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29 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 18

London Transport Museum Late Debate: Technology and the future

Enjoy an evening of interactive debates, talks and workshops exploring how emerging technologies might change the way we live, work and travel. Discuss with a panel of experts whether London is ready for the fourth industrial revolution, debate and judge technological innovations with their inventors, hear a round of quickfire PechaKucha presentations about maps past, present and future. Join a Hack Partners workshop and design your own innovations, learn how the brain maps and navigates our surroundings, get creative with maps and robots – and much more.

The Late Debate will take place on 29 November, 18:00 – 22:00, at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza.

Tickets are £15, £12 Concessions and LTM Friends, and can be bought here: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/shaping-ldn#technology. Get 20% off your ticket if you use the code LD20PTRC by 6 November

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Shoot for the moon you will land among the stars!

BY PETER HARRIS
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 10, 2017

Peter Harris delivered this high energy PechaKucha talk at Vol. 16 of the London Series.

As you will hear Peter literally got a laugh per image, which is pretty amazing stuff!

In just 20 slides Peter showcases how he has used sheer determination to follow his passions and the results --- well if we were him we would be pretty damn proud of our achievements!

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Insanely hardcore clothing!

BY STEVE TIDBALL
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 10, 2017

In this fast paced PechaKucha you get to hear from not only just Steve Tidball but also his twin brother Nick Tidball too!

Steve and Nick gave this PechaKucha at Vo.16 in London and in just over 6 minutes they share tales of how their lives,  experiences and passion have morphed into their newest venture - Vollebak, a clothing brand making the most advanced sports gear in the world for extreme sports athletes! And by extreme they have really fone for it and their clothing is EXTREMELY EXTREME! Like falling on a rock at 120 kilometres an hour! All we can say is WOW!

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Designing for diversity – Innovating for all

BY FARNAZ NICKPOUR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 10, 2017

Dr Farnaz Nickpour is an inclusive designer, an associate professor in Design & Human-centred Innovation at University of Liverpool, and director of the Inclusive Design Research Group (IDRG) in the UK. Farnaz gave this PechaKucha at Vol.16 in London and challenged the audience to reconsider how they approach design and raised the critical question - who will use your designs and how will they use them? Are we designing for ourselves or for others? And how well do we know those ‘others’?

Designers shouldn't just work on assumptions! We need information and empathy.

Farnaz explores some wonderful new ideas for inclusive design such as an evolvable modular walking aid kit, easy to use and clean commodes for NHS to assist patients using the bathroom, and a bio-reactive food packaging solution inspired by the blind users.

 

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Bridges to Prosperity

BY DAVID KNIGHT
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 10, 2017

David Knight, a structural engineer gave this PechaKucha at Vol.16 in London and opened our eyes to the totally vital importance of bridges in developing countries. Importantly bridges create access to local markets, farms, schools, health clinics, and other critical services and opportunities.

In this PechaKucha you will learn about David's wonderful work with Bridges to Prosperity. The volunteers at Bridges to Prosperity appreciate the power of a bridge to transform the way people earn income, save, and invest in their future.

 

 

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British Brutalist Architecture

BY JON WRIGHT
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

"We've come so far in our taste and appreciation for these buildings that you can buy models of them."

In British Brutalist Architecture from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15Jon Wright shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain.

Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalism.

He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.

 

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Mike Driver's cute creations (for someone who is not an animator)

BY MIKE DRIVER
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Illustrator Mike Driver gave this PechaKucha at Vol.15 of the London Series and had the audience "ooohing" and "aaahing" to his cute as animations (hang out but he's an illustrator!). As our host for the evening sums up at the end for someone who is not an animator Mike had produced a wonderful array of animations!

As you will see for yourself Mike's work is bold, bright and bustling with characters he is informed by the cross over of both digital and print.

 

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365 Postcards

BY ANDY HOANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

" I have a kinda strange hobby. I had it since 2007..."

In "365 Postcards" from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15,  Andy Hoang spoke about Mailart365 - Mailart (a new term to you we assume) is a term which describes a piece of artwork made with the intention of sending it somewhere in the post. 365 is the number of days in a year.

Mailart 365 is a year-long project starting on December 1st, 2010, to make and send a piece of art in the post every day for a year. Artists attempt to make and send 365 pieces in the post, to whoever they please and while doing so, they’re posting up their efforts right here on Mailart 365.

Since the start of the project over 10,000 pieces of mailart have been made and sent out and new pieces are being made every day.

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Mr Gorilla who crawled the London Marathon dressed as a Gorilla.

BY TOM HARRISON
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Tom Harrison is the guy called Mr Gorilla who crawled (yes really CRAWLED!) the London Marathon dressed as a Gorilla.

In this PechaKucha given at Vo. 15 of the London series Mr Gorilla gives a run down of how the mammoth effort went for him and why he did such a crazy thing - all for a great cause - the endangered gorillas!

 

 

 

LONDON Blog

Everybody Poops


In Honor of World Toilet Day:
"The toilet is something that unites all of us."
In 
"Everybody Poops" from PechaKucha Night London: TOTO Toilet Architecture, Jamie Mitchell presents his journey around the world as he went exploring public toilets, studying the intricate details of their building designs. From Hiroshima, Japan to Austin, Texas to the mountains of Norway, Jamie shares various designs of public bathrooms, and how they are successful in terms of design and architecture. 

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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.