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In Honor of World Toilet Day:

"The toilet is something that unites all of us."

In "Everybody Poops" from PechaKucha Night London: TOTO Toilet Architecture, Jamie Mitchell presents his journey around the world as he went exploring public toilets, studying the intricate details of their building designs. From Hiroshima, Japan to Austin, Texas to the mountains of Norway, Jamie shares various designs of public bathrooms, and how they are successful in terms of design and architecture. 

“Nature is a massive role in our business.”

In "Bringing the Outside In", from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol.2Bronagh O'Kane shares her journey to the making of her print company, "Orwell and Goode". She talks about how the company came into being, and what informs their work. She believes that nature can attach to our emotional connection which influences her business. Her business won an award at Top Drawer for Best New Product! 

"Find something you want to do, put it out in the world because if no one sees it, nobody can do anything with it."

In "Every Day I'm Hustling" from PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 22, Scott Fuller presents on the Studio Temporary and how he has grown his design business in Atlanta by hustling every day. His advice is to always ask, help your friends, never stop creating, and finally - get out! 

 

"Taking pictures in this area made me really humble about my privileges, and broaden my vision about my country."

In "Discovering Bangladesh" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 21Mohammad Moniruzzaman shares the time when he set out to discover the true face of his motherland, Bangladesh. From 2007 to 2011, he traveled across the country and captured the story of its people. He discovered a Bangladesh which is incredibly resilient – an epitome of undaunted human spirit.

"Our home wasn't the house we were leaving, and it wasn't the house we were moving to, it was the family we were. And now, as an adult, I've gotta redefine home."

In "Finding Home" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 28Nick Girard shares his inspiring journey which took him and his girlfriend across the world. Accompanied by the stunning photography of the beautiful sights he explored, Nick presents to us that home is not a stationary place but a state of mind.

"She saw her photo and she said: 'I didn't think I'd be able to see myself smile again. Now I know I can smile again.'"

In "Photohoku" from PechKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 101, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa introduce the "Photohoku" project, which involves bringing photographers to the Tohoku region to help create new photo memories for those who were affected by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.

 

"Your heart has the capacity to heal the whole world."

In Many Roads, One Way from PechaKucha Night Ellensburg Vol. 8, Angie Richter, owner of Ellensburg's Yoga Hot Spot, traveled many roads to find the one she had been searching for. Through a dedicated practice and constant learning, she found herself following the steps laid down for her by those before and discovering her inner journey.

 

"If there is something I have learned through this journey as an artist and through this journey as someone who has been uprooted, its that the only way to survive is to learn to let it go."

In "Tales and Images from the Other Side" from PechaKucha Night Burlington Vol. 17, Storyteller Jean Luc Dushime shares his life-changing experiences from his recent journey to Africa and India to discover his roots. 

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on the lovely Kate Levina and the PechaKucha Night Volgograd Team. Taking a few cues from her leading role in running and curating PechaKucha Nights, Kate has also recently landed a key role in the preparation for FIFA 2018 in Volgograd. Three cheers for this hardworking team of inspiring and creative individuals - wishing them luck at their upcoming event PechaKucha Night Volgograd Vol. 3. Keep the ball rolling, Volgograd!

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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