PECHA KUCHA NIGHT
PKN is a meeting of creators from different disciplines (architecture, art, science, literature, cuisine,…) where each guest exhibits his work, research or idea. PKN presents a dynamic, open and playful format in order to share experiences and strengthen creative networks of a city or nearby area. It takes its name from the Japanese term that reproduces the sound of a conversation (“chit chat”). Born in Tokyo in February 2003, it is currently being held regularly in over 500 cities worldwide as a trademark of its founders, Klein Dytham Architecture.
PKN usually involves around 14 guests, each one talks on 20 images for 20 seconds each, for a total time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This rapid and direct format allows participants share many stories in a very short notice, greatly stimulating creativity and innovation between both attendees and participants. After staging, PKN naturally generates a meeting between academics, professionals, curious and entrepreneurs, always holding a drink in a casual atmosphere enlivened by additional events and live music.