PechaKucha, literally meaning “chit-chat” in Japanese, is a grassroots movement started by architects and designers to remedy long-winded lectures and frivolous presentations. The movement has spread to cities across the world.
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, and thoughts in the simple PechaKucha 20×20 presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal, and fun environment.
One of the presenters of the next PechaKucha Night will be Allegheny City Central neighbor, Glenn Olcerst. Glenn will be giving a presentation on the value of private art displayed publicly. His presentation will consist of images of the different kinds of art found in the Mexican War Streets, used to persuade all residents that they are absolutely capable of contributing one kind of art or another to the greater good!