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 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.
Curiosity Leads to Creativity
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
The Most Mysterious Book In the World
"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 Asheville, Jay 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."
BY JOHAN MOLIN
@ VOL 50
ON FEB 03, 2015
"Every now and then, something extraordinary occurs."