After a relaxing weekend off with my buddies I’m back in Louisville and ready and raring to go! The first stop tonight is to go to my very first (their 7th) PechaKucha at the Metro Hall from 8p-10p.
Are you a rookie cookie like me? Here’s a little bit more about the event and why it has such a crazy name:
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. PechaKucha Night Louisville events are organized by the Urban Design Studio, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 21c Museum and the Central Kentucky Chapter of the AIA. The goal of the events are to offer a public venue for people to meet and share their work and ideas in a relaxed social atmosphere. With the presentations being limited to 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide, even those of us with a bit of stage fright can muster up the courage to get up, beer in hand and get people excited about something that excites you.
With 469 participating cities around the world the presentations aren’t just about designing anymore. A 5-year old in another city once did her presentation on the art she created in class. Because often things most interesting to you make the best presentations!
(For those wondering PechaKucka means chit chat, or ペチャクチャ in Japanese). Can’t pronounce it? Try this!
Celebrate your city and her interesting citizens tonight. 527 West Jefferson Street. 8p-10p.