On February 24th I will be taking part in Volume 15 of Pecha Kucha Night at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre [Note: I have since withdrawn my participation]. For those who don’t know what Pecha Kucha is (I didn’t), it began eight years ago in Tokyo, an occasion for young designers to meet and discuss their projects in a public setting, with each presentation involving 20 images shown for 20 seconds, each. The name Pecha Kucha is based on the sound it represents (onomatopoeia) – the Japanese word for “chit-chat”.
The Vancouver version, organized by Cause+Affect Design, is not limited to designers and includes “a range of practices, actions and ideas” (though in scanning past participants I have yet to find a dishwasher, a bus driver or a prison guard). Tickets (500 of which have been sold since this morning’s announcement) are $15 each and include admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery after party, where the Ken Lum and We: Vancouver exhibitions will be on display.