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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Heroic Failure

BY TOM LLOYD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Tom Lloyd is a designer, but also a thinker. In his presentation, Tom thinks about how objects, architecture, and stories are constructed; how we get from point A to point B. He speaks on the concept of "heroic failures", and asks why certain failures are looked back on with an air of love and wistfulness -- failures like the AMC DeLorean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the rickety bridge trope -- when other failures are simply abject.

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Water for Life

BY SIMON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Simon talks about the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project.

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The Vibrator

BY JOHANNA AGERMAN
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Time to expand your knowledge of the vibrator, and after watching Johanna Agerman's presentation on the topic -- in which she takes us on a historical tour of the device -- you'll know much more than you ever thought was possible.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 2, 2013.

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Gibson Thunderbird

BY EERO KOIVISTO
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Eero Koivisto is no stranger to the PechaKucha stage -- recently sharing his love for the Delorean in a presentation at Tokyo Designers Week 2013. Here, from London, we here him talk about the design of the classic Gibson Thunderbird guitars.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2013.

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High Art

BY MARTIN BARRET
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Artist and climber Martin Barret takes us on a high level tour of his inspirations - and contemplates how it might be nice to die from a bespoke object!

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Ideapreneurs

BY RICHARD ADAMS
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

The School of Communication Arts, a trail-blazing school for advertising in London, was shuttered for a decade. Richard talks us through the reasons for its rebirth, and its unique approach to learning through creativity. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Illustration Nation

BY VALERIE PEZERON
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Valerie Pezeron is a London-based illustrator, motion-graphics designer, storyboard artist and Art Editor of Amelia's magazine. This is stunning presentation of her work, sweet and bland - it is not. A reaction to politics, social issues, dreams, fantasies and sex - it is! www.valochedesigns.co.uk
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Made In Deptford

BY MINXY MCNAUGHTY
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Deptford is not just gritty it is pretty too, in fact just like Cuba! This rocking presentation by Minxy aka Caffy St Luce, previously a high flying press officer to musicians (Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, James, Kylie, the Reading Festival etc, to name a few) who is now heralding new musicians and art projects in South East London. More on the amazing 'Miss Lewisham' Caffy St Luce
 

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Design Against Crime

What if your chair could prevent theft?
In today's Presentation of the Day "Design Against Crime" from PKN London Vol. 1, designer at the Design Against Crime Research Centre Spike Spondike argues that designers and criminals have a lot in common: they look for opportunities, they're risk-inclined, and they have a "wonky way of thinking."
She asks: Can the design of shop furniture, products, packaging, retail space large and small, display areas, security procedures, retail management and the myriad of other factors in this environment – even the experience of shopping itself – reduce shoplifting and improve ambiance without turning a small newsagent or a large department store into Alcatraz?

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jorijn Harms

    Happy Dutch girl, living in London. Love for design, food & drinks, politics, happiness and all that connects these fields!