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PAST VOL 3

Vienna @ Uhr im Freiraum/quartier21, im MQ
Feb 26, 2008

PAST VOL 8

Vienna @ Freiraum/quartier21@Museumsquartier, Vienna
Apr 28, 2009

PAST VOL 9

Vienna @ Hofstallung, MUMOK im MQ
May 31, 2009

PAST VOL 11

Vienna @ freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL / quartier21/MQ
Apr 30, 2010

PAST VOL 13

Vienna @ Zeichensäle Pfeiffergasse
Sep 16, 2010

PAST VOL 14

Vienna @ k/hauskino
Oct 07, 2010

PAST VOL 15

Vienna @ designforum Vorarlberg
Nov 18, 2010

PAST VOL 17

Vienna @ designforum Vorarlberg
May 11, 2011

PAST VOL 27

Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013

PAST VOL 6

Poitiers @ Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Mar 11, 2014

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A Spanish Hotel in Hanoi

BY EL FABRICANTE DE ESPHERAS
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 28, 2012

El Fabricante de Espheras talk about one of their projects in which they were tasked to redesign a Spanish hotel in Hanoi -- it opened in May of last year. The concept was based on bamboo, and they used aspects of traditional Vietnamese culture for the design. The new interior is very restrained and "quiet," especially compared to the loudness seen outside on the streets of Hanoi. In the presentation, they also cover how they worked together with the Vietnamese, surmounting difficulties in communication. (in Spanish)
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Farah, My Little Sweetheart

BY VU NGUYEN
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

Vu, a photographer and adventurous spirit, takes us on a visual journey of his love for his little four legged companion - Farah.

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The Journey of History and Culture

BY PHAN KHẮC HUY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

If you ever wanted to know more about the history and culture of Vietnam, Huy Phan is the person to ask.

Being the founder of Coi Viet, a not-for-profit organization working on Vietnamese culture and history, Huy has been working tirelessly to help people connect with and understand the essence of Vietnamese' way of life. As a speaker at PechaKucha Night Vol. 8, he will be telling the story of his cultural journey. We just can't wait!

And you can follow Huy and Coi Viet at: https://www.facebook.com/CongTyTnhhCoiViet/

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Nếu bạn muốn hiểu thêm thật nhiều về lịch sử và văn hóa Việt Nam, hãy hỏi Huy Phan ngay tắp lự!

Là người sáng lập Cội Việt, một tổ chức phi lợi nhuận về văn hóa và lịch sử Việt Nam, Huy đã luôn làm việc không mệt mỏi nhằm giúp mọi người kết nối và thấu hiểu hơn về tinh hoa văn hóa nước nhà. Tham gia PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 lần này, anh sẽ nói về quá trình nhiều năm làm về văn hóa của mình.

Bạn có thể tìm hiểu về các hoạt động của Cội Việt tại: https://www.facebook.com/CongTyTnhhCoiViet/ 

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Making Dreams Come True

BY PATRICK MUI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

A French set designer with Hong Kong roots, Patrick will talk about his passion for set design, from inception to conception.

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I Wanna Feed You with Breast Milk

BY TRÌNH TUẤN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

“I can’t remember how many mothers I’ve gone asking for breast milk for. Ủn, my baby. Ủn has been growing up with the breast milk of many kind,unknown mothers…” - Trinh Tuan, Co-father at BabyMe, Author of Ba Muốn Nuôi Con Bằng Sữa Mẹ.

Every year Trinh Tuan spends at least 1 month travelling across Vietnam sharing his insights on breastfeeding with new parents. And this October he's going to talk about it at PKN HCMC Vol.9 If you are wondering why a father talks about breastfeeding, here's the answer:

Tuan is a single father. 

At PKN HCMC Vol9, Tuan will share with us his journey of how he got his feet back on the ground after his wife passed away and left him with a newborn child, and how he started on this unique path.

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Tin's Running Story

BY DUY TÍN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!

If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.

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BJD

BY JULYE HOANG
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

Have you ever wondered why girls are obsessed with dolls? If yes, I think this girl is going to WOW you with her world of dolls.

Wait... it seems she doesn't want to name them 'DOLLS' but 'BJD'. What's BJD? Let's listen to Julye's talk.

About Julye Hoang:
Julye is working at Literacy Program, Room To Read Vietnam Org. She would like to introduce herself as a storyteller. Trang loves writing and building up characters. She enjoys transforming BJDs into her imaginative characters. At PKN HCMC Vol.9 Trang is going to unveil the magic world of BJD to PKN audiences.

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Meditation Experience in Vietnam

BY TOM CHRISTIE
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

We know you're stressed, but there are better ways to deal with that than killing your boss/client or burning down your school. Meditation is one of them and to help you get the ball rolling, we have invited a very special guest to Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 9.

Meet Tom Christie, whose meditation practise and the quest for peace and zen has taken him on several retreats in places you probably haven't heard of, both in Vietnam and elsewhere. He's going to talk about how he got into meditation practise.

So take a deep breath, exhale... and see you on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

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Protect Son Doong Cave

BY HAI DANG
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the world's largest cave and has an extremely rich and unique natural environment. But exploring it and all natural beauties, in general, should be in an utmost careful, environmental-friendly, and sustainable manner.

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A Vietnamese ceramic artist

BY QUOC DAT NGUYEN
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 11, 2016

Dat Nguyen has involved in a few different jobs before, until ceramics found him. He has been traveling back and forth between Saigon and Bien Hoa to learn the craft of making Bien Hoa ceramics - an art that is disappearing due to modernization. Now he’s running Dat Pottery - a studio that teaches pottery workshops. If you love art and culture, Dat Nguyen’s talk is for you!

 

You can follow him at: www.facebook.com/datpottery

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PKN Vienna Vol. 8

PechaKucha Night in Vienna Vol. 8 was another great evening of presentations -- and as can be seen in the photo above, it definitely paid off if you could get there early and grab one of those long chairs at the front. The next PKN in Vienna will happen at the end of the month (May 31) as part of the second edition of "Coded Cultures," a bi-national festival (Austria/Japan) of media arts -- more details are available from the festival's website. Below, a few more photos from PKN Vienna Vol. 8.

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PKN Vienna in the News

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHjlUHsPxL4 You'll need to understand German to completely understand the report, but even for us non-speakers, it's still nice to see the recent PechaKucha Night in Vienna Vol. 8 get some TV coverage on one of that city's news programs.

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Watch Your Energy Usage, Take Up Politics, and Enjoy Some Green Urban Environments

Presentations Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. In "Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency" (from PKN Bozeman Vol. 2), Chris Dorsi goes through the KWH usage of various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. How important are politics to you? In "All Colors Together" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Renan Molin hopes to show everyone how important it is to participate in the world of politics, and uses the Obama campaign as a point of reference. Terapia Urbana is a technology-based company in Seville that uses nature to solve energy problems caused by buildings in cities where greenery is far from abundant. "More Green in the City" (in Spanish, from PKN Seville Vol. 12) includes a few of their projects, and you'll be introduced to a few vertical gardens -- for both the outside and interior of buildings -- as well as other "green" innovations. Posters Quite a few additions to our Tumblr blog today, including posters/flyers for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 (above), and PKN Vancouver Vol. 22.  Photos Here are today's photo galleries, as well as a fun teaser video for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which took place this past Friday. The photo above is from the PKN Vienna gallery. PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1 [Flickr] PKN Dunsborough Vol. 3 [Flickr] A collection of photos from PKN Vienna [Flickr] PKN Sofia Vol. 9 [Flickr] PKN Maastricht Vol. 14 [Flickr]  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7CEDSw2yGY We also have this fantastic report from PKN Philadelphia organizer Bradley Peniston -- yes, it's a bit old, it had gotten lost somehow and just recovered -- about his experience in introducing PKN to nearby Scranton. Last Saturday, January 28, PechaKucha Night Philadelphia took its show on the road, driving two hours north to mount the first PechaKucha Night in the city of Scranton. I thought the event went well for a city's first show: we had eight presenters who spoke to a standing-room-only house of 60 or so. Here's the story: A few months ago, as I was planning a weekend getaway with my brother, a thought occurred: why not plant a PechaKucha seed in a new city? I had already settled on a destination: Scranton, Pennsylvania, once a powerhouse industrial city, now home to a more diversified economy that includes several colleges and design shops. Sitting atop vast deposits of coal and iron ore, the city was the first in the United States to produce iron railroad rails, and the first to build electrically powered trolleys -- lending it the nickname the Electric City. Today, Scranton remains the sixth-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. The next step was to seek help on the ground. I googled "Scranton and PechaKucha," and made contact with a librarian at the University of Scranton who had once delivered a 20x20 talk at a conference. She wasn't available to speak, but she helped me find a venue (the Vintage Theater and Cafe) and a co-organizer, Mandy Boyle, who works at one of Scranton's web design firms. Together, we rounded up a slate of eight speakers. In early January, we reached out to local media, and hit the jackpot. The Weekender, the leading local arts & entertainment weekly newspaper, put the upcoming PechaKucha Night on its cover. The piece, "What would you say in six minutes and 40 seconds?" came out on Wednesday, January 25. The following day, Scranton's daily newspaper, the Times-Tribune, ran a similar story: "High-speed PowerPoint presentations engage at Vintage Theater's PechaKucha Night." Armed with as much publicity as we could have hoped for, we opened the doors at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. People started streaming in, and by showtime, we had about 60 packed into the cafe. This was the lineup: “Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema” by Mandy Boyle, SEO team lead at Solid Cactus “How to Slow Down Time” by “Welcome To Scranton” author Greg Halpin "#ScrantonMovieNames” by Michelle Davies, an NEPAblogs.org co-contributor “Stained Glass & the Passing of an Old World Art” by NEPAblogs.org founder Harold Jenkins “Restoring the Slope” by Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2012 member Gerard M. Hetman “Library Crimes & Misdemeanors” by newspaper librarian Brian Fulton “In Pursuit of the Light” by professional photographer Brent Pennington “Preparing America to Compete in the 21st-Century Global Economy” by technology trainer Michael J. Murphy The show itself went off well. I was quite proud of the presenters, all of whom did a fine job -- especially given that none of them had even ever seen a PechaKucha presentation before. Everyone at the cafe seemed to have a good time, and there were plenty of people afterward who asked about presenting at a future PKN. The day after the show, the Times-Tribune ran yet another story: "Scranton takes on global phenomenon with slideshow event." Links A few interesting posts and event reports from around the web. "Cultural Chit-Chat: Armenian and Turkish artists share ideas at joint Pecha Kucha in Istanbul" [Armenia Now] "Armenians, Turks hold Pecha Kucha Night in Istanbul (PHOTOS)" [News AM] "PechaKucha VI: 'Ladies, Pick Your Bull Carefully'” [Rivard Report] "PechaKucha: Speed Dating for Presenters" [The Better Presenter] Calendar After last week's very packed calendar, we're starting out slow this week, with PKN Calgary Vol. 12 tonight (May 28) and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9 tomorrow night. 

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New Music Scene in Vietnam

Tri Minh is a huge music fan, and in "New Music Scene in Vietnam," he walks us through the evolution of popular music in Vietnam. He also shares how he has been trying to introduce independent and underground music to his countrymen. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hanoi Vol. 3, and is in English.

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Austin Klemmer

Presenting at next week's Vol. 104 is Austin Klemmer. Here's how he describes his presentation:"Using my experiences in Vietnam and my impressions upon moving back to Tokyo, I will address some of the fundamental issues facing designers and architects in developing countries, and the way these problems can shed light on design/architecture in Tokyo. I hope to offer some theoretical solutions, but, more importantly, to get the audience thinking about design from a different perspective."ベトナムで1年半過ごされたAustin Klemmerさんが発展途上国における建築、デザインについてPechaKucha Night 東京104(6月26日、水曜日)にてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます。

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Two Projects, Two Cities

One woman (along with her teams in two cities) is challenging the idea that city life only occurs at intentionally programmed spaces. In "Two Projects, Two Cities" from PKN Bratislava Vol. 26, urban designer Veronika Kovascsova's two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and engaging and contributing to the growth of communities.

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Art Healing Hearts

"Is amazing how the subconscious can be echoed through art." In Art Healing Hearts from PechaKucha Forster Vol.4, Tanayah Tooze shared her amazing journey of healing through art. She made artworks for cover band, mural, fundraising and how she helps the disadvantaged children of Vietnam with her talents and genuine heart.  

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Doan Linh Hand Written Letters

“I use handwritten letter to listen and encourage people…” In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9, Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.  

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Poster for PKN Vienna

Our Poster of the Week goes out to a great design that we recently missed from PechaKucha Night Vienna for their event at Vienna Design Week! We loved it's graphic look and it's imaginative message so much that we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr! Make sure to take a closer look for more poster inspiration!

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City Focus: Hanoi

  This week's PechaKucha City Focus brings us to the bustling city of Hanoi. With its rich multicultural history, Hanoi is bound to have some of the most innovative and creative minds in Vietnam. Let's wish Hanoi the best at PechaKucha Night Hanoi Vol. 13 this Sunday, November 26th! Cheers to the hardworking organizers who continue to bring creativity to Hanoi!