January 20th, 2008

While preparation is on the first evening of Pecha Kucha Brussels for November 20th, 2007 (see herafter for some speakers), the second evening line-up is taking shape. Here are some of them:

Takashi Ikegami – Complex Systems & Artificial Life, Univ. of Tokyo
François Jégou – strategic design scenarios & Sustainable Everyday Project
Paolo Sacchettini – Torsen & car testing on frozen lakes
Jan van den Bergh – Boondoggle, ex iMerge, web design agency
Rob Van Kranenburg – RFID and cultural operator
Olu Vandebusche – Textile research and consultancy for the visually challenged
Joannes Vandermeulen – archaeologist turned user experience bureau business manager of Namahn
Angelo Vermeulen – biologist, artist, video gamer, performer, DJ
Bernard Yslaire – graphic novelist – “le XXème ciel”, bande dessinée


Nov. 20th, 2007 – Line-up

More speakers to come, more partners to come, links and bios to come … but have already a feel of the line-up !

Transdisciplinary evenings in Brussels

Pecha Kucha, a Japanese expression for the sound of conversation, is a series of “show and tell evenings” for designers, architects, artists, creatives, … started by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo.
Since 2003, groups have sprung up in cities all over the world (over 80 so far) and adopted the Pecha Kucha format: each presenter has 20 slides which are displayed for 20 seconds each.

Pecha Kucha Brussels is launched and organized by Alok Nandi, Architempo, in connection with the Point of View {creativity*conversation} activities.

Partners of Pecha Kucha Brussels include Crosstalks/VUB, Convergences, Best of, Flanders Fashion Institute, …

Will be speaking amongst others on the first evening, November 20th, 2007
Bud Blumenthal – choreographer & dancer
Salvatore Bono – architect Buro2networks
Thierry Brunfaut – BaseDesign
Walter De Brouwer – Pajama Nation
Aureia Harvey & Michael Samyn – Tale of Tales
Jan Kriekels – JAGA
Maja Kuzmanovic – fo.am
Giovanna Massoni – independent curator
Francis Metzger – Ma² / Metzger et Associés Architecture
Kristof Michiels & Peter Schelkens – Living Lab Brussels
François Pachet – CSL Sony Lab Paris
Paolo Pellizzari – photographer
Diane Steverlynck – designer