Posted by: Sola | October 29, 2010

Pecha Kucha Night Beirut, 9th edition at the Youth and Culture Center – Zouk Mikaël

Pecha Kucha Beirut and the Youth & Culture Center, Zouk Mikaël cordially invites you to “Pecha Kucha Night Beirut , 9th edition”, on Wednesday November 3, at 8:20pm.

This cultural evening will feature the following 10 artists:

1- Save Beirut Heritage – Balsam Madi
2- Karma Hamady – Graphic designer
3- Shankaboot – Web series
4- Sierra Millman – Writer
5- Ribal Rayyes & Ribal Radwan – Graphic designers
6- Nicola Santini – Architect
7- Dima Boulad – Graphic and motion design
8- Freetree – Charbel Samuel Aoun
9- Kiki Bokassa – artist
10- Sawt-el-niswa – Sara Abu Ghazal

About Pecha Kucha:

Pecha Kucha, pronounced “peh-cha ku-cha”, is the Japanese term for the sound of conversation “chit-chat”, translated in Lebanese as dardasha …

Pecha Kucha first started in Tokyo, Japan in February 2003 by Astrid KLEIN and Mark DYTHAM.  It is present today in more than 280 cities in the world. Pecha Kucha is a global network of independent creative artists, a platform of exchangers and interdisciplinary meetings.

The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to keep presentations concise, the interest level up, and to have as many presenters sharing their ideas within the course of one night. Therefore the 20×20 Pecha Kucha format was created: each presenter is allowed a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. This results in a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds on a stage before the next presenter is up. Each event usually has 14 presenters. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art and creative to academia and the business world.

This system of presentations, which varies between the speed dating, the jam session and the impro, makes it possible to keep the rhythm and to hold the public in breath. In two sets, a dozen creators implied in the world of design, graphics, architecture, fashion, music, multimedia, art… present a work, a piece of furniture, a building, a collection, an exposure, a simple idea like a portfolio in integrality!




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