This clever little ideas sharing concept is coming to Ottawa this month. It started in Tokyo a number of years ago mainly focusing on networking young designers. The concept for the night is simple and quick. You get 20 slides at 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds of speaking time. This leaves little time for ummming and aweing so presenters are presumably working on one specific idea or some refined Coles Notes version of their work. It holds great potential for an inspiring night as presentations need not concern themselves too much with practical details.
It should also be a great cross section of creative people working in architecture and design brought together with local artists. The full line up of speakers is available on their website, but highlights for me include Lee Bee and DAÏMÕN Artistic Director Marie-Hélène Leblanc. This first edition of the Pecha Kucha is free, which implies that the following ones may cost your more at the door so come check out this first edition!
January 27th, 2010
Doors are at 7PM
Presentations at 8PM
2 Daly Avenue