Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Pecha Kucha


Last Friday I experienced Pecha Kucha for the first time. In a nutshell, it’s an event where you watch strangers present a slideshow of 20 images, each of which they talk about for 20 seconds. It originated in Tokyo as a forum for designers to showcase their work but has expanded and now presentations are made on a multitude of subjects and events are held around the globe. On this particular occasion, the presentations were all linked to the theme “Queer Culture” and ranged from the story of a drunken night out at Pride to the dangers of erotic film. It’s a fun way to learn about things I wouldn’t normally have even heard of, a really nice way to spend an evening with Alice and Rach.

There are Pecha Kucha nights coming up in Miami and Zuerich on 18th November so I recommend you try and make it to them. They also hold events in Madrid, Munich and Berlin and tonnes of other cities all over the world. It’s worth checking the website every now and then and go and find out something about some of the strange characters we share this planet with.

Here’s the link to the list of cities:

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/

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