The first PechaKucha Night (PKN) was held at Dar Al Athar's Al-Maidan Cultural Centre in 2009 and it was a great success. This year, DAI has the privilege of hosting PKN#9 at the esteemed Amricani Cultural Centre on June 26 at 7:00 PM. The guest age-group ranges from Kuwait University students to well established Kuwaiti and foreign artists and creative talents of all ages.
PKN are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas. The event consists of several presentations following a strict PKN format, which includes 20 slides that run for 20 seconds each. This gives each presenter a total of 6 min and 40 seconds. Past presenters included Ghadah Alkandari, Farah Behbehani, and Farid Abdal. They are among 64 presenters that have already participated.
PKN is an international event that is hosted in many cities, including Dubai, Paris, and Tokyo – Tokyo being the host city. Two architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham run PKN. Through a vetting process cities are assigned organizer and Dr. Asseel is the current organizer of PKN Kuwait.
PKN#9 will feature the following presenters: Laila al-Hamad, Tara Norris, Rana Alomani, Liali & Lamees Nijem, Nada al-Ragom, Hussah al-Humaidhi, Ali al-Yousifi, and Faisal al-Nakib.