Exposing DC’s Crime Solvers, Performers, Artists, and Pranksters

May 13, 2010

Kamran Abdi
The next Pecha Kucha DC will be hosted by M2L next week at their Showroom in Georgetown.

Be ready for a unique mix of presenters including a writer of fashion crime mysteries, directors of Moliere, an organizer of pillow fights, a wonderland creator, a Floating Museum curator, an expert on voyeurism, a tactile dinner planner and transformers of the underground.

Featured presenters:

. Ellen Byerrum, well-known Author of the Crime of Fashion mysteries

. Bruce Witzenburg of the Capitol Improv Group responsible for the No Pants Metro Ride, DC Pillow Fight and Survive DC

. Edgar Endress of the Floating Lab Collective known for transforming a taco delivery truck into a mobile museum

. Breeze Giannasio of the Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground on the quest of the DC Creative Community to revive the old Dupont Trolley Station into an Arts Hub

. Stanley Hallet, Architect and Professor, discusses Voyeurism and the Moving Image

. Cade Martin, Photographer known for his collaboration on the Wonderland Commemorative Book

. Carmen Wong of Banished Productions on the synæsthetic experience of A Tactile Dinner

. Bruce MacPhail and Oli Robinson, Cofounders of the Picnic Theater Company, give an exclusive peak behind the scenes of their outdoor summer production of Moliere’s “The Hypochondriac”

When: Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:00pm

Reception 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Presentations 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
After Party 9:30 – Midnight with Music by Resident DJ Brien Watson

Where: 3334 Cady’s Alley, NW,
Washington, DC 20007 map

Ticket & Registration

Complimentary wine, beverage and finger food will be provided

Those of you not familiar with Pecha Kucha, here is the history:

Pecha Kucha is pronounced “pe-chak-cha”. It is the onomatopoeic Japanese word for the sound of conversation.

The Pecha Kucha event, is a pretty unique international movement that organizes forums in cities around the world for designers and other creative people to present and show their work in all media, including the visual arts, architecture, design, music, fashion, film and literature in an exhilarating kaleidoscope of inspirations, ideas and work.

Pecha Kucha Night originally was devised in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to Super Deluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi. Pecha Kucha Night events consist of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Each presenter has just 6 minutes 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next presenter takes the stage. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.

In 2004 Pecha Kucha began running in a few cities in Europe, and has since spread virally since has become a worldwide phenomenon, now running in more than 260 cities in almost every corner of the globe including our beloved Washington, DC.

Pecha Kucha DC was organized and launched in early 2007 by two sisters Rouzita and Bita Vahhabaghai creator of the architectural, interior and graphic design service company, ita-design based in DC.

Bita Vahhabaghai

Rouzita Vahhabaghai

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