City Focus: St. Joseph

Lying on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan, St. Joseph is our featured city focus this week. Home to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph is a forward moving town, latent with history of commerce and travel. This quaint beach town is welcoming to all, between its scenic coastline and magical amusement parks. We can’t wait for PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 14! See you all there.

PKN Poster Spotlight

This mesmerizing piece brings Dunsborough into the PK Poster Spotlight this week. For their upcoming PKN, Dunsborough has married the captivating flow of water colors with a fresh gold accent. This dreamy poster links the synchronicity of the school of fish to the PechaKucha Event that they will be hosting on August 12th, bringing the community together with the common link of creativity and storytelling. Many thanks to Melia Brent-White for the dose of color.

For more colors and creativity, check out our tumblr and our Instagram dedicated to PKN posters!

For more posters check out our tumblr at or our posters Instagram at @pechakuchaposters.

For more posters check out our Tumblr at or our posters Instagram at @pechakuchaposters!

License the PechaKucha Format

Want to incorporate PechaKucha into your next event or at work? Interested in running a PechaKucha Night in your city? Want to use our software? Learn about PechaKucha licenses.

Presentation of the Day

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Lisa Kenney

Stop Motion Animator, Designasaur in Manchester

Born storyteller, proud Northerner and stop motion animator; Designasaur started drawing from the minute that she learned to hold a pencil and never quite found the desire to put it down. Today, she makes films that would appeal to her five year old self and together, they make a great team. 

In this presentation, Designasaur (aka Lisa Kenney) talks about getting your hopes up, getting knocked back and carrying on regardless.



Past Presentations of the Day

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Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.

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Replica Makes It Better

@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

French artist Hervé Humbert reproduces preexisting “classics” from design, architecture and art history. In his process of building a replica, he engages in a dialogue with the object, traces and manually repeats what is visible in the model. He interprets the precursor by his selection of materials and sizes, by transposing details and contexts, making everything, wherever possible, by hand. The replica is only identical to its precursor at first glance. It becomes an industrially unrepeatable unique through subjective perception and Humbert's specific handwriting.

フランス出身のアーティストHervé Humbertは、デザインや建築、美術史などに見られる既存の「古典」の新たな表現方法に挑戦しています。複製をつくる過程で、対象物と対話し、原型から見えてくるものを手作業でなぞることを繰り返しています。素材やサイズの選択、またディテールや文脈を置き換えることを通じて対象を読み込み、可能な限り全てを自身の手で制作しています。こうして制作される「レプリカ」が、対象と同一に見えるのは初めのうちだけ。作者の主観と固有の手つきから生まれる作品は、工業的に反復不可能な、唯一無二の存在となっています。

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Open Bench Project

@ VOL 41 ON MAY 24, 2018

Jake Ryan founded the OBP with a mind toward providing a place for people to gather around the idea of sharing skills, knowledge, and resources concerning the maker movement, about the process of identifying, collecting and fostering the OBP community, about what makes it “community”. He shares some of the struggles he had to endure for that distinction.

He speaks about what he is doing there, why he advocates for it and why it is both constructive and creative.

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Keeping the Dream Alive

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 31, 2018

Joshua GarciaInspiredlbc presents “Keeping the Dream Alive”.
 A great story lined up that will involve past, present, future - and art, family, inspiration and motivation.