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Pecha Kucha, in Japanese, roughly translating to “chit-chat”, is a presentation format where experts illustrate and explain their thoughts in 20 crisp slides with no more than 20 seconds for each slide. The stage is the speaker’s for a full 6 minutes and 40 seconds and the slides are on auto run! The Pecha Kucha Bangalore events organised by Jaaga in collaboration with Venkataramanan Associates (VA Group) and other partners are listed below. To peek at all PKN events held in Bangalore, click here

PKN VOL #12: German Artists in Bangalore | 22 OOCTOBER, 2013

Tuesday, 22nd October, 7pm

PechaKucha Night: German Artists in Bangalore

46/1, Church Street Bangalore 560001 Karnataka, INDIA

Landmark: Opposite Hotel Empire

PechaKucha Night is a networking initiative held in 700 cities across the world. Creatives of all backgrounds meet and showcase work in the PKN format of 20 x 20, 20 slides of 20 seconds each.

Six German artists of Bangalore will be sharing their work PKN style! Each artist has been exploring the local essence of living and creating in India, through varying mediums, from fashion, music, 3D printing to film.

Join us for an evening of PKN 20×20, followed by a Q&A and meet+greet with the residents!

Alfons Knogl – 1ShanthiRoad

Alfons Knogl is deeply interested in the context and connection of sculpture, furniture, interior design and music as forms of culture. In Bangalore he has worked on a sculptured series of bowls (Schalen) and coffee tables as well as a musical piece arising from impressions of the cultural and social codes prevalent in Bangalore. In doing so he has studied the existing dynamic between the economic development of India and the underlying structure and layers of Indian society.

Anna Marziano – Srishti Art School and Experimenta Film Festival

Anna is a filmmaker who, during her residency, shot a chapter of her new essay-film in which fragments of conversations explore and question human relationships and family structures, in light of the cultural determinations we receive from culture and mass media. This open meditation moves through different countries – India, Germany, Italy, France – as well as through different possibilities and difficulties of composing desire and reality, freedom and responsibility, the one and the many.

Dijana Zoradana Elfadivo – Yuva Chintana Foundation

Dijana Zoradana has worked with children to collate a body of work on the idea of “Self and Identity” using the medium of textile and fabric. To this end, she conducted a series of workshops ranging from 7 -10 days collating different aspects of their work together.

Fabian Hesse – Jaaga

Fabian Hesse is a visual artist working with installation and 3D printing from Munich. He works with the paradox, the transmission and connection between the digital form of data and the datum of haptic material matter in spatial and social situation. Here in Bangalore, Fabian is working on a new 3D printer specifically exploring printing in greater volumes. Kai & Angelique – Jaaga Kai and Angelique’s project, “A Room of One’s Own,” uses Virginia Woolf’s essay as a starting point and prism through which to explore contemporary Indian society. The study is combination of theatre and social work, Kai and Angelique’s backgrounds respectively, specifically addressing the issue of gender relations and people’s actions within their societal contexts. Further, the work seeks to question how the artists, as a theatre maker and a social worker, can avoid cultural imperialism.

PKN VOL #11: Trash Talk | 15 FEBRUARY 2013

The first PKN (Volume 11) in Bangalore this year 2013 will be Trash Talk.

Produced by Venkataramanan Associates (VA), PechaKucha Bangalore started in 2006 with MOD Institute and JAAGA joining as event partners in 2010. PechaKucha Bangalore aims to capture the essence of a city where interesting attempts, small or big, are constantly being made in an attempt to achieve innovations that are truly Indian

Bangalore has begun to fight its garbage problem, but weren’t we all already? This PechaKucha Bengaluru will see speakers dive into the depths of the discarded, pulling out stacks of critical and cultural debris: garbage collection, scrap art, city planning, rubbish music, trashy movies and other things from the dumpster. From the serious to the arcane, the joyful to the profane, this grown-up version of show-and-tell – 20 slides for 20 seconds each – will be sure to leave you breathless (not to mention the cheap drinks and great conversations!)

Be part of an evening of sharp and thought-provoking discussions.

Date: Friday, 15th February 2013

Time: 7 pm to 9.30 pm
Place: JAAGA, Double Road [map]

Speakers:

Akshay Hegde and Pampapathi Visual Artists
Andy Deemer Fast food horror filmmaker
Chockalingam Vivek Artist
Jenny Pinto Artist
Madison Poche Manager, Recycle Guru
Maya Indira Ganesh Evidence & Action Program Director at Tactical Technology Collective
Sridhar Pabbisetty Chief Operating Officer of the Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore
Surekha Visual Artist
Vinod Eshwer Creative Director
Zenrainman (S. Vishwanath) Civil Engineer and Urban Planner

PKN VOL #10: URBAN AVANT-GARDE TAKE ON THE STREETS (A PRE-EVENT TO THE GLOBAL CITIES WEEK) | 19 FEBRUARY 2012

Urban Avant-Garde Artists George Mathen, Dhanya Pilo, Shilo Suleman, Jas Charanjiva & Jaaga Juice represent India. DTagno, ECB Hendrik Beikirch, Gabor Dole, Peter Strohmann and Van Laak represent Germany. Each one shows how his or her art plays with the streets of their cities. They all present in the well-known Pecha Kucha format – 20 slides each for 20 seconds.

Spend the evening up close and personal, with some of the top urban artists India and Germany have to offer at The Cafe Courtyard at Jaaga which will throw open its doors to the public for the first time. Look out for delectable treats made from their farm-fresh organic veggies.

Rasmus Nordholt from Germany will jam with Bangalore musicians. Decoy of Mumbai, Ria and Arcnoid of Jaaga Juice on projections.

PKN VOL #09: RE:PUBLIC | 26 JANUARY 2012

Venkataramanan Associates, MOD Institute and Jaaga are organising the first Pecha Kucha Night Bangalore event of the year on Thursday, 26th January 2012.

The event will engage with the spirit of the Republic Day to re-imagine the idea of the ‘public’. We are interested in de-mystifying the notion and to rethink the energies, concerns, resources and actions that involve the ‘public’.

We are calling it Re:Public.

Beginning at 7 pm in Jaaga, there will be seven presentations (see the list below), followed by a longish, relaxed and unstructured interaction time lubricated by ideas and drinks. We invite you to join us on for an evening of sharp and thought-provoking discussions.

Date: Thursday, 26th January 2012
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Place: Jaaga, Double Road [map]

Speakers: Archana Prasad (Jaaga), Bijoy Ramachandran (Hundredhands), Commonground, Shilo Shiv Suleman, Sridhar Pabbisetty (Ride-A-Cycle Foundation), Sudhir Krishnaswamy (Centre for Law and Policy Research), and The Ugly Indian.

PKN Vol #8: SOUND & LIGHTS | 21 MAY 2011

An evening where the Jaaga Sound & Lights artists in residence will present their work in Pecha-Kucha style. Jaaga Sound & Lights is the culmination of Jaaga’s three-month residency program with four international artists and three local artists. It is part of the on-going Living Building Project at Jaaga that explores the intent that with each iteration of growth, the building comes one step closer to reaching full consciousness. The Jaaga Sound & Lights Project aims to create a habitat that is alive, conscious, aware and interactive. The exhibition remains open from 6.30pm to 10pm everyday till the 29th of May 2011. For more details, visit the Facebook page.

PKN Vol #7: SPECIAL PECHA-KUCHA | INSPIRE JAPAN : URBAN-BENGALURU | 16TH APRIL 2011

Venkataramanan Associates in collaboration with Jaaga will host a special Pecha Kucha evening with six photographers who will reveal how the urbanity of Bengaluru inspired their work during a one-week workshop conducted by Fabian Sixtus Körner and Jaaga.

This Pecha Kucha session in Bangalore is dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami in Japan, and any proceedings or donations made by guests will go towards their aid.
After an intensive two-week workshop with award winning German Photographer and Designer Fabian Sixtus Körner, Urban Bengaluru and Jaaga are proud to present to you the final exhibition shot straight from the streets of Bangalore. This project was an alliance of five 5 Bangalorian professional and amateur photographers this exhibition showcases their personal view of their home-city. As part of the Global Pecha Kucha [http://global-day.pecha-kucha.org/] – Inspire Japan presentations, this one is centered around each photographers’ inspiration derived from the urban city of Bangaluru and in tribute to the the cities of Japan.

PKN VOL #5: SUSTAINABLE INDIA | 3 DECEMBER 2010

In Bengaluru this time, CKS in collaboration with the VA group and Jaaga, intend to capture the sustainability question that faces India today.
The evening’s theme of Sustainable India will look for inspirations across multiple disciplines of Architecture, Food Systems, Fashion, Transportation, Technology and Civic Responsibility to start a discussion on what being sustainable would mean for India in the years to come. We hope to give the audience a glimpse into inclusive and conservational design, issues around carbon footprints, encouraging user-sourced ideas and large scaling of indigenous grassroots innovations.

Venue: Jaaga, Bengaluru

Date: 3rd December 2010

Time
Gate Opens: 19:30
Presentations Start: 20:00

For those of you abroad or can’t make it to the venue, join us on Ustream –
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/center-for-knowledge-societies

PKN VOL #4: INDIAN INNOVATION STORIES | 26 FEBRUARY 2010

The theme for the evening, “Indian Innovation Stories”, will give us a brief peek into the innovations emerging in new India; the ways in which technology, media, physical and virtual spaces are being customized and contextualized to connect better with individuals and communities that continue to remain outside the immediate focus of larger corporate entities but provide nonetheless a potential user base of considerable size.