Per the recommendation of a colleague, Shannon and I decided to attend last night’s PechaKucha in Cape Town.

The way it works is anyone can apply to speak at the event. You have one limitation: 20 images/slides and each slide is only shown for 20 seconds. Last night there were 9 speakers who presented ideas and projects they find interesting. We had topics including gentrification, biodiversity studies, performance arts, township beauty pageants, poetry and Tanzanian hip-hop. Here’s the lineup from last night:

The goal of the event is to inspire and educate attendees. It takes place in over 600 cities around the world and has been in existence for 10 years. You should check it out and see when the next one is in your neighborhood.

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