What’s Your Story?: Explore the moments that inspire change at PechaKucha Night
04 February 2014
For an evening that promises to inspire change and creativity in a fun and informal setting, come out to the fifth official PechaKucha Night Richmond, which invites local change-makers to explore the theme What’s Your Story? On Thursday, February 20, the audience is invited to experience the stories and crucial moments that have influenced the way local change-makers see and shape the world.
Eleven speakers from a variety of different professions and backgrounds will be presenting their stories, reflecting on influential experiences and the changes that these have brought about in fields ranging from design and art to social inclusion, environmental activism and entrepreneurship. PechaKucha is a presentation format where speakers present 20 images and tell their stories as the photos automatically advance every 20 seconds. This makes for a quick-paced and punchy 6.5-minute presentation sure to engage and enlighten.
PechaKucha Night is free and will take place at the Melville Centre for Dialogue (Room 2550) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond campus, 8771 Lansdowne Road (just one block East of Lansdowne Canada Line station) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6pm). Space to this all-ages event is limited and first-come-first-serve, so come early for a seat.
PechaKucha Night vol. 5 is a partnership between the City of Richmond’s Public Art Program and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design. What’s Your Story? is the first of four PechaKucha Nights in Richmond this year.
For more information on PechaKucha Night in Richmond, visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/richmond-bc or www.kpu.ca/pechakucha5. To get involved in future public art events, visit www.richmond.ca/publicart.
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of chit chat, the PechaKucha presentation format is simple – invited speakers present 20 pictures for 20 seconds each while briefly speaking about each of the photos as they advance.
The first PechaKucha was held in Tokyo in 2003. Created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture, it was an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has now evolved into a massive celebration with events happening in over 600 cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide. For more information on PechaKucha, visit www.pechakucha.org.