Pecha Kucha



Pecha Kucha is the Japanese word for, “the sound of conversation.” Pecha Kucha Night is a worldwide phenomena that started in Tokyo in 2003. The brainchild of Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture, Pecha Kucha gives young designers the opportunity to show their work in a public arena. However, presentations are not limited to work alone (that’s where it gets really interesting). There’s just one catch; each person gets 20 slides that must be presented in only 20 seconds each! I was lucky enough to be able to participate in Pecha Kucha Chicago Vol.1 last year and in doing so had the opportunity to meet Mark Dytham. He’s one cool guy. Check out the website for upcoming events by city. If you have the opportunity definitely stop by. It’s a lot of fun!

  1. March 7th, 2009 - 3:50 pm
    john.cantrell said:

    For all of those in Atlanta, there’s one tomorrow (Sunday) at Octane!

  2. March 9th, 2009 - 5:50 am
    Tiera.Robinson said:

    We actually do Pecha Kucha in the Toronto office every few months. It gives those who are not normally in the position of being a presenter the chance to practice. Though we don’t focus on architecture as we all work together and are pretty familiar with each others work, so we open the topic to anything they want to talk about. We’ve had some really entertaining ones about shoes, canoes, life lessons on tshirts, the family car etc. I think it was Janet Jones who started it here in our office, she always has great ideas.

  3. March 10th, 2009 - 1:12 pm
    Yiselle said:

    I’m an organizer for Capitol Pecha Kucha here in D.C. And we will have our next event at the Corcoran Gallery next week, March 18th. I’ll post our event photos.

    In the meantime, feel free to join our facebook page:


  4. March 11th, 2009 - 9:11 am
    Annie Bergeron said:

    Justin and I have 5 bucks riding on who will make a bigger fool of themselves at the next Pecha Kucha, without commiting a CLM (Career Limiting Move) of course! It’s about getting out of your comfort zone a bit, taking risks, being creative, and becoming a better presenter. In Toronto, fun is generally had by all, and we get really good Think Tank Thursday turn out for these.

  5. March 11th, 2009 - 10:37 am
    justin.zawyrucha said:

    And of course I will win this challenge, because I think it has become quite apparent that I the resident HOK Fool.

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