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MIPIM: So many big names, so little time...

Architecture’s biggest names lined-up to run late-night, non-stop ‘death by powerpoint’

This year’s MIPIM will witness its first Pecha Kucha – the frenzied ‘show and tell’ fun-fest made popular in Japan.

The profession’s good and the great, including the likes of Ken Shuttleworth, Sunand Prasad and Tom Bloxham will get just six minutes and 40 seconds to showcase 20 slideshow images as part of a continous stream of super-quick mini-lectures at Cannes’ Hotel Majestic.

Pecha Kucha-organiser Peter Murray of Wordsearch admits the event is ‘very sadistic.’ He said: ‘It is a fantastic way of making a point and stopping architects from talking too long.

‘Because the slides are moving so fast it makes people nervous and so the audience [and speakers] are on the edge of their seats’

The first event, which is kick-started by Murray, will be held on Wednesday night with a ‘grande finale’ on the Thursday. AJ editor Kieran Long is among the ‘lecturers’ - the full list of all the runners and riders is below. For more information and tickets contact Wendy Bleazard at Wordsearch on 020 7269 0060 or

11 March, Wednesday night

11.00pm Peter Murray

11.09 Deborah Saunt

11.18 Ben Addy

11.27 Peter Bishop

11.36 Clive Dutton

11.45 Tom Holbrook

11.54 James Bowdidge

12.03am 15 min interval

12.18 Robert Adam

12.27 Simon Allford

12.36 Mike Taylor

12.45 Ken Shuttleworth

12.54 Glenn Howells

1.03am Finish


12 March, Thursday night 

11.00pm Sunand Prasad

11.09 Michel Mossessian

11.18 Joe Morris

11.27 Kieran Long

11.36 Larry Oltmanns

11.45 Mark Whitby

11.54 Interval

12.09am John Nordon

12.18 Amanda Baillieu

12.27 Roger Zogolovitch

12.36 Stephan Reinke

12.45 Tom Bloxham

12.54 Paul Finch

1.03am  Finish

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