Nov 12: Cityscope Hosts Portland's First Pecha Kucha Night At The Ace Hotel

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cityscope is an architectural and urban study idea lab sponsored by Works Partnership Architecture LLC. As a collaborative workgroup whose goal is to raise the standards of

urban interventions, we seek to mediate the academic study of the city with the resources to accomplish defined intercessions. cityscope strives to reinforce the vitality of the city.

Monday November 12
8:20 PM (20:20)
The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark Avenue

cityscope will be hosting the first Pecha Kucha Night in Portland, OR on Monday November 12 at the Ace Hotel event space, The Cleaners, located at 1022 SW Stark Avenue.

Doors will open at 7:30, and the event begins at 8:20 pm (20:20). Entry is free and open to the public with a suggested sliding scale donation at the door.

Pecha Kucha, (which is Japanese for ‘the sound of conversation'), was devised by Tokyo based architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham and has spread to other cities throughout the world, including Berlin, Glasgow, LA, Prague and New York, to name but a few. It is a cross-disciplinary event that creates a forum for designers, architects and artists to meet, network, and to show and discuss their work in public.

Presenters are allowed 20 images, shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes & 40 seconds per presentation. This allows the audience to experience a diverse group of speakers in a relatively short space of time. After the presentations, the evening will continue with drinks and music, with refreshments provided by Rogue Ales and A to Z Winery.

The theme of the Portland, OR event will be City: Reflections and Perspectives on Urban Life

Presenters for the evening:

Mike Merril

Holst Architecture

Scott Wayne Indiana

Garett Strckland

Ryan Yaden

Pippa Arend

Brian Libby

"A grown-up show-and-tell for those in, or interested in, the "creative industries". – Times of London

"Say what you need to say in six minutes and 40 seconds of exquisitely matched words and images and then sit the hell down.

The result, in the hands of masters of the form, combines business meeting and poetry slam to transform corporate clich̩ into surprisingly compelling beat-the-clock performance art. " РWIRED Magazine

For more information about the evening or to be involved in future Pecha Kucha Nights in Portland,

please email [email protected]

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0 Responses to Nov 12: Cityscope Hosts Portland's First Pecha Kucha Night At The Ace Hotel

  1. alan johnson January 8, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    I’m interested in presenting at the next PKN…I just came back from three years in China. Shanghai PKN was really great…


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