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01 JUN


City Living Room

Before the late nineteenth century, the living room of a house was called a ‘parlor’ in the West. The term parlor was derived from a French verb ‘parler’ which means ‘to speak’. The term was given to the space because it was mainly a place where we gather and share personal stories that interest us-, are on our mind and inspire us.

When we consider a city also as a space where people settle down and decorate their live, the concept of “living room” has a wider meaning. It can refer to a platform in the city - such as the living room in a house - where people can gather and share ideas, make friends and embrace opportunities.

With the topic “City Living Room”, we talk about buildings and housewares, infrastructure and city development, activities in daily life and challenges and opportunities in the global context. This seasonally organized social gathering for the creative industry can be described as our city's "parlor". As - just like a living room - PechaKuchaNight Chengdu is a spot to share stories in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. In collaboration with the Chengdu International Home Design Week, we present to you volume 13: City Living Room.







PKN Poster Spotlight: Chengdu

This week's
PechaKucha Poster Spotlight shines on the adorably festive poster from PechaKucha Night Chengdu Vol. 11. With its embroidered accents and bright color schemes, it makes one feel all warm and cozy - just in time for the holiday season! 
Check out more awesome posters by PechaKucha Night Organizers from around the globe by visiting our PechaKucha Poster Tumblr and Instagram.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Michiel Roosjen

    Michiel (Netherlands) has been active as cultural entrepreneur in China since 2009. As founder of About Asia, he is an active promoter of creative industries. He initiates, manages and executes projects and events with European and Chinese companies and governments in the fields of culture, design and entertainment. Why PechaKucha? Simply because it is a great platform to bring the city's most interesting stories to stage.