PechaKucha Night (Japanese: ペチャクチャ) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights.
PechaKucha Night was devised in February 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture, as a way to allow designers and architects to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas.
In 2004, a few cities in Europe began holding this events, the first of several hundred cities that have since launched similar events around the world. Today PechaKucha Nights were held in over 800 cities worldwide.
The format was invented because architects talk too much! Give a microphone and some images to an architect, or most creative people for that matter, and they’ll go on forever!
Tobia Repossi attended the PechaKucha Night in Shenzhen talking about how observing nature can influence Design.