Pecha Kucha Night – A personal story risk

I have the privilege to be able speak at the inaugural Pecha Kucha Night in Coquitlam.  The event sponsored by Arts Connect is based on the international concept of people sharing ideas.

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

My presentation will be personal, its an open revelation of sorts, but I feel that its an experience I need to share.  My hope is that my intentions will be translated into a positive presentation vs a narcissistic showcase of my art work and personal story.    I plan to explore themes of environmental health, which includes our relationship between ourselves and the socio-natural influences around us.  However, in order to not appear too preachy, I promise to throw in a twist or two.  I hope you can make it.

Here are some of the other fascinating speakers that you will be seeing that night.

Gaëtan Royer’s love of everything urban brought him to hundreds of cities in thirty countries. Familiar with all Canadian regions, Royer lived in 14 different municipalities across Canada. He has a rich array of international work and academic experiences.

Royer was awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal, in recognition of his humanitarian work in the restoration of war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia.

He is City Manager for Port Moody, BC’s fastest growing city and the 2004 International Gold Medalist at the International Awards for Liveable Communities.

Linda is a multi disciplinary artist who loves to inspire people through the arts. She is a passionate dancer who lives to teach her students!

Logie is interested in how forest imagery and that of its liminal edges can evoke deep feelings of emotional attachment or of abandon to nature and, perhaps, determine how much we care.

It’s a question that has preoccupied violinist Lisa Walker for nearly fifteen years, ever since she hung out in Alaska with a group of scientists who were studying the animal’s acoustics. Since then, she’s launched the Grooved Whale Project which uses whale calls as building blocks for soundscape-like music. For Lisa, the project has raised all sorts of questions about the nature of music, and music in nature.

  • Jillian Han
  • Jenipher Hur

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