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!
The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag]
BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 01, 2015
“Research has illustrated that 90% of us will do almost all of the drawings we will make in our lifetime before the age of 10. That’s the threshold we pass when someone tells us that we aren't good at art or math or science.”
In The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag] from PechaKucha Night Batavia’s first volume, Speaker Peter Exley discusses the importance of thoughtful and deliberate sketches. We all spent time in our youth expressing ourselves through drawing. At some point, many of us turned our attentions to things less creative. Peter did not. Here’s why.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.
Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil
BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118
ON OCT 29, 2014
André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation 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.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.
A Quest for Adventure
BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 09, 2009
Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2013.
BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 01, 2009
How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."
In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.
A Life in the Making
Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on November 21, 2013.
The World's Best City When It Rains
BY JESPER LARSSON
@ VOL 100
ON FEB 20, 2013
In 2021 the city of Gothenburg, Sweden turns 400. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the anniversary. This is the idea that Jesper Larsson brought to the table in The World's Best City When It Rains from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 100.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2013.
PechaKucha Night GothenburgオーガナイザーであるJesperさんのご出身都市の魅力をぜひお聞きください。
#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 143
ON JAN 25, 2017
"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people."
Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.
A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories
BY THIANE KHAMVONGSA
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Understanding theatre helps us to understand what it means to be human."
In A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 4, Thiane Khamvongsa, a Laotian playwright, director and comedian who grew up and studied in France talks about the importance of theater throughout human history and how it can positively influence our lives.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.
Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.
BY BEN SZOBODY
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 12, 2016
"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely."
In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25, Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together.