PKAKL#58: 20×20 Vision

February 17, 2020 on 9:57 pm | In News, dates, Auckland | No Comments

PK kicks off again, celebrating the year of the 20×20 format! Our 2020 programme will feature two away events, but we begin at home base again with a stellar cast of photography, architecture, art and thinking. We’re joined by a Kiwi designer smashing it in Copenhagen, and may even have a special guest.



  • Simon Devitt (Architectural Photographer)
  • Rosabel Tan (Satellites)
  • Erika Pearce (Artist)
  • Mark Buntzen (The Distillery)
  • Chris Tate (Chris Tate Architecture)
  • Mike Collinge (BOLD Copenhagen)
  • Ryan Youens (Composer and Arranger)
  • Ben Morreau (ROAM Digital)

and a special belated guest!

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PKAKL57: “Creative Abundance” (Sold Out)

October 22, 2019 on 6:39 am | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Date: Wednesday 20th November
Venue: Designer Rugs Event Space, 1 Grosvenor St, Grey Lynn
Time: 6.30pm


Our last PK for 2019, “Creative Abundance” celebrates the range of Auckland’s creative talent from architecture to photography to industrial, and two wildly multidisciplinary art directors. We’ll also feature a new segment where Kiwi designers smashing it on the international stage dial in to share their journey.

Jason Whiteley (Matheson Whiteley, Herzog DeMeuron)
Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell
(Studio AKIN)
Jamie McLellan (Allbirds, Tom Dixon, Resident)
Juliette Wanty (Homestyle, Juliette Wanty)
Garth Badger (ThieveryStudio)
Liam Hindley (aka GASP)
Karl Sheridan (MonsterValley)
Karen Ishiguro (Karen Ishiguro Photography)

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PKAKL56: A wonderful reboot.

August 15, 2019 on 9:43 pm | In News, dates, Auckland, past events | No Comments


Pechakucha Auckland kicked off again with an amazing re-start at PKAKL56 last night.

Huge thanks to Designer Rugs for hosting us and shouting the drinks. To all our speakers… Zoe Ikin, Dajiang Tai, Nathan Goldsworthy, Cindy Tan, Rufus Night, Henry Crothers, Lakshman Anandanayagam, and Byron Coll… thank you for sharing your work, thoughts and dreams with us.

Instagram = @pechakucha_auckland
… for extra content and video from the night.

Next edition to be announced soon.

PKAKL56: “Familiar & Fresh” (Sold Out)

July 22, 2019 on 10:18 pm | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Aaaaand we’re back!After a long absence PechaKucha Auckland returns, building on our strong run of
 55 events over 10 years!

Date: Wednesday 14th August
Venue: Designer Rugs Event Space, 1 Grosvenor St, Grey Lynn
Time: 6.30pm


The inaugural reboot event features masterful designers across the disciplines. They’ll talk about their own work, as well as choosing one emerging designer that they admire to show their own.


Zoe Ikin (ALT Group)
Dajiang “DJ” Tai
(Cheshire Architects)
Nathan Goldsworthy (Goldsworthy)
Rufus Knight (Knight Associates)
Lakshman Anandanayagam (Creaturepost)
Cindy Tan (Cindy Tan Projects)
Byron Coll (Byron Coll Photography)
Henry Crothers (LandLAB)

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PKN_AKL_52 // 23 February 2017 // ‘where city meets sea’

February 4, 2017 on 8:09 am | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 52 in collaboration with the New Zealand Maritime Museum /// ‘where city meets sea’ /// 23rd February 2017 /// The Maritime Room, 149 Quay St, CBD /// start 7.00pm, doors open 6.30pm /// free entry, eftpos bar /// come early as there will be limited seats available

Museum galleries open late

List of presenters:

  • Richelle Kahui-McConnell /// Environmental and Social Capital Broker /// Manager of Aotearoas’ only Hapu based mussel reef restoration programme on behalf of Ngati Whatua Orakei
  • Matt Ball /// Head of Communications, Ports of Auckland /// Behind the Red Fence
  • Myfanwy Eaves /// Archeologist /// Tasman vs Pacific, Manukau vs Waitemata, Lord Auckland vs Onehunga
  • John Miller /// Documentary Photographer /// Remembering Takaparawhau - Bastion Point, 40 Years After
  • Tamsin Hanly /// Educationalist /// On her recent decolonised curriculum for schools
  • Christopher Dempsey /// Bicycle meets City meets Sea
  • Simon van Praag /// Director, Fresh Concept /// The waters edge - The great connector
  • Lewis Booth, Leena Kheir, Beckham Low, Lucy Vete /// UOA students, architectecture School /// KIWA-Whare Mauri of the Pacific
  • Mark Graham /// KIWA /// A Purpose for Auckland’s Iconic Waterfront Building

PKN_AKL_51 // 05 July 2016 // Auckland on the move

June 13, 2016 on 10:16 am | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 51 // the Urban Transportation edition // “Auckland on the move” – How do we get/ want to get around in our city? Tuesday 5 July 2016 // Hopetoun Alpha, 19 Beresford Square, CBD // 7.00pm start // doors open 6.00pm // free entry, eftpos bar, supported by Auckland Transport

List of presenters and topics:

  • Liz Root // CRL Principal Sustainability Advisor // Delivering the City Rail Link Sustainably //
  • Stuart Harwood // DIYer // Building an ebike on the cheap //
  • Nick, McKay and Haydn // AUT Industrial design students // improving multi-modal travel around Auckland
  • Rob Henderson // Project Manager, Christchurch Bike Share // Spark Bikes
  • Rob Mayo // Customer Experience Designer // Japan: the narrow roads of the deep north and what they mean for the Auckland transport journey
  • Kathryn King // Walking and Cycling Manager, Auckland Transport // What is the place for cycling in Auckland?
  • Silvia Spieksma // A local realist // on where private property meets the public realm
  • Alain Brideson // Transportation Designer // from A to B
  • Jack J. Jiang // Urban Designer // Travel Behaviour: Laziness or Convenience
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