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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!

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Different Rhythm of Life

BY ASAKO HIBI
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

"With a global trend towards simple life style, there is an undeniable need to just slow down and rethink our priorities and regain our connection with nature."

In Different Rhythm of Life from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, entrepreneur Asako Hibi shares about Tabica, a collaborative consumption service that enables farmers and artisans in rural areas of Japan to connect with those looking for off-the-guidebook experiences. Tabica advocates simple, sustainable lifestyle and wants to support the repopulation and development of local communities throughout Japan.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Every 60 seconds in Africa...

BY FATEN AGGAD-CLERX
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra

BY TROY PETERS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 23, 2016

"You have to forge meaningful connections with the communities you are in. Ultimately...we want everything we do to matter to people in this town."
 
In Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 21, Conductor Troy Peters poses the question, "How does one know a good orchestra?" He thinks your neighborhood policeman just might know the answer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
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The Moon is my Scholar Rock

BY MATTHEW CUMMINGS
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

"I was really interested in the challenge of replicating these textures, patterns, and forms of meteorites."

For Matthew Cummings, artwork has always been personal journey for escape and meditation in both the making process and viewing.  "The Moon is my Scholar Rock" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18 is a look at the work from his last solo exhibition, 'The Moon is my Gongshi'.  This group of work examined the moon as an object of meditation, the tradition of Chinese Scholar Rocks or Gongshi, and the inspiring career of his grandfather-in-law, Charles Bradshaw, who ran the computations department for NASA during the development of Rocket Technology. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. 

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Handlettered Signboards

BY LILIAN LEAHY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 03, 2016

"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."

In Handlettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 24th, 2016. 

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The Best Camera

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

"It's a bit embarrassing to talk about the tools like this, but this comes back to, after using 1000's of cameras, what I think the best camera is. I think the best camera is...."

What's the best camera ever made? Notorious photography hack and noted local yokel, Brian Scott Peterson ought to know. After all, in the course of 20 years of making photos, nearly 1000 cameras and lenses, have passed through his possession. In "The Best Camera" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, he shares some musings on the most treasured of his arguably modest collection, focussing in on the very best one.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, May 23rd, 2016. 

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Hands with Hope

BY ANNIE NARDONE
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

“There are stories after stories of young children who are already missing permanent teeth because their moms had pulled them because the excruciating pain was too much to bear. ”

Restless in her day-to-day profession of dental hygienist, Annie Nardone found a way to create more meaningful work for herself while still using her expertise in dentistry. In PechaKucha Night Batavia’s 1st volume, she discusses how she created Hands with Hope, a not-for-profit foundation, to deliver training, dental treatment, equipment, and supplies to impoverished communities in Central America. Currently, Hands with Hope maintains and supports three fully functioning dental clinics in Honduras and Guatemala, which are run and operated by locally trained individuals eager to serve their communities.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. 

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Is There A Place Where the Sidewalk Ends

BY MIGUEL CAMACHO-SERNA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 22, 2014

“As designers people often ask us ‘what do designers do?’. Can we define what we do? Lets try.”

In Is There A Place Where the Sidewalk Ends from PechaKucha Portland Volume 14, Speakers and Landscape architects Miguel Camacho-Serna, Azas Sadjadi, and Chanelle Wiley poetically discuss design. From the unclear beginnings and endings, roles and structures, and the importance of connections, the three explain the intricacies of influences to the creative process.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.

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Product Design A to Z

BY DANIEL FORTIN
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

"Designing is the art of using forethought. If you make it up on the spot, that's not design, that's Jazz.'"

In Product Design A to Z from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 4, Lead Product Designer at lighting manufacturer, Fluxworks Illumination, Daniel Fortin walks us through the process of taking an idea, LED design in this case, through its myriad stages of development before it hits production and tells us why we need to pay closer attention to the products we surround ourselves. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 16th, 2016. 

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Taking Art to the Street

BY ARTIST DAAS
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

"Street art doesn't have to be graffiti and vandalism."

In "Taking Art to the Street" from PechaKucha Nishinomiya Vol. 28, International Artist Daas shares the creative mojo that he pours into his vibrant and iconic works. Pulling inspiration from origami, his unique style takes on fresh, fun, and bold illustrative works, from powerful animals to people portraits, from street art murals to collaborative works with children and the public at large.

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Ladysmith

BY LIZA MICHELLE RIFKIN
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

"I start to fall for the work, the possibility and wonder, of creating something so special to someone else but so much part of who I am." 

In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love?  Why does anyone need an engagement ring?  The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says.  Think - combined feelings of uncomfortableness and excitement, self-reflection and heart wrenching separation anxiety. Here she dives into the interesting process of make custom engagement rings for her clients. 

 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" in Friday, May 13th, 2016.

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Harnessing Wild Horses

BY MUSA ALVES
@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

“My mom raised me and I quickly because an independent little person with a lot of personality.”

In Harnessing Wild Horses from PechaKucha Night New Orleans Volume 18 Musa Alves is a DJ, photographer, international fun haver, cheeseburger enthusiast, Brazilian redneck. In this presentation Musa goes chronologically through her life because reckless youth has been a constant theme. She is the product of a Mississippi Delta Debutant and a Brazilian bassist.  In her life, she has fallen off the horse a few times, but has always managed to get back up. Whether reckless youth has led to ambition or ambition has led reckless youth, Musa has always carved her own path by harnessing the wild horses that drives you to do the things that scare you, and challenge you, and make you vulnerable.

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