PECHAKUCHA DAILY BLOG Posts
APRIL 23, 2017
Thorsten Bösch is one of the colorful cast of characters behind PechaKucha Nights in Chicago. When not busy designing visualizations for architects and other creatives via visualized concepts, he's focussed on building the most up to date and complete digital model of the entire city of Chicago! We love ya, Thorsten!
APRIL 16, 2017
Israeli designer of the Rafsoda Project, artistic director of Jerusalem Design Week, AND organizer of PechaKucha Tel Aviv, Anat Safran captures the PechaKucha People Spotlight this week for just hosting what might be the biggest PechaKucha Night EVER! 10,000 in attendance at Tel Aviv's Vol. 19 at Heichal Ha Tarbut TLV!
APRIL 07, 2017
PechaKucha Night Christchurch organizer Erica Austin steps into the "PechaKucha Passionate" spotlight again for being recognized by Architecture Now for all the many hats she wears in her effort make Christchurch a more liveable city. Working for the city's "Ministry of Awesome" we salute Erica's awesomeness!
APRIL 02, 2017
PK People: Yukinari Hisayama
The PechaKucha Person spotlight lands on the man behind the very name, "PechaKucha", Yukinari Hisayama. Hisa-san, as he's known at PechaKucha HQ is a veteran architect at Klein-Dytham architecture, who with Mark and Astrid, devised the 20x20 format some 14 years ago. We have Hisa to thank for it's tongue-twisting moniker, PechaKucha, which means chit-chat in Japanese. We love you Hisa-san!
MARCH 29, 2017
Portland in Tokyo! The "PechaKucha Passionate" and on-target dynamic-husband-and-wife duo, Katie and Chris Wojda of PKN Portland Oregon joined us in Tokyo last weekend for our 3rd annual Organizer meet-up. When not absolutely crushing their PechaKucha Nights in Portland, believe it or not, they're serving their city as professional dog trainers. Just goes to show how our PechaKucha Global community is made of all kinds!
MARCH 15, 2017
MARCH 05, 2017
This week's PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Marianna Vardanyan and Diana Babayan of PKN Yerevan who were recently recognized by European Internet Governance Initiative, EuroDig. Presentations from their series always impress with some of Armenia's most passionate and creative people. Click though for more info about them.
Marianna Vardanyan is a lover of modern art, photography, and traveling. She also is a digital marketing professional, interested in possible applications of tech and design practices into social impact projects. She began her career at a non-profit organization, then moved to a large technology organization, and now has started her own creative agency, Proper Company with her husband. Last year she welcomed her first baby daughter!
Diana Babayan is a Volunteer Coordinator who specializing in the non-profit sector. Having obtained two Master’s degrees from European Universities in international relations and European interdisciplinary studies, she proves again that we are organization of bright and on-target people. Passionate about traveling, exploring new disciplines and hearing people's stories, she also enjoys drawing, making hand-made gifts, and nature photography.
Thanks for all your PechaKucha Passion, Marianna and Diana!
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
FEBRUARY 09, 2017
PechaKucha People: Joanna Gillespie
"Sometimes creative people are so engrossed in their own work they don't have an opportunity to connect with the larger community. PechaKucha is a space for architects, actors, artists and activists to share ideas and maybe even spark a collaboration. That's what inspires us to keep organizing events."
We couldn't be more proud of Joanna's PechaKucha Passion! Way to go PechaKucha Buffalo Team!
JANUARY 30, 2017
The PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Elyas and Heba, PK Organizers in Aden who, after their visit to Tokyo in 2015, were never able to return home as war broke our in their native Yemen. Calling Amman in Jordon home for the past 2 years, they'll be starting a new PKN series there soon. Good Luck!