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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art

BY CHRIS SPEED
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt, and create products and services with a networked society. He is especially favours trangressive design interventions, to help identify and promote the values we care about most, including the design for the blockchain, an application for sham marriages, and an SMS platform for shoplifting. Chris is co-editor of the journal Ubiquity and co-directs the Design Informatics Research Centre that is home to a combination of researchers working across the fields of interaction design, temporal design, anthropology, software engineering and digital architecture, as well as the PhD, MA/MFA and MSc and Advanced MSc programmes.

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Isabella Bunnell, Snook

BY ISABELLA BUNNELL
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Isabella Bunnell is a communications designer at design agency, Snook. She works on making their stories faster, smarter, and better looking : to new and familiar faces. Outside of this she works as a illustrator, working for clients big and small. Her visual work explores equality, humour and colour and she usually finds herself at the intersection of all three.

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Scottish Artist Union

BY GORDON DICKSON
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

The Scottish Artists Union is the ONLY representative voice for visual and applied artists in Scotland. Artists tend to work alone, individually we have little influence or political ‘clout’. Together we can make policy-makers appreciate the needs and importance of artists in the Scottish cultural, social and economic scene. On top of that you get free public liability and professional indemnity insurance, access to our free learning and professional development programme and a range of benefits.

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GIGLY

BY JOHN MCHUGH
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

John McHhugh introduces and talks about his business Gigly. As well as the issues of automation in the workplace of the future and his ideas on handling them through technology.

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Cleo Goodman, Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland

BY CLEO GOODMAN
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland are a charity supporting the Basic Income movement in Scotland. We work with a network of Basic Income advocates - providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

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Shona Macnaughton

BY SHONA MACNAUGHTON
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Shona Macnaughton is an artist based in Glasgow. Her practice is rooted in performance, writing and film, and questions of technology, subjectivity and labour. She explores the political conditions around specific architectures and institutional frameworks. Alongside this she takes part in projects with the collective Eastern Surf. Forthcoming projects include We Nurture, a commission from Collective gallery, Edinburgh.

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Oscar McKay

BY OSCAR MCKAY
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Oscar McKay is a recent graduate of GSA’s product design course and fascinated in speculating on what’s going to come next. In his dissertation, he explored how life will be for casual workers in the future. His Pecha Kucha will focus on the social change required for a better future relationship to un-employment.

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Brian Weaver, Impact Hub Inverness

BY BRIAN WEAVER
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Brian Weaver’s previous paid employment includes drug sales, money lender, and cowboy. In his fifties he managed the Business Starts programme for Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and in his sixties he fronted HISEZ, which gives business advice to social enterprises, while managing to be a profitable, not-for-profit business in its own right. Impact Hub Inverness continues the work of HISEZ, but also provides a small co-working space with 100 partners world-wide. Brian didn’t predict the fax, the computer or the mobile phone, and doesn’t have a clue about what will come next.

 

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2nd Hand Scenery


"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill."


From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space. 


It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Rob Morrison

    TAKTAL is a an agency that initiates the creative use of space. Our practice is founded on the understanding that successful projects are not just about the design of buildings, but the activity and people that inhabit them. With roots in architecture, programming and space management we design spaces, communications and business models that create sustainable outcomes. Our work ranges from self initiated research, producing events and working with clients to develop workspaces and arts venues.