Past London Event: VOL 10

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Kirsty Whyte on Heal's Bedroom Furniture Design

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this PechaKucha given at London PechaKucha Series Voll 11, award winning UK designer Kirsty Whyte talks to us about Heals and its intriguing history since establishing in 1810; the year that… …King George III is declared insane… …Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Josephine… …Jane Austen writes Sense & Sensibility… …Beethoven composes Fur Elise… …

Kirsty takes us on a centuries-long journey in design of the bedroom! Mmmmm bed - what a great place that is!

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The London Housing Crisis!!

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

Dominick Veasey shares his thoughts on the London housing crisis. Veasey is an Associate Director at Planning and Regeneration Consultancy Nexus Planning. While also working in the private sector Dominick has also spent time working in for Central Government looking specifically at how we can ensure more houses are built.

Dominick has extensive experience in preparing and analysing demographic and socio-economic population and household projections, particularly in relation to determining objectively assessed housing need, we will let him explain what that term means.

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning, Dominick LOVES NUMBERS!

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I want to live in a Naked House

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In 'I Want to Live in a Naked House' Simon Chouffot brings a breath of a fresh air to the Londong Housing Crisis.

While London's new Mayor is striving to deliver 50,000 new homes in London each year, it is people like Simon who actually make that happen!

Simon's talk was one the most talked (and tweeted) about PechaKucha of London's Vol 11 which had the theme of HOME.

Listen and have your heart warmed as Simon tells us about how everyone deserves to have their 'home sweet home'.


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My Real Wall - Not My Facebook Wall!

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this PechaKucha Andy Haong tells us about his life as a “mail-artist” (say what?!) - well in Andy's words it means a person that spends their spare time sending hand drawn postcards to strangers.

In just over six minutes Andy will talk you through how he became a mail artist and the amazing things that happened to him since! Including doubling the number of real life friends he had who wrote on his real wall and NOT just his Facebook wall.

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Patternity - a Way of Seeing - a Way of Being

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In 'Patternity - a Way of Seeing - a Way of Being' Anna Murray talks to us about her one true love: PATTERNS and how she see them everywhere (we literally mean everywhere). From a sand dune, to an eye ball, a brain cut in half, rubbish dump - you name it, she can see it!

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The Inpsirational Interiors of Ex-Council Homes in the UK

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this PechaKucha Sarah Thompson takes inside the unseen, unpublished and under promoted world of UK Council homes; and what a beautiful and delightful world it is!

Come on a journey with Sarah as she gives you a insight into how people manage to turn their 50 square metres of floorspace into beautiful / colourful / inspiring spaces that will make you want to run out and buy a pot of paint and some 70's curtains!

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Place of Birth 'Home'

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In Place of Birth 'Home' Luke Ma tells us his life tale, and his one is not straightforward. Born at 'sea' (it's true check his passport!) Luke has seen things some of us can only every imagine; but his life experiences have taught him things that some of us will never know, and he has used all of his knowledge and put it to good use as he strives to explore ways to utilise advancements in technology and direct them towards improving our way of life.

From his life of adversity to his of goal of inspiring positive change around the world, watch Place of Birth 'Home' and I am sure Luke Ma will inspire you!


Andy Hoang
Mailartist, My REAL wall in London
James Furzer
Architect, Spatial Design Architects in London
Reza Merchant
Founder at The Collective in London
Will Rowe
Founder and CEO of Protein in Shoreditch THE trend forecasters., Protein in London
Peter York
Consultant, author, broadcaster and urbanist in London
Kirsty Whyte
Award winning UK product designer. Product & Design Manager at HEAL'S, HEAL's in London
David Dewing
Director of the Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum in London
Holly Clarke
Head of Social Media for Airbnb, Airbnb in London
Anna Murray
Co-Founder of Patternity in London
Dominick Veasey
Associate Director, Planning, Nexus Planning in London
Sarah Thompson
Author and journalist in London
Naked House
Community Builders, Naked House in London
Luke Ma
Strategist and entrepreneur in London