Creative Dundee

PechaKucha Night Dundee Vol.12

Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 12 took place on Tuesday 26th May 2015 and had more super fast talks given by folks doing interesting stuff. Part of the global PKN family, the night also gave everyone the chance to shout out what they had coming up!

For the fourth year, PKN was part of Ignite Dundee, a celebration of all things creative and cultural happening across the city, during the month of May – including shows, exhibitions, workshops and more.

A huge thanks to graphic designer, Martin Baillie for the excellent PKN illustration – go #PKN_DND !

Adam Lockhart PKN

Adam Lockhart is a leading specialist in archiving and conservation of artists’ video. He has worked on a number of research projects in this field at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Central St Martin, College of Art & Design. He has worked as curator, co-curator and consultant for places such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art. He is also a musician/producer and is a member of the bands Man Without Machines, Spare Snare and The Devotional Ensemble.

Chris Alexander PKN

Chris Alexander is a Designer, Researcher, Academic and Maker. When he is not lecturing in design based subjects you might find him knee deep in design based research books and journals or in his man-cave (studio) either designing, sculpting, modelling, moulding, casting, painting, 3d printing or laser cutting something odd under the guise of Creo Design. @creodesign

Chris Scott

Chris Scott is a photographer based in Dundee, his passion is capturing the beauty of life through his lens. Whether it’s a curious look passing over someone’s face, the hustle and bustle of a busy street, or one of life’s big moments, Chris loves how photography freezes a split second in time and records it forever. @scotastic

Claire Dow PKN

Claire Dow is a theatre and projects producer based in Dundee. Her favourite events combine people, shared experiences and fun. @DowClaire

Gemma Connell PKN

Gemma Connell is the Artistic Director of The Artifact, curating performance, directing movement and producing arts events and research. She recently left her full time job in the arts to pursue this, want wants to talk to you about happiness and becoming the architect of your own life. @ArtifactTweets

Hazel Saunderson PKN

Hazel Saunderson has recently joined the National Museums Scotland as a Digital Media Content Creator. She has developed a creative approach to communications, whilst working to promote a number of venues in Scotland. When not in the office, she still enjoys exploring the space between art, design and writing. Recently, this has involved creating print work as part of Dundee Print Collective, volunteering with the local artist-led space Generator Projects and helping to organise events such as The Dundee Sustainability Jam and Fun a Day Dundee Exhibition. @Hazler_06

Jonathan Reeve PKN

Jonathan Reeve is an Architect for the award winning Voigt Partnership in Arbroath. A graduate from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, has worked on wide range of projects from a tiny balcony to multi-million pound housing development, currently specializing in bespoke house extensions and private-houses.

Kelly Marr PKN

Kelly Marr will give an insight into her experience in learning about Dundee’s discoveries as part of a public art project. As an Australian who fell in love with this city 20 years ago, Kelly has found that the more she has learned about Dundee’s history the more curious she has become. Kelly has visited primary schools all over the city and the reactions from the children when she talks about Dundee’s Discoveries have been some of the most satisfying experiences of her life.

Kat Kjellström Corbet PKN

Kat Kjellström Corbet is a visiting researcher at the University of Life, truthsayer and clutter clearer. Kat conducts her life as one big experiment. She constantly monitors her own emotions, thoughts and behaviour in the hope of detecting any potential causality between these variables and her actual lived experiences. Having identified an area of her life which clearly needs tweaking, she’ll consciously challenge herself to transform her least appealing habits (such as ignoring her overflowing e-mail inbox) into more life-affirming behavioural choices (e.g. deleting the entire contents of her inbox unread and then treating herself to a takeaway flat white and some cake). She delights in sharing her successes and failures with anyone who’s willing to listen.

Malcolm Murdoch PKN

Malcolm Murdoch is a graphic designer working out of Glasgow. He also recently started working on his first novel, and is a veteran of the Swedish Hardcore Punk scene.

Rob Morrison PKN

Rob Morrison is the founder of TAKTAL, a Glasgow-based agency that produces creative projects to connect people with spaces. With roots in architecture, events and space management, TAKTAL collaborates with artists, cultural organisations and property owners to initiate the creative use of space. This can range from one-off events to long-term engagement with regeneration projects. TAKTAL’s current projects include The Whisky Bond, The Glue Factory and new research project Agile City. @TAKTAL_

Lyall Bruce PKN

Lyall Bruce is a designer, illustrator and member of Fleet Collective. He’s also a fellow director of Creative Dundee and spends most Pecha Kuchas hiding behind the curtain. Lyall has recently been out in Japan and talks about meeting the Pecha Kucha mothership and visiting Kengo Kuma’s studios amongst other things. @sooperdd


Date: Tues 26th May 2015

Time: 7 – 10pm 

Place: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee

Event hashtag: #PKN_DND


What is Pecha Kucha Night?

If you’ve not been to Pecha Kucha Night Dundee before, then all we can say is come along and try it out. PKN is part of a massive global network, which you can find out more about here. You get to hear from around 12 diverse individuals who speak about whatever they like, and it’s a speedy format – presenters have 20 images and 20 secs per image – so just under 7 mins, which means you hear a lot of interesting, though-provoking, often inspiring stuff.

Pecha Kucha Nights* were originally started back in 2003 in Tokyo, as an event for creatives to meet, network, and talk about their work in public. Since then Pecha Kucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, has spread internationally running in over 800 cities across the world. The much loved and respected format is relaxed, simple and enjoyable, with something for everyone – presenters have 6 minutes 40 seconds to show and talk through their 20 images, each for just 20 seconds – this keeps things fast and fun!

* Pecha Kucha was devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture. The PKN Dundee event is organised and hosted by Creative Dundee.


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