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Oakland @ Impact Hub Oakland
Jul 26, 2014

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Bedford @ The Place Theatre
Dec 04, 2014

PAST VOL 9

Poitiers @ Plan B
Jan 15, 2015

PAST VOL 2

Chengdu @ iBOX Chengdu
Apr 18, 2015

PAST VOL 62

San Francisco @ Prezi
Oct 21, 2015

PAST VOL 4

Nanaimo @ Shaw Auditorium
Jun 07, 2016

PAST VOL 11

Castellón de la Plana @ Sala Mambo
Mar 18, 2016

PAST VOL 5

Xiamen @ 万物社·创想公社
Apr 01, 2017

PAST VOL 31

Melbourne @ NIDA Melbourne
Mar 15, 2018

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Kongsberg @ Kafé Kåres Sønn
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Shaping Space and Realities

BY LAUREN SLOWIK
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."

In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ 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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Playing with Colour

BY BACKOFFICE (CORYN KEMPSTER & JULIA JAMROZIK)
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale." 

In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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Fun and Unique Outside Space

BY RUI IZUMIYAMA
@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

パブリックスペース特化型webマガジン『ソトノバ』は、 国内外のユニークなアイデアや事例、イベントレポートや書籍紹介など、編集長の泉山塁威さんを中心に日々情報発信を行っているウェブメディアです。 日本のパブリックスペースやソトを楽しくするために、専門家に役立ち、プレーヤーにソト使いのヒントを届けたいという思いを、“ソトを居場所に、イイバショに!”をキャッチに、様々な斬新なアイデアを発信してくださいます!

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

BY MARY ALICE MILLER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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Keiki Club

BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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Pavilions of Dreams

BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.

 

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Creativity and Play as Medicine

BY ANNA ATKINSON
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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The Art of Active Working Metaphors

BY RICH HAPTONSTALL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

To FVCC theatre professor Rich Haptonstall, set design is an "active working metaphor": not only does it have to be comparable and representative of real life, but it has to be a living, moving artform. As the three stories in this presentation demostrate, knowing how to use visual cues such as shape, color, and texture allow Haptonstall to illusrate the essence of the play and the characters therin. 

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Let's Play Pictogram!

Today's presentation, recorded at last month's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 84, sees Team P.P.S. inviting everyone to have fun with pictograms.

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Play Your City

Today's presentation -- recorded in Danish at PechaKucha Night in Aalborg Vol. 6 -- is by Ole Verner Pihl, and entitled "Play Your City - Metaphysics & Landscape."

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Playing the Field

In today's presentation, "Playing the Field," Jonathan Wallis tells about his fun activities in the field at the back of his house. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 3.

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Landscapes in Australia (and Beyond), the Mississippi Goddam Play, and Teaching Kids Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Presentations Christian Fletcher is a landscape photographer who photographs not only the beautiful South West of Australia but is now expanding his portfolio to include the rest of Australia and locations around the world. His presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 5) covers a new photography collaboration, exhibition, and workshop that is coming up in the near future. How did Jonathan Norton get out of writing a 20-page assignment? He promised a 100-page play instead, based on the Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam." Here's the story (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10). As we find out in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 9), Kids-Coins is an educational project -- held inside and outside school -- that teaches children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Sergey Bidenko and Irina Zolotarevych -- co-authors of the "Kids-Coins" projects -- are experienced business coaches who have implemented 37 training and educational programs for adults and youth. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is for Miami's upcoming very special Vol. 20 -- we always love seeing a city reach that number -- which doubles as a pre-Art Basel evening. It happens on December 1, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Photos Mikkeli recently held its very first PKN (and two weeks later, its Vol. 2), and here's the photo gallery [Flickr] to prove it -- you'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Calendar There are no PKNs tonight, but tomorrow night (November 20) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Calgary Vol. 14 and PKN Coquitlam Vol. 8.

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Play-Deco

After seeing the destruction unleased upon the Tohoku region, Japanese toy-maker Takashi Tsunoda was compelled to do something creative, constructive.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Play-Deco" from PKN Tokyo, Vol. 92, Takashi (of Twelvetone, or Magnote in English) discusses his passion for developing simple, customizable wood and paper figures and toys. He has added elements of creativity to his figures by allowing owners to design their own papercraft exteriors. His hope is that by allowing children to develop their own modifications to their playthings, they might learn the power of creation. 

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The Importance of Play

Ever feel like you're a kid in a grown-up's body? Christina Hug, founder of The Makers Nation, was taken by surprise when children showed up at her "Battle Bot Royale" -- an event she put together for adults to build robots that would brawl to destruction. Since this expereince, she has taken on a new mission: to encourage adults to play more. And in "The Importance of Play" from PKN Toronto Vol. 28, she expounds upon her perspective that work and play can and do complement each other.  

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Innovation through Play

Check out this amazingly inventive project from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month chosen by the New Cities Foundation to speak at the WhatWorks speakers series at this year's New Cities Summit, to be held this June 17-19 in Dallas, Texas.  Co-founder at Daily Tous Les Jours Mouna Andraos shows us several of her interactive design studio's delightful projects; all of which involve creating spaces for people to come together, play, and collaborate. In "Innovation through Play" from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month in collaboration with the New Cities Foundation/WhatWorks we see that from giant, 100-person sing-along installations, to swings that play notes as you swing back and forth, these projects transform the way citizens interact with their cities and one another. 

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Planes and Hard to Reach Places

Some of the most unique travel destinations can be reached by two flights or less. Seek them out! Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits. In “Planes and Hard to Reach Places” from PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1, Cynthia goes into depth on discovering the rarest places you likely haven’t heard of that are just a quick flight away.

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Playful Interventions

Where do you play in your city? Simon Bedford discusses the excitement that can be found at Coventry’s Warwick Arts Centre. In “Playful Interventions” from PKN Coventry Vol. 19, he begins by showing off the impact that interactive light sculptures, piano stairs, augmented reality advertisements, and speed limit lotteries can have on a community.

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Harnessing the Power of Play

“Bureaucracy is not very fun, so… at first they decided to turn a blind eye towards what we were doing. [Eventually] the government’s blind eye [realized that it] liked what we were doing. The ministry of education started reaching out to us and asking ‘hey, can you help us rebuild the playgrounds at our schools’” From PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" comes Harnessing the Power of Play by Michael Anop. Whilst volunteering in disaster-affected Tohoku communities, Anop came to realize that many parks and school playgrounds had been destroyed by the 3/11 tsunami. Because local government was simply overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, repairing parks would take 3 to 5 years. Working together with corporate sponsors, community leaders and city halls, Playground of Hope has built 43 playground in Tohoku.