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Pecha Kucha vol.45 – 7th July 2015

June 23, 2015


What the faark is Pecha Kucha you ask? Invitations to this thing kept turning up in my inbox and I’ll admit due to nothing more than the name alone, I wrote it off as some kind of hippy-trippy green-fest.

A Pecha Kucha night is an event format in which presenters show a slideshow of 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds – giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. Each event usually has 8 – 14 presenters. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art and creative fields.

It was only when one of the presenters asked permission to use a couple of my photos I bothered to read through the website and realised this next one is bicycle-themed.

Design, Architecture, Photography, Art, Bicycles? – This thing sounds right up my alley. It might be up yours too?

Here’s a tentative list of presenters. Bound to change, but it’ll give you an idea:

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 45 in collaboration with Auckland Transport // “the bicycle edition” // 7 July 2015 // shed10, Waterfront // start 7.30pm, doors open 6.45pm // free entry // valet bicycle parking // eftpos bar // come early for a chat and a good seat.

  • Richard Easther // Physicist, University of Auckland // The Physics of Cycling: It’s How We Roll
  • Peter Madden // artist //
  • Carol Green // Bike Te Atatu // Bicycle Burbs
  • Barbara Grace // ‘An Odyssey from the Claud Butler to the Brompton World Champs’ or ‘Findings from an elderly cyclist’
  • Shane Chapman // bicycle chap // the history of bikes
  • Kathryn King // AT walking and cycling manager // ‘The Auckland Cycle Programme’
  • Karl Jim Kuhla // 9 year old boy // about cycling to school in South Auckland
  • Teau Aiturau (Tee) // Mangere Community Cycle Projects
  • Jessica Rose // bicycle rider // a journey back to the future with a girl on a bike
  • Greg Wood // Digital Creative Director // “FRIDING: Changing behaviour, one (Fri)day at a time” //
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