WATCH

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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Gibson Thunderbird

BY EERO KOIVISTO
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

"In my opinion, it is the nicest pieces of German designs ever made"

Eero Koivisto is no stranger to the PechaKucha stage -- recently sharing his love for the Delorean in a presentation at Tokyo Designers Week 2013. Here, from London, we here him talk about the design of the classic Gibson Thunderbird guitars.

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Inside Coffee Outside

BY GLENN KUBISH
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

“Stopping is an overlooked good of riding a bicycle in the city. It’s completely overlooked when we seal ourselves in our automobiles.”

Glenn Kubish shares the story of a group of commuters who take the time to stop and have a hot cup of coffee in the cold Edmonton morning, giving us a new approach to enjoying the weather—and the company—when heading from point A to point B.

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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

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Button Masala

BY ANUJ SHARMA
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

"It's been nice to see how powerful design can be."

Anuj Sharma is the fashion designer who invented the technique Button Masala. Button masala is a simple joinery system designed for clothing. The technique uses only buttons and rubber bands. His PechaKucha shows many examples of this innovative technique – enjoy the ride!

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PechaKucha Cape Town

BY ANDREW COLE
@ VOL 145 ON MAR 24, 2017

"Cape Town is a place that attracts and gives birth to interesting people..."

A resident of Cape Town for the past 10 years, Andrew Cole reveals what makes Africa's southern most city an exceptional place to work, live & visit. Consistently voted as one of the world's top travel destinations, the Mother City is also a "cauldron of creativity".

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A Theory on Doodling

BY PAM WOODSON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Pam Woodson finds herself drawn to doodling in a couple of very specific situations. Not considering herself as an "artist", she initially used doodling as a door to create art without expectations. Pam found her path to becoming an artist. Through Pam's doodling research, we could all learn self-improvement through doodling.

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 10, 2015.

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Drag Kings

BY LUCY LE BROCQ
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

"I wanted to show the explicit but romantic way drag kings transform into men and how its an art form that takes precision, time, and practice. They take their work very seriously."
 
In Drag Kings from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26, Lucy Le Brocq takes us behind the scenes of a Drag King night. From the dressing room to the stage, this is an intimate portrayal of reinventing gender from the inside out...
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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

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Why Portraits Matter

BY DAVID PARISH
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

"We should capture who we are at this moment."
 
In Why Portraits Matter from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 15, David Parish shares his decision to create portraits in a world of selfies and why portraits matter.  Utilizing his background in psychology to connect with his subjects, David brings new life to the art of the portrait.  His studio portraiture takes on a painterly quality while revealing the humanity of his subjects though a classical eye.


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Hand-Lettered Signboards

BY LILIAN LEAHY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 03, 2016

"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."

In Hand-Lettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 24th, 2016. 

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Do Not Settle

BY WAHYU PRATOMO & KRIS PROVOOST @DONOTSETTLE ON INSTAGRAM
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 27, 2014

"We want people to appreciate the city from a new point of view."

In Do Not Settle from PechaKucha Night Breda Vol. 12, the photographic research study by Wahyu Pramoto and Kris Provoost captures the ever-changing megacity of Shanghai from a new angle. Rooftops have long been inaccessible and neglected usually only used as a place to store mechanical equipment, however these platform open up a new opportunity to study the rapid change happening in this world financial hub.

The observations show the rich history of Shanghai’s urbanism and reveals the unfair fight currently happening where Shanghai’s heritage is losing against the overpowering pressure of the shiny skyscrapers.

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BÖLTER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

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