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SDA to present at LA Design Festival Pecha Kucha Night on June 26 2013

Alvin Huang, AIA
Jun 13, '13 6:20 PM EST

Join us for a unique night of PechaKucha and PingPong hosted by deLaB as part of the Los Angeles Design Festival!  Curated by Santino Medina of Gehry Technologies, SDA is just one of many in an exciting lineup of designers and deep thinkers invited to share their work, thoughts, and insights in a rapid-fire casual format at SPiN at the Standard, a ping pong social club owned by – among others – Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon.  Click here for more details from LADF or deLaB.  Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online here.

Originally devised in Tokyo in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, Pecha Kucha is a japanese term that loosely means “chit-chat.”  It’s a simple presentation format wherein 20 brave presenters from various design disciplines, ranging from architecture, design, fashion, and art are invited to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.  Pecha Kucha was brought to LA by the LA Forum in 2003 which has produced over 30 successful sessions over the years.

The lineup curated by Santino Medina is…

1. Danielle Rago – Writer/Curator
2. Jeffrey Eyster – Abrahams Eyster Architecture, Inc., Principal
3. Christian Prasch – Community work in Ghana
4. Oliver Hess – Materials & Applications, Director Emeritus
5. Yohannes Baynes – Farmland Media, Creative Director
6. Mariana Zarate – mzb, Fashion Designer
7. Steve Fuchs – Design Professor at Orange Coast College
8. Julia Cerrud/Aaron Gutierrez – Amorphica Design Research Office
9. Alvin Huang – Synthesis Design + Architecture, Principal
10. Steve Purvis – Jones, Partners:Architecture, Associate
11. Josh Moratto – Maximal/Moratto A+D, Principal
12. Charissa Santos – Graphic &; Interior Designer
13. Orhan Ayyuce – Architect
14. Jeremy Levine – Jeremy Levine Design, Principal
15. Neely Shearer – Parade by neely shearer, Designer/Owner
16. Daniel Cardoso – PhD Fellow at MIT School of Architecture and Planning
17. Patrick Shields – Designer
18. Jonathan Louie – Academic Researcher at UCLA AUD
19. Greg Goldin – A+D Museum, Curator
20. Liliana Castro – ARCHeffect, Principal
21. Lucas Walker – South Park Studios, Technical Artist