Most people state that the journey begins with a single step, but what if you weren't a land sport type? Michelle Macy share's how you go from recreational laps to swimming the "Everest of Marathon Swimming", the English Channel.
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Social Platform for single parents
BY YERSU KALABA: BECHOS
@ VOL 14
ON MAY 24, 2012
"Bechos" means "single and with children," but it's also a social meeting platform for single parents on the internet. In this presentation, Yersu Kalaba shows how it is being used to share ideas and problems that relate to being single with children, and how it is developing through its members. (in English)
The Fear of Sharks
BY PAUL SIREK
@ VOL 3
ON MAR 08, 2011
We all have irrational fears, and for quite a few of us, sharks top the list of what we fear the most. In this presentation, Paul Sirek goes beyond the Jaws of Spielberg, and reveals the true nature of these creatures. (in English)
"Presentation of the Day" on August 17, 2013.
Designing the Japan Post Tower
BY KOKI MIYACHI
@ VOL 106
ON SEP 20, 2013
Koki Miyachi, an architect, describes how he collaborated with other architects from around the world to design the new Japan Post Tower next to Tokyo station. (in Japanese with English subtitles)
This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."
"Presentation of the Day" on October 16, 2013.
English = Time + Tenacity + Tears
BY ŞEYI ADEBANJO
@ VOL 133
ON FEB 24, 2016
“English is a frankenstein's monster. It's a hodgepodge abomination of rules that we break all the time.”
In English = Time + Tenacity + Tears from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, student and literary enthusiast Ṣeyi Adebanjo, discusses her frustration with the “global language”. The real world is full of puzzles, all of which are more or less systematic. To her the English language itself is the most complex puzzle of all. Though she found learning the convoluted language to be a challenge, her tenacity as both a bibliophile and writer eventually paid off; the end product was worth it.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.
English is as Way to Discovery
BY TANITA LAKTIONOVA
@ VOL 2
ON AUG 27, 2016
Tanita Laktionova is English teacher, translator, blogger. She talks how English is helping her to discover other cultures and make new friends. For her Travelling is a way to learn new languages, get to know yourself, unforgettable work experience and business opportunity. Thanks to her English she visited many different countries and got unforgettable experience.
BY SIMON VASLET
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 02, 2017
Simon Vaslet’s touching presentation tells the story of a swimming program in Laos. He shares chocking numbers about drowning rate in the country and present the results of a very down to earth and efficient project where more than 500 children, in areas where it matters the most, learned to swim. And to keep us even more captivated, he managed to share beautiful pictures that transpire children’s pride as well as the essence and success of this swimming program.
Keep Swimming Moseley Road Baths
BY KAT PEARSON
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 13, 2017
Kat Pearson is a member of Moseley Road Baths Action Group who are trying to make sure that the current owners (Birmingham City Council) not only look after the building, but also keep the pool open. The title comes from their recent social media campaign which encouraged people to #keepswimmingmrb!
Aquarium swimming in energy savings
BY SASCHA THYER
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2018
Reef HQ Aquarium is swimming in energy savings having embarked on a range of
infrastructure upgrades. To present how the facility has reduced their grid energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is Sascha Thyer, Assistant Director and Head of Technical Operations.