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!
Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process
BY DAN SHANAHAN
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.”
In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.
A Sense of Place
BY BISTRA HRISTOVA
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 20, 2016
Music Feeds My Soul
BY LETITIA GEORGE
@ VOL 27
ON OCT 04, 2016
“When words fail music speaks.”
In "Music Feeds My Soul" from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27, a Soulful Singer Letitia George shares her story and deep passion for music. Letitia rose to the spotlight after featuring on series 4 of BBC 1's The Voice UK, where she became a member of Team Ricky and soared her way through to the knockout rounds.
My Ideal Bookshelf
BY JO ANN SMITH
@ VOL 4
ON AUG 11, 2016
“My name is Jo Ann and I am a bookaholic.”
In "My Ideal Bookshelf" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 4, Jo Ann Smith shared the books that have affected her life. Jo Ann's ideal bookshelf includes books that led to travel, computer science textbooks that she authored, a special reference to Sherlock Holmes, and even a book worth $6,500. Her final book led to a musical “Good Night.”
Education As An Inspiration
BY MARCO POLLEDRI
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 29, 2016
"Children - they are quite powerful young things. They run away, and could quite happily run the world today."
In "Education As An Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night York Vol. 11, Marco Polledri and his daughter regularly get fired up about education! Marco because he couldn't wait to get away from it, and for Celestine because she's right in the middle of it. Both of them have come to realise that education doesn't need to be painful, it can be inspirational but it must be engaging. They discuss realising that education can be something that you share as a family, from the highs to the lows. They believe it's something we all need to be involved in, and share their thoughts on how to do it.
Snowflakes for Easton
"In Just 20 Days, 27,162 snowflakes were cut and installed around the downtown. Something as simple as paper snowflakes had succeeded in uniting the entire community."
Downtown Easton was not always the vibrant place it is today. One critical element in the city's renewal as been the work of the Easton Main Street Initiative. In Snowflakes for Easton from PechaKucha Night Easton's Vol. 3, Main Street Manager Kim Kmetz recalls an initiative that captured the city's collective imagination, and sparked a new wave of civic engagement.
Christmas for the Christmas-less
BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9
ON JUN 21, 2016
Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small place inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg
BY RICH HERSCHLAG
@ VOL 4
ON APR 15, 2016
"I’ve always said: You prepare for life, but you don’t know how or why."
In "Punk Rock Blitzkrieg" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol.4, Rich Herschlag shared his background with Punk Music and the Ramones. Following up in the video is eventually the story of Rich's collaboration with Marky Ramone entitled "Punk Rock BlitzKreig".
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016.
A Researcher Gone Practical
BY TESSA VAN ASSELT
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"I started teaching, because I try to make students be able to apply their research, understand what it can mean for business."
In "A Researcher Gone Practical" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Tessa van Asselt explains why academic insights should be used for business, and how research can be practically applied to business strategy. Tessa recalls the challenges she faced while trying to apply her research knowledge and methonds to a real-world project, and shares her passion about teaching and helping students to make links between research and business.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016.
No Guts, No Glory
BY DR. BERT RUTTEN
@ VOL 7
ON SEP 27, 2016
"I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone just did what they want to do."
In “No Guts, No Glory” from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7, Dr. Bert Rutten takes us on a journey into the world of personal development. Dr. Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology, and inspires us to do what really want – instead of what others think us to be capable of.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016.
How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home
BY DANIELLE HOLLIS
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 12, 2016
"I have met some of the greatest people in the process..how my search for community brought me back home."
In "How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home", from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3, Danielle Hollis, invites us all to "trust the process" as we all search for ways to feel like a part of something bigger than ourselves. Danielle has recently moved back to her hometown of Batavia. As an excecutive Director of Water Street Studios, a not-for-profit community arts centre, defines community through a series of personal life events.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016.
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 142
ON DEC 14, 2016
"Bobsleighs can get up to speeds of 160 kilometers per hour, and going around one of the tight curves, can get up to 5G's just like in a fighter jet!"
PechaKucha co-founder and half of the dynamic duo that makes up Klein Dytham architecture, Mark Dytham delivers his annual holiday season presentation in 20x20 fashion. Past years' topics have included "Snowflake-ology", Un-average Sleighs, Ski-Jumps of the World, "Yuletide Shrubbery" (read: Christmas Trees) and more. This year at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he takes on "Bob's Sleigh" and the fascinating and little known world of bobsledding, elucidating on the sport's rich history, the technical intricacies of track and sleigh, and some of the sport's best stories. Question Mark: Who's Bob? (Hint: Watch and find out!)
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 16th, 2016.