Odyssey teacher presents on Design Education at PechaKucha

PechaKucha is a global phenomenon that manifests in Asheville as a quarterly event.  This winter, organizers have tapped into the global theme of “Design in your City” and have invited professionals in a variety of fields to represent the variety of ways Asheville designs.

The event itself offers a simple presentation format in which speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically as the speaker guides the audience along with the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February 2003. Klein Dytham Architecture still organizes and supports the global PechaKucha Night network and organizes PechaKucha Night Tokyo.  For more information about PechaKucha Asheville events, you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Caroline Callahan started her education career working as an Outdoor Educator for Voyageur Outward Bound School in Ely, MN. She now is a homeroom, math, and science teacher at Odyssey Community School in Asheville. She works with middle school students and uses Odyssey’s integral model and design thinking to teach and inspire in her classroom.



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