November 9th, 2007 5:33 pm | by Mike Thelin News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Pecha Kucha to Make Portland Debut at the Ace Hotel


The London Times
calls Pecha Kucha a grown-up show and tell, Wired dubs it "compelling" and its founders—two Tokyo architects—envisioned it in part as a way to introduce brevity to an often garrulous medium: the slide show. Pecha Kucha allows creative types like architects and graphic designers to present and discuss their work using 20 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of six minutes and 40 seconds for an entire presentation. With a roster of good presenters, the end result is an intriguing and fast-paced visual montage that, on a good night, may rival a Power Point installation by David Byrne.

Pecha Kucha means "the sound of conversation" in Japanese, and presenters will include Holst Architecture and blogger/writer/former WW contributor Brian Libby, among others. Presentations will commence at 8:20 (20:20, get it?) at the Ace Hotel event space, The Cleaners, with refreshments to accompany and music to follow. The event is sponsored by cityscope, an architectural and urban studies idea lab sponsored by Works Partnership Architecture.
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