20 images in 20 seconds


Pecha Kucha


The Arts





since 2012

PechaKucha (Japanese: chit-chat) 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.

Band has been a sponsor of PechaKucha since it's debut to Hawke's Bay in 2012. A typical PechaKucha Night includes 8 to 14 presentations. In each presentation 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Organisers in some cities have added their own variations to the format. For example, in Groningen, in the Netherlands, two slots are given to a live band, and the final 20 seconds of each presentation consists of an immediate critique of the presentation by the host’s sidekicks. The audience is usually from the design, architecture, photography, art, and creative fields, but also from academia. Most presenters are design professionals showing their creative work, but presenters often speak about such topics as their travels, research projects, student projects, hobbies, collections, or other interests. Video art has also been presented at some events.