NeoCon World's Trade Fair

Does the mere thought of PowerPoint-glutted conferences send your fingernails inching toward your eyeballs? Then we suggest the pecha-kucha night at this designers' gathering. The brainchild of Tokyo architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, pecha-kucha (Japanese for "chatter") nights began in 2003 and have since spread to 180 cities. The boozy boardroom-meets-poetry-slam format brings a vibrancy to the loathed PowerPoint by applying a set of strict rules: Artists and designers show 20 slides for 20 seconds each. That's 6 minutes and 40 seconds to reveal inspirations and original works. Then they shut up, sit down, and let us get back to our drinks. --Kate Rockwood


Neocon Mon, June 15
NeoCon World's Trade Fair

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