Since its inception in 2003, Pecha Kucha has gone viral around the globe. The clever format of short talks gives the creative and interesting people of our world a platform to express themselves… while staying extremely concise. Presenters at each event are given just 20 seconds each to describe 20 slides. This short 8 minutes gives a Pecha Kucha Night the informal and spontaneous feel of something special and very personal. With all the creativity that flows from these events, we thought we’d share some of our favorite recent posters from the now 10 year old series.
Pecha Kucha Nights got their start when architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham realized architects talk too much: put a microphone in front of one – or any creative person for that matter – and they can talk all night. With Pecha Kucha’s smart 20×20 format, people are given just enough to share an idea or spark interest in their work, without going overboard.
Now Pecha Kucha Nights feature far more than architects. Some recent examples include talks on quantifying happiness, preparing a patch of land for farming, and examining the thin line between design and art.
If you live anywhere near a larger city – from Bangkok to Austin – there’s a very good chance there’s a Pecha Kucha Night happening soon. See pechakucha.org to find a presentation near you, or watch recorded slideshows of past events. It’s a wonderful and inspiring time we highly recommend.
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