SYNTHESIS to present at PechaKucha x PingPong!!

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