San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
PechaKucha Night Oakland (PKN_Oak) is a seasonal event for sharing ideas and building community. Each city around the world (over 700 and counting), has a group of producers that convene these fun gatherings over food, drinks, and music with a particular flair - cultural worker/entrepreneurs, Ashara Ekundayo, Jeff Perlstein and Mike Nicholls are no expection to this. Plus, it's being housed in the newest & sexiest start-up in the Town, Impact Hub Oakland!
What Happens at PKN_Oak?
Presenters are allotted 20 PowerPoint slides and 20 seconds of narration per slide. Put simply, it's 6 minutes and 40 seconds of performance art. We're pulling together a dynamic mix of presenters from all domains of creative activity - activists, architects, artists, chefs, curators, designers, dreamers, entrepreneurs, fabricators, fashionistas, historians, makers, rabblerousers, scientists, ETC! It's Thinking + Drinking Town Bizniss style!
Theme - "Place/Making/Place"
Many PKN around the world have themed events - with all of the dramatic changes taking place in The Bay due to development and gentrification, we're focusing our Summer edition of PKN_Oak on the timely topic of "Place/Making/Place." 10 presenters will share their interpretation of place, space and identity as it relates to making and maintaining a place whether that be a neighborhood, a relationship, a business or whatever.
Randolph Belle | Support Oakland Artists
Dania Cabello | Futbolistas 4 Life
Robbie Clark | Just Cause:Causa Justa
Sarah Filley | PopUpHood
Estria Miyashiro | The Estria Foundation
Doria Robinson | Urban Tilth
Favianna Rodriguez | Culture/Strike
Deanna Van Buren | Fourm Design Studio
Keith 'K-Dub' Williams | Town Park/HoodGamez
Lars Howlett | Discover Labyrinths
Co-Producer, Emcee | Ashara Ekundayo
Co-Producers | Jeff Perlstein & Mike Nicholls
Doors, Beats, Food, Drink |
When & Where
Pecha Kucha Night Oakland
PKN Oakland is a seasonal event for sharing ideas, building community and celebration The Town! PKN_Oak is organized and produced by Ashara Ekundayo, Mike Nicholls and Jeff Perlstein.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world.