Tainan. Sonia’s journalistic sensibilities combined Leslie’s charismatic leadership and people prowess make this power couple a formidable team who do more than just showcase Tainan’s talent but truly celebrate it. Congrats Sonia and Leslie! Looking forward to your next PKN!!!