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!
A Quest for Adventure
BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 09, 2009
Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2013.
BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 01, 2009
How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."
In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.
A Life in the Making
Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on November 21, 2013.
The World's Best City When It Rains
BY JESPER LARSSON
@ VOL 100
ON FEB 20, 2013
In 2021 the city of Gothenburg, Sweden turns 400. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the anniversary. This is the idea that Jesper Larsson brought to the table in The World's Best City When It Rains from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 100.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2013.
PechaKucha Night GothenburgオーガナイザーであるJesperさんのご出身都市の魅力をぜひお聞きください。
#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 143
ON JAN 25, 2017
"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people."
Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.
A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories
BY THIANE KHAMVONGSA
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Understanding theatre helps us to understand what it means to be human."
In A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 4, Thiane Khamvongsa, a Laotian playwright, director and comedian who grew up and studied in France talks about the importance of theater throughout human history and how it can positively influence our lives.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.
Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.
BY BEN SZOBODY
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 12, 2016
"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely."
In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25, Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together.
Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art
BY LINDSAY CHAN
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 24, 2016
"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone."
In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time.
For more details, visit: http://christchurchstreetart.co.nz/
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.
BY ESTHER SPRINGETT
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 27, 2016
"It was really through there workshop of the simple, almost futile, act of making paper flowers that we realized the potential for bringing diverse groups together."
in Project Yemanja from PechaKucha night Bexhill-on-Sea, Vol. 4, Esther Springett speaks about a fascinating effort that sprung from a seemingly misplaced Brazilian festival in Camden called Santido, which aimed to connect sights, smells, sounds and senses of Brazil to Camden. Coinciding with the Rio Olympics this project centered on water and the act of sending well wishes in the form of paper flowers down rivers and out to sea. Hear the story of how hundreds of these paper flowers we're made in Camden and scenically sailed up the regents canal.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, February 6th, 2017.