What are PechaKucha Nights?
Devised and shared by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architects, Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers and creatives to meet, network, and show their work in public.PechaKucha Nights are based on the simple, 20×20 format; presenters show 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds (advancing automatically), giving a total time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds before the next presenter is up!
Held in places where thinking and drinking combine, PechaKucha Nights have been likened to performance art that frequently results in unruly hilarity. According to co-founder of Tokyo Art Beat, the best PechaKucha Nights presentations reveal thought processes, mistakes and epiphanies with the beauty lying in “the tension between the chaos of a full-blown party and the politeness of art school critics, with the snappy pace holding it all together” (Barron, 2007).
Presentations are about stories and passions – anything from showing Mayoral visions for a city, to Architectural projects, bizarre image collections, life dreams, deconstructions of love, or perhaps even a persons beloved collection of Nana Mouskouri vinyls.
While some have likened PechaKucha Night’s to TED, PechaKucha Global says that it’s a ‘…very nice complement [but it’s] not quite right! TED is brilliant but very different to Pecha Kucha. TED is top down, PechaKucha is bottom up!’ Some presenters are invited to speak, but Pecha is open to anyone who has a story to tell and who can tell it in a compelling way!
PechaKucha Night’s link education with industry, locals to a global network of like-minded people and provide unique opportunities for local creatives to network and form collaborations. Many Pecha’s make new friends, new partnerships, create new opportunities, simply see things in a different way, or use the events as recruiting opportunities to identify emerging talent.
Pechakucha Night – Adelaide
PechaKucha Night – Adelaide usually runs for roughly 2-4 hours, with events scheduled every 3-4 months. Events are fun networking opportunities with fabulous door prizes, raffles, nibbles, a bar with cheap drinks and the odd very humorous MC.
There are typically 8 presenters who take the challenge to talk about topics such as their latest project, Town Planning, Culture, Philanthropy, Horse Massage, Architecture, Interior Design, Start-ups, Power-lifting, Arts and other inspired aspirations and dreams.
PechaKucha Night’s are all about hosting interesting, fun events where social and cultural diversity is celebrated. In the spirit of PechaKucha Night – Adelaide aims to engage the local community, encourage aspirations, ‘uncover the unexpected’, and provide live gallery space where people can share their ideas.
PechaKuchaNight – Adelaide – Social Media
PechaKucha Night – Adelaide’s Social Media aims to stay in touch between events, share local and global events and projects, arts, design, news, awards, opportunities and other links that inspire and keep the spirit of Pecha alive!!
Anyone can present! – Mark Dytham’s mother and 5yr old daughter have presented at PechaKucha Night’s.
Presenter positions are ALWAYS OPEN – If you, or someone that you know would like to present, please email City Organiser, Anna Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PechaKucha Night’s are non-profit. Organisers, volunteers and presenters are not permitted to receive financial gain form hosting, helping, or presenting at PechaKucha Nights and rely on you coming to share a great time, venue sponsorship and the passion volunteers who put on the events in their own time.
Any profits are used to host and promote subsequent events where sponsorship is not available. When sufficient profit outside of running costs is achieved, we will be donating to Pecha Global and Architects for Humanity to keep Pecha going around the world and provide support to those without shelter. With your support, it is likely that we will be in the position to donate funds by the end of 2015.