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!
Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet
BY KRISANNE BAKER
@ VOL 21
ON APR 11, 2014
Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist and art educator, presents “Hydrologic,” in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 6, 2014.
BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 116
ON JUL 30, 2014
Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on Photohoku. This photographic movement was founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011. It's now a movement whereby photographers take photos of families affected by disasters, and give the photo albums back to the families themselves. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2014.
Aalborg's visionary street artist and graphic illustrator, Lars Pank, takes you on a journey into his imaginative universe. Lars talks about his latest art projects, inspiration, and experiences working together with other artists.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2014.
Textile-Reinforced Concrete: Material of the Future
BY KEVIN PIDUN
@ VOL 20
ON NOV 20, 2013
When you hear the words "concrete" and "textiles," you think of bunkers, gray urbanity, and bleak high-rise structures. Kevin Pidun of Lehrstuhl für Plastik shows us that textile-reinforced concrete opens a new universe of surprising uses and forms for this gray material.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 3, 2014.
Yearbnb: spending a year in Airbnb apartments throughout Hong Kong
BY KEVIN LYNCH
@ VOL 19
ON JAN 21, 2014
Kevin Lynch, ad man by day and by night, chose a most unusual way to live for a year in Hong Kong. Rather than settling in one place, he decided to get acquainted with the city by staying exclusively in AirBnB accommodations. Roughly midway through, he shared some entertaining snippets about his experience.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 2, 2014.
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
BY JOSH LANTHIER-WELCH
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 16, 2013
Josh Lanthier-Welch is a Punahou, Berkeley, and Columbia grad but his self-taught culinary skills began at the age of 16 to impress girls. He has always alternated white collar jobs with restaurant work and slowly allowed food to take over his creative brain. While in San Francisco, he began to work primarily as a chef and later was convinced in late 2009 to return to Honolulu by his brother to start a little ice pop company.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 1, 2014.
Writing on the Wall
BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2014
Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 30, 2014.
From Daydreams to Ink and Pixels
Laziness means creativity to illustrator/writer/fashion stylist Jodi Sam, as she says it's the hours of daydreaming that allow us to produce our best work. Here she speaks about her illustrative process, from ink on paper to capturing her work on the computer, to working with clients.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 29, 2014.
BY AMY HEAGUE
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 26, 2014
“Not only is each victim the one, but we likewise can be the one.
The one called, the one listening, the one willing, the one sent to bring freedom and justice to innocent ones who are suffering. Being overwhelmed by the numbers is an indulgence the oppressed can ill afford.”
The statistics and numbers are overwhelming. There are currently an estimated 27 million men women & children held in slavery across the globe. Hundreds of thousands are trafficked across international borders every year. Many young girls find themselves trapped in a hell most of us could never imagine… The overwhelming statistics took Amy Heague to Cambodia. The one made her see she can do something that might just change the numbers.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 28, 2014.
I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive
BY MATT CANDLER
@ VOL 13
ON AUG 07, 2014
Former CEO of New Schools for New Orleans and founder and current fearless leader of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler, speaks of creating and building for work and fun through his efforts with 4.0 Schools, an education incubator that takes those interested in education reform from the interest perspectives of education, technology and entrepreneurship and puts them in a lab environment, and building electric bikes in the evenings once his kids are asleep.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 27, 2014.
BY HUSCHANG POURIAN
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 20, 2013
Huschang Pourian is a German designer based in Hong Kong, Co-Founder and Director of ChowPourianLab. Huschang explains how he strayed from his communication design background to build his first bicycle, ELEKTROKATZE - a new street style bmx / track hybrid.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 26, 2014.
A Convergence of Faiths
BY KEM HINTON
@ VOL 13
ON AUG 13, 2014
Kem Hinton speaks about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It discusses the history of both the religion at the temple and the architecture. The western wall and the golden gate are two key features discussed in the presentation. Also, it talks about the Arc of the Covenant and some of its possible locations.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 25, 2014.