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!
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!
Ad Man or an Artist?
BY CHARLIE JOHNSTON
@ VOL 33
ON FEB 22, 2018
"Who am I really? Question for the ages, right? Am I an Ad Man or an Artist?"
In his presentation, Charlie Johnston takes you on a journey through his identity described in colorful metaphores and illustrated in a portfolio of some of his most breathtaking masterpieces all around Winnipeg.
Tom Bode is a Portland native, entrepreneur, music composer, and photographer who loves fishing and Pacific NW history.
In the early 1990's, Tom began selling instant photos on the streets of Seattle using his grandfather's old Polaroid Land Camera 250. Over the next dozen or so years he took thousands of instant portraits around the NW and saw both Polaroid and Fuji films go out of production. Tom has been asked to speak about his experiences with instant films and why he believes they are having a comeback in popularity.
An Architect's Journey
BY MUSTAFA NAEEM
@ VOL 3
ON MAR 10, 2018
As an architect, Mustafa Naeem came across challenges and different styles in architecture and how he is still learning how vast this field is. Whenever he began to think about all he had achieved as a professional and felt that he had just about made it, something new would crop out of the corner. Mustafa's message to people and students of architecture is to keep exploring and discovering one's skills, and to more importantly to never quit.