This week we shine the PechaKucha People Spotlight on the dynamic duo, Sonia Selavy and Leslie Tsai of PechaKucha Night Tainan. Sonia’s journalistic sensibilities combined Leslie’s charismatic leadership and people prowess make this power couple a formidable team who do more than just showcase Tainan’s talent but truly celebrate it. Congrats Sonia and Leslie! Looking forward to your next PKN!!!

Taking the spotlight in this week's City Focus is Taiwan's vivacious capital city, Taipei. Characterized by its diversity and charming hospitality, Taipei has cultivated an excellent environment for the growth of bountiful creativity and knowledge in Taiwan. With PechaKucha Night Taipei Vol. 35 coming up soon, let's wish them the very best and hope to see more amazing presentations from Taipei in the near future! Hip-hip-hurray for Taipei!

For this week’s city focus we send some lovin’ over to Taipei who got slammed by Typhoon Soudelor this weekend, soaking the city with the heaviest rains in 100 years. It didn’t keep them from sharing their city's creativity! Check out all the presentations from their recent PKN!


PechaKucha Night Vol. 25  「社會住宅的想像」The Imagination of Public Housing


PKN vol.25 in Taipei at XUE XUE Stage tonight had drawn nearly 400 people to celebrate the event. There were eight architects and five designers sharing their ideas and presenting the imagination of social housing. Some of them used the metaphor of lunch box to liberate audience’s thought; some of them concerned about the adequate problem of living quality; and some of them cared about the life essence and the way to establish human’s relationship.

Next PKN vol.26 will hold on October 10, with XUE XUE Institute highly honor, we invite creators, both designers and architects from various filed to share the creative stories on devoting to their hometown. Coming soon! See you at XUE XUE on October 10!

PKN Taipei in 2010

It's been a while since we've posted anything Taipei-related here at PechaKucha Daily, but this past weekend marked the city's Vol. 14, which was their fifth PechaKucha Night this year. As we wait for some photos from that event, organizer Noah Cheng sends in a few photos from this year's events, to give us a taste of the amazing attendance they've been getting.


PKN Taipei Fullscreen

PechaKucha Night in Taipei Vol. 8 was held just a few days ago, and while we wait for some photos from the event to feature, you can visit the site that organizers have put together which fills your browser window with streaming video from past events, including last July's Vol. 7.

PKN Taipei Vol. 7

After a bit of a hiatus, Taipei played host to the return of PechaKucha Night (Vol. 7) back in July, and from the looks of things, there was indeed a pent up demand for a new edition. It's fun to see the effect created by the glowing bracelets that were handed out.


PKN Taipei Vol. 7

After a bit of a hiatus, PechaKucha Night is about to make its big return to Taipei with a Vol. 7 that will run in conjunction with the Xue Xue Institute -- a platform for creativity and culture -- and its big summer party. Make sure to show up this Saturday, July 4, for all the fun!