City Focus: Coventry

This week's city focus heads around the globe to the British city of Coventry, whose rich history dates all the way back to the Bronze Age! Their latest PechaKucha Night presentations are well worth a look, as are the city's' many historical sites, including the Coventry Cathedral, pictured here.

Poster for PKN Chengdu Vol. 3!

Xièxie to Chengdu for dreaming up this newfangled contraption for their PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 this week for Dutch Days, a celebration of Sino-Dutch collaborations in the creative industries! Check our all the amazing designs that come in daily over at our Official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr!

PechaKucha Vs. Ostrava

...And the Academy Award goes to PechaKucha Ostrava, the Czech city who has not only reached the 20th PKN milestone, they did it in epic style with this tip of the hat to Godzilla and the giant monster movies of the past. Here's to you Ostrava! Congrats on #20! ...NOW RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!

Presentation of the Day


Nevo Shinaar

"We cannot control nature. It does what it does. However we can control human nature and our ability to work together in the face of these odds."

In Rebuilding the Future of Nepal, from our Inspire Nepal Channel, Nevo Shinaar shares the story of his involvement in the Earthquake in Nepal in 2015. After committing for 10 month's work as a volunteer in Nepal, aimed to help rural communities become more resilient to globalisation and external changes, and to enhance their quality of life, Shinaar had such a meaningful experience that he decided to stay longer and facilitate a new group of volunteers. Within another 8 months, the ravaging earthquake sent the entire country into a state of disarray particularly the very communities with with whom he'd be working. In trying to address the needs of these communities in ways that were most relevant and effective he learned some life lessons, and shares them with us here.


Past Presentations of the Day


Growing a Community of Impact

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble." 

In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.

This was "Presenation of the Day" Wednesday, September 29th, 2015.


Glass is HOT!

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass." 

In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.


Revolution - Bridging the Employment Gap for Women in Crises

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2015

Sarah Rutt discusses Revolution, a jewelry company that creates and sells handcrafted, leather jewelry in order to bridge the employment gap for women transitioning out of homelessness. Revolution is part of the great social enterprise pitch sponsored by ASSETS Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation, and are launching operations in October of this year.

This was "Presenation of the Day" on Monday, September 29th, 2015.


Tainan's Design Culture

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

"This is one of the most dangerous festivals in the world! You must join!"

In Tainan's Design Culture from Pechakucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Leslie Tsai talks about the wonderful culture of Taiwan. He encourages many people to visit this great country with its many different customs and art.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 25th, 2015. 

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