Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6-9pm
Crosstown Arts – Performance Space – 427 N. Watkins (at Autumn)
Pecha Kucha Nights began in Tokyo in 2003 and now happen several times a year in over 400 cities around the globe. Initially an opportunity for artists, designers and architects to show samples of their work, these events have expanded to include anyone from the community sharing a wide array of interesting and often hilarious topics. The audience is made up of anyone who wants to come and enjoy seeing what other people are interested in. Doors open at 6 pm and the series of six to eight presentations from begin at 7 pm. Beverages and snacks will be available.
Pecha Kucha is essentially a presentation format of showing 20 images for 20 seconds each. The idea behind the event is to provide an opportunity for people to share their thoughts and ideas with other people in the community in a relaxed and informal way. The 20×20 format gives just enough guidelines to inspire people to pare down a topic of interest to a concise and fast-moving presentation, while limiting the time of each presentation. The only requirement for subject matter is that the presenters talk about something they are passionate about. Presentations can be on any topic and are as varied and diverse as the people giving them.
If you’re wondering what “Pecha Kucha” means, it draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.” Check out what Memphians are up to!