DECEMBER 15, 2009
PKN Zagreb Vol. 4
Another terrific edition of PechaKucha Night for Zagreb last week (Vol. 4), as this report from co-organizer Jelena Mihelcic reveals.
PechaKucha Night Zagreb Vol. 4’s venue, The Social Center Mosor Cinema, was again almost too small to fit all of the audience interested in what the 10 presenters had to show last Thursday. The organizers of the event were as always Bruketa&Zinic, 3LHD, Komakino and Lana Cavar.
Among the presenters there were off course the architects, the first from the awarded studio Produkcija004, and the second from XYZ Architecture. Performance art presenters were BADco., a collective significant for combining dancers, dramaturges and a philosopher, and the street art collective Puma34’s representative also did a sort of performance. Damir Gamulin Gamba talked about his graphic design work, Darko Dominik about his fashion store & gallery Prostor, and Bruna Kazinoti unfortunately didn’t talk much, because she just decided to show her really great photos she makes for magazines such as Dazed&Confused, Qvest, Pop, Grafik etc.
There were also two civil organizations presenting at PKN Zagreb Vol. 4. The first was Drugo More from Rijeka, that deals with production, promotion, research and education in culture. The other one was OPA, the organization for promotion of visual culture that is trying to influence the authorities to include more visual education in schools, so the PechaKucha audience helped this good cause by signing the petition. The last but not least were the Shadow Casters, an artistic and production platform dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration, creation and reflection, exploring and searching for new creative languages, especially in the field of Urban and Public Art and New Media.
The Social Center Mosor Cinema where PKN Zagreb Vol. 4 was held is actually an old cinema built during the 1930s. After it was not used for a while, the local authorities gave it to Platforma 9.81, an institute for research in architecture that tries to make records of abandoned spaces in Zagreb, and transform them into new spaces for culture.
Below, a few more photos from PKN Zagreb Vol. 4, courtesy of Domagoj Kunic -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.