PechaKucha Cape Town
PKCT is a popular evening event that sees hundreds of Capetonians gathering to view a wide range of speakers. It was devised in Tokyo in 2003 by individuals in the architecture profession as an event for designers to meet, network and show their work in public. Since then, PechaKucha has developed a massive following with more than 900 chapters worldwide in +100 countries, and is no longer restricted to presentations about architecture!
As a powerful platform for storytelling in order to connect communities, PechaKucha Cape Town has become a platform for some remarkably inspiring and interesting people. The organisation continues to see growing interest from speakers and attendees alike, as well as an active community of followers.
Considered one of the premier events in the city, PKCT features a wide range of speakers that has included:
- Adventurer, TV presenter, youth developer, author and conservationist Braam Malherbe, who has run the Great Wall of China among other amazing feats.
- Anti-fracking activist Jonathan Deal from Treasure the Karoo Action Group who won the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize.
- Entrepreneur and industrial hemp expert, Tony Budden, who advocates for hemp as a building material for low-cost housing, among other uses.
- Internationally recognised entrepreneur Jason Drew, who developed a business that produces animal feed from flies fed with landfill ‘waste’.
- 12-year-old Epiphany Stransham Ford, a youth environmental ambassador.
- Adriana Marais, a theoretical physicist researching quantum biology, selected as part of the Top-100 for the Mars One Project.