PechaKucha Night is an event like no other. The premise behind PechaKucha is fairly simple, but the impactful results are amplified tremendously. The elemental theory behind PechaKucha (pronounced in three syllables like “peh-chak-cha”) is to give speakers a chance to present 20 images that depict their projects, and each image coincides with 20 seconds of time. That means that by the time the final image has been presented, a speaker has engaged the audience for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. What is especially great for the speaker, is that the images help to plan and guide the presentation, which keeps the flow of the presentation moving. As for the audience, they are treated to impactful imagery, with synched dialogue, for a set period of time. There is no rambling, as the talks are concise and informative.
PechaKucha is a global event that takes place in 900 cities around the world. Buffalo is lucky to be one of those cities.
Following is an excellent idea about what to expect from a PechaKucha presentation.
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PechaKucha Night vol. 16
The 9th Ward (Babeville/Asbury Hall) – 341 Delaware Avenue
7:00 doors+bar / 7:45 start
$5 at the door + cash bar
Benefits PechaKucha and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
– Caitlin Cass, artist, educator
– Chris Hawley, urbanist and preservationist
– Pat Kewley, artist, comedian, writer
– Ang Li, 2015-2016 Banham Fellow, Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo
– Pedro Manuel, Designer/Principal, Manuel Barreto Atelier
– Aaron Ott, Curator of Public Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
– Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA, Assistant Professor, Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo
– Stacey Robinson, artist and educator
For more information visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/buffalo
PechaKucha – Devised, Shared and Supported by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo
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