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Pechakucha Bangor Tonight

It’s hard to say but fun to attend. The 9th Pechakucha night will be held in Downtown Bangor tonight. If you’ve never been to one, you should go! It’s a fun and informative evening full of presentations on a variety of topics!

Organizer Gibran Graham explains first told me how to say it  (puh CHAH kuh chah), and then explained what Pechkucha night involves.

“Pechakucha is a presentation format that was developed in Japan by an architecture firm back in 2005,” Graham said. “It was a way for them to have concise presentations, rather than run-on power point debacles. They decided that they would start using it to do other things, rather than just work-related stuff – artistic endeavors, scholarly projects, people’s vacation projects.”

That format is now presented as Pechakucha nights in over 600 cities around the world, including Bangor, Maine. The format is such that you have 20 slides and each one is shown for 20 seconds each automatically, so your entire presentation is only six minutes and forty seconds. This forces the presenter to convey their message in a quick and concise manner. Challenging!

Some of the topics featured in this installment of Pechakucha include storytelling objects, climate change, 21st century library, unleashing Bangor’s creative potential, and the future of architecture.

PKN Bangor, as it’s also known, will be held tonight, August 2nd, at the Brick Church, Union Street in Downtown Bangor from 6:30 until 8:30. Doors open at 6. Admission is $5. For more information, log onto the Facebook page for Pechakucha Bangor.

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