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Heroic Failure

BY TOM LLOYD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Tom Lloyd is a designer, but also a thinker. In his presentation, Tom thinks about how objects, architecture, and stories are constructed; how we get from point A to point B. He speaks on the concept of "heroic failures", and asks why certain failures are looked back on with an air of love and wistfulness -- failures like the AMC DeLorean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the rickety bridge trope -- when other failures are simply abject.

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Water for Life

BY SIMON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Simon talks about the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project.

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The Vibrator

BY JOHANNA AGERMAN
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Time to expand your knowledge of the vibrator, and after watching Johanna Agerman's presentation on the topic -- in which she takes us on a historical tour of the device -- you'll know much more than you ever thought was possible.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 2, 2013.

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Gibson Thunderbird

BY EERO KOIVISTO
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Eero Koivisto is no stranger to the PechaKucha stage -- recently sharing his love for the Delorean in a presentation at Tokyo Designers Week 2013. Here, from London, we here him talk about the design of the classic Gibson Thunderbird guitars.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2013.

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High Art

BY MARTIN BARRET
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Artist and climber Martin Barret takes us on a high level tour of his inspirations - and contemplates how it might be nice to die from a bespoke object!

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Ideapreneurs

BY RICHARD ADAMS
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

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. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Illustration Nation

BY VALERIE PEZERON
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Valerie Pezeron is a London-based illustrator, motion-graphics designer, storyboard artist and Art Editor of Amelia's magazine. This is stunning presentation of her work, sweet and bland - it is not. A reaction to politics, social issues, dreams, fantasies and sex - it is! www.valochedesigns.co.uk
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Made In Deptford

BY MINXY MCNAUGHTY
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Deptford is not just gritty it is pretty too, in fact just like Cuba! This rocking presentation by Minxy aka Caffy St Luce, previously a high flying press officer to musicians (Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, James, Kylie, the Reading Festival etc, to name a few) who is now heralding new musicians and art projects in South East London. More on the amazing 'Miss Lewisham' Caffy St Luce
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The apple industry...

BY MR SOLO
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Mr Solo sings in 20x20 to his original paintings and his Chad Valley 'give a show' projector! ''It’s certainly close to what I aspire to such is the jarring dislocation of a live sound and pristine graphics. Loving it.'' Mr Solo Wonders Never Cease Also look for Mr Solo on i-tunes More on Mikey Georgeson AKA Mr Solo art works can be found here
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Wayward plants...

BY HEATHER RING
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Kicking off a new series of PechaKucha Nights in London... waywardplants.org The Wayward Plant Registry is a project of social exchange and botanical desire. A Wayward Plant, commonly referred to as a weed, is one growing where it is not wanted. They may be non-native, unsightly, invasive, high-maintenance, surplus or withering, and so are uprooted and abandoned, pulled from the earth (or pot!) as urban castaways. But wayward plants, whether common weeds, domestic breeds or rare botanical specimens, are truly in the eye of the beholder. The Wayward Plant Registry sets up Halfway Homes for these unwanted plants, and works to bring out the full potential of their beauty and meaning. The Registry considers systems of exchange, the personification of plant-life, the human stories revealed through plant migrations, and the nature of botanical desire. Know of a wayward plant? Wish to be a halfway home? Please contact: hello@waywardplants.org
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Design Against Crime

BY SPIKE SPONDIKE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

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?

DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London

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Laser Love

BY MORITZ WALDEMEYER
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

One from the archive. Moritz Waldemeyer wows us with his amazing designs, including a jacket for Bono for a U2 concert tour and a coffee-laser dancing table for Wallpaper.

Widely recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting designers of his generation, Waldemeyer, aged 34, was born in East Germany. He moved to London thirteen years ago where he trained as an engineer at Kings College and completed his Masters degree in 2001. Since then, he has collaborated with many of the world’s top architects and fashion designers including Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid and Hussein Chalayan. His work is a fusion of technology, art, fashion and design.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 17, 2013.

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