MAY 31, 2019
PechaKucha Night Chicago organizer and star architect Peter Exley graces this week's very special edition of PechaKucha People. Peter has been a proud supporter of PechaKucha since it’s inception and this month, Chicago celebrates its 50th event!! As he is running for the Presidency of the American Institute of Architects in 2021, we can think of no one better to lead the architectural profession with purpose, passion, fun and wicked fashion sense. If you are at the AIA National Convention - VOTE PETER!
NOVEMBER 27, 2018
This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight showcases the complex design for Chicago's upcoming event PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 48. With its combination of architecture models and complimentary color schemes, it surely leaves us with a positive impression and high hopes for what is to come at Chicago's next event. A big thank you to the Chicago team for always raising the bar!
DECEMBER 29, 2017
DECEMBER 19, 2017
"I was able to transition myself from a... soul draining paper pusher into a freelance creative that's able to make a living on art."
From Addicted To Photography from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 41, Ryan Brandoff shares his story about how his passion for photography has changed his mundane 9 to 5 lifestyle into a life worth living.
OCTOBER 29, 2017
"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."
In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.
SEPTEMBER 04, 2017
"Their plane was met by thousands...they thought the Beatles must have been on an adjoining runway but they were there to see Cheap Trick."
JULY 15, 2017
"Creativity is a place you and your child should go."
JUNE 06, 2017
What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?
In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!
APRIL 23, 2017
Thorsten Bösch is one of the colorful cast of characters behind PechaKucha Nights in Chicago. When not busy designing visualizations for architects and other creatives via visualized concepts, he's focussed on building the most up to date and complete digital model of the entire city of Chicago! We love ya, Thorsten!