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Death by Architecture

BY ANANTH SAMPATHKUMAR
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.

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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

 

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Finding the 'Art' in Alberta

BY DAVE DELIBATO
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

According to Dave Delibato, the easier it is to draw a province, the harder it is to live there. 

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Ideal Toronto

BY ROBERT WIGINGTON
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

What is Robert and Christopher's ideal Toronto? Watch this presentation to find out. Both also work with artists to invade public spaces, and run a company called 66 Ideas Incorporated. (in English)

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Orange County, China

BY KOTAMA BOUABANE
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Orange County, CA in China? Not quite, but in this presentation, Kotama shares photos of a suburb in Beijing that has been made to look like Orange County. He also takes the opportunity to cover other Western-influenced elements he spotted in China.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2013.

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Military Chaplain

BY ERIN REILY
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Photographer Erin Riley was curious about the role of military chaplains, and so she set out to find the stories behind these people. Her presentation reveals the results of her interviews and photographs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 8, 2013.

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Five Over Seven

BY FIVE OVER SEVEN
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Five Over Seven is comprised of Isabelle Santiago, Terra Loire, and Ashley Arbour, a trio of designers who post a new theme on their website every Sunday, and invite everyone to submit posts on the theme for the rest of the week. In this presentation, they walk through the ideas of the website, as well as each of their own creative processes.

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Architecture in Toronto

BY SHAWN MICALLEF
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Shawn Micallef analyses the often derided architecture of Toronto, and its mixture of modern and antique buildings, usually adjacent or actually encroaching on one another. He makes the argument that, while traditionally beautiful cities like Paris or Prague may retain a romanticized image, Toronto's lack of boundaries when it comes to maintaining a determined style allows it to experiment and create much livelier streets and sprawls.

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Embracing Chance

BY DOMINIC AYRE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Graphic designer Dominic Ayre describes the role that chance plays in good design, and the extent to which the outside world affects his design through chance. He suggests that chance can be a form of communication used to convey and generate new ideas, using his design and his students as examples of this phenomenon.

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Malware Art

BY ROMAN MILO
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Roman Milo is a digital artist and was one of the founding members of Harbourfront Centre. He started working with digital art when his computer got hacked by the Romanian KGB hacking school in 1995. He then started studying computer viruses and code, and created an art show inspired by the codes.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2013.

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Cycles and Happiness

BY MELANIE GORKA
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

Melanie Gorka experienced an accident that had her re-thinking how she defines happiness in her life. She tells us how, in order to work through her personal and professional challenges, she found new ways to approach life through design, data, and cycles to improve her well-being. 

 

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A Tour of Koszalin, the Final Word on Beer, All With Accordion Accompaniment

Presentations Today's two presentations come your way from Koszalin and Dayton. The one from Koszalin is by none other than PKN Koszalin organizer Gall Podlaszewski, and was done as part of our Global Cities Week. So follow Gall as she talks about her city (in Polish), PechaKucha-style. From Dayton, we get beer afficionado Max Spang who in "What the Hell Is Beer?" will go to great lengths to prove just how much he loves beer (and he's not alone). Posters On the poster front today, we've added three new ones, including posters for the upcoming collaboration between PKN Istanbul and PKN Yerevan (which this time, is an invitation-only event -- pictured above is the poster from the Yerevan side), and the poster for tonight's PKN Taos Vol. 6, celebrating "the remarkable women of Taos."  Photos We've started sharing more and more event galleries on our official PechaKucha Night Flickr account -- in the past it was only used for our Tokyo events -- and here are the latest photosets that have been added. Above, a shot from this month's PKN Panjim Vol. 2, followed by a look at PKN Washington Vol. 17.PKN Regensburg Vol. 8 [Flickr]PKN Panjim Vol. 2 [Flickr]PKN Washington Vol. 17 [Flickr]PKN Toronto Vol. 15 [Flickr]That Toronto set only has 2 photos, but the accordion player you see pictured is Ben Harvey, and he has performed at both Vol. 14 and Vol. 15. Below is a video of Ben in action (recorded/edited by Circuit Bent Media). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJcjuELUKk8 Calendar It's looking like a great Friday, with 5 PechaKucha Nights in the calendar for tomorrow (May 18): PKN Zurich Vol. 11, PKN Varberg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 4, PKN Lodz Vol. 8, and PKN Hakata Vol. 2.

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Orange County in the Middle of China, and a Storm Trooper Prepares for His PK Debut

Presentations The first of our two presentations today, "Inside Wood and Paint: The Heart of Making," comes from PKN Taos Vol. 3, and sees Patti Tronolone sharing her paintings and furniture pieces, linking the latter to her love of nature. The second presentation is Kotama Bouabane's "Chinese's Replication of Orange County" (PKN Toronto Vol. 15) in which he reveals a Beijing suburb that was made to look like Orange County in California. Posters We've got two new posters on our Tumblr blog today, one for this Sunday's PKN Lisbon Vol. 14 (above), and one for PKN Kumamoto Vol. 3, which is set for June 1. Photos We of course have a few new galleries to share with you today, but also a fantastic teaser video for the upcoming PKN Guimaraes Vol. 2, above (produced by Damnworks).PKN Los Angeles Vol. 30 [Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design]A few photos from PKN Bogota [Flickr]PKN Genoa Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Helena Vol. 1 [Flickr]And we're not quite sure what the significance of the following photo is (from Flickr user Kalexandersen), but with the title "On stage for a PechaKucha," it felt natural to include it. Links A couple of PK-related links to keep you reading."Yes, PechaKucha Can Make You a Better Presenter" [Manage Better Now]"Giving a Voice to Cleveland Creatives: Why Our City Needs PechaKucha" [Nicole Delamotte]"Taos 'creatives' to share ideas at PechaKucha Night 6" [The Taos News]"Developing a PechaKucha: Step One" [Creating Communication]Calendar We covered in yesterday's post what you can expect from tonight in terms of events (5 PKNs), but for the weekend, Saturday (May 19) will see two Japanese series with new volumes, with PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 6 and PKN Nara Vol. 2. On Sunday (May 20), there's the aformentioned PKN Lisbon Vol. 14, as well as PKN Mendoza Vol. 4. For a peek at what next week has to offer, have a look at the full calendar.

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Touring New Zealand, Living with Dogs, and Bringing PK to Mygdalhus

Presentations Recorded at PKN Gibsons Vol. 2, it's time to pack you bags and accompany Coralie Swaney has she takes you on a tour of New Zealand, the Tauiwi (non-Maori) way. Zissis Roubos is an Athens-based actor and director, and in this presentation (in Greek, from PKN Athens Vol. 3) he makes a case for improving the relationship between people and dogs, illustrating how we can better live with them. Posters New today on our Tumblr blog are the two posters (with art by Gary Venn) that were produced for tomorrow night's PKN Hamilton Vol. 10 -- an outdoor event that got postponed earlier due to rain -- and the poster for the very first PKN in Launceston. Photos Today's collection of photo galleries from PechaKucha Nights the world over. Pictured above, PKN Beirut Vol. 12.PechaKucha event in Mygdalhus, organized by PKN Aalborg [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 [Flickr]PKN Toronto Vol. 11 [Flickr]PKN Beirut Vol. 12 [Flickr]PKN Banja Luka Vol. 2 [Flickr] One of the links above is to a gallery of photos for a special PechaKucha event that was held in the town of Mygdalhus, and here's PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel -- who was behind the event -- with a report on how it all went.The PechaKucha event in Mygdalhus here in Denmark on May 23 went splendid! Aproximately 40 people attended the small venue -- the very active art-gallery Mygdalhus is driven by the artists themselves, and serves as a community house as well. Summer has hit Denmark, and we gathered the PechaKucha participants outside in the sun for a cosey network dinner organised by the gallery people After an introduction to what PechaKucha is, Claus Gajhede talked about his passion -- he organises adventure role-plays in the woods for children and for adults, and he explained passionately how role-playing can release a lot of potential in people's minds by playing parts, getting into storytelling, and just spending time in nature by the fire or doing all sorts of tasks. Street artist, illustrator, and computer play designer Lars Pank talked about evolving his art and the many layers of connecting different kinds of expression and storytelling through recognizable forms. Architect/artist and art gallery manager of the gallery in the lighthouse of Hirtshals (located beautifully by the ocean on the west coat) Søren Friis talked about his work, sources of inspiration through a long life work with geometric forms and light, and collaborative work on a big sculpture/installation at Aalborg's harbour with a Danish poet called Peter Laugesen. Art gallery owner Jens Guldsmed Thomsen made a very poetic speech about the meeting between art and viewer. After the break, artist Niels Fabæk presented the Nordjylland and Berlin-based art-streamer project CITY-LIFTING, and German jewelry artist Lioba Maria Solga shared her passion for tango with a short introduction speech, and then she danced to music and slides just changing colours -- with a broom!!! As funny, passionate, and unexpected people are, so can PechKucha show the variety of the human mind. Anders Budolf Andersen, a graphic designer, has tried to develop a graphic reward system for doing tedious tasks to make them joyful to do and shared them on a website and blog for free download. Finally, project manager Nikkie Dahm Breinholt told us about her ideas for BUNKERLOVE, an art-festival project in the leftover war bunkers from World War 2, located on the beaches of the west coast.Calendar Tonight (May 29) sees PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9, while tomorrow includes the following four events: PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. 

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Marking the Tokyo Cityscape, Being Kind to Your Elders, and Checking in on Guimaraes

Presentations Here's how Nick Bruscia describes his presentation, "Marking the City," from last week's PKN Tokyo Vol. 92:An impromptu and ad-libbed Tokyo fiction deriving meaning from a mundane observation -- street annotations and mysterious tags, both written and physically placed. It is imagined that these tags embed another layer of information into the city by casting invisible perimeters within which encoded experiences are left behind and felt by others through ubiquitous mobile / augmented-reality devices. Tokyo is remapped through visual and physical sensations that overlap, fade away, and are activated by the weather or proximity, and offer an ephemerality akin to Tokyo's ever changing urban fabric.Our second presentation of the day is quite a different one. "Be kind to your elders" is a phrase we hear time and time again, and in "Building Bridges" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Roseli Bassi talks about a project that has the goal of encouraging better interaction between young people and the elderly. Posters The new posters on our Tumblr blog today are for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 2, PKN Bucharest Vol. 9, PKN Moncton Vol. 5 (which happens tomorrow night), and PKN Toronto Vol. 16 (pictured above).  Photos and videos Today we take some time to share plenty of Guimaraes content, for the city's recent Vol. 2. As we just mentioned, the poster for the event was added to our Tumblr blog, and you'll also find two photo galleries, one with photos taken by Joao Octavio Peixoto (two of them are pictured above), and one by Luis Coelho and Joao Abreu [Facebook]. We already shared with you the promo video for the event (and we loved it so much we played it last week's PKN here in Tokyo), as well as the teaser, but here's also an intro for the presenters. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYd-HDj8roA And here's a lovely outdoor billboard ad for the event: Links A couple of event reports from around the web. "Chit-chatting about Japan" (on the recent D&AD "Japan" themed one-off PechaKucha event in London) [Haikugirl's Japan]"PechaKucha Night Dubai: The 11th Edition - A Convention of Creative Minds" [Khaleejesque]Calendar First, a reminder that tonight (June 6) you can catch the following events: PKN Coquitlam Vol. 7, PKN Bielefeld Vol. 10, PKN Genoa Vol. 2, PKN Aarhus Vol. 13, and PKN Edmonton Vol. 13. Tomorrow, look to these cities for some PKN satisfaction: PKN Eindhoven Vol. 2, PKN Moncton Vol. 5, and PKN Utrecht Vol. 4.

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Reviving Urban Environments, the Mysteries of the Teutonic Knights, and Outside in Cancun

Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.  PKN Cancun Vol. 3 [Facebook]PKN Cagliari Vol. 3 [Facebook]PKN Bahrain Vol. 5 [Facebook] Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above)."Always in Touch With Social Media" [Edmonton Sun]"PechaKucha Night: Edmonton #13" [MasterMaq's Blog]"Presentation Skills I Learnt from PechaKucha" [Design Sojourn]Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol.  14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.

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Making Pots, Sculpting Heads, and Toronto/Tokyo Share a PechaKucha Mix

Presentations How do you make a pot? Let Jess Elofson guide you through the process, start to finish, in her presentation (from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 1). Betty Argenziano is a sculptor who works with clay, slip, and marble. She's also an architect, writer, painter, and photographer. As you'll quickly find out through this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 3), her model of choice is the head, and she aims to produce realistic portraits that aim to tell unreal feelings. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for tomorrow's PKN Panama Vol. 11, happening at the Teatro en Circulo, with a start time of 19:30. Photos We've mentioned it a few times on this blog, but the "PechaKucha Mix" -- an improv presentation done at events where volunteers take to the stage and present images they've never seen -- is becoming quite popular. In a fun case of seeing how different cities would handle similar images, your humble writer let PKN Toronto use his recent vacation photos (made of Instagram shots taken in Canada during the summer) for that city's Mix, and the same set was used for our Mix here in Tokyo last month. How do they compare? PKN Toronto organizer Vivien Leung shared her Mix on YouTube, and I did the same for our Tokyo version. Pictured above, the crew who took part in Tokyo. Calendar These are the five events on tap for tonight (October 17): PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2, PKN Dallas Vol. 11, PKN Stockholm Vol. 36, and PKN Miami Vol. 19. Tomorrow is marked by a city that will have its very first PKN (Townsville) and one that will celebrate its 20th (Edinburgh) -- other events include PKN Leeds Vol. 14, PKN Wakefield Vol. 7, PKN Panama Vol. 11, and PKN Edmonton Vol. 14.

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Hidden Spaces in Toronto, The Humble Mason Jar, and a Video from Zelezny Brod

Presentations Kathy Toth is an art photographer, and in her presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 17) she shares a recent photography project about hidden spaces in the city where bridges, drains, and drainage channels become art galleries for graffiti, skate parks for teens. These are all sorts of wonderful things to a small group of people who make creative uses of spaces that are hidden from the common eye. Herein (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3) lies the unofficial and unauthorized history of the mason jar, produced by Craig Langlois in the form of drawings. Posters Today on the Tumblr blog we feature the flyer image for this month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 96, which is better known as our big Tokyo Designers Week edition. Happening on October 31 at the TDW grounds (Meiji-Jingu Gaien) in a venue that can hold up to 1200, it will be one of the bigger PKNs we've had in Tokyo. You'll find more details on our event page and on our Facebook event page, and every day we are highlighting presenters on our PechaKucha Tokyo page on Facebook.  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pli6T_xcAo Videos Today we share a short video that offers up a look at Zelezny Brod's recent first PKN, and with PKN Orlando Vol. 7 just around the corner (October 26), here's a video interview with that city's organizer, Eddie Selover. Calendar Here are the five events on the schedule for tonight (October 18): PKN Townsville Vol. 1, PKN Edinburgh Vol. 20, PKN Leeds Vol. 14, PKN Wakefield Vol. 7, PKN Panama Vol. 11, and PKN Edmonton Vol. 14. Tomorrow we have the following three events, two of them in Japan: PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 14, PKN Adelaide Vol. 4, and PKN Hakata Vol. 4.

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Photos of Life and Family, Imagination Within the Human Rights World, and Posters Galore

Presentations Jozef Rabara shares the striking photographic work he's produced at school. As you'll see in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), he offers up a distinctive view of his family, transsexuality, and the world around him. Grace Wu is a human rights activist who works for Amnesty International, and through her presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14) she shares her journey of working in the human rights field, and shares some of the things she's learned through that work and experience. Posters Since we have so many additions to the Tumblr blog today, we've decided to highlight a few of them in our post, to make sure get to see them. Added today are the following posters: PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 (poster and web flyer), PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, PKN Jakarta Vol. 12, and PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8.  Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, there's only one event tonight (October 24), PKN Providence Vol. 43, but tomorrow is another big Thursday, with the following: PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.

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Playing With Art and Tech, Street Art in Mendoza, and a Transformational Idea

Presentations Edit Vizer has recently finished her education at the art-technology faculty at Aalborg University, and here (at PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) she talks about her newest project, FARM, an art & tech playground project where she invites everyone to join workshops. Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 2) he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16). Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are the posters for tonight's PKN Tallinn Vol. 6 (pictured above) and for this past Saturday's PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUs9I_tBWI Video Pordenone has a few PKNs under its belt, and here's a video showing what the PKN experience is like in that city. Calendar Here are tonight's (November 14) six PKNs: PKN Birmingham Vol. 7, PKN Okayama Vol. 15, PKN Amsterdam Vol. 23, PKN Mikkeli Vol. 2, PKN Tallinn Vol. 6, and PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 1. Tomorrow is even bigger: PKN Leeds Vol. 15, PKN Groningen Vol. 19, PKN Detroit Vol. 13, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 4, PKN St. Albert Vol. 2, PKN Kiruna Vol. 4, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 13, and PKN Moscow (Idaho) Vol. 3.

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Global Night in Toronto

Toronto will be taking part in the PechaKucha Global Night on September 20 with its Vol. 25. The poster pictured here is, as always, by graphic designer Trevor Embury, and you'll find more details as well as the list of presenters on the official event page.