See the Best of Frank Lloyd Wright in a PechaKucha Live-Stream

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Curators from Frank Lloyd Wright’s public and private buildings will offer rare and unique insights with “20 x 20” talks honoring the famed architect’s 153rd birthday

The Westcott House Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and Wright sites across the nation are teaming up with PechaKucha to present a live online global event in celebration of Wright's work and legacy. The event, entitled “Wright Sites x PechaKucha,” will feature presentations in the highly-visual and efficient PechaKucha style, which consists of 20 image-based slides that automatically advance after 20 seconds, with each talk lasting only 400 seconds.    

The free virtual event, scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. EST, will feature curators and speakers from participating Frank Lloyd Wright sites including:

Fallingwater (Mill Run, Pennsylvania)
Taliesin (Iowa County, Wisconsin)
Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Martin House (Buffalo, New York)
Graycliff (Derby, New York)
Unity Temple (Oak Park, Illinois)
Westcott House (Springfield, Ohio)
Tonkens House (Cincinnati, Ohio; privately-owned)
Brandes House (Sammamish, Washington; privately-owned)

“Our Frank Lloyd Wright community has rallied together since day one of the pandemic, which forced the closings of Wright sites across the country,” says Marta Wojcik, Executive Director & Curator of the Westcott House. “This special live-stream PechaKucha event will connect and delight Frank Lloyd Wright fans, architects, and design aficionados across the globe with highly unique stories and perspectives.”

Additional speakers include Mark Dytham, MBE, co-founder of PechaKucha; photographer Andrew Pielage, who will share his quest to photograph every Frank Lloyd Wright structure ever built; Bill James, an architect with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, who will share his career journey studying and designing Wright-related projects; and Karen Severns and Koichi Mori, a couple dedicated to raising awareness of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural legacy in Japan.

“Wright was at the forefront of technology and innovation, which is why his legacy continues to inspire,” says Mark Dytham MBE, principal of Klein Dytham architecture and co-founder of PechaKucha. “There’s no better moment to visit Wright sites than now for fresh insight as we face a new world.”

Attendees can find the live-stream event online at https://www.pechakucha.com/events/wright-sites-x-pechakucha-live. Presentations will be available to view within 24 hours after the event. For additional information, visit westcotthouse.org.

About Westcott House Foundation
Westcott House Foundation’s mission is to preserve and interpret Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House and inspire creativity and innovation through architecture and design education. The house opened to the public in 2005, following a major restoration. A community-wide effort led to a rescue of this remarkable example of Wright’s design from the brink of demolition. Since then, the site has served as a cultural resource, community hub & economic stimulator, attracting visitors from all over the U.S. and beyond.

About PechaKucha
PechaKucha is the fast-growing storytelling platform used by millions of people across the globe. Today, PechaKucha Nights are live events held in more than 1,200 cities in 140 countries. Schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide license PechaKucha’s ‘20 images x 20 seconds’ brand format and software, PK Create, to easily and quickly share information and present concepts. PechaKucha, which means “chit chat” in Japanese, is based in Chicago and Tokyo. To gain inspiration from 50,000+ PechaKucha stories, visit http://www.pechakucha.com.

For Media Use
Images of some participating sites for media use, with credit as indicated in filenames:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7g301fgu9ybfr8j/AAAkjqwSR1rUumjD0IAwMDl5a?dl=0

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