Past Petaling Jaya Event: VOL 10

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VOL 10

July 27, 2019
This is the 10th session of PechaKucha PJ and think of it as an expansion pack.
67 speakers have come before this, and they all promote a diversity of views and cross pollination of ideas within the community. Now we want to impact the community in an even more direct and measurable way.

Besides the usual PechaKucha night on 27 July, we're running a series of 8 workshops from different professionals (and PechaKucha PJ alumni) for kids from the Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) communities between 10-12 over this festival weekend. We believe that students from all social classes should have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives in various industries to enable them to better navigate life after formal  education.

Your ticket will go towards funding this project, and towards the longer term education program we are rolling out after this festival weekend. Support us!

If you'd like to volunteer instead, please join us!

The Essentials
Where: REXKL
Who: We are inviting creatives of all fields to present projects and exchange ideas. PechaKucha has a global reputation for an eclectic mix of artists, activists, musicians, comedians, designers, architects, filmmakers, photographers, writers, mountaineers, et al coming together to make their PechaKucha presentations in a concise 20 x 20 format.
What: Hear from speakers from diverse speakers from all walks of life, find opportunities for collaboration, or be inspired by their projects
Eat Well: We provide dinner as part of your ticket
  • 645pm: Registration and light dinner is served.
  • 730pm: Pecha Kucha Presentations
  • 900pm: Mingle
Speakers line up (presentation order may vary)
1. Scott, The Singing Balcony by VerSeS PJ
2. Arzumy Md, Billplz
3. Yeoh Siew Hoon, Web in Travel
4. Charis Loke, illustrator,
5. Tan Chui Mui, DaHuang Pictures
6. Cheryl Goh, Grab
7. Raqib Karim, comedian

..and many more!
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Drawing to Document

@ VOL 10 ON JUL 27, 2019

The act of drawing is imbued with power: we draw to see, to record, to understand, to shape the world. Reflecting on her experiences documenting street protests, election rallies, and gatherings through on-site sketching, Charis Loke speaks about the importance of drawing - for anyone, everyone - as a way to bear witness and be in the world. 

Charis Loke is an illustrator and educator based in Penang. Drawing upon literature and visual culture, she evokes wonder and curiosity through stories. She's also Comics + Illustrations Editor at New Naratif where she commissions and works with Southeast Asian artists.

A former resident artist at Rimbun Dahan, Charis also makes illustrated microfiction inspired by SEA when she's not working on publishing or nonprofit projects. She designs geeky baju, sketched the 14th General Elections, and explained asexuality by way of sambal. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and shown at Light Grey Art Lab as well as other galleries around the world.

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Creatures of Near Kingdom - and their return

@ VOL 10 ON JUL 27, 2019

Zedeck Siew is a writer based in Port Dickson. He has been a journalist, essayist, editor, and game designer. He writes short fiction in English and translates from Malay. Creatures of Near Kingdoms is his first book.

His talk is about writing a book about Port Dickson, Malaysia -- and bringing it home.

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Archives Facilitating Knowledge Production

@ VOL 10 ON JUL 27, 2019

Ezrena Marwan is a graphic designer specializing in identity, web and print design. Ezrena is one of the founding members of Malaysia Design Archive. She talks about archives facilitating knowledge production, literacy and power dynamics in visual culture - particularly in graphic design.

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