Brussels Chit-Chat: 20 slides, 20 seconds


We’re going to be presenting our work at the first Pecha Kucha Night happening in Brussels this coming Tuesday. Never heard of Pecha Kucha? Well then let me give you the standard intro:

Pecha Kucha, which is Japanese for the sound of conversation, is a series of show-and-tell evenings for designers, architects, artists and creatives, started by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003.

Since then, groups have sprung up in cities across the world (over 80 so far) and adopted the Pecha Kucha format: each presenter has 20 slides which are displayed for 20 seconds each.

Pecha Kucha taps into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown. With the 20×20 format, presentations are concise, the interest level goes up, and more people get the chance to show their ideas.

Pecha Kucha is a gathering of creatives to talk about their work in what is supposed to be an informal setting… but we’ve been told over 300 people are coming to the inaugural event!

Thanks to Alok Nandi for the invitation… we think. 😉 We’re just a little nervous about the time thing, but hey, if all goes well we’ll be famous for 6 minutes and 40 seconds!

List of speakers:
Bud Blumenthal – choreographer & dancer
Salvatore Bono – architect Buro2networks
Thierry Brunfaut – BaseDesign
Bart Cardinaal & Nadine Roos – HunkDesign Rotterdam
Walter De Brouwer – Pajama Nation
Auriea Harvey & Michael Samyn – Tale of Tales
Jan Kriekels – JAGA
Maja Kuzmanovic –
Giovanna Massoni – independent curator
Francis Metzger – Ma² / Metzger et Associés Architecture
Kristof Michiels & Peter Schelkens – Living Lab Brussels
Fran̤ois Pachet РCSL Sony Lab Paris
Paolo Pellizzari – photographer
Peter Scholliers – historian on everyday life and food
Diane Steverlynck – designer

3 thoughts on “Brussels Chit-Chat: 20 slides, 20 seconds”

  1. Hi, as already mentioned yesterday I thought your presentation was the highlight of the evening. A compact out-of-the-box-thinking-fest! A breath of fresh air! Would love to pursue the discussion, although not sure in which direction … Keep up the good work.

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