Creative Dundee

PechaKucha Night Dundee Vol.1

Pecha Kucha Dundee joined the global family on 8th Nov 2011 and this first event saw 12 great, diverse and creative presenters talk about everything from urban meditation to snake charming kidnappers!

You can read more from the night here: Arigato Pecha Kucha Lovers…

PKN is a regular quarterly run night – if you are interested in getting involved – helping out, promoting or presenting, get in touch!

Philip Long PKN

Philip Long is Director of V&A Dundee, a groundbreaking project to establish an international centre for design on the banks of the River Tay. From 1998 until taking up post of Director at the V&A at Dundee, Philip Long was Senior Curator of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. From 2008 he also led the National Galleries of Scotland’s Artist Rooms project. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Rohan Gunatillake PKN

Rohan Gunatillake is a freelance innovation producer based in Glasgow. Rohan has a specialism in the cultural sector and is the lead producer at the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab. Among his other bits and pieces, he is helping design a unique regeneration project in Glasgow, is an associate of Buddhist Geeks and has just launched buddhify, the world’s first meditation app designed for modern life. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Kirsty Maguire PKN

Kirsty Maguire – As a 6th generation architect; history, heritage and looking to the future come together to create Kirsty’s inspiration and passion. As an eco architect, she designs low impact buildings, teaches students and professionals sustainable design at the forefront of the industry. She helps bring together materiality, local vernacular, modern design and high performance construction in Scotland and internationally, in the first and developing parts of the world. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Louise Ritchie PKN

Louise Ritchie is Visual Artist and Fine Art Post Graduate of DJCAD exhibiting widely throughout the UK and Europe. Louise is Vice President of SSA involving projects such as the Annual Exhibition, International Cultural Exchanges such as Bridges Mosty 2011 in Slovakia and is a creative facilitator working with organisations such as Angus Council , Dundee City Council and Ginkgo Projects. Louise has also jointly formed a Peer to Peer Visual Art Network called TRIGGER. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Gary Penn PKN

Gary Penn is an official Game Media Legend and industry veteran of some 25 years. In that time he’s enjoyed success in a diversity of roles such as writer, editor, consultant, voice actor, designer and director with a focus on magazines and games. He’s been a stimulating columnist for the likes of PC Gamer and Edge, a producer for Konami and BMG and, more recently, a creative force for good on original works such as GTA, Crackdown and now Quarrel. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Hilary Grant PKN

Hilary Grant is a textile designer, based in Dundee. She has had extensive professional experience working in textile design for fashion and in product development. Over the past year she has been developing her own product range and setting up in business. Hilary’s products can now be found in design shops and independent boutiques in the UK and internationally. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Andy Milligan PKN

Andy Milligan is an interior design researcher and Course Director of Interiors at DJCAD. He worked for Nicoll Russell Studios and for the Royal Incorporation for Architects in Scotland and in 2005 initiated the Interiors Forum Scotland. He has co-edt two books, ‘Thinking Inside the Box: a Reader for Interiors in the 21st C’ and of ‘Interior Tools Interior Tactics: Debates in Interior Theory & Practice’. Andy is the European Coordinator for GIDE, the Group for International Design Education. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Kate Pickering PKN

Kate Pickering is a Master of Design graduate from DJCAD. Since graduating Kate has been developing Vanilla Ink Studios, a space that will aid jewellery graduates in making the successful step into industry. Kate has worked with renowned jeweller Malcolm Appleby, telecommunications company T-Moblie and now teaches at Dundee University and DJCAD. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Dave Sapien PKN

Dave Sapien – Originally a fine artist in ceramics and sculpture, then moving in to the digital realm with animation, progressing into web technologies then on to game development. During a relative short career in the games industry, Dave has produced and released over 30 games and apps, one of which has earned a Golden Joystick nomination.  And more recently won “Best Experiential Event” at the Scottish Event Awards as part of Ingr3dients. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

Sink PKN

Sink are Danil Dumnov, accordion; Tim Ghost, Violin; and Leon, saxophone. The Edinburgh-based trio draw from Balkan classical and jazz traditions to create new and astonishing sounds. In collaboration with Tom De Majo, the artist of the PKN slides, they will hope to create a unique improvised work. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 1.

PechaKucha Night* was devised in Tokyo in 2003, as an event for creatives to meet, network and hear other creatives talk about their work. Since then it’s spread internationally, now running in over 440 cities across the world. The much loved format is relaxed, simple, enjoyable, with something for everyone – presenters show and talk through their 20 images, each for just 20 seconds.

PechaKucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. The PKN Dundee event is organised by Creative Dundee


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