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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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Jon shares his love for British Brutalist Architecture

BY JON WRIGHT
@ 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!

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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!

 

 

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Curation of your children's memories

BY LIRON KROLL
@ 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.

 

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Sandokan and other mystical characters created by media

BY FEDERICO GAGGIO
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Federico Gaggio is a seasoned PechaKucha presenter and we were lucky enough to have him join us in London at Vol. 15. 

In this Pechakucha Federico discusses all things modern and of the time, taking us on a magical journey of characters and ideas that are presented to us in everyday life and on the mighty power that is social media.

Federico's talk was so diverse it was verrrry hard to write this description - so promise us and just watch!

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Tim shares his love for Ramen

BY TIM ANDERSON
@ 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...

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The secret to loving gin

BY MIKEY PENDERGAST
@ 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!

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