The lineup of the 3rd annual Pecha Kucha Montréal, which took place on December 5 at the Sat, was a delight for urban design and architecture enthusiasts alike.
Twenty images displayed for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds is the time that each participant is allowed. Initiated in 2003 in Tokyo by the architecture firm Klein Dytham, Pecha Kucha (a Japanese expression meaning "the sound of conversation") consists of a series of evening presentations.
On the bill were Axel Morgenthaler who presented the new Vitrine culturelle of the Quartier des spectacles; Benoît Dupuis from ACDF* architecture who talked about his manifesto for the Parc/des Pins interchange; NIP paysage who presented 20 projects in 20 slides; Caroline Andrieux, director of the Quartier Éphémère, who proposed various ways to save the Guaranteed Pure Milk bottle on Lucien-L'Allier; Mélissa Mongiat, who unveiled her project Hidden Love Song, winner of the Grand Prix Grafika 2007; and Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, from the multidisciplinary design studio Rita.
To see the full programme, go to the Pecha Kucha website.
Société des arts technologiques
Translation by Jennifer Edwards