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!
BY NICK GIRARD
@ VOL 28
ON FEB 23, 2017
"Our home wasn't the house we were leaving, and it wasn't the house we were moving to, it was the family we were. And now, as an adult, I've gotta redefine home."
In "Finding Home" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 28, Nick Girard shares his inspiring journey which took him and his girlfriend across the world. Accompanied by the stunning photography of the beautiful sights he explored, Nick presents to us that home is not a stationary place but a state of mind.
BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 101
ON MAR 27, 2013
"She saw her photo and she said: 'I didn't think I'd be able to see myself smile again. Now I know I can smile again.'"
In "Photohoku" from PechKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 101, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa introduce the "Photohoku" project, which involves bringing photographers to the Tohoku region to help create new photo memories for those who were affected by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.
Many Roads, One Way
BY ANGIE RICHTER
@ VOL 8
ON JAN 20, 2017
"Your heart has the capacity to heal the whole world."
In Many Roads, One Way from PechaKucha Night Ellensburg Vol. 8, Angie Richter, owner of Ellensburg's Yoga Hot Spot, traveled many roads to find the one she had been searching for. Through a dedicated practice and constant learning, she found herself following the steps laid down for her by those before and discovering her inner journey.
Tales and Images from the Other Side
BY JEAN LUC DUSHIME
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 24, 2015
"If there is something I have learned through this journey as an artist and through this journey as someone who has been uprooted, its that the only way to survive is to learn to let it go."
In "Tales and Images from the Other Side" from PechaKucha Night Burlington Vol. 17, Storyteller Jean Luc Dushime shares his life-changing experiences from his recent journey to Africa and India to discover his roots.
Life on the Great Barrier Reef
BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 07, 2013
"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."
In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.
In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein.
BY JULES BROVONT
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 16, 2017
In Honor of World Science Day for Peace and Development:
"I don't know what the future of artificial intelligence is, I don't think anybody really does..."
In Artificial Intelligence from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 21, Jules Brovont will clear away some common misconceptions about what artificial intelligence is, what it isn't, and what its capabilities are. Are you already using AI without realizing it? Where is AI taking us as a society, and how is it already changing our lives? Jules will scratch the surface of these fundamental questions, and catch a glimpse of how this technology is already beginning to shake the foundation of our civilization.
British Brutalist Architecture
BY JON WRIGHT
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 12, 2017
"We've come so far in our taste and appreciation for these buildings that you can buy models of them."
In British Brutalist Architecture from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15, Jon Wright shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain.
Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalism.
He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.
BY MINIATURE & MOSS
@ VOL 27
ON JUN 28, 2017
Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion
BY GRANT GREEFF
@ VOL 43
ON MAY 09, 2017
"What is your passion that isn't seeing the light?"
In Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 43, Grant Greeff challenges us to prioritize our passions in a world where the majority of our time is spent working and sustaining the status quo. Grant asks, are our priorities based on the time in which we are allocated or on our passions?
Hilarious Shibuya Station
BY KEISUKE TAMURA
@ VOL 150
ON SEP 27, 2017
"In 1885... there were no commuters, no interconnections, and no Hachiko, just a horse."
The fruits of his labor having been summarized in books and exhibitions looks passed the stressful nature of these gigantic train terminals to showcase their brilliance and fascinating appeal.
BY LIZA MICHELLE RIFKIN
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 18, 2016
"I start to fall for the work and the possibility and wonder of creating something so special to someone else and so much part of who I am."
In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love? Why does anyone need an engagement ring? The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says. Here she dives into the interesting process of making custom engagement rings for her clients.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.
Collaboration and YOU
BY SHANTELL MARTIN
@ VOL 72
ON APR 21, 2010
"Get out of your head and into your body, hell yeah."
A sentiment we love, and one we think you will too as you watch Shantell Martin's presentation about collaborations, done while the artist was based in Tokyo (she is currently based in NYC).