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!
I AM a Bag Lady
BY LESLEY SAGER
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2016
"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."
In I AM a Bag Lady at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20, Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education.
Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS.
Showing 'em How it's Done in Tel Aviv
BY ANAT SAFRAN
@ VOL 123
ON MAR 20, 2015
Today's 'PechaKucha of the Day' celebrates Tel Aviv. The city will be holding 4 PechaKucha Nights in the next two days with over 10,000 people in attendance! Anat Safran, Tel Aviv city organiser, explores the culture and creative projects of her city. These project included junk art, urban architecture, and music performances.
Adventures in Extreme Sewing
BY FREDRIK FÄRG
@ VOL 129
ON OCT 28, 2015
"When we told [our production methods] to some producers, they didn't believe us. This is the sewing machine we bought ourselves to figure out how to do it."
In Adventures in Extreme Sewing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Swedish furniture designer Fredrik Färg of the design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE wows us with his daring feats of EXTREME SEWING as he pushes the envelope of industrial production methods using experimental materials to produce uniquely expressive pieces of furniture.
家具デザイン、工業デザイン、アートなど、多岐にわたるクリエイティブフィールドにおいて実験的なアプローチで次々と作品を発表し、世界中のデザイン関係者から注目されているスウェーデンのデザインスタジオFÄRG & BLANCHE。メンバーのFredrik Färgさんが、近作のユニークな縫製家具が生まれた背景を明らかにされています！彼らの制作プロセスは必見です！
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, November 20th, 2015.
The Story of the Delorean DMC-12
BY EERO KOIVISTO
@ VOL 96
ON NOV 01, 2012
Architect and designer Eero Koivisto is co-founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm, a studio that started in architecture, but quickly made its mark as a multi-disciplinary company. Here, he talks about a passion of his: the Delorean. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 12, 2013.
Why trails matter to design, to me and to everywhere!
BY GALEO SAINTZ
@ VOL 40
ON AUG 16, 2016
Today's PechaKucha of the Day was presented in Cape Town, one of the cities joining PechaKucha's Global City Organiser Pow Wow in Tokyo last week.
"There is something radical that happens when we spend time out on trail, that really changes the quality of our thinking."
In Why trails matter to design, to me and to everywhere! from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40, Galeo Saintz an international trails ambassador and chairs the World Trails network from over 27 different countries, tells us about the importance of trails to our lives. He gave us the idea that the world would be better if we spend more time on outdoors to make us more happier and smarter. When did you last spend time in the nature?
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 6th, 2016.
Cebu - The Queen City of the South
BY JESSLEE CUIZON
@ VOL 145
ON MAR 24, 2017
Jesslee Cuizon is an IT professional from the Philippines. He calls himself a "Japan-returnee" after deciding to come back to the Land of the Rising Sun for the long term (again). With his presentation, he will take us to his beautiful hometown in a small island called Cebu.
Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.
BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.
Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border
BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."
In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North" which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.
Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing
BY CHRIS WANG
@ VOL 139
ON SEP 28, 2016
"I will print my own better quality hardback!"
In Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, Chris Wang and Jacinta Plucinski shared their journey to the making of their book filed with adventure, adversity and love. In this presentation, they discussed about manufacturing in Shenzhen, why there are almost no females involved in it, experiences of a female manufacturer, and whats being done to change things.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 14th, 2016.
Sofubi: Soft Vinyl
BY DON KRATZER
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP
ON NOV 08, 2015
"When I say factory, it's often a 60 or 70-year old guy who has a shed out by the side of his house. He's pouring the the plastisol, and running it through the process, pulling out the pieces by hand, one by one."
In Sofubi: Soft Vinyl from PechaKucha Night Special @ Autodesk Pop-Up in Tokyo, Don Kratzer discusses soft vinyl as a medium, and particularly soft vinyl toys made in Japan. Versatile and vibrant, it has been used for generations as a medium for making toys and figurines that is proven to last. With advancements in digital technology, new opportunities are presented to those who design sofubi figures and collectibles.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 23rd, 2016.
Startups in Space
BY LUCAS BREMOND
@ VOL 127
ON JUL 29, 2015
"Nowadays we have new tech. Everybody has an iPhone and actually these are more powerful than any of the satellites now in space. And thats the idea. We are basically using them to produce space stuff that is way more powerful and much less expensive."
In Startups in Space from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones. He then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 21st, 2015.
The Resurrection of Christchurch
BY NETTA EGOZ
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.