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!
Earthquake at the Equator
BY FRANCISCO X. MEJÍA
@ VOL 135
ON APR 27, 2016
Ecuador: A country that held each other tight enough that it never shook again.
"This sums up the Ecuadorian fraternity and solidarity during difficult times. [They] unite and continue to inspire each other to help rebuild their country and overcome this tragedy."
In Earthquake at the Equator from PKN Tokyo Vol 135, and as part of PechaKucha's Inspire Initiative, steaming live from Ecuado, PechaKucha Night organizer in Quito, Ecudaor, Francisco X. Mejía and Glo Fren presented about their country, the current situation in response to the recent devastating earthquake at the coast, and solidarity and resolve of the Ecuadorians in this time of crisis.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, 29th, 2016.
BY JULIA THEISEN
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 21, 2016
“I said to my husband ‘what’s that down there’ and he said ‘that’s downtown’. This was 15 years ago, and all i could think was ‘I am being driven into a religious cult that makes bread’.”
In Tomato, Tomato from PechaKucha Night Dubuque’s 2nd volume, Speaker Julia Theisen tells a humorous anecdote about a big move. Have you ever moved to another country permanently? What about visited another country? Even if you have not speaker Julia's observations about the two countries are sure to put a smile on your face.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, April 28th, 2016.
Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist
BY ANGELA REICHERT
@ VOL 4
ON FEB 11, 2016
“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”
In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.
All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April, 27th, 2016.
The Tourist, The Voyeur
BY XAVIER CAVAZOS
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 19, 2016
“She is the mother of us, all of us, alive or dead.”
In The Tourist, The Voyeur from Pechakucha Night Ellensburg’s 5th volume, presenter Xavier Cavazos poetically introduces us, the voyeur, the tourist, to the people, the streets, the grandmothers of Havana. In a mesmerizing rhythm, we are drawn into unknown territory.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016.
Jewel of North Queensland
BY CATHY-ANN KERR
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
"We came together with the the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention."
In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, to the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday April 25th, 2016.
English = Time + Tenacity + Tears
BY ŞEYI ADEBANJO
@ VOL 133
ON FEB 24, 2016
“English is a frankenstein's monster. It's a hodgepodge abomination of rules that we break all the time.”
In English = Time + Tenacity + Tears from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, student and literary enthusiast Ṣeyi Adebanjo, discusses her frustration with the “global language”. The real world is full of puzzles, all of which are more or less systematic. To her the English language itself is the most complex puzzle of all. Though she found learning the convoluted language to be a challenge, her tenacity as both a bibliophile and writer eventually paid off; the end product was worth it.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.
An Affordable Alternative to Retail Chain Art
BY TOM LUYTEN
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 23, 2015
“We live in a global village but it turns out that all houses in the global village look the same, and I was kind of bothered with that.”
In An Affordable Alternative to Retail Chain Art from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th volume, Presenter Tom Luyten discusses one of his biggest issues when it comes to home decoration. Bothered by the fact that we live in a world full of living rooms with the same picture hanging above the couch, he created an alternative. Watch as Tom tells us how to create art that is both unique and affordable, without settling for lesser quality and still provide the artist with a sufficient compensation.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, April, 21, 2016.
The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge
BY ALICE TAYLOR
@ VOL 17
ON NOV 12, 2015
“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.”
In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source - helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016.
A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto
BY LISA PELLEGRINO
@ VOL 28
ON FEB 21, 2016
“Three R's! The waste hierarchy! It’s a hierarchy because reducing is more effective than reusing and reusing is more effective than recycling.”
In A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto from PechaKucha Night Atlanta’s 28th volume speaker Lisa Pellegrino discusses what she has learned while recovering from being a “zero-waste junky”. As part of her recovery she is ensuring that she is part of A (not THE) solution on a micro scale. Hear Lisa’s background in sustainability, where that background led her, and where she has followed that road to today… (Hint: pesto is part of it).
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 20th, 2016.
Miami - The Yes City
BY CARL HILDEBRAND
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
“There’s life before PechaKucha, and after PechaKucha”
In PechaKucha Tokyo’s 134th volume, PechaKucha Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand discusses the city he loves. A vibrant metropolis, Miami has so much to offer. From the neon views of Miami beach to the Ichimura gardens, there is always something to see. But as fast paced as Miami is, PechaKucha is one place people can take a break and connect. All about the people, PechaKucha has helped up-incoming and veteran talent alike share their work and find an audience.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 19th 2016.
Sana’a: From the Ashes
BY AYMAN AMER
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
“In March 2015, the war started in Yemen and almost everything got destroyed. A lot of people got displaced… this is the beautiful – used to be the beautiful – old Sana’a city but now a big part of the city is destroyed.”
In Sana’a: From the Ashes from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 134th volume, speaker Ayman Amer discusses his home city of Sana’a. From it’s history to recent tragedy, the people of the city have been through a lot. In need of inspiration, Ayman discusses how despite the current conflict, Sana’a’s PechaKucha is still alive to give a voice to the people.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
Living in idk [I Don't Know]
BY LISSETTE MARTINEZ
@ VOL 35
ON SEP 01, 2015
“You're walking down a long corridor and at times it’s lit; you can see your steps and you know where you're going and everything makes sense. And then boom! The lights go off and you don’t know where you are or what you're doing. ”
In Living in idk [I Don't Know] from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 35th Volume, Presenter Lissette Martinez discusses living life in limbo. As an aspiring museum educator, Lissette is a grad student in the Master’s of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a talented stick-figure artist.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, April 14th 2016.