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Sheffield @ Fusion, Sheffield Students' Union - University of Sheffield
Mar 24, 2011


Seattle @ AT Camp Mighty Tieton
Jun 30, 2012


Dnipropetrovsk @ Shelter coworking & lounge
Apr 01, 2013


Hamptons @ Parrish Art Museum
Dec 12, 2014


Taipei @ xuexue institute
Dec 19, 2015


Taipei @ xuexue institute
Mar 26, 2016


Townsville @ Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Feb 09, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 - Puerta del Parian
Mar 31, 2017


Portland OR @ Holocene
Jun 13, 2017


Pueblo, CO @ Rawlings Library, InfoZone
Feb 09, 2018


The Importance of Huts

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 28, 2012

Huts are no longer nostalgic relics of the past. Euan Gray shows us how huts are not only important as a shelter from the harshness of mother nature, but how they've become fully-functional contemporary works of archtecture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 5, 2013.


Prototyping Shelters

@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Yuta Ito talks about his project in Italy. The aim of the project is to design a prototyping shelter at the exhibition site at archaeological park. The site is located in the centre of Mediterranean sea, a place which was not only influenced by Italian culture but also by Spanish, Greek, Arabic and Turkish cultures. 



If You Give a Crab a Castle

@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Artist Aki Inomata shares her recent work, that includes the use of 3D-printed art pieces, creating "shelters" for hermit crabs to highlight her chosen theme.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 23, 2015.


Memory of Place

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

My current work investigates the naive trust we place upon our shelter system’s ability to protect us. My interest lies within the conflicting ideas of protection, vulnerability and hope, during and after abrupt natural destruction. As pioneers and immigrants in new places and spaces, we believe and invest in the security of the systems we create. This belief in the security of stability is called into question during great disasters. Such was mine in the aftermath of the biggest natural disaster, my country has seen in decades, where a 6.3 magnitude earthquake awoke the land, in my home town of Otautahi / Christchurch, New Zealand in February, 2011.
I am intrigued by the irrevocable shift in one’s sense of self in relation to place that occurs after the illusion of stability ceases to exist. In these moments, the architectural landscape can become both threatened and threatening. I am mentally cataloging the beauty of our pioneering and afraid of the consequences in entrusting so much with our current systems of belief.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 22, 2015.


Survival = Shelter

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me”

Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.


Las amorosas más bravas y la Casa Xochiquetzal

@ VOL 45 ON FEB 25, 2016

¿Te has preguntado qué sucede con las mujeres que dedicaron su vida al trabajo sexual al envejecer?

“Las amorosas más bravas”*, es una crónica imagen-texto, sobre las mujeres que habitan la Casa Xochiquetzal – albergue para trabajadoras sexuales de la tercera edad en la ciudad de México. Una apuesta por el periodismo de profundidad, con seis años de documentación fotográfica y dos de investigación y registro. El resultado es un entramado entre las imágenes de Desrus y la pluma de Gómez Ramos, quienes a través de su mirada nos permiten conocer un poco de estas vidas extraordinarias.

Precio de venta: 600 Pesos mexicanos. * Parte de las ventas irán a beneficio de la Casa Xochiquetzal. Para adquirir el libro, escríbenos a


Urban[e] Objects

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

A cohort of Architecture Students from Woodbury University elected Tokyo to conduce fieldwork studies by the theme  Urban[e] Objects. The research proposes new residential strategies through the translation of objects that can exist simultaneously in multiple scales: as a tea-cup or as an urban building. Their research deploys the use of isometric drawings and urban transects and inspiration derived by traditional Japanese drawing techniques to investigate questions of authenticity, translation of vernacular making methods, and interiority and apply them to contemporary challenges of shelter.



Restoration from the Rubble - Medic Samaritan

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Chad Becker discusses the efforts of Medic Samiratan, which was established to offer medical support in Haiti for mission teams and the residents they served following the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the already impoverished Third World country.  Evolving from its founding objective, Medic Samaritan now enters into healthcare concentrated endeavors that facilitate access to shelter, education, and clean water within the rural mountainous communities of Beloc, Camatin, and Decouze, Haiti. The Medic Samaritan SEWing Sustainability model (Shelter, Education/Engagement, Water), focuses on empowering Haitians through projects that promote long-term, community health development and sustainability.


Halifax Bus Shelter

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Elora Wilkinson is a Planner II with the Urban Design Team at HRM, but has experience working in both municipal and consulting planning. Elora graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor in Community Design with a focus on sustainability and urban design. With a love of street art, she loves to find ways to add colour and creativity to the city to build places of unexpected vibrancy.


Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm


"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.


Bakoko and the Cutty Sark Pavillion

Alastair Townsend of Tokyo-based design studio Bakoko was a presenter at the recent PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 64, and he's put together a very nice video of his presentation. Townsend presented the design and construction of the Cutty Sark Pavilion (the world's first building to have been realized using Bentley's parametric design software, Generative Components). The talk goes on to briefly present recent projects including Acacia Arboricola Synthetica (a synthetic tree house), a restaurant on the water (on top of a skyscraper), the Shi Shi O Doshi rain shelter, and the Matuso Mansion. I love hearing the Muppets-inspired "PechaKucha" chant at the start of the clip.


Callum Dowie

We kick off this week's presentation highlights with our first one from Auckland -- recorded at the city's Vol. 17 -- featuring Callum Dowie demonstrating his take on the portable disaster relief shelter.


The Importance of Huts

Huts are no longer nostalgic relics of the past. Unless we're talking about Jabba the Hut -- he died a long time ago. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Importance of Huts" from PKN Dundee Vol. 2, Euan Gray shows us how huts are not only important as a shelter from the harshness of mother nature, but how they've become fully-functional modern miniature marvels of interior design and architecture. 


Yuta Ito

As part of our "Urban Innovation Month," we've invited Yuta Ito to present at PechaKucha Night Vol. 113 (on Wednesday, April 30) about his innovative shelter project. Visit our New Cities Foundation/WhatWorks Channel.都市開発月間の一つとして、Yuta ItoをペチャクチャナイトVol.113(4月30日(水))に招待し、革新的な彼のシェルタープロジェクトについて話してもらいます。


PKN Podcast #3!

Click here for Podcast This is the third volume of Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto’s podcast. Our guest is photographer Rafael Roman who talks about how he got into taking photos and tells us the stories behind some of his recent Hosted by Eric Luong and Ash Ryan. Edited by and music by Ash Eric Luong is a full-time instructor at Kyoto University of Art and Design and a freelance translator of art-related literature. Ash Ryan creates music and WordPress websites, translates Japanese-English, and is co-founder of alternative creative space イタチshelter in Osaka.


Memory of Place

“I’m interested in the new spaces we’re forced to inhabit after disasters.” Artist Victoria Buck is interested in the conflicting concepts of protection, vulnerability, and hope in the time during and following abrupt natural disasters. In “Memory of Place” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 14, she discusses her work, and how it’s intended to investigate the naive trust we place upon the shelter systems we have in place, and their supposed ability to protect us.


Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy

"We all need shelter for survival and when that shelter is beautiful, magic, and fun, it will uplift our spirits."In Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy from PechaKucha Forster, Ian Sercombe shares being inspired by magic, mystery, beauty, and serenity, and how he invokes those ideals and aesthetics into his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work. He uses traditional adobe rammed earth structure and textures to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty to live a life in. 


Survival = Shelter

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me” Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.


City Focus: Kumamoto

This week we put some much needed City Focus towards our friends in Kumamoto, Japan and it's surrounding areas, still in the throes of a hugely tragic loss, suffering a series of devastating earthquakes and aftershocks that started this weekend, leaving residents without shelter, water, electricity, or sadly far worse. On behalf of the worldwide PechaKucha community, we send out hearts and thoughts out to all those affected, while at the same time committing ourselves to support you all in what ways we can over the coming days, weeks, months, and likely years. Hang in there Kumamoto!



You may recall that here in Tokyo at our recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 135, as part of our PechaKucha Inspire Initiative, we were joined via live video feed, by our PKN organizers from Kumamoto, Japan, and Quito, Ecuador, both regions devastated by a series of recent earthquakes. Check our their incredibly moving presentations on our PechaKucha Inspire Channel.   Francisco in Quito followed up with PechaKucha HQ week to update us on the situations there. As architects, they had responded immediately to the disaster with an ingenuitive temporary shelter design with recycled and readily sourced local materials such as bamboo that would address the affected community's immediate needs.   Frustrated with a lack of support and resources from local government and authorities to develop their ideas, their project has been delayed but not their perseverance or determination to help. They've changed gears for the moment, teaming up with Project AMOR 7.8 (Love 7.8), an initiative focused to help orphans that were left with nothing after the earthquake. They hope to design and construct sustainable community developments and facilities for the children and a the community most affected by the disaster.   They need the support of the PechaKucha Global Network so please have a look at their campaign and consider helping them reach their fundraising goals and be a part of their recovery.