City Focus: Sunshine Coast

We put this week`s City Focus on PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast, who just hosted their Vol. 19. Their presentations are, bright, luminous, and imaginative, a reflection of their city’s sunny name. Visit their event page for the radiant creativity in their presentations and photos! Don't forget your sunglasses! 

Poster for PKN Osaka Vol. 14

PechaKucha Night Osaka goes technicolor for their upcoming Vol. 14 to be held this week at the architecturally stunning Hirakata T-SITE! This Special Edition PechaKucha Night will welcome co-founders Astrid & Mark, as well as PKN organizers from all over Japan for the 2nd annual "Japan Huddle".

PK People: Crystal Birns

Our PechaKucha People spotlight is reflected in the beaming smile of our multi-talented PechaKucha Night Santa Cruz organizer, Crystal Birns. A musician and photographer, she's also activating her city by with the 20x20 format for it's City Council Candidate Forum in their upcoming vol. 10!

Presentation of the Day

 “How simple some ideas can be but you got to make them happen.. cats and famous paintings...”

In There's Something About That from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Will Hudson, the founder of creative agency called "It's nice that", explains why he's passionate about other people's creative skills. He shows off his favorites such as christmas card, sushi cats and many other interesting things!

 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Common Ground Ome

BY KEVIN SO
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin."

At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. 

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BĂ–LTER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.  

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Who Killed the King

BY KOSTYA KIMLAT
@ VOL 18 ON JUL 08, 2016

"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2016.

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Child Friendly in the City

BY IAN SMITH
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."

In Child Friendly in the City from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. Though this talk, he challenges us to view our spaces through youthful eyes, while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child friendly cities.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016.