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!
First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999
BY FRANK RUSCITTI
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 17, 2016
“I took news tips that broke stories, I spoke to mobsters, majors, people from outer space..”
In First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999 from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5 Frank Ruscitti presents a sometimes humorous, sometimes hair-raising memoir of his days working for the Village Voice in New York City.
This was "PechaKucha of Day" on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.
Weaving for the Soul
BY RENÉ BAHLOO
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”
In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016.
There's Something About That
BY WILL HUDSON
@ VOL 23
ON FEB 25, 2016
“How simple some ideas can be but you got to make them happen.. cats and famous paintings...”
In There's Something About That from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Will Hudson, the founder of creative agency called "It's nice that", explains why he's passionate about other people's creative skills. He shows off his favorites such as christmas card, sushi cats and many other interesting things!
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 27th, 2016.
Common Ground Ome
"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin."
At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, September 23rd, 2016.
The Power of Paper
BY FRANK BÖLTER
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”
He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.
Who Killed the King
BY KOSTYA KIMLAT
@ VOL 18
ON JUL 08, 2016
"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."
In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2016.
Child Friendly in the City
"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."
In Child Friendly in the City from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25, Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. Though this talk, he challenges us to view our spaces through youthful eyes, while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child friendly cities.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016.
10 Years Drawing
BY PRZEMEK SOBOCKI
@ VOL 138
ON JUL 27, 2016
“I play a lot with different murals and different perspectives...everything is done with markers.”
In 10 Years Drawing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Przemek Sobocki shares some of the amazing work that he's done with a marker. 10 years ago, Sobocki arrived to Tokyo as an Illustrator at the beginning of his career. And during this past decade he has grown up a little bit, his work has evolved becoming more complex yet more plain, sometimes more colourful, sometimes more sharp and graphical, elegant yet still with a pinch of mystery.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, September 16th, 2016.
Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does
BY SARAH TRIMMER
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 17, 2016
“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”
In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.
BY PHILIPPA STANTON
@ VOL 23
ON FEB 25, 2016
“They are not just a box or a kiosk, they are a brilliantly designed building.”
In PhoneBox Love from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Philippa Stanton shared with us her love for the world-renowned symbol of Great Britain - telephone boxes. Her love grew to be a fantastic photo project overtime, which we also get a chance to observe in the video.
Philippa is a synaesthetic artist, actress and an Instagram Starlet (she has 500k followers).
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.
BY JANDAMARRA CADD
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
"The money, the things, the titles, the dates - they are all limitations the try to separate us. But we are one people, with one heart, and we are walking together."
In Kinship from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Jandamarra Cadd shared some of his paintings, which depict aspects of the human condition and his vision of using art to create harmony, empathy, respect and understanding for all people. is an Aboriginal Australian Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, and an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. After enduring a challenging childhood, painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016.
BY JOEL DANIEL HARRIS
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 06, 2016
"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now."
In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. A Malone University alum, Harris has more than a decade of experience as an advocate for early adolescents and has served on a variety of boards and causes in his community. His work includes chairing committees for United Way and Leadership Stark County, serving as a mentor for both Canton City and Plain Local school districts, as a Service Learning Trip leader for Malone University. JDH received his Masters in 2012 from George Fox University and has been regularly honored for his work with students and in the community, including receiving the Layperson of the Year Award from the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (2014), Malone University’s Young Alumnus of the Year (2012) and as a Twenty under 40! recipient (2015).
Joel will be speaking to the underestimated abilities of middle schoolers. The best ideas often come from the places least expected. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready for some stories of middle school brilliance and the chance to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday September, 12th, 2016.