Berkshire Museum schedules PechaKucha Night june 14
Berkshire Museum schedules PechaKucha Night in Western Massachusetts on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 7 p.m. This worldwide event features a series of presentations, each consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, totaling a talking time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. The goal is to bring prominent and up-and-coming creative minds together for a night of inspiration, networking, and fun.
Tickets to attend the event are $5, including snacks as well as beverages donated by Wandering Star Craft Brewery. Museum members are free. Tickets are available in advance by calling 413.443.7171, ext.10, or by visiting the museum.
In the 20×20 format, each presenter is only allotted 20 slides, advanced automatically every 20 seconds. In its first outing, back in March 2012, PechaKucha Night Pittsfield drew presentations ranging from film to fashion, art to architecture, and even included the first-ever animal presentation in the world. This time around, the evening will consist of music, burlesque, and even an improvisational PechaKucha by the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe (RBIT).
PechaKucha, literally translated as “chit chat” or “blah blah” in Japanese, was created by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as an opportunity for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has since gone viral, and turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in more than 500 cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.
PechaKucha Night Pittsfield will be held four times a year at Berkshire Museum. The final two events will be on Tuesday, August 14 – to coincide with the annual WordxWord Festival, and Tuesday, October 30, for a special Halloween edition.