PechaKucha Night 
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What is PechaKucha Night?

PechaKucha Night presentation format was created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003.  It was planned as an event for (you guessed it) designers and creative types of all disciplines to meet, network, and showcase their work, and play, in public. PechaKucha Night occurs in hundreds of locations around the world. SDAF is pleased to serve as the San Diego’s official host chapter of PechaKucha Night.

PechaKucha is derived from a Japanese term meaning the sound of conversation, or chit-chat. PechaKucha Nights are creative, social and informal.  The concept is simple: each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of floor time and expression before the next presenter is up. It all makes for succinct and stimulating presentations from across the board. Presentations begin at 20:20.

Who presents at PechaKucha Nights?

The PKN floor is open to anyone who has something to share and a desire to do so within the 20×20 format. SDAF may (or may not) offer a theme for any given date to provide direction, and when we do even a whiff of the evening’s inspiration is acceptable – but not required. From sharing a work in progress, to historical works, to your passion for bread baking or bee raising or whatever else makes your soul sing, is totally ok.


Up next: PechaKucha Night vol. 30

Idea1 Apartments | 899 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92101
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | cocktails @ 6:30p, PKN @ 7:30p


$10 entry fee includes beer, wine & cocktails, courtesy of Thompson Building Materials, and catering by Idea1’s own Lola 55, courtesy of Idea Partners!

PechaKucha Night, now in over 800 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Brought to San Diego by The San Diego Architectural Foundation, PKN SD Volume 30 will be held in The Hub, Idea1’s central social space. Show up early to take in San Diego’s skyline from the rooftop pool deck before the presentations begin!


Margit Whitlock AIA, Architectural Concepts Inc – Feast or Famine
Maxine Ward AIA, San Diego Architecture Foundation – Open House San Diego 2018
Nathan Elliott ASLA, OJB Landscape Architecture – The Value of Public Space
Atul Prasad, Documentary Photographer – The Eagle Hunters of Mongolia
Noura Bishay NAAB, NewSchool of Architecture and Design – Green Network
Roger Lewis, Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 – Tijuana and the Guadalupe Valley
David Marshall AIA, Heritage Architecture + Planning – Living In a Flying Saucer


Become a presenter

  • Pecha Kucha San Diego is a beacon of inspiration and dissemination for creative leaders in our community. Anyone with an idea or completed project can share their passion, within varying and stimulating built environments throughout our city.

    David Lecours
    Creative Director
    Lecours Design

the PKN team

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