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!
My Love Story With Cake
BY CHEELIN WONG
@ VOL 4
ON AUG 15, 2015
"People have to find something that they're passionate about in life and live it." Cheelin Wong's, one of three owners of family owned cake shop, Ximply Chriz, grandmother said and she agreed before flying off to France to learn how to bake cake. Cheelin talks about her passion for the sweet life while pushing doubts, ego crushers and failures away by making magic in the kitchen.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 22th, 2015.
The Tiniest Best Boat
BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33
ON MAR 03, 2015
What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?
In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 6th, 2017.
The Roost Movie Project - Japan's Custom Moto Culture on Film
BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 149
ON JUL 26, 2017
Motorcycle builder and film producer Matthew Roberts (aka Speedtractor) lives, breathes and dreams custom motorcycles from his Tokyo based studio for some of the icons of the industry. In 2016 Roberts and his collaborators, Iceblock Films, decided the world needed its first feature length film exploring Japan's Alternative Custom Moto scene. Now, 10 months of filming, 6200kms and many, many lost races later, as the project enters its final phase, Roberts treats listeners with some behind the scenes glimpses of custom motorcycles as a lifestyle.
SpeedtractorとしてPechaKucha Nightではお馴染みの、バイクビルダーで映像クリエイターのMatthew Robertsさんは、東京のご自身のスタジオでバイクのカスタマイズに夢中になって取り組んでいます。 2016年、MatthewさんとそのコラボレーターのIceblock Filmsは、日本のオルタナティブカスタムバイクシーンを探求する長編映画が世界から求められていると決起しました。 10ヶ月の撮影、6200kmsの道のりを経て、そして多くのレースが後に続く中、プロジェクトは最終フェーズに入りました。Matthewさんが今回のPechaKucha Nightで、ライフスタイルとしてのカスタムバイクシーンを覗いた舞台裏を、熱く語ってくださいます。
My Janus Moment
BY RITA GRENDZE
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 01, 2015
Learning of a mentor’s passing, artist Rita Grendze reflects on a conversation that has stuck with her for nearly thirty years. Join Rita as she deciphers the meaning of her friend’s advice to embrace her inner Janus. Her journey includes visually rich images of ancient, baroque, and contemporary art, with the destination the artist’s own studio and future practice.
Mike Driver's Cute Creations
BY MIKE DRIVER
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 12, 2017
"My creative journey started when I worked as a chef..."
In Mike Driver's Cute Creations from PechaKucha London Vol. 15, Illustrator Mike Driver has the audience "oohing" and "aaahing" to his cute as animations. As our host for the evening sums up at the end for someone who is not an animator Mike had produced a wonderful array of animations!
As you will see for yourself Mike's work is bold, bright and bustling with characters he is informed by the crossover of both digital and print.
BY JACK SPRING
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 28, 2015
The Cardboard Artist
BY CALDER GREENWOOD
@ VOL 150
ON SEP 27, 2017
"When you start to open up these household items that you kind of forget about, suddenly, you find these really cool parts you can recycle."
In The Cardboard Artist from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 150, Director, writer, production designer, props-maker, set builder, modelmaker, and VFX artist Calder Greenwood talks about his unique art pieces made mostly from recycled materials.
Calder lives in downtown Los Angeles with his guard dog, A1334462.
Colors of Passion
BY NITISHA KASHYAP
@ VOL 6
ON DEC 19, 2015
"Never did I realize that she was gifting me something very valuable. This gift was something that was going to help me in my life to looks towards it with a purpose."
Nitisha has had a passion for art since she was a young girl. When she landed in a foreign country with no friends and no idea of how things would be, she became depressed and lost her passion for living. As time passed, she fatefully met the owner of Jo Art Gallery & Decor who offered a position in which she can teach others how to paint.
She believes that making art brings joy to others.
Without Art, the Earth Would Be Just ‘EH’
BY DAVID BACHRON
@ VOL 16
ON AUG 12, 2017
"There are so many things that can go wrong and destroy the whole process."
In Without ART, the EARTH Would Be Just ‘EH’ from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, David Bachron shares his experience of creating unique metal art pieces in Scotland, Czech Republic, New Zealand and Canada.
In 2010, David was a part of the team for Scottish Artist David Mach.
Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens
BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH
ON APR 01, 2014
"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?"
Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals.
Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.
BY JAMIE MITCHELL
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE
ON SEP 16, 2014
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.
Bringing The Outside In
BY BRONAGH O'KANE
@ VOL 2
ON APR 20, 2016
“Nature is a massive role in our business.”
In "Bringing the Outside In", from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol.2, Bronagh 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!