Next Event

26 MAY


Join us at Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 12 on Tuesday 26th May 2015 for more super fast talks given by folks doing interesting stuff. Part of the global PKN family, the night also gives you the chance to profile what you have coming up and show your work to the 300+ audience. 

PKN is back and open to everyone to come along to. For the third year, PKN is part of Ignite Dundee, a celebration of all things creative and cultural happening across the city, during the month of May – including shows, exhibitions, workshops and more!

If you would like to showcase your work on the night then do contact news@creativedundee.com with details. Our regular ‘spread the word’ feature on the night gives anyone the chance to grab the mic and shout out the events and opportunities they have coming up.

A huge thanks to graphic designer, Martin Baillie for the excellent PKN illustration – go #PKN_DND !

Presenters include:

Hazel Saunderson has recently joined the National Museums Scotland as a Digital Media Content Creator. She has developed a creative approach to communications, whilst working to promote a number of venues in Scotland. When not in the office, she still enjoys exploring the space between art, design and writing. Recently, this has involved creating print work as part of Dundee Print Collective, volunteering with the local artist-led space Generator Projects and helping to organise events such as The Dundee Sustainability Jam and Fun a Day Dundee Exhibition. @Hazler_06


Rob Morrison is the founder of TAKTAL, a Glasgow-based agency that produces creative projects to connect people with spaces. With roots in architecture, events and space management, TAKTAL collaborates with artists, cultural organisations and property owners to initiate the creative use of space. This can range from one-off events to long-term engagement with regeneration projects. TAKTAL’s current projects include The Whisky Bond, The Glue Factory and new research project Agile City. @TAKTAL_

Lyall Bruce is a designer, illustrator and member of Fleet Collective. He’s also a fellow director of Creative Dundee and spends most Pecha Kuchas hiding behind the curtain. Lyall has recently been out in Japan and will be talking about meeting the Pecha Kucha mothership and visiting Kengo Kumas studios amongst other things. @sooperdd

Chris Alexander is a Designer, Researcher, Academic and Maker. When he is not lecturing in design based subjects you might find him knee deep in design based research books and journals or in his man-cave (studio) either designing, sculpting, modelling, moulding, casting, painting, 3d printing or laser cutting something odd under the guise of Creo Design. @creodesign

Kat Kjellström Corbet is a visiting researcher at the University of Life, truthsayer and clutter clearer. Kat conducts her life as one big experiment. She constantly monitors her own emotions, thoughts and behaviour in the hope of detecting any potential causality between these variables and her actual lived experiences. Having identified an area of her life which clearly needs tweaking, she’ll consciously challenge herself to transform her least appealing habits (such as ignoring her overflowing e-mail inbox) into more life-affirming behavioural choices (e.g. deleting the entire contents of her inbox unread and then treating herself to a takeaway flat white and some cake). She delights in sharing her successes and failures with anyone who’s willing to listen.

Jonathan Reeve is an Architect for the award winning Voigt Partnership in Arbroath. A graduate from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, has worked on wide range of projects from a tiny balcony to multi-million pound housing development, currently specializing in bespoke house extensions and private-houses.

Gemma Connell is the Artistic Director of The Artifact, curating performance, directing movement and producing arts events and research. She recently left her full time job in the arts to pursue this, want wants to talk to you about happiness and becoming the architect of your own life. @ArtifactTweets

Malcolm Murdoch is a graphic designer working out of Glasgow. He also recently started working on his first novel, and is a veteran of the Swedish Hardcore Punk scene.

Adam Lockhart is a leading specialist in archiving and conservation of artists’ video. He has worked on a number of research projects in this field at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Central St Martin, College of Art & Design. He has worked as curator, co-curator and consultant for places such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art. He is also a musician/producer and is a member of the bands Man Without Machines, Spare Snare and The Devotional Ensemble.

Chris Scott is a photographer based in Dundee, his passion is capturing the beauty of life through his lens. Whether it’s a curious look passing over someone’s face, the hustle and bustle of a busy street, or one of life’s big moments, Chris loves how photography freezes a split second in time and records it forever. @scotastic

Claire Dow is a theatre and projects producer based in Dundee. Her favourite events combine people, shared experiences and fun. @DowClaire

Kelly Marr will give an insight into her experience in learning about Dundee’s discoveries as part of a public art project. As an Australian who fell in love with this city 20 years ago, Kelly has found that the more she has learned about Dundee’s history the more curious she has become. Kelly has visited primary schools all over the city and the reactions from the children when she talks about Dundee’s Discoveries have been some of the most satisfying experiences of her life. 


Date: Tues 26th May 2015

Time: 7 – 10pm (event will kick off at 7.20pm)

Place: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee

Tickets: £5 – Must be booked in advance (to pay ondoor, click ‘Show other payment options’ under the big green ‘Order Now’ button when booking ticket)

Event hashtag: #PKN_DND


Featured Presentation


Euan Gray

Huts are no longer nostalgic relics of the past. Euan Gray shows us how huts are not only important as a shelter from the harshness of mother nature, but how they've become fully-functional contemporary works of archtecture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 5, 2013.


Game Making Across the Spectrum

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 28, 2012

Danny Parker has been making his own games since childhood. In this presentation he walks us through his video gaming journey, encouraging us to make more games ourselves. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2013.


Designing Cakes

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Mhairi Wild talks about design, and more specifically, the craft of making cakes. She looks at some of her recipes and processes, and the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 23, 2013.


What I Learned from Doctor Who

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Jonathan Baldwin talks about growing up in the 1970s, and the important role Doctor Who played in his life. He relates some of the lessons he learned, and how the Doctor aided his imagination and creativity, and led him to become the man he is today.

 "Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2013.

Dundee as City of Culture

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Bryan Beattie, the director of Creative Services Scotland, talks about the city of Dundee, and the process of creating the proposal for Dundee’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. He looks at how to reveal the most and the best of the creativity and culture in Dundee.



@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Mhairi Towler is founder and creative director of the animation production company, Vivomotion, based in Dundee. The company offers a service of bespoke animations for scientific communication. Mhairi integrates a background in science with animation skills in order to use visual and 3D methodologies to communicate science to a wider audience.

In her presentation, Mhairi explains how she has combined her passion for science and animation together into her business, Vivomotion.


Who Runs the Arts in Scotland?

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Clive Gillman works as Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and has a background in making art using different kinds of technology. In his presentation, Clive has a thought provoking chat about who runs the arts in Scotland.


Literary Dundee

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Anna Day is the Director of Literary Dundee, and she is publishing manager of Dundee University Press and co-founded Playroom Press with her husband, Chris Collins. Chris is a book designer. The first Playroom Press book, Dundee 123, is a counting book for cool kids using Dundee's landmarks.

In their presentation, Anna and Chris chat about their love of all things lit and their new book, Dundee 123.



The Sun Rising on Dundee

Dundee, Scotland has some sunsets that can challenge Hawaii’s.
Graphic designer and PKN Dundee co-organiser Lyall Bruce shows us a thing or two about his beloved city, and what you ought to see when you visit. In “The Sun Rising on Dundee” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 123, he tells us all about Dundee’s architecture, culture, gaming scene, and naturally, its gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Lyall Bruce

    Designer, Illustrator, Member of Fleet Collective, Director of Creative Dundee, organiser of events and occasional writer of things.

  • Gillian Easson

    Interested in the conditions required for people and their places to thrive, I co-founded Creative Dundee with Lyall Bruce and brought Pecha Kucha Nights to my home city, to amplify and connect our amazing creative talent.

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