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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!

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Circadian Rhythms

BY JOHN O'NEILL
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 02, 2016

“Most organisms have internalized [earth’s 24 hour] environmental cycle; An [organism] has a massive advantage if it can predict when the sun will come up instead of reacting to it.”

In Circadian Rhythms from PechaKucha Night Cambridge's 3rd volume, Molecular biologist John O'Neil explains all about the science of the circadian rhythm. Ever wondered why you get jet lag, have more energy in the morning or feel tired after lunch? Wonder no more as it’s a fascinating cycle!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 13th, 2016. 

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Stadt. City. Ville. Bonn.

BY MELANIE & HOLGER VOGEL
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

“You probably have heard about the Carnival in Brazil. In the rhine region we also have a carnival. It’s 5 days of drinking not thinking… and all the people are calling for ‘Camella’. (Audience showered with Haribro candy much to everyone's delight.) So after that you come back home with tons of sweets, so it’s better than birthday and christmas for the kids.”

In Stadt. City. Ville. Bonn. from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 134th Volume, Event Managers, Melanie & Holger Vogel along with son Julian, present on their charming and historical city of Bonn, which rests in the Rhine Valley between Cologne and Frankfurt. The city of Haribo, Ludwig Von Beethoven, and Germany’s biggest flea market, it has a history that dates back to the time of the Romans, and has a little something to offer everybody. One can even stay at the location the night at their Pecha Kucha Bonn​ Events which also doubles as an interesting accommodation.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 11th, 2016. 


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Windy City vs The Big Apple

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

“You're gonna find out once and for all, which is the most brilliant PechaKucha City, and it's either Chicago or New York."

Come one, come all to the smackdown event of the evening; Windy City VS the Big Apple.  On the left we have Peter Exley representing Chicago weighing in at 37 PKN volumes.  On the right we have Emma Exley representing New York weighing in at 8 PKN volumes. Let the mach begin!

Brought to you by PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 134th Volume.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, April 8th, 2016.

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Primitiva

BY KATRÍN ÓLÍNA
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

“To understand nature, naturalists found out early that it made sense to put things into systems.”

In Primitiva from PechaKucha Night Stockholm’s 55th Volume, speaker Katrín Ólína discusses her new project Primitiva. She embarked on a journey to find herself, but instead found something that belongs to everyone. By creating a language of shape, Katrín discovers a diversity of human conditions.

This was "PechaKucha of the Week" on Thursday, April 7th, 2016. 

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Tony's Chocolonely

BY PETER ZANDEE
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

"Isn't it weird that in the world of chocolate, all chocolate bars are divided equally, when things are shared so unfairly in the industry. We feel everybody deserves fair compensation for what they do in making chocolate."

In Tony's Chocolonely from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 18th Volume, Speaker Peter Zandee explains the mission and philosophy behind Tony's Chocolonely, a 100% slave free chocolate company in Portland, Oregon. Because let’s be honest, supporting fair trade makes everything a little sweeter.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016.  

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The Fragrant City

BY TANJA SCHELL
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Smell gives us a sense of place. Our nose is our built in navigator and every city is filled with smell scapes.”

In The Fragrant City from PechaKucha Night Maastrict Volume 29, Speaker Tanja Schell shows how powerful one of our most ignored senses is. We live in a world of scents. And we are influenced by them 24/7. All those scents influence our mood and our wellbeing, all of them. Even those we are not aware of. Scent is a hidden but powerful dimension which adds a strong sense of place to the urban space, it makes cities more attractive and more safe. After ages of reducing and controlling odour emissions in the city, time has come to develop a positive policy to use this invisible power.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 6th, 2016. 

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Creativity in a Hidden Land

BY SARA FIDA AL ABDULLAH
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

“We’re advanced in everything but when it comes to design, we’re a bit boring… So when PechaKucha was introduced in 2012, young people were encouraged to come… and show us what they had.”

In Creativity in a Hidden Land from PKN Tokyo’s Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Muscat Organizer Sara Fida Al Abdullah shares some reflections on her home city and the PKN she hosts there in Oman. A beautiful and vibrant city, Oman's capital Muscat is a sight to behold indeed, but as Sara began to recognize an under-represented and under-valued sense of design, she committed her to finding and spotlight the city's hidden creativity and talent, and if in doing so via PechaKucha Nights, she's had an enormously positive impact on her community. Here she also offers some ingenious tips on running PechaKucha Night, from which any organizer can glean. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 4th, 2016. 

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Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border

BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."

In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North"  which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.

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Porn Nails

BY ROSEMARIE ROMERO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

”I created Porn Nails as an interactive installation and performance using miami kitsch aesthetics and the flamboyance of the Miami chonga”

In Porn Nails from PechaKucha Night Miami’s 31st volume, speaker Rosemarie Romero presents a project near and dear to her heart. Rosemarie created Porn Nails as a unique performative art piece which embodies the Miami aesthetic, feminism, female drag, excess, and sisterhood.  She bonds with women while doing their nails at the same time listening to pop music, talking about sex and sharing dirty jokes.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, March 31st. 

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400 Seconds of Art

BY SANDY SAAD
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas”

In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, march 29th, 2016. 

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The Resurrection of Christchurch

BY NETTA EGOZ
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"Tonight our attempt is to take you through the 17 PechaKucha Nights after the quakes and how they reflect the social rebuild of our city."

In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart

BY LANA RAPPETTE
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"The only way to shed light on ignorance and resentment is to talk about it."

In St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, Lana Rappette, Assistant and Communications Lead for the Whirlpool Creatives Association reveals that St Joseph, MI is far more than just a sleepy summer tourist destination on the shore of Lake Michigan. Sure, St Joseph has its sandy beaches and an agricultural  industry fit for making apple pies, but it also has a thriving, respected and close knit arts community. One that is immune to city borders and has helped heal relationships and restore the beauty in the neighboring city of Benton Harbor. PechaKucha St Joseph was started just one year ago in early 2015. Now all people, everyday people, have a chance to share ideas and fun doing it! The city hopes to fuel a positive and creative culture through its PechaKucha platform.

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