Phoenix PechaKucha Announces Friday's Lineup

Don't get us wrong, we love Ignite -- if we can manage to get in the door without trading regrettable sexual favors for the "free" tickets. But there's something about the newer PechaKucha events we can really get behind. The event includes plenty of beer, wine, and snacks to go around, plus design-focused presentations that are 20 quick slides (advancing every 20 seconds).

It's the third time around for Phoenix's PechaKucha; the global phenomenon started back in 2003 when architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham hosted an informal gathering of designers in a Tokyo club.

We're pretty stoked for this month's lineup, especially aerialist Matti Baine's talk on finding culture in the suburbs.  

Get the full presentation list and more event details after the jump...

  • "Reflections on Transformative Design" by Jose Bernardi, Associate Professor of Design at ASU
  • "13 Fridays" by fibers grad student and former environmental designer Ann Morton
  • "Drawings are Dead? BIM and the Ego of Architects" by Liz Chodosh, Building Information Specialist 
  • "Public Art Project from A to Y" by artist Mary Lucking     
  • "Life from the Ground Up" by entrepreneur Bret Sassenberg      
  • "Paint is an Idea" by painter Ryan Peter Miller      
  • "Art Intersection" by Carol Panaro-Smith, director of a new arts incubator in Gilbert

Check out some of the previous slideshows here.

Tickets went on sale Friday for the next PechaKucha Night, to be held this Friday, February 25 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Bragg's Pie Factory. Happy hour kicks off at 5:30 p.m.; presentations begin at 7 p.m.

Chef Renetto-Mario Etsitty will dish out grub, and they'll have a DJ spinning tunes during the happy hour and intermission.

You can nab your own tickets ($10 each) through Eventbrite.

Update: Two presentations were announced following publication -- Austin Baker's "Designing a Creative Strategy" and a talk by Daniel Dillows, graduating masters student at Taliesin West.

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