This week's City Focus goes to the amazing port city of Osaka, Japan. PechaKucha Night Osaka Vol. 17 will be held at the sophisticated Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA, only blocks from Osaka's bustling entertainment and shopping hub, Umeda station! With their warm spirit and friendly attitude, the people of Osaka gladly welcome you to the long awaited PechaKucha Night Osaka Vol. 17! This will be an event you won't want to miss!

David Benjamin expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems.

Our PechaKucha People spotlight heads to Kyrgyzstan where we spotlight one of our newest organizers, PechaKucha Night Bishkek's, Tursunai Brimkulova. A fresh graduate, journalist, English teacher and traveler, she's open to new adventures and projects, committed to uncovering Bishkek's hidden creativity! 

Gary Cheng has lived in this 32sqm apartment from the age of 14. 30 years later, he is still living there in the heart of Hong Kong. This is an incredible story of how his home has transformed over the years, and still continues to transform.


Cara To explains how her incessant curiosity has led her through a variety of fields in her life, from biochemistry, to video game design. She talks about some of the projects she has undertaken along the way, and her determination to act, and throw her doubts aside.


Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.

Hearts and thoughts from the entire PechaKucha Global Network go out to our friends in Manchester, UK whose city has been rattled by tragedy, but whose spirit refuses to succumb to fear. With their sold out  Vol. 17 on the horizon, the steadfast commitment to cultivating creativity keeps Manchester United! 

We put our PechaKucha People spotlight on Kyle Soo, organizer of PechaKucha Night Manchester for keeping the city's united spirit alive and well by providing some much deserved creative relief with their upcoming Vol. 17. From around the world, we're cheering you, your team, and your city on! 

"Embrace your weirdness! The weirder the better, I'd say."

Hear Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan, Graham Jones from Manchester's Loose Collective, as he talks about his work, imposter syndrome and Star Wars Lego in Lessons from Loose Collective from PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16

Keeping our focus on PechaKucha Night Manchester, we look back to some of their past posters and find one that is as true now as ever! Cities that overflow with passion and positivity like Manchester will always drown those who want to spread the opposite, rising above as their creative communities' hidden heroes!