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PAST VOL 17

Edinburgh @ Inspace
Apr 05, 2012

PAST VOL 13

Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Dec 19, 2012

PAST VOL 26

Edinburgh @ Informatics Forum
Apr 16, 2014

PAST VOL 27

Edinburgh @ Airpuddle, Boxsmall
Aug 22, 2014

PAST VOL 31

Edinburgh @ Architecture and Design Scotland
Sep 26, 2015

PAST VOL 32

Edinburgh @ Edinburgh Napier University
Oct 15, 2015

PAST VOL 16

Aberdeen @ The Belmont Filmhouse
Sep 30, 2016

PAST VOL 29

Glasgow @ Tramway
Oct 11, 2016

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Powered by PechaKucha @ COVA, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Nov 25, 2017

PAST VOL 38

Edinburgh @ Historic Environment Scotland
Dec 01, 2017

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Maori, the Culture of My Land

BY JAMES NICHOLAS
@ VOL 64 ON JUL 29, 2009

James Nicholas is from Wellington, New Zealand, and is half Maori and half Scottish. He speaks on the culture of his land and contemporary Maori art. (in Japanese and English)

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Who Runs the Arts in Scotland?

BY CLIVE GILLMAN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Clive Gillman works as Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and has a background in making art using different kinds of technology. In his presentation, Clive has a thought provoking chat about who runs the arts in Scotland.

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The Sun Rising on Dundee

BY LYALL BRUCE
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about the landscape, architecture, cultural history, as well as the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of his beloved city. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2015.

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Gaelic Nova Scotia

BY MARLENE IVEY
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

Nurtured in the kinship systems and culture of Cape Breton Island, by the waves North Eastern Atlantic, never far from water’s ways, art and design has taken me briefly to the compasses arts, always returning to the shore to address environmental and now, ethno-sphere concerns – the renewal of a hidden minority culture, Gaelic Nova Scotia.

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

BY NEIL CURTIS
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.

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Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project

BY LUIS LORIA
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Luis Loria is interested in green transport. He has spent the last few years researching the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet. He believes this project has lots to teach us about the use of Low Emission Buses and he shares some of those lessons with us.  

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Tales from the Countryside Rangers

BY SIMON WHITWORTH
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Simon Whitworth's presentation from the Aberdeen City PechaKucha event during British Science Week 2018 delves into the world of the Countryside Rangers and his patrol dog, Daisy.

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Ocean Acidification: Pteropods in Peril

BY NATALIE WARD
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Natalie Ward speaks about the impact of ocean acidification on pteropods.

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Flyer for PKN Dundee Vol. 1

One of our newest cities is Dundee in Scotland, and the first PechaKucha Night is set for November 8 at Chamber East -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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PKN Posters: Bemidji Vol. 17

Bemidji, Minnesota will hold their Vol. 17 this coming Thursday, April 18 at the George W. Neilson Convention Center. Here's a full list of PKN Bemidji's presenters: 1. Caroline Eggers2. Ron Erickson: Cuba3. Paul Ericsson: e-Resources4. Ann Hayes: Thriving with MS5. John Lueth6. Jenny Lust: Chimney Swifts7. Kimberle Nagle8. Polly Scotland: Kayaking9. Kevin Zepper: Prose Poetry Also, check out PKN Bemidji's useful write-up titled What is PKN anyway? To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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Designing Cakes

Culinary artist, painter, crocheter, and all-around Renaissance woman Mhairi Wild speaks (at PKN Dundee, Scotland Vol. 5) about the process -- though perhaps more specifically -- the art of making cakes. In this edition of Presentation of the Day, she goes into depth on some of her recipes and cake-constructing secrets: the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration. A delectable treat of a presentation indeed! 

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What I Learned from Doctor Who

Now an instructor at Cambridge University, Jonathan Baldwin talks about growing up in the 1970s, and the formative impact a certain Doctor had on his young life. In this edition of Presentation of the Day, (from PKN Dundee, Scotland Vol. 5) Jonathan relates to us some of the life lessons he learned while watching Doctor Who. One among these words of wisdom was the idea that one must nurture his/her imagination, ingenuity, and creativity -- it was this notion and many others that led him to become the man he is today.

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The Sun Rising on Dundee

Dundee, Scotland has some sunsets that can challenge Hawaii’s. Graphic designer and PKN Dundee co-organiser Lyall Bruce shows us a thing or two about his beloved city, and what you ought to see when you visit. In “The Sun Rising on Dundee” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 123, he tells us all about Dundee’s architecture, culture, gaming scene, and naturally, its gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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PechaKucha People: Lyall Bruce

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on designer, illustrator, and organizer of our PKN series in Dundee, Scotland, the outrageously talented and all-around champ, Lyall Bruce. This lover of vectors is a founder of Sooper Double D, Creative Dundee, and Fleet Collective, three absolute shredders of design. 

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City Focus: Galashiels

This week's City Focus heads to Scotland to the Borders region main hub, Galashiels, whose Pechakucha Nights are off to a running start with two smashing PKNs behind them and one coming up at the end of August. Check out some of the inspiring creativity coming out of PKN Galashiels!

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Presenter Bio: Ursula

Announcing one of our presenters, Ursula:   Ursula is a relatively new arrival to Lilongwe but not Pechachuka.  She has enjoyed attending and participating in PechaKucha formats in San Francisco, California where she has lived for most of her adult life.   A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ursula studied architecture in Scotland and has practiced as an architect for 25 years.   She is currently employed at UNICEF as a UN Volunteer.   Will be great to hear Ursula's presention on People at Their Best!

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City Focus: Dundee

Scotland's charming coastal city Dundee lands under this week's City Focus spotlight. As Scotland's fourth largest city, Dundee has been gaining traction not only locally but also worldwide as a hotspot for travel and entertainment. We hope to see more amazing content from them soon and wish them the best at PechaKucha Night Dundee Vol. 21!  For more about PechaKucha Night Dundee, check out the latest article by The Courier.co.uk talking about Design Dundee Month here.

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City Focus: Edinburgh

This week's City Focus lands on Scotland's largest financial center and second most populous city, Edinburgh. As the historical and cultural attraction of Scotland, the city is full some of Scotland's most renowned music theatres, museums, and art galleries. Edinburgh will be hosting its 39th installment of PechaKucha Night on June 15th. We are all looking forward to more amazing content from Edinburgh. Hope to see you all there!