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!
Breathe For Change
BY HANNA HERMANSON
@ VOL 16
ON FEB 18, 2016
“I took the opportunity to pursue my daydreams and last summer I joined 35 other educators here in madison. We studied yoga and anatomy and we learned strategies for mindfully regulating classrooms.”
In Breath for Change from PechaKucha Night Madison Volume 16, Presenter Hanna Hermanson discusses Breathe For Change. B4C is on a mission to improve the health and well being of teachers, students, and school communities through wellness practices and community building. The leaders of this organization embody the type of change they wish to see in the world and have left behind traditional workspaces and structures to implement their vision. Each team member is supported in personal intention and goal setting to help live their fullest expression of their work. Their workspaces resemble co-working spaces, yoga studios, and classrooms across the country.
The was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016.
BY AQUILES DAMIRON-ALCANTARA
@ VOL 35
ON SEP 01, 2015
“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.”
In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.
7(ish?) Lessons in Handmade Living
BY KIMBERLY COBURN
@ VOL 28
ON FEB 21, 2016
“I’m that annoying friend that can’t just sit and watch a movie, I knit and watch a movie. But I also make really awesome homemade gifts for everybody so you know– they can only get so mad about it.”
When you hear the word “homestead” what do you think of? I think of the old west in the US of A’s past, of folk heading out into the unknown with just their wits and wares and know-how. In 7(ish?) Lessons in Handmade Living from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Volume 28, speaker Kimberly Coburn would do just fine out there on her own given that she is helping revive the hand-me-down knowledge that was once passed from generation to generation but has somehow stopped now. Sewing, smithy work, growing food, glass making, and more! Tune in to hear Kimberly make the case for bringing back the “old knowledge”!
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 9th, 2016.
Beirut Jam Sessions
BY ANTHONY SEMAAN
@ VOL 24
ON JAN 20, 2016
“Initially the plan was to bring bands to Beirut, organize concerts, and make something cool out of the music scene in Lebanon–which was not very active at the time.…and then we said it can’t just be bringing bands to Beirut, we need to promote local bands as well”
In Beirut Jam Sessions from PechaKucha Night Beruit’s Volume 24, Speaker Anthony Semaan tells how he started Beirut Jam Sessions with two of his friends. Building up the local music scene and collaborating with international artists, they have created a platform that supports music acts and develops local talent in Lebanon and abroad.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Saturday, May 7th, 2016.
A Light in the Dark
BY MOHAMMED MAHDI
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM
ON JAN 28, 2016
“This picture has been taken 10 of 15 minutes after a vacuum bomb has been executed in the capital. This man is walking with his dog near the bomb and he says ‘I will live my life’.”
People can show extreme resilience under extraordinary situations. In A light in the Dark from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s event at MSM, Speaker Mohammed Mahdi shows Yemeni people in their daily lives. He is impressed to see how they manage to progress under extreme situations which could be categorized as extremely hard life.
Tremors from Kumamoto
BY MARI NASAKI
@ VOL 135
ON APR 27, 2016
"As we attempted to escape our crumbling buildings, the electricity cut out, and we were left scrambling in the dark."
In Tremors from Kumamoto, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, PechaKucha Night Kumamoto team member Mari Nasaki recounts the days and weeks following Kumamoto's largest earthquake in centuries. She speaks of destruction, lack of sustenance and supplies, but also of hope.
The was "PechaKucha of the Day" Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.
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.