The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!
Copper Harbor, Michigan
BY JOHN DONOVAN
@ VOL 21
ON JUN 18, 2015
"I don't know if there is a word to describe a peninsula that's part of another peninsula, maybe "super-peninsula." They can use that if they want."
In this hilarious, yet introspective look on a remote and serene corner on the world called Copper Harbour, Michigan, freelance writer John Donavan shares his love for its 75 quirky residents, its single drag strip, its dozen places to stay, and half as many places to eat, its few quiet souvenir shops, its art studio, its laundromat, its lonely but loved book store, and its complete lack of cell-phone reception.
Surrounded by wilderness, wonder, and solitude, Donavan shares getting lost in the natural beauty, forgetting that the noise, and the hurry, and the craziness of world even exists, adding "it's kinda like my church."
The Odyssey Project
The Odyssey Project is a collaborative theater process between youth from a juvenile detention facility in Santa Barbara county and undergraduate students from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Using the template of Homer's Odyssey, the participants gather on the university campus to explore the mythic elements in their lives in order to reconstruct the epic poem in their own voices. The project leads to a public performance at a local theater. Everyone on this creative journey is a hero or heroine. The project is designed to honor youth in identifying their heroic life mission and map a course of action. It employs theater arts as a strategy for inspiring life affirming choices.
In doing so, it seeks to demonstrate how artistic cooperation transcends class, racial and social barriers; and how art, with rehabilitation, serves as an alternative to incarceration and penalty.
THis was "Presenation of the Day" on Wednesday, October 8th, 2015.
Even Though We're Here
BY MUAZ AL-RASHID
@ VOL 4
ON AUG 15, 2015
"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"
In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4, Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.
This was "Presenation of the Day" on Tuesday October 6, 2015.
I'd Rather Be Printing
BY J.S. MAKKOS
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"This is the first color newspaper ever printed in New Orleans!"
In I'd Rather Be Printing from Pechakucha Night New Orleans Vol. 17, J.S. Makkos shares falling in love with antique printing presses as a youth exploring in his father’s antique shop. This helped define his passion for print making. He came down to New Orleans with a purpose to salvage the detritus and material culture of this city that was being lost in dumpsters and through a sequence of events, stumbled on a treasure trove of New Orleans history.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, October 5th, 2015.
Rebuilding the Future of Nepal
BY NEVO SHINAAR
ON SEP 29, 2015
"We cannot control nature. It does what it does. However we can control human nature and our ability to work together in the face of these odds."
In Rebuilding the Future of Nepal, from our Inspire Nepal Channel, Nevo Shinaar shares the story of his involvement in the Earthquake in Nepal in 2015. After committing for 10 month's work as a volunteer in Nepal, aimed to help rural communities become more resilient to globalisation and external changes, and to enhance their quality of life, Shinaar had such a meaningful experience that he decided to stay longer and facilitate a new group of volunteers. Within another 8 months, the ravaging earthquake sent the entire country into a state of disarray particularly the very communities with with whom he'd be working. In trying to address the needs of these communities in ways that were most relevant and effective he learned some life lessons, and shares them with us here.
This was "Presenation of the Day" on Friday October 2nd, 2015.
Growing a Community of Impact
BY SILJE GRASTVEIT
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 08, 2015
"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble."
In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3, Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.
This was "Presenation of the Day" Wednesday, September 29th, 2015.
Glass is HOT!
BY JERRY CATANIA
@ VOL 2
ON AUG 20, 2015
"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass."
In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.
Revolution - Bridging the Employment Gap for Women in Crises
BY SARAH RUTT
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 08, 2015
Sarah Rutt discusses Revolution, a jewelry company that creates and sells handcrafted, leather jewelry in order to bridge the employment gap for women transitioning out of homelessness. Revolution is part of the great social enterprise pitch sponsored by ASSETS Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation, and are launching operations in October of this year.
This was "Presenation of the Day" on Monday, September 29th, 2015.
Tainan's Design Culture
BY LESLIE TSAI
@ VOL 123
ON MAR 20, 2015
"This is one of the most dangerous festivals in the world! You must join!"
In Tainan's Design Culture from Pechakucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Leslie Tsai talks about the wonderful culture of Taiwan. He encourages many people to visit this great country with its many different customs and art.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 25th, 2015.
Forever in an Instant!
BY FREDERICK JON CHEN
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 15, 2015
"Anyone facing adversity can experience some form of healing or solace from something as seemingly insignificant as the gift of an instant photo."
In Forever in an Instant from PechaKucha Night Singapore Vol. 13, photographer Frederick Chen shares his experience of working with Photohoku, a photo-giving volunteer initiative that was born in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through the act of giving photos, rather than taking photos, Frederick explains how photography has the power to restore hope for people in need, giving them something often overlooked in other relief efforts. In a final call-to-action, Frederick challenges us to take up the cause, putting forward the notion that the ways that photo-giving can make a difference in people's lives is only limited by our imaginations.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 24th, 2015.
Swedish Fashion Talents
BY HELENA MELLSTRÖM
@ VOL 53
ON AUG 18, 2015
"At the Swedish Fashion Council, we work with different projects to promote, support, and develop Swedish Fashion. Our aim is to highlight new fashion brands...though our exhibitions and fashions."
In Swedish Fashion Talents, from PechaKucha Night Stockholm, Vol. 53, Helena Bergström, Marketing Manager at Swedish Fashion Council, presents the nominees of Swedish Fashion Talents 2015, a 10-year running award for young fashion designers - this year won by Simon Ekrelius.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, September 23th, 2015.
My Love Story With Cake
BY CHEELIN WONG
@ VOL 4
ON AUG 15, 2015
"People have to find something that they're passionate about in life and live it." Cheelin Wong's, one of three owners of family owned cake shop, Ximply Chriz, grandmother said and she agreed before flying off to France to learn how to bake cake. Cheelin talks about her passion for the sweet life while pushing doubts, ego crushers and failures away by making magic in the kitchen.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tusday, September 22th, 2015.