“Home is not the place you’re born, home is the place you become yourself.”

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks on his conceptual definition of home. In “HOME” from PKN Sana’a Vol. 3 he shows us that where you come from is less important than where you’re going. Tamim discusses feeling homesick in his homeland after living abroad, and the realizations he's come to along the way.

What's a PechaKucha Night in Davenport like? The Radish offers up a look at a recent event.

Melissa Mohr, director of education at the Figge, was one of the people who brought the program to the Thursday-night lineup, and she’s been overwhelmed by the positive community response. “The topics are so varied, and it really highlights the talent we have inside our own community,” she says.

One result of the program Mohr is excited about is the evolution of the collaborative creative process. Presenters not only get out of their comfort zone on the presentations, but also interact with the audience and connect with other presenters after the program.

Read the full article here.

As we just posted, it was indeed a fantastic Tokyo Designers Week event, with close to 700 in attendance -- and here's a little greeting from that audience, beautifully captured by photographer Michael Holmes. We'll be sharing more photos sometime next week, as well as all of the presentations, and they'll be posted on the official event page.

Our big PechaKucha Night at Tokyo Designers Week 2014 was an amazing one, with a terrific lineup and close to 700 in attendance. We're also really glad that The Verge agrees, as it included us in its list of "37 awesome things" it saw at Tokyo Designers Week.

Mt. Fuji casts its shadow over Japan — it has inspired generations to take up the challenge of climbing it. Will you accept?

PechaKucha's own Johnny Linnert tells his story of climbing Japan's tallest mountain/active volcano: Fuji-san. In “Conquering Mt. Fuji” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117 he shows us that, from his experience of climbing up with the mountain with his friends, there is much excitement and trials to endure while on such an adventure.

Who wins when chess pieces made of ice melt?

Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese-Russian-American working on time-based art. In “Time-Based Art” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8 he speaks about how he always wanted to be a stunt-double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few of his fascinating projects and talks about why he loves performance art.

Standing on the edge of the cliff, looking at the possibilities. Jump, live with the boundaries you land in.

Painter Nichole McMinn shares stories of facing fears and pushing herself to do what she loves. In “Possibilities” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 12, she discusses the trials of creativity, the struggles she’s faced as an up-and-coming artist, and realisations she’s reached while in pursuit of her dreams.

Alison Beste uses light to examine the relationship between artificial and natural constructs.

Artist and photographer Alison Beste’s work explores the boundaries between the built and natural world through the use of light effects on the ocean horizon. In “Shedding Light on Paradise” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 20, Alison speaks about light from cities, vessels, and beacons as powerful metaphors for the ways we interact, manage, and attempt to control our environment.

With a lack of funds and while refusing to take out loans, one man built a beautiful weekend getaway home for his family.

Architect Bob Clayton takes us through the construction of a home from start to finish. In “From Image to Realisation” from PKN Townsville Vol. 5, he discusses his intention to build a weekend cottage in the mountain rain forest, and his fascination with building hyperbolic paraboloids.

“I learned early on that nothing was wasted and everything was a resource.”

Horticulturist Megan Cook educates us on the concepts and tenets of permaculture. In “Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution” from PKN Forster Vol. 2, Megan shows us that this design system for creating sustainable human environments that mimic natural ecosystems, and how it can be applied to any space.


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