City Focus: Nishinomiya

For our "City Focus" this week, we head to Nishinomiya, Japan, a city that celebrates its 20th PechaKucha Night on April 18. For more details on the event, as well as a look at the full list of presenters, please visit the official event page.

PechaKucha Night Posters

Have you checked out at our PechaKucha Night posters lately? Our events around the world are usually accompanied by an amazing poster, and on top of seeing them on that city's event page, we collect them on our PechaKucha Night Posters Tumblr.

PKN City Photos

We've been sharing photos from PechaKucha Nights at the top of the site since it relaunched last year, but now you'll be able to tell what city they're from, as we've started adding a small tag on the photos. Above, a shot from last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 112.

Presentation of the Day

Johannette Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society.

Past Presentations of the Day


Oceans of Data

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 



Creating Worlds of Limitless Possibility

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Comic artist Durwin Talon has worked on several series and anthologies, including DC's "Batman," "Skinwalker," "Bonds," and "Beautiful Scars." He discusses the creative process that goes into his art, and truly believes that with the power of a pencil, paper, and the ability to share your ideas, the world will be a much better place. 


Pizza and Pie

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Elliana Krandel and Hannah Altshuler know everything there is to know about pizza and pie. They share the endless varieties and technicalities of these foods, and what they have learned over their friendship of seven years. Pizza and pie are not just delicious foods but also a means of bringing people together. 


Chipping Away at Mining Policy

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Genevieve Hume and her husband Kevin run a goldsmithing and jewelry business in Vancouver which has her working with artisanal and small scale miners. Mine collapses, mercury poisoning, child labor, and militia violence are among the threats to this industry, and Genevieve tells us how she and her husband started an organization to certify, support and train these laborers.