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!
People Make Places
BY CHARLES SPRECKLEY
@ VOL 142
ON DEC 14, 2016
"We managed to dig out all the people's personalities. In doing the interviews we uncovered so many layers of Japanese culture which I didn't expect."
In People Make Places at PechaKucha Night Tokyo. 142, Writer and entrepreneur Charles Spreckley shares stories about the humble geniuses who make Tokyo endlessly explorable: the chef and his restaurant, the designer and her boutique, the barista and his coffee shop, or the art dealer and her gallery. His self-published book about these inspiring characters, 'People Make Places', came out this year.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 3rd, 2017.
Deauville Beach Resort
BY NATALIE MERUELO
@ VOL 31
ON AUG 26, 2015
Natalie Meruelo shares about the colorful past, present, and future of Miami Beach's Deauville Hotel. Since 1926 the 500 room hotel has undergone several design and branding changes, but always been a destination for entertainers and celebrities around the world.
The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass
BY FRANZ HELLWIG
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."
Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015.
BY RIE HOSOKAI
@ PECHAKUCHA X DESIGN-AH EXHIBITION
ON MAR 23, 2013
Idea Manifestation - A Poster A Day
BY JOHN HUANG
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 01, 2016
"Design is not just a commercial tool, it carries social and cultural values and influences."
In Idea Manifestation - A Poster A Day from PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol. 3, John Huang discusses how his ideas come about. He illustrates his process of generating ideas and concepts. Along the way, he showcases some of the work he has created based on this method over the past year. We all have that creative juice in us; how to utilise it is the essential key.
Story of Griddy
BY MAGIC & KENRICK KWAN & WONG
@ VOL 144
ON FEB 22, 2017
Architects Magic Kwan and Kenrick Wong developed a versatile structural system that was being used as a school design for an improvised village in Cambodia, and continues its development in other contexts and scales such as art installations and exhibitions.
How to Launch a Rocket from Your Smart Phone
BY SPENCER SMITH
@ VOL 16
ON FEB 18, 2016
“They had state of the art technology… [but] an inability to communicate is what jeopardised their mission.”
In “How to Launch a Rocket From Your Smartphone” from PechaKucha Night Madison (Wisconson)’s 16th volume, speaker Spencer Smith debates an urban myth many know well. You may have heard that the smartphone you own is more powerful than the computers that put men on the moon. Do you think that's really true? Is raw computer power the most important component of this question? Once you hear the data from speaker, you could have a different opinion.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.
Everest Without Sight
BY KEVIN AUGELLO
@ VOL 12
ON JUL 01, 2015
"Basically everything in our expedition was blessed (by Tibetan Monks), our ropes, our ice axes ... and it would turn out later that we would need this blessing."
In Everest Without Sight from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol. 12, Kevin Augello, founder of New Earth Films, a British rooted documentary production company, whose clients include the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel, aims to share the diversity and natural history of Planet Earth. In this moving presentation he shares about his emotional journey while filming the extraordinary attempt of Dr Thomas Weber, a visually impaired climber with a mission to reach the summit of the North Face of Mount Everest in Tibet.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 25th, 2016.
Tick-tock Graphic Design
BY TONY BERESFORD
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 28, 2015
"His often illegible, unreadable spreads taught my generation to break all the rules."
In "Tick-tock Graphic Design" from PechaKucha Night York's Vol. 9 event, “Inspired: What Makes York’s Creative Minds Tick”, Tony Beresford chronologically charts the things that have inspired him and the project he has cut his teeth on as a graphic designer as he has grown over time, starting with toxic crayons, to comic books, to album covers, to magazines and beyond.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 26th, 2015.
Chugability, Commodity Fetishism, and Other Analogs in Your Pint of Beer
BY BEN EDMUNDS
@ VOL 21
ON DEC 06, 2016
Ben Edmunds gives a freewheeling overview of the way that pleasure, labor and politics go into every pint of your favorite craft beer.