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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.


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Fribourg @ Café du Belvédère
Jun 06, 2013


Copenhagen @ Byens Lys
Mar 06, 2013


Mariehamn @ Indigo bar
Sep 25, 2013


Jackson, MS @ Hal and Mals
May 14, 2015


Richmond, BC @ Chinese Bunk House -- Britannia Heritage Shipyards
May 08, 2015


Osaka @ Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA
Aug 29, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ NADI AL QUOZ
Oct 25, 2016


Osaka @ Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA
Feb 25, 2017

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Barrel Organ

@ VOL 6 ON FEB 02, 2012

Leo van der Veen leads you through his way of thinking, in this case, by showing how he created a barrel organ by using an old church organ that has been rammed with an iron in order to rotate it -- and it still makes great music. Do you know how groceries sound? Your daily yoghurt? A pack of cereal? Peanut butter? Each barcode can be scanned with Leo's tool, to then reveal its own voice. (in Dutch)

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Denis d'or

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2012

David Lobpreis introduces the Denis d'or (, the first electric musical instrument built in Znojmo, around 1750. (in Czech)

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The Sanshin

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Travis Seifman talks about the sanshin, a traditional Okinawan string instrument, explaining both how and why he learned to play the instrument. He goes over the history of the instrument, its construction, and its use in traditional Okinawan music, demonstrating some of the different styles of music along the way.

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The Architecture of Sound

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Knock on Wood

@ VOL 16 ON DEC 04, 2015

Josh Rieck began studying the art of lutherie (stringed musical instrument making) in 2002 at Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN. After graduating with honors from the Guitar Repair and Construction course he moved back to his hometown, Aberdeen, SD and started String Theory Musical Instrument Repair and Custom Construction, performing guitar repair for local musicians while also beginning to build various acoustic and electric instruments.

Due to local needs, Josh also began to work with violin family instruments while studying double bass performance at Northern State University. Double bass studies continued in 2007 at the University of South Dakota at which point the business also moved to Sioux Falls.

After completing his masters in 2009, Josh went full time as a luthier in a new location in Sioux Falls. Though he did return to academia in 2012-2013 while studying the history of musical instruments at the National Music Museum.

Since beginning in lutherie, Josh has built over 40 instruments and repaired thousands. As of 2015, the focus of his business has shifted toward J. Rieck Lutherie - the instrument making side of his endeavours.

He also plays with The Union Grove Pickers; sits on the board of the SD Friends of Traditional Music; is co-founder of Different Folk Records, and is a member the Guild of American Luthiers and the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii.


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How I Learned Classic Guitar

@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

Do you remember the guitarist at PKN HCMC Vol8, Quan Tran, who has excellently performed two beautiful melodies at the beginning of our night?

If yes, here comes great news for you: Quan will be back to Pecha Kucha HCMC Vol.9 but in a new role - He'll be on of the presenters this time! Quan Tran, a sixteen-years-old guitarist, has just been accepted to Conservatory of HCMC this school year. Quan is going to share about his journey with classical music at PKN HCMC Vol.9.

This is the first time we have a 16-years-old presenter; and it's also Quan's first presentation. Let's come and cheer for this young talent with PKN HCMC Vol.9!

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Sounding Dodys

@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

Ajna is an interactive music machine made by the art & music duo ‘i skogen ibland’ (Jens Peterson-Berger and Olov Ylinenpää).Olov and Jens will present Ajna as well as more recent projects where they, in one way or another, are giving physical bodys to digital music, often in the shapes of sound sculptures, sometimes interacting with living mucisians.

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Elektronikos · Fantasticos

@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017


Ei Wada uses old electrical appliances to make electronic musical instruments and music. His latest gig will be at "Elektronikos · Fantasticos!", a festival solely to celebrate the creation of new kinds of instruments. In its third run this November, "Elektronikos · Fantasticos!" promises a whirlpool of houseware-turned-instruments and music concerts. Join in, as Ryoichi Kiyomiya presents aboout Ei Wada and his posse and their idiosyncratic genre of music making.

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Did you say wabisabi???

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Gregory Bozzetti presents about a tale blending the roots of Japanese tea ceremony and modern luthiery.

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PKN Queretaro Vol. 5

Here are a few photos from the recent PechaKucha Night in Queretaro Vol. 5, along with some commentary from team member Lilian Gonzalez.The 5th Queretaro Pechakucha Night was a unique and memorable event dedicated to music. It was part of the Musical Instrument Makers Congress by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). The event took place at the majestic Queretaro City Museum. The night opened with the music of Guillermo Muñoz, welcoming the audience. The PKN started with Marvin Salgado, who shared his knowledge about violin construction. Immediately after, the audience was surprised by Andrea Avedaño’s poem, who made a narration about “Les demoiselles d'Avignon” by Pablo Picasso, continuing with Ruy Guerrero who talked about “Cardenche’s music”; this type of music is considered one of the saddest in the world. There are only 4 people left that play this traditional Mexican music.Miguel Zenker, a recognized Luthier (musical instrument maker - particularly violins) talked about a 1856 William Hall & Son fortepiano restoration. This presentation ended the first part of the PKN. The intermission was enjoyed with red wine and “Jaranas and Zapateado,” traditional Mexican music where ingenious lyrics are improvised on the spot. The second part of the evening started with La Compañía Banyan de Marionetas, a magic improvisation performance with shadow puppets, Mexican guitar and dance. Afterwards, Lilián González, spoke about interactive art and the control that artists like Marie Sester and rAndom International use. The night finished with the Physics Ph.D Víctor Castaño, who talked about the Golden ratio, or Divine Proportion, a number represented by the Greek letter φ, taking the audience on a tour from the Egyptians to the novel prize. Since music speaks directly to our souls, this PKN captivated the audience and made it a unique night that will be treasured by those who were lucky to attend.

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Projecting Illuminated Art, Znojmo's First Electric Instrument, and a Video from Heraklion

Presentations Cindi Drennan is an Australian multimedia artist/director, who specializes in illuminated audiovisual environments and projection art for public art and events. Her work focuses on projection and audiovisual arts for architecture, public spaces, performance, and theatre. Her multi-disciplinary background encompasses over 25 years experience in filmmaking, illustration, animation, community arts, and interactive media. In her presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2), she discusses how community partnerships between artists, organisations, and businesses take time to develop. In his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1), David Lobpreis introduces the Denis d'or ("golden Dionysus"), the first electric musical instrument built in Znojmo, around 1750. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for PKN Lyon Vol. 4 (pictured above), and also the poster for tonight's PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 5 -- you'll remember that on Monday we shared the poster for that city's upcoming Vol. 6. Video Here's a video to give you a nice feel of what last Sunday's PKN Heraklion Vol. 3 was like -- it's a teaser for a planned longer version. As organizer Olga Koutantou tells us, not only was it a great event, but there were more than 500 in attendance! Calendar Here's what you'll find in the calendar for tonight: PKN Cleveland Vol. 16, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 5, PKN Bozeman Vol. 4, and PKN Stockholm Vol. 35. Tomorrow is another busy night, with the following: PKN Ottawa Vol. 6, PKN Burlington Vol. 8, PKN Perth Vol. 10, PKN Bordeaux Vol. 8, and a special edition PK event in Amsterdam at the Stedelijk Museum.

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Yagoda Galo (Halo-Berry) – is a band from Arkhangelsk

Yagoda Galo (Halo-Berry) – is a band from Arkhangelsk, considering and performing music as a life adventure. The sound of the band is created with a virtuosic domra (Russian folk string instrument), emotional rhythm section and original sound effects. Yagoda Galo style is a mix of fancy tunes, expression, lyric and dance energy. Presenter: Nick Vymorkov   The band unites original and professional musicians: Nick Vymorkov - voice, acoustic guitarVera Larushina - domraSlava Pronin - bass, sound processorsOleg Chaikovsky - drumsArtur Rozhkov – percussion synthesizers, samplers In 2008 Yagoda Galo was nominated for an award of a significant international ethno-music festival Sayan Ring in Siberia. The committee of the festival includes representatives of Russia, Tuva, Khakassia and Yakutia, famous musicians and producers. Since then the band takes part in many different events in Russia – from small regional festivals to the largest Russian independent music festival Empty Hills. Since 2009 Yagoda Galo has realized an amazing DREAMBOAT TOUR – a tour through the country by car. The band covered in total more than 100000 km (twice the length of the Earth equator, about 1/4 of distance from the Earth to the Moon), performing in most of regional capitals in North-West and Central part of Russia, and to the Ural mountains. On the basis of the received concert experience and communication with musicians with different national background the band Yagoda Galo got an idea to prepare a concert program, representing Arkhangelsk regional culture and creating an image of the White Sea and the Russian North. As a result, in 2010-2012 Yagoda Galo recorded an album, named POLAR– a vivid compilation of originally arranged traditional and author’s songs. The band plans to publish and make a presentation of the album POLAR in spring 2013. Web-page: galo.borey@yandex.ruPhone: 8 911 571 63 19 (Ilya – administrator)8 909 550 91 77 (Nick - musician)

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Little Island Management

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Little Island Management" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 67, Mari Kojima haphazardly, yet hilariously, speaks in a stream-of-consciousness fashion on her photography, her past, and her artistic themes. She elaborates on the idea that the photographer learns about his/her desires through the act of viewing and shooting the world with their instrument.


Vol 01 Summary

In October we had our first PechaKucha Night here in Fairbanks! It was a fun evening learning about a variety of topics. We heard from John Schauer, presenting his recent joint endeavor, a project called, 49 Faces of Alaskan Adventure. You can find out more about it here: We learned the rules of creating a spectacular Halloween costume and why it has to be homemade from Corey DiRutigliano. We took a virtual architecture tour of Japan with Janet Matheson and her wonderful photos from her recent trip. Kristen Timm gave us an entertaining and enlightening view into the history of Tourism. Randall Rozier gave us a glimpse into our caffiene nation and how coffee has influenced us in more ways than you might realize. Brittany Jackson presented on how important the design of public restrooms is to our public spaces and how the design of them is so varied across the globe. Finally, I gave a brief history of the banjo, it's not just a bluegrass instrument.  We had a good size crowd that is now more enlightened and inspired and ready for our next PechaKucha Night!

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Experiments with the Theremin

The theremin sits at the enthralling, ethereal intersection of electronic and analog music creation.  Wynne Palmer is part of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra. In "Experiments with the Theremin" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 3, this group explores what can be done with the unique Theremin instrument, including use of new techniques and collaboration with other performers. Wynne gives us a brief history of the instrument, and discusses her desire to incorporate the instrument in her independant art practice. 

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

“I think pavilions are an instrument for architecture and diplomacy.” André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. In “Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Ambassador Lago's covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

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Keep Calm and Carillon

If a 4000-pound bronze bell isn’t heavy metal, what is? Orchestral violinist Frank Steijns travels the world to play music, but also plays the carillon bells (the Netherlands’ national, traditional instrument) in the tower of Maastricht’s city hall. In “Keep Calm and Carillon” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 24 Frank tells us he’s “a DJ with a very nice instrument,” how he has taken bells out of the tower, and is now playing for audiences.


The day after PKN 3

WOW!  What a PECHAKUCHA NIGHT!  Volume 3, and we had a great turnout with an enthusiastic public! For this event, we had a start time of 7.20pm planned because of winter.  Let's face it:  winters in Erfurt in February can be cold, icy and snow flurries could appear at all hours.  We wanted people to come and not be afraid of NOT getting home later.  Fortunately, the temperatures were in 30s (F) or around 2°C.  Only rain awaited us at the end of the evening. And our evening?  I was already at the cafe at 6.15pm and saw that Ralf and Philip were still setting up the chairs for our event.  Tim and Jesus arrived around 6.30, so they could practice a little for the musical interludes later.  Victoria, our roving photgrapher, came a few minutes later and prepared mentally and physically for the evening ahead.  After taking out the organizer's evening agenda, name tags for all presenters and organization team and PKN3 program, I was becoming a bit concerned because Hasnain was not yet there, and he was responsible for the computer set-up with Philip, the cafe's technician (and owner's son).  Guests were already assembling in the restaurant/bar area of the cafe and were slowly becoming anxious to enter the closed-off seating area.  By 7 o'clock, the curious guests were  standing in anticipation of simply having the curtain drawn to allow entry to the PK venue.  By that time, Victoria had taken a group picture of the organizers together with the presenters.  As a team, we are always to fine-tune our PK events with something memorable for our presenters, as well as the audience.  Music was an additional element that we added. At 7.20, we started promptly with me giving a short welcome to a packed house of at least 100 with others sitting on tables and pillows!  People were even standing at the periphery.  Tim and Jesus then came to the stage, and the two of them played two songs after Tim explained what these instruments had to do with the evening's program.  The guitar and violin due was a big hit with our guests with applause to follow.  Then we continued with the brief explanation of what a PECHAKUCHA talk is, how it all got started in 2003.  The initial welcome video we had from Mark & Astrid was played now for the third time (third event), so that many of the new attendees could have a better understanding of the PK concept.  Of course, we then proceeded to tell our audience about how we three organizers came to the idea of having a PK here in Erfurt.  Yes, we have mentioned the story before, but we thought there would then be a connection of PK, English-language teaching, university and friends!  After all, this kind of event really needs a team, and having such an event with international elements certainly enriches not only our lives, but I hope also the lives of those citizens of Erfurt.  After having lived in so many metropolises from Istanbul to St Louis, I had often complained about the small-town profile of Erfurt, the capital city of Thuringia. If one cannot change locations so quickly, it is then necessary to make something happen on the homefront.  Organizing such a PechaKucha event with German and English talks and presenters would be at least a start in bringing in some diversity into this city.   Presentation 1 began with Ralf Neues who told us all about the FRANZ MEHLHOSE CAFE, the history of this man and then Ralf's own story as to how he became the owner (through an auction) and turned it into a cultural cafe with unusual activities on offer (from Xmas programs for children, live music concerts, silent film showings to PechaKucha nights).  Then Frank Lorenz dazzled us with phonetics and how to understand how an English speaker can pronounce those difficult German sounds, especially all the ones with umlauts (ä, ö and ü).  He had been a presenter in PK1 telling us how to take 3-D photographs without having the necessary camera.  'Das Geburt der Violine' / The Birth of a Violin was presented by Matthias Mische, another PK presenter (PK1 and PK2), and we all had an idea of how Tim came to his violin.  Unfortunately, neither one mentioned how expensive such an instrument is nor how long it takes to actually make such an instrument   (question to ask at another time). Hasnain announced the break and mentioned again that if anyone had an interest in presenting in June to please contact one of the organizers.  Two people approached me about presenting in June and the break went by rather quickly as I took down their names, email addresses and particulars re their interest.  Lo and behold, 25 minutes passed rather quickly and Jesus' guitar music trickled into the front restaurant area signalling the start of the second half of the evening.  Presentation 4 began with Petra Eweleit as she told us about her story of first Russian instructor at the college, then the Fall of the Wall making it necessary to retool for another language which seemed to have more importance (ENGLISH), which all gave her a good foundation to become the project initiator and coordinator for FREMDE WERDEN FREUNDE (Strangers become friends).  Jesus Ferdinand Alvarez, a Spaniard, continued with his story about his work as a Spanish lawyer, now working as a Spanish instructor and making music to give balance to his life!  The international evening continued with Andrew Aris, a New Zealander living here in Erfurt for the last 12 years, sharing his Spirit of Football project, explaining the concept of involving children into sports via football, and the idea of Ein Ball, Eine Welt / One Ball, One World. After all the presentations were done, I thanked all the presenters, the owners of the cafe, Victoria, our photographer, and of course, the audience!  The event finished around 9.15, but it was great to see people lingering, talking, socializing and networking, which is really what PECHAKUCHA NIGHTS are all about.  A number of the guests came up to us afterwards with comments about the evening, and others approached us with ideas about talks for June.  It was great to have enthusiastic people coming to us wanting to present because it is those kind of people that make the event.  We have been fortunate for the last two events because Tim, Hasnain and I have always found presenters with stories to tell, and we believe that, with encouragement, that there are so many others who would enjoy sharing theirs with others.  We want to provide that platform for them! On June 26, we plan for another exciting evening beginning at 8.20pm / 20.20.  We look forward to seeing you there. Do you have an idea or concept or project that really interests you? and you want to share it?  Tell us! Hast du eine Idee oder Konzept oder Projekt dass dich wirklich interessiert?  und du willst es weitererzählen?  Dann sag's uns!   We welcome ideas and your comments.   Barbara (Tim and & Hasnain)

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Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!

“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.” In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out. Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.