MARCH 06, 2013
Tehran recently held a momentous cluster of PechaKucha events for their Tehran Design Week festival. The celebrations included Volumes 5, 6, and 7 and featured over 20 presenters, started on February 26, finshed up on March 3rd.
PKN Tehran has given a description of the goings-on for this special string of evenings:
The basic idea for Design Week is quite simple; a range of partnership organizations agree to stage an event or series of events around the same time frame to create collaboration and synergies within that period; it will provide an exciting snapshot of a very eclectic Tehran design scene. Design Week is an umbrella brand and works in partnership with a wide network of design organizations and representative bodies. These range from professional design organizations, not-for-profit design agencies, design companies and studios, design colleges, and suppliers to the design industries. And we'll show this event in PechaKucha Night format.
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
NOVEMBER 06, 2012
Criticizing Big Corporate Design in Japan, Art Inspired by Red Bean Paste, and the Latest from Kyouei Design
Presentations Today, another set of presentations from last week's Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha event (PKN Tokyo Vol. 96). As the title declares ("What's Wrong with Japanese Big Corporation's Product Design?"), this presentation (in English/Japanese) by the Yo!jimbob duo is a call to arms for what they find lacking in that particular field. Takao Sakai (AZURER) took to the stage to share (in Japanese) art like you've never seen, inspired by a very special ingredient indeed: red bean paste. Kouichi Okamoto (Kyouei Design) has been surprising us consistently with his innovative -- and oftentimes whimsical -- products and installations, which he shares in this presentation (in Japanese). Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for tomorrow night's PKN Tehran Vol. 3 -- you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page. Photos PKN Derby Vol. 7 may have just passed us by, but here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the previous event (Vol. 6), held earlier this year. Calendar Here are your five PKNs for tonight (November 6): PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 4, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 21, PKN Dundee Vol. 4, PKN Guildford Vol. 10, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 21. Tomorrow night, we have the following six events: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Bozeman Vol. 5, PKN Helena Vol. 3, PKN Toronto Vol. 18, PKN Austin Vol. 15, and PKN Tehran Vol. 3.
DECEMBER 13, 2011
PKN Tehran Vol. 2
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
JUNE 01, 2011
The very first PechaKucha Night was held in the city of Tehran this past weekend, and it was a terrific event, according to organizer Soudeh Farzmahdi -- "Young designers met each other, old friends saw each other after months/years." Here's a look at the lovely poster that was produced for the event, and Soudeh will hopefully get some photos to us, so that we can share on the blog. You'll also find the list of presenters on the event page.