“So we’re working with these small businesses, making a big impact.”

Holly Lewis from We Made That, goes into depth on what her organisation does to endorse local shops and companies in the greater London area. In “We Made That” from a special Made in London Powered by PechaKucha event held at London Design Week, we see that Holly’s work involves working with local businesses to  make them more accessible to the public by clarifying what it is they do, which in turn helps everyone.

3D printing has is an awesome tool for designers working in fashion.

Rik Theunissen specializes in some really fantastic, unique projects. In “How 3D Printing Gave Me a Ride2 Fashion Week” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 23 he presents his design for large, randomly-generated crystals worn and shown at Amsterdam Fashion Week.

“What caught my eye was the border between the man made landscape, and the natural landscape.”

Printmaking MFA graduate Hannah Skoonberg speaks on her art work, which explores the concepts of memory and object. In “Gardens of Winter” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 5 she speaks about how her art — composed mostly of paper — is fragile, vulnerable, and though based on real-life useful objects is unusable due to the material used in its construction.

“I think pavilions are an instrument for architecture and diplomacy.”

André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. In “Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Ambassador Lago's covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

Some more coverage (follwing a radio piece) of the recent launch of Broome's PechaKucha Night series, along with a great photo of organizer Allison Stout.

Every day we meet people, say hello or smile, but don't get to know what really makes them passionate, or fills their dreams. Our lives go on and we may never realise that our neighbour or that person we see at the shops has a story that could fascinate and amaze us. That's why Allison Stout has organised a PechaKucha night in her hometown of Broome in North Western Australia.

Read the full article here.

The PechaKucha Night series in Springfield, Illinois gets some great coverage from NPR.

For some people, paying to watch one Power Point presentation after another might sound insane. But with interesting topics covered at a brisk pace, plenty of refreshments and a snazzy name - such events are becoming popular around the globe.

You can listen to any audio report, as well as a read a full article, here.

This great big community of ours crossed yet another momentous milestone last week, as we are now in over 800 cities! From 1 series in Tokyo in 2003 to over 800 (in 111 countries) in 11 years is something that amazes even us.

This week's City Focus goes to Beirut, a city that has just recently celebrated its 20th PechaKucha Night! Those presentations are now online, so time to take in a taste of Lebanon's creative scene.

It's time for our monthly round-up of most watched presentations on the global site, this time for the month of October! (Here's the newsletter.) It's another varied bunch that hits on all manner of topics -- enjoy! Once you're done with that, continue your exploration in the WATCH section of our site.

The 5 most watched presentations this month were: I Want to Talk About SexHow Riding a Bike Taught Me About PrejudiceHow to Create SlidesMusic Moves Me, and Education = Fun. We'd like to directly thank of all of these presenters who contributed these wonderful presentations at the PechaKucha Nights were they were recorded.


Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most probably like you have never had them before. Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of.

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act.

Ellen Finkelstein wants to encourage us to create our own presentation slides. She states that not everyone needs to be an artist in order to have an amazing presentation. In this presentation she offers suggestions on how "artistically challenged" people can improve their slides.

Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music that she found during a distressing state. Her story is one where she overcomes tragedy twice and music has been the one consistency. She challenges the listener to find their passion because within a passion is the power to heal.

Janna Ullrich reflects on how we can provide a new education system where it focuses on the connections amongst the most different areas instead of fragmenting it in various subjects. We should think about education as a way to start developing meaningful relationships.

“When I say yes, especially in the face of fear, it takes me on this amazing journey.”

Technologist Tiffany Lentz strongly believes in the power of saying “Yes.” In “The Power of Yes” from PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1, she speaks about her experiences learning and growing in various diverse roles, all the while stretching her personal paradigm. Tiffany encourages us to “speak words of life” over ourselves, and to step out of our comfort zones.


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