PechaKucha is a visual storytelling art form from Japan. It involves 20 PowerPoint images, each lasting 20 seconds, with a soundtrack of narration and/or music. According to the PechaKucha.com website, it “began as nighttime get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects”. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide.”
On July 7, the Lane Lyceum hosted a PechaKucha information session with the goal of inspiring First Parish folks to create their own PechaKucha and show them at occasional group screening events. Leslie Ross-Degnan and Wendy Blom jumped in to make the first two, which they showed at the Lyceum.
Several who attended that Lyceum expressed an interest in creating a PechaKucha. Because of the interest, we have scheduled a more in-depth information session via Zoom on July 27 at 7:30pm. If you would like to learn more and get started on your own PeckaKucha presentation, contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
You can see Wendy and Leslie’s PechaKuchas at the links below. For more information about the art form and many inspiring examples, visit PechaKucha.com.