Curators from Frank Lloyd Wright’s public & private buildings will offer rare and unique insights with “20 x 20” talks honoring the famed architect’s 153rd birthday on June 8.
The Westcott House Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and Wright sites across the nation are teaming up with PechaKucha to present a live online global event in celebration of Wright’s work and legacy. The event, entitled “Wright Sites x PechaKucha,” will feature presentations in the highly-visual and efficient PechaKucha style, which consists of 20 image-based slides that automatically advance after 20 seconds, with each talk lasting only 400 seconds.
The free virtual event, scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. EST, will feature curators and speakers from participating Frank Lloyd Wright sites including:
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)
Tonkens House (Cincinnati, Ohio; privately-owned)
Brandes House (Sammamish, Washington; privately-owned)
“Our Frank Lloyd Wright community has rallied together since day one of the pandemic, which forced the closings of Wright sites across the country,” says Marta Wojcik, Executive Director & Curator of the Westcott House. “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.”
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, an architect 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.
“Wright was at the forefront of technology and innovation, which is why his legacy continues to inspire,” says Mark Dytham MBE, principal of Klein Dytham architecture and co-founder of PechaKucha. “There’s no better moment to visit Wright sites than now for fresh insight as we face a new world.”
Pre-registration is not required. Attendees can find the live-stream event online at https://www.pechakucha.com/events/wright-sites-x-pechakucha-live. Presentations will be available to view within 24 hours after the event. For additional information, visit westcotthouse.org.