Past Dundee Event: VOL 18

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VOL 18

May 25, 2017
@ West Ward Works

The next Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 18 will be back at West Ward Works on Thursday 25 May 2017 during Dundee Design Festival. 

Pecha Kucha Nights run in over 900 cities around the world, they're a quick-fire way of hearing from people across the city and beyond, and tickets generally go fast...

At Pecha Kucha Night Dundee we have around 12 diverse individuals who speak about whatever they like, and it’s a speedy format – presenters have 20 images and 20 secs per image – so just under 7 mins, which means you hear a lot of interesting, thought-provoking and inspiring stuff with an audience 300+ people it's a great night out.

Our regular ‘spread the word’ feature on the night gives anyone the chance to grab the mic and shout out the events and opportunities they have coming up.

A huge thanks to Tommy Perman for the incredible PKN artwork. Check out his website to view more of his designs. 

To find out more about the format, you can watch over 150 Pecha Kucha Night Dundee talks over on our video wall.

At West Ward Works there will be a cash only bar for the night.

BOOK tickets in advance here

Our speakers include:

Jaimini Jethwa born in Africa grew up in Scotland, Dundee. Writer, Yoga Instructor, Live music producer, Video Producer, Abertay University, filmmaker, short films screened at Edinburgh fringe festival and playwright with upcoming production Last Queen Of Scotland produced by Stellar Quines and in association with Dundee Rep and National Theatre Scotland. @JaiminiJethwa

Tom deMajo is an artist/ designer and a founder member of Dundee based Biome Collective - an organisation supporting independent thinking and approaches in games, arts, culture and spaces. @tomdemajo

Dean Brown is a Scottish Designer based in London. He designs and makes objects, installations and visitor experiences that express narrative through materials. His design approach is inspired by his undergraduate studies at Duncan of Jordanstone (2003-07) and as a resident of Fabrica (2010-14) a communication research centre based in Treviso, Italy. @mr_deanbrown

Panda Su is the alias of musician and producer, Su Shaw. Born in the Highlands and raised in the woods, she has been writing and releasing music through her own record label since 2009. She is influenced by the wilderness and creates dreamy electronic music. She is currently producing and recording her next record. @pandasu

Petr Chutny likes nourishing food, good health and likes to share his discoveries with everyone. He’ll speak about food, human connection, and food. And food. You can eat his Instagram here.

Erin Farley is a PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde on the Collaborative Doctoral Award project “Poetry, Song and Community in the Industrial City: Victorian Dundee,” in partnership with Dundee Central Library. Her research focuses on how the writing and performance of poetry and song related to people’s relationships with place, and she enjoys organising walking tours and performances to bring this material to life. Erin is also a traditional storyteller, and is one of the organisers of Orkney Storytelling Festival, a ‘small festival with a big heart’ which takes place in various Orkney locations every October. @aliasmacalias

Veronica Simpson: After over 20 years writing about design, art and architecture, Veronica Simpson took an MSc in Environmental Psychology to see whether science can pin down exactly what the design of the built environment does for or to us? Her conclusion is that design together with culture is what matters: nice buildings are all very well, but finding mechanisms to include and enthuse people is what counts when it comes to place-making. @veronicasimps18

THING THING is a manufacturing studio practicing in Detroit. Established in 2012, they design processes to work intuitively with materials and methods usually reserved for industrial production. Thing Thing makes experimental design for exhibitions, collectors, and consumers – oftentimes using recycled plastic and lo-fi industrial machines. Rachel Mulder and Simon Anton are two of the groups founding members.

Tommy Perman is an artist, designer and musician who likes to make work that blurs the lines between those three disciplines. Originally from Edinburgh, he’s recently relocated to Dundee to teach graphic design and illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. @surfacepressure

Andy Summers is an architect and a design tutor teaching at Edinburgh College of Art. Andy is also a photographer working under his middle names of Robb Mcrae. His photographic work is currently focussed on the nature and perception of Edinburgh itself. For the past year he has documented the city’s western suburbs to explore architectures within the city outwith the World Heritage Site. Andy is also a co-producer for the Architecture Fringe, a new independent contributor-led platform for the arts to reflect upon the built environment. Originally from Edinburgh Andy has lived in different parts of the world and was based in London for ten years. Whilst there he worked for Zaha Hadid Architects for five years and was a lead architect on site for the £74M Riverside Museum in Glasgow. @robbmcrae@mrandysummers 

Leanne Fischler – From the wild Orkney islands to bustling Dundee (and now “way-too-big” Glasgow), Leanne is a product designer currently freelancing and working at MAKLab. Throughout her work, Leanne has used design as a tool to to get people thinking critically about how we buy and consume products. Projects include making kits to get you through the apocalypse, and a talking handbag that shouts at you when you try to buy something unnecessary. @leannefischler

Josephe DeLappe – This past January, Joseph DeLappe travelled 4,805 miles with his cat, Pixel, to relocate to Dundee from Reno, Nevada to take on a new position as Professor of Games and Tactical Media at Abertay University. He is an artist and activist. Follow him on his road bike as he explores the back roads of Scotland or @josephdelappe.


Date: THURSDAY 25 MAY 2017
Time: 7 – 10pm 
Place: West Ward Works, Guthrie Street, Dundee, DD1 5BR
Tickets: £5
Event hashtag: #PKN_DND

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