6 min 40 sec of fame at DI2011 Expo

Lianne Burton, Tsai, James Webb, Daniel Ting Chong, Paul du Toit, David Krut and more – Pecha Kucha style at Design Indaba Expo.

Short is sweet, brief is better and quick is often quirky. That’s why the Pecha Kucha presentations at Design Indaba Expo on Friday 25 February and Saturday 26 February at 16:30 are concise and to the point.

For the third year Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba Expo presents a selection of top creatives talking about anything from creativity to inspiration, work, future aspirations or even random, funny moments. Rest assured these aren’t presentations in which you will be watching the clock, willing it to end. Pecha Kucha presentations are only 6 minutes 40 seconds long, allowing the presenter to wow the crowd with 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Not only do these succinct presentations keep listeners interested, they also give more designers the opportunity to have their 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame behind the microphone!

Taking place in the DStv Events Arena at the Design Indaba Expo at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Pecha Kucha speaker line-up includes a diverse cast of South African creatives. Wind down the day with a drink in your hand, listening to the inspired thoughts of innovative professionals while also networking and mingling with other listeners.

On Friday 25 February at 16:30 we welcome to the stage illustrator and Design Indaba Emerging Creative 2009, Daniel Ting Chong, marketing manager of Cape Town tourism Lianne Burton. Or find out why Andre Vorster believes Cape Town should be On Top of the World! Tsai of Tsai Design Studio and Catherine Henegan and Dylan Valley will also share their creative thoughts and experiences with the crowd.

On Saturday 26 February at 16:30 artist Paul du Toit, well known for his symbolic use of form and bold splashes of colour will have you 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame. As will Zahira Asmal of Designing South Africa and fine art publisher David Krut. From the green hills of KwaZulu-Natal, Paula Thomson of the Woza Moya empowerment project also has a 20x20 opportunity to share creative thoughts and experiences. James Webb will add another element to the presentations with his experience as a sound artist.

Pecha Kucha, which takes its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architects in 2003. What started as a forum for young designers to network and share their creative work with their peers in a public setting, has grown into an event that regularly takes place in more than 100 cities across the world.

Watch the Talk with Mark Dytham