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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Designers Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Designers Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcomed guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW Dome venue where it is held.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.


Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Jul 15, 2010


Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
Dec 20, 2011


Seattle @ Nordic Heritage Museum
May 31, 2012


Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013


Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 02, 2013


Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 03, 2013


Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013


New Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Oct 24, 2013


Paris @ Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
Nov 28, 2013


Stockholm @ Berns - Stora Salongen
Feb 04, 2014



@ VOL 51 ON APR 24, 2008

Piers has been working as freelance furniture and interior designer collaborating under the name Fly-Pitcher with Nicola Polmans opening a design studio in Cape Town, South Africa at the beginning of 2008. They designed the fly-bar at the venue where PechaKucha was held last month in Cape Town fly-pitcher blog

From the Middle of Nowhere

@ VOL 54 ON JUL 30, 2008

Hermann is one the recent graduates from the Royal College of Art in London to watch. Awesome projects.


Transformer Apartment

@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Gary Cheng has lived in this 32sqm apartment from the age of 14. 30 years later, he is still living there in the heart of Hong Kong. This is an incredible story of how his home has transformed over the years, and still continues to transform.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 22, 2013.


No Picnic

@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Swedish Style x PechaKuchaNight 04 Sweden LOVES Japan: A special Tokyo Design Week PechaKucha to celebrate 10 years of Swedish Style in Japan. No Picnic is a successful industrial design company that has grown from 2 to 50 since the start in 1993. Their latest product "Pacemaker" is revolutionizing the world of DJ-ing.


The Me Until Now and The Me From Now

@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Ko Yuwen, a dancer, goes to various countries and collaborates with several photographers to create beautiful pictures. She has also recently taken up studying design. She explains her reason for doing so and shows us some of her favorite works. (in Japanese)


Partial to Plastic

@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Product designer Fumie Shibata shows us some of the things she has helped design. These include things such as capsules for a capsule hotel, thermometers, sippy cups, rice cookers, sunglasses, and vending machines with marketing capabilities. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 20, 2013.


Creating Special Places

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Justin Martinez with a passion for renovation, talks about his past projects with the purpose of challenging people to think about buildings in the same way they think about books: for what is on the inside rather than its surface. He tells of his collaborations with other artists and even his family to show how important creating special places for others can be. 


Curse of the Architect

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

What is this Curse of the Architect? Dale Weiss explains it as the challenge architects put on themselves to always improve on their designs. Dale turns his architect's curse on croquet sets and shows us that if architects are not feared, but set free to create, amazing things can happen.


Guerrilla Architecture

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Architect, builder, and activist Andrew Perkins poses the question, "How can there be homeless people in a city of vacant buildings?" He shows us some of his projects created as a critique on consumerism and indifference to waste, explaining how he sought opportunity in the abundance of discarded materials. 


Forgotten Furniture

@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Priscilla Tierno and Fabiola Torres show their work with old furniture and their process to turn them into beautiful one of a kind pieces. (in Spanish)


PKN Dunedin Vol. 1

Dunedin hit the ground running for its first PechaKucha Night, and according to organizer Paul Smith attracted over 150 to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The list of 12 presenters was an eclectic one -- just the way we like it -- and Paul provides us with the list and few photos. Luka Hinse (industrial designer) Gavin O'Brien (designer and lecturer at the University of Otago's design department) Lyne Pringle (dancer for Bipeds Productions) Simon Kaan (artist) Tim Heath (architect) Jane Venis (artist and lecturer at Otago Polytechnic) Martin Kean (designer lecturer at Otago Polytechnic and publisher) Felicity Molloy (Point Dog Dance and dance networks) Te Radar (opinionist) Sudhir Duppati (artist) Peter Entwisle (historian, curator, and arts columnist) Claire Beynon (artist)


Adriean Koleric

Canadian artist Adriean Koleric -- aka ITEM -- will feature his 80s pop culture influences at his first solo show, "Herd," at the Latitude 53 Visual Culture Space in Edmonton (April 17 to May 16). The exhibition will be made up of his take on the Star Wars Imperial AT-ATs, using various media -- two examples are pictured above. Koleric -- who finds fascination in architecture and industrial design -- was a presenter at PKN Edmonton Vol. 2. That city's next edition (Vol. 4) is scheduled for June 16.


Poster for PKN Athens Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night returns to Athens next week (Friday, May 8) for Vol. 2, to be held at an old t-shirt factory in the city's center. As for the lineup, expect to see two architects, a chef, a biologist, two artists, an industrial designer, one opera team, a businessman, and a motion design company. Above, the beautifully illustrated poster for the event.


Yarrow Thorne

Presenting at PechaKucha Night in Providence Vol. 4, Yarrow Thorne -- a student in the Industrial Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design -- shared with the crowd his idea of "art meets graffiti," using plenty of examples he shot himself.


PKN Gothenburg Vol. 16

PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg Vol. 16 was held in late October, and the 600+ who were in attendance is certainly a sign that Gothenburg is putting on an amazing series of PKNs. Organizer Jesper Larsson gives us a the lowdown on all the presentations, with photos courtesy of Jonas Mosesson. Gothenburg is starting to get spoiled with fantastic PechaKucha Nights, and Vol. 16 was no exception. Well over 600 people filled our venue Park Lane in order to experience ten equally great and different presentations: Organisational developer and coach Maria Gustafsson spoke about courage and how your boundaries can be seen as rubber bands that needs to be stretched sometimes in order not to turn stiff and fragile. Jon Wingborg who was the Team Manager for Chalmers EcoMarathon described how a car can drive from Sweden to Italy on one litre gasoline. Emma von Brömssen presented about how she creates her amazing pattern designs Erik Thorstensson about Creatables – a Gothenburg based network of product designers that develop smart products from industrial surplus materials and waste. Industrial designer Sigrid Strömgren talked about “quiet design” and how she tries to make products that reduce noise. PhD candidate at Chalmers University of Technology Christian Sandström is fascinated by digital technology and the turmoil it has created around us. His research interests concern technological shifts and how they change industries. He presented about Facit and Kodak, two companies that weren’t able to adopt to the technological shift from analog to digital. Theatre director Anna Sjövall presented how a steering document from Region Västra Götaland called “Det goda livet” (“The good life”) can be used as a manual for everyday life, and turned into a touring performance art piece. Navid Modiri got tired of spending all his time in front of different screens, and decided to do some thing for real instead. It started with riding a horse, and then turned into a whole movement called “365 saker du kan göra” (“365 things you can do”) based on a blog were he suggested one thing you can do each day. He is also setting up a free idea database called Idépedia. An english version of the 365 things you can do-blog is set to be released in 2010. TV-personality Tore Kullgren who claimed his fame as a player in the soccer docusoap FCZ presented about “Slacktevism” (slacker activism) with such examples as wearing ribbons and starting Facebook groups. Tavern-keeper Anna Reimegård presented about the ups and downs of running restaurants and night-clubs, and how you should behave in the bar. Below, a few more photos from PKN Gothenburg Vol. 16. The next edition (Vol. 17) happens December 17.


No Picnic

We kick off the last week of 2009 with a presentation by Swedish industrial design studio No Picnic, which the duo of Jonas Bergfeldt and Dan McCormick presented at the special Swedish Style edition of PechaKucha Night during Tokyo Design Week. No Picnic is a successful industrial design company that has grown from 2 to 50 since its start in 1993. Their latest product, "Pacemaker," is revolutionizing the world of DJ-ing.


PKN Queretaro Vol. 4

Queretaro held its PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 earlier this month, and here's a report on the evening by organizer Richard Ibarra, as well as a few photos courtesy of Black Velvet Studio. The fourth PechaKucha Night's theme was “design." This time the event took place on a cold night in the historical Queretaro downtown. The beautiful "Plaza Constitución," an open and welcoming space hosted the PKN. It was a perfect place for diversity, with the stage placed in the midst of the "Somos diseño" (We Are Design) design fair, surrounded by a big crowd. The night started with Beatriz de la Concha, an industrial designer who talked about graffiti and street art. After this, a couple of industrial designers Diana Hurtado & Bethsabe Cardiel presented an interesting student project, “Methane generation from fecal feces." The third speaker, Diana Albarrán, an industrial designer too, shared with us her experience in Kyoto, Japan, were she developed lovely product designs mixing both Japanese and Mexican cultures. Following these presentations, the PKN became a forum to talk about fashion. The following speakers showed their design creations: Stres company, Diego Dom, Black Velvet studio, María Cabrera & Lorena Ledezma. After these fashion topics a PHD architect, Omar Toscano, theorized about architectural planning as a form of social control. PKN closed with a video that showed a "public space intervention"; a team of four visual artists who showed us how they congregated people using social media like Facebook and Twitter in an intervention in Queretaro's downtown. The enthusiastic crowd stayed all night to see all presentations regardless of the cold weather. After PKN, the public remained to see a colorful fashion show. This PechaKucha Night was organized by Lilián González, Richard Ibarra, Martha Aviles and the "Somos diseño" team.


Poster for PKN Monterrey Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Monterrey Vol. 2 is set for next week (September 29), to be held at the Museo de Historia de San Pedro's El Centenario. Here's more on the event from organizer Rafael Barroso:This time we have an eclectic group of creatives ready to show and talk about they work. Their work will cover photography, clay sculpture, digital art, art toys, antique furniture restoration and industrial design. The venue is El Museo Centenario, a great museum. We are expecting over 300 guests who will enjoy the stories of our exhibitors, and later we will have a great DJ, Tequila-based drinks and delicious snacks.


PKN Istanbul Vol. 13

Istanbul took part in the Global Cities Week with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 13, and here's a photo and report on the event, courtesy of PKN Istanbul team member Burçak Konukman. You'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.Istanbul, potential and possibilities for The first PechaKucha Night of 2012 was held on the 23rd of February with 9 presenters coming from different walks of creative industries in town. Presenters elaborated on the theme "Curating Istanbul" to describe potentials, possibilities and also obstacles Istanbul carries for curators and cultural operators. A crowd of 250 participated in the event at the Building Information Center, finding the concept and content "quite nourishing,"as young designer Ufuk Semerci described it. Fırat Kasapoğlu from Partners, one of the key figures of the cultural industries in Istanbul, focused on the infrastructure of cultural industries and how to improve it. Industrial designer and Director of Istanbul Design Biennial Özlem Yalım Özkaraoğlu shared how the Biennial exhibitions are formed and accompany events during the year. The third speaker was artist Murat Germen, with the presentation “Coping with İstanbul." Murat Germen’s visuals showed the audience how Istanbul’s architectural fabric has changed over the years. Young fashion designer Benan Bal’s focus was on men’s fashion. The audience got some valuable tips on how to get their looks in 2012. After the break, artist Candaş Şişman presented the visions they added on the city’s skyline by using video mapping techniques. Art critic Fırat Arapoğlu’s almost-no-budget exhibition "Against Public, For Public" was a good example of collaboration and creativity for developing art projects. The creative director from Mindthead, Genco Demirer, shared dispositions of the Istanbul Architecture Biennial (IIAB) they are planning for 2013. The agenda of the city's culture and art life was examined by strategist Serdar Paktin. For the last presentation, DJ Orkun Bozdemir from Future Generation shared his experiences in music and the entertainment industry.


How to PechaKucha

Matthew Bird has critiqued and lectured on industrial design for quite some time; most recently he taught a class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the History of Industrial Design.  As part of this course, he introduced his students to the PechaKucha method of presentation. He has uploaded an instructional video that not only serves as a tutorial for the academics out there, but for all of us. We could write a manual containing tips on how to best present your PechaKucha story, but Matthew's demonstration sums it all up quite succintly. If you've ever been curious as to what makes PechaKucha work so well, or perhaps you have a presenation of your own coming up, this one is certainly worth a look!