NOVEMBER 24, 2014
See how London’s old industrial districts are transforming into live/work centers for artists and makers.
Executive Director at Pollards Thomas Edwards architects Andrew Beharrel speaks about the history of London’s industrial districts, and how they are slowly becoming cheap places to work and live. In “Out with the Old, in with the Art” from a special “Made in London” PechaKucha event held during London Design Week 2014, Andrew tells us how his firm is working to renew these historic buildings, and cultivate local arts communities.
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
“So we’re working with these small businesses, making a big impact.”
Holly Lewis from We Made That, goes into depth on what her organisation does to endorse local shops and companies in the greater London area. In “We Made That” from a special Made in London Powered by PechaKucha event held at London Design Week, we see that Holly’s work involves working with local businesses to make them more accessible to the public by clarifying what it is they do, which in turn helps everyone.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
As you've been seeing on the front page of the site all week, we've been having an amazing week in London, for the London Design Festival. Here's a great panorama shot (see it bigger here) taken at last night's "Powered by PechaKucha" event at 100% Design, and we hope to have more to share in the coming days.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
As you'll notice if you visit the front page of the site right now, PechaKucha will have a big presence at next week's London Design Festival, with 4 events hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham: TOTO x PechaKucha (16th), Made in London x PechaKucha (17th), 100% Design x PechaKucha(18th), and Heineken x PechaKucha at TENT LONDON (19th). You can visit our London city page to see all of the event pages.
AUGUST 21, 2014
Yesterday we posted about the "TOTO Toilet Architecture" event that will be taking place at next month's London Design Festival. In the same week, you'll also find PechaKucha presentations at the NLA's "Made in London" event, which will also be hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham. Visit our official event page for more details, or this page on the NLA website -- and you can register to attend the event here.
AUGUST 20, 2014
Toilet Architecture at London Design Festival
PechaKucha will have a big presence at this year's London Design Festival (September 13-21), with multiple "Powered by PechaKucha" events, many of them hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham. On September 16, the TOTO London Showroom will hold an event event on "Toilet Architecture," with a lineup of presenters that so far includes Professor Barbara Penner (Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), Alex Mowat (Founder and Creative Director at Urban Salon), Carolyn Trevor (co-founder of Trevor Lahiff Architects), Philippa Turrell (Editor of Kitchen and Bathroom News), and Floyd Case (Specification Manager TOTO UK). Visit the event page for more details.
JULY 24, 2013
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?
JULY 08, 2013
It's that time again -- here are the top 5 viewed PechaKucha 20x20 presentations for the month of June 2013!
First off, we have Ideapreneurs; a presentation on the development of new education methods for creatives.
Second is A Quest for Adventure: hear what it's like to ride your bicycle around the world, walk the length of the Kaveri River in India, and canoe 500 miles down the Yukon.
In third we have Table Talks presentation Crossover Innovation, in which we hear of the design processes behind disruptive, iconic products.
Coming in fourth is Guilty Pleasures -- herein we learn that pleasures (that don't harm others) ought never make us feel guilty.
And finally, rounding out our top 5 in June is Curiosity Leads to Creativity: see how one woman's inquisitive nature has lead her down countless creative paths.
To see more fantastic 20x20 presentations, kick back for a quick six minutes and forty seconds and check out the PechaKucha WATCH page.
JUNE 14, 2013
As Alastair Humphreys says, "Go somewhere you've never been. Do something you've never done. See something with fresh eyes, and you'll find that adventures are all around us."
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN London Vol. 1), you'll see that Alastair is certainly one who practices what he preaches -- he has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India.
MAY 31, 2013
Is education working for those who are focused in fields related to art and technology?
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN London Vol. 2) principal Richard Adams believes he has the answer to this question. He discusses 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.