Next Event

17 JUN


Join Airbnb and Pecha Kucha for the 60th installation of Pecha Kucha San Francisco - SHARE

Arguably the most impactful social, economic, and political innovation in the past decade has been the marriage of technology and one of the most timeless concepts in life, sharing. Anything from currency to pictures of cats can be shared to anyone or everyone around the world in seconds, with nothing more than a click of a button. 

Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. By enabling anyone to share and monetize their extra space, Airbnb has evolved the hospitality industry and created a global network of the "home away from home". On a parallel focus, Pecha Kucha aims to provide a forum for anyone and everyone to share ideas and connect in the hope of creating. There is a community of over 700 cites with unique Pecha Kucha chapters, all connected by the simple desire people have to share what matters to them. Together, we are excited to showcase a lineup of thinkers who continue to evolve, prod, manipulate, and scrutinize what it means to share. 

If you are interested in presenting, please email pechakucha.sf@gmail.com.

- SHARE will take place at Public Works SF on June 17th.
- Come grab a drink and socialize at 6:30pm
- The presentations will begin at 7:00pm
- $8 Tickets on Eventbrite until June 10th (link coming)
- $10 Tickets after June 10th and at the door

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

- Airbnb & the Pecha Kucha Team


Featured Presentation

Nick Gotthardt, a landscape architect, shows us some of the projects that he and his team have undertaken. One is the landscape at the visitor center at land's end. Another is some work they did around the Golden Gate Bridge. The final one is a outdoor rooftop bar.


Building Massive Sustainable Infrastructure

@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Architect Elizabeth Ranieri of Kuth Ranieri Architects shows off a few fascinating projects that could dictate the way San Francisco looks in the future. From floating cities to solar-power-enhanced bridges, her firm looks to take on large-scale problems head on with radical solutions.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 16, 2014.


The San Francisco of Tomorrow

@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Craig Scott, an architect, proposes ideas for putting three of San Francisco's abandoned buildings to new and innovative new uses. Some old silos are transformed into a gigantic 3D printer, an old crane is turned into a digital technology innovation lab, and an old stadium is turned into a greenhouse.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 7, 2013.


Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti, One Year On


What a difference a year makes. Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti raised over $80,000 on the 20th February 2010 for Architecture for Humanity. Our aim was to raise enough money to rebuild one of the devastated schools in Haiti, so today, one year on we are very proud to say that dream is becoming a reality. Thanks to all the amazing efforts of Cameron Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity they have begun to rebuild schools in Haiti, one of which is directly funded by Global PechaKucha Day. To mark the occasion, and let you see progress Cameron has put together an update, in a 20x20 presentation, where you can see the design for the Ecole La Dignite, the school you have funded, taking shape. After you have watched the presentation you will understand that the money we raised has been put to use very effectively. If you can we encourage you all to continue to support the long haul AFH mission mission in Haiti, you can find the pages here.


Devouring Architecture

@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2010

12 months, 9 competitions and a bonus! 2 slides a competition... Fletcher Studio

Emergence Through Emergency

@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2010

When we understand nature's coordinate system, we learn how to do more with less. Another wonderful presentation from the Global PechaKucha Night from Haiti. World Link


Rebuilding Haiti - The Last Responders

@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2010

The PechaKucha Presentation WAVE for Haiti started on 20th February in Auckland, New Zealand and 117 cities and 20 hours later ended it San Francisco where Cameron Sinclair, Founder of Architecture For Humanity, was ready to give one of the final PechaKucha Presentations on this amazing day for Haiti! Take it away Cameron! View PechaKucha WAVEcast of the presentation on Ustream Architecture For Humanity



@ VOL 33 ON MAY 01, 2009

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."

In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.


Muni Manners

@ VOL 36 ON DEC 16, 2009

An etiquette guide for the transit savvy. As loyal riders of public transit, we've seen our commutes change with the rise of ipods and the fall of public decorum. This new kind of etiquette guide picks up where Miss Manners leaves off. www.munimanners.com


Building Massive Sustainable Infrastructure

"With the growing population of SF ... one solution is to look at an offshore/floating city approach."
Architect Elizabeth Ranieri of Kuth/Ranieri Architects shows off a few fascinating projects that could dictate the way San Francisco looks in the future. In “Building Massive Sustainable Infrastructure” from PKN San Francisco Vol. 53 we see that from floating cities to solar-power-enhanced bridges, her firm looks to take on large-scale problems head on with radical solutions.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jenny Feuerpeil

    I am a garden designer from Germany, currently based in San Francisco, California. I spent the last 3 years working in and studying Japanese gardens in Kyoto, Tokyo and Kamakura. I am currently training with a tradition Japanese garden master in Kyoto (90daysinKyoto.com). I also write short e-books about Japanese gardens on the website "Real Japanese Gardens" (www.japanesegardens.jp).

  • Jarno Stegeman

    I'm the Coordinator for A Greener Festival in the USA & Canada. We're promoting the concepts of sustainable event management.

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