In July 2016 the Mayor of London launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, sending a vibrant message to the world that London is a united city where everyone is welcome.
Pecha Kucha is proudly joining this campaign with our 12th London event: #PKNLDN12. Taking place at London's museum of the home, the Geffrye Museum, the evening will host inspirational talks from 12 speakers on the theme of WELCOME. It also happens during London Design Festival - an annual event showcasing London's design heritage, when the world's design community comes to town.
Hosting the evening is author and journalist Sarah Thompson. Among other subjects, Sarah has written about the surprising homes found in some particularly unwelcoming buildings, and about the mixed-up experience of welcoming a child into the world. Welcomed by Sarah, our 12 speakers will then offer their interpretation of the word WELCOME. In true Pecha Kucha style, each speaker has 20 seconds to talk us through 20 slides. With only six minutes to share their thoughts, talks are always fast, funny and fascinating.
Our wonderful line up of speakers includes -
Sarah Buxton / Observational Strategist / In 20 slides Sarah will explain how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use / http://observereffect.io/author/sarah/
Rachel South / Upholsterer / Drawing on her experience travelling and working with weavers in India, Central America and Europe, Rachael has added exciting flair to her approach to furniture and upholstery. Her aim is to apply traditional technical excellence with a contemporary execution / http://rachaelsouth.com/
Adam Bray / Interior Designer /Adam has a reputation for making comfortable rooms that are luxurious, eclectic and unpretentious is based on a deep interest in comfort, practicality and the intelligent use of materials / http://www.adambray.info/
Kirsty Minns / Creative Director, The Future Laboratory / Kirsty’s multi-disciplined approach has continued throughout her career, which includes experience in graphic design, product design, product development, art direction and curating. Kirsty is heavily influenced by a strong contrast between her concept-led degree course and her practical eight-year commercial experience / thefuturelaboratory.com
Donna Churchman / Headspace Mentor to Creative Professionals / Donna teaches an understanding that shows creatives how to navigate the blocks, spend more time in the flow and continuously thrive at being creatively awesome / www.creativeblockandflow.com
Maria Jeglinska / Freelance Designer / In 2010, Maria Jeglinska established her Office for Design & Research, working on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects (furniture, lighting to products), spaces, filmmaking, writing as well as research-based projects / www.mariajeglinska.com/
Alicja Patanowska / Ceramacist / Polish artist and designer whose collection of collection of hand-thrown ceramic plant
pots that fit inside old glasses so both stem and roots can be seen wowed the design wordl! / http://www.patanowska.pl/
Andreas Helland / Freelance Photographer and Freelance Nurse/ http://andreas.helland.org/