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Location: Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library, 182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy, VIC 3068

Date: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 4th October, 2017


In our culture, the process of forgetting is systematic. Indigenous histories and the basic human right of refuge are denied. Keep cups are carried, while we practice collective amnesia about what science predicts for our planet. At the local level we forget the buildings and hangout spots that once defined us, the activists that fought for us, and the stories that shaped us.
In this campaign against forgetting, what must be remembered?


Nic Low // Writer, Artist & Arts Organiser
Katrina Lolicato // The Good Room
Arnold Zable // Writer, Storyteller, Educator & Advocate
David Nichols // Melbourne School of Design
Jason Tamiru // Malthouse Theatre
Liz Connor // Monash University

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Free entry

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This event is brought to you by Here Studio and Yarra Libraries

Location: Drill Hall, Multi-cultural Hub. 27 Therry Street, Melbourne

Date: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Thursday 13th July, 2017

We open the floor to stories of the good, the bad and the ugly – realised and speculative projects – momentary hopes to see a sustainable future. When does imagination and reality become a help and a hindrance? Are we creating environments that are more humane or more technological? …What does your Utopia look like? What would it mean to me?

Stella Veal // Activist

Alex Thomas // The Wilderness Society

Sheridan Blunt // Loci Environment & Place Inc

Peter Raisbeck // Academic

Lee Godden // Melbourne Law School

Viv Faithfull // Habitech Systems

Lloyd Lee // Sustainable Development Consultants

Nada Kalam // Meta PM

Grace Tjandraatmaja // Melbourne Water

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Free entry (gold coin donation)

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This event is brought to you by Here Studio and presented by Architects for Peace and Engineers Without Borders (Victoria Region).

Pecha Kucha Night is back to Melbourne!

Location: Bella Union

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017, 6:30pm

Theme: Enough is Enough

Should we be aiming for perfection, or for ‘good enough’?

While projects may begin with grand ambitions, it is often a more realistic and efficient process to clarify, prioritise, focus, and make decisions. But what makes the cut, and what happens to the ideas that are left behind?

In a design process where there is no clear finish line, where do you decide to stop?  When do you say ‘enough is enough’!

Facebook event here.

Ben Waters – OSK Architects
Nick Azidis – Projection Teknik
Christie Petsinis, Tim Wilson – Folk Architects
Davin Blumenstein – Squishface Studio
Luke Neil – Old2New Designs
Workshop Architecture
Alyra Bartasek
Adam Pustola – Lyons Architects

Dear Guests,
please note that we needed to introduce a small entry fee for the night. Pecha Kucha Night is run entirely by volunteers. Your small contribution is essential to the continuity of Pecha Kucha Nights. Thank you for supporting PKN Melbourne.
General entry: 12$
Concession: 7$

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Location: Fia Fia Bar – Footscray Community Arts Centre
Date: Friday 10 April 2015, 6:30pm

Theme: NOW
A moment; an imperative to action; an urgency; the waterline between what once was and might be – but isn’t here yet; a promise; the current scene in the story; a presence; the feeling between lingering and becoming; I hesitate; I’ve been there, I am this, I see that; we could become that – go there. So what’s now?

Massive Choir
Siliga David Setoga
Talia Smith
Fono McCarthy
Salote Tuwale
Jacynta Fuamatu
Telly Tuita
Louise Tu’u
Katrina Chandra

Entry: $10 on the door

The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival is a partnership between the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Location: Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place
Date: Friday 20 February 2015, 7:00pm

Theme: Design in Your City

Who designs your city, do you? Was it Sue? If not, then who? Since when is the sky so blue? Who is the king of this zoo? How many is a few? Something has broken in two. Can you fix it with glue?

RONE, Everfresh Studio
Ming-Zhu Hii, The Public Studio
Dr. Idil Gaziulusoy, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL)
Shawn Ashkanasy & Justin Hutchinson, Urban Commons
Martin Heide, NHArchitecture
Ed Boyle, AIRENA
Jeremy Beasley, Small is Beautiful
Lisa Dempster, Melbourne Writers Festival

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Location: North Melbourne Town Hall
Date: Friday 21 November 2014, 6:30pm


Around Victorian election time, we ask our speakers to deliver their maiden speeches for a future parliament – in just 20 slides. Can they promise us vision and real action on issues that matter to us? If you were voted in, how would you design the future?

Van Badham, writer/social commentator
Olga Dziemidowicz, service designer
Alvaro Maz, Code for Australia
Janak Rogers, journalist
Inge Van Der Poel, Elderberry
Sally Wills, Small Change Design & Construction
Ian Woodcock, The University of Melbourne
Monique Woodward, WoWoWa

FREE – Bookings encouraged:

Location: The Workers Club
Date: Sunday 10 August 2014, 1pm


Problems are created and problems are solved, and there’s often a lot of surprise and unintentional consequences along the way. What’s your can of worms?

Inspirational Fact #1: the can opener wasn’t invented until 48 years after the invention of the can.

Inspirational Fact #2: worms are non-arthropod invertebrate animals forming important links in the food chains in ecosystems everywhere.

Angela Chong, social entrepreneur
Kate Dundas, 3000 acres
Leanne Giroto, Brain Tree
David Hood, Doing Something Good
Angie Orrego, Local Organics
Tanya Massy, South East Food Hub
Chris McLoghlin, Earth and Sky Organics
Rohan Mitchell, Open Food Network
Justin Walsh, Trentham Food Hub

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Did you miss out on the last volume of Pecha Kucha Melbourne… or simply want to relive the magically transformative night that was PK volume 23? Check out this awesome video by the very talented Natalie Erika James! Awesome camera work by Benjamin Morgan. Huge shoutout to all the wonderful speakers and our friends at Nest Coworking in Thornbury who hosted this awesome event!

Location: Nest Coworking
Date: 29 Tuesday April 2014, 6:30pm


Is transformation more than change? Can we plan transformation? Or does it just happen? Can we miss transformation? Or only see it in hindsight? How does personal transformation relate to social transformation?

Stark, subtle, scary or splendid, come and hear amazing speakers on transformation – in their work, their world, and their minds!

Hannah Colman, Scarf Community
Megan Davis, Spendlove and Lamb
Lucinda Hartley, CoDesign Studio
Sally Goldner, Transgender Victoria
Lizzie O’Shea, Maurice Blackburn
Frank Ryan, Eco Fingerprint
Kurt Shean, Seven Suns
Justine Sless, Comedian
Will Tait, Our Planet Enterprises
Sheryl Thai, League of Extraordinary Women

$12 general
$7 concession
free for Nest members

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Location: The Kelvin Club
Date: Tuesday 4 March, 6:30pm


Member’s Only!
Gentlemen’s clubs are mysterious and secret places. For Pecha Kucha vol#22 we explore the Kelvin Club, a Melbourne institution of nearly 150 years.

Club-sandwich. Boy’s Club. Footy club. Jack of Clubs. In Da Club. Golf club. Nightclub. Book Club. Network.

Which club did you always want to be part of? How did you break in? What made you leave, resist or relent? How can we work together and join forces? What can our collective action achieve?

Rita Liao, Cave Clan
Warwick Mihaly, Mihaly Slocombe
Stephen Taberner, Spookmeister
Cece Ojany, The Main Protagonist
Adam Pustola, Architect
Simon Howe, No Such Place
Yoko Inoue, Shoku Iku
Helen Pollard, Artea

+ Kevin Silberberg, Kelvin Club Treasurer and former President


Tickets at the door!