Pecha Kucha Night 17 in Edmonton

On October 5, 2013, MADE, Progress Unlimited, and Edmonton’s NextGen present one of the largest and richest citizen-driven conversations about urban cores in Canada through Designing Downtown – Pecha Kucha Night 17.

An anticipated crowd of 1,700 Edmontonians will take in PKN 17 at the Winspear Centre and thousands of other Canadians will experience the nationally live-streamed event in partner cities across the country. Presenters from different regions and backgrounds will, in the Pecha Kucha style, have 6 minutes and 40 seconds to challenge us to think in new ways about how we design and develop our city cores. Our goal is bring cities together to enrich and advance the conversations, ideas, and actions that shape our downtowns as places for everyone.

Also on October 5th, Edmontonians can enjoy a dynamically activated Centennial Plaza (behind the Stanley Milner Library). This Designing Downtown project is an urban intervention that transforms an underutilized downtown space using design and art elements, food, and entertainment into a space that entices passersby to interact with the environment and each other differently.

Tickets are on sale now via TIX on the Square; charge by phone at 780.420.1757 or online at Tickets are $30 for students (with ID) and $35 for general admission, plus GST. Doors, cocktails and exhibits are open at 6:30pm with presentations beginning at 7:00pm.

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