City Focus: Shenzhen

The "City Focus" this week goes to Shenzhen, a city that celebrates its 20th PechaKucha Night this coming Saturday (September 6). Shenzhen already boasts an impressive presentation archive, comprised of presentations in both English and Chinese.

Chicago in Wood

The latest poster we're highlighting is what you see here, for Chicago's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 31, which as you can see started life in wood (design by Matthew Hoffman). You'll find plenty more fantastic PechaKucha Night posters collected on our poster Tumblr.

Toilet Architecture

PechaKucha will have a big presence at this month's London Design Festival (Sept. 13-21), with a series of events hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham. One of these events will be held at the TOTO concept store in London on September 16, and will cover toilet architecture.

Presentation of the Day

Kevin Lynch, ad man by day and by night, chose a most unusual way to live for a year in Hong Kong. Rather than settling in one place, he decided to get acquainted with the city by staying exclusively in AirBnB accommodations. Roughly midway through, he shared some entertaining snippets about his experience.


Past Presentations of the Day


Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 16, 2013

Josh Lanthier-Welch is a Punahou, Berkeley, and Columbia grad but his self-taught culinary skills began at the age of 16 to impress girls. He has always alternated white collar jobs with restaurant work and slowly allowed food to take over his creative brain. While in San Francisco, he began to work primarily as a chef and later was convinced in late 2009 to return to Honolulu by his brother to start a little ice pop company.


Writing on the Wall

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art. 



From Daydreams to Ink and Pixels

@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Laziness means creativity to illustrator/writer/fashion stylist Jodi Sam, as she says it's the hours of daydreaming that allow us to produce our best work. Here she speaks about her illustrative process, from ink on paper to capturing her work on the computer, to working with clients.


27 Million

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

“Not only is each victim the one, but we likewise can be the one.

The one called, the one listening, the one willing, the one sent to bring freedom and justice to innocent ones who are suffering. Being overwhelmed by the numbers is an indulgence the oppressed can ill afford.”

The statistics and numbers are overwhelming. There are currently an estimated 27 million men women & children held in slavery across the globe. Hundreds of thousands are trafficked across international borders every year. Many young girls find themselves trapped in a hell most of us could never imagine… The overwhelming statistics took Amy Heague to Cambodia. The one made her see she can do something that might just change the numbers.