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Shanghai @ Yangshupu Creative Center
Jun 16, 2007


Cologne @ Atelier Colonia
Jan 21, 2010


San Diego @ MXD830 / Counterpoint
Jul 20, 2011


Palmerston North
Jun 15, 2013


Calgary @ WinSport's Canada Olympic Park
Nov 25, 2013


Sioux Falls @ Sioux Falls Design Center
Dec 06, 2013


Shenzhen @ Les Duos
Sep 06, 2014


Detroit @ Eastern Market - Shed 3
Sep 25, 2014

PAST WAF PechaKucha Night

Singapore @ Marina Bay Sands
Sep 30, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Night Istanbul ARKIMEET Special "whats next?"

Istanbul @ Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Nov 19, 2014


Documenting Through Photography

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Jan Caga was born in a small industrial town Hodonin, Czech republic in 1976. After graduating on VUT university in Art Design he began working as a freelance magazine photographer and later became a contract photographer for ISIFA Image Service agency. 

Caga used to work on long term projects, focused and documented mainly social and environmental issues, human and animal rights, mentally and physically handicapped communities, and the study of contemporary man and society.

He has received numerous awards in international photo contests such as several prizes in the Czech Press Photo, Award of Excellence in the 68th Pictures of the Year International competition, Grand prize PhtoEspana OjodePez Award of Human Values 2011. (in Czech)


Parkinson's Awareness

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 08, 2012

Chrissanka Christadoss details the causes and effects of Parkinson's Disease, and encourages others to learn more about the illness so as to promote funding and research for its cure. 


Being Aware of Urban Ecology

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Steve Sullivan talks about the importance of ecology and being aware of our natural surroundings and how we interact with them. He specifically talks about squrriels in the Chicago area as a means to encourage people to become more aware of how impactful they are to the urban ecology. 


Hip Hop Hooray

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Fotosynthese is Breda's youngest and most well known MC. Apart from one million views on 101Barz, his Rookie Of The Year nomination at the State Awards, the fact that he was the youngest Hip Hop finalist ever Grote Prijs, and his more than 100 appearances at parties and festivals one thing is clear: Fotosynthese is here to stay (in school).


Top-Class Design from the Czech Republic

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2013

Rony Plesl is one of the most substantial personality of czech design. His work is focused in glass industry and interior design. His glass designs for brands Mattoni, Bernard, Staropramen and Vinea are well-known. Rony Plesl has been designing glasses and beer mugs for over 10 years with great succcess and that’s the reason why he became main designer of german company Sahm, that supplies czech market with beer mugs. Rony gathers prizes in Czech Republic and all around the world. He was awarded as Designer of the Year 2011 given by Czech Grand Design Awards.


Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe


Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.




Masahiro Yasuda, the  founder of Yamanote Jijosha, speaks about the many Yojo-han styles plays he has written and directed. Yojo-han combines the art and style of European and Japanese. He has won multiple awards in many Japanese events for these plays. 


Using Art as a Medium to Raise Awareness

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Varuna Srinivasan is a medical student just passing out of SRM Medical University, Chennai. She has interest in the non-profit sector. She has volunteered with multiple NGO’s and arranged various awareness raising events and recently she started her own organization ‘Tribal Hearts Foundation’ where the goal is to find creative ways to raise awareness on key issues.


L’Habitat Regroupé Adapté : Méthodologie, Démarche

@ VOL 11 ON JUN 25, 2015

Autonom’Lab nous présente la démarche suivie pour réaliser leur étude
sur « L’Habitat Regroupé Adapté : analyses et préconisations » qui leur a valu d’être récompensés lors de l’édition 2015 des International Design for All Foundation Awards, dans la catégorie « Méthodologies et études ».


Flying high on life

@ VOL 14 ON AUG 12, 2015

Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Global E-book Awards, Irwin Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). Her latest book, Journey of Healing will be released this summer. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post,, Ladies Home Journal, Women, Massage and Bodywork magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 150 educational lectures around the country for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.More information can be found at 

Even as children we looked into the sky and thought about the birds flying overhead and how cool it would be to be them. Join Kathy Gruver on the adventure of a lifetime as you jump off the 30 ft platform with her and fly high through the air on the trapeze. After 2 1/2 years of experience, multiple rigs around the country, dozens of catches and one emergency room visit experience the ins and outs of the art of flying trapeze and it's parallel to your life.


Mark Hoekstra PechaKucha Award

Today, September 20, we mark the passing of a dear friend of the PechaKucha family, Mark Hoeskstra, with a very special announcement, and the first public project from the PechaKucha Foundation. Read on for full details on the "Mark Hoekstra PechaKucha Award." Mark liked to ‘get his geek on’ and his blog showed the world how to get its collective geek on. Whether an iPod charger for his bicycle, a love-toy made from hacked Ikea products or his iNoPhone collection -- Mark inspired many with his amazing creativity which he so generously shared. PechaKucha Night met Mark, as you would expect, online and shortly after PechaKucha Night Groningen was born with the first event held in October 2006. PechaKucha Nights were held all over the city in old churches, department stores -- Mark and PechaKucha even made it onto national TV. Sadly and very unexpectedly Mark passed away on September 20th, 2008. He was 34. To celebrate Mark’s life and his passion for the GEEK in us all the PechaKucha Foundation and the PechaKucha Groningen team are launching the annual ‘Mark Hoekstra PechaKucha Award’ today, one year after he passed away, to find the person with the most GEEK technique! This award seeks to celebrate projects, ideas that express 'GEEK technique' to make the world a better, simpler and funnier place. We will be looking for PechaKucha presentations that are pro-social, pro-environment and pro-city and embody Mark’s love for the geek. Explore Mark’s amazing blog for inspiration! Full details of the award, judging system and how to upload your presentations will be announced in January when the website for the award is launched. We are working with several wonderful sponsors to bring this project to fruition. If you would like to support the project in any way please feel free to contact us:


PKN Victoria Up for an Award

Big congratulations go out to the organizers of PechaKucha Night in Victoria for being nominated as part of the Monday Mag M Awards. Here's co-organizer Elisa Yon with more on the nomination. We are not going to pretend that we don't care about awards, cuz we do! PechaKucha Night Victoria has been nominated in the M Award category for BEST MULTIMEDIA EVENT. We are honoured to have been recognized by our local community, and it would be vegan icing on the cake to win the prestigious M Award. Even if it's likely to be an award that's drinkable or edible! The Monday Mag is THE local weekly arts and entertainment (free) newspaper. It is quite a popular publication as it offers a round up of what's happening in the local arts and culture scene. Every year they host an awards ceremony to recognize Victoria's visual, literary and performing artists. This year will their 9th Annual M Awards. We are in the voting stage at the moment. If you'd like to vote for us you can. To vote from your couch, visit this link, skip to the Multi-Media category and cast your vote.


PKN Orlando's Silver Brick Award

We shared the news a while back that PechaKucha Night in Orlando organizer Eddie Selover would receive the Silver Brick Award from the mayor, and here's a photo of Eddie receiving the award. More on the photo and the award:This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer presenting Eddie Selover with a Silver Brick Award at a ceremony in Orlando on March 15. The award is presented by the Downtown Orlando Partnership each year to projects which affect the Downtown Development District and contribute significantly to its quality of life, making Downtown Orlando a more exciting, interesting and desirable place to work, shop and play. Eddie accepted the award with PKN Orlando co-founder Dustin Clingman.


Wild About Art, Performance Art for Bookstore Awareness, and Photos from Toronto

Presentations Selena Seifert is a practicing artist as well as being a trained arts educationalist. As we find out in her presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2), she is currently the director of Wild Valley Art Park, based in Blue Mountains. Jian Guo Xiong Di is an independent curator, and in his presentation (in Chinese, from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he covers the well-received “30 days of bookstore closings” project he produced last year. Why 30 days? Jian Guo explains that he would like to use this art performance to let people realize that these days so many bookstores are disappearing. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is our flyer for tomorrow night's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95 -- it was designed by Luis Mendo, from a photo by Michael Holmes. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page. Photos Today we share a photo gallery [Flickr] for Toronto's recent Vol. 17, and the PK site will soon be hosting plenty of presentations from that evening. Above, a look at the crowd, and the participants in that night's "PechaKucha Mix" improv presentation.  Calendar Here's what's on the schedule for tonight (September 25):  PKN Bowling Green Vol. 1, PKN Birmingham Vol. 6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 6, PKN Lyon Vol. 4, and PKN Nantes Vol. 4. Tomorrow, on top of the aforementioned PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, you'll find the following events: PKN Glasgow Vol. 10, PKN Skovde Vol. 9, PKN Lille Vol. 1, PKN Coventry Vol. 10, and PKN Providence Vol. 42.


Architizer A+ Awards

We're very happy to announce that PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham is one of the judges for this year's Architizer A+ Awards. The competition looks to highlight "the world’s best spaces and structures, and the minds behind them," and it's an honor for PechaKucha to be a part of it all. You'll find more details about the Awards on the dedicated site, and here's a video that shows off the creative process behind the making of the A+ Awards Statuette (pictured in this post), designed by Snarkitecture. The winners will be announced in May at a red carpet gala in NYC.


Tokyo Prize

We were very humbled and thankful to be awarded the "Tokyo Prize" last week, given "for outstanding contribution to contemporary culture in Japan." It is represented by a trophy in the shape of a black crow, designed by artist Hiroki Tashiro -- if you've never been to Tokyo, let's just say that the black crow is a common sight, and represents the city well. Judges for the prize included Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum. The prize was given to Mark & Astrid by Suzie Roos, wife of the the American Ambassador to Japan.  Below, a few photos taken during the ceremony, which was accepted by PechaKucha founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Pictured throughout with his dog is Johnnie Walker, a mainstay in the Tokyo art scene, who helped launch the prize a few years ago.


Umea Creators' Award

It's with great joy that we find out that PechaKucha Night Umea organizer Anna Sjoberg has been given the Umea Creators' Award. This award was given to her in great part for her work with PechaKucha, which makes us extra happy. This message from the jury says it all: Anna has, from the original Japanese concept, created a curious and genuinely local platform which lets experiences, disciplines and ages collide.


A Declaration of Cultural Interest

Here at PechaKucha we're very proud to have received a variety of awards and special recognition in cities all over the world, and the latest such honor comes via the PechaKucha Night series in Colonia del Sacramento. The series has received from the Uruguay government -- more specifically, the Ministry of Education and Cutlure -- an official "Declaration of Cultural Interest," and that's before the first event has even been held (it's set for February 21). A big congratulations to the PKN Colonia del Sacramento team!


PKN Springfield, IL Organiser Given AIA Young Architect's Award

All smiles at the momentous Vol. 20 of PechaKucha Night Springfield, IL as co-City Organizer Alex Block was awarded the AIA's prestigious John Wellborn Root award for Young Architects.  Check out the original post on the AIA Illinois Facebook page. 


Taos Visionary Achievement Artist Award!

This week the Taos Fall Arts Board announced the recipients of their first Visionary Achievement Artist Award, given to artists who have made a major impact on the future of art in the community. Imagine how tickled and proud we were to hear that the award went our PechaKucha Taos Organizer, J. Matt Thomas! Well Done Matt!!! Stay tuned for Taos's upcoming PKN Vol. 18 this week!!!

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