“Pecha Kucha” is a presentation format which asks speakers to talk alongside 20 slides, each slide lasting for 20 seconds – a game of speed! Originally the Pecha Kucha format was developed in Tokyo by architects, with a view to help architects speak more concisely about their ideas. "Pecha Kucha" translates roughly as "chit chat" from Japanese.
Earlier this year, under the NET WT. name we curated a Pecha Kucha day; asking artists, designers from different levels of professionalism to "chit chat" with us about anything. All were paid equally for their 6:40 minutes. Designing Art was a theme to pull together both artists and designers together with a common feeling of: designers create art, artists feel like they design. The outcome from this was highly experimental learning, with most artists and designers taking to a very performative approach.