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This week we shine the PechaKucha People spotlight on designer, triathlete, publisher, editor-in-chief, AND PechaKucha Night Guangzhou organizer, Tom Kwan. In addition to regularly amassing at-target design crowds in China's most-populous built-up metropolitan area (check out photos the photos above), he oversees publication of Wave Design Magazine. Here he is pictured preparing to compete in last years Ironman 70.3 in scenic Liuzhou, China. Goes to show PechaKucha Nights are often organized by some super-achieving go-getters. We wish you the best, Tom! 

"We are tea mixologists, so we do more than just create the blends." 

In The Art of Tea Mixology from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 28Mike Turner shares the journey that he and his wife, Krisi, took from Canada to Brighton and from a passion to career with the art of tea mixology.  

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

"Think about how human beings have lived from the day that we spoke the very first word. Telling a good story is what has helped us survive."

In Why Storytelling Makes Us Human from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol.2,  Dave Schramm presents on the importance of storytelling throughout human history.




"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time.

In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.

"Being able to just close your eyes and listen to the wind and the leaves blow... it really changes it completely for me and made my life a lot better."

In A Freelancer's Journey in Kyoto from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 152, Sagar Patel shares his captivating journey as a foreigner in Japan and how he overcame life's struggles to become a successful freelancer in Kyoto while traveling the world and exploring nature.

This Week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PKN Anchorage’s organizers Kamu Kakizaki and Kir Moore. As one of the newest cities to join the PechaKucha Family, Anchorage has already WOWed us with hosting a very successful First Volume on January 5th at the Anchorage Museum. Kir moved to Alaska from LA, and runs a small design studio working with restaurant and retail start-ups while Kamu is the senior designer for the Anchorage Museum. Kir and Kamu are bringing PechaKucha Night to the Anchorage community in conjunction with the Alaska Design Forum, where they are both board members, committed to the mission of broadening the discussion of design and the built environment in Alaska. We are looking forward to the duo making Vol. 2 a success, and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Kamu and Kir!



While PechaKucha Nights are most often hosted in clubs, lounges, and other "thinking and drinking" spaces, we salute all the Public Libraries across the world that hold PechaKucha Nights, most upcoming in Waterville, Maine for Vol. 26. It goes to show how much PechaKucha Nights can be an important and integral part of a communities cultural identity that they're celebrated in so many public collections of knowledge! We wish you the best of luck Waterville and put you in this week's City Focus to show it! 

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.

"I like photos that have curious sort of perspective or make you pause and wonder what you are looking at..."

In In Pictures from PechaKucha Night Huntsville Vol. 4, Stephen Locke shares his passion for photography and the world around him through a number of his favorite photos he has taken. His process is as opportunistic as his photographs are stunning.

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