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Fight or Flight

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Painter Pam Kirkham shares her series Fight or Flight inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

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21 Winters in Israel

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

No matter what Mary Nigro was going through, the first question to her doctors was "Can I still go to Israel?" Her first trip was at age 56, but it changed her life. Mary shares a story of her 21 winters in Israel where she's learned that having passion and living the right way will get you far in life. 

"If you haven't ever tried to back a camel out of a bus, you've got some exciting things ahead!"

Mary is from Niles, MI and has been retired from Whirlpool Corp for 20 years.

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Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Adam Kuehl is an award winning photographer who's trip through Iceland, Denmark and Norway walked him into the lives of the local fisherman. He talks us through those experiences with his photos in this presentation "Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish".

Adam Kuehl was born in Oak Park, Illinois. After obtaining a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2005, he began working for the university to produce award-winning look books, national ad campaigns and other special projects.

Although Adam photographs a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in urban landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Tenth as one of the Top 100 Emerging American Photographers. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Vogue, PDN, Metropolitan Home among many others.

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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”

In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.

All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April, 27th, 2016.

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

“If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.”

Andy Mollison is a principal at Intersect Studio, a design firm that specializes in making great places for people.  A native of Niles, he earned his degree in architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He has been involved in the debate over what makes an object or place beautiful since his first studio class back in 1992.  In this PK he attempts to synthesize 2,400 years of theory on the subject into one axiom to guide the creative process towards an aesthetic worthy of human experience.

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Content To Be Determined

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

DAVE CARLOCK is a 31-year veteran of the entertainment business whose work as a recording engineer and record producer, touring musician, and songwriter first made him Googleable. His continuing work as an Independent Content Creator of Sound and Image has earned him a Grammy Award certificate, two Platinum Record Awards, and a Paragon Award in advertising. Currently, he works with national and international artists recording or mixing records and making music videos at his production studio in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

As a performer: you may have seen Dave on MTV with Snoop Dogg; on YouTube with Blink-182; on Jimmy Kimmel Live with punk-rockers The Transplants; or at various St. Joseph fundraisers, such as the 2014 & 2016 SJHS Encore with the Encore Orchestra and the 2014 & 2015 Women's Service League Charity Ball, with his multi-media show, 'Projection'. Next month, he'll be wrapping up his third year in residency as a solo at The Lakehouse and Tosi's restaurants.

As an educator: his semi-weekly Funkin' Rock School is now in its sixth year of helping junior high students and above discover the love of making popular music straight from their playlists.

As the "Voice of the Mendel Center", he's been talking to you during your commute or through your television without your knowing it for the last 5 seasons. Bet you didn't know that!

As a writer: you may have read Dave's work as a weekly print columnist; and he can regularly be found on Facebook, holding court on any topic he finds fascinating from politics to dating to popular culture, as SW Michigan's favorite Liberal.

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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Vicki Franks, with her husband Shane, built Benton Harbor's first container home in 2015, a beautiful space that will make us rethink what's possible in real estate. The inspiration to do this hit at the crossroads of a trip she took and the time the couple snagged an outrageously affordable lot in Benton Harbor. Vicki's PK is eye candy for design lover's!


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FIRST Robotics Competition: Building the Next Generation of Thinkers, Tinkers, and Leaders One Robot at a Time

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Madeline Dale, a Lakeshore High School junior, shares how the FIRST Robotics community is helping to build future technology leaders by using her own team and personal experience as an example. Madeline is entering her third year of participation on Team Lance-A-Bot, FRC Team 4237. FIRST Robotics is taking the world by storm with programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Find out what students are up to in southwest Michigan and beyond.


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Sheffield @ Portland Works
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New Westminster @ River Market
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Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 23, 2013


Omsk @ Gambrinus
Oct 01, 2013


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Providence @ The Spot Underground
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Protecting a Community, an Ecosystem

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

When Karen Tam Wu began her work in forest ethics, she never expected to be standing up to the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. What began with the company setting up three fracking stations near the headwaters in northern British Columbia, became a community-led campaign to stop the oil company from poisoning the groundwater that is so crucial to the surrounding area.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 4, 2014.

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Balinese ocean art

@ VOL 1 ON APR 16, 2014

Kadek Wijaya uses vibrant colours to capture his world of Balinese art that is inspired by the ocean and life around it. He uses different painting styles in order to bring variety in his art work. 

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How Discipline Allows for Creativity

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

An insight in to how discipline can help you be more creative. Head chef Christopher Haatuft takes us on a journey from skater, punk rocker to exsquisite culinary talent and arriving as Head chef at his first restaurant, Lysverket in Bergen. 

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The United Nations of Food

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at

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To Beat, or Not to Beat

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Ex-operations manager and prison officer Kieron Marriner talks us thourgh his experiences working as a beater on pheasant shoots.

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@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

グラフィックからプロダクト、 空間計画等、多分野でデザインを展開している三澤遥さん。 デザインオフィスnendoを経て日本デザインセンター原デザイン研究所に所属後、2014年7月より三澤デザイン研究室として活動を開始しました。 今回のPKNでは、重力と浮力の作用を意識的にコントロールし、水中に棲息する生き物たちの生態環境をゼロから探り直す「waterscape」プロジェクトを披露されています!

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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Anatomy of a Discovery

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.

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Nature is Art

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

Join Andy Brosnan as he recaps his life in Montauk and his journey into marine biology. He describes the local marine life that can be found locally and explains their importance in the ecosystem, as well as the boats used to make these important excursions.

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A House is Made of Brick and Stone...

@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

An old saying on a family trivet gives Clay Arango a framework to explore the idea of home using his personal experiences as a military brat and his professional experiences as an environmental scientist and educator.  
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Top 5 Winged, Finned, Four-legged Presentations

Whether it flies, swims, trots, climbs, or simply walks, here are the top 5 PechaKucha 20x20 presentations featuring our fellow members of the animal kingdom.  First, we hear PhD zoology researcher Mike Dickison's attempt to figure out Big Bird's exact genus and species. (What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?) We'll then listen to Steven Stark document his fascinating experiences while bee-keeping. (My Bees) Coming in third is National Geographic diver Mark Addison's amazing presentation on his life swimming with sharks. (Give Sharks a Chance) Lesley Ann Beck takes the format in an interesting and unique direction as she takes us through a day in the life of her dog -- from a first-person perspective. (A Dog's Life) Rounding it all out we have Glen Chilton's intriguing research into extinct, rare, and endangered animal species. (Rare Species)



PechaKucha, welcome to Omsk!


First PK Night of the year

Guten tag Munich. We have our first event set for May 7, Wednesday, at WERK1 in Grafinger Str. 6 81671 München. We are also seeking more speakers / presenters. The theme is "Show and Tell", show us your work, tell us your stories. If you would like to be one of the presenters, please send a short description of yourself and couple of slides of your work in PDF format to: Please write "PechaKucha Presenter" on the subject of your email. Danke. Dimitri, PechaKucha 20x20 Organizer for the city of Munich.

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Two days to our first Pecha Kucha Night!

Už jen dva dny nám zbývají do středeční první hradecké Pecha Kucha Night. My se právě snažíme ze všech sil doladit techniku, detaily, připravit prezentace a after párty jen a jen pro Vás! Zatímco se budete stejně jako my těšit, mrkněte na náš pozdrav z Hradce: Just two days more until the first Pecha Kucha Night hosted by Hradec Kralove will burst out. Currently we're preparing the presentations, focusing to the last details and in the same time we are discussing the outfits to impress you during the afterparty. Watch our first video here:   

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Photography Comes First

“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.” Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. In “Photography Comes First” from PKN Bangalore Vol. 13 Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF

Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us.  A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron    


PechaKucha Lilongwe, the first post!

Hello, world! The good people at PechaKucha have just sent through the final approvals to re-launch PechaKucha Lilongwe -- pretty cool stuff.  Now the fun begins! We're looking for others to join in the planning phase. A post will be put on Lilongwe Chat in the next few days but if you'd like to be in touch before then please connect through Looking forward to bringing PechaKucha to Lilongwe! Jessica (for the PechaKucha Lilongwe Team)

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First Pechakucha in Warwick

Our first Pechakucha evening will feature a variety of subjects, ranging from trout fishing to sloths. 


First Pecha Kucha in Strakonice

First Strakonice Pecha Kucha Night has ended and we have to say it was wonderful evening full of interesting people from our region and the whole CR + one Czech-Geran director. Thanks to nearly 200 visitors, 11 presenters and 16 head team, it was such a pleasant time to spend. David Zabransky, writer, talked about his works and his favourites. Rene Nekuda, writer and creative writing lector presented his book-project, Hakuna Matata, Michaela Heckova, cultural manager an coordinator presented her new book O městech a lidech (Of cities and people), Jindra Bromova told us a story of ressurection of synagogue in Čkyně, young architect, Alzbeta Blahova showed her interesting projects of mobile theatre or reusage of solar panels and another young architect, Tomas Petermann talked about the former cinema Hraničář and its contemporary function - multicultural centre in Usti nad Labem. The third presenting architect, Jan Zakostelecky amused us with his graphic jokes. Photographer and curator Jan Freiberg presented gallery "Na shledanou" in Volyne cemetery. Stepan Kovar, teacher and orientalist, introduced new alternative school "Volynka". Supersladak, the superhero, talked about hard job of a superhero in interactive gallery Sladovna in Písek. Rena Dumont, Czech emigrant living in Germany talked about her job of actress and director. Thanks to all visitors, coworkers and presenters! Looking forward to next Strakonice Pecha Kucha in June!  :)

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First Event

KRAM & Ashland Sustainability is in the process of coordinating the first PechaKucha Ashland Event. It's an exciting event allowing people to share their ideas, works, thoughts, projects, etc................... Over 1000 cities across the globe have held events & now is the perfect time for Ashland to join the fun. Format PechaKucha 20X20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. PK is about bringing attention to something you love. The creative class is drawn to this format, e.g., artists, architects, non-profits, etc........ but it's for anyone. Frequently Asked Questions1. What is PechaKucha 20x20? PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.2. What are PechaKucha Nights? PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together & share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Every PechaKucha Night city is hosted by a local organizer, who has an annual Handshake Agreement with PechaKucha HQ to run their event series. This ensures that each PechaKucha Night is relevant to their city- & can create a unique platform to uncover that city's creativity.3. What can people present? The key to a great presentation is to present something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work. Some people share their passion & show their prized collection of Nana Mouskouri records, while others share photos of their latest visit to a construction site or their recent holiday snaps. For other Frequently Asked Questions, please see the 'About' tab above.