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London is back up and running at full steam ahead into 2016. We are now up to Volume 10!

For Volume 10 we have adopted a theme - ‘Home’, which the speakers will have to get their tongues round. What does ‘Home’ mean to them from a personal perspective. ‘Home’ - a place where you long to go back to, longed to leave. Is it house, a yurt, a caravan or are you just a long way away from it. It is the one global thing we all share, no matter what our race, income or religion, we all want a place we can call ‘Home’.

Hosting this brilliant night is The Geffrye. A good choice we think, as that is exactly what the museum sets out to do, explore the home from 1600 to now. You never know quite where you’re going with a PechaKucha night, which is all part of the format, so come and have a couple of drinks grab a chair and settle in.

The brilliant LINE UP so far with 12 speakers on the night...

Tweet us @indytute or @geffrye #PKHOME

1. Peter York : “Peter is one of Britain’s pre-eminent social commentators, a prolific broadcaster and writer and co-authored ‘The Official Sloane Ranger’s Handbook’ in 1982.
Tweet @peterpeteryork

2. Kirsty Whyte : Award winning UK product designer. Product & Design Manager at HEAL'S
Tweet @kirsty_whyte

3. Will Rowe : Founder and CEO of Protein in Shoreditch. THE trend forecasters.
Tweet @protein

4. Charlotte Abrahams : Freelance writer, curator and editor specialising in design. Charlotte is launching a book in October on the ever so cosy Danish 'Hygge' philosophy.
Tweet @styleinsider

5. Anna Murray : The cult pattern pioneer, photographer and art director. Founder of Patternity, the world's leading specialist organisation dedicated solely to pattern.
Tweet @patternitweet

6. Holly Clarke : Airbnb Holly has been working for Airbnb for 2 and a half years, long enough to remember the logo being blue bubble writing. She's held many different roles and is currently heading up social media for EMEA.
Tweet @airbnb @hollyclarke

7. Sarah Thompson : Take a look at inspirational interiors in ex-council homes. Sarah is a freelance journalist and copywriter, a blogger and author. 
@youresomummy

8. David Dewing : The Geffrye Museum. Director. Founded as a furniture museum in 1914, David has kept the Geffrye Museum's unique qualities while doubling its size and visitor numbers to over 100,000 a year, making it a beautiful, memorable and must-visit museum.
Tweet @geffrye

9. Future Cities Catapult : Solving problems that cities face by developing and testing new products and innovative services.

10. Reza Merchant : The Collective, creating better places for young people to live, work and play.
Tweet @collective_llp

11. James Fruzer : Parasitic Architecture. James has been awarded several International Architectural awards. Most recently winning first place in an international design competition for his ‘homes for the homeless’ design. His work has been featured from AD Magazine to The Architects Journal.

12. Andy Geezer : Myrealwall.com

13. Dominick Veasey : Associate Director, Nexus Planning. Dominick has extensive experience in preparing and analysing demographic and socio-economic population and household projections, particularly in relation to determining objectively assessed housing need.

Secure your £8 ticket here - https://indytute.com/venues/PechaKucha-at-The-Geffrye-16.html

Note the £8 is put towards covering the cost of the evening and the Pecha Kucha Global Fund.

Feel good about contributing to the Global Fund and valuing what PechaKucha Nights bring to London! It's what ensures we can keep this website and giant network going to host and keep the spotlight on London's creativity. And at the pace we're growing, the Global Fund is the only way we can continue together so please keep contributing. A very big PK thank you to London for your commitment on this!

SPECIAL EVENT

INSPIRED by JAPAN – POWERED by PECHAKUCHA

Embassy of Japan, 101/104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

6.30 pm Wednesday 23 March 2016

This event is FREE but booking is ESSENTIAL (please see below for details) as spaces are limited.

Apply for your place at a special evening of presentations INSPIRED BY JAPAN using the PechaKucha 20x20 format at the Embassy of Japan. With a selection of the best Japanese sake and beer and shochu cocktails, this evening promises to be the best place in town for a pre- Easter break knees up.

Celebrating Japan and the UK, this evening’s speakers come from a variety of disciplines including architecture, design, food, music and theatre.

To register, please email jicc@ld.mofa.go.jp 
with PK 20x20 in the subject, giving:

 

• your name • telephone number • organisational affiliation and title

 

within the body of the message. 
You will be sent a confirmation email with instructions for entry to the Embassy of Japan.

 

 


 

Happy to announce the upcoming Vol.9 is at full capacity!

Thanks to all those keen beans who secured their free ticket. For those who missed out watch this space for more events in the coming months.

See you all on the 22nd :)

 

 


 

 

This coming February, on Monday the 22nd come and hear local creatives present their passions using 20 images in 20 seconds.

PechaKucha (or chitchat in Japanese) is a creative style of presenting that was created by two Tokyo architects who were fed up with lengthy presentations. The concept has since grown and PechaKucha now runs in over 800 cities around the world bringing together people from all creative backgrounds.

PechaKucha London has been quiet for a wee while, but guess what baby - it's back!!

On 22 February 2016 we have a special collection of speakers from many different disciplines including science, art, design, nutrition, education, fashion, IT, and architecture. The evening will be held at The Book Club in Shoreditch right in the heart of creative London (http://www.wearetbc.com/)

Link to register for tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pecha-kucha-london-series-vol-9-tickets-19919458637

The speakers include...

James Fruzer, Architect, whose homes for the homeless was a real hit on Kickstarter

Filippo Polesel, Producer from Shorts on Tap, the award-winning London-based short film screening platform 

Sarah T Gold, Designer who transforms the potential of complex emerging technologies into things people understand and use

Tricity Vogue, Cabaret Artist, who recently went off with the circus for a month 

Kathryn Larriva, Urban Designer, on Community Led Intensification

Emma Bleach from the CBxchange, a not-for-profit public forum of building energy enthusiasts

James Geddes, founder of Geekzone an organisation that helps geeks to connect

Ellie Connor, Nutritionist, on the future of cricket flour

Ottavia Alieri, Graphic Designer from The Cass

Sarah Buxton, Organisational Psyhologist from The Observer Effect

John Ellis, a Blues guitar teacher who was in The Stranglers for 10 years

 

Interested in talking at a PechaKucha night? Please get in touch!!

Pecha Kucha London Series has a long list of New Years' Resolutions, so please keep an eye out for more exciting events throughout 2016.

 

FAQs

 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email all queries through to claire@pechakuchalondon.co.uk

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes! Just contact Claire at the above details and we will sort you out. 

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.

“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.


The Heineken Pop-up City Lounge opened in London last month. The exciting new space is Heineken’s latest iteration of ‘social design’, a design exploration that went back to the drawing board and asked people what they really wanted from a lounge bar. Tens of thousands of crowdsourced Instagram images were submitted from across the globe, providing inspiration for Heineken, and the young emerging talent it collaborated with, to explore what lounging in the future could be like.

Designed to provoke conversation, this Pop-up Design Lounge is a place of discovery, with the aim of creating physical social networks. Visitors can experience a series of different sized ‘conversation cocoons’, providing spaces for small and large groups of friends to relax and enjoy their privacy, while at the same time, being in touch with the rest of the lounge.

A core element of the experience is the exploration of new serving and drinking rituals. Theatrical and extravagant bespoke ‘hoptails’ were on offer and visitors were able to experience the latest innovation from Heineken, The SUB®, a sleek, stylish home draught beer lifestyle appliance that has been created in collaboration with award winning designer Marc Newson. As an accompaniment, cuisine featuring some surprising flavor combinations is served at the bar.

Watch the Lounge’s first appearance in London here:


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.


The Pop-up City Lounge is the latest Heineken ODE project, unveiled today as part of the London Design Festival. The Lounge saw a group of worldly design talents from Mexico City, Singapore, Warsaw and New York collaborate to inject the concept of ‘lounging’ with a fresh energy.


Inspired by Instagram images from thousands of global Heineken fans, the designers will debut innovations across architecture, fashion and product design. Ideas range from ‘conversation coccoon’ seating, angled to optimise social interraction, to beer trays constructed from ice that ensure drinks are served at just the right temperature. Constructed within two forty-foot shipping containers, The Lounge is a portable installation that will embark on a world tour throughout 2015 after its debut in London. Look out for it in a city near you.

The Lounge opens in London – watch the trailer here:


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 DythamTOTO 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.

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