City Focus: Dornbirn

This week's "City Focus" heads to the Rhine Valley and the beautiful Austiran city of Dornbirn, which is always working hard to bring the PechaKucha spirit to their lovely city. Check out presentations from their recent Vol. 8  or dig a little deeper into their presentation archive!

Poster for PKN Hong Kong!

Shining a spotlight on PechaKucha Hong Kong who released an monstrously graphic design for their Vol. 26 event poster this month. We were so electrified by its high-voltage charge, we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Go be dazzled to design one for YOUR city's PechaKucha!

PK People: Huwaida Ishaaq

Our City organizer down in Bandar Seri Begawan doesn't really need the Pechakucha People spotlight per se ...that's because she IS a spotlight. Huwaida Ishaaq sets the bar as high as it goes for working hard to connect people, creating the highest caliber of PechaKucha Nights.

Presentation of the Day


Petra Kai Kormendy

University Chaplain, The InnBetween in Maastricht

Friend Crisis


"Refugees are coming to Maastricht ... we want to make them feel welcome."

In "Friend Crisis" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht, Vol 27, progressive chaplain Petra Kai Kormendy explains that there is no such thing as a "refugee crisis" but rather a crisis of friendship. At Refugee Project Maastricht, refugees are called friends, and from that idea a new dialogue can open up about our relationships to the situation and to each other as humans.


Past Presentations of the Day


Project Tobong

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"This is their way of life, [doing] a form of traditional community theatre, and not many people go there anymore."

In "Project Tobang" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea, Vol. 1, Helen Marshall reflects on a recent epic collaboration she undertook in Indonesia on a traditional theatre. The resulting rich photographic portraits have been showcased at the Delhi Photo Festival,Kuala Lumpur, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and the Horniman Museum, London.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 30th, 2015. 


Drawing Tells a Better Story

@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

"We are different, but we have something to share, like all of you ... I think the concept of love or empathy is not based on race or color or gender or religion. We all share this amazing feeling."

One of the biggest stories in 2015 was the migrant crisis from Syria and parts of the Middle East. Kyoto-based researcher, and Syrian national, Rodi Alkader, has been drawing his thoughts on paper for years, but as the crisis unfolded, his drawings became a profound way for him to deal with his emotions. In this very personal presentation, "Drawing Tells a Better Story", from PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol 19, Rodi shares his family's situation and adds a unique voice to the conversation. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 27th, 2015. 


Tick-tock Graphic Design

@ VOL 9 ON OCT 28, 2015

"His often illegible, unreadable spreads taught my generation to break all the rules."

In "Tick-tock Graphic Design" from PechaKucha Night York's Vol. 9 event, “Inspired: What Makes York’s Creative Minds Tick”, Tony Beresford chronologically charts the things that have inspired him and the project he has cut his teeth on as a graphic designer as he has grown over time, starting with toxic crayons, to comic books, to album covers, to magazines and beyond. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 26th, 2015. 


Understanding Cancer

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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