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 Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass
BY FRANZ HELLWIG
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."
Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015.
A Swiss and Japanese Friendship
BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 121
ON JAN 28, 2015
"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."
In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism.
This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 18th, 2015.
Bye-Bye Boring Desk Job, Hello Health and Happiness
BY NADINE BUBNER
@ VOL 24
ON AUG 04, 2015
"Yoga helped me when life got shaken through illness and the death of a family member, thats when I decided to become a yoga teacher"
Triathlete, Paddle-Board Yoga Instructor, and Entrepreneur, Nadine Bubner talks about escaping the corporate world and heading up a full-time business teaching yoga and meditation classes, while indulging in Ironman triathlon competitions on the side, evolving into a practice that combines yoga and endurance sport. This is her empowering story.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 17th, 2015.
The Most Mysterious Book In the World
"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."
In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. A software developer and organizer for PechaKucha Night Asheville, Jay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."
This was the "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, September 17th, 2015.
Girls in S.T.E.M
BY KATHERINE DARNSTADT
@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 21)
ON JUN 21, 2013
Katherine Darnstadt focuses on changing the lives of young women in her urban community. She does this by providing girls with a two-week program that helps them rebuild their neighborhood and reshape lives.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015.
Homebeat - The Art of Making Meaningful Events
BY EMMET CONDON
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 22, 2015
Emmet Condon is Creative Director of Homebeat - a music promotion and production outfit with a particular interest in non traditional spaces. He also produces the Fading Light, Another Love Story and Hollow Sounds festivals. When not drinking tea, he can sometimes be spotted playing records to people in bars and clubs with the heartfelt aim of making them dance and smile.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 14th, 2015.
Rockin' in the Free World
BY ASTRID SISON
@ VOL 127
ON JUL 29, 2015
"We learned so many lessons, not just about playing on the stage but also about each other. We learned how very strong our friendship is compared to others."
Local rocker and bassist for the independent Tokyo-based 3-piece band "Tits, Tats, and Whiskers", Astrid Sison shares some of the trials, tribulations, wonders, and joys of fearlessly rocking the stage, self-recording and releasing, touring the world, and being a part of a band of friends with a shared musical vision. Sison's charisma comes through as she touches on the hard work and passion that she and her bandmates pour into their musical aspirations. No doubt, these rockers are living the dream!
Shaping Space and Realities
BY LAUREN SLOWIK
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."
In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 10th, 2015.
The York Arts Barge
BY CHRISTIAN TOPMAN
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 29, 2015
Marcia Mackey and Christian Topman discuss the challenges they are facing whilst trying to bring an Arts Barge to York, a city with no dedicated arts centre, and what they are planning to do once they have brought the barge to the city, and the positive impact it will have on the community.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, September 10th, 2015.
Something from Nothing
BY SAMANTHA EVERETT
@ VOL 4
ON APR 22, 2015
"If I can give a voice to people who don't have one, I'm all for that."
From "Something from Nothing' from PechaKucha Night Forster, Samantha Everett talks about her evolution from a fashion designer to fabric artist to an installation artist. She shares how her experience in textiles, fashion, and recovery has enhanced and rehabilitate her world. An unsuspecting and humble artist gives it here all here.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.
BY DEANNA DIKEMAN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY
ON MAR 24, 2015
Artist Deanna Dikeman is guiding us through her photography, billboard and poster projects. Based in the Midwest, she explores the themes of family, childhood memories, dance, fashion, lost and found, life and death.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 7, 2015.
Paper is Still Alive!
BY JULIE BLANCHIN
@ VOL 126
ON JUN 24, 2015
"Comics, illustration, photography, text, poetry, calligraphy, all media are welcome in Labo."
French illustrator, and Labo publisher, Julie Blanchin presents her experimental, beautifully silk screen handcrafted, limited edition magazine that brings together French and Japanese artists from all walks. Interestingly, Labo Magazine spawned from both inspiration and need, after Blachin's plans to write a book on a expedition to Antarctica with the Japanese Institute of Polar Research suddenly and unexpectedly fell through.
Her storyboards leading up to the book became part of her blog, and would eventually became part of Labo.
"Paper is still alive" she says, calling for new participants and collaborators. Get in touch with her to participate!
This was "Presenation of the Day" on Friday, September 4, 2015.