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!
Replica Makes It Better
BY HERVÉ HUMBERT
@ 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.
Open Bench Project
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.
Painting the Town: Reflections on Christchurch's Relationship with Urban Art...
BY REUBEN WOODS
@ VOL 35
ON JUN 01, 2018
Dr. Reuben Woods is an art historian and writer. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on street art and graffiti in post-earthquake Christchurch. Reuben believes that graffiti and street art have played a central role in the city's recovery and renewal. As a post-graduate in the Art History and Theory Department, he seeks to engage a wider audience with the city's intriguing and evolving relationship with urban art by exploring the various narratives and personalities that form these diverse cultures. Reuben also contributes to the website Watch This Space and hosts guided tours of the city's urban art.
In this talk, Reuben reflects on Christchurch’s relationship with street art that has emerged following devastating earthquakes. He tells us how street art can have a significant impact on the built environment and how Christchurch is a space for artists to respond and react.
Exploring Empty Houses
BY EMILY ATWOOD
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 15, 2018
Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.
Life In Plein Air
BY RICHIE CARTER
@ VOL 4
ON APR 05, 2018
Picture a jaunt through Europe, magic and beauty around on all sides. Beams of light hitting stately buildings in a way that they never will again. Walking past anchient cathedrals and the most treasured works of the old masters. And everywhere, every person has a story. No, it's not Fitzgerald or Hemingway. It is Richie Carter, whose uses plein-air painting to interact with people on a deeper, emotional level.
Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Penang
BY BEE EU TAN
@ VOL 156
ON APR 13, 2018
Lively PechaKucha Night Penang organizer Bee Eu Tan shares her passion and excitement for the beautiful and vivacious city of Penang, Malaysia. With the delicious cuisine and colorful multi-cultural architectural sights of Penang, you'll surely want to visit after listening to her exciting talk!