Last Tuesday there was a new PechaKucha event at Gallery XXX in Sheung Wan.
PechaKucha was set up in Tokyo in 2003 as a networking event for young designers to show their work. However, it is not restricted to young designers only; anyone who is passionate about something can do a talk. The format is clever: 20 images x 20 seconds so there is no risk in running over endlessly.
This evening we were in the company of Jo Farrell (mentioned in a previous blog) - a photographer with a passion for documenting people with bound feet, Sean Creamer - also a photographer with his very unique style of moving images, Parallel Lab - two architects with a passion for the life and backstreets in Hong Kong, a gentleman by the name of Enso with a interesting view on the MTR, a highly entertaining John Piccin talking about radio-controlled motorcycles and many more.
The venue was packed and rightly so. It was an amazing evening with a great selection of what is going on in Hong Kong. It brought together what is great about Hong Kong and it makes you excited living here.
The PechaKucha website is http://www.pecha-kucha.org/ and you can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb