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Montreal @ La SAT (Société des arts technologiques)
Jun 17, 2009


Dublin @ The Sugar Club
Apr 01, 2010


Columbus @ OSU Urban Arts Space
Feb 11, 2010


Dayton @ The Neon
Feb 03, 2011


Toledo, Ohio @ Toledo Public Library
Jun 12, 2012


Brighton @ The Old Market
Nov 13, 2012


Richmond, BC @ Richmond Cultural Centre
Jul 12, 2013


Eindhoven @ Gaslab
Dec 12, 2013


Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Sep 13, 2013


Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS Dornbirn
Feb 27, 2014


Duct Tape Fonts

@ VOL 49 ON FEB 27, 2008

TrioFour introduces us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. TrioFour is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 31, 2013.


Dosvelas Pictures- Smile & OPEN YOUR EYES

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 20, 2010

Jessica Leung - documentarian, video freelancer, connector - about working with Pamela Anderson in Hollywood... to making an experimental documentary in India!


@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

Heath Cozens talks about Doglegs, Tokyo’s own iconoclastic “superhandicapped” pro-wrestling league, and the subject of the feature documentary that he is making. This presentation is in English.

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)


Documenting the Process

@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Writer and aspiring designer Greg Bolton examines the idea that copywriters can be inventors, using examples of writers turned designers who write about their creative processes. He explains his current desire to become more than simply a copywriter or journalist, and instead engage in the making as well as the documenting process.



@ VOL 1 ON JUN 14, 2013

Diego Álvaro tells us about his participation in a group trip to Senegal, where they cooperated with the village's cultural center to make the photographic documentary ABARAKA ("thanks" in Mandinka language) in which they get along with a typical Senegalese family, following their different members in their daily life. With the obtained photographs they plan to make an educational exhibition for students in order to make them understand the way of life of a different family, with a different culture and problems, and let them to see for themselves why it is important to understand the world we live in.


Could I Take a Bullet?

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

Filmmaker John Richie speaks about the people that he came to know making "Shell Shocked", a documentary about youth and gun violence in New Orleans. He became very close to people that had lost loved ones (oftentimes children) in this way.

Many of the shootings in New Orleans are due to retaliatory violence. Like Ed Buckner says in Shell Shocked, “When you shoot one black kid, all you are doing is inciting his 20 friends to come and kill you.”

As John says, "The retaliatory response is a young man’s way of dealing with it, and only a small group of “hardheads” will do this. Most people who have lost a loved one in this violent, unfair way have years, if not a lifetime, of intense grief and anger. But what I’ve seen from the mothers, fathers, and friends of victims is an amazing transcendence from grief to compassion and enlightenment.  I’m amazed by it, and I wonder if I lost my brother or best friend to gun violence which path I’d take.  I hope I would follow the example of the great people in my film Shell Shocked."

Shell Shocked is screening at the National League of Cities conference in 2013 and is available for purchase at


Documenting Language Loss & Reacquisition

@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

Daniel Quintanilla is a documentary filmmaker and editor, who has produced numerous NGO documentaries, with themes ranging from traditional medicine in Uganda to orphanages in Bolivia. After moving to the US from Mexico, Daniel began his career in Boston working with a renowned Brazilian editor on the film Captive Beauty, about a beauty pageant in an all-women’s high security prison in Colombia. He then moved north to work at the Maine Media Workshops and was commissioned to edit the film Language of America, a story about language loss and reacquisition amongst Native American tribes in New England. Most recently, he edited the award winning film Raw Faith.


Hoop, There It Is!

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Ana Skolnik explains her inseparable relationship with hula hooping and how her passion for it has grown throughout her life. From wanting to take the hoop everywhere she went, to street perfroming, to starring in a hula hoop documentary, to eventually starting up her own classes, to her hula hooping is so much more than a hobby or exercise, but an artist statement and way of life. 


Gunnar Rehlin

Gunnar Rehlin is indeed a real -- and renowned -- Swedish film critic, but he was also the star of the short film Gunnar Rehlin - en liten film om att göra någon illa (Gunnar Rehlin - A Short Film About Hurting Somebody), released in 2000. Filmed as a faux episode of American documentary series Insight, it revolved around a group of comedians -- The Killing Gang -- who create an award-winning ad campaign criticizing and lampooning Rehlin. The short set its sights on the advertising industry in general, and in the film we see meaningless ads -- in Swedish, but the taking the world by storm, accusing Rehlin of being boring, a pedophile, and a murderer. Below, a strange clip from a strange film. Rehlin talked about his participation in the short during a presentation at last week's Pecha Kucha Night Gothenburg Vol. 12.


Trio 4

Don't let the fact that today's presentation is in Japanese stop you from having a look at the surprising tape font Shuetsu-tai, developed by Shuetsu Sato as part of his job in writing temporary signs for areas under construction. Presentation in Japanese -- but an amazing presentation where the images really do tell the story. Trio 4 introduce us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. Trio 4 is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo.


Video Report from Honolulu

We already posted an event review for this month's PechaKucha Night in Honolulu Vol. 7, but organizer Mark Hakoda just sent us a heads-up on this terrific short documentary on the event, put together by Gerard Elmore. Watching the video, you get to meet all of that night's presenters, which you'll find listed on that volume's event page.


PKN Miami + Speed Limits

Here's some info from PechaKucha Night in Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand on an upcoming collaboration with the Wolfsonian-FIU's "Speed Limits" exhibition. This Thursday, November 18th from 6-9PM get ready and hang on as design-inspired individuals provide quick-moving visual presentations on the topics of pace and speed to complement The Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition Speed Limits. Arrive early to meet and mingle from 6-7PM. For more information, visit Speed Limit Speakers Frank Luca, Chief Librarian - The Wolfsonian-FIU Robin Haines Merrill, Chair - Broward County Human Trafficking Coalition Daus Studenberg, Advocate and Enthusiast Miami Biking Movement Dejha Carrington, Primary Flight - World’s largest site-specific street level mural installation Wynwood Tomas Loewy, Miami Photographer - New World Symphony Building Documentary Project


PKN Victoria Vol. 5

Victoria held its PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 earlier this month, and here we have a report on the event courtesy of co-organizer Elisa Yon. We also include the posters and flyer that were produced for the event, and you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page. PechaKucha Night Victoria Vol. 5 on February 10, 2011 was another lovely evening of inspiring presentations from locally sourced designers, documentary filmmakers, and visual artists. The Victoria Event Centre played host to about 150 people in the audience. After 5 volumes, 60 presentations, 1200 slides, and over 700 people who have attended our events, we feel very humbled by the experience. The poster design for Vol. 5 was kindly provided by choliDESIGN, a small but talented group of design professionals who have recently embarked on a new project called the Get Fresh Guide, connecting local eaters with growers, producers, suppliers and supporters of fresh, local foods on Vancouver Island. 


PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 14

As we posted the other day, PechaKucha Night in Portland, Maine Vol. 14 was held this past Thursday, and organizer Jean Maginnis has quickly sent us a couple of photos taken by Robbie Kanner. The crowd shot above shows everyone reacting to a presentation by Katie West of the Levity Institute.Below, Brendan Bullock, a documentary photographer sharing his work about Peru.


PKN Istanbul Vol. 9

Here's a nice report sent to us by PechaKucha Night in Istanbul organizer Nurten Meriçer about the city's recent Vol. 9, held last month -- the list of presenters with links appears on the official event page. Please note that PKN Istanbul Vol. 10 is set for July 14.On May 12, the Building Industry Centre (YEM) stage hosted spectacular performances in performing arts and creative projects as part of PechaKucha Night in Istanbul Vol. 9. Painter Melis Binay, Guerrilla Marketeer Çağın Türker, Social Media Specialist Emre Erbirer, and Documentary Filmmaker Gokce Su Yoğurtçuoğlu presented trendsetting stories from the contemporary world of art and communication in İstanbul. Yesim Ozsoy of Galata Perform shared her experiences in making her neighborhood her art space via the 'Visibility Project.' The audience was carried away by Hüsam Süleymangil’s presentation that brought in sounds and sensations from Cappadocia, which Klasik Keyifler turned into a unique venue for contemporary music. BOX Video used to be known as the out-of-the box music video producer of the 2000s. Deniz Özgün’s no-success story of BOX Video touched the very heart of the creative community. ‘The Finale’ was a live mini-concert by the Jazz Choir of the Boğaziçi University Music Club, making the audience sing and dance along. The marking moment of the night was the surprise birthday celebration of Can Yücel Metin, resident host of PechaKucha Night in İstanbul, on stage. Video footage of the night can be seen here.


PKN Gothenburg Vol. 30

PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg Vol. 30 was the city's Global Cities Week event, and here's organizer Jesper Larsson with a report on how things went. All photos were taken by Albin Oskarsson -- they can also be found in this Facebook gallery, and you can enjoy an amazing panoramic shot here.This past Tuesday marked the 30th edition of PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg, with a great turnout as usual. Our mayor was unfortunately unable to attend (she will instead present at our next event in April, joined by our new city architect) but she was quickly replaced by the Gothenburg Roller Derby who presented in full gear, and they even demonstrated how to tackle on stage. Besides the roller girls, we got to experience presentations by our city gardener, a modiste on how to brighten up our city with color, a Finnish girl about why she loves Gothenburg, our own PechaKucha ambassador about why Gothenburg should become the world's best city when it rains, Mega Laser magazine presented on the hidden side of Gothenburg and an artist told the story of how we used to hang out with Gene Simmons but now is homeless in Gothenburg and making a documentary about his life. He told us about all his setbacks in life but finished off the evening with a quote by Winston Churchill he tries to live after: "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up."



In today's presentation, "Doglegs," Heath Cozens talks about Tokyo’s own iconoclastic “superhandicapped” pro-wrestling league, and the subject of the feature documentary that he is making. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 90.


Occupying Utopia at PechaKucha Night Aalborg #13

We had an AWSOME! event in Aalborg denmark last thursday and I'm still high on you can hear! We made this PechaKucha Night in Aalborg - our 13. event happen at IMAGES Festival in Karlinelunden Aalborg thursday september 5., where artists from mainly Asia and Africa were invited all week to show works, do performances, artisttalks, workshops and play concerts with danish artists. The theme of the festival and PechaKucha was Occupy Utopia!   And what an event! Around 150 came to the Worlduniversitytent, where photographer Stephen Freiheit exhibited his moving photos with portraits of people from all over the world and his photoproject and -book "Things you can't buy for money". Filled with photocontributors from Nepal, Burma and many other places Stephen Freiheits photos connects people and creates awareness of the different ways of living. Of course it had to be Stephen Freiheit who opened this PechaKucha Night #13 in Aalborg by telling a fraction of the stories he has to share from his travels in Asia living with the people he portraits. Susanne Ahrenkiel is a danish sculpture artist taking part in Imags Festival, and she shared the experience of working with Burkina Faso artists Xavier Sayago and Sahab Koanda together with danish artist Kirsten Barlit - and the artistic progress and cultural challenges that took place during the 14 days they spent working together here in Denmark.   To make an event like this happen with artists coming in from across the earth also creates the challenge of even getting there to the event. So unfortunately cambodian street artist Peap Tarr, who created this PechaKucha Night poster couldn't get to Denmark to present at PechaKucha Night in Aalborg due to visatrouble with the danish authorities :-(    In stead an artist from Ghana jumped in on short notice just the day before PechaKucha Night: Eric Adjetey Anang from KANE KWEI Carpentry Workshop is making coffins as 3rd. generation in the family - yes you read correctly - coffins  - but made as artistic references either, to who the person was alive or to the spirit of an animal - humour, colourfullness, playfullness and also political statements. And a questioning of the nescessity of leaving life in only sorrow and not celebrating the life that just ended. This art-project takes Eric Adjetey Anang all over the world exhibiting and doing artisttalks. Here in Aalborg he amongst others worked together with danish street-artist Lars Pank to create a human size macrell-tomatocan-coffin :-) And following Eric as PechaKucha presenter was graphic illustrator and street-artist Lars Pank telling about both his latest art-projects Storby-stories, inspiration and co-working with other artists. Painter Bong Delfin currently work in Kerteminde Denmark and was selected as artist of the year there Bong Delfin comes from the Philipines. Bong talked about occupying his utopia thrugh his poetic imaginary painting universe that are also very strong statements.   In our short break we had been given the opportunity to show a short documentary made i english by Mads Jeppesen about danish artist Dennis Seide - choosing life as an artist in stead of getting a steady monthly paycheck in your mailbox every month. That lead well up to our second half started by another danish artist Jens Munk Clemmensen. He and two fellow artists have founded CAT Studio as both a studio and a growth-place - apprentice- and mentorship for young art-talents. Jens wanted to share this idea to be taken by other artists to oyher places around the world.   Educational revolutions swept over Europe during the sixtees. A place in Thy Denmark caught the attension of the world back then because of it's prominent guests John Lennon Yoko Ono and Yoko Onos daughter. They became friends with the founders of what was called æ Verdensuniveritet / a Worlduniversity out in the countryside in the middle of nowhere - Sara Damskier and her husband then Aage Rosendahl Nielsen. Sara Damskier talked about making the impossible happen out in the middle of nowhere transforming ideas of education and knowledge in broad perspective - seeing the importance of education of whole human beings. Occupying that Utopia became very present and lead over to the second speaker in same presentation - from Aalborg University art & Technology Fak Heinrich. Falk gave a short tour de force of the new world university - streamlined education forgot some values - maybee with the need to once again incorporate what was acknowledged back in the sixtees. You are the one who can make changes happen - occupying Utopia possible.   A strong believer in that action matters is venezuelean lawyer Ronald Thomas Graterol. He talked about the importance of improving conditions for children all over the world, and how you can contribute with your time through volunteer work for ngo Save the children.   Another challenge making an event like this happen are languages, and how to make yourself understood not talking danish or english. Cao Trung Vinh documentary film director had the help of Cao Thanh Há to translate a beautiful vietamese to english along in his presentation. Vinh is travelling Vietnam to collect knowledge about traditional villagefestivals to offer to connect them with contemporary artist ideas, and has made movies anout the events.   Last but not least another artist not english speaking - but mongolian! Hugjiltu is leadsinger in the band Ajinai - they played at Roskilde festival in Denmark in july as well as at the much smaller Aalborg Blues Festival august to standing applause. Hugjiltu wanted to share knowledge about the role nature and wide grassranges has to mongolian people, festivals, nomadelives - and what the mongolian horse (Ajinai) means to him. In the last part of his presentation he played accompanied by artworks by his friend and photographer Alusi. A beautiful ending to a wonderfull evening of occupying utopia, and I don't think anyone went home untouched, wiser or moved. This a great experience that created contacts, knowledge and understanding between people - all that PechaKucha is meant to do.