Monday, February 09, 2009

Pecha Kucha Windsor - February 19 at Artcite

Join us for Windsor's first Pecha Kucha event, a fun-filled evening of words and images.

Pecha Kucha (or talk20, as it is known in the U.S.) is a public lecture format conceived in 2003 by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The format: each presenter shows twenty slides; each slide remains on screen for twenty seconds (thus, each presenter speaks for 6 minutes and 40 seconds total).

Time : Thursday, February 19, 2009, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Host/Location: Artcite Inc, 109 University Avenue West, Windsor

For our first Pecha Kucha evening, six presenters will speak about what they love about Windsor, what they hate, their perspective on the challenges currently faced by our community, how to fix it.

Our presenters:

  • Mita Williams (Leddy Library, University of Windsor): "The City as Playground"
  • Justin Langlois (MFA Candidate in Visual Arts, University of Windsor): "How to Fix the City: Social Practice in Windsor"
  • Pina and Adriano Ciotoli (co-owners, "Eat Your City"
  • Andrew Foot ( "Architectural Desecration"
  • Tom Lucier (owner, Phog Lounge): "No More Bemoaning: Growing Windsor's Creative Class"
  • Rod Strickland (Professor, School of Visual Arts, University of Windsor): "Open Corridor"

See if I can beat the clock!


Anonymous said...

great job at the talk 20. very interesting perspective that i never have really considered especially with 2 young children myself. definitely will take a lot from what you discussed. thanks

Anonymous said...

When I was a child and would balk that there was nothing fun to play with, my mom would say, "go out and make your own fun". I guess the same is true for adulthood. When there's nothing on TV and you've reached the end of the internet, it's time to GO OUT!

So although I missed the presentation I do believe I get the gist of it from the title. And it's true, there is a whole playground out there for the enjoying in Windsor-Essex. Even in the winter there is sledding on Mount Trashmore, skating at Chas. Clark square, etc. No admission fee required. Summertime opens the door up even wider.

I look forward to seeing the whole slide-show online.

Mita said...

Tom Lucier kindly recorded and posted the evening's slideshows at

Go out and make your own fun, indeed!