City Focus: Santander

From the luxurious coasts of Northern Spain, this week's City Focus is on the city of Santander. Celebrating their very first PechaKucha Night, let's all give the people of Santander a warm welcome and wish them the best! With such rich culture and beautiful landscapes, they are bound to inspire!

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PK People: Thorsten Bösch

Thorsten Bösch is one of the colorful cast of characters behind PechaKucha Nights in Chicago. When not busy designing visualizations for architects via visualized concepts, he's focussed on building the most up to date and complete digital model of the entire city of Chicago!

Presentation of the Day

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Lucy Churchill

Stone carver / sculptor, Self-employed in Cambridge

Lucy Churchill describes how people’s needs are met in her stonecarvings. She takes the audience through how she became a stone carver and what goes into creating each unique sculpture. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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People Make Places

BY CHARLES SPRECKLEY
@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"We managed to dig out all the people's personalities. In doing the interviews we uncovered so many layers of Japanese culture which I didn't expect."

In People Make Places at PechaKucha Night Tokyo. 142, Writer and entrepreneur Charles Spreckley shares stories about the humble geniuses who make Tokyo endlessly explorable: the chef and his restaurant, the designer and her boutique, the barista and his coffee shop, or the art dealer and her gallery. His self-published book about these inspiring characters, 'People Make Places', came out this year.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. 

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Earth School

BY BARBARA SARBIN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 29, 2013

Educator Barbara Sarbin created Earth School as a way to provide a place where children could learn by interacting directly with nature. Earth School has evolved into a farm-based education program with a focus on sustainable living practices. 

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Deauville Beach Resort

BY NATALIE MERUELO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Natalie Meruelo shares about the colorful past, present, and future of Miami Beach's Deauville Hotel.  Since 1926 the 500 room hotel has undergone several design and branding changes, but always been a destination for entertainers and celebrities around the world.

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The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass

BY FRANZ HELLWIG
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."

Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015.