Call For Entries: AIGA Detroit Invites Artists, Architects, Photographers and Designers to Present at PechaKucha Night Detroit

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An event devised in Tokyo as a means for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public, PechaKucha has gone viral in a big way, according to its organizers. Presenters showcase their work in a unique, but simple format: 20 slides x 20 seconds each.

AIGA Detroit is currently accepting submissions for the Friday, November 11th (Volume 10) event being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Fort Shelby Hotel in Downtown Detroit. Creative people of all realms and industries are invited to submit.

Devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public, PechaKucha has gone viral in a big way with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), PechaKucha rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Submissions to be a presenter are due on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 8:20pm (20:20).

To submit, presenters must include the following:

  • Artists contact information
  • An artist’s statement (300 word max)
  • Description of the work being presented (300 word max)
  • 3 samples of your work (3mb max)

All entries should be sent to: pkndetroit(at)gmail(dot)com

PKN Volume 10 - Friday, November 11, 2011
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton - Fort Shelby Hotel
525 West Lafayette Blvd Detroit, MI

$15 Advance - RSVP

AIGA Detroit - the professional association for design has been a chapter of the national AIGA organization since 1986. The Detroit chapter has 475+ members with a network reaching out to the entire Michigan creative community including: designers, educators, art directors, web developers, printers, illustrators, photographers, artists and students. Through events, programs and initiatives, AIGA Detroit is demonstrating the value of design to businesses and the power of design in our culture. The Detroit Chapter is committed to the continued growth of an already vibrant, creative community and a rich design history here in Michigan.

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