Last Thursday Cape Town hosted it’s first Pecha Kucha night. I had heard about this event at the Design Indaba and thought it was terrific – and now that I have been to one, it is more than just terrific!
Pecha Kucha, translating to ‘the sound of conversion’ in Japanese, was started in 2003 in Japan. Essentially it is a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up.
The Cape Town event was hosted at the ‘What if the World‘ gallery in Woodstock. Creatives such as David Donde from Origins Coffee spoke on the the supply of commodities, D7 a group of 7 men who sang amazingly, Pixel on Interactive Design, Dylan Culhane who is a photographer and wallpaper designer from One Small Seed …and many more.
Overall, a fantastic event. I will definitely be at the next one.