City Focus: Gwalior

We turn to the ancient Indian city of Gwalior, home to Gwalior Fort and the first occurrence of the number zero! They're also one of our newest family members, already onto their Vol. 2 of PechaKucha Night! Have a look at their presentations and dive into the creativity coming out of Gwalior!

Poster for PKN Nanaimo

An imaginative poster was made from Nanaimo's 1st PKN which was held just a few days ago. Here's some food for thought: Take Nanaimo's lead and design a poster for your next instalment of PechaKucha Night. Need some inspiration? Just visit our Official PechaKucha Night Poster Tumblr!

PechaKucha Inspires NEPAL!

PechaKucha keeps the call loud and open for your submissions to our Inspire Nepal initiative! Learn how to easily share your story or project about Nepal in the PK 20x20 way by visiting our PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel and together lets Inspire Nepal by to its vibrant and colorful self!

Presentation of the Day

"If I am half the Horton my dad was, then I'm definitely a badass."

In Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving from Atlanta Vol. 24, resident badass, Emmeline Renz shares a passionate and harrowing tale of her dad's life story and her worst moment when he was hit by a car by somebody driving distracted. She advocates for changing gears and social change in regards to distracted driving and it's death toll. Renz proves here how hard-hitting the conciseness of the PechaKucha platform can be in truly moving us and affecting our hearts and minds. The PechaKucha Community is behind you Emmeline!

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Past Presentations of the Day

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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The Cost of Cotton

BY SAMANTHA JONES
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Student Samantha Jones launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost,  social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on August 3rd, 2015. 

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Fairy Tales Can Come True, They Can Happen to You

BY ANGELO MOKUTAN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"If you want to develop your imagination and go beyond your limits, read fairly tales!"

Tokyo-based, Brazilian artist Angelo Mokutan talks about the influence of a having a mother in oriental medicine, a sculptor for a father, and the creative seed he inherited from them taking root and inspiring a move to Japan to follow a dream. After studying fine art, and unsure of his prospects he found himself working a for an IT term. But his passion was calling and he finally abandoned the stability of his job to follow his true dream to become a successful manga artist.

He believes manga can develop our imagination and help us go past the limits of our rational minds. 

Lastly, offering a new twist on an old classic, Mokutan gives Little Red Riding Hood an urban update, her grandmother living in Tokyo, and big bad wolves all around. If you send a him a suggestion on what she brings to grandmother's house, he'll illustrate it in a manga and credit you as co-author! Lets send him some ideas so we can ALL be manga artists!

 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015. 

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Reclaiming the Streets of Chennai

BY ASWATHY DILIP
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Aswathy Dilip talks about a citizen's initiative called Namma Chennai Namakke, for which she is taking the lead in gathering the support of Chennai citizens, including automobile owners, to embrace car-free streets on Sunday mornings. The space it is hoped can be used to promote healthy and happy lifestyles, and social capital through community building activities. When Dilip is not passionately spending time at work, she spends it with her naughty little son.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015. 

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