Hong Kong is about to meet Swedish design, in a special PechaKucha Night set for December 4 at PMQ, in collaboration with the Detour festival. Visit the official event page for all the details. 

“For classical music we want longer reverberation times so all the instruments can mix together.”

Acoustics Engineer Kito Sousa Coutinho explains the nuances of acoustics and space. In “Acoustics…What?” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 17, he describes the differences between noise and sound, and how his work is to bridge the gap between architects, engineers, and builders to improve the quality of sound in a space.

“The idea is to introduce the movement of peoples between Asia and the rest of the world.”

Curator Aric Chen takes us on a tour of the under-construction M+ Museum of Visual Culture (to be completed late 2017) in Hong Kong, and the exhibition he has put together of numerous architectural works in the form of model and drawings.

In “Building M+” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 19 Aric demonstrates the way by which the exhibition conveys the processes of architectural design, places the M+ construction within history, and surveys unrealised and failed construction plans.

The next PechaKucha Night in Hong Kong (Vol. 21) is set for September 30 -- visit the official event page for more details, including the full list of presenters.

Could you live in a different person's home every week?

Ad man Kevin Lynch chose an unusual way to live for a year in Hong Kong. Rather than settling down in one living space, he decided to get to know the city by staying exclusively in AirBnB accommodations.

In "Yearbnb: spending a year in Airbnb apartments throughout Hong Kong" from PKN Hong Kong Vol.  19, nearly halfway through his year-long journey, he shares some of the most entertaining snippets of his experiences.

Have you ever taken a small spark of interest and followed it all the way through?

Hong Kong-based designer Huschang Pourian speaks briefly about his background in communication design, how he followed his passion for product design and bicycles and jumped headfirst into building his first bicycle, "ELEKTROKATZE" - a new street-style bmx/track hybrid. In "ELEKTROKATZE" from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 17 follow Huschang's journey from research to production.

Here's a look at the dual posters -- in English and Chinese -- for Hong Kong's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 20, set for July 4, revealing another way the new branding can work. For more details on the event itself, please visit the official event page.

For this week's "City Focus" we head to Hong Kong, where the city will be celebrating its PechaKucha Night Vol. 18 on November 30 -- only 2 more until the momentous Vol. 20! For more details and the full list of presenters, visit the official event page.

Hong Kong will be joining the PechaKucha Global Night on September 20 with its Vol. 17, to be held at XXX Gallery. Visit the official event page for more info, and the list of presenters.

It's that time again -- here are the top 5 viewed PechaKucha 20x20 presentations for the month of June 2013!





First off, we have Ideapreneurs; a presentation on the development of new education methods for creatives.

Second is A Quest for Adventure: hear what it's like to ride your bicycle around the world, walk the length of the Kaveri River in India, and canoe 500 miles down the Yukon. 

In third we have Table Talks presentation Crossover Innovation, in which we hear of the design processes behind disruptive, iconic products.

Coming in fourth is Guilty Pleasures -- herein we learn that pleasures (that don't harm others) ought never make us feel guilty.

And finally, rounding out our top 5 in June is Curiosity Leads to Creativity: see how one woman's inquisitive nature has lead her down countless creative paths.

To see more fantastic 20x20 presentations, kick back for a quick six minutes and forty seconds and check out the PechaKucha WATCH page. 


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