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!
Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion
BY GRANT GREEFF
@ VOL 43
ON MAY 09, 2017
"What is your passion that isn't seeing the light?"
In Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 43, Grant Greeff challenges us to prioritize our passions in a world where the majority of our time is spent working and sustaining the status quo. Grant asks, are our priorities based on the time in which we are allocated or on our passions?
Hilarious Shibuya Station
BY KEISUKE TAMURA
@ VOL 150
ON SEP 27, 2017
"In 1885... there were no commuters, no interconnections, and no Hachiko, just a horse."
The fruits of his labor having been summarized in books and exhibitions looks passed the stressful nature of these gigantic train terminals to showcase their brilliance and fascinating appeal.
BY LIZA MICHELLE RIFKIN
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 18, 2016
"I start to fall for the work and the possibility and wonder of creating something so special to someone else and so much part of who I am."
In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love? Why does anyone need an engagement ring? The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says. Here she dives into the interesting process of making custom engagement rings for her clients.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.
Collaboration and YOU
BY SHANTELL MARTIN
@ VOL 72
ON APR 21, 2010
"Get out of your head and into your body, hell yeah."
A sentiment we love, and one we think you will too as you watch Shantell Martin's presentation about collaborations, done while the artist was based in Tokyo (she is currently based in NYC).
Curation as a Form of Editing and Research
BY VINCENT ROMAGNY
@ VOL 19
ON OCT 10, 2015
"I'm sorry I won't be able to talk about my passion, but I will talk about my problems with my passion."
2nd Hand Scenery
BY MATTHEW DOOLAN
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill."
From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31, Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space.
It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.
Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth
BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2015
"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."
In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.
BY DIANA MEHREZ
@ VOL 24
ON JAN 20, 2016
In honor of World Cities Day:
"Each city in the world has an identity of its own."
In "Framing Cities" from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 24, Speaker Diana Mehrez's background in architecture plays an important role in how she perceives and captures cities around the world. In her talk, she explains her process and what catches her eye.
10 Years Drawing
BY PRZEMEK SOBOCKI
@ VOL 138
ON JUL 27, 2016
“I play a lot with different murals and different perspectives...everything is done with markers.”
In 10 Years Drawing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Przemek Sobocki shares some of the amazing work that he's done with markers. 10 years ago, Sobocki arrived in Tokyo as an illustrator and during the past decade, his work has evolved, becoming more complex yet elegant.
The Chicago House Sound
BY NEIL STEVENSON
@ VOL 36
ON DEC 01, 2015
"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."
In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.
Bloom Where You're Planted
BY DAVID HINSON
@ VOL 3
ON FEB 03, 2017
In Honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage:
"Once you become more comfortable (with) making music, you find making music with other people to be a powerful experience."
In "Bloom Where You're Planted" from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 3, Ex- Baton Rouge Symphony member Dave Hinson talks about the foundation of the Adult Music Club in Baton Rouge and how his life has inspired him to help ordinary people find ways in which they can express themselves creatively.