Malden, MA photographer Susan Margot Ecker captured many photos from Malden's inaugural Pechakucha night September 21, 2018. Some can be seen in the pictures associated with this Vol.1 event. The complete set of these pictures are avaialble for view from her flickr album "Malden Pechakucha".

Susan Margot Ecker is an avid tandem cycler, artist, photographer, and a thoughtful community contributor in Malden. Her photography can also be seen on Instagram

Note: Unfortunately, the group photos of speakers do not include Rosemary Chimbganda and Jenny Chen. They left before the group picture was taken.



Malden Pechakucha Nights seeks speakers for our next Pechakucha Session to take place late March - date to be determined. The theme for this session is "FUSION" broadly interpreted.

We are looking for presentations that present examples of fusion, “the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity”, in various fields and disciplines. Talks can explore any number of disciplines that present the formation of a new concept, happening, culture, artform, initiative, etc that emerges out of the coming together of two or more influences – essentially giving birth to something new.

We also welcome talks on the fusion refering to, “the process that powers the sun and the stars. It is the reaction in which two atoms of hydrogen combine together, or fuse, to form an atom of helium. In the process some of the mass of the hydrogen is converted into energy.”

If you are interested in presenting in Malden, email Ose at with your pitch, a paragraph or so describing the topic and the types of images you would use.

Date for this session will be forthcoming - most probably late March on a Thursday evening.

Image: Credit Heathcliff O'Malley - an example of the Swedish meatball dish born of the marriage between a Turkish dish and Swedish culinary traditions.

Call for Speakers

Pecha Kucha Malden is looking for speakers for the inaugural Pecha Kucha night taking place September 21, 2018 at The Gallery in Malden. Speakers give quick presentations that include 20 images shown for 20 seconds each for a total of six minutes and forty seconds. Topics should be aligned with the them Art and Innovation. The talk can be on scientific or technological research/discoveries, artistic breakthroughs, or anything disrupting the status quo within the arts or incorporating the arts as a communication channel or way to communicate elements of the innovation.

If you are interested in speaking in September or at another event, please contact