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Edmonton @ Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS)
Sep 23, 2010

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Richmond, BC @ Richmond Cultural Centre
Jul 12, 2013

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Sep 02, 2013

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Powered by PechaKucha @ Relix Variety Theatre
Mar 10, 2016

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Powered by PechaKucha @ Mic/Nite - Relix Variety Theatre
Mar 09, 2017

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Eskişehir @ Dublin Cafe & Irish Pub
Mar 04, 2017

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Powered by PechaKucha @ Relix Variety Theatre
Nov 15, 2017

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Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

BY ALBRECHT HAAG
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2009

Albrecht Haag and Alexandra Lechner, both founders of the festival, give an introduction the "Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie" festival's themes, exhibitions and lectures. The festival was developed in 2004 from an initiative by photographers. This international festival has been named as one of most important German photography events. It places relevant themes and cultivates an interdisciplinary discourse in photography.

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Cross Platform Remediation

BY SAULO MADRID
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Saulo Madrid and Takeshi Amano team up on a presentation about remediation as a model for interdisciplinary aesthetic practices. In short, it is using phenomenological and philosophy studies to understand how to create augmented experiences from digital, print, and physical installations. Research in understanding human cognition across platforms.

 
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The Art of Keven Montembeault

BY KEVEN MONTEMBEAULT
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Keven Montembeault is an interdisciplinary artist that came to our event to talk about his work. His presentation is a tour through his inspiration into his creation, as he makes illustrations, photography, frame to frame animations and sculptures. (in French)

 
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The Works of James Partaik

BY JAMES PARTAIK
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

James Partaik is an interdisciplinary artist with a long history. He works mainly with performance and digital arts; in this presentation you will hear him talking about unintelligent houses, adaptable screens and wayward public spaces. In addition he will show us a little bit about his incursion inot architecture. (in French)

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Performing Abstract Systems

BY CHRISTIANE KUEHL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, began working as a video designer in 1990 with the New York theatre company The Wooster Group. In 1995 he worked with Laurie Anderson on her multimedia concertThe Nerve Bible and again in 1998 on her opera Songs and Stories from Moby Dick. In 1999 he moved to Berlin where he began working with the choreographer Meg Stuart and the theatre Director Stefan Pucher. He has also created videos for Armin Petras, Wanda Golonka, Hans-­Werner Kroesinger, René Pollesch, Michael Nyman, The Builders’ Assosciation, Rimini Protokoll and others, as well as for opera productions by Sebastian Baumgarten, Jossi Wieler, and Falk Richter in Bayreuth and Salzburg. In 2008, Chris Kondek received the OPUS prize for his video work as well as the FAUST Theater prize in 2012. Since 2004 Chris Kondek has been developing his own theatre works, including Loan Shark (2008), about the finance crisis, at the HAU in Berlin, and Please Kill 2011, (2012) also at HAU. Together with Christiane Kühl he has created seven other works.

Christiane Kühl, born in Kiel in 1966, studied contemporary Literature, Philosophy, and Spanish at the University of Hamburg. She was culture editor of the daily newspaper TAZ (Hamburg and Berlin), of the magazine The KulturSPIEGEL (Hamburg) and on- air editor at Radio Eins/RBB (Potsdam). She’s worked as a freelance journalist for various other outlets, including Zitty Magazine, Die Zeit, F.A.S., DU, as well as editing the magazine “Herbst. Theorie zur Praxis”, for the festival of international contemporary art, Steirischer Herbst (Austria). From 2011 to 2013 she was Assistant Artistic Director for the Berliner Festspiele. She has been invited to be a jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, The International Theater Festival Hamburg, Kontakt Torin (PL), the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and the Doppelpass project/Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Alongside her journalistic activities she has, since 2004, worked as an author, dramaturg and performer with Chris Kondek.

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The Art and Neuroscience of Lucid Dreaming

BY LUCIANA HAILL
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Have you had a lucid dream? Interdisciplinary artist Luciana Haill talks about her fascination and exploration into lucid dreaming. This informative presentation gives food for thought on how we act when sleeping, and how we really dream.. 

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Grandma's House

BY MARYA SPONT-LEMUS
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.

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Hacking the Office

BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

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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What is the human? Imagining The Posthuman Self

BY ANATOL BOLOGAN
@ VOL 13 ON DEC 05, 2017

Exploring the confluence of the human body, science and technology
the focus of Anatol Bologan's art-based research is to develop a series of digital and interactive artworks that engage the viewer with the discourse of humanism versus technicism by immersing the viewers into a multisensory interactive space. Interdisciplinary at its core, the project engages scientific, medical and technology-based research and imaging in the fields of human anatomy, perception, neurology and computer science. It uses concepts of artificial intel¬ligence and medical imaging as source material for artwork that consists of digital images, sculptures and interactive installations. The digital paintings, interactive sculptures as well as the interactive installations explore the confluence of human body, science and technology to further enquire and attempt to answer the question: “What is the Human?”

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Cultural Conduit Design

BY BETHAN LAURA WOOD
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

British designer, and Royal College of Art Alumni, Bethan Laura Wood will capture our imaginations with an exploration of some of the award-winning designs that have emerged from her multidisciplinary practice. Her work, characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a brilliantly colourful passion for detail investigates the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits.

Bethan Laura Woodはイギリスのデザイナーにして、名門Royal College of Artの卒業生。豊富な経験を活かして生み出された素晴らしいデザインは、これまでに数多くの賞を受賞してきた。彼女の作品には、絶え間ない素材の研究、職人さんとの協力、色彩への繊細な心遣いが反映されている。彼女のプレゼンテーションは、私たちと日常の小物との関わり、そして文化への関わりのヒントを教えてくれるかもしれない。

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PKN Zagreb Vol. 4

Another terrific edition of PechaKucha Night for Zagreb last week (Vol. 4), as this report from co-organizer Jelena Mihelcic reveals. PechaKucha Night Zagreb Vol. 4’s venue, The Social Center Mosor Cinema, was again almost too small to fit all of the audience interested in what the 10 presenters had to show last Thursday. The organizers of the event were as always Bruketa&Zinic, 3LHD, Komakino and Lana Cavar. Among the presenters there were off course the architects, the first from the awarded studio Produkcija004, and the second from XYZ Architecture. Performance art presenters were BADco., a collective significant for combining dancers, dramaturges and a philosopher, and the street art collective Puma34’s representative also did a sort of performance. Damir Gamulin Gamba talked about his graphic design work, Darko Dominik about his fashion store & gallery Prostor, and Bruna Kazinoti unfortunately didn’t talk much, because she just decided to show her really great photos she makes for magazines such as Dazed&Confused, Qvest, Pop, Grafik etc. There were also two civil organizations presenting at PKN Zagreb Vol. 4. The first was Drugo More from Rijeka, that deals with production, promotion, research and education in culture. The other one was OPA, the organization for promotion of visual culture that is trying to influence the authorities to include more visual education in schools, so the PechaKucha audience helped this good cause by signing the petition. The last but not least were the Shadow Casters, an artistic and production platform dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration, creation and reflection, exploring and searching for new creative languages, especially in the field of Urban and Public Art and New Media. The Social Center Mosor Cinema where PKN Zagreb Vol. 4 was held is actually an old cinema built during the 1930s. After it was not used for a while, the local authorities gave it to Platforma 9.81, an institute for research in architecture that tries to make records of abandoned spaces in Zagreb, and transform them into new spaces for culture. Below, a few more photos from PKN Zagreb Vol. 4, courtesy of Domagoj Kunic -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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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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Poster for PKN Edmonton Vol. 8

PechaKucha Night in Edmonton Vol. 8 is coming later this month (September 23) at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (at the University of Alberta). You'll find the full list of presenters and links on the official event page. The poster was designed by Sarah Krzyzek -- a volunteer on the PKN Edmonton team -- who sketched out the image and then painted it.

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Summer 2013 Update

Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, show work and share ideas spontaneously and casually, using a presentation format of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha Nights are all about interaction, direct feedback, eye contact, body heat and excitement – adding that ephemeral, yet essential haptic experience, which simply cannot be communicated any other way. We hope you enjoyed May 29th ‘s Pecha Kucha Ottawa Volume 8 at Saint Brigid’s. It featured the local talents and projects of: Andrew Plumb | Hacker and 3D Print guru Ryan Stec | Artengine Alexandre Castonguay | New Media and Digital Art Basil AlZeri | Interdisciplinary artist Anthony Scavarelli & Henri Kuschkowitz | Luminartists David Rust-Smith | Bibz Games Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Spoken word artist Megan Smith | Media Artist and Curator Stephanie Vicente | Herd Magazine Arturo Brisindi | Video Artist Of course, we’re doing it again! Another 4000 seconds of inspiration is coming your way this fall! Pecha Kucha Volume 9 will be held on September 20th, 2013. It will take place at the minxy Mercury Lounge, a perfect venue for this edition of PK Ottawa. This will be a very special night for all Pecha Kuchas as they are being synchronized worldwide on this day under the shared theme “Hidden Heroes.” In keeping with this exciting happening, PK Ottawa is eager to present to the world unique manifestos, as presented by the evening’s intriguing lineup of creative speakers, on this Ottawa-appropriate topic. The full lineup will be announced soon, but for now, we’re excited to say that Jeremy Waiser of Avaaz, the international e-petition powerhouse, and Liam Mooney of Jackpine, Ottawa’s latest digital ad agency, are on board to thrill and delight you. We at Pecha Kucha Ottawa have been busy bringing new vision and fresh energy to the team.  We’d like to welcomeEsmeralda Smith Romero to Pecha Kucha Ottawa, where she will be heading up the communications efforts. Britta Evans-Fenton is an integral part of the Pecha Kucha Ottawa team as the technical coordinator. Remco Volmer will continue to curate and oversee PK Ottawa, part of his repertoire of community focused initiatives, from Electric Fields and the Mini Maker Faire to Dr Sketchy. We’d like to invite you to visit our new blog at pechakuchaottawa.wordpress.com. Here you will find an overview of past PK Ottawa sessions and presenters. As we move forward it will also be a shared space featuring new initiatives by P K Ottawa, which, like any good burlesque show, will be unveiled all good time. Hub Ottawa will be hosting their latest Hub & Spoke presentations on August 28th and Pecha Kucha Ottawa will be there glitter bombing and sharing our event and vision with the crowd. Wishing you all a safe and happy summer. See you September 20th for a night of curiosities that will get curiouser and curiouser. Best, Remco, Britta and Esmeralda. Pecha Kucha Ottawa Vol 9 Friday, September 20th 2013 7PM – 10PM Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square http://pechakuchaottawa.wordpress.com Hub & Spoke Wednesday, August 28th 2013 5:30PM – 8:30PM Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank St http://hubandspoke6.eventbrite.com/

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Collaboration, Invention, Music

Bubble organs, the tinkler, chime forest, the sound swing -- it's quite unlikely you've heard of these musical instruments before. Tim Phillips is a sound artist, musician and inventor whose work aims at making people curious about sounds and rhythms while using participation and collaboration to encourage interdisciplinary and unexpected outcomes. In "Collaboration, Invention, Music" from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 7 Tim speaks of the numerous experimental instruments he and his good friends put together.  

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Meet the Presenters: PKN Vol. 1

Below are the bios for the eight presenters at the first PechaKucha Night in the Lambertville-New Hope series, July 10 at ACME Screening Room in Lambertville, NJ:   Elise Dodeles In addition to receiving a 2013 Artist's Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Elise Dodeles is included in Harmony Hammond's Lesbian Art in America published by Rizzoli International. Dodeles has shown her art in New York, Canada, Europe, and locally at The Quiet Life Gallery. Past exhibitions have included a solo show as part of the New Jersey Artist series at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters and the prestigious Aljira National Five in Newark, NJ. Raised in New York, she did her undergraduate work at Carnegie-Mellon and New York Universities, and obtained her Masters in Fine Art from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to teaching art and painting, in 2007 she obtained a Masters in Library and Information Science and has worked for many years in University rare books departments where she has gotten much inspiration. She is included in the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, and her artwork can be found in personal and institutional collections, including the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. John Fitzpatrick Raised in Bucks County, John Fitzpatrick, aka JohnF, has been an artist since his talent was fueled by the skateboarding culture as a youth. JohnF has pursued his passion ever since. Inspired by the master artists from the past and motivated by the master artists of the future, JohnF presents a lucid landscape of imagination. His medium of choice is the ink pen and digitally enhancing, as he never sketches his ideas before making them permanent compositions. His work has integrated itself into the landscape of Bucks County. Scott Hengst Scott's passion for baseball and statistics can be traced back to a well-worn 1990 edition of Who's Who in Baseball. From 2005-2011, he supported online video streaming and mobile technologies at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Currently, he plays catcher, outfield, and third base for the Flemington Neshanock, a vintage baseball club that faithfully adheres to 19th century rules of the game. He believes pitchers should always hit for themselves, metal bats should be permanently banned, and "Shoeless" Joe, Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens should all be in the Hall of Fame. Kasey Ivan Originally from a small farm in Kansas, Kasey Ivan is a professional photographer who now resides with his husband in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  With an emphasis on both portrait and conceptual photography, Kasey often captures unique and sometimes provocative images of the subjects he encounters.  Passionate about using photography as a medium for telling a story, whether real or fantastical, it is Kasey Ivan's hope that in telling these stories he might inspire others with a desire to learn and create in the world around them. Mark Mannion Mark writes: “I have been an Elementary Art School Teacher in grades K-5 in the New Hope-Solebury School District since 2007. My creative energy is used in the classroom developing projects, lessons and artworks to inspire children. “Everyone is an Artist” and it’s my job to keep it that way for my students. I am very passionate about my job and I hope that same passion translates to my students to develop their love of learning and creating.” Lauren Rosenthal McManus Lauren Rosenthal McManus is an independent visual artist and owner of Ampersand Projects, a custom frame shop, design studio, and vintage retail store at the north end of Lambertville, NJ. She has taught design foundations classes at the University of North Carolina and Raritan Valley Community College, and her work has been exhibited across the country. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from UNC, Chapel Hill and BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also an environmentalist, unyielding optimist, and complete sucker for love. Gene Samit Gene Samit began photographing as a hobby while living in South Florida in 2002, attracted by the light and bright colors in that part of the country. After more than 30 years in the Financial Services Industry, Gene purchased a TSS Photography franchise when he moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2008. The company does youth sports, schools and event photography with a specialty in sports “Picture Day.” They are the official photographer for the Sixers Camps. Gene spends his time building and managing the business and hires outside photographers. His son has recently joined the business. Gene likes to photograph objects that have vivid colors, patterns, and unusual things that are happening. He does not spend a great deal of time preparing his “shot,” but instead captures an image when he sees something appealing -- a certain feeling he gets for that moment. Gene usually takes just one shot and is on to the next. He does minimal editing and likes to print his images on metal, wood, and tile, in addition to the traditional printing on paper. Gene has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Patricia Walsh-Collins Patricia Walsh-Collins is a certified professional educator who has been trained in Mindfulness by Mindful Schools of Emeryville, CA. She has a 17 yr. career teaching both Art and Religion at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska. She has taught and created camps for Montessori Development Center, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Community College and Children’s art Studio. Patricia is a social entrepreneur as creator and owner of Art of Spirit Inc. Art of Spirit serves as a vehicle for education through trade of traditional arts from native cultures, children’s meditative workshops, and now the Earth School.

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The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes

"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?" In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.  

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Let the chit chat begin! Pecha Kucha nights, Birmingham edition

Rocio Carvajal Cortés writes about her experience talking at the 12th Birmingham Pecha Kucha!  Taking part on a multicultural, interdisciplinary and international conversation, meeting new people, new ideas and be surprised by the infinite resources of human creativity is what PechaKucha is all about. As long-time fan, host and speaker I was excited to see the open invitation to participate in the 12th edition of PK nights in Birmingham, UK. It had been a long time since I last experienced one and it was in another continent, another latitude and I was involved in projects around urbanism and regeneration. Here you can see a sample of the works I presented years ago for a PK in Oaxaca, Mexico. After a friendly and quick exchange of emails with Ben Waddington and Pete Ashton I was signed up to share my new projects on gastronomic heritage and colonial bread from Mexico.  The impeccable organisation was only compared with the rather sophisticated venue, the brand new and dare I say already emblematic Curzon Building of Birmingham City University was a glamorous canvas for a night full of thought-provoking projects and interesting people. It was a great experience and I’m ever so thankful to the PK-Brum team for having us all on the 12th edition.  I invite you to believe in the power of open and limitless imagination; make things happen and share. Rocio Watch her talk: The Language of Food: Bread Stamping in Colonial Mexico.   

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PechaKucha People: Marianna and Diana

This week's PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Marianna Vardanyan and Diana Babayan of PKN Yerevan who were recently recognized by European Internet Governance Initiative, EuroDig. Presentations from their series always impress with some of Armenia's most passionate and creative people. Click though for more info about them. Marianna Vardanyan is a lover of modern art, photography, and traveling. She also is a digital marketing professional, interested in possible applications of tech and design practices into social impact projects. She began her career at a non-profit organization, then moved to a large technology organization, and now has started her own creative agency, Proper Company with her husband. Last year she welcomed her first baby daughter! Diana Babayan is a Volunteer Coordinator who specializing in the non-profit sector. Having obtained two Master’s degrees from European Universities in international relations and European interdisciplinary studies, she proves again that we are organization of bright and on-target people. Passionate about traveling, exploring new disciplines and hearing people's stories, she also enjoys drawing, making hand-made gifts, and nature photography. Thanks for all your PechaKucha Passion, Marianna and Diana!