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Calgary @ The Uptown Stage and Screen + the Marquee Room
Dec 03, 2009


Columbus @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Nov 10, 2010


Williamsburg @ Williamsburg Community Building
Sep 21, 2013


Seattle @ MakerHaus
Jul 25, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Fine Arts Center, Antwerp International School
Mar 04, 2016


Charlotte @ The Rabbit Hole
Apr 07, 2016


Calgary @ Plaza Theatre
Jun 27, 2016


Seattle @ Town Hall Seattle
Sep 15, 2016

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ NLA - The Building Centre
Feb 21, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Nanaimo Gold Club
May 09, 2018

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Don Kratzer adds to his collection of PechaKucha presentations dealing with the Japanese toy and figure scene with a new installment, this time looking at the explosion of Superheros on Japanese TV and popular culture In the early 1970s. Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 7, 2013.

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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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The Mystery of Economic Growth

@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Far more than an intellectual puzzle for pundits, economists, and policymakers, economic growth - its makings and workings - is a subject that affects the well-being of billions of people around the globe: from the slums of Delhi and Nairobi, to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Hong Kong.

Taking a closer look at the example of China, Ibrahima Sory Kaba examines the huge discrepancy in standards of living throughout the world and the factors affecting the sustainability of economic growth.

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Bikes Tackling Environmental, Social & Economic Challenges

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Anne Bedos is the founder and manager of Rothar. Rothar uses bikes to tackle environmental, social & economic challenges in Dublin. It creates local solutions to global issues through the promotion of sustainable urban transport with cycling. The creation of employment and training opportunities for marginalised individuals is central to the enterprise.

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Car go bike boom - Mobilität revolutionieren

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

Eric Poscher beschäftigt sich schon seit Jahren mit dem Thema Mobiliät. Konkret beschäftigt er sich mit Transportfahrrädern. Sein Buch mit dem Titel "Car go bike boom", in dem er von seinen Erfahrungen in verschiedenen europäischen Städten gemacht hat berichtet, wird demnächst erscheinen. Sein neuestes Projekt heißt "fairvelo". Transportfahrräder sollen gemeinsam genutzt werden. Mit der Vorarlberger Mobilitätskarte kann ab nächstem Jahr nicht nur Bahn oder Bus gefahren sondern auch ein fairvelo ausgeborgt werden.

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Collage City

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."

In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.

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Illuminating Disparity: Economic Inequality in the Midwest

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 03, 2017

Epiphany Knedler is currently a student at the University of South Dakota. She is pursuing a double-major in Political Science and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and a minor in Art History. She will be attending graduate school for Photography next fall. You can see more of her work here

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Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Michael Martin has an interest in developmental studies and has written papers on Belarus, Taiwan, Tibet and China in Africa. His presentation explores how Chinese economic engagement in Africa is aiding the development process,

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Circular Economies

@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Sam Devenport shares innovative ideas on the evolution of economies - from linear to circular.

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The Essential 3Cs to Future Proof your Career

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

The World Economic Forum says we need new skills to survive in the new economy. Charlotte Kemp asks: How do we teach and inculcate these skills into our education and work lives? How do we prepare ourselves with invisible soft skills in anticipation of an industry that may not exist? How do we become more valuable than an artificial intelligence algorithm?


PechaKucha for Haiti

We've all been seeing the terrible images coming from Haiti following the tragic earthquake that hit the nation earlier this month, and we can assure you that everyone here at team PechaKucha is readying something that we hope will help with the reconstruction efforts. The full project will be announced this Wednesday both at the scheduled PechaKucha Night in Tokyo, and by Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity at the World Economic Forum in Davos -- and you can bet that we'll be covering it here as well, so check back then for more details.

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

International Superhero and Figure Research Laboratory technician Don Kratzer reports (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 103) on what he considers to be the "Silver Age" of Japanese superheroes.  Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

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The World's Tallest Twisted Building

"We rotated each floor 1.2 degrees, almost doing a true 90 degree rotation at about 88 floors."  Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plans behind the twisted building in Dubai. In "The World's Tallest Twisted Building" from PKN Chicago Vol. 28, we hear that the project was initiated by a Chicago team and was designed with passive sustainable methods and long-term economic value in mind. As of now it is the tallest twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

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Autopsy of America

Ladies and gentlemen, what you are witnessing is the beginning of the end of the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen: America. Enigmatic artist Seph Lawless uses his photographs to capture the abandoned, neglected areas of America as a metaphor for our decaying society. In "Autopsy of America" from PKN Cleveland Vol. 21, we see that by transforming social media into a social movement, Seph hopes that his work will spark political debate and constructive dialogue.

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The Gentleman Honey Farmer

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City Urban beekeeping, along with other urban agriculture practices, has been on the rise in recent years. Drastic declines in honey bee populations over the last decade have severe economic and environmental implications. Honey bee colonies have demonstrated higher survival rates in urban settings. Many world-class cities have adopted policies that allow for reasonable beekeeping practices, while other municipalities maintain policies that are detrimental to the survival of a creature whose existence is critical to a healthy ecosystem. This presentation aims to provide a general overview of urban beekeeping practices. Come hear more from Adam Nelson is the founder of GeoBees, an early-stage software development company dedicated to apicultural research using geospatial analysis.  

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An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.  

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City Focus: Curitiba

This week's City Focus stays in Latin American, heading to one of its most important cultural, political, and economic centre's in Brazil, Curitiba. Home to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, check out some of Curitiba's inspiring presentations here!

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20 Months

"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities. 

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Living in idk [I Don't Know]

“You're walking down a long corridor and at times it’s lit; you can see your steps and you know where you're going and everything makes sense. And then boom! The lights go off and you don’t know where you are or what you're doing. ” In Living in idk [I Don't Know] from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 35th Volume, Presenter  Lissette Martinez discusses living life in limbo. As an aspiring museum educator, Lissette is a grad student in the Master’s of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a talented stick-figure artist.

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Poster for PKN Concepcion Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night Concepción take the stage this month with a sonic boom coming from this explosive poster for their upcoming Vol. 12. We were so blown away by it that we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr with more amazing poster designs. Go check it out and be inspired to design a poster for YOUR city's PechaKucha!