As one of the newest cities to join PechaKucha's creative community, PechaKucha Night Alexandria graces this week's City Focus. Located along the Potamac River, Alexandria has preserved America's colonial culture through its 18th century style architecture, boutique shops, and museums. Having held their very first volume this month, be sure to keep a look out for fascinating presentations from historically rich Alexandria! See you all at PechaKucha Night Alexandria Vol.2!

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on origami child prodigy, Hinata Nakamura. Having presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 154, Hinata Nakamura wowed the crowd with his impressive origami skills and charming personality. Not only was Hinata an inspiration to the creative community in Tokyo, but he was also a perfect example of how the PechaKucha 20x20 format can be successfully utilized by anyone, regardless of age or profession. We are proud to have hosted young Hinata and hope that we can continue to share creative ideas from young minds across the globe! 

PechaKucha Night Islamabad Organizer Michelle Tania Butt graces this week's PechaKucha People. Not only is she the creative rockstar of PechaKucha Nights in Islamabad but she is also the CEO of Kuch Khaas, a center for creative arts, culture, and Dialogue located in Islamabad. Having hosted two successful PechaKucha Nights showcasing the creative talent and passion of Pakistan's capital city, we can only expect the best from PechaKucha Night Islamabad Vol. 3! Check out Islamabad's presentations here and keep on the lookout for more great content soon!

This week's City Focus lands on Brunei's scenic capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Known for its elaborate mosques and beautiful weather, Bandar Seri Begawan is also teeming with fascinating tales and is known as the creative center for Brunei. With it's intricate architecture and blue skies, it's no wonder that people can find creative inspiration in this gorgeous city. Check out PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan's homepage to see a glimpse of the creativity happening in Brunei!

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Hanover's one and only organizer, Svetlana Shaytanova. Originally from Russia, Svetlana is currently studying to get her master's degree in English Philology in Göttingen while organizing PechaKucha nights in Hanover. With one successful under her belt, we look forward to another PechaKucha Night in Hanover soon! Thank you for your hard work and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Svetlana!

Located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, scenic Batavia graces the spotlight in this week's PechaKucha City Focus. Known for their love of the sciences and arts, Batavia never fails to impress the creative community with their intellectually captivating content. With PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.10 coming up on February 15th, be on the look out for their presentations soon, and you can find their past presentations here! See you there!

We shine this week's City Focus on the bustling capital city of Ghana, Accra. We are excited to see that their four events in 2017 showcased the city's diverse talent and history. Be sure to check out Accra’s creative event posters on our official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr. We wish the PechaKucha Night Accra organizers the best of luck in planning their upcoming event! 

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.