Though its name comes from the Japanese phrase for chit-chat, PechaKucha is more than just small talk. A presentation method that organizes creative interaction and sparks public interest under the guise of one simple format, this platform for innovation calls for participants to present 20 images and comment on each for 20 seconds.
The PechaKucha system, devised just over 8 years ago by a duo of
Participants (and audiences) come from a wide array of backgrounds within the global creative community. Montreal’s own upcoming instalment will feature 12 presentations ranging from the artistic exploits of filmmakers, architects, web designers, advertising gurus, alternative interior designers and multimedia artists, to the politically-motivated activism of urban landscape interventionists and civic information enthusiasts, the latter two collectively bringing nature to the city and the city to the people. As if this blitzkrieg of big ideas weren’t enough,
With past PechaKucha Nights (PKN) garnering funds and support for those in need (most recently, earthquake-devastated Christchurch, NZ), and even recently being touted as a viable new platform for political debate, PechaKucha has got a penchant for philanthropy and collective well-being as well as public inspiration and creative collaboration. Like something of a publically accessible think-tank for creative solutions, PechaKucha lets participants gets straight to the point when it comes to global issues and local interests alike. PKNs are just the sort of universally necessary podium for ideas that’s made them a local staple from A(alborg) to Z(ürich) and a
March 9 | Doors 7:20 p.m. / Presentations 8:20 p.m.
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] | 1195, Saint-Laurent