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 RIVA NAYAJU
@ VOL 1
ON JUL 17, 2018
An amazing artist with a degree in architecture, Riva Nayaju is currently a graduate student in graphic design at Oklahoma State University. She believes in hard work and utilizing every single day to the most. Greatly inspired by her father (Artist/Designer), she yearns to mold her dreams up to her own unlimited expectations.
Pain and Inspiration
BY ABI STEVENS
@ VOL 18
ON JAN 16, 2019
Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.
Stitching Stories Through Coreography
BY BARRIE BARTON
@ VOL 15
ON MAY 19, 2017
Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.
Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.
Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."
Artists Were Made for People
BY BEN BAUGHAM
@ VOL 37
ON DEC 13, 2018
Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.
Clearing a Hurdle by Finding Inspiration
BY REGGIE TIDWELL
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 14, 2018
As a graphic designer and photographer, Reggie Tidwell found himself not embracing his photographer side and lacking the confidence to take on high-end projects and charge a respectable rate. Over the last 2 years, he has found his inspiration and is now earning as much as a photographer as with his design work. Reggie has also garnered the respect of photographers that he's always admired and even looked up to.
Kal Barteski: Polar Bear Artist
BY KAL BARTESKI
@ VOL 36
ON NOV 22, 2018
Artist and activist Kal Barteski is a notable figure in the arts scene in Winnipeg who is most famously known for her playful script work and polar bear art. She calls herself a "polar bear artist", and rightfully so as she's successfully spread her work throughout the city and beyond. Here in her PechaKucha Night Winnipeg talk, Kal talks about polar bears (of course), why they're important, and what you can learn from them. She also talks about her work and her initiatives not only in Winnipeg but in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world.
Kal's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 36, on November 22 2018, at the Park Theatre.
For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.
The Necessity of Creativity
BY HILARY JEAN TAPPER
@ VOL 38
ON NOV 08, 2018
Hilary Jean Tapper is an illustrator and dollmaker, and currently undertaking a formal study of the therapeutic nature of art and creativity. Throughout her youth, she received numerous awards for her films on mindfulness and self-discovery, which led to further opportunities of leadership and presenting to youth nationally and globally. At 19 she was brought to India for filming her first documentary on women and devotional yoga, and she presented the film on tour of the USA and Europe. She undertook her Bachelor in Hindu Theology, which is where she found her passion for the transformation of the self through the arts. In this Pechakucha, Hilary shares her story of losing and rediscovering her creativity, and her journey towards a deeper understanding of how powerful, necessary and available creativity is for all of us.
Cultural Conduit Design
BY BETHAN LAURA WOOD
@ VOL 160
ON OCT 19, 2018
British designer, and Royal College of Art Alumni, Bethan Laura Wood will capture our imaginations with an exploration of some of the award-winning designs that have emerged from her multidisciplinary practice. Her work, characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a brilliantly colourful passion for detail investigates the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits.
Bethan Laura Woodはイギリスのデザイナーにして、名門Royal College of Artの卒業生。豊富な経験を活かして生み出された素晴らしいデザインは、これまでに数多くの賞を受賞してきた。彼女の作品には、絶え間ない素材の研究、職人さんとの協力、色彩への繊細な心遣いが反映されている。彼女のプレゼンテーションは、私たちと日常の小物との関わり、そして文化への関わりのヒントを教えてくれるかもしれない。
The Human Lighthouse: A Beacon of Connection
BY ANDREW BENEDICT FISHER
@ VOL 14
ON SEP 15, 2018
The Human Lighthouse: A Beacon of Connection - Andrew Benedict Fisher is a local musician and singer in the Southwestern Michigan area. As lead singer and founder of The Andrew Fisher Quartet, a fusion jazz group, he has performed predominantly in the area for many years. While creating concert staples like the former concert series Sunday Night Jazz and the annual Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert, Andrew also shows his love and passion for music through private instruction as a Voice Teacher and Coach at the Citadel Dance and Music Center. Beyond the music, Andrew has a passion for the mind through philosophy, psychology and general mental health.
Andrew's talk will be on the subject of connection. While inherit to the human experience, it is something that we all, at times, struggle and deal with. In this discussion he offers a different way of thinking when it comes to connecting with others. From a firm foundation to bright and unique light that shines for all; be human lighthouse.
Dogs & Other Animals
In this presentation, illustrator and author John Bond tracks his inspirations for his illustrated characters. From children's shows to his numerous furry friends, John's childhood experiences have shaped who he has become as both an adult and artist. His inspiring story captivates the audience, all sharing laughter, and smiles.