Anita Crackinstuff, Big Nazo’s best and biggest fan, asked me to photograph her at Burnside Park with staff and kids from URI Early Childhood Center. These images taken were to be collated to be projected at an upcoming Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha, pronounced, “pet..cha Kooch a” is held monthly at variant locations throughout the city. It is a showcase that began in Japan where it continues to thrive. The format is simple: A presenter or presenters describe a topic of interest that in turn is supported by 20 slides projected on a screen for 20 seconds each, thus making presentations fast of paced and succinct in words. After a short introduction the presenter(s) are allotted 6 minutes and 40 seconds or the duration of the digital image show, (not slides) to tie in their verbal account of their particular subject in what is basically a power-point presentation.
Pecha Kucha’s caught on in hundreds of cities throughout the United States including Providence. This fun speakership series caught on becoming locally trendy. Pecha Kucha continues to be a vibrant fashionable showcase since its initial launch approximately 9 years ago. Yesterday’s Pecha Kucha was held at the fashionable Rooftop bar at the ProvidenceG on Dorrance Street.
The event was well advertised on Facebook and by spoken word. Looking at their Facebook page it appeared a large attendance would converge on the G as those who responded as “would attend” totaled 180. However, that was before the arrival of our own Polar Vortex which seemed to diminished the turnout. Nonetheless the event was well attended. The G provided comfortable chairs, dining tables and sofas all partnered in a warmly decorative ambience. There was an assorted offering of food, beer, cocktails and non alcohol beverages. It was Providence’s 117th rendition of Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha is held monthly at different locations throughout the city. Look it up and attend one. It is an amusing, informative and delightful evening out. Think of it is great date nite destination.
The following are some images I took at Burnside Park for Anita Crackinstuff for her Pecha Kucha presentation. Plus some images of the event itself.