This Westport PechaKucha Night will include stories about exploding sloths, mid-century furniture, non-Western traditions, and finding a message in a Coke bottle.
PechaKucha is a special format for sharing individual passions and stories -20 slides @ 20 seconds each! After the program, attendees are invited to meet and socialize at nearby Matsu Sushi, 33 Jesup Road.
Catherine Onyemelukwe lived for 24 years in Nigeria and discovered non-Western traditions that are rich and meaningful. She compares Nigerian concepts with Native American traditions and the European Doctrine of Discovery, creating a personal story about the celebration of Columbus Day. Kwesi Osafo tells the story of his life-long curiosity with design-elements and how his personal connection with mid-century modern furniture restoration brings joy and meaning to his life and others. Nina Lesiga shares how finding a message in a bottle created so many beautiful and special connections. Mary Luvera shares her exciting family adventure to Costa Rica in which a sloth unexpectedly explodes.
“This is such a fabulous way to get to know what amazing things other people in your area are doing,” said Lesiga. “A PechaKucha could be on almost anything—eco fashion, paper art, good cheap food in Tokyo, you name it. It’s about authenticity and passion and connecting. If you like TED talks, you’ll love PechaKucha.”