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PechaKucha Night Calgary #3: Rebuild

By DJ Kelly February 10, 2010

20 images, 20 seconds, 200 cities, 2,000 presentations, 200,000 people.

In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti. Now, the global PechaKucha network is joining with Architecture for Humanity to help rebuild Haiti, 20 seconds at a time.

On February 20th, 2010, the 280 cities that host PechaKucha events worldwide will converge to present one continuous edition of PechaKucha Night. Kicking off in Tokyo, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the event will be streamed live online.

Please save the date for Calgary’s contribution to this historic global event, which will be centered on the theme of rebuilding. Speakers include Calgary architects, planners, individuals and organizations at the forefront of disaster relief and rebuilding efforts around the world.

Saturday, February 20 at 7:00pm
Conoco Phillips Theatre, Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Ave. SE

Tickets available for a suggested donation of $20 at the door or in advance. All proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity for rebuilding Haiti.

Additional donations may be made at ArchitectureForHumanity.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit CalgaryCulture.com/PKNForHaiti.

About PechaKucha Nights:

Devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003 as a place for designers, developers and architects to meet, network and show their work in public, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in 280 cities around the world. The format is simple: speakers present 20 slides each, for 20 seconds per slide. Calgary Arts Development has an agreement to host PechaKucha Nights in Calgary and will be hosting several PechaKucha Nights over the course of the year.