SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
What would PechaKucha Nights be without each city's tech support! Whether its sorting out presentations decks, projector connections, or making stellar recordings, our techs are the invaluable and unsung heroes of PechaKucha Nights around the globe. One such super tech is Joseph Veale of PKN Christchurch. Picking up sound skills on the mean streets of pre quake Christchurch, he's been recording the audio for their PechaKucha Nights since their humble basement carpark beginnings in 2008. When not behind the sound desk recording, he records audio for "local docos features" and the odd technical death metal band. Preserving and sharing stories for all walks of life is his tonic. Thanks Joe for keeping us sounding great!
JUNE 06, 2016
APRIL 25, 2016
Our PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Erica Austin this week, of PKN Christchurch. As an Architectural Master's Graduate, Event "Awesomist" and Photographer, she's passionate about making Christchurch awesome, and see's it as a place to experiment and grow creatively, which is why she also calls herself "Christchurch Ambassador."
MARCH 02, 2016
The PechaKucha Global Community sends out some much deserved love and inspiration to Netta, Erica, and our extended family in Christchurch New Zealand, who at this very moment on Mar 2nd 2016, are hosting there 26th Vol. of PKN!
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Can we get a ‘hallelujah’ for PKN Christchurch’s praiseworthy Pechakucha poster? With design work by Holly Ross, this poster announces their 26th volume. This event, set in the Spectrum Street Art Festival, is sure to be inspirational to all who attend. There are always great new PechaKucha Night posters to check out on our PKN Poster Tumblr and be inspired to make a poster for your next PKN!
NOVEMBER 22, 2015
This week the Pechakucha People Spotlight shines on Netta Egoz of Christchurch New Zealand, whose role as PechaKucha City ORganzier plays a key part in her community's "city-making movement''. In addition to PKN organizer and presenter extraordinaire she's also a community Lawyer AND spends her spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch).
AUGUST 02, 2015
"Fighting the fashion industry is not going to change the problems, but supporting environmental friendly and ethical products can."
In "The Cost of Cotton" from Christchurch Vol. 24, student Samantha Jones shares how she launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost, social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!
JUNE 15, 2015
"After 100 years they are still standing,...the original buildings on the Antarctic Continent."
In Icy Heritage from Christchurch Vol. 23, Programme Manager-Conservator Lizzie Meek presents the Antarctic Heritage Trust which cares for a collection of simple, wooden expedition bases, filled with everyday objects. A life-changing experience for many of the people who visit them in Antarctica, they also strongly resonate with people who will never visit – because they are, despite the odds, still standing. Six minutes on the power of place, and the value of heritage in its original context.
APRIL 22, 2015
“What if [climate change] is all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” -Joel Pett
Exhibition developer and sustainability professional Bec McMaster is fascinated by all things Antarctica. In “Antarctic Time Travel” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20 Bec shares the process of engaging with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering manner.
APRIL 06, 2015
“Open up the doors, cook, let strangers come — this is the only way we can ward off ruin.”
Justin Strother tells a story of moving to the bottom of the world. In “The Supper Club Project” from PKN Christchurch Vol.22 she speaks about her journey to find a place to live in the little town of Lyttleton, and her food and warmth-filled path to finding a cure to loneliness.