Bryan Beattie, the director of Creative Services Scotland, talks about the city of Dundee, and the process of creating the proposal for Dundee’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. He looks at how to reveal the most and the best of the creativity and culture in Dundee.
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Anna Day is the Director of Literary Dundee, and she is publishing manager of Dundee University Press and co-founded Playroom Press with her husband, Chris Collins. Chris is a book designer. The first Playroom Press book, Dundee 123, is a counting book for cool kids using Dundee's landmarks.
In their presentation, Anna and Chris chat about their love of all things lit and their new book, Dundee 123.
Creativity in a Hidden Land
BY SARA FIDA AL ABDULLAH
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
“We’re advanced in everything but when it comes to design, we’re a bit boring… So when PechaKucha was introduced in 2012, young people were encouraged to come… and show us what they had.”
In Creativity in a Hidden Land from PKN Tokyo’s Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Muscat Organizer Sara Fida Al Abdullah shares some reflections on her home city and the PKN she hosts there in Oman. A beautiful and vibrant city, Oman's capital Muscat is a sight to behold indeed, but as Sara began to recognize an under-represented and under-valued sense of design, she committed her to finding and spotlight the city's hidden creativity and talent, and if in doing so via PechaKucha Nights, she's had an enormously positive impact on her community. Here she also offers some ingenious tips on running PechaKucha Night, from which any organizer can glean.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 4th, 2016.
20 Characters of Chance, Change and Creativity
BY GREGG FRALEY
@ VOL 1
ON APR 09, 2016
Straight out of his early years, Gregg Fraley, Producer and Indigan Storyteller, examines the iconic images of celebrity and motion pictures with a narrative of their influence on American culture.
Gregg Fraley is an author, speaker, and creativity consultant. He lives in Three Oaks, Michigan. He’s the author of Jack’s Notebook, a business fable about creative problem solving. Jack’s Notebook is used by schools like Berkeley, St. John’s, and Cambridge. Gregg worked in entertainment television and was a stand-up comedian in the 80’s. He’s done improv with Players Workshop of Second City and has spoken to hundreds of business groups about creativity.
Testing Rebar’s PARK[ing] Day initiative at DJCAD Dundee
BY ANDY MILLIGAN
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
Andy Milligan is a spatial researcher and educator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. He leads the Interior Environmental Design programme, and, since 2013, has used Rebar’s improvisational PARK[ing] Day initiative as a platform to introduce design students to collective creative action and urban interventions at a local / global scale.
Soroky to Dundee
BY ANDREW WASYLYK
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 25, 2016
Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell. A member of alternative rock band Idlewild since 2014, he has released six albums with ongoing indie pop group The Hazey Janes along with the acclaimed debut of psych duo Art of the Memory Palace. previous tours supporting Wilco, and as a session player with Electric Soft Parade and School of Language – Andrew is currently touring his first solo record ‘Soroky’. facebook.com/a.wasylyk and @A_Wasylyk
Feeding Patchy Ecologies of the 'Creative City'
BY ŌTAUTAHI KŌREROTIA
@ VOL 31
ON JUN 14, 2017
Ōtautahi Kōrerotia supports young, marginalised and experimental art practices in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa (Christchurch, New Zealand). Their talk explores the development of this group and the impact it has had on young artists in the city.
Creativity of Tainan
BY SONIA SELAVY
@ VOL 156
ON APR 13, 2018
Tainan’s Creative Collective “氣口” pronounced “Kwee Kau” was founded in 2016 by Leslie Tsai, Kang, Henry Huang, Sonia Selavy and Masahiro Han on the concept of creative expression and community networking. The group curates PechaKucha Night Tainan, with every event taking new form based on the immediate needs of the community. They’ll be sharing about their special city and the creativity that abounds there.