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"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."

In Hand-Lettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com



"We want people to appreciate the city from a new point of view."

In Do Not Settle from PechaKucha Night Breda Vol. 12, the photographic research study by Wahyu Pramoto and Kris Provoost captures the ever-changing megacity of Shanghai from a new angle. Rooftops have long been inaccessible and neglected usually only used as a place to store mechanical equipment, however these platform open up a new opportunity to study the rapid change happening in this world financial hub.

The observations show the rich history of Shanghai’s urbanism and reveals the unfair fight currently happening where Shanghai’s heritage is losing against the overpowering pressure of the shiny skyscrapers.

"I went to college, got a BFA in photography, and swore that I would never, ever, shoot weddings."

In The Story and The Silence from PechaKucha Night Portland Maine Vol. 30, Andree Kehn shares her work as wedding photographer who specializes in outrageous matrimonies of non-traditional couples. Her eclectic background informs the way she sees the world around her.  Her search for connection in the lonely life of creative-arts self-employment has driven her to work on a personal project of underwater fine art portraits, in which she explores themes of communication and story.

The Power of Paper

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

"'Robo-Origami' is a giant robotic origami installation created with robust robotic technology installed within giant origami sculpture."

In Giant Origami from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 21, the Japanese artist Coco Sato, now based in Brighton England, shares her inspirational story of travels, learning new skills and giant interactive origami!  

 "What I learned from Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"

Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charismatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun! 

"I didn't teach her how to do it, another student had taught her how to do it who'd been to Maker Krewe and learned it from somebody else."

In Marker Krewe from PechaKucha New Orleans Vol. 12, Oskie Creech shares over eleven years of experience teaching in classrooms with what he views as overly structured schooldays. In 2009, he created summer camps allowing children the autonomy to create their own schedules. Oskie created Maker Krewe to provide the time, tools, expertise and community support that kids need in order to grow as creative problem solvers.

"You have to forge meaningful connections with the communities you are in. Ultimately...we want everything we do to matter to people in this town."

In Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 21, Conductor Troy Peters poses the question, "How does one know a good orchestra?" He thinks your neighborhood policeman just might know the answer.

In "One Week in Gaza" from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.6Nick Welsh talks about his recent film-making trip to Gaza. Under blockade since 2007, 1.8m people live in Gaza.This besieged strip of land where there have been three wars in 6 years, where 50% of the population are children, where unemployment runs at 40% and where 80% of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. In this presentation, he shares some of his experience, and the situation when he was in Gaza. 

"Squirrelling is the opposite of being a velociraptor."

In Squirrelling from PechaKucha Night Manchesters Vol. 16, Rita Cervetto from Common Good talks about squirelling - an approach designed to help in the planning and preparing for a big project.

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