Two cities get together: Pecha Kucha Night Yerevan&Istanbul

Creative People make many things happen!

On 8th of November, we witnessed an incredible Pecha Kucha Night connecting two cities. Our speakers from Istanbul and Yerevan  were Deniz Özgün-Box Video, Andranik Pilosyan – Bla-Blas, Banu Durmuşoğlu-Building- Information Centre, Sergey Sargsyan – Headlines vs. Reality, Albert Poghosyan – iTeaching Kids for S.M.A.R.T, Mertkan Yılmazer- Play for Nature , Emre Güneş- Guerilla Lighting, Barbara Siebert – Buffer Zone & Eco Tourism, Sarhat Petrosyan – Index Next, Sona Kyurkchyan – A New Existence for Medieval Armenian Ornamental Art, Can Yücel Metin & Boghos Yegyhazar – Flavors without Borders!

Deniz Ozgun was the first speaker of the night.  He presented “Bogazici Jazz chorus: a  Story of Success” They have amazing voices and Deniz made for a  video clip  and uploaded to the social media and networks.

After Deniz, Andranik Pilosyan came to stage. His presentation Bla Blas was about all communication styles, past and future times, and also the effect of words.

Architect Banu Durmusoglu talked about community around “the Building Information Centre” and its possibilities.

Sergey Sargysyan’s presentation was ‘Headlines vs.Reality’ making fun of mainstream media and cliches.

After, Albert Poghosyan showed us his interactive play projects for kids, named “iTeaching Kids for S.M.A.R.T”.

Other speaker Mertkan Yılmazer from “Play for Nature” showed their projects and  videos combining nature and music.

After a warm and socializing break, the night continued with Emre Gunes and his presentation ‘Guerilla Lighting’. Unlike the title, he indicated that it is a peaceful event and he gave a flood lamp to one of the audiences as a gift.

Barbara  Siebert  showed us the significant points about  Buffer zone and Ecotourism. She draw attention to the virgin landscapes of Armenia. She called everyone to discover the wildlife.

Sarhat Petrosyan had a presentation  called “Index Next”  about  Architectural Design. He shared various multidisciplinary projects and ideas leading the first nonprofit design and planning inYerevan.

Sona Kyurkchyan explained new approaches to design, architecture, art and photography with “A New Existence for Medieval Armenian Ornamental Art”.

And the last speakers Boghos from Yerevan and Can from Istanbul came up with ‘Flavors without Borders’ They introduced a humorous and amusing presentation with culinary activities and a canzone from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto . They performed a duet singing “ La Donna Mobile” with piano.

The night ended with this joyful performance:


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