City Focus: Osaka

This week's City Focus goes to Osaka! Their Vol. 17 will be held at Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA, blocks from Osaka's bustling entertainment and shopping hub, Umeda! With their warm spirit and friendly attitude, the people of Osaka welcome anybody in their vibrant city to join!

Hidden Heroes United!

Keeping our focus on PechaKucha Night Manchester, we look back to some of their past posters and find one that is as true now as ever! Cities that overflow with passion and positivity like Manchester will always drown those who want to spread the opposite, rising above as their creative communities' hidden heroes!

PK People: Tursunai Brimkulova

Our PechaKucha People spotlight heads to Kyrgyzstan where we spotlight one of our newest organizers, PechaKucha Night Bishkek's, Tursunai Brimkulova. A fresh graduate, journalist, English teacher and traveler, she's open to new adventures and projects, committed to uncovering Bishkek's hidden creativity!

Presentation of the Day

David Benjamin is Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life — literally. David expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems.

Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Transformer Apartment

BY GARY CHENG
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

You shouldn't change for your house, your house should change for you.

Gary Cheng has lived in this 32sqm apartment from the age of 14. 30 years later, he is still living there in the heart of Hong Kong. This is an incredible story of how his home has transformed over the years, and still continues to transform.

 

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Curiosity Leads to Creativity

BY CARA TO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 20, 2013

Cara To explains how her incessant curiosity has led her through a variety of fields in her life, from biochemistry, to video game design. She talks about some of the projects she has undertaken along the way, and her determination to act, and throw her doubts aside.

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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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Lessons from Loose Collective

BY GRAHAM JONES
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Embrace your weirdness! The weider the better, I'd say."

Hear Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan, Graham Jones from Manchester's Loose Collective, as he talks about his work, imposter syndrome and Star Wars Lego in Lessons from Loose Collective from PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16