Pecha Kucha at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

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Pecha Kucha at Clerkenwell Design Week - invite
The first golden wings of sum­mer spread over Clerkenwell Design Week 2012, a warm embrace gath­er­ing Pecha Kucha to it’s breast at the clos­ing night in the Farmiloe Building on St John’s Street.
The free beer and £1 off Sipsmith gin helped a little but mostly it was down to the weather, the exhib­it­ors and the organ­isers who, year after year, are mak­ing CDW into some­thing spe­cial: A ser­i­ous design week for people who are so ser­i­ous about design, they actu­ally think it should be enjoyed.

On the balcony at Pecha Kucha night during Clerkenwell Design Week 2012
Devised by he Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham to stop designers and architects from talking for too long about their beautiful projects, the format allows the speakers to talk about any subject they choose using 20 slides shown for exactly 20 seconds each in sequence. Results range from profound to hilarious and include most points in-between.

7 o’clock slipped by and the yard filled up with people as our chosen ten assembled on the bal­cony for PK3.

:: Christopher Turner ::

Christopher Turner, master of ceremonies, Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Icon magazine editor Christopher Turner was Master of Ceremonies for the even­ing…

:: Anthony Dickens ::

Anthony Dickens at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Anthony Dickens, designer. Exhibited the Tekio light­ing install­a­tion in the front win­dow of the Farmiloe Building. Designed Origami tables, Anglepoise Fifty, and the nifty Veuve Clicquot Rickshaw.  @AnthonyDickens

:: Marc Krusin ::

Marc Krusin at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Marc Krusin, design man­ager at Piero Lissoni, has worked with Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Knoll, and Wella.

:: Benjamin Hubert ::

Benjamin Hubert at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Benjamin Hubert, designer, pro­lific list of products and col­lab­or­a­tions includ­ing Aram, Cappellini, Casamania, Decode, De La Espada, Poltrona Frau, and Viaduct.  @benjaminhubert1

:: Nigel Coates ::

Nigel Coates at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Nigel Coates, archi­tect, interior and product designer, respons­ible for the Geffrye Museum exten­sion, a clutch of iconic exhib­i­tions and Tokyo bars, worked with Alessi, Fornasetti, Ceramica Bardelli, Fratelli Boffi, Poltronova, Slamp and Varaschin. Wikipedia has a page on him.  @Nedflex

:: Annabelle Filer ::

Annabelle Filer at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Annabelle Filer formed SCIN with Graham Cox in 2004 and have recently moved the amaz­ing lib­rary, together with their vast know­ledge of mater­i­als and sur­faces, to Morelands on Old Street.  @mater­i­als­gir

:: Phil Coffey ::

Phil Coffey at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Phil Coffey, archi­tect, cre­ator of clean, low-fat designs, worked at Ian Ritchie Architects before form­ing Coffey Architects in 2005, win­ner of the 2011 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize.  @PhilCoffey

:: William Knight ::

William Knight at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
William Knight, event dir­ector, recently appoin­ted by new own­ers Media10 to rein­vig­or­ate the 100% Design show in 2012. He was poached from London Design Festival where he was deputy.  @williamknight2

:: Kevin Haley ::

Kevin Haley at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Kevin Haley, designer, co-founder of Aberrant Architecture, a multi-dis­cip­lin­ary design play­ground and think-tank. Created the delight­ful Small Coal Man’s Tiny Travelling Theatre in St John’s for CDW2012.  @aberrantarch

:: Peter Murray ::

Peter Murray at Pecha Kucha at CDW2012
Peter Murray, archi­tect, pub­lisher, writer, dir­ector of LFA, founder of Blueprint, wears more hats than I care to list here. Amazingly, they all seem to fit him. Find him on Wikipedia, LinkedIn and @PGSMurray.

The Farmiloe Buiding is a favour­ite of mine and makes a pretty good Pecha Kucha London venue — hope to see another one here!

Pecha Kucha was hosted by Modus at The Farmiloe Building, 34 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY on Thursday 24 May 2012, part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2012. Words & Photos: © 2012 Ken Sparkes. All Rights Reserved.

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