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Oct 05, 2011

PAST Ubud 20x20 VOL 1

Ubud @ Betel Nut
Sep 26, 2012


Duluth @ Teatro Zucone
Mar 04, 2014


Bermuda @ Devonshire Recreation Club
Aug 21, 2014


Gisborne @ Dome Cinema
Jul 25, 2014


Medicine Hat @ Medalta Yuill Family Gallery
Nov 07, 2014


Bordeaux @ Hangar Darwin
Jun 24, 2015


Taipei @ xuexue institute
Dec 19, 2015


Castellón de la Plana @ Tumbao Surfing Beach Club
Jul 08, 2016


Durban @ Ambassador House
Nov 23, 2016

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@ VOL 1 ON OCT 09, 2011

Geoff Hodgson is a photographer, surfer, and musician, and in his presentation, his goal is to make us appreciate the forceful nature of oceans. (in English)

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Stand Up Paddling


SUP stands for "Stand Up Paddleboarding," which means that you stand up on a big surfboard and use a paddle. This ancient form of surfing reemerged when surf instructors realized the benefits of it, that by being higher you can better see oncoming waves. Today, SUP has turned into the fastest growing water sport in the world. (in Swedish)

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Nostrum Collective

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 05, 2014

Nostrum Collective is a photographic project to show the relationship between a group of friends formed on the sea for surfing and the Sea through our photo shoot. Every kind of relationship with the sea is accepted, whether it be surfing, swimming, fishing or diving- or simply looking into that magical blue water. Nostrum Collective would like to be a high quality photographic diary with a very deep Ligurian and Mediterranean identity to share with all people who love the sea and the many beautiful moments it gives to us. 

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Things I Like about Surfing that are Not Surfing

@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Mark Grivetti has a lifelong love of nature that manifests in many ways. After growing up rockhounding as a child he became a geologist and has been lucky enough to work around the world on landslides, faults, groundwater and all things geological. Whenever he can, he likes to get to the beach with friends and family and spend time in the water.

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@ VOL 15 ON APR 11, 2014

"To me, they are part human and part animal, an endless cycle of coming out or returning to the sea. "

Joni Sternbach was working on landscape projects involving photographing the ocean, bluffs, and skies. During this time, she noticed surfers appearing in her photographs. Here in "Surfland from PechaKucha Night Hamptons Vol. 15, she explains her process of using tin type photography to capture the spirit of adventure and freedom that surfers embody.

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Surfing Builds Character



Manabu Chiba is one of the top Japanese architects working on projects from large scale public architecture to private small housing. He’s also the vice president of University of Tokyo and is passionate about teaching young architecture students. Chiba-san is also an avid surfer so that he presented about some of his projects that were inspired by his surfing and the community he has built around surfing.

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Surfing in the Deep Blue



4 time (consecutive) victor at the All Japan Student Surfing Championships, Leki Nagahara, awakened to surf culture and music in surf towns his 20s. Now he is managing and directing his own Indigo dye studio iBB located in the seaside of Tokushima Prefecture, and he is proactively working on a wide range of activities to convey charms of nature and rural life through product creation that combines indigo dye, pilgrim culture and surf. In his presentation, he will show and tell us some of his amazing works and activities!

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Japan Surfing Goes Pro


日本を代表するプロサーファーとして、サーフィンのオリンピックと評される世界戦に10代の頃から何度も出場されているAkira JET Nakauraさん。プロサーファーとしての経験を活かしながら、映像や音楽、アートのジャンルでも、唯一無二のマルチクリエイティブディレクターとして活躍されています。今回のイベントのために特別に制作された映像(イベント内で披露します!)をもとに、ご自身のサーフィンやクリエイティビティについてクールにプレゼンテーションしてくださいます!

One of Japan’s top pro surfer JET Akira has regularly participated in the world class competitions equivalent to Surfing’s Olympic games since he was a teenager. Utilizing his experience as a professional surfer, he is also a multi-creative director in film, music and art. He will present to us about his surfing and introduce to us the creative process behind a special video produced for this event (we will even show it at the event)!


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Catching Waves ...on Film



Surf photographer U-SKE travels the oceans of the world, especially focusing on Hawaii in the winter, with a pair of surfing fins and a camera. His photos have been shown in many surf magazines. He will present a story of a moment surfing the waves through his amazing pictures, and moreover he will talk about the passion for photography he feels from shooting in nature!

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Surfing ...It's a Way of Life



Waki Saga, Fujisawa city councilor has been surfing for 38 years, since playing for the first time at the Kugenuma Beach when his father, a pioneer of Japanese surfing history would take him. Waki first became involved in politics as an activist defending the Shonan beach development with his surfer mates 20 years ago, which has attracted the attention of many people and media. Since then, he continues to work to protect the sea and surf culture from within the field of politics. He gave us plenty of stories about the start of surfing in Japan that he learned from his father, and about the protection of the natural beach environment!

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PKN Raglan Vol. 1

Raglan recently hosted its very first PechaKucha Night, and here now is a look at how things went courtesy of a report sent in by organizer Rodger Gallagher. Last night's first PechaKucha Night at the Old School Arts Centre was a great success with standing room only in the theatre room. The evening started with David Wimmer giving his presentation on the work that he and Frank did in Samoa helping the Samoans rebuild 'upstairs' after the tsunami. Dirk de Ruysscher covered the very interesting bike ride he has developed to the Nikau cave near Port Waikato. The trip includes harbour crossing and two days riding on metal roads with some amazing scenery along the way and of course an unspoilt cave at the overnight stop. Jean Carbon finished the first half with her presentation on traditional textiles along the Silk Road. The 'Beer Break' proved very popular and it was difficult to get the audience back for the second half. Pieter ten Broek's photos of board and kite sports around Raglan drew gasps of amazement from the audience. Wanda Barker provided a contrast with her history of Femme Art and the proposition that it needs to be revitalised. Hilary Ramage covered creative development through a series of prints. Finishing the night was Jon Berczley who took us right from the seed through to putting food on the plate with his gardening passion. Arts Council Chairperson, Rodger Gallagher said that the PechaKucha Night was one of the most successful events held at the Arts Centre and everybody is keen for the next evening on the 4th June. Full list of presenters: - David Wimmer on the rebuilding work he helped with after the Samoan tsunami - Amanda Watson on creating her paintings - Dirk de Ruysscher on mountain biking around Whaingaroa - Rodger Gallagher on the evolving architecture and use of the Old School since 1883 -- including 1st public viewing of plans recently discovered in the National Archives - Linda Holmes on favourite photos - Jean Carbon on textiles along the Silk Road - Pieter ten Broek on surfing, kite and skate boarding in Raglan - Wanda Barker on Femme Art - Yann Bordier on living and sailing in the Caribbean - Sioux Swann on Ruapuke Sunsets - Hilary Ramage on creative printmaking - Jon Berczely on seeds Below, a look at the flyer for PKN Raglan Vol. 1.

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A Very Young Presenter, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and Photos from Cape Town

Presentations You're never too young to do a PechaKucha presentation! Meet Archie, aged 7, who takes the opportunity in his presentation (from PKN Derby Vol. 5) to introduce us to his friend Jeremiah, aged 6, who lives in Kenya. As we learn in Henrik Fahlen's presentation (in Swedish, from PKN Varberg Vol. 2), SUP stands for "Stand Up Paddleboarding," which means that you stand up on a big surfboard and use a paddle. This ancient form of surfing reemerged when surf instructors realized the benefits of it, that by being higher you can better see oncoming waves. Today, SUP has turned into the fastest growing water sport in the world. Posters We kick off the week on the Tumblr blog with this new poster from Aalborg, for the city's upcoming Vol. 10. It was designed by Helena Sokol. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Photos Cape Town had its Vol. 21 just a few days ago, and here's a post from someone who attended the event that includes some rather nice photos from the event.  Calendar There are no PKNs on the agenda for tonight, but tomorrow (November 13) you'll find the following four events: PKN Brighton Vol. 17, PKN Leksand Vol. 5, PKN Denver Vol. 15, and PKN San Diego Vol. 16. 

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PechaKucha Bermuda Vol 8

PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 8th Edition on Thursday, August 21st starting at 6pm at the Devonshire Recreation Club, with speakers set to include Nathan Kowalski, Alan Gordon, Larry Burchall, Dr. Bente Lundh, Ayo Johnson, Elisha Huttick, Jason Rhind, Najib Chantouf, and David Kendell. PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and are a simple, effective and entertaining way of telling your story or idea. Each speaker shows 20 images to accompany their presentation, each image the speaker can only speak for 20 seconds. Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time. Following each presentation is a 3 minute 20 second question and answer session where the audience has the opportunity to ask the presenter questions. This edition will feature 8 presenters on topics ranging from medical marijuana to kite surfing. Past PechaKucha Bermuda venues have been BMDS, Vasco Da Gamma Club, Blue Waters Angler Club, Chewstick, Sandy’s Boat Club and BSOA. This is the first time the event will be held at Devonshire Recreational Club. Devonshire Recreational Club will have dinner and refreshments available for purchase for the event. There is no cover charge but donations will be accepted to support the Devonshire Recreational Club facilities. For further details please see the PechaKucha Bermuda Facebook page. The 8th edition of PechaKucha Bermuda is going to be very interesting. It is advised that the public arrive early as there are no reservations and it is first come first served. story:


5 reasons why Pecha Kucha is **THE** night out in Coventry this Friday...

Yes, it's Pecha Kucha night at the Tin Music & Arts centre from 7pm this Friday, here's 5 reasons why this night of merry amusement just might be for you... 1) If you like TED talks, stand up comedy or open mic nights - Pecha Kucha is sort of like all three rolled into one. At each night there's a massive mix of zany, opinionated, inspirational and downright oddball people talking (or perhaps shouting, dancing, miming or singing) through a series of 20 images. You don't have to worry about stifling any yawns, each person is only allowed 20 seconds per image... before you know it you've had six and a half minutes of eclectic entertainment... and after 3 or 4 you realise the £3 entry is definitely giving your two bob's worth. 2) TFI Friday and alcohol is served. The Tin offer loads of continental drinks and local brews including Coventry's very own Byatt's beer. 3) Fighting winter flu? You can watch Pecha Kucha from your sickbed - All the Pecha Kucha presentations are put online at Seriously laugh-out-loud recommendations from the Pecha Kucha Coventry 'Christmas' edition are: How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas by Simon Fairbanks and Placing Children on Your Lap: the Art of Ventriloquism by Michael Mayhew.  You can also follow antics via Twitter live on the night @PKN_coventry. 4) Try it and like it? You can go to a Pecha Kucha night ANYWHERE in the world. Originally starting in Tokyo (the tongue twisting "Pecha Kucha" title means "chit chat"), nights now take place in over 700 cities worldwide. So next time you're surfing the Air B&B waves to Dubai, Budapest, San Francisco or Paris you can also take in a Pecha Kucha night*. 5) If you get the itch after seeing (and possibly secretly mocking) others, you can have a go too. Anyone is welcome to sign up to 'do' a Pecha Kucha night on any subject, in any style, with any images and props you might care to use. Once you've completed this curious right-of-passage, you realise there's no return; it's addictive, it's fun and it's a serious preference to sitting in and worrying about your post-January diet. See you on Friday! *disclaimer - not all nights may be as good as Pecha Kucha Coventry. Please also note that you could be educated or inspired and that there's a serious risk of meeting people... PECHA KUCHA COVENTRY Friday 20th February 7pm-11pm 'Design your City' - a theme for Global Pecha Kucha Night @ The Tin Music & Arts (formerly Taylor John's House), Leicester Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV14BN Presenters, event details, maps here.

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  On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!

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Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel

"It's not about a free couch, it's about sharing an experience." In Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel, from Bryan, Vol. 3. full-time animation and graphic arts instructor, and part-time couch surfer, Barbara Klein, explores an unconventional travel accommodation, on the couches of strangers.  Much to her friend's and family's dismay, Klein shares how putting herself in the unknown, and her trust in others, has lead to serendipitous results. She adds that pushing one's boundaries, by either accepting accommodation on a strangers couch or offering one's couch up to a travelling stranger opens a space for sharing time and new experiences with new friends in exciting and interesting new contexts.