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PechaKucha is on the hunt for your clever and inspiring ideas

PechaKucha presentations in Enzed are always inspiring, but the upcoming Global PechaKucha Day has an even more unique role for us with PechaKucha Night Christchurch being designated as the launch city for the global event. Called ‘Inspire Christchurch’ the event will kick-start the global event themed around ‘Inspire Japan’. 

On 16 April, many of the 400 PechaKucha cities around the world will come together and hold events, broadcasting out to the world over multiple Ustreams. For it’s part, Christchurch will kick-start the global event via Ustream at the CPSA Building at CPIT.

The 20x20 presentations will be focused on the three main themes of inspiration, issues and recovery, and will include presentations from a colourful selection of creative fields including architecture, art and design. 

As the birthplace of PechaKucha Nights (PechaKucha is a Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat"), Japan has inspired designers for many generations. Now organisers are asking people to come together to show Christchurch and Japan that the creative world is thinking of them, that all is not lost, and that it is possible to stand up and rebuild, even in the suburbs and towns which have been completely destroyed. 

“With creativity and passion, anything is possible,” say the organisers. 

And organisers are looking for the keen among you to join in—either as an audience member or by taking the centre stage as a presenter. 

If you, or someone you know, are interested you can contact Vanessa: vanessa@pechakucha.co.nz.

What: PechaKucha night Christchurch

Where: CPSA Building at CPIT, Madras Street, Christchurch

When: Saturday 16 April 2011

Time:  Doors open 7.30pm / start 8.20pm

Cost: Entry into the event is by koha donations with all  funds raised on the night distributed to Architecture for Humanity's current rebuilding effort in Christchurch and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.