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Since its first edition in 2003, Pecha Kucha nights have invited thousands of people involved in design, art and architecture to share their ideas and lend some inspiration to 700 cities across the globe.
Devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to SuperDeluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi, and to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas. The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events across the world.
In 2009 and 2010, we partnered with The Small Print to present 60 speakers from varying disciplines to share stories, tales and tidbits. After a short break, we partnered with Totally Dublin in 2015 to bring back Pecha Kucha Dublin with 40 presenters featuring some of Irelands most creative.
Check out our speakers from the 2009 and 2010 series below and make sure to check out the recordings!
Pecha Kucha Night #1: 16 July 2009
Conor & David, Designers / Culturstruction, Architecture / Cian Hallinan, Journalist / BRENB, Illustrator / Fountainhead, Digital / Gisele Scanlon, Author / Now What?, Architecture / Thinkhouse, PR Agency / TAKA, Architecture / Will St Leger, Artivist
Pecha Kucha Night #2: 10 September 2009
Róise Goan, Absolute Fringe Director / Alan Clarke, Illustrator / Eoghan Kidney, Director / Alan Phelan, Artist / Mike Haslam, Solearth / Richard Gilligan, Photographer / Kaethe Burt-O’Dea, desireland / Scott Burnett, Studio Aad / Dominic Stevens, Architect / Ali Grehan, Dublin City Architect
Pecha Kucha Night #3: 5 November 2009
Aisling Farinella, Fashion Stylist / Alan Mee, Urban Agenda / Brian Coldrick, Illustrator / D.A.D.D.Y., Animators / James Kelleher, Journalist / Karl Toomey, Graphic Designer / Michelle Fagan, FKL Architects / Mick Wilson, Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media / The guys behind Movember, Charity Innovators / Peter Kelly, Blueprint Magazine (UK)
Pecha Kucha Night #4 (in aid of Haiti): 4 February 2010
Brian Ward, Lecturer in Architecture, DIT / Detail, Graphic Designers / Elizabeth Hatz, Architect and Curator of ev+a / Gemma Tipton, Writer on Art and Architecture / Hugh Campbell, Professor of Architecture, UCD / Ivan Twohig, Artist / Keith Walsh, Lord of t-shirts / New Graphic, Graphic Designers / Steve Simpson, Illustrator
Pecha Kucha Night #5: 1 April 2010
Andrew Griffin, JDS Architects / Areaman, Film Makers / Willie White, Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre / Sarah Lowry, Textile Designer / Cliona O’Flaherty, Photographer / Unthink, Graphic Designers / Seamus Nolan, Artist / Laura Harty + Kirstie Smeaton, Architecture / Designing Dublin, Learntank / Vaari Claffey, Independent Curator + Director of Gracelands
Pecha Kucha Night #6: 3 June 2010
Aidan Kelly, Photographer / Arsheen Qasim + Anahita Tabarsi, Daydreamer / Theresa Nanigian, Artist / Andreas Pettersson, Photographer / Maxim Laroussi, Architecture Republic / Hugo Lamont, Architecture / Angela Scanlon, Fashion Blogger / Sharon Hearne-Smith, Food Stylist / Conor Creighton, Writer / For The Love Of…, Art Collective / Tom dePaor, Architecture / Bob Gray, Red & Grey Design / Gerard Whelan, Art Director / Hugh Cooney, Artist / Jonathan Legge, Designer / Jonathan Lynn, Anewspace / Le Cool Dublin, Publisher / Rory O’Connor, The Creativity Hub / Sophie Broadbent, Jewellery / Steve Doogan, Illustrator
Naoise Nunn was living in Belfast, working odd jobs after finishing a politics degree before doing a “little bit of work” on Sky Cat Laughs comedy festival in 1996.
A design agency with their finger in all of the creative pies: architecture, furniture, exhibition making and photography.