PechaKucha is the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat” and so PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where people from all walks of life get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, etc…just about anything, really.
The 20×20 presentation format of PechaKucha involves 20 images, each displayed for 20 seconds, resulting in short, visually driven presentations. Images advance automatically and presenters must therefore be succinct.
The first PechaKucha Night took place in Tokyo in 2003 after the format was devised by Klein Dytham Architecture. The original event was created for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public, however PechaKucha has turned into a massive celebration for just about everyone, with events now happening in hundreds of cities.
For more information on PechaKucha, visit the global website.