Pecha Kucha for Haiti

Last month, we wrote about some of the Haiti relief efforts coming from the architecture and design community, including, notably, a long-term reconstruction plan being put forward by Architecture for Humanity. Over the weekend, we received word of a global fundraiser that should help finance AFH’s efforts. On February 20, the creators of Pecha Kucha—the 20-slides-for-20-seconds presentation format that has been adopted in 277 cities–will hold a continuous 24-hour Internet broadcast to solicit donations to help rebuild Haiti. They will be streaming video of 2,000 presentations in 200 cities, starting in Tokyo and  moving eastward around the globe. The organizers are saying that the “WaveCast” may be “the world’s biggest single-day globally-distributed conference.” But you don’t have to wait until the 20th to do your part; visit Pecha Kucka for Haiti to donate now.

To learn more, watch the video announcment (above), with PK cofounder Mark Dytham and AFH’s Cameron Sinclair.

Previously: How Are Architects Responding to the Haiti Disaster?

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