Francesca Sarti: Food Fascination, Tokyo
One part TED talk, one part Facebook, PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pronounced "pe-cha-cha," it draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"). It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.
Brian LeBarton & Francesco Valentino: Masses, Tokyo & Los Angeles
With recent events in Haiti, the global community of PechaKucha organizers rallied together on a single day, throwing simultaneous events across 117 cities and have since raised over $75,000 for Architecture for Humanity. Pretty powerful stuff for Powerpoint.
Clifton Alexander: An epic journey to find awesome tacos, Kansas City
If you find yourself looking for a way to socialize and share those big ideas, why not take a page from some forward thinking architects and throw your own PechaKucha night? Chances are there's already one happening in your city.