Pecha Kucha Barcelona
In July 2008 Petz launched PechaKucha Nights in Barcelona, now one of over 450 cities around the world that have become homes to PKN. PKNs, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) is all about sharing creativity.
But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
In December 2011 Petz passed on PechaKucha Barcelona to Marc Morro, after running over 14 successful events during the first 3 years of PKN in the catalan city.