Thank you all for making Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti a huge success. Over 117 events took place during the 24hr PechaKucha Presentation WAVE - and we almost spoke to everyone, ahem! Fantastically over $42,000 has been raised to date - thats almost to our first target of $50,000 which buys a school.
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The Power of Twenty - For Haiti
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 68
ON JAN 27, 2010
20th February - Save the date - We are planning a PechaKucha Global Day for Haiti. 200 cities, 2000 presenters, 200,000 participants. Look to local city sites for more info - and how to participate - The global map on pecha-kucha.org geolocates around you. If you have a idea, a system, product anything creative that could help Haiti let us know we want this to become a database of wonderful information! Please come back to the site daily - for updates. Thanks you so much - the global PechaKucha family
BY BRIAN LEBARTON & FRANCESCO VALENTINO
@ VOL 68
ON JAN 27, 2010
Brian LeBarton and Francesco Valentino have never met. The terrible tragedy in Haiti has brought them together by fate for this moving presentation. Brian LeBarton is a composer and keyboardist for Beck - and we had been chatting to him about musicians performing over 20 images 20 slides for PechaKucha presentations. Francesco Valentino is a film maker and photograher who we knew through a chance meeting in Tokyo. Only a few days ago when we had this idea of PechaKucha for Haiti, Brian stepped forward and said he would compose and play something for us - at the same time we bumped into someone who said Francesco was in Haiti trying to find his family and had been taking some moving shots as events unfurled. Sadly he didn't find all the lives he was looking for. This a poignant first PechaKucha presentation for Haiti. Thank you Brian, thank you Francesco - and thank you Joey and Corrie for making this happen. Please spread the word about this initiative and our Global PechaKucha Day on 20th February - and please click the donate button. Many other bands are working with us. If you are a photographer or have any other images of Haiti past or present you want to share - we will be happy to match you with a musician. Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. Unlike anything else out there in this world of visual entertainment the PechaKucha Presentation Player allows you look, listen and think. Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham PechaKucha founders
The Pearl of the Antillies
BY NADIA LEMOINE ANDRE
@ VOL 12
ON DEC 01, 2009
Nadia take us on a fascinating tour through the history of Haiti. She puts the country in a global context and helps us understand the larger issues the nation is facing in recovering from the ‘quake. An amazing insight, thank you.
Rebuilding Haiti - The Last Responders
BY CAMERON SINCLAIR, ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY
@ VOL 37
ON FEB 20, 2010
The PechaKucha Presentation WAVE for Haiti started on 20th February in Auckland, New Zealand and 117 cities and 20 hours later ended it San Francisco where Cameron Sinclair, Founder of Architecture For Humanity, was ready to give one of the final PechaKucha Presentations on this amazing day for Haiti! Take it away Cameron! View PechaKucha WAVEcast of the presentation on Ustream Architecture For Humanity
Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti, One Year On
BY CAMERON SINCLAIR
IN SAN FRANCISCO
What a difference a year makes. Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti raised over $80,000 on the 20th February 2010 for Architecture for Humanity. Our aim was to raise enough money to rebuild one of the devastated schools in Haiti, so today, one year on we are very proud to say that dream is becoming a reality. Thanks to all the amazing efforts of Cameron Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity they have begun to rebuild schools in Haiti, one of which is directly funded by Global PechaKucha Day. To mark the occasion, and let you see progress Cameron has put together an update, in a 20x20 presentation, where you can see the design for the Ecole La Dignite, the school you have funded, taking shape. After you have watched the presentation you will understand that the money we raised has been put to use very effectively. If you can we encourage you all to continue to support the long haul AFH mission mission in Haiti, you can find the pages here.