City Focus: Chicago

The City Focus heads to one of our favorite cities, Chicago, to highlight yet more great presentations, most recently from the city's Vol. 30. A special "Chicago Artists Months" event is set for October 21.

Tokyo Designers Week 2014

PechaKucha started in Tokyo, and considering our love of design, it's been important for us to take part in Tokyo Designers Week, with what ends up being our biggest events for the year in Tokyo. Don't miss this year's edition.

Community Minded

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events held separately from regular PechaKucha Night series, and we'd like to highlight the wonderful charity-minded presentations from the recent "BCCJ Community Hub" event in Tokyo.

Presentation of the Day

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Takuya Kamibayashi

ART DIRECTOR, CONCEPT DESIGNER, BRAND MANAGER, MIKAMI. CO.,LTD in Osaka

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PRESENTED ON AUG 02, 2014
IN OSAKA @ VOL 6

Takuya Kamibayashi is a concept designer and he takes us through the process of rebranding a specialty natto's image. His goal was to get people talking, and his end result was the creation of a new kanji, that no one knows, to do it. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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What the Dama?

BY SHIMPEI KIMURA
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Shimpei Kimura introduces the new subculture of the Kendama, a children's toy introduced to Japan in the early 1800's. However, people of today have re-invented the kendama, and made it a popular sport around the world. 

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How Riding A Bike Taught Me About Prejudice

BY ANDREW KURJATA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act. 

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The Orchestra in Transition

BY STEFAN ROSU
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Stefan Rosu is the director general and artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic in Eindhoven and Maastricht. The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation.

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Adventures through Bicycling

BY JAMES NORD
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brothers, James and Dylan Nord grew up together going on adventures, riding their bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost the adventure and childish fun of their youth that they couldn't forget.

They decided to create something that would allow them to step outside of their modern adult lives and experience the unabashed freedom and thrill they knew growing up, but had lost as adults. And so Deux North was born as a way to say, "I'm still young."

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