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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Rob Han

Social Entrepreneur in Shanghai

How to Behave as the Best Man

PRESENTED ON JAN 14, 2016
IN SHANGHAI @ VOL 26

Within seconds Rob Han grabs the attention of the audience. His captivating and comical personal story involving kidnapping and violence, turns into something beautiful and thought-provoking. By sharing a memory of his own, he creates a memory for the audience. Rob concludes his talk by offering the crowd a fitting question as a gift.

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Human Centered Design

BY BAS VAN HOEVE
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 14, 2016

"For this project, I particularly looked at the things that those children could do instead of what they couldn’t." 

In Human Centered Design from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 26Bas van Hoeve explains what inspires him when he's designing: people. He doesn't design just to create something nice or beautiful; he hopes his products actually help people. Don't just focus on the best paying customers, also pay attention to those most in need of specialized design.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, July 25th, 2016. 

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On-Demand Economy

BY ZHE WANG
@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

Zhe Wang shares about the on-demand industry: there are many products people don't want to buy or services they only want to pay for when they really need it. This is called the on-demand economy. You don't want a car, you want transportation. You don't want a beach house ... well, you actually do want a beach house, but you can't afford one, so instead you'll hire one. But you get where this is going.

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Unicorn Breeding

BY JOANNA PALMOWSKA
@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

Joanna Palmowksa shares on making the impossible, possible. Unicorns are not just for Silicon Valley, and they're also not a one-time thing. With the right mindset, you can achieve much more of your dreams than most of us believe.

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How Restraint will Fuel Your Creativity

BY PIERRICK CALVEZ
@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

“Maybe eventually in the one route left, you will find new continent of possibility.”

In How Restraint will Fuel Your Creativity from Pechakucha Night Shanghai Vol.27, seemingly contradictionary, Pierrick Calvez makes the case that restraint can actually give you more freedom. He backs this up with relevant examples from various artists. Our conclusion: Think outside of the box, but putting yourself in a(nother) smaller box!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 27th, 2016. 

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Educating China's Next Generation of Innovators

BY MICHELLE SIN
@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

As the first speaker of PKN Shanghai #27, Michelle Sin sets the bar high for the rest of the evening. Her insights into the Chinese education system are known to few, and described accurately by even less. The first seconds looking at her second slide you think it is a computer generated pattern, ... but then you realise it isn't. Learn how education isn't just about quantity, but also about quality.

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Shanghai's Pride and Joy

BY RAYMOND PHANG
@ VOL 22 ON APR 03, 2014

Raymond Phang has been working to develop events for the Shanghai LBGT community since 2009, and what started out as a small group of volunteers rapidly became something of a movement. Raymond speaks of the growth of Shanghai Pride, what it means to him, and how it has changed his city for the better. 

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8 Things Designers Can Learn from Baking Cakes

BY JAMES STOCKDALE
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

James Stockdale is an architect by trade, but is passionate about cakes. He discusses how cake design principles can be applied to the rest of the design world.

James emphasizes the importance of engaging all the senses, and how to cultivate the ideal work environment and attitude.

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Electric Racing

BY GODERT VAN HARDENBROEK
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Godert van Hardenbroek talks about Dian Racing, a student run group involved in the formula zero electric racing series. He explains some of the history behind alternative energy in cars, and how both he and his students have become involved in the formula zero series.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2013.

 

 

SHANGHAI Blog

Human Centered Design

 
"For this project, I particularly looked at the things that those children could do instead of what they couldn’t." 
In Human Centered Design from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 26Bas van Hoeve explains what inspires him when he's designing: people. He doesn't design just to create something nice or beautiful; he hopes his products actually help people. Don't just focus on the best paying customers, also pay attention to those most in need of specialized design.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jaap van Etten

    Diplomat turned entrepreneur. Innovation enthusiast. Enjoys meeting and chatting with inspiring, creative or funny people. Other things that come to mind: underground dance parties, philosophy, running & workouts, and gin tonics.

  • Nicole Shen

    Starting in banking I jumped to architecture. The past years I got both those backgrounds combined working in real-estate project development. I often commute between Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Holidays I enjoy abroad. But no matter where I am, I always love good food and wine :) By organising PKN Shanghai I hope to make Shanghai an even nicer city to live in.

  • Vicky Kandelaft

    Thanks to my job, I have been to many places in the world for the last decade. All those years of traveling helped me having a better understanding of people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Good food can always cheer me up, discovering new and interesting culture never disappoint me, so my journey to see and taste the world continues...