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19 SEP

NEXT EVENT VOL 12

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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/

Alex Hammond / Co-founder of 'THE SECRET LIFE OF THE PENCIL' / A photography project which celebrates the humble pencil and its impact on all creative industries / www.secretpencils.co.uk

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How Lego Taught Me to PLAY

BY JAMES "JP" POULTER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

In How Lego taught me to PLAY JP (or James Poulter if you like it formal), Head of Social for LEGO's digital kids communities, addresses how the modern world has sucked the play and fun out of everyday life - especially for adults! Has social media has turned us all in spectators rather than participants?

In 6.40 minutes JP shares some ideas for how we can bring the fun back into life, even if it is through the use of modern technology (JP's personal favourite is Snapchat!).

Listen in for the end when JP recites to us a brand new poem, featuring Snapchat!

 

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All about Alberta

BY KAREN MCPHERSON
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

On 16 June 2016 Karen McPherson joined us at London PechaKucha Night Vol 11 all the way from Alberta, Canada. 

In All about Alberta Karen gives a wonderful, inspiring, and funny, introduction to life in Alberta; from its collection of giant objects, how the city got its name, to the oil industry, its native inhabitants, cows, the unique political environment and sports teams!

Also, Karen is the mother of London PechaKucha city organiser - Brogan! Go MUM!

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Better Than Ridley Scott?!!

BY JONATHAN GALES
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

"A building is more architectural in the process of constructing itself than it is as a monument to the inhabitation that it then follows."

In Better Than Ridley Scott?!! from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 11Jonathan Gales shares some of his wonderful digital creations that focus on future cities. Gales is an architect and the creative director and co-founder of Factory Fifteen. His real passion is for design and visual storytelling using film, animation and visual effects. As you will see, he not only has a passion, but he has serious talent!! You will see for yourself that the images Jonathan produces are truly amazing. And, as Mark Dytham (founder and host of London PechaKucha Night Vol 11) pointed out, they really give Ridley Scott a run for his money!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 8th, 2016. 
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Caine's Arcade

BY MIKE MCGALLIARD
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

In Caine's Arcade from PechaKucha Night London Vol 11, Mike McGalliard shares on the success of the Imagination Foundation, "Caine's Arcade: A 9 Year Old's Cardboard Arcade That Inspired the World".  
 
You may recognise McGalliard as his efforts to improve the health and nutrition of LA's children were prominently featured on the Emmy-award winning series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
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Take Time to Stop, Take a Photo, and REALLY See the World

BY KSENIA ZIZINA
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

"In a very fast paced world, I think film is a very good tool to learn how to stop for a moment and acknowledge it."

In Take Time to Stop, Take a Photo, and REALLY See the World from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 11Ksenia Zizina shares how shooting film makes her better at seeing and appreciating the world. Zizina is a designer with a passion for all things creative - architecture, photography, art, design, travel - you name it! She works in architectural practice and uses the rest of her time to make photographs. Photography has become second nature for Zizina. It is an essential part of her 'storytelling' which involves preparing the film stock, shooting, developing negatives, scanning and archiving. She considers all parts as one creative approach to photography.

Ksenia not only shares some of her beautiful images but also conveys her passion for all the small and interesting aspects of the world and how taking photos helps her appreciate these things. By the end, you will want to pull out your camera and take some snaps of your community, your environment, and your world!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, July 28th, 2016. 

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The intricate art of Thibaud Herem

BY THIBAUD HÉREM
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

In this PechaKucha talk given at PechaKucha Night London Vol 11 Architectural illustrator Thibaud Hémen shares with us his awe-inspiring collection of his drawings all completed with an unbelievable level of detail.

Thibauds drawings will make your see buildings (watch out for some amazing features of London) for all of their glory!

 

 

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Triumph of Human Adaptability

BY HARRY KNIGHT
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

"We obviously can’t give citizens the role to do everything. It’s just about recognizing their part in the process."

In Triumph of Human Adaptability from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 11Harry Knight details his unique experiences over the past few years and how they were shaped by the events of 22 February 2011 when a major earthquake struck his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Knight talks about the triumph of human adaptability as well as the power of community spirit!

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FACES of MUSTANG.

BY MARCUS BASTEL
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

Marcus Bastel is a London based photographer originally from Germany. He first came to the UK to study Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, followed by a 2 year program at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. At the time he was very much a multi media artist but now concentrates on photography and the writing of short stories. He has exhibited internationally most recently in Tokyo as part of the Portrait Salon Group exhibition, in London at the 125 Magazine Show and Berlin at Cruise and Callas. His self-published 2010 book BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE won honorable mention at the Photography Book Now competition. His work is perhaps best described as having a filmic quality, like a set getting ready for action. He refers to his work as being still movies, a narrative is implied and a hint of suspense introduced. His photography is represented by Millennium Images, Gallery Stock and Plainpicture. Some of his work can be found at the Diner dotted around London. He is currently working on a project called Faces of Mustang, which aims to connect with the owners of Ford Mustangs around the US, hear stories that make the relationship special and take a portrait of them alongside the legendary car. After 15 visits to the American Southwest and a curiosity to better understand America, he thought that the Mustang community would be a good starting point. America itself is in a state of commotion at present, which makes this a doubly interesting undertaking.

The project will present itself online, as a publication and exhibition, stories and portraits, with added location shots to instill a sense of place and in order to get this rolling is currently running his first kickstarter campaign.

For his writing he is represented by Anoukh Foerg Literary agency in Munich. He works in a supportive role at Central Saint Martins School of Art. Photographer, writer, traveller and inventor of tales, with a big passion for big landscapes, middle of nowhere places and long road trips. And having grown up with cowboys and Indians on the TV those places are more often than not located in the wild west.

 

LONDON Blog

Triumph of Human Adaptability

 
"We obviously can’t give citizens the role to do everything. It’s just about recognizing their part in the process."
In Triumph of Human Adaptability from PechaKucha Night LondonVol. 11Harry Knight details his unique experiences over the past few years and how they were shaped by the events of 22 February 2011 when a major earthquake struck his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Knight talks about the triumph of human adaptability as well as the power of community spirit!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Claire Lindsay

    I am excited about relaunching PechaKucha London! This city is full of amazing and inspiring people who do fabulous and weird things every day, we just need to get all those people together in a room and let their inspiration flourish!