The following was written and distributed by the Pecha Kucha organization. Find your local chapter and participate! In Savannah, contact Aaron Cohen, info@savannahPK.com, or (912) 220 0048. The event will be held at The Black Box Theater @ S.P.A.C.E. (9 W. Henry Street, Savannah, GA, USA) on February 20, 2010 (8-10:30pm).
Pecha Kucha for Haiti: Act locally & change the world
In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti.
In response, Pecha Kucha Savannah is coming together with Architecture for Humanity, on a global
scale, to lend a hand in rebuilding Haiti. All proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity for
rebuilding Haiti. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the
Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have
been already covered, so all donations will go to tangible built projects.
On February 20, 2010, the 277 cities that host Pecha Kucha events, worldwide, will converge to
present one continuous 24-hour edition of Pecha Kucha. Kicking off at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where
Pecha Kucha Night was first conceived, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities
presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the event will be streamed live
online and then finish in Tokyo the following day.
Already presentations are being prepared – some are intended to offer hope and encouragement
through stories of past disaster relief projects, while others offer simple inspiration by showing the
power of great creative thinking. Some amazing people have stepped up to the challenge so
prepared to be surprised. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event, which
could be the world’s biggest single day globally distributed conference, will be posted online at Pecha