Design Event presents PechaKucha Volume 6 in association with Northern Architecture and NEPA
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN PECHA KUCHA AND WHO CAME ALONG TO WATCH - A GREAT NIGHT WAS HAD BY ALL!
PechaKucha brings together top creative and inspirational speakers who will share their design ideas, work and passions within the confines of 20 images each shown for 20 seconds.
Global phenomenon PechaKucha, which originates from Japan, celebrates creative talent. With no briefing sessions presentations will be as weird and wonderful as the speakers want, often ranging from things that inspire them form holiday snaps to favourite books, to things they cannot stand.
Sasa Savic was born in the former Yugoslavia, and in 1994 moved to UK. After studying photography, followed by History of Art, he took a career in advertising photography, working for clients such as Nike, Berghaus, Electrolux, and Pepsi Co, while also exhibiting his personal work in galleries across Britain.
His latest project is a commission by the Bosnia and Herzegovina tourist board and a design agency Pauza (www.pauza.ba). The aim of the photography is to change the current image from a war torn country to one of a tourist paradise.
Richard Hollinshead is the Director of Newcastle-based Grit & Pearl LLP, an agency that provides creative projects, public art and design guidance throughout the North of England and Southern Scotland. He is an artist with a BA, MA and PhD in Fine Art, and continues to develop personal projects as an integrated component of his role at Grit & Pearl. His theme for the Pecha Kucha event is the development of artistic responses to scientific research, specifically in relation to the Science Central regeneration scheme for the former Newcastle Brewery site.
Noma Bar was due to speak but has had to cancel due to a chickenpox outbreak in the Bar household. Noma studied graphic design and typography at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design and has been based in London since 2001. In 2003, Noma received his first national magazine commission from Time Out London, and since then he has worked for an array of media clients, including the BBC, Random House, The Observer and Wallpaper. His two stunning and highly acclaimed books, The Many Faces of Noma Bar and Negative Space have become a must have for design school library's and tutors.
Noma’s work is characterised by bold forms that elegantly blend juxtapositions and double-meanings, with results that are often both political and humorous. Noma says; “I am after the maximum communication with minimum elements”.
Craig Van Bedaf, in collaboration with his fellow director, Andy Dolby, set up pod architecture in 2007. The practice provides a highly focused, responsive and solution based service for clients, having evolved as a practice with rare vision in which the seamless integration of urban design, architecture, planning and landscape is a fundamental belief. The practice enjoys positive relationships with a diverse portfolio of clients, including national, regional and local developers and landowners from the residential, commercial, retail, leisure, and education sectors
Dr Nathaniel Coleman is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University. Having first studied at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, he holds BFA and BArch degrees from RISD, a MUP degree from the CUNY Program in Urban Design, and MSc and PhD degrees from UPenn. Previously, Coleman practiced in New York and Rome. A recipient of Graham Foundation and British Academy grants, Coleman’s research concerns the problematic of Utopia in relation to architecture history, theory, and design, and the city. Author of Utopias and Architecture, he has published nationally and internationally in edited books and journals.
Paul Scott is well known for his research into printed vitreous surfaces, and his characteristic blue and white artworks in glazed ceramic, Paul Scott was the first Norma Lipman Senior Research Fellow in the Fine Art Department, Newcastle University. He was recently awarded a doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University, and is currently a visiting Professor at the Specialised Art Academy (KHIB) in Bergen, Norway.
Recent commissions have included work for the Shipley Art Gallery, Northern Print Studios and the Hanoi Mosiac Mural. Artworks can be found in public collections around the globe – including the V&A London, National Museum, Stockholm and The Museum of Art and Design New York. He is Vice-Chair of the Artists Information Company, a founder member of AIR - the largest ever representative body for artists in the UK - and co-chair of its Council.'
Richard Wheater is an artist using performance and installation to discuss our relationship with the natural environment. Recent work remains loyal to his fascination with glass and neon. Work can be seen in current touring exhibitions by the Crafts Council and Jerwood Contemporary Makers. In 2008 he represented Britain at the European Glass Biennale, and in 2009 was nominated for the Northern Art Prize. A book was published in 2010 by Yorkshire Sculpture Park on his latest major project ‘Them And Us’. Wheater set up and manages the company Neon Workshops.
Lalya Gaye is a HCI/Interaction Design researcher, digital media artist and teacher, who works in multidisciplinary projects at the convergence of art, technology, and design. Lalya's work explores the poetic integration of digital technology into everyday environments, behaviours, urban space, clothing garments and other everyday artefacts, with a low-tech prototyping approach. She also builds public art installations with various media such as steel, light and sound, takes part in various audio experiments in urban space, and organizes cross-disciplinary sound-oriented workshops and small festivals.
Lalya received a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Geneva, a M.Sc.Eng. in Electroacoustics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, worked several years at the Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute, in Göteborg, and teached at the Interaction Design programme at the IT-University in Göteborg. She was recently a Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, USA), before joining Culture Lab Newcastle in 2010. She is also a member of the Swedish art group Dånk! Collective, and is finishing a Ph.D. thesis in Applied Information Technology that she will defend at the University of Göteborg, Sweden. At Culture Lab, Lalya is a RA in the Creative Media team of the SiDE (Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) project, where she explores creative potentials of digital media for social inclusion.
Nancy Corbett: With over 20 years experience as a landscape architect both in the UK and abroad Nancy Corbett joined Space in 2007 to establish their environment team. She is currently collaborating with other design professionals in the delivery of new landscapes for Durham University, Cumbria County Council, the National Trust and Education Leeds.
Tickets are £6 each (with complimentary drink) and are available from Live Theatre online and via the box office on (0191) 232 1232