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Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.
Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.
EU-Japan Fest supports artists and communists in culture and the arts, arranging exchanges between Europe and Japan in this fields. Most of these activities revolve around the European Capital of Culture initiative. Funding is provided through members of the business community and EU member country ambassadors to Japan.
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.
After the events of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire Nepal". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Nepal here. Get in touch with us via email@example.com.
After the events of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire New Zealand". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Christchurch here. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maboneng 2nd floor
May 31, 2013
Luovien alojen keskus Mylly
Mar 30, 2014
ReSurfaced: A Pop-up Plaza on Main
Oct 16, 2014
BCCJ Community Hub
Powered by PechaKucha
Oct 09, 2014
Nov 13, 2015
Frist Art Museum
Jul 21, 2017
The Whisky Bond
Jun 19, 2018
Borealis Coffee Roasters
Jun 27, 2018
Bitwise South Stadium
Jan 09, 2019
Sep 04, 2019
The Power of Radio
BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.
Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab.
New York via Bike Share
BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."
In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16, Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.
Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland.
Rethinking the Newark Waterfront
Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices.
Vertical Community Building
BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.
Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.
Maps as a Tool for Perception
BY GABRIEL GIANORDOLI
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.
Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.
Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm
BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"
In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!
Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.
Buffalo Niagara by Design
BY ROBERT G. SHIBLEY
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
"What was I thinking when I came to Buffalo? ... I was coming to join a social movement in our city and region, and I dove in head first."
In Buffalo Niagara Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Dean and Professor of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, recounts his recruitment to Buffalo as Department Chair, 35 years ago. Upon the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the department, Shibley discusses his work with architecture and planning students, faculty and community members on various urban planning projects in the region. Across an arc of a quarter century, the UB Urban Design Project and the UB Regional Institute have been key players in the evolution of a broad regional planning framework.
Emily! Don't Do That!
BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."
Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.
Reefs and People: Working with people to help coral reefs
BY KAILASH COOK
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2018
Kailash Cook grew up on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. He is a marine conservation warrior working with local communities to preserve coral reefs.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Ciudad y Bienestar.
Ciudad y Bienestar. Vol. 3 Amigos, la entrada al evento será gratuita, sin embargo, nos encantaría que nos apoyaran con la donación de libros y catálogos (nuevos o usados) de cualquier disciplina artística, así como diccionarios del español actual. Todo será donado a la BiCA: Biblioteca Comunitaria de Arte Pronto la lista de participantes. PKN TJ
What IT Companies Can Do Together?
Turn knowledge into action! Ian Chernov, IT project manager, market analyst and researcher, Yalantis, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 invited all to join forces and to establish cooperation and co-working. He highlighted that unique feature how to gain this – the creation and development of IT-CxO community in Dnipropetrovsk.
On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!
My 6 minutes and 40 seconds at PechaKucha!
A beautiful testimonial by PechaKucha presenter Sonia Kar So it began! The moment had come for me to take the stage. Rodrigo, one of the enthusiastic hosts of the evening, had started giving a grand introduction about what I was going to speak about in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds on PechaKucha Maastricht Vol 31, being held at the prestigious Sint Janskerk. What would I say? Would I be able to keep pace with the 20 seconds timer on each slide or would I just make a mess of it? Would I be able to convey my story effectively? Actually all these questions crossed my mind some two months ago when I heard about PechaKucha 20X20 presentation format using picture slides. Bit intimidating that one has to convey adequately in 20 slides with a 20 sec/slide speed, but the concept was so terrific that I had to give it a try. My application as a guest speaker took some screening considering PechaKucha was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. However I handled the screening questions with the same passion as I would be doing while speaking (I in fact felt I was already on stage). To my joy, I was informed that the very talented PechaKucha team had selected me. Next came the daunting task of preparing the slides – setting my story right, hunting for the appropriate pictures for the slides. That actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Though it called for some iterations, lots of “gentle” reminders and patience from PechaKucha team members especially Zhen (thank you for bearing with all the stupid questions which came your way). However, the issues were faced when I thought of practising. Just two days left for the event, I was making a mess. I remember the first time I practised – the entire 20 slides (each with 20 seconds) were over and I had not finished half of my story! I was always gifted with this art of talking a lot and not being precise. That would definitely be put to the test now. So then came the phase of cutting it short and making it just fit within 20 seconds. The next time I practised, I finished the story when I was in slide 10! The pressure of finishing the story was high so I missed mentioning half of the points which I had to. With some iterations I was ultimately there. On the D-day, when we reached Sint Janskerk - it was a packed house. The stage was set and rows of chairs were placed perfectly surrounding the stage. There were at least 300 people. I was trying to find familiar faces (as that would boost my confidence– human psychology as talking to known people is less of a stress than addressing unknown people) but there were hardly any. Then came the reassuring words from my husband – “You have spoken at a gathering of 100 people before. Speaking to 100 people and 300 people will feel the same”. Feeling a bit relaxed by his remark, I went and chose a comfortable spot. What I loved the most was the concept of starting with the programme at 20:20. All the speakers were outstanding, the topics and their stories were thought-provoking. There were a lot of ideas and energies which were brought in. The audience (I being a part of it too) was completely enlightened and very enthusiastic. The more I watched the speakers, the more tensed I became. It was already intimidating to match the standards set by the speakers. But I was banking on the audience, if I falter or forget something they will clap and cheer me for that too :) Then came my turn. Rodrigo announced my name and yes, I was on stage. What was playing in my mind in the first two seconds – “Wow, that’s a lot of people looking at me, how do I engage with them? Oops, watch your posture, where are your hands, oh no, I have a microphone, what were the first lines? Ah forget it, just be yourself”. (Yeah, mind is faster than light, all this I thought in two seconds) And that’s what happened for the next 6 minutes 40 seconds – I was myself. I spoke about how we had come up with HomeHandi, an online platform which connects passionate cooks to food lovers like us and provides healthy home cooked food options. The most interesting part of the talk was when I started speaking about our learnings. I could feel an immediate connection with the audience. The one on how we could empower most of the cooks who were women homemakers by boosting their self-confidence and making them financially independent was appreciated by everyone. By the time I spoke about how we realised that people from various cultures unite or bond together over food, I was completely at ease. “Food is a universal language and we see it as an enabler to connect people from various countries i.e. expats, students and locals together. That is exactly what we saw happening in our flagship event – International Food Festival held in Maastricht. Why not make Maastricht city as one of the pioneers in forming a culturally inclusive community?” While saying all this, it really did not hit me that I was at this grand location or event. I felt as if it was a normal chit-chat which I was having with a group of friends of mine (PechaKucha actually signifies chit-chat). I spoke without any inhibitions and my passion controlled my speech. I enjoyed thoroughly those 6 minutes and 40 seconds which came my way. At the end of the event I was approached by many familiar faces – familiar as I had seen them from the podium so now they were no more unfamiliar to me. I felt that PechaKucha gave me that platform to bring out the confidence in me, helped me to approach and interact with so many people, gave me the opportunity to enlighten myself. The informal way of story-telling with pictures is something very unique and very heart warming. Thank you PechaKucha for my 6 minutes and 40 seconds :) By Sonia Kar, HomeHandi
We're back! Announcing PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 2 - April 25
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017Time: 6:20pm – 8:20pmLocation: Innovation Works (201 King Street) Building on the awesome success of our inaugural night in January, we are so excited to announce vol. 2! Coming April 25, 2017 - PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 2 at Innovation Works London! A night of powerful, concise talks. Prepare to be inspired and spread the word! PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Register to attend at http://bit.ly/pkldnontvol2 (admission is free!)We will ask for a $1 donation at the door to the PechaKucha global fund that goes to such things as maintaining the global website that hosts all of the talks from around the world. We are also collecting items for the London Food Bank. With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 900 cities around the world, PechaKucha Night #ldnont puts our city on the international stage through the PechaKucha platform and website (check out https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/london-ontario to learn more and see talks from around the world). This is a great way to network and engage our community thirsty to share their ideas, passions and interests. WANT TO SPEAK ON APRIL 25?Presenter Proposals - Due Friday, March 17, 2017 by 4:00pm ESTWe will be choosing up to a maximum of 8 presenters. Submit your presenter proposal online at https://goo.gl/forms/G1YbeCn1hUEXlgfs2 A big thanks to Chaun McLellan, Loyalty & Lead Generation Expert of 201 Solutions and also one of the awesome co-tennants at Innovation Works for sponsoring our PechaKucha Night #ldnont events! Check out their services here: www.loyalpatron.com
PK Wanaka gives back
We are very happy to announce that the money raised during the PK Night Vol. 2 were officially given to Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust today morning. Pecha Kucha cares about the local community.
Bring on 2018! Announcing #pkldnont vol. 5 - February 1, 2018
Date: Thursday, Feb 1, 2018Time: 6:20pm – 8:20pmLocation: Innovation Works (201 King Street) Bring on 2018! PechaKucha Night #ldnont is coming back for another four events in our second year! Coming February 1, 2018 - PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 5 at Innovation Works London! A night of powerful, concise talks. Prepare to be inspired and spread the word! PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Register to attend at http://bit.ly/pkldnontvol5 (admission is free!)We will ask for a $1 donation at the door to the PechaKucha global fund that goes to such things as maintaining the global website that hosts all of the talks from around the world. We are also collecting items for the London Food Bank. With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 1000 cities around the world, PechaKucha Night #ldnont puts our city on the international stage through the PechaKucha platform and website (check out https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/london-ontario to learn more and see talks from around the world). This is a great way to network and engage our community thirsty to share their ideas, passions and interests. WANT TO SPEAK ON February 1st?Presenter Proposals - Due Friday, January 12, 2018 by 4:00pm ESTWe will be choosing up to a maximum of 8 presenters. Submit your presenter proposal online at https://goo.gl/forms/MrpdbO30y6tdjep13 A big thanks to our title sponsor, London law firm Refcio & Associates! Check out their services here: www.rrlaw.ca
PechaKucha Nights Islamabad
Here's what you can expect from a PechaKucha Night. PechaKucha is Japanese for the sound made when people are chit chatting. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically every 20 seconds and the speaker talks alongside them. This brilliant method of presentation, devised by Architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, keeps presentations short, simple and interesting. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people come together and share their work in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Islamabad has a lot to offer in terms of creative ideas and people. We are very excited to give this opportunity to the citizens of the city by providing a platform for local artists and creative thinkers to express their ideas, showcase their work and meet likeminded people. It’s also an opportunity for the local community to know all the amazing work being done here and the wonderful people behind it. Islamabad is now one of over 1000 official PechaKucha cities worldwide and Kuch Khaas hopes to host regular events to highlight the creativity of our city. So bring plenty of visiting cards and drop in for a cup of tea. Be part of an international community and who knows, you could be one of the next presenters. Interested in presenting at the next PechaKucha? Email us on email@example.com.
Announcing #pkldnont vol. 7 - September 20, 2018
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018Time: 6:20pm – 8:20pmLocation: Innovation Works (201 King Street) Coming September 20, 2018 - PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 7 at Innovation Works London! A night of powerful, concise talks. Prepare to be inspired and spread the word! PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Register to attend at http://bit.ly/pkldnontvol7 (admission is free!)We will ask for a $1 donation at the door to the PechaKucha global fund that goes to such things as maintaining the global website that hosts all of the talks from around the world. We are also collecting items for the London Food Bank. With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 1000 cities around the world, PechaKucha Night #ldnont puts our city on the international stage through the PechaKucha platform and website (check out https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/london-ontario to learn more and see talks from around the world). This is a great way to network and engage our community thirsty to share their ideas, passions and interests. WANT TO SPEAK ON September 20th?Presenter Proposals - Due Friday, August 31, 2018 by 4:00pm ESTWe will be choosing up to a maximum of 8 presenters. Submit your presenter proposal online at https://goo.gl/forms/yTaHHP1XNTdR9Y1r2
Community By Design
Gayla Bechtol is an architect and qualified NM Historic Architect practicing in Santa Fe. In 1995, she began the Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team process for what the local community now recognizes as the Santa Fe Railyard, home to the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, New Mexico School for the Arts and SITE Santa Fe. At the time she began this process, the area was seemingly a forgotten space within the City. Her presentation will recount the historical context, process and vision driven by community leaders and local citizens in 'democratic design'. Encouraged by a sisterhood of citizens and using the design thinking skills she learned from her time at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and USC, she led the team and ultimately, over 6000 people participated. In her own words, she says they “found their voice, and I found mine at the same time.”