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Bryan Beattie

in Dundee

Dundee as City of Culture


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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Literary Dundee

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

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.

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The Sun Rising on Dundee

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about the landscape, architecture, cultural history, as well as the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of his beloved city. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2015.

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Creativity in a Hidden Land

@ 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. 

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20 Characters of Chance, Change and Creativity

@ 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. 

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Testing Rebar’s PARK[ing] Day initiative at DJCAD Dundee

@ 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.


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Soroky to Dundee

@ 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’. and @A_Wasylyk

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Feeding Patchy Ecologies of the 'Creative City'

@ 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.


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Creativity Found

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 26, 2017

Is creativity only for the Shakespeares? The Michaelangelos? The Mozarts? A miniscule slice of humanity? No! It’s for each of us, in each of us. Pam Wiley explores creativity in the ordinary.

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Creativity of Tainan

@ 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.