Wellington's first Pecha Kucha night is on its way.
"Pecha Kucha", from a Japanese phrase approximately translating to "chit-chat", is a form of presentation based around allowing each speaker to show 20 images for 20 seconds each. They tend to concentrate on architecture and other creative fields, and this one is no different, featuring architects Julie Stout, Natalie Butts, Sam Kebbell; designers Ross Stevens and Nicola Pennington; filmmaker Gaylene Preston; actor Jeremy Randerson and Cuba Street Carnival director Chris Morley-Hall.
This inaugural event is part of a wider happening, Ctrl Shift 07, an architectural congress with a slickly-designed website and a less-than-conventional agenda (including a public performance from Spartacus R at the Paramount tonight). Some of that energy is expected to spill over into the Pecha Kucha session tomorrow night, which is open to the public for a $7 door charge at Hope Bros from 9pm.