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26 JAN

NEXT EVENT Powered by PechaKucha at the London Transport Museum

Tales from Weaving Futures: Powered by PechaKucha

Join some of the finest minds behind London's Underground design in London Transport Museum’s next Late Debate. Learn how design shapes our experiences and the impact it has on how we travel. A fun packed evening of circuit training for the brain. The event includes a double PechaKucha, brought to you by the designers, artists and industry professionals involved the Designology Weaving Futures studio programme.


Location: Cubic Theatre, Transport Museum

Time: 19:00 – 19:45 and 21:15 – 22:00

Host: Philippa Brock

Powered by PechaKucha events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights.




Round One:

TBD  – London Transport Museum

‘Celebrating Britain’s Transport Textiles’ touching on what we know (or don’t yet know) about trend, commissioning, design, and manufacturing.


Philippa Brock  –  Weaveshed   

Philippa Brock is a digital jacquard woven textile researcher, designer, artist, tutor and curator, who explores innovative, self-folding, deployable 3D jacquard textiles which explore unusual combinations of design, weave structure and yarn- engineering. tfrc.org.uk/author/philippa / theweaveshed.org  / thehoundstoothproject.com


Dominique Caplan  –  Gainsborough Weaving

Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers and Dye House embodies over a century of British craftsmanship. The entire production process from design, to hand-dyeing yarns, to weaving the finished fabrics takes place on the site they have occupied since 1924. They received the Royal Warrant from HM The Queen in 1980.Their willingness to support creative craftspeople in their endeavours remains a cornerstone of their offering. gainsborough.co.uk


Sarah Jackson – Technical Development Engineer at Camira Fabrics

Camira is an independent UK based company, originally founded in 1974 as Camborne Fabrics. Described as a young company with a very rich heritage, Camira cover a full range of processes; from yarn dyeing, through warping, weaving and textile finishing. They make 8 million metres of fabric a year, including a million metres for transport applications including London Moquette and sell to 70 countries around the world. camirafabrics.com


Rosie Green – Weaver, Weaving Futures

Rosie Green will be representing  herself as well as her role as a London Transport Museum Weaving Futures weaver.


Rita Parniczky – Artist www.ritaparniczky.com

Rita Parniczky's practice encompasses visual art, installation and performance. Parniczky works with photography, found objects and sculptural materials combined with light. Her immersive installations and performances investigate ideas based on scale, materiality, time, change and human experience. www.ritaparniczky.com



Round Two:

Samuel Plant Dempsey  –  Product & Critical Designer

Samuel Dempsey is a Product Designer at Transport for London designing more effective solutions for Transport in London across all modes, from walking to trains. Collaborating with experts, from electrical engineers to textile weavers to create innovative designs through rigorous research that are both highly effective and aesthetically engaging. design-plant.co.uk


Larissa Kunstel-Tabet and Renee Verhoeven  –  Takram

Founded in 2006, Takram is a creative innovation firm with studios in Tokyo and London. Specialists in concept, product and experience design, they work with leading international businesses and institutions across transportation, automotive, consumer products and technology, retail, finance and media. Renee is a Dutch born whose projects have addressed manufacturing processes and material sciences to speculative economics and the interpretation of technological progress. Larissa is a design engineer and  has worked previously for the London Underground, BBC, Citymapper and fashion technology company Studio XO. takram.com


Linda Florence  –  Printed textile designer and senior lecturer Central Saint Martins

Linda Florence produces bespoke hand printed wallpaper and installation artwork for eminent public, commercial and private interiors. Florence’s printing techniques incorporate a mixture of traditional and new technologies including silk screen-printing, ceramic printing and laser cutting. Florence draws inspiration from the materials, craft practice and historic and social context of the project site and builds a narrative for each project.  lindaflorence.co.uk


Dr. Priti Veja  –  Weft Lab

Dr. Priti Veja is a London based design researcher, smart materials & electronic textile (e-textile) consultant and lecturer.  Alongside her research work, Priti lectures at Central Saint Martins, London where she teaches on the BA Textile Design course. weft-lab.com


Nadia Ricketts   –  BeatWoven®

Award winning, avant-garde textiles label BeatWoven® pioneers globally in pattern exploration with its couture fabrics for the prestige interior design market. Through innovation, woven pattern and form is reinvented, fabric aesthetic is challenged and music, fashion and lifestyle are linked. Each couture fabric creates a conversational art piece ready to contribute to an interior landscape of curiosity and emotional connection. beatwoven.co.uk



The Secret Life of the Pencil

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 'The Secret Life of Pencils' Alex Hammond tells the tales of this simple instrument - the pencil - and how it has given birth to numerous wonderful and wacky ideas, including those of PechaKucha founders and acclaimed architect's - Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein!! 

We promise you after watching this PechaKucah talk, you will never look at the humble pencil quite the same again!


The Future Laboratory

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In this PechaKucha talk given by Kirsty Minns of the Future Laboratory at Vol 12 of the London PechaKucha Series, Kirsty gives the audience an insight to her creative mind - and what a magical creative place that is! 

Kirsty's job is to predict the future and it is not just full of flying skateboards, oh no, it is much much more!


Creative Block & Flow

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In this PechaKucha given by Donna Churchman at Vol 12 of the London PechaKucha Series, Donna tells us how to work through creative blocks and how to ride the flows so that you can let YOUR AWESOME CREATIVE SELF SHINE!

Let Donna let you in on her secrets about how bring out the best in you!


'Another Space and Time'

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 'Another Space and Time' Robin Mellor shares his beautiful images of his journey into the America desert. Along the journey he shares a little snippit of the personalily behind the image.

Robin's talk was a hit at PechaKucha London Vol 12.

Robin is also the Co -Founder of Space Explorer, a new public art platform set up to inspire exploration and creativity within the city, launched in East London in May 2016 with his own show Another Space & Time. 


Telling A Story

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 20 slides Sarah Buxton explains 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!


Vintage London

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

Andreas Helland joined us at Vol 12 of PechaKucha London all the way from Oslo and showed us a wonderful array of photographs he took while participating in the Vintage London festival.

What you will find is the Andreas has a passion for those who express themselves by dressing in wonderful vintage clothing and take these looks to the inspiring streets of London.



@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 'Welcome' a talk given by Simona Pop at PechaKucha London Vol 12, Simona definitely pops!

Simona takes us on a weird and wacky tour through all things that represent 'Welcome' to her - such as the PINEAPPLE!! - Any guest who was invited to a party where a whole pineapple was displayed, knew that no expense was spared in guaranteeing the guests' enjoyment. It was this that made the crowned fruit the high symbol of social events and became the meaning of welcome, friendship, and hospitality.


How Lego Taught Me to PLAY

@ 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!




Tips for Presenters

PechaKucha is a special style of presentation that honors short, powerful messages. Having prepared thoroughly, you will confidently deliver a flawless address to a fully-engaged audience. Here are some tips to help you prepare an awesome 20x20 presentation.
Choose a topic you are passionate about and tell a story A great way to start your presentation is to tell a compelling story. You may want to start with a personal anecdote or incorporate it into your presentation. Doing this will make your presentation more personal. Take the audience on a journey (albeit a short one) that has an intro, development, and conclusion. Think about how your story will combine with the images you've chosen to create a powerful message. Be sure to share with the audience why your presentation topic is important to you, and why they should care about it too.
Create an outline and focus on the maing points you want to makeOnce you settle on the topic, think about the main points you want to make about it. These will likely guide what your images will be. It's suggested that you write down the two key points you want to make for each slide and try to stick to that.
What do you want the audience to remember?  If the audience could remember just one thing from your presentation, what would you want that to be? Once decided, your talking points and images will revolve around that theme.Images. Images. Images.Images are the key to an effective PechaKucha talk. Try to find images that are illustrations or metaphors of your key points and / or use words as image. This makes delivery of your presentation much easier, as you’re not trying to race through a list of points. It also makes your presentation more engaging. The images you choose should reinforce your ideas. Make sure your images are high quality and that you have permission to use them.Hack the format!If you want to go into depth on one particular slide and 20 seconds just won’t be enough, repeat the slide and add text or graphics to develop your points. Your information will then be on screen for 40 seconds, with small changes appearing midway through. This is a very graceful way to keep within the format but still go into depth.Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice delivering your presentation until it flows easily. Practice really makes the difference and it is okay to have notes. The best way to stave off nerves and build confidence for speaking in front of a group is to practice your presentation several times. I encourage speakers to practice short pieces like this at least 10 times. Having many rehearsals under your belt will allow you to be comfortable and have fun during your presentation!
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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!

  • Brogan McPherson

    Brogan moved to London at the beginning of 2016, just in time to help relaunch PechaKucha London. She enjoys bringing people together and interesting conversations - two things PechaKucha provides in abundance.