For its next PechaKucha Night, Auckland is going outdoors in what sounds like a fantastic venue:

Drawing upon the central theme of the evening, everyone’s favourite outdoor cinema in Silo Park will come alive after Pecha Kucha; Silo Cinema presents "The Human Scale", offering a critical view on the way we build and use our cities. Alongside regular Silo Markets and other events, Silo Park will continue to host the largest, free outdoor cinema each week over summer on a Friday evening.

Read the rest of the article from Voxy to find out more about the planned PKN.

Architecture students typically build models for their theses, Callum Dowie constructed a complete building. 

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PechaKucha Night Auckland Vol. 17) he speaks of the tramping huts found throughout New Zealand -- once used for overnight stays on hunting trips, now used for long-term hikes -- and how they were built of materials that needed to be carried. 

These huts inspired him to construct a foldable, easily assembled (by 4 people, in 2 hours) living space that could have valuable real-world application for those in areas post natural disaster.

PKN Auckland Vol. 26 Auckland may have had its PechaKucha Night Vol. 27 just recently -- held in a boxing ring, which we hope we get to see in photos soon -- but here's a look at the previous event, Vol. 26, with a mix of photos by John B. Turner and organizer Luka Hinse. There's much more to see in this Flickr photoset, and here are also video archives of PKN Auckland presentations. More...

Yvonne Underhill-Sem

And here's another presentation from PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 17, with Yvonne Underhill-Sem talking about a few of her projects -- and as you'll notice, this was one of the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" presentations, and so you can donate directly to the presentation, or under the Auckland city banner.

Callum Dowie

We kick off this week's presentation highlights with our first one from Auckland -- recorded at the city's Vol. 17 -- featuring Callum Dowie demonstrating his take on the portable disaster relief shelter.

PKN Auckland Vol. 11

The New Zealand blog for PechaKucha Night events in that country has just updated with three more presentations posted online, all taken from a previous edition of PKN in Auckland (last November's Vol. 11). The three that have bee added are by artist Turumakina Duley, "brotographer" Raymond Sagapolutele (aka RIMONI), and architect Charmaine 'Ilaiu.

Benjamin Work

Benjamin Work has been a graffiti artist for 11 years, and in his presentation at PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 11 from late last year he talks about the evolution of his work -- the "rebellion within the rebellion," as he describes it -- from gangsta to born again Christian, and how it affected his style. You can watch the entire presentation online.

Otto von Busch

PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 12 is happening this Wednesday -- see the city page for more details -- and to give you an idea of just how diverse a PKN event can be, let's look in on the list of scheduled presenters.


PKN Auckland in the Press

A nice bit of press for PechaKucha Night in Auckland from the Listener, New Zealand's biggest magazine. Thanks go out to organizer Luka Hinse for sending this in.

PKN Auckland Vol. 12 takes place next week (March 25) at Samoa House.

Nova Paul

Nova Paul is an experimental filmmaker from New Zealand, and you can now watch the presentation she gave at last summer's PechaKucha Night Vol. 9 in Auckland.

The next PKN in Auckland -- Vol. 12 -- will take place March 25, at Samoa House.

Nova Paul

Nova Paul