City Focus: Glasgow

Hats off to Pecha Kucha Night Ho Chi Minh City who deserve this week’s City Focus. At their recent Vol. 9, they shared some amazing 20x20 presentations that well worth a watch. Funny, inspirational, and capture the city’s modernity yet without losing it’s Vietnamese heritage.

Poster for PKN El Paso Vol. 14

PechaKucha Night El Paso caught our eye this week with its lemony-yellow, funky poster for Vol. 14! Bright colors are just what we needed. Head to our Tumblr page, to see more cool poster designs that PechaKucha Night inspires designers from all over the world to make!

PK People: Eric Luong

This week's PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on PKN Kyoto organizer, Eric Luong. Originally from Toronto, Eric is a translator and Associate Professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. He loves organizing things: poker nights, wine parties, DJ events, exhibitions and PechaKucha Night!

Presentation of the Day


Jacob Whitt

in El Paso, TX

Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle


“I am the artist, the skateboard is my stencil and the world is my sketchbook.” 

In Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol.13, Jacob Whitt, a 23-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder shared his passion for the art of freestyle skateboarding. Skateboarders know the feeling of freedom when they finally begin the trick, the trick that makes our world no longer run in seconds, but in milliseconds. In that moment when nothing else matters, when your heart is set free, your body is moving and your mind is trying to absorb the myriad of amazing feelings that overwhelm, up until the trick is over - and it is then time for the next one.


Past Presentations of the Day


The Secret Power of Cosplay

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."

In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 21st, 2016. 



Minds In the Cloud

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 21, 2016

"Some digital media truly fosters social harmony. No matter what tragedies occur, Instagram’s open exchange of art and beauty, streaming 24/7, improves human condition, as well as my own."

In "Minds In the Cloud" from PechaKucha Night Three Oaks Vol. 3, Kate Ryan shares the community of photographers she's met through Instagram. With permission and participation of these well recognised artists, Kate opens up the stunning visual variety of images emerging from around the world.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 20th, 2016.


Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"What I love about the medium, is that it’s innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."


In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing.  Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, October, 21st, 2016.


Resuscitation, a Basic Skill for All

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”

In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday February 8th, 2016, and again on International Revive a Heart Day on October 18th, 2016.