A Flurry of Pecha Kuchas!
During this PK session, we heard from Harris Tweed’s Mark Hogarth, Creative Dundee’s Lyall Bruce, Make Works Fi Scott, illustrator Alice Dansey-Wright and Velocity’s Ben Spencer. Verity McIntosh’s great talk on the exciting pervasive media work they are doing in Bristol, is coming soon.
A lively, audience interactive Pecha Kucha presentation, a first for Dundee Pecha Kucha Nights, from Lyall Bruce, Director, Creative Dundee celebrated and profiled collaborative projects in Dundee including Skill Share, Fun A Day, Service Jam, Vanilla Ink’s End of Year Show, the Tin Roof Social Club, Oxjam, Neon Digital Arts Festival, We Dundee and Other a horror game developed by Quartic Llama, the National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep and Dundee based writers, musicians and actors.
Mark Hogarth, Creative Director of Harris Tweed Hebrides, part of the team that have been credited with transforming the unique heritage industry via high-end fashion collaborations with brands including Topshop, Converse, Schott NYC on the Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket, Nigel Cabourn on the Mallory Jacket and Scottish designers such as Deryck Walker and Judy R Clark, explained, ‘Harris Tweed is just a fabric we need these people. We need to collaborate with higher designers it is our interface to public perception and ultimately branding.’
Make Works‘ own Fi Scott visited 120 factories in Scotland to better connect the creative industry with making. Describing themselves as a ‘manufacturing dating service’ the team will launch The Make Works Directory in 2014 which draws on their Make Works Tour and documents the collaboration process between designers and manufacturers from the tour’s residency programme.
Ben Spencer, VELOCITY Producer – a cultural response to the impact of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through a public art programme. Itself a partnership, Velocity’s key role is to broker collaborations across new and unexpected partnership in the public sector.
Glasgow-based Illustrator of much goodness, Alice Dansey-Wright whose collaborative projects include with the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Art and most recently as one of 25 collaborators as part of the Create:Eat’ collaborative dining experience reflected, ‘Collaboration has allowed me to share skills, improve my work, be part of something more high profile, reach a new audience and work with someone in another country.’
Photos from the night can be found here.