Pechakucha Night Miami #31: Miami Obscura and the Art of Presentation

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Miami will host its 31st PechaKucha program in collaboration with Fordistas.  Its theme is Miami Obscura:  Uncovering the History of the Magic City’s Best Kept Secrets.  PechaKucha, a Japanese term for the sound of chit-chat, is an informal gathering that showcases the art of sharing ideas through a rapidly paced presentation made up of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each.  Originally conceived in Tokyo, Japan in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, as a platform for designers to get together and present their work, PechKucha has evolved into a medium for creative people of all disciplines to show and share their passions, projects, ideas and art for the love and fun of it.  Currently part of a global network and occurring in over 700 cities around the world, the event has had a home in Miami for the past seven years.

PechaKucha typically finds its home in unique spaces that allow for thinking and drinking where the format of the PowerPoint is liberated to accommodate performance, poetry and entertainment, making of it a true experiment in the art of presentation.  The Miami edition of PechaKucha has been housed in venues as varied as Rooftop Garden in the Design District, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Bass Museum and the Wolfsonian-FIU.  This time around, it will be held in the historic and ever chic Deauville Beach Resort on Collins Avenue where six local luminaries will shed light on and bring to life the unexplored and the unexpected that make magic of this fascinatingly vibrant city.

Won’t you join us for an invigorating night of thought provoking Miami Obscura? If so, prepare to be enlightened and amused.



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