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Haiti Reconstruction Channel

117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.

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Inspire Nepal Channel

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

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Inspire Christchurch Channel

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


Dubai @ The Third Line
Feb 03, 2010


Shenzhen @ 一渡堂 IDUTANG
Feb 20, 2010


Koszalin @ podwórze przy plastelinie
Apr 16, 2011


Edinburgh @ Inspace
Apr 16, 2011


Cork @ Crane Lane Theatre
Apr 20, 2011


Funchal @ Auditório da Reitoria, Universidade da Madeira
Apr 16, 2011


San Francisco @ Yoshi's San Francisco
Apr 16, 2011


Washington DC @ Ultrabar DC
Apr 16, 2011


Ubud @ Betel Nut
May 12, 2015


Kathmandu @ Club25 Hours
Jul 03, 2015

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My Country Japan


A very personal and honest view on Japan by a Barcelona-based Japanese designer.

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Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture


Japanese architecture versus Catalan architecture through the eyes of children.

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ArchiAid (Part 1)

@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Shoko Fukuya talks about the reconstruction work performed by ArchiAid in the Tohoku region, in a presentation that is then followed by this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto.

Donating to ArchiAid

Both presentations were part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. You can offer support by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.


塚本さん、福屋さん両者のプレゼンテーションは2012年の東京でザイーナーズウィークにて行われたPechaKucha Night東京のものです。プレゼンテーションでも話されている復興プロジェクト「コアハウス」への募金活動を行っております。ぜひ上のボタンからご協力ください。

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日常の軌跡ーTrajectory of Day-to-Day Activities

@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015


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Brewing with a Purpose

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Kota Kobayashi decided as a child that one day he'd brew his own beer. Many years later, and inspired by the recent natural disasters in Japan, he created Ippon Matsu Beer. His One Pine Tree beer received massive donations from all over the world which he has used to help small business owners with disaster relief in Japan. Don't get ready, get started!

"Presentation of the Day" on June 8, 2015.

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Redesign a School

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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Himalayan DIY'n

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 03, 2015

"It's an important and powerful time.  It's also an opportunity for us to re-write the book on how earthquakes go in developing nations."

In Himalayan DIY'n from PechaKucha Katmandu Vol. 13, and as part of our Inspire Nepal Initiative, Ben Ayers, a long term expatriate resident of Nepal tells a few stories about how locals organized themselves after the earthquake, and how the inherent resiliency of Nepalis will be the key to the reconstruction.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, Aug 24th, 2015.

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The Resurrection of Christchurch

@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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What's Ultra Cialthon?

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

走ることが大好きな山宮徳晃さんは、 これまで東北地域でなんとトータル 580km 以上の距離を走ってきました。 でもストイックに走るのではありません。 各地での出会いや美味しい食べ物、ともに走る仲間とのゆるく楽しいコミュニケーションを通じてこその気づきが生まれる、 ユニークなランニングプロジェクトのUltra Cialthon。 笑いたっぷり、 エネルギッシュにプレゼンテーションされています!

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)


Earthquake in Chile

Our thoughts go out to everyone in Chile after the strong earthquake and the many aftershocks. We emailed the PechaKucha team in Concepcion, which appears to be near the epicentre, as soon as the news broke in the US and we emailed them again as we woke up to the news in Japan. The PechaKucha team in Concepcion has been very active trying to raise funds for the earthquake in Haiti through our "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti." Cameron Sinclair has been in touch from Architecture for Humanity, and we immediately decided that all funds they have raised for Haiti should be used at home and we will be looking to match those funds several times over. Please check back for more news and update. Any money donated at the Concepcion PechaKucha page will be directed to the PechaKucha organizers there. The same will be done for donations made to the Santiago PechaKucha page. Please donate what you can.

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Massive Earthquake in New Zealand

It's been a rough year in terms of devastating earthquakes, latest of which is the one that just hit New Zealand -- you'll find a good round-up of news here, including a large gallery of photos. The photo above is a scene from Christchurch, and we've been in touch with PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead, who seems fine although now has to deal with the physical damage that surrounds her. As we posted last week, there was a PechaKucha Night scheduled in Christchurch (Vol. 9) for next week (September 16), and although Vanessa is confident it will still happen, the question of venue is still up in the air, depending on the state of the Canterbury Museum (where it was to be held).

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Poster for PKN Gisborne Vol. 4

The next PechaKucha Night in Gisborne (Vol. 4) is just over a week away (September 17), and will take place at Aladdin's Cave. PKN Gisborne organizer Pene Walsh also shared this link, that shows the current earthquake aftershocks that Christchurch is dealing with (see our earlier post).

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Earthquake in Christchurch

Our thoughts are again with organizer Vanessa Coxhead and all our PechaKucha friends (and just plain everyone, for that matter) in Christchurch, which unfortunately has been hit by another terrible earthquake, this one apparently even worse than what was experienced last year.


Donations to Help Those in Christchurch

If you're wondering where you can make donations to help with the aid and reconstruction efforts due to this latest earthquake to hit the Canterbury area (and Christchurch in particular), your best bet appears to be the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, and you can donate in the following manner:Make a secure online donation here (the site appears to be overloaded at the moment, but keep trying)Make an automatic $20 donation by phoning 0900-33-200Big thanks to PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead for sharing this.

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PKN Gisborne Vol. 5 Door Fee to be Donated to Victims of the Earthquake

PechaKucha Night in Gisborne Vol. 5 is happening tomorrow night (Friday, February 25) at the Dome Cinema, and organizer Pene Walsh informs us that they'll be donating as much of the door fee as they can to the victims of the Christchurch earthquake -- see also the letter from PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead, and details on where you can send donations.

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Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan Mini-site Launches

As you'll notice if you've stopped by the front page of the PechaKucha site, we have now launched the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan mini-site. Please take a look to find out more about what the event is all about, how it got its name ("Inspire Japan"), and what you can do to participate. Right now the site is just filled with text about the event, but over the coming days and weeks, it will be updated with more info on what cities are participating and special presentations recorded specificially with this event in mind -- it's also where, on the day of the event (April 16) you'll find all the streams for the cities that are able to do so. For press enquiries, please use our regular press contact address -- we will also have banners prepared that you can use to put up on any site, to help spread the word.

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The Art of Photographing Water, Indonesian Comics, and Post-Earthquake Christchurch

Presentations Chris Tennant is a physicist by day, but behind the lens he becomes the champion of photographing water. This presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) takes us on an exploration of the soul of water's essence. The images are amazing enough, but Chris' narrative opens us to a deeper understanding of why we are always drawn to images of water. Anto Motulz is an Indonesian comic book artist, and in this presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 9) he tells us about the medium he had decided to express himself in. As a comic artist, he does not limit himself by drawing with one tool, and instead he will move from ballpoint to pencil to color pencil to brush, even using sticky notes as a medium. He also shares stories how he himself as an artist is adapting to technology development, from using Wacom and the iPad in creating his works. Posters We have a few additions to the Tumblr blog today, including posters for PKN Castellon Vol. 1, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Christchurch Vol. 14 (pictured above). Here's more from PKN Christchurch organizer Jessica Halliday, on the poster, the upcoming event, and the current state of post-earthquake Christchurch.The poster was designed by noted New Zealand artist Julia Morison. We're in raptures over it -- it's the first illustrative design we've had for a PKN poster, hey're usually by designers who are obsessed with typography, not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a great privilege to have Julia make something so distinctive for us that so beautifully expresses PechaKucha. This time we're going to hold PechaKucha Night in The Court Theatre's temporary shed -- a post-earthquake example of temporary adaptive reuse of an industrial building for cultural purposes. It's in the urban-fringe village of Addington, so we're stepping outside the central city for the first time. Much of our central city is still cordoned off -- as it has been since the 22 February earthquake -- and it is now estimated that at least 80% of our central city buildings will be demolished. In addition, over 7000 domestic properties have been 'red-zoned,' meaning they won't be rebuilt on their existing sites and thousands of people have to find new places to live. This is a devastating loss and life here is still very difficult for many of the city's citizens. We hope PKNCHCH14 will be something of a bright spark in the cold, winter darkness. We've got an excellent line up -- from the eight listed on the poster we've now risen to 11 superb speakers from the fields of architecture, science, visual art and design. We may even get a special surprise twelfth speaker...Video Today, instead of photos, we share a video that offers a taste of the recent PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.  Calendar Tonight (July 3) you can catch PKN Cape Town Vol. 19 -- we're told there will be an 11-year-old presenter in the lineup -- and tomorrow you can look to the following two events: PKN Amsterdam Vol. 22 and PKN Utsunomiya Vol. 1. 

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Earthquake at the Equator

"Ecuador: A country that held each other tight enough that it never shook again." "This sums up the Ecuadorian fraternity and solidarity during difficult times. [They] unite and continue to inspire each other to help rebuild their country and overcome this tragedy."In Earthquake at the Equator from PKN Tokyo Vol 135, and as part of PechaKucha's Inspire Initiative, steaming live from Ecuado, PechaKucha Night organizer in Quito, Ecudaor, Francisco X. Mejíaand Glo Fren presented about their country, the current situation in response to the recent devastating earthquake at the coast, and solidarity and resolve of the Ecuadorians in this time of crisis.