PKN Lagos Breaks Barriers

The PKN series in Lagos gets some nice press from The Guardian Nigeria -- although the mention city count certainly needs to be updated!

SHARING creative contents across cultures, a Japanese initiative, Pechakucha made its fifth edition in Lagos as it keeps collapsing the barriers between art and design. In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Lagos, the Ngozi Ochonogor-led Pechakucha Lagos, held at the former’s City Hall office offered a common space for appreciation of diverse genres of art and designs under one roof.

Read the full article here.

PKN Lagos + Inspire Japan Lagos will be participating in the Inspire Japan fundraiser with a PechaKucha Night set to happen April 19 at the TerraKulture Gallery, from 18:00. The poster was designed by Olusola Akinseye, who is also one of the presenters for the evening.

PKN Lagos Vol. 2

The second PechaKucha Night in Lagos takes place this Friday (September 10) at White Space, and organizer Gozi has sent in some image teasers for each of the participating presenters. A last-minute addition is Okhai Ojeikere, an 80 year old photographer Gozi is very excited to see join the event.


Flyer for PKN Lagos Vol. 1

PechaKucha Night will be making its debut in Lagos later this month (December 18), and here's a look at the press release for the event, which gives more details.

PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 is the first PechaKucha in Lagos and Nigeria, where contemporary art in all spheres unite. Presenters for Vol. 1 are talented professionals and include:

Architects: Papa Omotayo and James George
Artists: Richardson Ovbiebo and Megumi Matsubara
Fashion: Gozi Ochonogor and Biki John
Film Producer: Zeb Ejiro
Graphic Designer: Ibukun Oyetunji
Landscape: Jite Brume
Photographers: Tunde Kuboye and Abraham Oghobase
Sound Artist: Emeka Ogboh

…with special guest appearances.

Hosting the night is Gozi Ochonogor, a fashion designer based in Japan. Her brand U.Mi-1 (You.Me.One) fuses Nigerian and Japanese culture. With PechaKucha, she brings a piece of Japan to Nigeria. She is joined by Tamilore Kuboye as co-host and Remi Solarin, who completes the team.

PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 promises to be a fantastic night and will help bring the arts which have long been part of Lagos' fabric to a wider audience. It will be held from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, 18 December, 2009 at the Terrakulture Gallery, Lagos.