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John Campbell, George Parker headline Pecha Kucha Night Louisville Dec. 7 at 21C

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Louisville will be one of the global cities showcasing local innovators in a Pech Kucha next week.

Pecha Kucha Night Louisville No.6 is scheduled  for Wed., Dec. 7 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 21C Museum Hotel.

The event is a collaboration between the hotel, Urban Design Studio, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

“Pecha Kucha” is Japanese slang for the sound of “chit chat,” and Pecha Kucha Night originated in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The gatherings have since become a world-wide phenomenon.

The format requires presenters to show 20 images of their work or ideas using precisely 20 seconds for each frame, keeping presentations concise and rapid, according to a Bernheim news release.

A 21C release describes Pecha Kucha “as speed lectures where each ‘professor’ only has 400 seconds before the next ‘professor’ begins.”

This month’s speakers include:

Amy Potts – Preservation Kentucky
Lauren Argo – Louisville based artist and actor
Andrew Berry – Forest Manager, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Billy Davis – Kentucky Mountain Bike Association
George Parker – Co-Founder KYGreenTV
Nathan Smith – Architect and professor of Architecture at UK
Greg Abernathy – Wild Kentucky (mixture of maps and pictures) focused on biodiversity
Jay Strottman – KY Archaeological Survey
John Campbell – Revitalization of Craft Beers in Louisville

The Pecha Kucha event is scheduled to be held in the Atrium Gallery at 21C, which is at 700 W. Market St. in the central business district.

The event is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested. A cash bar is available.

For more information, see the 21C website here.

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