Monday, October 12, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night Denver: Volume VII

In my box this morning:

Tuesday, October 20, will be Denver's 7th volume of PechaKucha Night!

Ten local architects, designers and artists will share their creative projects, each showing 20 images timed for 20 seconds each. Volume 7 includes a line-up of incredible presenters with diverse topics; from alley houses to robots, cocktails to dive bars, come to be entertained and inspired by the creative talent in our city. More information about the event is on our website:

PKND7 | 10/20 at 20:20
Buntport Theater
Doors open at 8, show starts at 8:20
FREE or a suggested $5 donation

Reserve yourself a seat! Chairs are limited; floor and standing room is available the day of the show.

We'll start leaking the presenter line-up on twitter this week:

We hope that you can come! Please forward this email and the attached flier to family, friends, and colleagues. If you have any questions let us know.

Your hosts,

PechaKucha Night Denver team

PechaKucha FAQ:
What is PechaKucha Night? check out the PKN global website:
What's it doing in Denver?
Who has presented in the past? we name-drop for each volume here:
What about online social networking? totally: flickr / twitter / facebook
Can I reserve a seat? yes, otherwise floor and standing room is available.

PechaKucha Night was conceived by Klein Dytham architecture as a place for architects, designers and artists to share their creative work easily, informally, and succinctly. Each presenter shows 20 images of their work timed for 20 seconds each, adding up to 6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame before the next person takes the stage. The phenomenon of PechaKucha, which is Japanese for the sound of conversation, has spread virally to 246 cities around the world since its inception in Tokyo in 2003.



The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

You’re in industry so I’ll ask you. Do you notice a trend towards the Green? Are there more solar panels in the future of architecture? Here in Canada there are rumours that the next wave is homes built with rainwater filtration systems built in. In fact, the University of Guelph already have program already in place. I enjoy your blog and will visit often.

archaalto said...

thanks for the compliments and commentary. for your query, it seems that the design and construction industry is definitely moving towards the "idea of green".
i am referring to the green that is the most easily marketed and desired 7 sold is the green you can see [re: PV solar panels, wind farms, dimmable glazing, etc.]. these more flashy high tech systems also usually take up 80% of the budget with only 20% of the payback value.

however, less "blingy" green systems [evaporative cooling, passive solar orientation, natural ventilation] are disregarded more often than not. design approaches such as these account for more like 20% of the cost, and can reap more than 80% of the value.

in summary, in general i believe there is a trend to be green, rather than a true commitment in regards to the attitude of our society.