NOVEMBER 24, 2009
PKN Gothenburg Vol. 16
PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg Vol. 16 was held in late October, and the 600+ who were in attendance is certainly a sign that Gothenburg is putting on an amazing series of PKNs. Organizer Jesper Larsson gives us a the lowdown on all the presentations, with photos courtesy of Jonas Mosesson.
Gothenburg is starting to get spoiled with fantastic PechaKucha Nights, and Vol. 16 was no exception. Well over 600 people filled our venue Park Lane in order to experience ten equally great and different presentations:
- Organisational developer and coach Maria Gustafsson spoke about courage and how your boundaries can be seen as rubber bands that needs to be stretched sometimes in order not to turn stiff and fragile.
- Jon Wingborg who was the Team Manager for Chalmers EcoMarathon described how a car can drive from Sweden to Italy on one litre gasoline.
- Emma von Brömssen presented about how she creates her amazing pattern designs
- Erik Thorstensson about Creatables – a Gothenburg based network of product designers that develop smart products from industrial surplus materials and waste.
- Industrial designer Sigrid Strömgren talked about “quiet design” and how she tries to make products that reduce noise.
- PhD candidate at Chalmers University of Technology Christian Sandström is fascinated by digital technology and the turmoil it has created around us. His research interests concern technological shifts and how they change industries. He presented about Facit and Kodak, two companies that weren’t able to adopt to the technological shift from analog to digital.
- Theatre director Anna Sjövall presented how a steering document from Region Västra Götaland called “Det goda livet” (“The good life”) can be used as a manual for everyday life, and turned into a touring performance art piece.
- Navid Modiri got tired of spending all his time in front of different screens, and decided to do some thing for real instead. It started with riding a horse, and then turned into a whole movement called “365 saker du kan göra” (“365 things you can do”) based on a blog were he suggested one thing you can do each day. He is also setting up a free idea database called Idépedia. An english version of the 365 things you can do-blog is set to be released in 2010.
- TV-personality Tore Kullgren who claimed his fame as a player in the soccer docusoap FCZ presented about “Slacktevism” (slacker activism) with such examples as wearing ribbons and starting Facebook groups.
- Tavern-keeper Anna Reimegård presented about the ups and downs of running restaurants and night-clubs, and how you should behave in the bar.
Below, a few more photos from PKN Gothenburg Vol. 16. The next edition (Vol. 17) happens December 17.