Pecha Kucha Nights run in over 900 cities around the world, they’re a quick-fire way of hearing from people across the city and beyond, and tickets generally go fast…
At Pecha Kucha Night Dundee we have 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, thought-provoking and inspiring stuff with an audience 300+ people it’s a great night out.
Our regular ‘spread the word’ feature on the night gives anyone the chance to grab the mic and shout out the events and opportunities they have coming up.
A huge thanks to Katie Guthrie for the incredible PKN artwork. Check out her website to view more of her designs.
Professor Dame Sue Black is Director of the Queen’s Award winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee and Director of the £10M Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science. Sue is a forensic anthropologist and an anatomist and advisor to the Home Office and Interpol on issues pertaining to forensic anthropology in disaster victim identification (DVI). She is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a certified expert in forensic anthropology. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo, a DBE for her services to forensic anthropology in 2016, is the lifetime honorary Professor of Anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy and has received many awards including the Fletcher of Saltoun award for her contribution to Scottish culture, the Jephcott gold medal for scientific advancement and the Lucy Mair medal for humanitarian assistance. She also holds two police commendations for her forensic casework.
Lee Ivett is the founder of Baxendale, a participatory architecture firm based in Glasgow. The practice undertakes socially-focused projects encouraging public participation and self-build processes. Last year Lee was selected for inclusion in New Architects 3; a publication from the Architecture Foundation that profiles the best architects to have emerged in the UK over the past 10 years. Lee also teaches at the Glasgow School of Art. @baxendale_dco
Miles Harrison works in leadership and organisation/governance development and is an independent meeting facilitator. He has particular expertise and experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors. He’s a keen fan of the outdoors (a key reason for moving to Scotland in 1998), and has climbed mountains in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
Joe Kahlo is an Urban Bee Keeper, in the beginning of an exciting new world, in the life of Bees. In partnership with the Bees, Joe makes candles, soap and educates people on the importance of bees and creates empathy between humans and the Bee family. The trials and tribulations of a novice Bee Keeper. Follow your dreams, find your passion, fuel your mindset and DO IT!
Chris Duffy is the founder and curator of The Auchtermuchty Food Museum; a project he created to share the collection of food related photographs, books, manuscripts and eating related ephemera he has gathered over the past 25 years. Through exhibition, publication and events he aims to contribute to the dialogue about our food, and its place in our culture, history and future. The collection features a very broad range of material including artworks, printed cookbooks from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, 1970s cookery cards and periodicals, personal manuscript recipes from people of all backgrounds, novels, picture books, photographs of people cooking and eating and archive material from leading figures in the world of food and drink, including the Fanny Cradock Archive. @MuchtyFood
Chris Marr is the founder of Content Marketing Agency, the UK’s largest content marketing membership organisation. Working with a variety of businesses across the globe, Chris is passionare about the use of content marketing to set businesses apart from the competition. @chrismarr101
Cally Booker is a Dundee-based designer, weaver, teacher and writer. She is also a mathematician, cat lover, and immediate past president of /Complex Weavers/, a non-profit organisation run by weavers around the world to encourage curiosity and innovation in weaving. @bonnyclaith
Charis Robertson is the Assistant Director of Hot Chocolate Trust, an innovative grassroots youth work organisation in Dundee. She’s particularly interested at the moment in the impacts and ethics of storytelling. She also spends a fair bit of time reflecting on the nature of suffering. She’s a real hoot at dinner parties. @charis_robbo @HotChocoTrust
Mark Urban is a member of St. Kilda Mailboat. Haystack Monolith is his new solo project. With his modest, Nylon strung guitar and occasional electronics, he hatches myths, sagas and fanciful tales. STRIPPED BACK. FULLY CLAD. DELICIOUSLY SURREAL and totally committed to opening small oddly shaped doors, shining lights under damp boulders and looking up in to the rain. The future is glorious!
The Nethergate Writers are a group of poets and storytellers based in and around Dundee. They meet on a regular basis to share and discuss their work. An antidote to procrastination, the group provides support and encouragement for each other to commit their ideas to paper. @NGWriters
Francis Cummings was a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and has worked extensively with some of the most eminent conductors and soloists of our generation; appearing in festivals throughout the world. Francis was also a founding member of the Goldberg Ensemble, a chamber group dedicated to the performance of contemporary music. Nowadays he is the Director of Music for Sistema Scotland, a children’s charity dedicated to the social transformation of communities through the delivery of a high- quality music education programme. @sistemascotland
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.
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 900 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.