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Events: Pecha Kucha Night

April 22nd, 2009


In a town where sometimes cool can be hard to find, Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) over-delivers the goods. In short: 12-speakers; 20-slides each; 20-seconds per slide; any topic goes. It’s a great format with no time to die on the vine as a speaker. For PKN#4 in October 08, Salient showed up as joint sponsor with Bing Thom Architects. Robert also presented that night. His topic was (surprise) the importance of not losing our architectural heritage, and the amazing spaces that can be created when we save the buildings properly.

However, it was all the other presenters that blew us away. More than anything, the other presenters showed a diversity and talent in our cultural landscape that was hugely refreshing. It led us to the sponsorship of PKN5 in April.

We’ll be back there again, if they’ll have us. PKN#6 is May 21, 2009click here for more info (event will sell out, buy your tickets early).

The event series is organized by Cause+Affect and was a huge success with a sold out crowd and inspirational talks from all sorts of Vancouverites.

Belatedly, we’d like to thank the presenters from the evenings that we sponsored.

For PKN#3 on October 23, 2008, we’d like to thank and congratulate:

Graeme Berglund (Curator/Creator) > The Cheaper Show
Natalie Purschwitz (Designer) > Hunt & Gather
Robert Fung (Developer) > The Salient Group
Josh Dunford (Director) >Burnkit
Alicia Grunert (Fashion Designer) > Alicia Grunert
Bob Kronbauer (Art Director) > Mumble
Ross MacMillian (Designer/Founder) > Industrial Artifacts Inc.
Clinton Cuddington & Matthew Woodruff, principals, (Measured. Architecture. Inc.)
Kierstin De West (Conscientious Innovation)
Chris Allen (Graphic Designer)
Dick Hardt (Sxip Inc)

For PKN#5, on March 26, 2009, we’d like to thank and congratulate:

Kris Krüg (President) > Raincity Studios, Founder: Static Photography
Kelly Deck (Director) > Kelly Deck Design
Duane Elverum (Assistant Professor, Design) > Emily Carr University
1. Matthew Miyagawa (Founder) > Finale Design /
2. Vince Chan (Founder, Graphic Designer) > Finale Design
Dolly Hopkins  (Creative Architect) > Dolly Hopkins
Jeff Topham (Photographer, Writer, Documentary producer) > Jeff Topham
Alex Beim  (CEO/Creative Director) > Tangible Interaction
Campbell McDougall (Owner/Art Director) > Komakino/ Darklands
Rex Weyler (Independent Author, Journalist, TV and Film writer, Researcher) > Rex Weyler
Dinka Pignon (Operations & Education Coordinator) > VIVO Media Arts Centre
Shawna Cox (Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Actor, Independent Filmmaker) > iDream Films / CFilmGirl
Oliver Lang (Architect) > LWPAC

To learn more about Pecha Kucha, see their

Pecha Kucha Night 5 is this Thursday!

March 23rd, 2009

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The Salient Group is proud to be a Platinum sponsor at Pecha Kucha Night at the Park Theatre on Cambie Street this Thursday evening.

Pecha Kucha Night Volume 5
The Park Theatre
3440 Cambie Street
Thursday, March 26th

Door: 6:30PM
Start: 7:00PM
Admission: $10

Limited seating. Please buy your tickets online. or The Park Theatre box office at 604.709.3456.

To learn more about Pecha Kucha, see their site.

Robert has spoke at a past Pecha Kucha event – you see that here.

Robert Fung speaks at Pecha Kucha Night

October 23rd, 2008

Pecha Kucha Night

Robert Fung took some time out this past week to do a Pecha Kucha presentation at the Park Theatre on Cambie Street. Robert took to the stage that night with some fine company, such as Graeme Berglund (Curator/Creator of The Cheaper Show) and Bob Kronbauer (Art Director of Mumble, and much more).

You might ask, ‘What is Pecha Kucha Night?’

Briefly put, it’s 20 presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

Want to know more?

Pecha Kucha Night, 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.

But as we all know, give a mic 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.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.

Visit the Vancouver Pecha Kucha website.