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!
The Road Less Traveled
BY YVONNE (E.V.) JONES
@ VOL 4
ON AUG 11, 2016
"I became almost obsessed with writing this story, as if someone was telling me 'You need to get this out on paper.'"
In "The Road Less Traveled" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 4, E.V. Jones examined how events in her life, both good and bad, led her down the path to where she is today, a published author, a registered nurse, and mom of six children. Story writing and -telling was a form of therapy for Yvonne’s oldest son, who was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. Story nights turned into The Wish, an original story written by . This first book became a series that was picked up by a publishing company.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 7th, 2016.
Back to Origin
“I use free diving as a tool to share the beauty of connecting with the water, nature and myself.”
In "Back to Origin" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, by representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai Futaki highlights the meaning and expression of the human–water connection. As the winner of Guinness World Record for the longest distance swam in cape with one breath, she uses freediving as a tool to be the bridge between the underwater world and the human world.This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Froday November 4th, 2016.
Performing, Creating and Collaborating
BY CHRISTOPHER ALLERY
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
"The great thing about collaboration is that it is driven by structure."
In "Performing, Creating and Collaborating" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18, Christopher Allery has had a 20 year creative career that has focused on the art of collaboration. This began with an art show during his second year of his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). Staged at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Chris worked with fellow friends and fellow undergrads to create an immersive installation and performance incorporating found objects, artificial light, and original music which was performed on the Majestic’s grand piano. In this presentation, Chris shares collaborative relationships that he has explored have been fruitful but also stretched him sometimes painfully, but also professionally, and creatively.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 .
A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space
BY JOANNA GILLESPIE
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence."
In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.
Our Corpses, Ourselves
BY CAITLIN DOUGHTY
@ VOL 28
ON AUG 25, 2016
"We run a funeral home, and our main mission is to get you spend more time with the corpse."
In "Our Corpses, Ourselves" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 28, Caitlin Doughty, a progressive death positive mortician, challenges the way we look at death. Here she shares some little known facts about death and corpses and celebrates her favourite 13 graves, who knew so much personality could be found in a headstone!
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Halloween, 2016.
The Story of Water in Hawaii
BY ERIC JOHNSON
@ VOL 27
ON JUN 10, 2016
"The window of wonder into the world of water."
In "The Story of Water in Hawaii" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Eric Johnson led a journey through the process of creating an original theatrical production in collaboration with artists, activists and multiple community partners. Eric is Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His production - "H2O: The Story of Water in Hawaii" - performed for over 20,000 students, teachers and families on Oahu this Spring and will tour to five Neighbor Islands this fall.
This was "PechaKucah of the Day" on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.
Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings
BY MARY CIANI
@ VOL 8
ON SEP 13, 2016
"A few springs ago, I looked out over San Francisco Bay and I saw the city rising in the distance, above the fog, and I thought - I am going to draw water!"
In "Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, artist Mary Ciani presented “Flood”, her recent series – from drawings of living in harmony with first rivers to urgent ones warning of storm and final deluge. She looks, too, at visionary artists with images of the past, future, inventive assemblage, and spiritual connection. Even a prayer to the earth is included here. The drawings were collected into a book and art show.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016.
Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle
BY JACOB WHITT
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
“I am the artist, the skateboard is my stencil and the world is my sketchbook.”
In Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol.13, Jacob Whitt, a 23-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder shared his passion for the art of freestyle skateboarding. Skateboarders know the feeling of freedom when they finally begin the trick, the trick that makes our world no longer run in seconds, but in milliseconds. In that moment when nothing else matters, when your heart is set free, your body is moving and your mind is trying to absorb the myriad of amazing feelings that overwhelm, up until the trick is over - and it is then time for the next one.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.
The Secret Power of Cosplay
BY FENIX D'JOAN
@ VOL 139
ON SEP 28, 2016
"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."
In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 21st, 2016.
Minds In the Cloud
"Some digital media truly fosters social harmony. No matter what tragedies occur, Instagram’s open exchange of art and beauty, streaming 24/7, improves human condition, as well as my own."
In "Minds In the Cloud" from PechaKucha Night Three Oaks Vol. 3, Kate Ryan shares the community of photographers she's met through Instagram. With permission and participation of these well recognised artists, Kate opens up the stunning visual variety of images emerging from around the world.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 20th, 2016.
Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits
BY GREER TOWNSHEND
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
"What I love about the medium, is that it’s innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."
In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing. Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, October, 21st, 2016.
Resuscitation, a Basic Skill for All
BY JULES OLSTHOORN
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 23, 2015
“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”
In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday February 8th, 2016, and again on International Revive a Heart Day on October 18th, 2016.