PechaKucha x Wright Sites 20×20

June 8, 2020

See the Best of Frank Lloyd Wright in honor of his 153rd birthday during a global live-streamed PechaKucha event entitled “Wright Sites x PechaKucha.” See curators from Wright’s public and private buildings present in this popularized high-paced style with 20 slides and 20 seconds to speak about each image.

What is PechaKucha and How Does it Relate to Frank Lloyd Wright?

PechaKucha is the fast-growing storytelling platform used by millions of people across the globe. Today, PechaKucha Nights are live events held in more than 1,200 cities in 140 countries. Schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide license PechaKucha’s ‘20 images x 20 seconds’ brand format and software, PK Create, to easily and quickly share information and present concepts. PechaKucha, which means “chit chat” in Japanese, is based in Chicago and Tokyo.

The Westcott House Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and Wright sites across the nation are teaming up with PechaKucha to present this special live global event in celebration of Wright’s work and legacy timed on Wright’s 153rd birthday.

“Wright was at the forefront of technology and innovation, which is why his legacy continues to inspire. There’s no better moment to [learn about] Wright sites than now for fresh insight as we face a new world.”

—Mark Dytham MBE, principal of Klein Dytham architecture and co-founder of PechaKucha

You can watch the presentations live here:

Featuring curators & speakers from the following public Frank Lloyd Wright sites:

6:00 p.m. PDT / 9:00 p.m. EST

Fallingwater (Mill Run, Pennsylvania)

Taliesin (Iowa County, Wisconsin)

Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Martin House (Buffalo, New York)

Graycliff (Derby, New York)

Unity Temple (Oak Park, Illinois)

Westcott House (Springfield, Ohio)


Attendees can register in advance via Zoom Webinar or tune in to the live-stream JUNE 8th event online




Additional Speakers & Highlights:

The owners of two private Wright homes, Tonkens House (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Brandes House (Sammamish, Washington) will also give presentations. Both serve on the Board of Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

Additional speakers include Mark Dytham, MBE, co-founder of PechaKucha; photographer Andrew Pielage, who will share his quest to photograph every Frank Lloyd Wright structure ever built; Bill James, a designer with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, who will share his career journey studying and designing Wright-related projects; and Karen Severns and Koichi Mori, a couple dedicated to raising awareness of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural legacy in Japan.


“Our Frank Lloyd Wright community has rallied together since day one of the pandemic, which forced the closings of Wright sites across the country. This special live-stream PechaKucha event will connect and delight Frank Lloyd Wright fans, architects, and design aficionados across the globe with highly unique stories and perspectives.”

—Marta Wojcik, Executive Director & Curator of the Westcott House


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