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PechaKucha…what’s that?

PechaKucha…what’s that?

We are always seeking new, innovative ways for Scholars to tell their stories, share ideas and unleash some creative spirit. So, what is PechaKucha? PechaKucha is the Japanese word for chit-chat. It is a presentation format that was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture where speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each (20×20). The catch is that the slides advance automatically, so the presentation (and, ahem, the presenter) must be timed down to the second. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February, 2003 and now there are over 1,000 cities which host PechaKucha nights.

We wanted IN on the fun, so the DYLN ’18 class will become our first PechaKucha presenters in a slightly modified format: 15 slides x 20 seconds each. Five minutes of pure inspiration.

(Featured image was taken from Molly’s PechaKucha during our October 2017 session.)