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 World's Best City When It Rains
BY JESPER LARSSON
@ VOL 100
ON FEB 20, 2013
In 2021 the city of Gothenburg, Sweden turns 400. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the anniversary. This is the idea that Jesper Larsson brought to the table in The World's Best City When It Rains from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 100.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2013.
PechaKucha Night GothenburgオーガナイザーであるJesperさんのご出身都市の魅力をぜひお聞きください。
BY MARIYA SUZUKI
@ VOL 133
ON FEB 24, 2016
“I’m a little late, so by the time I get there everyone's a little tired and all the food is gone. so I'm drinking by myself –this big can of asahi super dry– and I’m trying to talk to them.”
In A Sunday from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume speaker and Illustrator Mariya Suzuki tells the story of an ordinary day in a fantastic life!. Sunday, February 7, 2016 was a typical day in her life that could be illustrated in 20 drawings– drawings that could be described as anything but typical! See Mariya put on her shoes, space out at a cafe, meet some people, and get drunk and sleepy towards the end of the night... all through the “lens” of her fantastic drawing style.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 4th, 2016.
The Secret Life of the Pencil
BY ALEX HAMMOND
@ VOL 12
ON SEP 19, 2016
"Every now and then, put aside your computer, your iPad... and explore the simplicity of a pencil on paper."
In 'The Secret Life of Pencils' at PechaKucha Night London Vol. 12, Alex Hammond tells the tales of this simple instrument - the pencil - and how it has given birth to numerous wonderful and wacky ideas, including those of PechaKucha founders and acclaimed architect's - Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein!!
We promise you after watching this PechaKucha talk, you will never look at the humble pencil quite the same again!
BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 137
ON JUN 29, 2016
"Please don’t ever look at a ramen delivery bike the same way again."
In The Firefly from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Matthew Roberts shares how he reinvented the Honda Super Cub. With more units sold than any other motorised mode of transport in human history, accepting the challenge of creating a Honda Super Cub that would wow the world (and win a few races along the way) was a brave move indeed. Speedtractor Industries' Creative Director, Matthew Roberts, talks through the challenges, design journey and end results of hot-rodding this 49cc automotive icon.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 15th, 2016.
What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?
BY MIKE DICKISON
@ VOL 8
ON MAY 20, 2010
Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.
"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.
The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag]
BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 01, 2015
“Research has illustrated that 90% of us will do almost all of the drawings we will make in our lifetime before the age of 10. That’s the threshold we pass when someone tells us that we aren't good at art or math or science.”
In The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag] from PechaKucha Night Batavia’s first volume, Speaker Peter Exley discusses the importance of thoughtful and deliberate sketches. We all spent time in our youth expressing ourselves through drawing. At some point, many of us turned our attentions to things less creative. Peter did not. Here’s why.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.
Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil
BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118
ON OCT 29, 2014
André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.
A Quest for Adventure
BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 09, 2009
Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2013.
BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 01, 2009
How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."
In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.
A Life in the Making
Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on November 21, 2013.