Past Johannesburg Event: VOL 5

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February 20, 2010
@ Atlas Studios, Milpark - Studio 3, top gate.

Every day we hear more about the devastation in Haiti, and now there is something you can do about it.

Imagine a Pecha Kucha Night on a global scale. That’s right, -a Pecha Kucha Night happening in every city around the globe on 1 day. -20 images, 20 seconds, over 200 cities, 2,000 presentations, 200,000 people, with the target of reaching $1,000,000 for rebuilding in Haiti.

It's happening. On February 20th, (the birthday of Pecha Kucha) there will be a global effort with events happening all around the world to help raise money for the effort in Haiti. All donations will go to Architecture for Humanity and their current rebuilding effort. Our headquarters in Tokyo is still working on the logistics, but the idea is to set up a 24 hour global relay of pecha kucha events streamed around the world, with each city live for about 7 minutes, enough to say "Hello from Johannesburg!!!", and give a 20x20 presentation.

This is going to be a big effort. Typically we begin planning months in advance to secure funds, a location, presenters, audio visual, and help. We now have days to make this happen, but when we first heard about this idea we only had one thought: We have to be a part of this!!

If you would like to present, please email us at or fill out the web form found on

Our theme is "Rebuilding".

Doors open at 7:15pm. We start at 8pm sharp.


- Tidal Waves (Reggae Ska band)
- DJ Offbeat

R80 for students on presentation of a student card

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Rebuilding after apartheid

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

Master planning and rebuilding in South Africa. A fascinating look at how a country is having to rebuild after a very different type of disaster. Contact Ilan via Twitter
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Avocado Box Shelters

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

Designs for simple, shippable, rapidly deployable cardboard emergency shelters.

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Rebuilding Through Corsettery

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

Rebuilding... through corsettery! Candice Bell (of Belladucci Photography) captures the influence of a usually hidden but fashionable and evocative support system.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 16, 2013.

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A Silent Salute to Haiti

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

When one person passes away, we honour them by staying silent for 1 minute, but what do you do when 230,000 die? A silent presentation.

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Rebuilding a nation by embracing children...

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

Want to rebuild a nation? - start with the nation. Invest in children, embrace and engage. An incredible presentation which every nation should heed. Thanks for sharing your amazing passion and vision Brett. Childline
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Roadworks - For a Nation

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

"So often we whisk past and we don't even notice. If you look closer, there's a person."

In "Roadworks - For a Nation" from PechaKucha Night Johannesburg Vol. 5, Ilse van der Merwe talks about the faces behind the people who build and rebuild our roads. The people that really keep the nation moving.

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Rebuilding, The African Way

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

How many ways are there to rebuild? This was the question on the mind of all the presenters in Johannesburg who got together for Haiti, So this apparently is 'The African Way' - classic!

No presenters have been added to this event.