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Aspen Art Museum hosts PechaKucha


On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum hosts PechaKucha Night. Local architects and designers will share their work in a 20-by-20 format: 20 images displayed for 20 seconds each.


The first Pechakucha event was in Tokyo in 2003. Since then, it’s spread to over 1,000 cities all over the world.  

Pechakucha nights are meant for young designers to showcase their work. The images advance automatically while the presenter talks.  


Ashley Clark, a project architect from Studio B in Aspen, is one of seven presenters on Thursday.  She admitted that distilling a presentation, which normally would be an hour-and-a-half, down to seven minutes was a challenge. But she said the audience benefits from the format.

"I think it’s just fun to be able to see so many people present their work in one platform, in one location. So it ends up being a melting pot of different projects or ideas."

PechaKucha’s website jokingly notes that the 20-by 20-format was conceived because “architects talk too much.”


Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.