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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Don Kratzer

Guerrilla Semiotician, Fig-lab || 国際フィギュア研究所 in Tokyo

Don Kratzer is mad about indie toys. He not only admires and collects them, but also puts together art shows for artist all over the world to get together to cusomize their own toy ideas, and share art. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Building M+

BY ARIC CHEN
@ VOL 19 ON JAN 21, 2014

Aric Chen, Curator of Design and Architecture at the new M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong, takes us on a tour of their introductory exhibition at Artistree (Jan-Feb 2014) - "Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection" which includes an overview of the collection as well as models of the shortlisted entries for the competition to design the M+ Museum building (scheduled to open 2017).

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 

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I Want to Talk about Sex

BY KATIE COWAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most porbably like you have never had them before. www.sosproject.info

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

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Delicious Beans

BY TAKUYA KAMIBAYASHI
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 02, 2014

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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