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!
Ad Man or an Artist?
BY CHARLIE JOHNSTON
@ VOL 33
ON FEB 22, 2018
"Who am I really? Question for the ages, right? Am I an Ad Man or an Artist?"
In his presentation, Charlie Johnston takes you on a journey through his identity described in colorful metaphores and illustrated in a portfolio of some of his most breathtaking masterpieces all around Winnipeg.
Tom Bode is a Portland native, entrepreneur, music composer, and photographer who loves fishing and Pacific NW history.
In the early 1990's, Tom began selling instant photos on the streets of Seattle using his grandfather's old Polaroid Land Camera 250. Over the next dozen or so years he took thousands of instant portraits around the NW and saw both Polaroid and Fuji films go out of production. Tom has been asked to speak about his experiences with instant films and why he believes they are having a comeback in popularity.
An Architect's Journey
BY MUSTAFA NAEEM
@ VOL 3
ON MAR 10, 2018
As an architect, Mustafa Naeem came across challenges and different styles in architecture and how he is still learning how vast this field is. Whenever he began to think about all he had achieved as a professional and felt that he had just about made it, something new would crop out of the corner. Mustafa's message to people and students of architecture is to keep exploring and discovering one's skills, and to more importantly to never quit.
20/20 Vision: How Every Picture Tells A Story
BY LUCY PERERA
@ VOL 4
ON MAR 31, 2017
As a creative thinker and doer, Lucy Perera's life in museum education has provided a platform to weave her love for museums, art, history and teaching with a desire to change the world around her. Listen as she disscusses her work delight in designing programs that reframe learning and provide pathways to make art accessible to new audiences.
The Tohoku Effect
BY MARK DYTHAM
“When the Haiti earthquake struck, we ran an event around the world on 24 hour skype. A Year later, the shoe was on the other foot; the earthquake happened in Japan. 105 cities got together within 3 weeks and we held an Inspire Japan Event.”
From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Speaker and PechaKucha founder Mark Dytham presents "The Tohoku Effect" on PechaKucha’s and PechaKucha Inspire’s history. No one could have predicted that the small one-off event would balloon into a popular presentation format to be used the world over. PechaKucha Certainly has its perks; It’s free, It’s simple, it lets people give their work exposure. Most importantly of all, it builds community. It is such communities that come together when tragedies strike and help build warm spaces.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesdaym March 17th, 2016.
BY MOBEEN ANSARI
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 17, 2018
As a photographer, Mobeen Ansari has had the privilege of not only travelling all over Pakistan, witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and urban spaces, but also getting to meet and know many diverse communities. In this presentation, he has attempted to bring as many of those stories to the audience as he could.
When Art and Science Collide
BY YOKO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 132
ON JAN 27, 2016
“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”
In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016.
My Jogging Course
BY MARIYA SUZUKI
@ VOL 155
ON FEB 28, 2018
Renown illustrator Mariya Suzuki walks you through her jogging course with her drawings. She's not a sports person, but lately, she does jog sometimes since she's more aware of her age. At least she lives in a pretty cool neighborhood.
My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua
BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 34
ON JAN 30, 2018
Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 154
ON JAN 31, 2018
The Designer Toy or “Art Toy” represents an intense love for the materiality of the object itself. Frequent Presenter Don "datadub" Kratzer proposes to lure us into the Designer Toy movement by taking us to where it all started, a time that saw the birth of action figures; “dolls for boys”.