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This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Hanover's one and only organizer, Svetlana Shaytanova. Originally from Russia, Svetlana is currently studying to get her master's degree in English Philology in Göttingen while organizing PechaKucha nights in Hanover. With one successful under her belt, we look forward to another PechaKucha Night in Hanover soon! Thank you for your hard work and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Svetlana!


Located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, scenic Batavia graces the spotlight in this week's PechaKucha City Focus. Known for their love of the sciences and arts, Batavia never fails to impress the creative community with their intellectually captivating content. With PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.10 coming up on February 15th, be on the look out for their presentations soon, and you can find their past presentations here! See you there!

We shine this week's City Focus on the bustling capital city of Ghana, Accra. We are excited to see that their four events in 2017 showcased the city's diverse talent and history. Be sure to check out Accra’s creative event posters on our official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr. We wish the PechaKucha Night Accra organizers the best of luck in planning their upcoming event! 



This week we shine the PechaKucha People spotlight on designer, triathlete, publisher, editor-in-chief, AND PechaKucha Night Guangzhou organizer, Tom Kwan. In addition to regularly amassing at-target design crowds in China's most-populous built-up metropolitan area (check out photos the photos above), he oversees publication of Wave Design Magazine. Here he is pictured preparing to compete in last years Ironman 70.3 in scenic Liuzhou, China. Goes to show PechaKucha Nights are often organized by some super-achieving go-getters. We wish you the best, Tom! 

"We are tea mixologists, so we do more than just create the blends." 

In The Art of Tea Mixology from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 28Mike Turner shares the journey that he and his wife, Krisi, took from Canada to Brighton and from a passion to career with the art of tea mixology.  

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

"Think about how human beings have lived from the day that we spoke the very first word. Telling a good story is what has helped us survive."

In Why Storytelling Makes Us Human from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol.2,  Dave Schramm presents on the importance of storytelling throughout human history.




"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time.

In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.

"Being able to just close your eyes and listen to the wind and the leaves blow... it really changes it completely for me and made my life a lot better."

In A Freelancer's Journey in Kyoto from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 152, Sagar Patel shares his captivating journey as a foreigner in Japan and how he overcame life's struggles to become a successful freelancer in Kyoto while traveling the world and exploring nature.

This Week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PKN Anchorage’s organizers Kamu Kakizaki and Kir Moore. As one of the newest cities to join the PechaKucha Family, Anchorage has already WOWed us with hosting a very successful First Volume on January 5th at the Anchorage Museum. Kir moved to Alaska from LA, and runs a small design studio working with restaurant and retail start-ups while Kamu is the senior designer for the Anchorage Museum. Kir and Kamu are bringing PechaKucha Night to the Anchorage community in conjunction with the Alaska Design Forum, where they are both board members, committed to the mission of broadening the discussion of design and the built environment in Alaska. We are looking forward to the duo making Vol. 2 a success, and once again, Welcome to the PechaKucha Family, Kamu and Kir!

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