"I want to show you what you look like and I want real life to look like art."

In Real Life as Art from PechaKucha Night Nashville Vol. 16 Melissa Fuller explores the fine line between reality and imagination through her impactful photography. Her aim is to capture the person and create a scene which embodies their being.  

Great Britain’s economy of trade allowed the growth of many distinctive gardens.

Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful luscious green oases. In “The Secret Gardens” from PKN Nashville Vol. 13 he talks about the unique and sometimes odd gardens that can be found in the UK, and what inspired their creation.

Can a sign change the way a community views itself?

Designer Stephen Jones discusses his travels across the United States, and the numerous signage he found during his journey. In “Building Communities with Signs” from PKN Nashvile Vol. 13, he goes into depth on the character that a sign can bring out of and give back to a city.

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism: all essentially coming from one place, and yet so different...

Kem Hinton speaks of his exciting journey to the historic city of Jerusalem. A location that acts as the beginning or focus of the three major world religions -- Judaism, Islam, and Christianity -- Kem discusses the city's immense beauty and its omnipresent conflict. In "A Convergence of Faiths" from PKN Nashville Vol. 13, Kem speaks of the numerous sacred landmarks present, and the myths of the Dome of the Rock, Herod's Temple, and the Ark of the Covenant.

The clock is ticking! This very classy poster was designed by the talented Jessi Menish for the PKN Nashville's upcoming Vol. 10 evening.

The event will be held this Wednesday, and will feature ten presenters speaking on topics aplenty! 

If you'd like to see presentations from their previous volumes, be sure to check out their YouTube channel.

To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

The Olympic Games in Derbyshire, Retail Design, and an Update from Chicago

PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11 Presentations Rory Slater's presentation (from PKN Derby Vol. 6) reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. Cheng Fengqi is a visual designer, and in his presentation (in Chinese, from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he shows how to arrange retail shops in order to provide a joyful shopping environment for the customer. PKN Chicago Vol. 23 Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog start with the poster you see above for next month's PKN Chicago Vol. 23, designed by Firebelly's Nick Adam -- let us also point you to this fun timelapse video that shows last week's special edition PKN held at the Art Institute of Chicago. Other posters added today include: PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 26, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8. PKN Concepcion Vol. 8 PKN Concepcion Vol. 8 Photos Today we have a photo gallery [Flickr] for PKN Concepcion Vol. 8 to share, with a few photos to give you a taste of what the event was like. Above, presenters from afar, followed by two happy attendees.  Calendar Tonight (August 23) we have the following events in the calendar: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 19, PKN San Antonio Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 7. Tomorrow, you can look to the following two events: PKN Nagoya Vol. 12 and PKN Guangzhou Vol. 11.

PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1 Presentations Williamsburg is known for its historic districts, and especially the popular Duke of Gloucester Street. In this presentation by PKN Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss (from the city's Vol. 1), we are shown a whole other part of the city that is usually hidden behind gates. Maxim Zirin is a TV producer. Together with a reporter and a cameraman he went to Chukotka to shoot a piece about how local people hunt whales for a weekly programme on Russian's NTV. Chukotka is the northeastern extremity of Asia, in the northern part of the Russian Far East. Please note that some of the images included in the presentation (in Russian, from PKN Moscow Vol. 10) are graphic. PKN Nashville Vol. 7 Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the 7-11 inspired example that you see above, for tonight's PKN Nashville Vol. 7 -- held on 7/11, get it? Also up today are posters/flyers for PKN Kansas City Vol. 11, PKN Cape Town Vol. 17, PKN Warsaw Vol. 6, and PKN Banja Luka Vol. 1. PKN Marseille-Provence Vol. 19 Photos We have two photo galleries to share today, the first for this past Saturday's PKN Marseille-Provence Vol. 19, which also marked the series 5th anniversary -- which explains why the crowd is holding a celebratory candle in the photo above. We had a tiny peek at Mallorca's Vol. 1 last week, but today we have a more complete gallery to share. 

Calendar As we mentioned earlier, PKN Nashville Vol. 7 is happening tonight, and then tomorrow you can look forward to a packed evening: PKN St. Louis Vol. 9, PKN Regensburg Vol. 9, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2, PKN Wakefield Vol. 6, PKN Galway Vol. 7, PKN Blue Hill Vol. 4, and PKN Kyiv Vol. 8.

Poster for PKN Nashville Vol. 5 As the pencils on the poster indicate, the next PechaKucha Night in Nashville is indeed Vol. 5, and it happens tonight (April 25) at The Building in East Nashville. This will be a new venue for the series, and the next edition (Vol. 6) is set to be outdoors.

Poster for PKN Nashville Vol. 4

Nashville is hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 this coming Monday (January 31), at The Rutledge, from 18:30 with free entry. "Drinking and thinking" -- yup, that's what we love to see and hear!

PKN Nashville Vol. 3

Just the other day we posted part of a message we recently received from PechaKucha Night in Nashville's Phillip Tomlinson, and today we take a look at last month's PKN Nashville Vol. 3 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset, and you'll find the full list of presenters on the event page.

As you'll see in that last photo we included, the tradition we have here in Tokyo of continuing the discussion at the bar following the presentations is alive and well in Nashville too. Take note that PKN Nashville Vol. 4 will happen January 31, again at The Rutledge (the venue seen in the current crop of photos).