This week's City Focus lands on the picturesque and historic city of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Known for their beautiful architecture and rolling landscapes, Bratislava will without out a doubt inspire and captivate their audiences at PechaKucha Night Bratislava Vol. 38, held at the Galleria Cvernovka. Let's wish them the best and hope see you all there on September 13th!

One woman (along with her teams in two cities) is challenging the idea that city life only occurs at intentionally programmed spaces.

In "Two Projects, Two Cities" from PKN Bratislava Vol. 26, urban designer Veronika Kovascsova's two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and engaging and contributing to the growth of communities.

PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Hyderabad Vol. 9), Lasya Moronica shares some of the very detailed and complex line drawings she produces.  Jiri Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2) he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. PKN Bari Vol. 1 Posters We have four new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Bari Vol. 1 (pictured above). You'll also find posters for tonight's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20, PKN Bogota Vol. 9, and PKN Aalen Vol. 12.  PKN Singapore Vol. 5 Event Report How's this for a great event report, courtesy of PKN Singapore organizer Jon Siegel (on the recent Vol. 5): "One of our audience members [Bernie Quah], without us noticing, illustrated every speaker that night along with notes and posted it to Issuu." Calendar It's a big Thursday (September 20), with the following 10 PKNs on tap: PKN Maastricht Vol. 15, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 3, PKN Miami Vol. 17, PKN Hamptons Vol. 1, PKN Valencia Vol. 14, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 11, PKN Whangarei Vol. 14, PKN Malaga Vol. 1, PKN Aarhus Vol. 14, and PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. Tomorrow, you'll find the following 3 events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, and PKN Gisborne Vol. 10.

PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10 Presentations Clay Bennett is a political cartoonist who left Alabama for Massachusetts, only to find himself returning to his Southern roots by way of a move to Tennessee, and more specifically, Chattanooga. He tells his story in his presentation (from PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10), highlighting each part with with a selection of his cartoons. Eva Štybrava is the founder of a group of painters called the Saint Thomas Five. Her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) offers up a selection of their works, as well as revealing their process. PKN Bratislava Vol. 20 Posters We have three new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the one you see above, for this month's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. You'll also find the posters for PKN Wellington Vol. 15 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6.  PKN Moscow Vol. 21 PKN Moscow Vol. 21 PKN Moscow Vol. 21 Photos and event news Here's a photo gallery [Facebook] for the recent PKN Moscow Vol. 21 -- above, a few shots that give a peek at what the event, held outdoors, looked like.  Next week (on September 13), PKN Amsterdam will be hosting a special event at the Stedelijk Museum, under the canopy of the new building, as pictured below. You'll find more details, as well as the full list of presenters with links, on the official event page. Stedelijk Museum Calendar Here's what you'll find on the agenda for tonight (September 4): PKN Chicago Vol. 23, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, and PKN Cap Town Vol. 20. Tomorrow, we have PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5. 

Poster for PKN Bratislava Vol. 19

We're two days away from Bratislava's PechaKucha Night Vol. 19 -- just one volume shy of that 20th edition we love so much -- and here's the pixelated poster that was produced for the event, designed by Marek Menke. It all happens on May 3 at the Majestic Music Club, and you'll find all the presenters listed on the official event page.
Poster for PKN Bratislava Vol. 17 Yes, we have a lot of posters to share these days, as many cities are holding their final PechaKucha Night of the year, and mostly in the first half of December, to beat the holidays -- we ourselves here in Tokyo take a break too. So here's a look at the poster for PKN Bratislava Vol. 17, designed by Mark Menke. The event happens this Thursday (December 8) at the Majestic Music Club -- you'll find more details on the official event page.

PKN Bratislava + Inspire Japan Bratislava is taking part in today's Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event -- here are details from organizer Barbara Zavarska. Local artists and designers will talk about their inspiration in the old warehouse gallery Design Factory. A special presentation will come from Takeru Shibayama, who happened to be at Sendai when the quake hit. In the area, he was observing what was going on and picturing the site of the disaster on his own. We are also happy to have an auction sale of art pieces by our presenters.

PKN Bratislava Vol. 7

PechaKucha Night in Bratislava Vol. 7 was held a couple of weeks ago as an open-air event, and held in conjunction with the city's first DesignWeekend. Here's a look at the night that was, courtesy of organizer Barbara Zavarska.