Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pecha Kucha

This image is from a presentation given by 9-year-old “illustrillustrator” Leonardo Meza who brought down the house with the in-depth analysis of his own work at a Pecha Kucha night in Savannah.
What is a Pecha Kucha Night?
Pecha Kucha Night is a global slide night phenomenon, started by Klein Dytham architecture in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. As they say on their website:
As we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 180 cities across the world.
The next one in Sydney is on April 2 at Chalkhorse in Surry Hills.
source: Pecha Kucha

1 comment:

savannahPK said...

Hi. Thanks for featuring Leo on your blog. He's one of our favorites!

-Savannah Pecha Kucha Night