The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!
An Illustrator's Story
BY JO FALLON
@ VOL 27
ON SEP 07, 2012
"I'm fortunate enough to do what I do and share what I love in a meaningful way."
In An Illustrator's Story from PechaKucha Night Brisbane Vol. 27, Illustrator and designer, Jo Fallon talks about how her English and Japanese backgrounds have influenced her work by sharing some of her personal illustrations and experiences. She also explains why it's important to choose your business card designs carefully.
Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation
BY SIMONA ZAVADCKYTE
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 02, 2017
In "Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation" From PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 26, Simona Zavadckyte explores how Japanese tea was made traditionally, how it is currently made today and some of the new developments involving tea in Japan.
Tea is the second most common drink in the world and it has been in Japan for around for over 800 years. Through time it has developed distinct culture and traditions.
A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global
BY ALEX MEARING
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 16, 2016
"I just felt like there was something else in me that needed to be expressed and released to the world."
In A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, Alex Mearing talks about her vision for her work and how she has been building her brand and using social media to create and capture a market all over the world.
Based on the Sunshine Coast but with a global vision, Alex is a fashion designer who handcrafts made to measure, individually designed gowns and one of a kind wedding dresses. She also has a swimwear label called Klams. While she produces these in Brisbane, she sells them exclusively online through her website.
Leave My Heart in Vancouver
BY SHAWNA OLSTEN
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."
In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her.
BY KIM JENUWINE
@ VOL 9
ON MAY 19, 2017
"Maybe the paradise that I thought I was trying to create is in the act of creating..."
In "Creating Paradise" from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 9, Kim Jenuwine shares her 20-year long journey to create a little slice of heaven in her own backyard. Kim's personal vision of paradise has shifted and changed shape along the way so her enchanting abode is in constant reconstruction. From bowling balls to flowers, Kim never stops redesigning her paradise.
Kim is a Color Engineer for Whirlpool Corp, an artist, and has an obvious obsession of gardening.
The Art & Science of Mixology
BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 31, 2015
"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service."
From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.
This Guy is NOT Creative
BY BOB SOMERS
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 11, 2017
"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.
In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30, Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.
A PhD in Surfboards
BY BEN WEI
@ PECHAKUCHA SUMMER PARTY- CURATED BY MINI
ON JUL 21, 2017
"When I'm at the factory, I'm completely switched on. I'm almost not thinking about anything... I'm almost like a man possessed until I can reach that image that's in my head..."
In "A PhD in Surfboards" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Summer Party - Curated by MINI, Ben Wei (Wavecraft) shares his unique hybrid surf and skateboard designs which stem from his lifelong passions of surfing and skateboarding.
Ben is a surfboard shaper, artist, and musician originally from Oceanside, California now residing in Chiba. After falling in love with the country and its people, he decided to move from California to stay in one of Japan’s professional surfing meccas Ichinomiya, 8 years ago. Growing up in a surf shop, Ben basically earned a PhD in surfboards and wavecraft but after becoming dissatisfied with traditional board designs, he taught himself to shape so that he could bring a new breed of board into the market which he sells in his own shop in Tokyo. Check out his daily surfing updates on Instagram: benwei5050
カリフォルニア・オーシャンサイド市出身のBen Weiさんは、サーフボードシェイパー、アーティスト、ミュージシャンと多彩な顔を持ち、現在は千葉を拠点に活動しています。日本を大好きになり、故郷のカリフォルニアから日本のプロサーフィンのメッカである一宮市へ8年前に移住されました。サーフショップで育ったBenさんは、サーフボードとウェーブクラフトの”博士”ですが、徐々に既存のボードデザインに物足りなさを感じ、ボードシェイプを独学で習得、そして今や東京のご自身が経営するショップでの販売などサーフマーケットに斬新なボードを展開するまでになりました。サーフィンを毎日アップデートしているinstagram (@benwei5050)は要チェックです！
BY JO MANSFIELD
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
"As my use of social media increased, so did my understanding of how it worked."
In "Hashtag Photography", from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, Jo Mansfield talks about mobile photography and the use of the imaging platform, Instagram and how it has developed her skills and pushed her in new creative directions.
Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm
BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"
In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!
Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.
Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton
BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."
In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.
Paper Making in Japan
BY REBECCA PRY
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 25, 2017
"They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..."
In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.
Rebecca is a young artist living and working in Warwick, NY. Her work is heavily inspired by the patterns and imagery created by nature and her surroundings. Her designs have been published in books and magazines and have been printed on apparel, accessories, home goods, and stationery.