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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!

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Transformer Apartment

BY GARY CHENG
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

You shouldn't change for your house, your house should change for you.

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.

 

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Curiosity Leads to Creativity

BY CARA TO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 20, 2013

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.

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Who Killed the King

BY KOSTYA KIMLAT
@ VOL 18 ON JUL 08, 2016

"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, 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.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2016.

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Lessons from Loose Collective

BY GRAHAM JONES
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Embrace your weirdness! The weider 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

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Why ARE?! Spacecraft so Un-Human?

BY XAVIER DE KESTELIER
@ PECHAKUCHA 20X20 AS PART OF KICK OVER THE STATUES AT HASSELL ON MAR 02, 2017

Xavier De Kestelier gave this PechaKucha talk at the special PechaKucha Night held at Hassell studio; his place of work.

In 'Why ARE?! Spacecraft so Un-Human?' Xavier makes a very valid point - why are we so good at architecture on earth but appear to have completely forgotten that astronauts like comfort too!

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Neck and Neck

BY SIÔN PARKINSON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 25, 2016

 Siôn Parkinson shares the gruesome yet fascinating history and characteristics of the ever-vital body part, the neck. With Siôn's comedic performance, this will be a presentation you won't want to miss. 

Siônis an artist, singer and producer. His performances often see him appearing in costume to invoke the voice of an animal, variously a burning elephant, a stuffed walrus, a lovelorn worm, and most recently a seal who talks and vomits. His work as a producer for Cape Farewell’s ‘Sea Change’ project took him to the Isle of Mull where he was Creative Director of Exhibitions for Comar, a role that in turn inspired his return to Dundee, the city in which he was born. He is producer of the inaugural Dundee Design Festival 2016. @sionparkinson

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The Fragrant City

BY TANJA SCHELL
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Smell gives us a sense of place. Our nose is our built in navigator and every city is filled with smell scapes.”

In The Fragrant City from PechaKucha Night Maastrict Volume 29, Speaker Tanja Schell shows how powerful one of our most ignored senses is. We live in a world of scents. And we are influenced by them 24/7. All those scents influence our mood and our wellbeing, all of them. Even those we are not aware of. Scent is a hidden but powerful dimension which adds a strong sense of place to the urban space, it makes cities more attractive and more safe. After ages of reducing and controlling odour emissions in the city, time has come to develop a positive policy to use this invisible power.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 6th, 2016. 

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From Vodňany to Jerusalem ~ From Hiroshima to Nagasaki

BY PAVEL JANSTA
@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

As a passionate traveller, reader and haiku writer – Pavel Janšta shares his amazing journey from Vodňany to Japan as he created deep connections with the people he met along the way. As a part of Pavel's exhibition, he created Japan's infamous paper cranes with complete strangers in hopes of spreading the message of peace from one part of the world to the other.

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Drawing Tells a Better Story

BY RODI ALKADER
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

"We are different, but we have something to share, like all of you ... I think the concept of love or empathy is not based on race or color or gender or religion. We all share this amazing feeling."

In response to the ongoing refugee crisis from Syria and parts of the Middle East. Kyoto-based researcher, and Syrian national, Rodi Alkader, has been drawing his thoughts on paper for years, but as the crisis continues to unfold, his drawings became a profound way for him to deal with his emotions. In this very personal presentation, "Drawing Tells a Better Story", from PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol 19, Rodi shares his family's situation and adds a unique voice to the conversation. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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The Most Mysterious Book In the World

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. A software developer and organizer for PechaKucha Night AshevilleJay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."
 

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Moonhouse

BY JOHAN MOLIN
@ VOL 50 ON FEB 03, 2015

"Every now and then, something extraordinary occurs."

In Moonhouse from PechaKucha Night Stockholm Vol. 50, Johan Molin shares an inspiring project by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg aimed at building a tiny red house on the surface of the moon. The project is more that is seems at first glance, tackling ideas about how we can fulfill our dreams and goals. If we are willing to strive for something, we can do anything, even if that anything is beyond our most truly wild imaginations. We just need to stop asking if our dreams are possible and start asking how to make our dreams possible.
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Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone

BY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 18, 2016

Liz Williams discusses the importance of traveling and the empowerment and unique experiences that happen when you travel alone. 

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