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PechaKucha Night celebrates 10 years in Helsinki – free celebration event on 8 September

  • Helsinki Design Week 2016
  • PechaKucha Night

The much beloved PechaKucha Night celebrates 10 years in Finland! Welcome to the free event in Torikorttelit on Thursday 8 September, speakers include Stefan Bremer, Sarah Corbett and Björn Dahlström.

The first PechaKucha Night was held on the balcony of the Cable Factory as part of Helsinki Design Week in 2006. Swedish designer Björn Dahlström opened the evening with his presentation.

To celebrate this anniversary, Helsinki Design Week invites citizens to attend this open event in a courtyard in the Tori Quarters. Organized for the first time under the open sky, this will be a relaxed event where you can get inspired by our speakers. Also the first speaker ever Björn Dahlström will give a new speech.

The speakers are:

Sarah Corbett, Craftivist Collective
Stefan Bremer, photographer
Luca Picardi, communications designer
Björn Dahlström, designer
Johanna Vuoksenmaa, television and film director and screenwriter
Tommi Laitio, Director of Youth Affairs, City of Helsinki
Marco Canevacci & Yena Young, Plastique Fantastique
Riccardo Marini, Gehl Architects
Gorka Cortazar, Lighting Design Collective
Mari Korpimäki, Ry City Sámit

The PechaKucha presentation concept began in 2003 with an idea by the Tokyo- based architects’ office Klein Dytham, and by now — and for a good reason — it has spread to 800 cities across the world. Presenters show and tell their themes in just 20 images and 20 seconds per image. As the presentations roll on unstoppably, all unnecessary wording is left out, and only the most inspiring ideas remain.

The event is free of charge, no pre-registration needed. The talks will be in Finnish & English.

PechaKucha Night
8.9.2016 at 21-23

Torikorttelit, in front of Kaffeehaus Röntgen, Aleksanterinkatu 22
The event is accessible for all

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