Pecha Kucha: Review and Reflection

Last week I participated in my first Pecha Kucha event. I blogged about it over on The George Washington Wilson blog.


On Tuesday 2nd December 2014, a number of scholars affiliated with The George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture participated in a Pecha Kucha evening at the Belmont cinema.  For those unfamiliar with the concept, Pecha Kucha is a mode of presentation based on showing 20 images, each for 20 seconds with the images advancing automatically.  The format originated in Japan, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture.  (If you are interested, you can read more about the origins of Pecha Kucha here.)  While Pecha Kucha is a platform open to all, it has become a popular method of public engagement for academics keen to communicate their research with a wider audience.

Last week’s gathering was the ninth event in Aberdeen’s Pecha Kucha series, and our topic was ‘Visual Culture’.  The evening was hosted by Dr. Liz Curtis, who is the Public Engagement with…

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