Jon shares his love for British Brutalist Architecture

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

In this PechaKucha given by Jon Wright at Vol.15 of the London PechaKucha series Jon 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 Brutalisim.

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.

Love Brutalism or hate it, we are sure you will love Jon's PechaKucha!


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

@ 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.



365 Postcards

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Andy Hoang gave this high speed PechaKucha at Vol.15 of the London Series. Andy 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.


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

@ 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!




Curation of your children's memories

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Liron Kroll is a photographer and a mother. In this PechaKucha given at Vol. 15 of the London series, Liron tells us how she sees her role to curate her children's memories through wonderful photographer (Liron can you be our mum's please!). 

Social media feeds have taken over from the family photo album and therefore they are places we now look to trigger those precious memories.

Liron you have definitely more than excelled in your ambition and your children are very lucky indeed.



Tim shares his love for Ramen

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Tim Anderson
is the youngest ever winner of Masterchef UK and has a serious passion for Japanese soul food, which you can see for yourself if you visit him at his restaurant Nanban in Brixton, London.

In this PechaKucha given at Vol. 15 of the London series Tim shares his love for Ramen, the ultimate Japanese soul food! Tim's passion had the audience drooling and I think its safe to say had the audience went away and ordered a bowl of this delicious cuisine shortly after the event wrapped up - the London PechaKucha team certainly did! Mm..mmm...mmmmm...


The secret to loving gin

@ VOL 13 ON APR 27, 2017

In this PechaKucha given at the Geffrye Museum in April 2017, gin lover Mikey Pendergast shares with the audience how to love gin - knocking out of the park those rumours that gin makes you emotional and explains that like most things, including a love of brussels sprout is all about making sure you have the best quality ingredients and that it is shared with friends.

I will have mine shaken not stirred please!


Amazing products jammed into a tiny Mini

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Mathias Hahn gave this PechaKucha during the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and shared his passion for design through the tales of a journey he went on with a friend in a tiny Mini collecting a range of wondrous and beautifully designed objects. By the end you will be asking the same question as the audience on the night "how the heck did it all fit!?"


Everyone wants to go back school!!!

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Architect Adam Khan gave this PechaKucha during the 2017 Clerkenwell Design Week and showcased one of the projects he is most proud of - an amazing new pre-school with the coolest playground ever! Adam had the audience dreaming about how different their school days would have been if they had the chance to go to this school! 


Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 


The secret power of naviety

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

In this PechaKucha given by Harri Lewis and Jack Munro of Mule Studio, as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, the give an account of the wonderous talents of people who do not neccessary have the technically "required training" to do the job - some creations made by "naive" people include Golden Eye the Nintendo Game, Seinfeld the most popular comedy show, the Centre Georges Pompidou! Who would have thought?!


You share 99.9% of your genetic code with every other human on earth

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Did you know that you share 99.9% of your genetic code with every other human on earth. This leaves just 0.1% of your genes which make you.. you. 

In this PechaKucha given by Iona Inglesby, as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, Iona tells us the tale about how she established her company called Dot One which analyses part of this 0.1% to create prints and textiles personalised to you on a molecular level.