"It is so important that as a student you go out of your comfort zone, out of the faculty, out of your student house - because its the only way to connect to the city."

What is 'cinema' all about and how can 'a cinema' canbe a natural intersection for informal learning and entertainment, for art and science, for students and city?

In "The Magic Lantern" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31David Deprez addresses these questions. As an artistic director of Lumière Cinema Maastricht, David plans to involve students in the programming and using films in their academic curricula at Maasstricht University. 

“I took news tips that broke stories, I spoke to mobsters, majors, people from outer space..”

In First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999 from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5 Frank Ruscitti presents a sometimes humorous, sometimes hair-raising memoir of his days working for the Village Voice in New York City.

“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”

In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.

“How simple some ideas can be but you got to make them happen.. cats and famous paintings...”

At Pecha Kucha Night Brighton​ Vol. 23, Will Hudson, the founder of creative agency called "It's nice that", explains why he's passionate about other people's creative skills. He shows off his favourites such as christmas card, sushi cats and many other interesting things!


PechaKucha Night Osaka goes technicolor for their upcoming Vol. 14 to be held this week at the architecturally stunning Hirakata T-SITE! This Special Edition PechaKucha Night will welcome co-founders Astrid & Mark, as well as PKN organizers from all over Japan for the 2nd annual "Japan Huddle".

What would PechaKucha Nights be without each city's tech support! Whether its sorting out presentations decks, projector connections, or making stellar recordings, our techs are the invaluable and unsung heroes of PechaKucha Nights around the globe. One such super tech is Joseph Veale of PKN Christchurch.  Picking up sound skills on the mean streets of pre quake Christchurch, he's been recording the audio for their PechaKucha Nights since their humble basement carpark beginnings in 2008. When not behind the sound desk recording, he records audio for "local docos features" and the odd technical death metal band. Preserving and sharing stories for all walks of life is his tonic. Thanks Joe for keeping us sounding great!

PechaKucha Night Halifax takes the City Focus Spotlight for some great presentations from their recent Vol. 21. With topics ranging from craft in pop culture to design for healthy aging, from Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia to an app that makes it easy to meet new people, their presentations are well worth a look!  

"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin."

At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasglow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses. He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action. 


"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.