PechaKucha, which draws its name from the Japanese term for ‘chit chat’, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Since then it has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, including Christchurch. It’s based on a simple idea: 20 images in 20 seconds.

Come and enjoy some of the festival authors as they share their ideas, creative work and passions rapid-fire PechaKucha style.

Doc Drumheller // poet // on haiku in transit

Marianne Elliot // zen peacekeeper, change-maker & storyteller // on superheroes & the importance of your origin story

Ross Gumbley // playwright and Court Theatre artistic director // on ‘if life were like the movies’

Rachael King // novelist // on creepy ’70s & ’80s children’s television

Elizabeth Knox // writer // on Mt Cook, 1954

Veronika Meduna // science writer // on science in Antarctica

Rebecca Priestley // science historian and writer // on New Zealand in the atomic age

Anke Richter // journalist // on being Kraut, becoming Kiwi – why stereotypes work

Michael Smythe // design historian // on Christchurch by design: top per-capita performer?

Mark Spurgeon // graphic designer / on hand painted signage

Chris Turney // scientist & writer // on scientific exploration

Devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture and presented in collaboration
with PechaKucha Night Christchurch

8.20PM, Doors open 7.30PM

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30 Aug 2012
8:15 PM – 10:30 PM