City Focus - Porto Alegre

In honor of their upcoming 17th volume, this week's Pechakucha City Focus heads to Brazil, to the Joyful Harbor city of Porto Alegre for continuing to the celebrate their creative class. Their PechaKucha Nights are a reflection of their special city's ability to celebrate its rich culture and creativity! Cheers to you, Porto Alegre! Have a great Pechakucha Night this week and we look forward to more of your city's talent online soon!

7 day's worth of creativity...

... in your pocket! That's right, the PechaKucha of the Day App is HERE!! With over 10,000 Presentations online (and growing daily!), we're making sure you have a curated selection PechaKucha's best delivered to you daily! Never be without some inspiration while the go! All you need is 400 seconds!

PK People: George H Scheetz

Big hats off to PechaKucha Night Batavia organizer George Scheetz and his rock-star team who never cease to impress in curating a vibrant line-up of presenters time and time again. We just love Batavia presentations! We put them all in the PechaKucha People Spotlight this week in honor of their volume 8 this week. Dive into presentations over on their city page. Cheers to you George and team for all your PechaKucha Passion!

Presentation of the Day

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Chris Winstead

Distrcit Representative, US House of Representatives in Bangor, Maine

"So they say the first part of coping with your addiction is truly acknowledging that you're dependent on substance. I guess it's only fitting that we're in a church this evening, so my name is Chris and I'm addicted to socks."

In "Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World" from PechaKucha Night Bangor, ME Vol. 12, Christopher Winstead presented on a topic near and dear to his feet and sole. As he has spent the last 14 years of his professional career in the business world, Chris quickly learned that the corporate uniform of suits and ties didn’t lend themselves to a high level of creativity. Looking to add a bit of fashion into his wardrobe, Chris started looking at socks. They are both a venue for expression and an ability to add a pop or color to the board room. A huge thank you to Rebecca Krupke of Captured Moments Photography who provided her talents and skills to the images in the presentation.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

BY PAT SANTUCCI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."

Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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Puppetry in Paradise

BY DANIELLE HENDERSON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..." 

In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20,  Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland.  Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.

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Falling in Love with Tequila

BY SARAH KENNAN
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 07, 2016

"Now this Plant is called the agave, this plant is what Tequila is made of and this plant changed my life."

In "Falling in Love with Tequila" from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 37, Sarah Kennan shares a journey of one girl's passion for Tequila that has led her on adventures through Mexico to learn from the Tequila masters, inspiring her to start her own Tequila company in South Africa.

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Tails to Tell

BY MICHAEL SAMSTAG
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 11, 2017

"Really, what we do is we make films about crazy people"

In "Tails to Tell" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 23, Michael Samstag, of Rescue Doc Films discusses making film documentaries that advocate the alleviation of animal suffering by featuring the stories of who believe they can, and do, change the world.