Today I was invited to the annual opening of the Dutch Design Week at my old school “Sint Lucas” in Eindhoven. I was surprised to learn about a special tool for storytelling; Pecha Kucha.

PechaKucha is the Japanese word for ‘chit-chat’ it is also the name given to simple show and tell format devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, where presenters show 20 images for 20 seconds each – basically because architects talk to much! The images auto-forward so there is no ‘next slide’ or ‘back one please’ – 400 seconds later the next presenter is on!

What started as a one off event in Tokyo in 2003 has taken the world by storm and grown into a global celebration of creativity, with PechaKucha Nights running in nearly 1,000 cities around the world, with over 100 events taking place each month.


Pecha Kucha Source and read more: Pecha Kucha Website

An impression on the Sint Lucas Event