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New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

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.


Nishinomiya @ Konan CUBE (Hirao School of Management)
Nov 07, 2009


Dayton @ Excelsior Building
Nov 06, 2009


Sep 16, 2010


Dallas @ Dallas Center for Architecture
Jun 24, 2010


Miami @ Lester's
Jun 09, 2011

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Hotel Kiranshree Portico
Nov 15, 2013


Abbotsford @ University of The Fraser Valley
Feb 12, 2015


Nashville @ Downtown Library
May 23, 2016


Manchester @ Rapha
Sep 07, 2017


Fort Collins @ The Music District
May 03, 2018

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Williamsburg Arts District

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2014

The City of Williamsburg is quickly emerging as an arts destination, along with its two major draws of history and education (not to mention a nearby theme park). The economic development director for the city, Michele DeWitt, gives us all the W's of Williamsburg's newly created Arts District (except perhaps for who is NinjArt?).

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Why The Lagoon District?

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Jacob Tell, CEO and co-founder of a Santa Barbara creative agency, Oniracom, speaks about the inspiration behind the Lagoon District. This up and coming area of Santa Barbara is home to commercial, industrial and residential locals. The history of area influenced the branding, as street names such as Laguna, Quarantina, and Salsipuedes pay homage to the past lagoon-style flooding of the neighborhood.

As an agency CEO, Jacob has studied and worked within the cultural transition from analog to digital, so his insight translates across demographics. Jacob’s expertise in marketing and production helps organizations of any size — from solopreneurs to global brands — build authentic communities and communicate effectively to their audience.

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A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence."

In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.

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Mission and Motivation

@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Tania Brint shares some thoughts, based on a personal journey, on what motivates us, and how business can respond to our needs to create the future we want. 

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It Is a Beautiful Day in District 58


Questioning a government takes a community and that is exactly what Park Cannon is about. As a Georgia State Representative for District 58 she is intimately aware of what it takes to gather a community and be involved in that community. Join us in listening to a day in District 58 and meet some of the people that make up this district in the heart of Atlanta! 

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Reimagine the Arts District for Edmonton's Winter Nights

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"We're hoping to inspire people in our city to think about how to activate our streets and how to bring people out."

Architect Shafraaz Kaba shares his idea for bringing light and life to a public space that goes into hibernation through the winter. Using fire, light, art, and maybe a temporary tavern or two, he presents a compelling set of small interventions to breathe some winter warmth into the public realm.

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Beirut Central District: from flânerie to photography

@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

Arin Hovsepian talks on how the post-war reconstruction of the Beirut Central District affected the experience of the city.

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Profession + mission + family = successful business

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 27, 2017

Многие имеют мечту . Будь тем кто мечтая действует. Мечта + действия = воплощение мечты.

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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”

In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.

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PKN Beijing Vol. 9

The last PechaKucha Night in Beijing was Vol. 10, held in May, but we just dug up this photo -- found on Flickr -- of February's Vol. 9. It's the first look we get of that edition, held at the Yan Club in the Beijing's 798 art district.

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PKN Comes to Krakow

One of the latest cities to join the PechaKucha Night family, Krakow has now confirmed that its Vol. 1 is set to happen October 17 (from 21:00) at the Laznia Nowa theatre. Organizer Artur Bialy sends in this essay on what sounds like a terrific venue. Łaźnia Nowa is the youngest theater in Cracow. It is placed in Nowa Huta – the youngest and the most mysteriuos district of the city. As our residence we use postindustrial halls, in which young blue collar workers of The W.Lenin Mettalurgical Industrial Complex were trained. Just a few years ago lathes, milling machines and other machines were still used in these rooms. You can even still smell machine grease, though the spirit in here is completely different. The scene, the audience, spectacles, concerts and exhibitions...everything to complete the transformation of this place. Grey blocks of flats, lots of greenery, some church crosses and huge supermarkets. This is the scenery that surrounds our theater. For some beautiful, for other cursed. Nowa Huta always used to evoke such radical emotions. This place used to be ruled by history. Since it`s creation Nowa Huta was a test paper of all political and social changes. Inhabitiants of this district were marked by history and ideas. Maybe that is the reason why changes of '89 were so hard for them. At first the beloved child of communistic regime, the city without god, built in opposition to conservative Cracow, then the heart of resistance and “Solidarnosc” -- in which many fights for human freedom and dignity took place, one of John Paul II's favourite places, afterwards free trade, downfall of The Industrial Complex and...oblivion. Huta wasn't important anymore. The inhabitiants had their memories and a travesty of industrial district. Mass media soon named it as the most dangerous city area. 250 thousand people were sentenced to stereotype. Our work is an objection to such viewing of this district. People want to be, live and to work here. Discouragment, indifference and apathy are everywhere and you always got to fight them with consistent work and persistence. I believe that every kind of creative activity has a affrimative message. It comes out in the very act of creation. Basic message: Do not be afraid to speak for yourself, take initiative and if you do not like something try to change it by yourself. By our activity we encourage to this. In Łaźnia Nowa we want to create a place where actors and inhabitians of Nowa Huta are both feeling good... Nowa Huta is an inspiration. Bartosz Szydłowski Director/Główny Łaziebny

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Mission Control

We're live, currently streaming from around the world -- see us on the front page of the PechaKucha site and here on Ustream. Here are a few quick shots of "mission control" on the 3rd floor of the Audi Building (the "Iceberg") in Tokyo, right now.

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PechaKucha + The LegalArt Six

A special edition PechaKucha Night in Miami is set to feature the LegalArt Six artist residency, taking place at the Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation on March 25 (18:00-20:00). We're including the full press release for more details, as well as the list of participating -- and presenting -- artists. PECHA KUCHA NIGHT FEATURING THE LEGAL ART SIX FOR MIAMI’S FIRST LIVE/WORK RESIDENCY MIAMI (Mar. 12, 2010) Pecha Kucha, an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public, will feature the LegalArt Six Thursday, March 25th 6-8PM at The Rubell Collection. This event serves as a public introduction to the local visual and multimedia artists the have been selected to participate in Miami’s s first live/work artist residency program, scheduled to open in the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District this spring. With 20 Power Point slides shown for 20 seconds each, the Miami artists - Carlos Ascurra, Pachi Giustinian, Jiae Hwang, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Manny Prieres, and Jen Stark will have about seven minutes to talk about their work and plans to give back to the community. Ideas include creating a mentorship program with high school artists and working with the blind to create visual art. A list of the artists’ work and projects is below. The Live/Work Residency Program, launched by the nonprofit LegalArt, is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, a $40 million effort to bring South Florida together through the arts. Additional support is being provided from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. “The residency will act as an incubator for these talented artists which will take them to a new level in his or her career,” said Kathleen Carignan, LegalArt’s executive director. “I am excited to see the new collaborations and innovative ideas that emerge when these artists live and work together.” The highly competitive LegalArt Live/Work Residency is Miami’s first subsidized live/work, professional development, and community-building artists’ facility. Designed as an incubator, artists in residence live and work in private 900 square foot studios and have access to exhibition, lecture, legal counseling spaces and a comprehensive resource library. The Residency brings together some of Miami’s most promising artists, along with national and international artists and curators; allowing them to collaborate in ways only a residential model can offer. Visiting curators and scholars will engage both with resident artists—by mentoring, leading critiques and exploring exhibition opportunities beyond Miami—and the public through lectures, workshops and exhibitions. The Residency’s first participants and their projects are: Carlos Ascurra: His work explores the impact of sound and information in contemporary culture and engages in a dialogue with the viewer about the findings. Give-Back Project: Will create a publishing house called RUINS Publishing to create hand made publications with photocopy machines, silkscreen and sound equipment in order to create a forum for discussion and collaboration. Pachi Giustinian: This multimedia artist explores matters of color, light and sensations. Give-Back Project: To See Without Sight is a program for individuals who suffer from all levels of blindness. The program will introduce them to a new form of expression, to produce and create visual art. Jiae Hwang: Inspired by the ideas of string theory and parallel universes this interdisciplinary artist deals in a broad spectrum of media from traditional drawings to video, audio, and multimedia installations which seek to create new ways to engage with viewers. Give-Back Project: Graphic design, video art, and software training sessions for artists to provide project support for digital documentation, converting image files, import and export of visual media, and explanation of graphic and video software. Alvaro Ilizarbe: Creator of the Freegums clothing label Lizarbe focuses on madcap aesthetics, comfort, and individuality. Give-Back Project: Creating an opportunity for elementary school students to collaborate with mural artists. Manny Prieres: His work is the product of the clash between tradition, temperamental heritage, and an intense, idiosyncratic counterculture expressed with detailed drawings and sculpture. Give-Back Project: An artist lecture series will provide studio visits for art students in high school and college. The series will give students a glimpse of what they can expect when they graduate and begin their careers. Jen Stark: Interested in how math and science is intertwined in everything around us, Stark creates complex structures that reveal how remarkable common materials can become. About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About LegalArt LegalArt empowers artists by providing affordable legal services, professional development services, the Live/Work Residency, grants, and educational opportunities. Our SeminArt series brings experts to educate artists on wide-ranging subjects including strategic planning, marketing, wage theft, winning arts commissions, and public speaking. LegalLink, a legal assistance and education program which partners with University of Miami Law School and local attorneys, provides legal services on a pro bono, barter or reduced rate basis. LegalArt’s professional staff made up of attorneys and arts advocates offers training in copyright and trademark, incorporation, portfolio management, writing skills and maintains the LegalArt headquarters where South Florida artists are welcome to seek guidance, support, resources and a greater sense of community with their peers. About the Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was started in New York in 1964 when Don and Mera Rubell were first married. Since 1993 it has been displayed in Miami at its current, 45,000 square-foot location inside a former Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility. RFC first opened to the public in 1994. In 1998 the non-profit Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created to expand the Collection’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum. Each year CAF presents thematic exhibitions drawn from the collection with accompanying catalogs. These shows often travel to museums around the country. CAF also maintains an internship program, partnership with Miami-Dade County Public schools, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world. Since opening in 1994, RFC has been recognized as the pioneer of what is often referred to as the “Miami model,” whereby private collectors create a new, independent form of public institution.

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Poster for PKN Aleppo Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night in Aleppo Vol. 3 is set for April 3 at the Shibani building, in the Jalloum district of the Old City. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page. Organizer Harout Hakmanian tells us that the final presentation of the evening is called "Tribute to Japan," in which a Syrian photographer who has taken photos in Osaka will present his works -- we also hope to record it and share it on our Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan site. Harout will also be accepting donations at the event.

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With a name like FabCafe -- and with a location in Tokyo's Shibuya district -- you may think that the "fab" stands for "fabulous," but instead it's short for "fabricate." In today's Presentation of the Day, "FabCafe" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, Toshimasa Kawai reveals some of the amazing things that you can produce on a visit to one of his fabrication cafes, and the collaboration commonly found within this global movement. Toshimasa believes this technology will change the manufacturing industry, much like the internet changed the way we communicate and share information. 

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Miami New Times Covers Pecha Kucha Miami Design to Collide

Miami New Times covered Pecha Kucha Miami Design to Collide "crashing" next Tuesday, July 30th 7:30PM at the Rooftop Garden, 175 NE 45th Street in the Design District, .  RSVP at

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PKN Miami in the News

Some nice coverage for our series in Miami from the Miami New Times, in the leadup to tomorrow's Vol. 22, with Miami Design District. Tuesday, July 30, PechaKucha Miami in partnership with the Miami Design District, is hosting "Design to Collide," where five presenters will explore the concepts of space: whether it be occupying, traversing, or straight up crashing into it. People are invited to communicate, come together, and physically run into one another as the initiative's speakers tackle issues of collision and intersections in the realms of race, street art, media, design, and the pedestrian sidewalks of Miami. Each speaker will have six minutes and 40 seconds to present. It will be Hildebrand's 22nd curated PechaKucha Night, having hosted 160 participating speakers to date. Read the full article here.

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An Interview on the Mission of PechaKucha

The magazine Infinitylab has kindly interviewed us regarding the hardships and joys of entrepreneurship in cultural management as independent creators who strive for a better life in the city. To the inquiry about the mission of PechaKucha around the world we said we think it's a living creature who has grown very fast before the surprised eyes of its creators, Klein-Dytham architects, who, by putting together in a single website every bit of information concerning PechaKucha around the world, are consolidating a global community beyond social networking, where the presentations published provide a unique glimpse of what's going on virtually everywhere, thus getting people closer and making the planet a cozier place to live in. As always, we feel very fortunate to be part of this growing creature! Infinitylab (in Spanish) Addendum - Vol. 10 has also been featured in Arcadia Magazine, presumably the most important cultural magazine in the country.

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Why it is Great to Work in the Sewers - the Reprise

You ever think about where your flushes end up, or who handles it? Sewage District worker Michael Mucha shares how wastewater is being transformed from invisible to invaluable. In “Why it is Great to Work in the Sewers - The Reprise” from PKN Madison, WI Vol. 10 he speaks about how passionate people not afraid to get their hands dirty are turning our sewage problems into priceless product.