January 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
After attending the Midwest Sustainable Cities Symposium in May, I walked away with a greater appreciation for the power of regional idea sharing. Strangely enough, it wasn’t until I encountered the regional forum of MSCS that I became aware of the similar dialogues already taking place on the local level within my own city, St. Louis.
The idea of Pecha Kucha Nights “was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public”. It has since become a global phenomenon attracting “creatives” from various fields and interests. According to the Pecha Kucha Network, “ Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.”
More recently, St. Louis has taken up the baton and organized its own Pecha Kucha nights to start a conversation within the city about urban innovation.
“Pecha Kucha STL represents our opportunity to refocus public dialogue onto what makes this city great: the personalities, the creative thinkers, the musicians, the urban fabric, the rich cultural heritage, the innovators and entrepreneurs right in our midst.”
As the 8th installment of the series featuring presentations on what we love about this city from local food initiatives, to unique public policies or architectural design, Pecha Kucha STL will be reuniting this Thursday, February 26th at Bridge ( @ 1004 Locust St. 63101) from 6:30- 9:30pm. To check out past presentations, see PKSTL’s vimeo feed.