9.9.08

PKN Paris - A Must See!


Pecha Kucha Night


For those of you who might be in Paris at the end of this month, I highly recommend you visit Pecha Kucha Vol.6 which will be held at Le Divan du Monde on sept 29th 2008, at 7:30 PM.


Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
But 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 100 cities across the world.


It is a non profit organisation and there is no entry fee. So there's no "cheap" excuse not to go. If you would like to know when the next Pecha Kucha Night nearest to you will be, check out their website. Currently Pecha Kucha in the Middle East is either in Dubai or Beirut. I'll let you know when I'll bring them to Kuwait City!



1 comment:

Jinho Park said...

oh yeah~ It's nice to know about this cool event, there's one of this in Seoul too :)