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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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Eric Luong

Educator / Translator, Kyoto University of Art and Design in Kyoto

Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki talks about the many myth and stereotypical image in Kyoto. They debunk and reveal the story behind many of Kyoto culural myths

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A Swiss and Japanese Friendship

BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the events that were put together to celebrate 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan.

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The Beauty of Erlangen

BY TOBIAS MUELLER
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Tobias Mueller explores the city of Erlangen, Germany.  He also talks about the innovative and economic impact this small city have on the global market.

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Guangzhou Creativity

BY TOM KWAN
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Tom Kwan talks about his success in setting up Guangzhou first Pechakucha night event. The Pechakucha event was able to bring together many creative artists from all over Guangzhou China.

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The Charming Town of Aalen

BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Thomas Maile talks about the culture and lifestyle of the small town of Aalen in Germany. He also speaks about his passion and discovery for Pechakucha.

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The Sun Rising on Dundee

BY LYALL BRUCE
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about the landscape, architecture, cultural history, as well as the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of his beloved city. 

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Tainan's Design Culture

BY LESLIE TSAI
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Leslie Tsai talks about the wonderful culture of Taiwan. He encourages many people to visit this great country with its many different customs and art.

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A Hong Kong Experience

BY SONIA CHOW
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Huschang Pourian and Sonia Chow speak about the art and design culture of Hong Kong. They explore the urban, nittiest and grittiest sections of this wonderful city. 

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A Brooklyn Bridge to Cities Everywhere

BY EMMA EXLEY
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Emma Exley talks about her experience in launching up her first Pechakucha in Brooklyn, New York. She also speaks about how she was able to inspire a friend from Quito to get involved in Pechakucha.

 

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The Charming Town of Aalen

“But sometimes we Germans are a bit crazy, we allow everyone to drive very very fast. My job is to tell them not to do this.”
PechaKucha Night Aalen, Germany City Organizer Thomas Maile is also a police officer. In “The Charming Town of Aalen” from a very special edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 123 set during the PechaKucha Pow Wow 2015 Organizer Summit, Thomas shares with us his story of becoming a PechaKucha Organizer, as well as some of the finer points of German culture.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Don Kratzer

    A creative director based in Tokyo, he also produces vinyl toys and collaborates with artists through his Fig-lab brand. His latest project is the "Finger Five" series, made up of short vinyl figures that you can place on your fingers. He also helps run the PechaKucha Night series in Tokyo, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month.

  • Jean Snow

    Executive Director of the PechaKucha organization, he also helps run the PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -- please get in touch if you are interested in presenting at a future event. For a more intimate salon-like discussion group, join him at his monthly PauseTalk event. A longtime resident of Tokyo, he lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming, sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for various online/offline publications, including the following: Time, Inside (Australian Design Review), Gizmodo, Gridskipper, Kotaku, 1UP, Tokyo Q, Superfuture, OK Fred, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, I.D. (International Design), Metropolis, Azure, MoCo Loco, Kateigaho International Edition, Wired's Game|Life, PingMag, CNNGo, Phaidon, and The Japan Times.

  • Johnny Linnert

    Johnny is always thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow -- both online and offline. He manages, edits, and curates content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He works as a liaison to over 800 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. Johnny has also helped to cultivate partnerships with organizations, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in new and exciting ways. --------- For PechaKucha's Global Night 2013, in collaboration with Google Japan, he lead the technical production of a nearly 20-hour-long Global Hangouts event, where the PK founders and team got together with over 75 City Organizers in every timezone to chat about their City, PechaKucha Night, and the Global Night theme "Hidden Heroes". --------- In Winter/Spring 2014 he worked to partner PechaKucha with the New Cities Foundation. The goal was to reach out to the PechaKucha global creative network to locate talented "Urban Innovators" -- those working in their local community to enact social and technological change. The selected innovators from this campaign were flown to Dallas, TX for New Cities Summit, a gathering for world leaders, to speak on how their projects could be implemented, promoted, and scaled to benefit the urban landscape of any city, worldwide. --------- Johnny is currently at work planning for PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a conference aimed at bringing PechaKucha City Organisers out to Tokyo to discuss the state of the organisation, the global proliferation of creativity, and the direction of PechaKucha going forward. --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

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