Now a firmly established event in Dundee’s diary, Pecha Kucha Night was back on Tuesday 22nd May 2012 for round three! Part of the cultural culinary fest that was Ignite Dundee, PKN brought the 200 strong audience more creative genius, insightful chat, sore face belly laughs and much more!
The mash-up of PKN presenters (and audiences!) have been brilliant – the special format gives everyone an equal platform to speak about the stuff they love/loathe, but in a speedy, straight-to-the-point kind of way!
Read everyone’s views, tweets and feedback over on our Storify account, here.
PKN Presenters included….
Maurizio Mucciola is an architect.
He studied in Milan and New York, at Columbia University.
He worked at OMA in Rotterdam.
And since 2009 he is at Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo.
He is the Project Leader for the V&A at Dundee.
And with the rest of the K.K.A.A. design team he’s now in Scotland to finalise the design of the project. @VADundee
Yann Seznec is a musician, sound designer, artist, and entrepreneur living in Edinburgh. His work focuses on creating innovative, accessible, and fun musical interfaces, sound art, software, installations, and more. He is founder of Lucky Frame, a company specializing in fun and intuitive musical software. @amazingrolo
Hazel White is Programme Director of the new Master of Design for Services at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Hazel and her students use design to ‘help people do the things they want to do, better’. Recent projects include work with NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). @HazeloneWhite
Fraser Reid is the owner of Fraser’s Fruit & Veg, a greengrocer based in the heart of the Perth Road in Dundee. He started the shop at the age of 25 having previously worked at Dundee Rep and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Fraser’s Fruit & Veg was started with a simple idea to source and offer a wide variety of local produce to customers and to help customers have the ingredients to cook from fresh.
Jon Rogers: My life in digital years:
@LEDs – a kid from village near Oxford, England
@JANET – undergraduate elecrtonic engineering
@email – PhD digital neural nets
@google – Postdoc at RCA
@facebook – moved to Dundee
@twitter – set up Product Research group @ileddigital
Lindsey Gardiner is a bit of a promiscuous illustrator: she writes and illustrates children’s books; runs her own textile label ‘Quietly Eccentric'; and lecturers in Textile Design too. Her life mostly revolves around three of her main loves in life: drawing, books and dogs! Based at WASPS studios in Meadowmill, Lindsey spends most of her life there accompanied by her two little (high maintenance) dogs. Drawing and painting dogs and animals to her heart’s content, her work involves a lot of stress and countless deadlines, but she believes she has her ideal job! @lindseygardiner
Lyall Bruce is a graphic designer, illustrator, co-conspirator in Creative Dundee, director of Fleet Collective and part organiser of NEoN digital arts festival. He thinks Dundee is great and recently discovered he likes dogs and gardening. @lyallbruce
Gammamoth Productions are a video production company based in Dundee and Perthshire. They have been engaged in the process of restoring the decaying video library of the Maarhaysu Institute for a number of years. @gammamothproductions