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!
Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton
BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."
In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.
Paper Making in Japan
BY REBECCA PRY
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 25, 2017
"They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..."
In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.
Rebecca is a young artist living and working in Warwick, NY. Her work is heavily inspired by the patterns and imagery created by nature and her surroundings. Her designs have been published in books and magazines and have been printed on apparel, accessories, home goods, and stationery.
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 honor of International Literacy Day, PechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! 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. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!
Shadows and Curves
BY DAVID SCHMITZ
@ VOL 9
ON JUN 08, 2017
To Know The Spiders
BY JULIAN MONTAGUE
@ VOL 23
ON MAY 30, 2017
"Every room you'll ever be in has a spider in it..."
In "To Know The Spiders" from PechaKucha Night Breda Vol. 23, Graphic Designer Julian Montague shares his artistic investigation into the relationship between "secondary occupants" and our spaces of habitation. His graphic design project, Secondary Occupants, Animals & Architecture, all started with the death of a spider...
Julian is an artist and graphic designer from Buffalo, New York. He is fascinated by modern design and acts as a true visual investigator in his self-initiated projects.
Got My Kiss Records Out...
BY JAY GRAHAM
@ VOL 38
ON JUN 07, 2016
"Their plane was met by thousands...they thought the Beatles must have been on an adjoining runway but they were there to see Cheap Trick."
The Fine Art of Paper Conservation
"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."
In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.
Debunking Kyoto's Myths
BY ERIC LUONG
@ VOL 123
ON MAR 20, 2015
"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."
In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.
The Sounds of the City
BY VINCENT ANDRISANI
@ VOL 16
ON AUG 12, 2017
"We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."
In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.
Learning How to See
BY JON MULHERN
@ VOL 20
ON JUN 02, 2017
"I learned pretty quickly if I can see it, I can do it. All I had to do was learn how to see."
In "Learning How to See" from PechaKucha Night Hamptons Vol. 20, Join Jon Mulhern as he explores the nuances of painting and how he looks at and appreciates art. He gives insight into his journey and inspirations for painting and how he encourages his students to be the best that they can absolutely can be.
Roadworks - For a Nation
BY ILSE VAN DER MERWE
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2010
"So often we whisk past and we don't even notice. If you look closer, there's a person."
In "Roadworks - For a Nation" from PechaKucha Night Johannesburg Vol. 5, Ilse van der Merwe talks about the faces behind the people who build and rebuild our roads. The people that really keep the nation moving.