This PechaKucha Night celebrates and explores summer through the lens of design. Who helps make our brightest and hottest time of year better? Who designs the vessels, nourishment, and essential accoutrements for what’s arguably Portlanders’ favorite season?
For this event, we asked a curated group of local innovators to contemplate how their work, art, and/or practice is influenced by something as common as the seasons—in this case, the most cherished in our region. Join us for talks by those who take full advantage of this time of year—and can inspire you to do the same.
Josh McFadden, Ava Genes / Emma Siolka, BPN / Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common / Joe McMurrian, Performer and Songwriter / Benji Wagner, Poler / Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw / Jodi Jordan, Umpqua Bank / Bob Karetsky, Water Sports Instructor / Chelsea Heffner, WildCraft Studio School / Keely Montgomery, WTF?!
Doors at 5:30pm / Show at 6:30pm. Free but limited space - make sure to register at http://bit.ly/1zSUD6N
PechaKucha Night (also called PKN) is a global event series that is dedicated to PechaKucha-style presentations on various topics. Conceived in Tokyo in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture as a way to bring the local design community together, there are now over 700 PechaKucha Nights around the globe.
Roughly translated to mean "the sound of conversation” in Japanese, a PechaKucha is a presentation where speakers are allotted 20 slides to share their thoughts and ideas on a selected topic. Slides are 20 seconds each, changing whether the presenter is ready or not, for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The specificity of a PechaKucha keeps presenters and audience members focused, and gives more people the opportunity to participate.