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Heavy Metal Crossing Borders

BY MARWAN AL-SAMARA'E
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Marwan Al-Samara'e, who grew up in war-torn Iraq, has survived death threats - all in the name of heavy metal! Featured in a documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad, his band Acrassicauda was forced to leave Iraq and became refugees. He now believes dreams can come true (even if that isn't very metal) and lives in New York - preaching the power of music to cross borders.  

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2015.

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Three Cups of Tea

BY EMMA EXLEY
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Emma Exley traces the history of Africa's last colony, the Western Sahara, located on the continent's northern coast. Through images of traditional Sahrawi architecture and culture, we learn about the challenges of desert living, and how something as small as a cup of tea has massive significance in the every day life of the Sahrawi people. 

Emma Exley is a creative designer, former art educator, and diving enthusiast. After first discovering PechaKucha Night in Chicago in 2007, it was only a matter of time before she founded the Brooklyn chapter in 2014.

 

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “wax”

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Bellingham, WA @ Altility
Jul 21, 2011

PAST VOL 21

Miami @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Mar 15, 2013

PAST VOL 12

Sheffield @ Penelope's
Mar 21, 2013

PAST VOL 3

Bellingham, WA
Apr 12, 2012

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Bellingham, WA
Feb 21, 2013

PAST PechaKucha at WAF 2013

World Architecture Festival @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Oct 02, 2013

PAST WAF PechaKucha Night

Singapore @ Marina Bay Sands
Sep 30, 2014

PAST VOL 11

Sofia @ National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", Stage on the IV-th floor
Nov 11, 2014

PAST VOL 15

Castellón de la Plana @ Menador espai cultural
Oct 20, 2017

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Restoring Liberia's History

BY JEFF TOPHAM
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home in Liberia; along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. The project collected photographs of Liberia from various expats, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2013.

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Wax Sculpting

BY PATRICIA RAHME
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Patricia Rahme talks to us about wax sculpting, the inspiring process behind her jewelry design and production. 

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A Light in the Dark

BY MOHAMMED MAHDI
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

“This picture has been taken 10 of 15 minutes after a vacuum bomb has been executed in the capital. This man is walking with his dog near the bomb and he says ‘I will live my life’.”

People can show extreme resilience under extraordinary situations. In A light in the Dark from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s event at MSM, Speaker Mohammed Mahdi shows Yemeni people in their daily lives. He is impressed to see how they manage to progress under extreme situations which could be categorized as extremely hard life.

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Every 60 seconds in Africa...

BY FATEN AGGAD-CLERX
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Imagine, to go Beyond

BY HANNA KARIM
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

"In war, the hardest thing is to think...to think about your future, present and past, to think about love, life, and dreams, but sometimes you need to Imagine to go beyoned your miserable reality, and turn it as you want to imagine." Hanna Karim, film maker

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If I had a hammer: A DIY guide to creative disarmament

BY ANDREA NEEDHAM
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Activist Andrea Needham’s actions to disarm a warplane which was to be sold by British Aerospace to the Indonesian Military, led to her spending six months in prison and writing the book ‘The Hammer Blow: How 10 women disarmed a warplane.

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My Body and I

BY STEVE SCHWARTZ
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Many chronically ill people in the world live with the sense that their bodies are waging war against them – that is, against the people they are. Steve believes that this is not only fruitless, it is self-destructive. Let's listen to his approach to two important questions: How can sick people remain sane? What would be a useful attitude to take? 

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Grooving Your Way to PechaKucha

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdghID66kLs We've seen quite a few attempts at trying to help people properly pronounce "PechaKucha," but this latest one might be our favorite.

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Look Up, Way Up

We don't know at what PechaKucha Night this photo was taken -- the Flickr page we found it on says it was taken June 23, 2010, and according to the calendar there were PKNs in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and Belfast that night -- but we sure love the lighting that overlooks the crowded venue. If you do know at what PKN this was taken, let us know in the comments. Update: Looks like the winner is Vancouver -- Vol. 12 -- held at the Queen E Theatre. Thanks, Jem!

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Channeling Your Way to a Book

Here's an interesting story from the The Tri-City News about a presenter at this week's PechaKucha Night in Coquitlam Vol. 4, Tina Fiorda, whose recent book was produced using a Ouija board."We are not of the physical world, but we know your physical world better than you do, for our vantage point is one that spans the physical and spiritual.” So starts A Book of Insight, written by the spiritual guides belonging to Coquitlam’s Tilde Cameron and Tina Fiorda of Burnaby — sisters who, over a three-month period, channelled 16 chapters about “wisdom from the other side” via a Ouija board.

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New candidates education: alternative way

Educational system is not effective to train professional IT specialists, companies are constantly hacking workers, candidates are looking for a job, nobody is satisfied. Sergey Shegeda, founder of LevelUp learning center, thinks that his learning center can solve this situation by educating candidates according to the companies' requests. 

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Magic Way to IT Land

University is a waste of time. Self-education is the future. Anastasia Demidova, a beautiful Fairy, HR manager in Yalantis, in her presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education shows a magic way to IT Land.

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20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Your Experiences

Have you ever been reading something and realised you just read the same sentence three times? The mind wanders 30% of the time. Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In "20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Experiences" from PKN Baltimore, MD Vol. 3,  we see that in creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.

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PechaKucha at WAF 2014

For the third year in a row, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) hosts a special PechaKucha Night in Singapore, hosted by none other than the co-founder of PechaKucha, Mark Dytham. The event will be held at Moshi Safdie's extraordinary Art & Science Museum.

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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. 

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Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went

"I have over 1500 eggs in my studio at home [and] a very understanding wife."In Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went? from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, artist and scientist Arthur Huang talks about the evolution of his Memory Walks Project which he began in 2012.  This project draws influences from his research work in neuroscience and delves into ways of visualizing everyday memories, on all of all things, eggs.  His solo exhibition of the same title is on display at HAGISO from May 17 - June 5, 2016.

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What if the horse actually knows the way?

"This biggest problem with cars are the drivers."In "What if the horse actually knows the way?" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Cecil Bothwell talks about the autonomous vehicles are headed our way faster than we can imagine.The driverless revolution will affect our work and play, parking and highways, car ownership and unemployment.