Hack Your City Returns!
Thursday, May 18, 7:30pm at 33 Barnett Street
Dakota Center – one block south of W Fifth
Pecha Kucha (PK) was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work publicly. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in 455 cities around the world, inspiring creative people worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat,” PK rests on a presentation format of 20 images x 20 seconds. In 2009, Jill Davis started Dayton’s PK Nights, partnering with Matt Sauer and Shayna McConville and presenting these nights of quarterly presentations and rotating locations. Over the years we’ve heard about creative candy making, illegal trips to Cuba, Evel Knievel and and how lunches are delivered in India. The beauty of these nights is for 6 minutes and 40 seconds you’ll be exposed to a presenters world and then another and another.
For this month’s PK night head to the Dakota Center for a special welcome and a night of knowledge hosted by Yvette Kelly-Fields of Wesley Community Center. Come be inspired! Topics will include:
- Amaha Sellassie – Building a cooperative grocery in a food desert
- Bryan Stewart – Improving race relations
- Jared Grandy – Reducing gun violence
- Charlie Setterfield – Auditing Dayton architecture with students
- Elizabeth Koproski – Voices of immigrants
- Dot Schnering – Revitalizing a neighborhood
- Trudy Elder – Creating equitable housing and homeless solutions
- Nick Christian – Taking action against the opioid epidemic
- Amy Lee – Promoting community democracy
- Lela Klein – Enabling worker-owned manufacturing
PARKING: The Dakota Center has a small lot, so expect to use the plentiful free street parking nearby. There’s also public parking at W. 4th and S. Broadway behind Chase Bank. (You are just steps away from Texas Beef + Cattle if you’d like to eat before PKing)