Posted by: Barrak Al-Babtain | January 11, 2010

Event: Pecha Kucha Night

I will be presenting at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night that will take place on Thursday January 14, 7:30 in the Scientific Center in Salmiya, outdoors behind the Costa Coffee. I’ll be talking about ‘Kuwait Urban Density’ and will touch upon themes from the blog, such as how to make Kuwait walkable and the metro.

Attendance is free and all are welcome. I’ve seen a few of the presentations already and they’re really interesting and concise. It seems we’re finally getting the hang of it!

What is it?

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”, and pronounced P-CHuh K-CHuh), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

This is the fourth Pecha Kucha event in Kuwait.

Where is it?

Scientific Center in Salmiya, outdoors behind the Costa Coffee, around the circular garden area. There will be signs.

When is it?

Thursday, January 14, 7:30pm-9:30pm

To find out more about the event, visit their facebook page. People who have been to the previous three know how wonderful it is, and I hope to see you all there! The atmosphere is one that is rarely found in Kuwait, and i’d like to give a big thanks to the organizers for making it all happen and keeping it going.



  1. Good luck! Looking forward to your presentation

  2. I can’t wait to be there coz I really enjoyed the 3rd event that was at movenpick and good luck with your presentation 🙂

  3. i loved your presentation, barrak. you vocalized the dreams i was wishing. i wanted to meet you after the event but got swooped by the wind (i had to leave!)


  4. Thank you so much Ghada. I’m a fan of your work, and your words are very much appreciated and it means a lot to me. I would have liked to meet you, too. I read your sketchbook entry about PK, good stuff 😛 I’ll try my best not to stop.

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