Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice.
PechaKucha Night,now in over 1,000 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
As one of the newest cities to join PechaKucha's creative community, PechaKucha Night Alexandria graces this week's City Focus. Located along the Potamac River, Alexandria has preserved America's colonial culture through its 18th century style architecture, boutique shops, and museums. Having held their very first volume this month, be sure to keep a look out for fascinating presentations from historically rich Alexandria! See you all at PechaKucha Night Alexandria Vol.2!
PechaKucha Night Pentiction wows us again with their tastefully cartoonish graphic poster in this week's PKN Poster Spotlight. Having held their most recent at Cannery Brewing, they have yet again shared Penticton's creative talents not only with their terrific line-up of presenters but with Vol. 11's poster design as well. Take a look at their past posters on their City event page here.
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This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on origami child prodigy, Hinata Nakamura. Having presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 154, Hinata Nakamura wowed the crowd with his impressive origami skills and charming personality. Not only was Hinata an inspiration to the creative community in Tokyo, but he was also a perfect example of how the PechaKucha 20x20 format can be successfully utilized by anyone, regardless of age or profession. We are proud to have hosted young Hinata and hope that we can continue to share creative ideas from young minds across the globe!
“When the Haiti earthquake struck, we ran an event around the world on 24 hour skype. A Year later, the shoe was on the other foot; the earthquake happened in Japan. 105 cities got together within 3 weeks and we held an Inspire Japan Event.”
From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Speaker and PechaKucha founder Mark Dytham presents "The Tohoku Effect" on PechaKucha’s and PechaKucha Inspire’s history. No one could have predicted that the small one-off event would balloon into a popular presentation format to be used the world over. PechaKucha Certainly has its perks; It’s free, It’s simple, it lets people give their work exposure. Most importantly of all, it builds community. It is such communities that come together when tragedies strike and help build warm spaces.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesdaym March 17th, 2016.
As a photographer, Mobeen Ansari has had the privilege of not only travelling all over Pakistan, witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and urban spaces, but also getting to meet and know many diverse communities. In this presentation, he has attempted to bring as many of those stories to the audience as he could.
“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”
In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016.