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 Edmonton Vol. 26

PechaKucha Night Edmonton gets into the spirit of the season, their poster soaring to the top today for their Vol. 26! For more of the season's best, head to Official PechaKucha Poster tumblr be inspired, design a great poster for your PKN, and become the next feature on our front page!

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

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Kevin So

Architect, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo

Common Ground Ome

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 138

"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.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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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. 

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10 Years Drawing

BY PRZEMEK SOBOCKI
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

“I play a lot with different murals and different perspectives...everything is done with markers.”

In 10 Years Drawing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138Przemek Sobocki shares some of the amazing work that he's done with a marker. 10 years ago, Sobocki arrived to Tokyo as an Illustrator at the beginning of his career. And during this past decade he has grown up a little bit, his work has evolved becoming more complex yet more plain, sometimes more colourful, sometimes more sharp and graphical, elegant yet still with a pinch of mystery.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, September 16th, 2016.