PechaKucha Night Vol.17, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones , originally uploaded by Cause and Affect Design Ltd..
June 23rd at The Vogue, Madam Mayor Goldsmith-Jones, was the first presenter at Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha is a 20 x 20 slide and chat presentation format. It's very precise, as each presenter has 20 slides that change over in 20 seconds and you speak - without notes. It started in Tokyo in 2003 as an event where designers could network and show their work and discuss their philosophies in public. Now over 400 cities around the world take part in this amazing creative process. Pecha Kucha is Japanese translated to "chit-chat" and while people pronounce it differently, my friend at work Kiriko, who is Japanese, simple says it like it's spelled. Pecha Koocha, and NOT Pa-chawch-ka. Fabulous night all around.