Second PechaKucha night of assorted topics set May 30 at Fair Trade Décor

Fair Trade Décor in Del Mar will host its second PechaKucha Night (PKN) from 8-10 p.m. May 30 — an evening of brief presentations, refreshments and community-building.

The lineup includes architecture, design, photography, opera, Amazon travel, urban rappelling, Brazilian culture and a heart-warming story of a rescue dog. These lively, prearranged presentations, which will begin at 8 p.m., follow a very specific, strictly timed format of 20 images, each presented in 20 seconds.

PechaKucha, now in more than 800 cities worldwide, was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and share their work. Although presentations originally were focused on visual design topics, over the past 10 years they have included all types of creative expression.

Betsy Paganelli, founder and owner of Fair Trade Décor, was chosen by PechaKucha, a nonprofit, to host Del Mar PKNs, held regularly throughout the year.

Fair Trade Décor is at 1412 Camino Del Mar and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artisanal crafts from more than 50 countries include pottery, scarves, linens, blankets, percussion instruments, and much more. The shop hosts free cultural and musical events to bring together the North County community.

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