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Groningen @ Voormalige Rijksluchtvaartschool
Nov 01, 2011


Vancouver @ Vogue Theatre
Feb 28, 2013


Ottawa @ Mercury Lounge
Sep 20, 2013


Christchurch @ Pallet Pavilion
Mar 27, 2014


Auckland @ Context Architects Carpark
Mar 20, 2014


Champaign-Urbana @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 08, 2014

PAST VOL. 22 1/2 | ATL Cycling Fest & ATL PKN

Atlanta @ Atlanta Beltline Bicycle
Jun 08, 2014


Dundee @ Dundee Rep's Bonar Hall
Feb 20, 2015

04 MAY


Christchurch @ Isaac Theatre Royal


Dublin @ The Grand Social
Apr 22, 2015


Freedom Cycles

@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Just how much does Antonio Melo love bikes? This presentation should do a good job of showing you just how much, and it includes his tale of how it affected the way he experienced 9/11 first-hand. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 6, 2013.


You Are Ironman

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

An Ironman triathlon is one of the hardest endurance races in the world; a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km marathon to finish. Surely, only a super-human athletes with elite endurance could possibly hope to participate in such an event? Wrong; in this presentation, Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko presents the story of a perfectly average guy's adventures in Ironman training, and lessons that he learned from it along the way.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 3, 2013. 


Feeding the Achieve

@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.


How Riding A Bike Taught Me About Prejudice

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 16, 2014.


Why Madison? Ironman Wisconsin

@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Cindi Bannink speaks on the Ironman Wisconsin, which moved into Madison in September of 2002 and since then has had a big impact on the local community, from financial gains to inspiring healthy lifestyles. It brings people from all over the country and world, each pursuing their goal of the Ironman finish line.


Paths Connecting Cities


Advocate at Walk Auckland Andy Smith speaks of the tragic history of the Auckland Harbor Bridge — once planned to include bike and foot paths, but built as a four-lane automobile bridge — and the numerous campaigns that were launched by cyclist and walker groups to implement a connecting path. Pressure lead to an innovative solution: a tube/tunnel suspended from the clip-on just under the bridge, away from traffic, and offering majestic views of the city.



@ VOL 9 ON FEB 25, 2014

Michiel van der Zanden maakt grote 'landschappelijke' schilderijen en kleine werken met losse/geïsoleerde objecten. Het zijn surreële situaties in de alledaagse werkelijkheid... bezienswaardigheden, horecagelegenheden en trekpleisters zoals je die tegenkomt in (Zuid-)Nederland. Hij importeert de wereld van de digitale media in de schilderkunst en vice versa. De serie getiteld 'Re-creatie' is daarom ook letterlijk op te vatten: alle situaties zijn opnieuw opgebouwd in 3D software (Blender). Deze virtuele maquettes vormen zijn schetsmateriaal.


Tussen Steden

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

In two years Yorit Kluitman cycles across all of the 418 Dutch municipalities. During this journey he records and maps out the characteristics of the open and arranged spaces which separates Dutch villages, cities and regions. Kluitman's motive is his fascination for the, from a bicycle riders perspective very well seen, organized structure of space and seemingly two dimensional world surrounding the urban areas of Holland.


Re-cycling Minimalism

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

Ralf Verheul heeft een passie voor fietsen. Hij waarschuwt ons om niet te vergeten waar fietsen voor staat; met spierkracht op de pedalen. Dit verklaart zijn liefde voor het opknappen van oude racefietsen met een minimum aan onderdelen.


Dreamliner of Design

@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Paul Pugh is the Executive Creative Director for Amazon Kindle and Fire Products, and in this personal presentation for Tokyo Designers Week 2014, he takes us on a tour of the dreamliner of his dreams, using the exercise to also illustrate his design philosophy. Pull up your seat, and prepare to take flight in Paul's imaginary vessel of design.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 14, 2014.


360 Global Design

One of the presenters at last week's PechaKucha Night in Marseille Vol. 8 -- see our event report here -- was designer Patrick Jouffret, of Paris and Toulon-based studio 360 Global Design. His presentation covered a few projects, including the cycling work we highlight in this post.


PKN Gisborne in the News

As we mentioned last week, PechaKucha Night in Gisborne Vol. 5 was held this past Friday and organizer Pene Walsh was hoping to donate as much of the entry fee as possible to disaster relief in Christchurch. Some very good news: "The venue was sponsored, cutting our overheads dramatically, so we were able to give all donations taken as door fee to the Christchurch Earthquake appeal -- NZ$1200.00 -- thanks Gisborne!" We're including scans of a few articles -- here's more from Pene:The Gisborne Herald article (in 2 parts) came out the night before PK. Pippa Coom talked about the international movement of ‘Frocks on Bikes’ -- Gisborne PechaKucha co-organiser Sarah Cleave was also instrumental in organizing “Nice Ride,” a cycling event that took place the day after PechaKucha Night. She is a busy person. Also in 2 parts is a feature in the Gisborne Herald Weekender about Sarah.We'll also have a post up shortly with a few photos from PKN Gisborne Vol. 5. Click here to read the other article.


Pecha Kucha Night Maastricht: An absolute delight

By Clare Canning Monday evening in Maastricht saw the innovative AINSI play host to the dramatic return of the Pecha Kucha Night. Held in the city on six previous occasions, the global phenomenon aroused the interest of the Euroregion’s culture and media enthusiasts, who descended upon the factory-come-arts centre in spectacular fashion. Based on one simple premise, a series of presentations of 20 slides shown only for 20 seconds each, the approach allows entrepreneurs and creatives alike to exhibit their thoughts, passions and oddities in a way which both excites, shocks, and often, amuses. With ideas ranging from a quest to introduce pop music to the cultural venues of Maastricht, to the latest crop circle predictions, this occasion was indeed no exception. Participants were also all to present in English which for them, as stated by compère and co-organiser Martijn Kagenaar, made it ‘a little creepy’.Pecha Kucha (Japanese for ‘chit chat’) hails from Tokyo and is the brainchild of the architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. In 2003 they decided to introduce a quick-fire method of sharing new ideas in an informal and imaginative environment. It is a concept since adopted by an astounding 352 cities worldwide. The Pecha Kucha team here in Maastricht consists of Pierre Buijs (Creovate), Jean-Paul Toonen (T36 Media), Martijn Kagenaar (Zuiderlicht), Nathalie Dirks (UM) and Sueli Brodin (Crossroads Magazine). For them, such ‘new and dazzling sources of inspiration are crucial’ given the city’s bid for Capital of Culture 2018. The international character and informal charm with which Pecha Kucha thrives also makes the event accessible for all. Being the first eager visitor to arrive on the evening, I quickly saw the vast space of the old factory canteen teem with what appeared to be old friends meeting. Fuelled by wine and a backdrop of sultry jazz, people mingled around candle-topped coffee tables and armchairs. No finer a venue than AINSI, a recently renovated 1920s cement factory, could be imagined. Great high ceilings exposing air vents and industrial machinery remain, adding to the vibrant and creative atmosphere evident before the main event had even begun. And so to the speakers themselves. The event kicked off with Dan Potter, introduced by Martijn as a biologist by day and a ‘slightly deranged’ online cartoon writer by night. Creator of Walking the Lethe, an online comic dedicated to one man’s quest to try and get his wife back from heaven, Dan exclaimed ‘don’t be afraid of investing in creativity, don’t be afraid of investing in yourself’. A very fitting remark since the general vibe soon became one of the pursuit of various dreams you once thought you lacked the courage to make reality. In the first half Dan was also joined by Angelo Vermeulen, an artist, biologist, filmmaker and activist who collaborates with advisors from the European Space Agency. His rather innovative approach to design sees the combination of both nature and technology in one living, breathing ecosystem. A personal highlight came from Ig Nobel prize winner Bart Knols and his presentation titled ‘the mosquito and the Limburger cheese’. Based on research stating malarial mosquitoes follow human odour, he found an interesting and unlikely way to disrupt the flight path of the mosquito using the regional cheese, ultimately making human contact less likely. Findings published on the 1st of April, he laughed, also led to a general belief it was a joke, only to be followed by an 8.5 million dollar investment from Bill Gates! Equally as powerful was the presentation by Markus Bediako called ‘Africa = Eden’. Accompanied by friend and colleague Jodi Omankoy using a hand beaten drum, the pair invited us all to join and support them in their quest to return to the image of Eden. Something they view as a more reliable impression of the great continent than that which most of us are blinded by in today’s media. One final performance, or ‘bonus track’ as it was advertised, came before the break from Chris Rosendahl. Based on the philosophy that if you’re going to laugh about it later why not laugh about it now, each of his 20 slides simply displayed images of people laughing, whilst the audience were taught some ‘laughter yoga’ moves. We were all instructed to stand, face those around us and laugh, sufficiently breaking down any social barriers which may have existed before, and leading us very nicely onto our beer break. After our return, further presentations came from Manfred Leuth (radical innovation), Mahdi Abdulrazak (cyborgs without surgery), Sanjay Sharma (it’s all in attitude), Koen Beumer (scar pride) and Egid van Houtem (software thinking). Belgian born Youssef Joumani, the penultimate speaker, gave us an amusing and thought-provoking account of the various perceptions of himself conjured by others when hearing his Moroccan name. Upon finally embracing it after years of battling, he exclaimed some idiot decided to name a film ‘jumanji’, destroying his hard work! Finally it was the turn of the first and only female participant, artist Tanya Ritterbex and her presentation ‘save the holy goblin’. Documenting her passion and artistic ventures, the audience was treated to a backdrop of inspiring images created by herself, nicely rounding up the evenings events. Pecha Kucha night in Maastricht proved witty, provocative and often just plain weird. Moments of humour, delight and intrigue incited a relaxed yet engaging atmosphere which upon cycling back towards the city left me feeling satisfied. For those of you who missed the chance to attend on this occasion the Maastricht team upload performances onto their website. Also, do not fear, for Pecha Kucha Maastricht are organising another event in November. Participant applications are invited for those who dare! By Clare Canning Clare Canning has recently arrived in Maastricht as a Masters student, embarking on a course in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education at the University of Maastricht. She is originally from Manchester in the UK and enjoying the move greatly! Videos and Photos: © Pecha Kucha website, ©Bert Janssen


Volume 18 Recap!

The relaunch of PechaKucha Atlanta was a huge success!  Big thanks to Octane Westside for hosting us! Our kickass poster was designed by Dan Almasy: Organizer Kevin Ward of Midtown Arts Cinema opened the event: We had 100 PK buttons to give out to attendees, and ran out 30 minutes before presentations even started! Presenter Cameron Adams, sharing his street photography in "Stolen Moments": Jonathan Weidman presented on Atlanta's transportation history, and how the Atlanta Streetcar Project will modernize our transportation system: GA Tech's Andrew Ruff shared his students' vertical gardens projects: Ria Pell of Ria's Bluebird fame shared the 20 rock albums that influenced her career as a chef: Harrison Kris of Volpin Props shared his journey from hobbyist to full-time prop builder: UX analyst Beth Yeckley talked about returning to her roots, and discovering the connections between food and community: Jeffrey Wisard's presentation, "From Old Man Spandex to Millennial Flannel: The History of the Mobile Social," discussed Atlanta's cycling community: Artist Christopher Derek Bruno used questions to challenge conventional perspectives, and discussed his growth as a craftsman:  Johnjay Fitih shared his journey from his couch in London to the screen in Atlanta: Tyrie Smith of Braizen presented, "The Importance of Awesome: Working with People You Love": Derek Koehl introduced us to VerbalEyze, an organization offering publishing opportunities to young writers: Rick Glassman shared sustainable concepts and projects from Architecture for Humanity's Atlanta network of architects, designers, and builders: Leslie Caceda introduced us to Atlanta Streets Alive, a vibrant community event opening our streets to the public: Thank you to all of our wonderfully engaging presenters and the tremendous crowd who joined us! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and stay tuned for details on the next PK Night -- August 11th! Enjoy more photos from Volume 18 HERE! 


Freedom Cycles

What do you associate freedom with? Antonio Melo has always connected his bicycle with an empowering sense of independence -- the ability to go anywhere and do anything at any time. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Freedom Cycles" from PKN Louisville Vol. 3, he discusses this liberty, and juxtaposes it with his experiences cycling about New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers.


Save Our Cyclists

Any cyclist in the city will tell you, it can be a dangerous place to ride.  Which is why, in today's Presentation of the Day, "Save our Cyclists" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 8, Khun Panx talks about her campaign to keep cyclists safe on the streets. The Save our Cyclists movement focuses on communicating street safety tips to riders, promoting accident prevention, and emphasizes the role of drivers in keeping the streets safe. 


Summer is a time for PK!

Hello Everyone!   This summer is going to be a hot one, we all know it will be and I am most likely not the only one who will quickly become sick of seeing social media state the obvious :)  This summer is also going to be a busy time for ATL's PechaKucha Night with three events crammed into this one season!   MAY 18th, VOL. 22 : We are coming back to our original home at Octane Coffee's Westside location.  Music, coffee, beer and delicious mixed drinks, and (naturally) compelling presentations!   June 8th, VOL. 22 1/2 : This is a special event for us, one that sees ATL PKN teaming up with the first Atlanta Cycling Festival!  Use your pedal-power to join us for this bicycle-themed PKN!  This one is BYOLC as seating is limited (bring your own lawn chair).  TBD, VOL. 23 : We have yet to select a date but we DO know it will be sometime in August.  Keep your eyes peeled :D Finally, we are looking for a few fine folks to help us organize future PKNs; to help contact potential presenters, assist day-of, provide photography services, etc.  If you have some spare time, enjoy the PK movement and would like to be a part of it, shoot us an email introduction- See you soon and thank you for your continued support in PechaKucha! { KW }


Cycling is the New Black

Cycling isn't back in style -- it never left.  Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. In "Cycling is the New Black" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 


Sotaro Fujio

Do you enjoy cycling? If not, maybe Sotaro Fujio's presentation at PechaKucha Night Vol. 117 (Wednesday, September 24) will inspire to give it a go.

Friends of PechaKucha

Friends of PechaKucha